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PostSubject: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 29, 2014 4:19 am

Just seen that "TIG Reputation" was renamed to "Gentleman Powers".

Was it the "dispute" in the "*** TIG DETAIL GAME PRIZE WINNING SUMMER EDITION! Now Started!***"-thread that led to it?  Wink 

Anyway it's a great idea!!!  :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 29, 2014 6:10 am

Good to see someone noticed  Smile  I don't think anything was a reason for the change- just admin having a bit of fun.  And that's what this hobby is about-  FUN  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 29, 2014 6:15 am

Patrick, because you noticed the change, your TIG Gentleman Powers have increased +5. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 29, 2014 6:21 am

I never have been much of a gentleman ..... AND IT SHOWS !!

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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 30, 2014 5:14 pm

It's true that TIG has always had a reputation for 'gentlemanly' behaviour...


Short TIG history lesson...


Did you know that back in the old days TIG began life as 'TIB' ... The Imperial Bakery!

TIB

The owner, Jonathon Corndrake Ragusa - and his team, built several high street bakeries and even managed a delivery service!


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Unfortunately TIB didn't have a good ring to it. In fact it was a completely shit name.
In addition to this, far too many repro buns and fake loaves were appearing on the market.
The situation came to a head when fake MOCs (Mouldy Old Cakes) were created by a rival baker known as Toast Toni.  


Time for some gentlemanly conduct....


... and rightly so, for The Imperial Gunnery (TIG) was born !! Yay! (this would've been in Victorian or Edwardian times, we can't remember exactly).

TIG quickly established itself as a spanking good resource to assist gentlemen (and real / or not real ladies) in choosing wisely the biggest and best guns on the market!

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TIG gentlemen try to hold steady an original blaster for the photographer to include in the latest TIG pamphlet.


The internet hadn't been invented, so TIG's first 'reproduction elephant gun guide' was originally published in pamphlet format.
The pamphlet identified several original and repro weapons that were available at the time.
Collectors were encouraged not to try the 'Drop Test' unless they were wearing protective clothing.  


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A TIG gentleman member of staff inspects EPMs on a suspected repro.



Mindless Vandalism

Evil graders arrived on the scene in 1896, making TIG's task even harder!

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Early example of a U-Grade. The AFA (awful fking arses) U-Grave.


Today, TIG has modernised and embraced the wonders of the interweb and social telegraphy!

Gone are the days of those mouldy old bakers and stuffy gun botherers!

Today, your modern TIG gentleman will look more like this...


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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 30, 2014 5:29 pm

lol!  lol!  lol! 
He he he this is bloody brilliant, well done Paul  :cool laugh:  :clap: 
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 30, 2014 5:37 pm

brilliant!  cheers 

Was the float test used back then?  Rolling Eyes
You'd need a river to float test that one gun!  :cool laugh:
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 30, 2014 7:36 pm

Very well done Paul. I got a real kick out of reading the history of TIB/TIG and yes I want that gun as well lol.
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 30, 2014 11:37 pm

That was excellent Paul  lol! 

The TIG Gentleman's Club ...

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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 12:57 am



Thanks for this great TIG history lecture, Paul!   :clap: 

Shouldn´t we make this a sticky for everybody new to read?
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 1:51 am

@Dr Dengar wrote:


Thanks for this great TIG history lecture, Paul!   :clap: 

Shouldn´t we make this a sticky for everybody new to read?
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Splendid Idea  cheers 

Motion seconded  What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 2:22 am

Bravo! "thank the baker!"

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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 4:44 am



never knew Tigs history facts, Paul!  :cool laugh:  Tig is truly  The TIG Gentleman's Club ... :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 7:16 am

Really brilliant Paul!  :clap: 

I have to admit I cheated at creating my avatar  Embarassed ... the original picture looked like this Cool :

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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 7:34 am

Thanks, great pics guys LOL. Patrick, love your original Max 'gentleman' Rebo avatar cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 8:11 am

Max Reebo with cylinder hat. Laughing

(I would use the first concept avatar, Patrick)
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 31, 2014 8:48 am

Paul, that was fantastic. +'s coming your way. :clap: 
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 02, 2014 6:19 am

Just a question about TIG Gentleman Powers:

To date someone's Gentleman Powers increase by the positive votes received.

I wonder if the Gentleman Powers of the member who gives the positive vote shouldn't increase also?

I think it's gentleman like to publicly say that another member's work/statement/... is great/reputable/respectable/...!

Gentlemen, what do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 02, 2014 8:24 am

@pattejan wrote:


I think it's gentleman like to publicly say that another member's work/statement/... is great/reputable/respectable/...!

Gentlemen, what do you think?

That's entirely correct.

And it is gentleman's nature not to expect anything back for his noble behaviour. Very Happy.
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 02, 2014 9:21 am

@Dr Dengar wrote:
@pattejan wrote:


I think it's gentleman like to publicly say that another member's work/statement/... is great/reputable/respectable/...!

Gentlemen, what do you think?

That's entirely correct.

And it is gentleman's nature not to expect anything back for his noble behaviour. Very Happy.


Good point Marco!  Wink 

My initial thought was that it shouldn't be worth the same to vote positive as to receive a positive vote. Maybe 1 point for voting and 5 or even 10 for receiving a vote. To make clear that it's much more honourable to post something that brings the TIG community forward or just make someone else laugh or whatever ... than just to click on "like"!

But I agree with you as this could lead to an inflationary use of positive votes just to increase TIG Gentleman Powers.

So probably we should leave it as it is.
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PostSubject: Re: A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers   A Small Tale About TIG Gentleman Powers I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 28, 2014 1:08 pm

Excellent entry kind Sir. :clap:
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