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Old 15th Apr 2017, 23:31   #21 (permalink)
 
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Back in the early 00's it was wild place to be in JB.
You must have had a sheltered life......

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Old 16th Apr 2017, 08:08   #22 (permalink)
 
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It was definitely much different in the 2000s'. You would log on and there would be lots of hot topics, nowadays maybe four or five.


The forum has a feel of being emasculated, with people almost frightened to say something in case of being banned for some innocuous reason. Indeed its unrecognisable from 20 years ago when it was almost mandatory to log in at least once a day, now I log in only every few weeks and can easily catch up, whereas say in the early 2000s' that would be maybe 20 pages of unread posts just in JT alone.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 17:53   #23 (permalink)
 
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Second that Rail Engineer!
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 18:32   #24 (permalink)

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It's even more different from 1995 when it all began. Where did those 22 years go to?
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Nostalgia is not what it used to be.
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Old 16th Apr 2017, 23:27   #26 (permalink)

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Nostalgia is not what it used to be.
That's true. These days it's just a thing of the past.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 06:01   #27 (permalink)
 
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Where are the Rainboes of yesteryear?
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 06:39   #28 (permalink)
 
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Is there honey still for tea . . .

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"Sorry; honey's off dear!"

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Old 17th Apr 2017, 11:17   #29 (permalink)
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Historically it seems to me that there have been one or two moderators who would ban people for nothing other than their own particular prejudices. There have been others who have been exceptionally lenient, especially with the tried hands and with whom one could indeed initiate a conversation.

Rainboe was in a slightly different category though. An immensely knowledgable although somewhat irascible poster, I seem to remember that he was virtually hounded off the website by other posters. One unhappy day he said that he would go and not return and that is exactly what he did. It's a shame really because, presumably having been a BA Captain, his depth of aviation knowledge was of significant contributory value to these pages.
Agony Aunt, the site where all the scuttlebutt lurked and which was ruled by a couple of women, was closed at about the same time. That removed the more salacious titbits that even Jet Blast has been unable to be replace.

These days, I fear to say, it seems so often that the prunes have rather lost their stuffing.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 13:13   #30 (permalink)
 
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I miss the massive number of bosoms that were always a feature of JB. I have been a fan of them all my life and JB seems poorer without them. Are you all getting more serious?
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 13:23   #31 (permalink)
 
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No. our bosom supplier is on extended leave.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 13:25   #32 (permalink)
 
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We do have the odd right tit still, here and there!
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 13:36   #33 (permalink)
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It's the left tits that I find odder...
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 14:57   #34 (permalink)
 
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Tits do usually come in pairs, so there will always be an odd one and an even one.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 15:31   #35 (permalink)
 
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Tits do usually come in pairs, so there will always be an odd one and an even one.
Sometimes life is like a Dark skinned womans left tit:

It ain't fair and it ain't right.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 15:37   #36 (permalink)

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Oooh yes, I guess I have been here for 20 years.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 16:02   #37 (permalink)
 
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https://web.archive.org/web/*/pprune.org

I couldn't find much over 16,000 users on the above site which archives the site every now and then
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 18:03   #38 (permalink)
 
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These days, I fear to say, it seems so often that the prunes have rather lost their stuffing.
Indeed, early 00's the vociferous posters were not shy (Rainboe included of course) and folk were not shy to fight back resulting in huge flame wars (often mediated by Danny and his whip).

No... today's folk don't know what they missed.
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Old 17th Apr 2017, 18:14   #39 (permalink)
 
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Pprune was pretty much hijacked by some undesirables who did nothing but make mischief and get good threads closed down. They also helped in getting some good men banned. !
Nothing much to see here nowadays..The color has drained away :-(
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I'm with Rail Engineer, HZ123 and Spycatcher, unfortunately.
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