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Old 6th Nov 2019, 23:15
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Gentlemen,

I shall be with you as soon as I have sufficient post approved.

I do not know what is going on.
Much the same as a few years ago: whilst this is entertaining to those involved your spotters threads are turning into a parlour game with only a few participants.

Up to all of you to share with other PPRuNers or face the chop. I expect to see at least 24 hours between new entries to give those outside the UK the chance to feel part of this forum; the same applies to the other two spotters threads.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:17
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24 hours has almost passed. I'm ready to pull the trigger!
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:34
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Pull it then.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:35
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Three minutes to lift off. Got to stick to the new rules.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:37
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What new rules are they then ?
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:44
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dook, see this post:

Name that Flying Machine

Up to all of you to share with other PPRuNers or face the chop. I expect to see at least 24 hours between new entries to give those outside the UK the chance to feel part of this forum; the same applies to the other two spotters threads.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 23:38
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There are psycho, anally competitive players who will be doing a Lightning Mate and leaving this site with no warnings at all.

24 hours before formal answer or you are gone.

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Old 8th Nov 2019, 02:08
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Rob,

Can you clarify please? Are you saying that no regulars should reply within 24 hours?
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 11:53
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Reply all you like - just no one confirms as correct or otherwise for 24 hours.

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Old 8th Nov 2019, 23:23
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Originally Posted by Senior Pilot View Post
Much the same as a few years ago: whilst this is entertaining to those involved your spotters threads are turning into a parlour game with only a few participants.

Up to all of you to share with other PPRuNers or face the chop. I expect to see at least 24 hours between new entries to give those outside the UK the chance to feel part of this forum; the same applies to the other two spotters threads.
I do feel rather disappointed by Senior Pilot's comments that "whilst this is entertaining to those involved your spotters threads are turning into a parlour game with only a few participants." and I find the terms used (emboldened by me) to be quite offensive!

The subject aircraft are not the type found in airport Spotters Recognition Books and considerable historical and technical research is required, both to select them for a challenge and for the viewing PPRuNers to try and identify! It is quite a difficult quiz, not a frivolous parlour game!! It is true that there are few participants, but this is the nature of this level of quiz, but challenges or Open Houses are often left up for the "night-shift", so we are far from excluding non-UK PPRuNers. Also, I must point out that there are many, many viewers, who do enjoy following these quizzes from comments that I've heard and I'm sure a lot of these are outside of the UK.

Well, it has been over 25 hours since I declared OH "to give those outside the UK the chance to feel part of this forum" as INSTRUCTED by Senior Pilot above! I'm not sure why he feels we are not giving PPRuNers worldwide a chance to participate!

This is a relatively new thread and in only 14 pages to date, it has had contributions from the USA, Canada and the Netherlands. There is a similar if not larger ratio of non-UK posts on the other two of these quiz threads, so just what is the problem?

I cannot see that any house rules have been broken (apart from after re-reading those rules, that I may have broken one of them by posting links to a relevant picture on a popular aircraft site rather than wasting bandwidth/storage space here by uploading said images). The only objection seems to be the perceived hogging of the threads by a few participants, but there is and always has been plenty of opportunity for others to join in and they are never met with hostility and are always made welcome!

So what effect has Senior Pilot's intervention had? There has been no flood of overseas contributions to this or the other two threads, in fact a complete absence of any posts at all from anywhere on any of the three Quiz threads!! However, from the "View" figures, over 600 interested, probably disappointed PPRuNers have come and looked at these apparently stalled threads.

I do not feel inclined to take up my own Open House at this time, but will leave it OH, so that others may avail themselves for a further period!

What would be really nice, is that some of the many viewers or would be contestants would leave their (respectable) views on the situation regarding the interest and value they see in these threads so a reasonable and impartial judgement can be arrived at!

Thank you for your time, TC

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Old 9th Nov 2019, 02:12
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SincoTC ; you may have missed the point. The threads have become almost (I stress almost) a closed shop for the UK contributors such that overseas members have been notably absent for some time. If you really think that this situation will be reversed within a couple of days then you overestimate the attraction to those who have ‘left the tent’: it will be some time, maybe weeks, before the desire to participate again returns.

Just relax and allow others to return and become an active part of the AH&N community
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 11:39
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I am confused.

"Reply all you like - just no one confirms as correct or otherwise for 24 hours".

That means 0204 tomorrow.

Am I unable to read English ?
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 11:47
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dook,

I'm going out on a limb - it seems pointless to wait 24 hours, when my challenge has been correctly identified and can be confirmed by a quick search.
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 12:06
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I agree with you.
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 12:26
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Is it too early to post my answer ?
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 12:30
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Obviously I should have posted that whilst I could.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 03:52
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A quick hello from Torquay, Victoria, Australia where I now live.

I've been following this and the other two "parlour game" threads for the past few months or more. I haven't the time or depth of knowledge to be an active contributor, but I'd like to say that I find all three threads entertaining, and now and then they throw up some interesting surprises. So, my thanks to the regular contributors, and to any and all others who may choose to chip in.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 04:13
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I'm not a professional pilot, but this is one of the fora to which I'm invited. I'm also at UTC +12.

I enjoy the identification competitions, almost exclusively as a spectator sport though I did once win as the first to i/d a Breguet Deux Ponts--by the standards of recent competitions a thoroughly common and indeed banal aircraft. What stops me participating is first a lack of knowledge, and second the fact that the challenges are solved so quickly, so much so that it's not the time zone difference that counts, but how many hours in the day one spends watching the thread. I observe there's a relatively small list of regular players, but this is not really a problem for me as I'm interested in the aircraft, not the participants (sorry folks, I'm sure you're all fascinating IRL).

If anyone felt there was a problem, though, I suppose there could be a rule that no entries were accepted until a certain length of time had elapsed since posting: but I don't know how you'd enforce that, and I'm not proposing it, just mentioning it as a possibility if people feel there is a problem.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 13:43
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I think I can understand the purpose of the moderators not to allow the post about decision correct/not correct within 24 hours.
However if the regular posters keep answering within an hour, the attraction of the search is gone for the readers in other time zones.
I myself have also indulged myself in trying to be the fastest replier.
However for me this did not always gave the satisfaction.
Being ultra good with using the most effective search parameters has nothing to do with aviation.

I find myself letting go more and more challenges after finding the answer within half an hour.
I myself am more interested in the stories behind the airfields, aircraft, especially if someone has visited or flown it themselves.
I think this is often an neglected part of the challenges.

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Old 10th Nov 2019, 17:37
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Not sure of the rules here - must newcomers achieve a successful ident before posting a challenge? Or wait for OH?

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