Falcon Christmas

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Title: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: David Pitts on August 02, 2015, 06:55:08 AM
I just got banned from a Facebook group for posting about F16V2 progress. That makes one Facebook group and one major forum I will not name since I started in this hobby. I thought we are all in this together, to try and make the best light show for least cost. It seems some want to stifle progress for who knows what reasons. I am a little bummed but will continue in my efforts. :(
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: mararunr on August 02, 2015, 07:01:17 AM
Wow.  I see.  What's really funny is while they removed today's 60 ft post all your earlier posts about the Falcon 16 v2 are still there....odd....and sad....this is a community and we should all support each other (even when we don't always agree - there's more than one way to do just about anything).
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: mararunr on August 02, 2015, 07:07:58 AM
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Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: JonB256 on August 02, 2015, 07:22:44 AM
Troublemaker!
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: AussiePhil on August 02, 2015, 08:00:03 AM
A number of the forums have a community spirit. Others just seem to want you to promote other their brand of goodness and control.....
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: AussiePhil on August 02, 2015, 08:00:41 AM
Oh meant to add.... that's not a rant :)
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: JerryPlak on August 02, 2015, 08:09:47 AM
David,
don't feel bummed by the action of this person, obviously this person ego feel you as a threat !!!

I have seen posting by this person in his group as claiming the soul supporter of a product, this person has since removed that statement, knowing this person claims was false.

Yes it is very sad and lots of community and  "Quote" we should all support each other (even when we don't always agree - there's more than one way to do just about anything).


This is one of the main reasons I've been truly enjoying the falconchristmas form group and glad to say I'm a supporter of this group.

In simple saying I've seen people like this with there's egos ending up burning up there own bridges!!.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: gadgetsmith on August 02, 2015, 08:12:34 AM
Dave, just remember that for every one complaint, i'd guess there are about 100 others who say nothing, but truly appreciate all the hard work you do for this hobby.  Don't let 'em get you down!
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: mello_roberto on August 02, 2015, 08:26:36 AM
We all appreciate the hard work that the Falcon and xLights/Nutcracker team have done.
You guys definitely helped us make our show better.
Thank you

Roberto Mello
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: arw01 on August 02, 2015, 08:53:19 AM
some people are sensitive to vendors who don't contribute to the forums in a meaningful manner besides selling a product.

But this is your forum here Dave, name some names and we can go complain :)

No need to protect the guilty.  I thought it would be a lor forum myself, they are in general a protective community.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: Donny M. Carter on August 02, 2015, 09:00:39 AM
I've posted info about the FV2 on every forum and FB page I know of without issue! Which one is this David?
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: David Pitts on August 02, 2015, 09:01:07 AM
:). No know need to name names. Please do not.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: Donny M. Carter on August 02, 2015, 01:04:43 PM
:). No know need to name names. Please do not.

Agreed! People sometimes do things for strange reason! I'm sure I speak for many when I saw you're an ok guy David! :)
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: tomwb301 on August 02, 2015, 01:35:57 PM
David, I moved over to Falcon equipment because it is superior equipment. Xlights for the same reason. Until the day we pass on people will talk about others and knock them down. Small minds. I would just forget about it and move on. Look at all of the good times we all had at the Academy's and Expo. That is where your friends and supporters are.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: abrianbaker on August 02, 2015, 01:50:28 PM
I must admit I am one of the hundreds who say nothing.  So here is my +1.  Thank you David for all you do! You have made such a huge contribution to this hobby and we cannot thank you enough!

Thank you again,

Brian

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Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: jnealand on August 02, 2015, 02:04:33 PM
Look what has happened to the forum you were banned from.  It is almost deader than a doornail since and  there is nothing new happening there.  Worst mistake they ever did and they probably recognize that now.  But hindsight is always 20-20.  LOL  You are the best David and I'm proud to know you.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: Gerry on August 02, 2015, 02:31:17 PM
+1
+1
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: drlucas on August 02, 2015, 02:56:01 PM
Look what has happened to the forum you were banned from.  It is almost deader than a doornail since and  there is nothing new happening there.  Worst mistake they ever did and they probably recognize that now.  But hindsight is always 20-20.  LOL  You are the best David and I'm proud to know you.

Yeah...i've seen that lately. Shame really. I come here for help when I need it. I don't need a lecture about what I can / can't post about with respect to the hobby. We are all here to help each other and David and others have and will continue to do just that. I just wish I had more free time at times to help out more with others. I've learned most of the lessons there are to learn (aka broken everything possible!) so have lots to share.

Anyways, back to my BBB testing and matrix building.....
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: bdeditch on August 02, 2015, 04:19:22 PM
:). No know need to name names. Please do not.

