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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 19:18
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It is not too difficult to "tumble" folks you knew by their thread contributions. A quick PN and old acquaintanceships are soon revived..........
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Old 22nd Oct 2019, 21:38
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It has been quite a while and started when I was with Birdseed and a fellow instructor pointed it out to me - in particular, the remarkably fast (and accurate) analysis of the Airbus test flight desaster over the Med. Then, and subsequently with the other major, the R&N and Tech Forums were the main interest with JB for amusement! The Prune 'Maidens' were much in evidence - still note the occasional wise word from Redsnail but her 'oppo' hasn't been around for ages.
Retirement changed the emphasis and as a fully established 'wrinkly' JB allows me (so far) to be a total PITA on subjects of concern! I have a separate forum of interest but that is primarily of engineering (a little aviation) and nowhere near as amusing and stimulating!
411A IS much missed AND he was so right about Lockheed's triple!
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 07:32
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There have been a few " interesting " contributors over the years. "SSD " for one.

Shaggers, bless him, produced the immortal line "can't resist having a dig at your betters ! " in response to one of my posts...Shaggers lived in Weemaserlow so this came as no surprise . He also had the misfortune in that, every time he travelled to London it seems, the train broke down.! However, Shaggers, being the modest soul he is, proudly boasted on another forum, not aviation related, how he had flown "heavy metal "......Chipmunk and similar types PPL drivers should now add "heavy " at the end of their call sign

Met a few in real life over the years, had a post plagiarised in the Guardian ....obviously one didn't even think of suing ! ....spoken to a couple of responsible journalists to help clarify some points. Possibly the nicest gesture was to receive a book from the well respected Davaar ( RIP ) in response to my views about the tragic loss of a lady's life induced by the " presenters" of a radio show in Sydney

Finally, there was "Tableview / Capetonian "....the fantasist and self aggrandizer personified who developed, almost entirely due to his own efforts, a cult following on here

. No thread was complete it seemed without his involvement. Had a pathological hatred of the French / French women..... and women in general ...kindly gave his UKIP membership number to the world, for a "travel consultant " managed to get on the wrong train at Birmingham New Street for London, alas, it only went as far a Milton Keynes. Sadly we never learnt if the ultimate fantasy had a happy ending....this involved a lady called Sally, a red Samsonite suitcase and a carousel some may recall.

But, there is one final revelation here. He now resides in a kindred spirit slurry pit, where, apart from making immature jibes, it turns out he can't actually recall where he was borne !.....possibly one of the most perplexing cases of amnesia known to medical science !

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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 10:52
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had a post plagiarised in the Guardian ....obviously one didn't even think of suing ! ..
Was quoted by the Daily Mail! Oh dear the shame.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 11:05
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Originally Posted by Steepclimb View Post
Was quoted by the Daily Mail! Oh dear the shame.
Not only was the I subject of a full page spread in the Mail on Sunday, but also featured in a large cartoon by Reeve (thankfully he had no idea what I looked like, although the caption did include my name). They also managed to get a blurry photo of me sat in my old A/C from somewhere. Some of my colleagues saw the article before I even knew about it, so when I arrived at work on Monday morning they had managed to get the page framed and hung on my office wall before I got in. I had the piss taken out of me over it for weeks, bloody Mail readers...
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 11:17
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Oh dear. Nightmare.
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Old 23rd Oct 2019, 11:31
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
Not only was the I subject of a full page spread in the Mail on Sunday, but also featured in a large cartoon by Reeve (thankfully he had no idea what I looked like, although the caption did include my name). They also managed to get a blurry photo of me sat in my old A/C from somewhere. Some of my colleagues saw the article before I even knew about it, so when I arrived at work on Monday morning they had managed to get the page framed and hung on my office wall before I got in. I had the piss taken out of me over it for weeks, bloody Mail readers...
Which rather negates all the angst ridden sanctimony concerning your anonymity ......alas.

