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#1 proriin

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:32 AM

So i used to always use techpb, like everyday, but i quit playing paintball for a year due to private school. so im just wondering did techpb die? seems like not many videos posted like before, and the website seems dead


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:18 AM

I hate to be terse, but no, it didn't die.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:34 PM

It's super dead.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Its not full on dead but facebook is hurting both Techpb and Nation. Nation is still slightly more active because of the BST and the really long term established members. Techpb is just much smaller than it once was. 


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:43 PM

It's like the fat kid with diabetes that's still stuffing donuts in his face. He's still around but not in the best of health.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:21 PM

Absolutely. I remember back a few years I'd get on chat and there would always be 10-15+ people on around 5-6pm. Now there's almost nobody in chat anymore let alone the forums. I don't even know what happened.. the numbers just began to dwindle.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

At least I'm here now :)


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:54 PM

TechPB wont go away.  Ever.  As long as there are paintball events, there will be TechPB'ers at the FRONT!


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

"Bring outtt your deaddd"

 

Yeah, I'd say it's pretty dead, kinda like what happened with the spec. ops forums. It was pretty big at one time and within like a year it died out. I always liked these forums, so I hope it can be revived somehow. 

 

 

 


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

Facebook and youtube killed/are killing forums.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

It's defiantly gone down hill, I think the nation is growing a tiny bit, MacBook is still struggling though sadly

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:22 PM

Hes dead Jim...


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

Absolutely. I remember back a few years I'd get on chat and there would always be 10-15+ people on around 5-6pm. Now there's almost nobody in chat anymore let alone the forums. I don't even know what happened.. the numbers just began to dwindle.

Doesn't help that new chat doesn't work.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:20 AM

New chat works.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:10 AM

Facebook and youtube killed/are killing forums.

how did they

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Facebook and youtube killed/are killing forums.

how did they

People no longer need to ask questions on forums because they have YouTube videos showing them. Also, Facebook is killing b/s/t because everyone just does business of Facebook.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Well fun fact, we didn't really all die. A lot of us went to facebook. We have a group there. Newbies ask questions all the time. For me nothing has really changed. If anything, facebook has made it easier for me to give advice because it is easier to use.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

Go away Jawz.


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 05:29 PM

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

Pred and I are the same person. 


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>being Dev.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

It's really been circling the drain even since this thread was started. I hope everyone is outside playing paintball. There's 2 people on now including me  and I'm old and outside the target demographic for the forum.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

Still here. I just think Facebook and Youtube are taking over the paintball community.


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

Instagram has huge bst pages going on, it much easier than creating a forum account, that's why everyone goes to facebook and such. Also forums can be pretty scary when first joining. And I also meant mcarterbrown is also struggling. It just has more old school supporters. Icd owners is DEAD

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

Why did Techpb drop the paintball videos category?...



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:07 AM

I don't think it got dropped, I think they just merged videos into Paintball Chatter.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

Why did Techpb drop the paintball videos category?...

 

 

I don't think it got dropped, I think they just merged videos into Paintball Chatter.

 

We consolidated the forums. As unfated33 stated that is all that occurred. Trying to get the activity up too many sub forums on mobile did not work well. they were often hidden and made the forums not as user friendly. So this is the main reason for the consolidation.



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

Ok, good, I was worried I was posting my videos in the wrong place now... So I stopped posting them... Will continue posting in chatter. 



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:58 PM

Day 1 member here, been lurking lately thinking that it looked dead unfortunatley. I remember the day we broke the 400-something members online record! I Miss Tech-PB, the forum and Mike's videos. Definintley have to start getting back into paintball again.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

Dang. I haven't been on here in forever I remember when I spent so much time on Tech PB. It's sad to see it somewhat dead.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

Dang. I haven't been on here in forever I remember when I spent so much time on Tech PB. It's sad to see it somewhat dead.

 

You are still alive? wow I have not been posting much at all but I remember so many guys just fell of the face of the earth. 


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

Yeah I haven't played in a year I just couldn't afford to and school had to be my number one priority. But now that I have a good paying job I'm considering coming back. So many people are gone from this forum and all my friends have lost interest. Very sad to see, maybe we will all make a comeback.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:40 PM

I have played a grand total of wait for it. 5 Times this year. On track for another one or two then done again. Been busy with other things. 


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:42 PM

I guess the poor ballers club died :-(

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:53 PM

Im not poor anymore just kinda transitioning a bit. Real Life has a way of changing a man. Actually considering selling my Insight that I literially just got because I have realized how little she's going to be played. 


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

I mainly just use the techpb Facebook group now
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

It's like the fat kid with diabetes that's still stuffing donuts in his face. He's still around but not in the best of health.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:35 AM

I remember when this site was bumping haha. I would post a topic and have a few pages full of comments in minutes. Its kinda sad to me to log on after not checking the site for 6 or so months and seeing how dead it is. Everybodys right though the internet is way different now than it was back in like 2009-2011 when i remember techpb was killing it. Mike was making a lot more videos back then too.


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:11 PM

I'm also guilty of not being here as much as I used too. Trying to get ahead in life has a way of putting things on the back burner...it sucks...hopefully I'll be able to buy another setup soon and get to play a couple more times before then end of the year.

 

 

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

The BST is pretty sad, I put the same marker here and on PBN, I got an offer within five minutes there, and not a single offer here



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 01:05 AM

I think the biggest detriment to Techpb is that the core group of members is in a transition stage in their lives. A lot of guys that used to be on here all the time while they were in High-School are now transitioning into college and real life. 


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:44 AM

I think the biggest detriment to Techpb is that the core group of members is in a transition stage in their lives. A lot of guys that used to be on here all the time while they were in High-School are now transitioning into college and real life. 

 

 

I agree with this. I'm in this boat.

 

Last year this time, I was at the field atleast 2 times a week, every week, buying stuff or trading stuff on bst, and staying on top of it. But now, I work 40+ hour weeks. Priority's shifted, and the lady friend enjoys hiking more than paintball. 



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:25 PM

 

I think the biggest detriment to Techpb is that the core group of members is in a transition stage in their lives. A lot of guys that used to be on here all the time while they were in High-School are now transitioning into college and real life. 

 

 

I agree with this. I'm in this boat.

 

Last year this time, I was at the field atleast 2 times a week, every week, buying stuff or trading stuff on bst, and staying on top of it. But now, I work 40+ hour weeks. Priority's shifted, and the lady friend enjoys hiking more than paintball. 

 

Guess its time for "my generation" to take over



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:04 PM

I think the biggest detriment to Techpb is that the core group of members is in a transition stage in their lives. A lot of guys that used to be on here all the time while they were in High-School are now transitioning into college and real life. 

Yup. Pretty much what happened here.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:59 PM

Between Nursing school and working full time my boat is full. I am on here when I feel like killing some time but thats pretty much it. 


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