Welp... my time has come. Horta’s last dance.

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    As I told some of the kids that used to work for me, if you think you'll be missed when you retire, quit, whatever. Just imagine a bucket of water with your finger in it, then pull your finger straight up and see what happens. That's how much affect your leaving will have on anything, a very small ripple and you're gone. Replaced before you know it, a few people will tell a story or two about you, then you're forgotten all together. If you think you're anything more than that, you're kidding yourself.
    Huh, this coming from someone i have never heard of on here. The op, will be missed. A lot. I enjoy his posts more than most on this board and others.
     

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    No idea what had been building over time behind the scenes and maybe we will never know but this is both a shock and disappointing.

    The Horta and I recently spoke for a couple of hours and I enjoyed speaking with him. One thing we did discuss was his sense of humor which got him kicked from ARF. You either got it or you didn't, I did and I always enjoyed it. Like Skypup over on ARF (formerly here as well) and The Horta here both contributed a lot of info on gear that most of us could only dream of owning. I for one will miss his contributions and the one we will most likely never see, the one he spoke of doing earlier today.

    Once my Voodoo-M arrives, I plan to have a 5-way clip-on comparison bonanza!

    CRATOS
    UTC-X
    UTC-Xii
    TigIR-6M
    LWTS-LR
    Voodoo-M
    and Something “Special”
    and Something “Specialer”

    I wish him the best and hope he does not try not to drown himself in a ditch again.
     
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    No idea what had been building over time behind the scenes and maybe we will never know but this is both a shock and dissapointing.

    The Horta and I recently spoke for a couple of hours and I enjoyed speaking with him. One thing we did discuss was his sense of humor which got him kicked from ARF. You either got or you didn't. I did and I always enjoyed it. Like Skypup over on ARF (formerly here as well) and The Horta here they both contributed a lot of info on gear that most of us could only dream about owning. I for one will miss his contributions and the one we will most likely never see, the one he spoke about today.

    Once my Voodoo-M arrives, I plan to have a 5-way clip-on comparison bonanza!

    CRATOS
    UTC-X
    UTC-Xii
    TigIR-6M
    LWTS-LR
    Voodoo-M
    and Something “Special”
    and Something “Specialer”
    If he allows me the HONOR of posting his Post - internet Mortem back from the dead interweb zombie comparison of clip ons I will honor that for my friend. horchata; you will be missed.
    until we meet again at the pearly forum gates
    LOVE YOU BOO-BOO
    (No homo)
    #its not ghey unless you make it GHEY
     

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    as the BANNED Snipershide angels Chant in the background "Just the tip, Just the TIP!" onguard! until our swords touch again BROTHER
    #LongLiveHORTA
     
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    I don’t know, don’t need to know and don’t want to know the underlying drama.

    But... I get what Horta was talking about. There seems to have been a noticeable upturn in personal attacks over the last few months.

    If you disagree with a post, great, engage in a mature, civil discussion/debate and those of us who are a lot less knowledgable will get the chance to learn. The wealth of knowledge here is vast and I find this to be a great asset to me and is one of the things that draws me here.

    But if you just start calling someone an idiot or whatever because you dislike that person’s post, it doesn’t add to the discussion, doesn’t help us understand your viewpoint and certainly is much less likely to make us want to understand it.

    Look, I get it. Times are stressful and we face unprecedented attacks on our freedoms. But let us not turn on each other.

    Peace and blessings to all of you, my friends.
     

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    I don’t know, don’t need to know and don’t want to know the underlying drama.

    But... I get what Horta was talking about. There seems to have been a noticeable upturn in personal attacks over the last few months.

    If you disagree with a post, great, engage in a mature, civil discussion/debate and those of us who are a lot less knowledgable will get the chance to learn. The wealth of knowledge here is vast and I find this to be a great asset to me and is one of the things that draws me here.

    But if you just start calling someone an idiot or whatever because you dislike that person’s post, it doesn’t add to the discussion, doesn’t help us understand your viewpoint and certainly is much less likely to make us want to understand it.

    Look, I get it. Times are stressful and we face unprecedented attacks on our freedoms. But let us not turn on each other.

    Peace and blessings to all of you, my friends.
    most level headed post of the night award goes to!. Way to go Sarge!(y)
     

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    As I told some of the kids that used to work for me, if you think you'll be missed when you retire, quit, whatever. Just imagine a bucket of water with your finger in it, then pull your finger straight up and see what happens. That's how much affect your leaving will have on anything, a very small ripple and you're gone. Replaced before you know it, a few people will tell a story or two about you, then you're forgotten all together. If you think you're anything more than that, you're kidding yourself.

