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Archer Dude
05-30-2008, 12:33 PM
I am new to the Martin forums joining about a month ago after I bought a Pantera.

I never received the email to get me set up with "permissions" but magically one day I was able to start a thread in the Tech section. I can also reply to the thread I started titled "My First Martin". Obviously I started this thread too.

However, I cannot reply to anyone elses threads and I cannot start a thread in any other section of the forums.

Would someone please help enable the permissions so I can post and interact freely.

I generally behave myself and honestly believe I may be of help to others over time.

I thought I could be of help to another guy posting today but I could not reply.

Best wishes.

bfisher
05-30-2008, 07:58 PM
I know I can't do it, but do welcome you to these forums. Be lookin forward to seeing your comments to see how much we differ about things. LOL>

bfisher
05-30-2008, 08:02 PM
While we're at it what's your name?

I'm Barry.

Flytier17 is Alec.

Montalaar isn't saying so I call him Monty.

Who else wants in on this?

Montalaar
05-31-2008, 02:17 AM
Montalaar is Simon. =)

And has won something in the ATblog contest btw. xD

dbd870
05-31-2008, 04:54 AM
I am Dave.

cdfirefighter1
05-31-2008, 11:56 AM
welcome to the site..im mark

bfisher
05-31-2008, 03:06 PM
Man, I can see this new Dude has done some good already. Now I actually know who some of you guys are. I like that. Now we can get personal about stuff when we're picking on someone. LOL.

Montalaar
05-31-2008, 04:21 PM
Yeah!

Where is Dianahood btw?

Archer Dude
05-31-2008, 05:44 PM
I'm Rich.

No, unfortunately not in money, just in name. LOL

Best wishes.

Archer Dude
05-31-2008, 05:53 PM
Hey,

What is this Member, Junior Member, Senior Member stuff below everyones user name.

At 53 years old, this is the first time anyone has called me junior anything for a while. LOL

Maybe this junior designation is why I cannot interact with other threads or send PMs or emails.

At any rate, the limitations sure make it difficult to join the team and develop relationships.

I have not experienced this elsewhere so maybe Martin is just very protective of their sight.

Oh well, I guess I will check back occasioinally to see if I get the full invitation some day.

Best wishes.

dbd870
05-31-2008, 06:06 PM
It has to do with the number of posts.

flytier17
05-31-2008, 09:17 PM
yeah, used to strike me as funny. I post, and I see my senior member status. I have only been in archedry for 3 years, and i have a ton of head knowledge, but comparitively little experience. I see Sceptermans posts, who is a vastly more experienceds archer than I, and he is only a junior member:D Gives me a sense ow authority;) AAAHHH well, only online, eh?

Montalaar
06-01-2008, 02:38 AM
Uh, same here.

Joined just some months ago and now i am full of stuff about archery. Shot recurve for almost 8 years before that and have been never interested for something in this.

Archer Dude
06-02-2008, 05:58 AM
It is kinda tough to get my posts up if I cannot post on anything but my own threads.

Catch 22 I guess. I must be too old cause I just don't get it.

Best wishes from junior. LOL

bfisher
06-02-2008, 09:25 AM
OK Dude, I found something that might help. You gotta do the leg work though. Bring up the main page. At the bottom of the forum lists there is a " View Forum Leaders". Click on that and you'll get a list of moderators and admin. Try PMing or better yet Email one of them and see if they get back to you.

PUG is a customer service rep with Martin. I'd try the email as I don't think they get on here much.

Hope this helps.

Barry

Archer Dude
06-02-2008, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the tip but it just isn't worth begging for access.

Very little comes up on this forum anyway; probably because all the new users are locked out of most of it. Duh.

Maybe I will see some of you guys over on the PSE forum where my call name is boxguy2. Say hi from the Martin forum if you notice me over there.

Lots of stuff is happening over there and everyone is treated equally with equal access to all.

I guess PSE is willing to take the risks that an occasional black sheep will get in; and they do. Still, they can easily terminate someone that gets out of order.

I was really hoping to get involved over here since I own a Martin bow now but I guess it is just not going to happen.

I mean no disrespect but this Martin policy of locking out the new guys seems a little weird to me.

I do wish you all well.

bfisher
06-02-2008, 09:47 PM
Thanks for the tip but it just isn't worth begging for access.

Very little comes up on this forum anyway; probably because all the new users are locked out of most of it. Duh.

Maybe I will see some of you guys over on the PSE forum where my call name is boxguy2. Say hi from the Martin forum if you notice me over there.

Lots of stuff is happening over there and everyone is treated equally with equal access to all.

