GIVEAWAY: Vokey SM8 52* Wedge - ENTER HERE.

TST Refugees: How's the adjustment?

 hoselpalooza ·  
hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  478WRX Points: 161Posts: 478 Greens
Joined:  edited Jun 13, 2019 in The 19th Hole #1

first things first: i've seen a number of impassioned posts about this topic here and elsewhere and just want to share a friendly reminder about the forum rules below.

some unfriendly associations have been made like dictator/dictatorship, while others might suggest prince/principality or even king/kingdom as more appropriate (even if outdated). my personal opinion is that it's more like a slick-looking, tiny little country, but i digress...

Rules and Terms
2. Being considerate in dealing with other golf forums and their members
2.1. No threads or posts that bash other forums or their members.

now that that's out of the way, what are some things you were glad to discover on golfWRX?

or are there things that were available "elsewhere" that you miss and would like to see more of on golfWRX?

i was a "well established member" with an "excellent" community reputation at that other place though i've been more of a lurker around these parts. in my limited time on this site i think the instruction is pretty solid and i've learned a lot about clubmaking in the club techs section of the forums.

in any event, i'm looking forward to participating in a community with a healthier balance of view points and can't wait to learn more about what golfWRX has to offer.

thank you!

edit to add: if i seem overly sensitive to moderation just chalk it up to that TST PTSD.

Posted:

callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

Post edited by hoselpalooza on
1

Comments

  • munny11munny11 Members  21WRX Points: 41Posts: 21 Bunkers
    Joined:  #2

    I will admit I am more of a lurker at this site. From what I have seen it is much more professional and not ruled by a single person like the other place. That really is the best thing here, it isn't just one person and what they think dominating the conversations. The knowledge base here seems higher. Over there they are obsessed with the cute little keys and try and push his book down your throat in every discussion.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  478WRX Points: 161Posts: 478 Greens
    Joined:  edited Jun 13, 2019 #3

    On -, @munny11 said:

    Over there they are obsessed with the cute little keys and try and push his book down your throat in every discussion.

    thanks, i really appreciate your feedback, and while i doubt anyone could successfully argue against your point here some people might consider the way you phrased it as less than considerate, if you catch my drift. in other words, perhaps we could try to frame criticism of the other site as a positive of golfWRX, or at least use more sensitive language. this way we're not breaking rule 2.1, know what i mean? ;)

    e.g. one thing i really like about golfWRX is that when you ask people if they could share their practice routines, the members of golfWRX are more likely to actually provide you with example practice routines instead of suggesting you purchase a $30 book to get the answer. this kind of altruism is something i was happy to discover when i became a member of the golfWRX community.

    Posted:

    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • munny11munny11 Members  21WRX Points: 41Posts: 21 Bunkers
    Joined:  #4

    How about this? At this site you won't have the cute little keys and a single book constantly shoved down your throat.

    Posted:
  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  478WRX Points: 161Posts: 478 Greens
    Joined:  edited Jun 13, 2019 #5

    On -, @munny11, looks like i was editing my response when you made your most recent comment. check my edits, please. :)

    edit to add: i mean, you're still right though...

    Posted:

    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21716WRX Points: 5,713Posts: 21,716 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #6

    Came here 10 years ago. No idea what is going on at any other site.

    Posted:
  • Pendragon63Pendragon63 Rio Vista, CAMembers  45WRX Points: 42Handicap: 4Posts: 45 Bunkers
    Joined:  edited Jun 14, 2019 #7

    The administrator over there isn't shy about telling members that they're stupid. Agree with him or except some degree of ridicule. GolfWRX appears to be much more user-friendly. I like that.

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • dan360dan360 loisible Members  5612WRX Points: 610Posts: 5,612 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #8

    14 yrs ago I was a lurker at BSG and found this place more inviting. The principles by which this site was founded echo’d less shilling more reality.

    Some of that kinda changed over course of time but it’s still full of good information.

    The level of douchebaggery here, alt handles, trolls, shills, and general ****-hattedness has definitely increased, but just like any other community of a quarter million people, that’s gonna happen.

    The admins are pretty even keel and haven’t changed much at all so that’s nice.

    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15° HZRDUS Smoke Black 70g
    Callaway Apex '19 3H HZRDUS Handcrafted HYB 85g
    PXG 0211 4-G Modus 105  ...or...  Miura Baby Blades 3-P Steelfiber 110cw
    Callaway PM Grind '19 54/60/64 KBS garbage
    PING Anser 2 Jim Wells 36"

    Outlaw Golf Association #21
  • knuckleballerknuckleballer Members  4WRX Points: 4Posts: 4 Starters
    Joined:  #9

    I just started checking in on golfwrx, but haven't spent enough time here for the full experience. That said, I do feel there is a distinction which relates to thesandtrap's shortcomings. I honestly do feel that the thesandtrap and iacas mislead site visitors/users, but that's about the extent of it. TST to me seems like a forum to promote the iacas's swing ideas and perspectives, and not a place for any golfer to come to discuss their experiences and views. And I think that's fine, everyone should have a place to go for what they are into. But perhaps it should be renamed or at least have a tagline like "The 5SK forum" or "Golf by Iacas" or something like that, so people don't get confused or frustrated when posting their own stuff. Golfwrx to me (so far) seems much more of a place where every golfer can find folks that they can chat freely with on their golf journeys.

    Posted:
  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  478WRX Points: 161Posts: 478 Greens
    Joined:  #10

    But perhaps it should be renamed or at least have a tagline like "The 5SK forum" or "Golf by Iacas" or something like that, so people don't get confused or frustrated when posting their own stuff. Golfwrx to me (so far) seems much more of a place where every golfer can find folks that they can chat freely with on their golf journeys.

    On -, @knuckleballer, 100% agree -- i think you hit the nail on the head. an accurate tagline seems like it would be helpful for new members/visitors.
    Posted:

    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

  • haroleaseharolease Members  645WRX Points: 82Posts: 645 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #11

    Don’t read much golf forum these days. But I agree with knuckleballer ‘s assessment Don’t read anything at the TST forum anymore There is so much more open dialogue here at WRX.

    Posted:
  • Higgs66Higgs66 Members  67WRX Points: 55Posts: 67 Bunkers
    Joined:  #12

    TST Webmaster is a Douche! !

    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  478WRX Points: 161Posts: 478 Greens
    Joined:  #13

    oh hey now, that's a bit uncalled for. i find his personality rather refreshing, like a big bag of extra cleansing vinegar and water. or like a warm, moist, summer's eve. so moist.

    Posted:

    callaway big bertha alpha 815 DBD 8*, 70g diamana d+ x
    TEE CB4 13* 3w, 80g diamana a'hina x
    mizuno mmc fli-hi 2i 16.5*, c-taper 130g
    mizuno mp5 3-p, c-taper 130g
    mizuno t7 50/55/60, c-taper 130g

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.