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Old 24th Oct 2019, 23:00
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Another personality I miss is Rainboe. (Taken 4 days to remember his name.) Incisive on computing matters, suffered no fool, but always worth reading... even if he got the odd thing wrong on v. rare occasion.
Think he got fed up with us all. (or maybe got banned for saying 'bother' at an inappropriate time)
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 23:14
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the guv... no comment
rainboe.... anger management issues
slasher... genuinely a one in a million, naye, billion, sometimes though he went way too far
411a.... did actually feel bad when he passed away, he was a straight talker and learnt a lot from him
oldace999.... (going back now)... and his MAS wars... hilarious...

many others
when danny whipped the threads though it was far more lively, that though is going back a decade now.
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 23:41
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Originally Posted by flash8 View Post
the guv... no comment
rainboe.... anger management issues
slasher... genuinely a one in a million, naye, billion, sometimes though he went way too far
411a.... did actually feel bad when he passed away, he was a straight talker and learnt a lot from him
oldace999.... (going back now)... and his MAS wars... hilarious...

many others
when danny whipped the threads though it was far more lively, that though is going back a decade now.
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Slasher, absolutely. I was genuinely upset when his pervert cat died because of his collar on that fence in Vietnam
If you don't know what I'm talking about it's because you 'weren't there'.

To this day I hate collars on cats.

But I bet the Vietnamese pigs were relieved.

If you were there you know what I mean. If not, yes it seems surreal.

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Old 25th Oct 2019, 00:26
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One or two people have mentioned the thread rules and it made me think - why don't we still have the Rules of Engagement as a sticky at the top of the page, which used to be the case? I seem to recall that one of the JB RoE was that in general posts should have some connection with aviation. I am therefore always puzzled by the frequent "apologies for aviation content" comments we see on here. Did I get it wrong and did the RoE say that in general posts should not have any connection with aviation? I suspect the old rules are still floating around somewhere in cyberspace, but I haven't been able to find them.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 07:52
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I miss 411A, con-pilot, Duke Elegant and Danny42C, with whom, I had a nice email exchange, couple of years ago.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 08:22
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Interesting point, TTN. It says at the top of the JB thread list that RoE apply, but no link. Your post caused me to read them again - HERE. Looks pretty out of date when you read the Mods names at the bottom, though.
It does indeed state that JB is for aviation-related topics that don't fit any of the other categories, but that certainly seems to have been forgotten over the years to the point where posters now apologise for aviation-related content, as if it were bad form to include it.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 11:02
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Yes the original idea was that Jetblast was to keep the other forums clear for serious piloty discussions by airline pilots. All wannabees, never beens, Walts, GA pilots and spotters could gather here and talk about aeroplanes or what they had for breakfast. Since then most of above have been catered for in various other sections. So the aviation element has declined in JB. ​​It has evolved or maybe de-evolved into to what we have today. A chat forum more or less.

'Sorry for the aviation content' is really a bit of of an inside joke.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 11:32
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Besides the usual noteworthy scribes, these characters also remain etched in my mind with the Prrune of old.
- Capetonian, marvellous at getting back at the scammers.
- Some lady who sold vintage aircraft, Whirlygig I think.
- Tailstrikescharlie, came in, had a lot to say, and disappeared rather quickly.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 11:46
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More names keep coming to mind, Brockenspectre, Stockpicker and (Sp?) Yintseenmerite - the last also primarily remembered because it was my usual greeting at the gun club when I was bunking off work for a coffee and a bit of R&R.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 12:13
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BVRAAM think you've posted in the wrong thread .... or are you just tinkering with the RoE???
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 12:14
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
BVRAAM think you've posted in the wrong thread .... or are you just tinkering with the RoE???
I hit the wrong thread like a penis.

D'oh.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 22:57
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Originally Posted by Steepclimb View Post
Was quoted by the Daily Mail! Oh dear the shame.
i dream of the Mail, I had a photograph posted on here ripped off in a half page spread in The Sun. Luckily they eventually paid up after threats.
I also miss Danny42C and also CoffmanStarter, both real gents.
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 00:29
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Unifox - thanks for the link to the ROE - didn't think I had imagined it

Steepclimb - I hadn't realised that "sorry for aviation content" was an in joke.

Obviously I am not one of the "in crowd" !

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