I raise this query for discussion for very good reason. I was exploring the pyro world on one Reddit site (...reddit/r/pyrotechnics; there's another "fireworks" that I haven't visited yet). A LOTTA newbies, no, sorry, pre-nubies even, many apparently eager to lose skin and digits, at minimum. Dug a little deeper and started getting even more worried. There are a lot of kids out there that like fire. Cool. But too many in my observations were completely clueless about common sense, nevermind the flash topic popularity. They need help, big time.
Some are like most of us: kinda smart & curious or just average smart & curious. Others are more worrisome. Much more so--questions like "how do I make black powder" and "should I make flash" and "how do I know if my homemade charcoal is any good". Simple, sometimes scary, questions. Yikes. They require help.
On several threads, I mentioned APC. There is at least one pervasive Huckleberry who reveres NG, because he refers to him effectively as all-knowing on multiple occasions. Maybe he's just G's new personal assistant, who knows, who cares ... BUT, FW.com is being touted at the best of everything, while other forums, ours included, are ignored or denigrated. Here's an example, from Jan 27, 2020:
"I am a member of APC as well as Fireworking .com both are good sites and APC is free as Shark-Whisperer mentioned while Neds site is a $40 yearly subscription. Unfortunatley APC is dying while it is a good reference most everyone has moved to Fireworking.com The majority of what is left on APC are newbies and people from outside the US which sucks because it was what got me started."
Please share your thoughts....
Edited by SharkWhisperer, 27 January 2020 - 09:01 PM.