    No

    When the idiots and refugees chase away the industry people and SMEs they aren’t replaced.
     

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    I always wonder how these little internet discussiions and conflicts would play out in person, over drinks.

    I dont know any of you personally but you seem like decent folks.

    Typing into a screen can take the humanity out of a discussion. Its easy to cross lines, offend people, get offended, over react, disregarding others perspectives and generally not give a fuck. Nobody is perfect and the internet allows us to be the most imperfect egotistical assholes.

    Anyways, @TheHorta been a pleasure. Sorry to see you go.
    This...^^^^^.

    Exactly what I was thinking reading yesterday's really crappy thread.

    And what I'm thinking reading this one.

    The internet is a double edged sword I think.

    Never in known history has mankind had this much information, and easily obtainable.

    All the while removing the humanity from the process of learning it.

    I really hate to see all of this bullshit happen on a site like this.
     

    NateSavannah

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    honestly its just a forum. not much different than the social medias and other places people collect to type shit. if you take it personal youre doing it wrong. theres going to be assholes here just like there is everywhere. gun people typically have strong personalities. Loved horta but if he took things too personal and left, its more his loss than it is ours. I appreciated his input but where else are you going to get a collection of such a large number of high end gun nuts. (let me know, Ill go hang out there too) I bet he regrets leaving. if not today, some other day when he wants to talk about the cool shit he spends his money on.
    just like his grocery bag post, you dont have to look very far to see this is actually a pretty awesome community. oh well, take this place like you should take life, w/ a grain of salt. and be appreciative for the good, not dwell on the bad.
     

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    As I told some of the kids that used to work for me, if you think you'll be missed when you retire, quit, whatever. Just imagine a bucket of water with your finger in it, then pull your finger straight up and see what happens. That's how much affect your leaving will have on anything, a very small ripple and you're gone. Replaced before you know it, a few people will tell a story or two about you, then you're forgotten all together. If you think you're anything more than that, you're kidding yourself.
    Well that’s fucking bleak...
    Must have been pretty insignificant employees if you’re assumption is correct. Geez.
     

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    Well that’s fucking bleak...
    Must have been pretty insignificant employees if you’re assumption is correct. Geez.

    It’s like that where I work. You won’t be missed about a day after you leave so focus on what’s important in life.

    same thing with internet forums..

    @TheHorta i always enjoyed your commentary and look past your faults as an MOA shooter. Best of luck man!

    I don’t know what went down and this next comment isn’t in direct response to it since I don’t know but in general people need to stop getting their panties in a wad over what someone said on the internet. Been happening too frequently lately.
     

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    Horta's last post is just another way of taking a shot at LL. If you don't want to participate on the forum, just leave. There need not be an “au revoir" post. I don't know what happened but LL is the "final answer" on this forum and if you don't like how things are going, you can leave gracefully or make a stink and get banned.

    I never had any issues with Horta and wish him luck, but I don't appreciate his way of leaving. Leave, he didn't need to poke a stick at the forum or it's users.
     

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    Horta's last post is just another way of taking a shot at LL. If you don't want to participate on the forum, just leave. There need not be an “au revoir" post. I don't know what happened but LL is the "final answer" on this forum and if you don't like how things are going, you can leave gracefully or make a stink and get banned.

    I never had any issues with Horta and wish him luck, but I don't appreciate his way of leaving. Leave, he didn't need to poke a stick at the forum or it's users.
    Here is where I disagree. He is not just someone on here like you or me, he is one of the “cool kids”, so when he goes missing, people notice and ask questions. Often. More of a way to notify his “members only fans”. Its a breakup, and instead of ghosting he sent us a text at least.
     

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    Here is where I disagree. He is not just someone on here like you or me, he is one of the “cool kids”, so when he goes missing, people notice and ask questions. Often. More of a way to notify his “members only fans”. Its a breakup, and instead of ghosting he sent us a text at least.
    Guys let’s let this thread die down. I know the back story. And while I’m not going to speak on it, as it’s not my place... and while Horta is also a buddy of mine . His post was a jab at the HMFIC. So let’s leave it at that. Drop the issue. No need for false narratives as Frank stated. This is not the place or time for speculation. Those that know what’s going on know, those that don’t... don’t for a reason.
     
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