Re: Arcs off the fingers and getting killed in the process...
Well put, Terry. I will be in Cancun for a week (tough, I know ;P) but
[if the author wishes] the first time someone comes to a TC page it
automatically goes to a FAQ/warning/disclaimer and sits there for say 30
seconds before they are given the option to continue on to the main
page. After the first time, it'll put a cookie on the user's machine so
they won't get that the next time they come back.
The idea is quite simple....hopefully the actual implementation will be
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>
> Hi All,
> Wow! this is a fun thread both on and off list ;-)))
> The best idea that seems to have come out of all this is to do more in the
> web page disclaimer area. However, I think there is a much better benefit
> to it all. Our other list members see us "experts" painfully struggling
> with the safety issues surrounding the "human fireball stunt". Normally we
> always seem to have all the answers. Our struggle in itself, demonstrates
> the danger... In a way, we found the best warning off all. Simply, the
> fear of the unknown. The stunt is so dangerous, we can't really even agree
> on how to WARN people not to do it... If we ever were to offer them advise
> on actually HOW to do it, they would never trust our advise as being sound
> anyway. Nor should they...
> This thread sort of put the heat on the pros who do this stunt publicly.
> It may seem like it only raises the "don't do this yourself" thing.
> However, I think those reading the posts on this will be far less likely to
> try it and will only have more respect (or worry) about those that do it.
> There are a lot of people who worry much more about Robert, Brent and Dean
> now than before (I do). Everyone now sees that they REALLY are taking
> their life in their hands. I have noticed since it was determined that the
> RF currents go into the body causing pains and such, that there are a FAR
> fewer people "playing" with arcs. The vast majority of coilers just have
> to be made AWARE of the true nature of the dangers to be convinced not to
> try stunts. Personally, the more I find out about arcs the further away
> from them I get...
> I will e-mail the web ring place and see if they can add a disclaimer
> thing. If so, we can figure out what to say. another fun thread ;-))
> I would like to encourage people to put up some kind of disclaimer or
> warning on their Tesla coil pages if they don't have them already. "I"
> might even do this too! ;-))) I certainly don't want to try and force or
> excessively push that as some kind of requirement or policy since that
> REALLY gets on peoples nerves and just starts useless battles.
> I think we are all convinced that sitting on tesla coils and shooting arcs
> of you fingers is NOT safe as some old myths about Tesla coils would have
> us understand. Apparently, a few can do it without getting killed, yet...
> I wish them well and the best of luck...
> I was somewhat relieved that the recent request of information on other
> Tesla coil related deaths turned up no new additions. So far a pro, a
> bystander, and a child have been killed. There is no patterns or
> surprises. Their deaths only serve to reinforce the old warnings...
> I wish to thank the many people who have really thought long and hard about
> all this. It is a pretty emotional issue for some and they have really
> "worked" this week. I think it was well worth it and the next time it
> comes up we can just direct people to the archives on this thread.