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Old 11th Mar 2022, 15:04
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Becoming too attached to a posting forum

Certain recent posts about people complaining about being banned or generally declared persona non grata for varying amounts of time make me wonder how many people become too attached to a posting forum.

Do you become the old widower who goes to the pub every day because he is known to everyone and the pub becomes his second home ? If so can being booted out have quite impactful consequences for some?

Ok Iíve used up my weird question quota for the day, Iím off to the pubÖ
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 15:12
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I sometimes think PPRuNe is like a bar / pub we just do not get to drink together in the actual sense, though I am quite sure some posters do have a real drink next to the keyboard at times 😉

As you say Friday 17.10 here so time to go to the bar.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 15:59
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It can be addictive, especially if you are a bit isolated like in lockdown or shielding.

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Old 11th Mar 2022, 16:15
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I was checking my saved guitar and writing websites too often (habit) so I deleted the page shortcuts and now I have to Google them for access. That soon changed by mouse habits.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 16:22
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Given that PPRuNe is, essentially, just another commentary forum, but with a unifying (?) aviation interest, it is likely to have the same magnetism as do those which provoke phone-clenching, constant checking, 'chatterati' addicts. I have been a regular 'customer' since the early 90s and a member since 2002 and the forum has, indeed, the nature of the local pub gathering - which I don't indulge. My first'exposure' was the (now standard) PPRuNe 'post-mortem' on the Airbus test flight Med crash, and the remarkable speed, and expertise which pinpointed the likely cause.
Addiction ? probably, but really more like an old comfortable pair of slippers !!
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 18:18
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I think itís quite endearing and very true, a bit like a virtual pub. People drift in and out and thereís always the regulars propping up the bar. If someone hasnít been Ďiní for a bit, theyíre missed. Someone commented on the ORAC thread that there arenít enough of us ladies - again, often the issue in pubs. We all sit around chatting on here putting the world to rights and then leave when weíve had enough.

We can disagree with each other and get hot under the collar, but thereís still a camaraderie and a welcome.


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Old 11th Mar 2022, 18:36
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For anyone who has been here since the earliest days, when Danny started it, this forum has become sadly unrecognizable.
I barely ever post, and the general standard of discussion has become boring and little to do with pilot issues. It has become a hangout for plane spotters to debate current affairs- and Mil guys to discuss RAF petty politics,
The second most viewed thread right now is about biscuits.
QED.
A sad end.

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Old 11th Mar 2022, 18:56
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Originally Posted by Killaroo View Post
The second most viewed thread right now is about biscuits.
QED.
A sad end.
Thats the way the cookie crumbles
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 20:00
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Originally Posted by Killaroo View Post
For anyone who has been here since the earliest days, when Danny started it, this forum has become sadly unrecognizable.
I barely ever post, and the general standard of discussion has become boring and little to do with pilot issues. It has become a hangout for plane spotters to debate current affairs- and Mil guys to discuss RAF petty politics,
The second most viewed thread right now is about biscuits.
QED.
A sad end.

Jet Blast still attracts old whingers though…..

I don’t think I’ve ever been banned from any part of the forum (and I joined in mid 1995) but there was a period when it seemed that almost every time I posted in one particular forum a newly appointed moderator, with whom I’d had a few spats in his earlier days on here, deleted it, presumably out of some feeling of revenge.

These days I don’t give him that sense of satisfaction because I just don’t bother.

So that’s proved the above theory.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 20:38
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Something I realised with Facebook is that a comment can seem very personal until you hit the `ignore` button.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 21:01
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Originally Posted by Killaroo View Post
For anyone who has been here since the earliest days, when Danny started it, this forum has become sadly unrecognizable.
I barely ever post, and the general standard of discussion has become boring and little to do with pilot issues. It has become a hangout for plane spotters to debate current affairs- and Mil guys to discuss RAF petty politics,
The second most viewed thread right now is about biscuits.
QED.
A sad end.
Having, indeed, been around since Danny's days ( 92), there has, of course, been change and one would hope so ! You appear to confuse JB with the rest of the Forums, which provide a well-balanced spread of aviation-centric specialities. JB has always been 'odd-ball, raucous and robust' and all the better for it. While JB has always pilot (and other aviation discipline) contributors, its openness to wider opinion adds much to its value. Three-dimensional control of progress is fascinating ... but it really iisn't the be-all and end-all of existence !
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 21:30
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Back from early doors drink, but would point out to the pilots and aircrew posting that this is JB, and therefore not directly aviation based.
I personally post on JB and Routes, airports etc as I have a life long experience of them, and therefore as self loading freight a very good data base over nearly 60 years of airports and long haul and short haul flying.
Ask me how to fly an A/C I have no real idea, and therefore will be very deferential when I ask a question with regards to some aspect of the actual flying. However if you want to talk about airlines and airports I can bore anybody. I have ancient knowledge now of commanding ( no my sergeant did that ! ) 3 Chieftain tanks, and a little with Leopard 2, so I occasionally say something on the military site, but to be honest I am just an observer and traveller. However as I pay real money, as does my company for these wings ,engines, crew should I not be allowed a say or comment on things in an aviation web site that has forum dedicated to these areas , or should I not be allowed out of the box ? If yes I would be disappointed in your so called professionalism.