Agreed! People sometimes do things for strange reason! I'm sure I speak for many when I saw you're an ok guy David! :)

Agreed as well. David make yourself a Facebook page for this, its very easy, once you start we can all advertise it for you. Make sure that one person is blocked so they can not come in to it.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: Voltorb on August 02, 2015, 04:56:49 PM
There are those kind of people, and there are our kind of people.  I'm proud to be the right kind!  Innovation stops for no one.  Thanks for all you do!
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: bcstuff on August 02, 2015, 05:02:36 PM
I am thankful David was banned from the other forum....  :o

That event removed all restrictions on David and allowed him to create what Falcon Christmas is today.

This community is a wealth of ingenuity and creativity that has developed cutting edge Firmware, Software and Hardware.   

David, don't let the grinches get you down!
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: JonB256 on August 02, 2015, 05:06:52 PM
I know what I'd do!!


I'd have a beer.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: JerryPlak on August 02, 2015, 05:12:36 PM
I know what I'd do!!


I'd have a beer.

Yapp!! you can have my beer  ;)
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: AussiePhil on August 02, 2015, 05:30:45 PM
I know what I'd do!!


I'd have a beer.

Make mine a double bourbon please.

Let's all raise a glass to Dave

and blowing my own trumpet... ACL was born out of a similar scenario to Dave's except I wasn't actually banned :)

shall we say two great co-operative forums leading and showing the way forward.

Cheers and lets all raise a glass to all people that care and share.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: bdeditch on August 02, 2015, 06:23:19 PM
I know what I'd do!!


I'd have a beer.

Make mine a double bourbon please.

Let's all raise a glass to Dave

and blowing my own trumpet... ACL was born out of a similar scenario to Dave's except I wasn't actually banned :)

shall we say two great co-operative forums leading and showing the way forward.

Cheers and lets all raise a glass to all people that care and share.

here here!!! Raise the glasses!!
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: David Pitts on August 02, 2015, 07:07:41 PM
Can I partake too. I only drink diet Coke though. I know I am a party pooper. :)
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: bdeditch on August 02, 2015, 07:14:06 PM
Can I partake too. I only drink diet Coke though. I know I am a party pooper. :)

same here David, haven't had anything since the 90's
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: RichM on August 02, 2015, 09:26:28 PM
I will always stand by you David.  You're the BEST!!!  ;D
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: CaptainMurdoch on August 02, 2015, 10:19:28 PM

Can I partake too. I only drink diet Coke though. I know I am a party pooper. :)

Coke?  Wow, you have really gone over to the dark side!  :)

Don't let the FB issue get you down.  Thanks for all you do for the hobby, I am glad to be called part of the Falcon Christmas team.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: Setarcos on August 02, 2015, 11:45:52 PM
Don't let the haters get to you. I for one appreciate all you do for the community and enjoy the updates.

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Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: zwiller on August 03, 2015, 09:38:52 AM
FB does not have any Christmas spirit...  Didn't you see the movie?  ;D

The fact is as this hobby continues to grow, there will be people in for the wrong reasons.  Whether it be money, competition, what have you.  I need to be reminded to get beyond that now and then.  Last year, struggling with some water penetration issues on non Falcon gear, I was having a bad day and went out to the house with the show running trying to fix things.  I was grumbling to myself, all wet and cold, and then all the lights went out!  Great, I blew a fuse I thought...  Then I heard a bunch of cheering and clapping and I realized it just was the song ending.  8)
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: tbone321 on August 03, 2015, 10:28:26 AM
On a positive note, It was a good thing that they were cheering because they really enjoyed the show and not because the show suddenly stopped, LOL.
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: Charles Belcher on August 06, 2015, 09:22:09 AM
Dave, just remember that for every one complaint, i'd guess there are about 100 others who say nothing, but truly appreciate all the hard work you do for this hobby.  Don't let 'em get you down!

+1
Title: Re: (Beware RANT) Wheres the Christmas spirit.
Post by: j-dubb on August 06, 2015, 05:32:27 PM
Dave, I'm new to this game. First controller I've ever bought was a F16v2 Beta from you. The reason I picked that was because one night you were chatting on auschristmas to some other people and I was reading and trying to learn. Then I started asking you questions and you didn't know me from Adam, but yet you still answered all my questions as dumb and simple as they might have been at the time, you still helped me and I wasn't even a customer at the time and had no clue about controllers, pi's, etc, etc. Now I still don't know much but what I do know is how much time, effort, support you put into this community and for all that I want to say Thank You. Thank You for making it easier for someone new like myself to join this community. You essentially, along with others have brought new people like myself to this hobby and to this site. So thank you sir!   #hatersgonnahate