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Old 12th Jan 2007, 02:24
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“What a sad state of affairs this has led to...

So many threads here have no direct link to flying:
Chinook - Still hitting back 3... no direct link”

I don’t often take issue with posts here – I firmly believe people are entitled to their own opinion. But if anyone thinks a thread which has highlighted an example of complete and utter disregard for the safety and airworthiness of military aircraft, and the MoD’s continual lying and dissembling about the subject, as having “no direct link to flying” then I despair. However, I can think of a few who would like that thread to disappear. Some are retired; others are very senior in DPA and DLO. Ministers, past and present, certainly would. Which side are you on?
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 03:32
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A few months ago I received a banning PM from Rob, aka PPRuNe Towers. I was struck by its rude tone and slam on me as an American.

For an hour or two I felt angry with him and very nearly attempted to retaliate with a reply written at his level. Then I realized this is a venue where he can push people around, and I think his psyche needs that. I decided to let him go unscathed.

He intrudes on my Ppruning only infrequently, and he can't be all bad, having been a founder of this site. I will take satisfaction in the fact that my continued presence on PPRuNe here niggles him, and be amused at his antics.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 03:36
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"A few months ago I received a banning PM from Rob, aka PPRuNe Towers. I was struck by its rude tone and slam on me as an American."

So he's not all bad then
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 09:03
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......and I just had to press-to-test and see how long this post and registration stay for!

Kinda hoping that Rob et al have now clicked that nobody minds them having utter control of their site but most people won't put up with arrogant and abusive drivel as posted by Rob. Do that in the real world fella and you wouldn't retain your speach facility for long, so why do it here?

Hoping that we all calm down and that Rob swallows his pride and says the wee word..
 
Old 12th Jan 2007, 12:03
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We do not care what you think. Please consider that sentence carefully.
So, many have accepted this style of management as acceptable, many have not. I'm from the old school and am reminded why I was happy to leave civil aviation and the aviation industry......Self important pratts! I'm sure that Rob leaves all his aggro behind when he flies, but I'd rather walk.
A warning, however. It's not possible to delete one's posts from closed threads (should that be desired) and there appears to be no way to de-register. So, I'll just have to hang around in Rob's Cyberspace train set, like it or not.
 
Old 12th Jan 2007, 13:52
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I'm with you Roghead.

Users we may be, and customers we may not be, granted, but perhaps Rob should consider who got his site where it is today. The users.

On reflection, I should have said "where the site was a couple of months back." It's in freefall now, and I'm not surprised. With a dictatorial attitude like that, I hope it crashes down around him.

I'll not be back.

Cheers all, it was fun. At times.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 13:56
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Originally Posted by robsaknob View Post
......and I just had to press-to-test and see how long this post and registration stay for!
Kinda hoping that Rob et al have now clicked that nobody minds them having utter control of their site but most people won't put up with arrogant and abusive drivel as posted by Rob. Do that in the real world fella and you wouldn't retain your speach facility for long, so why do it here?
Hoping that we all calm down and that Rob swallows his pride and says the wee word..
"Okay then...
...Rob, if that is the attitude in PPRuNe Towers I'll walk."

In circles presumably ?
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 14:02
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My 2 Cents

I doubt that any of us mind playing by the house rules, but I know for sure that all of us like to be addressed in a civilised manner. It was mostly the tone of Rob's posts that offended and not the exercise of his authority here on his home patch.

If a lack of bandwidth really is the issue here, why not junk Jetblast completely, there is very little direct aviation content to be had there.

I'll be staying around to enjoy the fun.

2 cents worth.

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Old 12th Jan 2007, 14:46
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It's your train set.......

It's an interesting observation in human nature to see those who have said their goodbyes back online hours later to see if their reply has generated a reaction!?*






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Old 12th Jan 2007, 14:56
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TACEVAL:
Battle you have a chance of winning?
If not, options?

If HMAF can't work that out for themselves then we're all Doooooomed
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 15:56
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I am not computer-literate enough to know the answer: will it help if we go back over our history of initiating threads and delete those that are time-expired and/or no longer relevant? That would free up quite a bit of disk space, so I really am asking if reducing used disk space would help in any way?

I would appreciate advice and if necessary I'll spend time doing a clearout...

BTW, I wasn't going to get involved in this punch-up, but I've changed my mind. Too bad if the sensitivities of some mean that feathers have been ruffled. As some have pointed out, it's their trainset and I, for one, have always been an advocate of making the point if necessarily in hard-hitting 'rude' fashion; it often reinforces the point and makes people sit up and think once the initial angry reaction cools down.

I have no intention whatsoever of throwing my teddy out of the cot just because Rob got a monk on and gave someone a snotty blast. Too much good stuff [and regard between fellow professionals] to give up my daily fix!

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Old 12th Jan 2007, 16:17
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only your second post I notice
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 16:21
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Originally Posted by FJJP View Post

and I, for one, have always been an advocate of making the point if necessarily in hard-hitting 'rude' fashion; it often reinforces the point and makes people sit up and think once the initial angry reaction cools down.
The only thing it would make think is that the person being rude is incapable of putting over their point in a calm and rational way.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 17:56
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I am still laughing as I have a fixed rate mortgage.
Whereas I am chuckling all the way to the bank, having no mortgage at all

(Yes, LL Towers does exist, in case anyone was thinking of a smart reply about tents or some such......)

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Old 12th Jan 2007, 18:13
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Smile

To show all's fair, a new thread I posted today was closed within minutes. Nice one, Rob, or whoever did it!
Oh well, no complaints from me, Teddy's still in his cot!
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 19:56
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Not much of a suprise that it's a bunch of crabs whining about bugger all again.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 20:30
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Im not exactly a regular poster on here but an avid reader none the less.... I wont be back.

The Future is The Goat, www.e-goat.co.uk 'Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses longing to be free.....'
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 20:34
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A most appallingly working class website. Very lower order and 'NAAFI-whinger' in nature.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 20:37
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Originally Posted by BEagle View Post
A most appallingly working class website. Very lower order and 'NAAFI-whinger' in nature.
That you have posted to 11,391 times................

Or did you mean the thread? Whatever - by the baldly-stated terms of PPRuNe Towers, this thread should have been shot at birth.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 20:40
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Originally Posted by Lyneham Lad View Post
That you have posted to 11,391 times................
Or did you mean the thread? Whatever - by the baldly-stated terms of PPRuNe Towers, this thread should have been shot at birth.

(I Think beeegs was on about E-Goat. )

This mil forum would never allow such mixing between the Officer class and the OR's!
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