Everybody have a good weekend or as much as you can in current circumstances.

Kind regards to all
Mr Mac

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Old 11th Mar 2022, 21:52
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There's no harm in a bit of banter on a forum such as this. But it's a terrible place to discuss complicated, nuanced, emotional issues. Such subjects require too much length which people won't read.

Some things aren't worth discussing in the first place.

Have some fun and be civilized. It's not that difficult.
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 22:30
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Maybe the attraction of PPRuNe is grounded in the fact that we don't have an office life. We don't gather daily in a building and meet at the water cooler. PPRuNe might be a substitute drug for the socially isolated pilot. Being locked up in constant quarantine doesn't help either (greetings from Hong Kong)
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Old 11th Mar 2022, 23:57
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and therefore will be very differential when I ask a question
Getting geared up, obviously.
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 00:07
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Is it reasonable to come on to a forum expecting T.L.C? If so, how about this?


My AVO meter failed. 50 years since purchasing as a well-used machine. I set about trying to fix it.




Note the moving coil and the breathtakingly accurate springs. The movement has a mirror strip to aid the alignment of one's eyeball.




No luck, and dismay that the bearing pin plates are GLUED onto the windings. I could not get the glue to yield - even with a hot iron. Clear. Made in 1950. What the heck is it?

The first spring started to slide off okay. Then it slipped onto the skinny bit of the shaft. Then it vanished. You may remember me losing things from watches. I'm good at finding them. This spring is HUGE compared to the bits I've found.
DON'T MOVE! Eyes only. Don't even breath. It's there somewhere.

Three days later.

Yyyyaaaay. Found it!!!!!! Oh . . . Seemingly wearing socks didn't protect it from my 95kgs.






You may think I'll give in, but I've worked with a bloke that bound his tyres with Bostik and bandages in the war, so I'll press on. The winding? Well, it's open circuit, but if I can dissolve that glue, I'll have a go.

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Old 12th Mar 2022, 14:39
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I go to the pub almost daily (almost everyone there knows me by name although I'm not a widower), with two gentlemen, one of whom is a 73 year old retired bricklayer who has never been out of England and travelled to London once. He uses the F word in every sentence and has an amusing anecdote about a building job to counter any of my "war stories". The other is an 88 year old retired atomic physicist who spent most of his career at Aldermaston and although he hopefully wouldn't have to kill us, can't talk much about what he did.

The "new" JB is a bit like listening to them; various viewpoints, the odd disagreement amiably settled (or not), a truly eclectic selection of topics with contributions by a massive variety of minds. The difference here is that we mostly have aviation backgrounds.

Personally I prefer this version. The old one seemed to me to have too many people looking for a reason to argue just for the sake of it.

Just my two penneth.

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Old 12th Mar 2022, 15:55
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Having, indeed, been around since Danny's days ( 92), there has, of course, been change and one would hope so ! You appear to confuse JB with the rest of the Forums, which provide a well-balanced spread of aviation-centric specialities. JB has always been 'odd-ball, raucous and robust' and all the better for it. While JB has always pilot (and other aviation discipline) contributors, its openness to wider opinion adds much to its value. Three-dimensional control of progress is fascinating ... but it really iisn't the be-all and end-all of existence !
í92? Are you sure about the year? There was certainly no Jetblast until well after then. The original PPRuNe was not much more than series of daily emails when I first found it in 1995 and it had no individual forum headings. It all but closed a couple of times and at one stage, Danny understandably asked for donations to develop the site.
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 16:49
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í92? Are you sure about the year?
Not sure about anything very much nowadays, but my first introduction to the site was (as mentioned elsewhere) the crash of the Test flight Airbus in the Med - which was about that time. I was tech instructing at BA at the time and one of the Cranebank 'whizzkids' pointed me towards it. I remained a lurker since my home computer was a Tiko 4Mb (!) on dial-up, so not practical for 'surfing'. I joined properly in 2000 when I was at Virgin, because we had individual work computers with always-on access ! It was considerably later before I became a JB regular, so I'm sure you are correct in your time-line notes.
My natural inbuilt shyness, general reticence and wish not to upset others restrained me from posting for quite some time !
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Old 12th Mar 2022, 18:54
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Getting geared up, obviously.
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Sorry gears not engaged 😢
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