I guess PSE is willing to take the risks that an occasional black sheep will get in; and they do. Still, they can easily terminate someone that gets out of order.

I was really hoping to get involved over here since I own a Martin bow now but I guess it is just not going to happen.

I mean no disrespect but this Martin policy of locking out the new guys seems a little weird to me.

I do wish you all well.

Why areyou leaving with that attitude? Really, I don't know if Martin locks anybody out or not. Thus the reason I mentioned contacting one of the mods or something.

None of us guys are Martin employees or anything. We're just like you. Shoot Martin bows and have some fun communicating and passing on tips to each other and the occasional strangers.

I wouldn't consider your asking what you call begging. Maybe there is some glitch that they need to know about. I've never heard of anybody being locked out before. Give it a try.

Archer Dude
06-03-2008, 02:42 PM
Gee guys, it really isn't so much an attitude as it is just more of a pragmatic idea that this thing just isn't working. I do not wish ill will toward any of you or Martin and I won't be mean mouthing them. I am not mad or POed or anything like that. I just believe it is not working out so I am moving on.

I am sure that Martin's failure to reply to my emails about the forum and their automated responses about the system being down or under repair and their lack of reply to my joining the forum are likely just temporary issues they will some day remedy.

I just am happier over at PSE.

Anyway, I have decided to get back out of the Pantera and I am going back to PSE.

I just have such a fun time over on their forum with a bunch of really great guys and feel kind of funny interacting over there if I am shooting a Martin bow.

I will say this Pantera is a real smooth shooter, quiet, and very accurate but so are some of the PSE bows.

Anyway, my loss can be your gain. I am going to sell off the 2007 Pantera with probably less than 200 shots through it for close to half price. I just looked it over and I cannot find a single scuff or blemish; it looks like it just came out of the box and even the strings look brand new. There could be a mark behind where the sight or rest is mounted but your rest and sight would cover that up. I will leave the new Peep and nock loop on but other than that it is bow only.

You or a friend can have it for $299 delivered to your door with free shipping and you can pay by postal money order or PayPal.

I treat people right and you can confirm that with my EBay feedback rating above 99% with my user name Bruntjen (momís maiden name).

If interested email to boxguy2@comcast.net.

Pictures are available if you want by email.

Best wishes.

bfisher
06-03-2008, 04:29 PM
No ill will directed toward you either Dude. We're all just archers and brand isn't a major issue. Whatever floats your boat is what I always say. Wish you well.

Good price on the Pantera, too. I just sold mine a while back. With Nitrous X cams on it.

flytier17
06-04-2008, 04:55 AM
HHHMMMMMM, I wonder who bought it?

bfisher
06-04-2008, 02:44 PM
I already know that part Alec. What I wonder is when it's going to be shot.

Maybe you could use it to get some carp from the canoe. Have a good trip. Ity's nice to have more than one pasttime.

flytier17
06-04-2008, 06:06 PM
Never bowfished before.

To shoot it, all I will need are arrows. I have a Platinum Premier rest with a blade prong. I will be putting a 7-pin, 0.010" Hogg-it with an 8" extention on it as the sight. Stabilizer will be a Doinker Carbon Elite, probably 11.5". Fletcher peep, loop, and Sims dampening will round it out. Whaddya think?

bfisher
06-04-2008, 09:00 PM
Everything sounds good. Only thing I question is why you need 7 pins? You gonna be shooting out to 80 yards?

flytier17
06-06-2008, 08:02 PM
I will be using 7 pins because I have 7 pins...:D

When I bought the sight it was off e-bay, and I had never heard of Spot-Hogg. I just liked the 2nd and 3rd axis, and the overall construction of the sight with the aicro-adjustability, and the round guard, and the micro pin size. Didn't know it was available in 5 pins till later.

I will have 20, 30, 40, 50, and 80 set. Will take 2 off. Reason I want an 80 is for a tie-breaker shootout. I heard that in the Bowhunter Unlimited class, they were done at 80yds.

bfisher
06-08-2008, 04:59 PM
Yeah, well you don't get to shootin you ain't gonna need no 80 yard tie-breaker pin. LOL.

I got me a couple of them thar Spott Hogg sights and I'm not really crazy about the way the individual pins are adjusted for elevation. Some might call it micro-adjust but I refer to it as "hunt and peck". You loosen one screw and tighten the other--kind of crude to my way of thinking. Guess I just have spent too many years using sights that have true micro-adjust, meaning click-click at about .002"/click. Other than that they are a good solid sight. Not one I would use for s dedicated hunting bow but still pretty good for 3D.