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Old 19th Sep 2021, 10:35
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. But I still refuse to ever have anything to do with that place!
Hear, hear!
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 10:49
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The rather common misuse of 'loose',
I was waiting to see if anyone would pick up on that.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 11:12
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Bring back Slasher - problem solved.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 11:54
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Just look what happen to people who talked about a middle eastern carrier (we dare not speak its name!!) they got hunted down. The carrier (we dare not speak its name) sent out its lawyers to hunt down the perpetrator.. lawsuits and lynched. I will be next after posting this...
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 12:32
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Originally Posted by pineteam View Post
Same here, I have been zeroed last year without any warning or explanation. ď I was annoyingĒ they say.. xD No empathy or care at all towards the members.. Shame.
Also you can barely say something without someone attacking you or criticizing you. Lots of snowflakes and closed minded people.. A bit of a turn off for me.
Iím now pretty much only active on the technical forum as some nice fellows members are always there to answer my queries.
That's how it's being done, silence every single dissenter, it doesn't matter what the issue is. If there isn't 10,000 people on the steps of parliament house and capital cities in the next week or so, protesting the governments ambition to establish a nuclear industry right here in Australia when we have made it quite clear "No Nuclear Power in Australia" Then it would be clear something has happened to our voice.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 17:37
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post
I was waiting to see if anyone would pick up on that.
Just as the old joke goes: "I was going through a pile of pilot CVs and every other one listed "duel time". Apparently some candidates had lots of blood on their hands!"
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 18:00
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I agree with the OP's observation and have been wondering about it. I think part of it is that, over the years, everything has been said about almost everything. For example, I followed the Covid thread closely to start with but now I hardly look at it. I have now identified those who have opinions I respect and I will have a quick look at what they say. If that looks interesting, I might then look at the surrounding posts. I think that there used to be a lot more posters who offered informed opinions or were able to catch one's attention with amusing comments or anecdotes. Basically, there are fewer real characters left to amuse or inform us.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 18:41
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I / we love this forum , been using it, ~ 15 years , fantastic unique " PROFESSIONAL " stuff on here , LONG may it continue... Absolutely brilliant ; thank you
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 19:47
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One reason I visit here daily and only much more sparingly at FB is that here, despite the effort required to sort the signal from the noise, and notwithstanding all the “I wish we had a like button!” comments over the years, we have no like button here.

To paraphrase Balzac, the boiling down of all the infinitely multifarious shades of approval to a single simple gesture, i.e. the like, is the death of nuanced discourse.

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Old 19th Sep 2021, 21:23
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Originally Posted by pineteam View Post
Same here, I have been zeroed last year without any warning or explanation. ď I was annoyingĒ they say.. xD No empathy or care at all towards the members.. Shame.
Also you can barely say something without someone attacking you or criticizing you. Lots of snowflakes and closed minded people.. A bit of a turn off for me.
Iím now pretty much only active on the technical forum as some nice fellows members are always there to answer my queries.
Iíve restored your post count 👍.

Unfortunately the IB system doesnít always automatically apply old post numbers when you come out of purgatory, but a reminder to one of us can short circuit Waiting for Godot 🙊
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 23:50
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mcoates - Are you able to edit the thread title? It is "losing" not "loosing".
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 00:20
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Originally Posted by Senior Pilot View Post
Iíve restored your post count 👍.

Unfortunately the IB system doesnít always automatically apply old post numbers when you come out of purgatory, but a reminder to one of us can short circuit Waiting for Godot 🙊
Thank you Sir!
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 00:29
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Are you able to edit the thread title? It is "losing" not "loosing".

Getting slack in my dotage - didn't even see that error in the title. Fixed for you, now.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 00:47
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Originally Posted by Senior Pilot View Post
Iíve restored your post count 👍.

Unfortunately the IB system doesnít always automatically apply old post numbers when you come out of purgatory, but a reminder to one of us can short circuit Waiting for Godot 🙊
Maybe Iím missing something but how do you send a reminder if youíve been blocked ?
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 01:14
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Maybe Iím missing something but how do you send a reminder if youíve been blocked ?
Usually via PM or Contact Us 🛰
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 01:33
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The amount of interest the current owners have in this website, is demonstrated by the fact they haven't even updated the forum descriptions for over a decade, including the private forums for airlines that rebranded or went bust many years ago (BMI, Thomson, Monarch etc). It died when Danny sold it. Was still occasionally useful for interview gen but even that's going to be all hopelessly out of date when hiring resumes. Everyone's long ago moved to Facebook as previously stated.

Don't be sad that it's gone, be happy that it existed and it was so good for such a long time.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 02:49
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+1 for a like button. That's pretty standard on a lot of forums these days.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 03:24
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Personally I find the speed with which personal attacks or petty arguments happen on a lot of threads vey depressing. Within the blink of an eye, what I hoped would be a good aviation related conversation, descends in to a childish argument or slanging match. For that reason I often think better of participating.

Strangely (given we like to think we're laid back), this appears to be a lot worse on the Aus forums than elsewhere on Prune.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 05:12
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Originally Posted by Flyer517 View Post
Personally I find the speed with which personal attacks or petty arguments happen on a lot of threads vey depressing. Within the blink of an eye, what I hoped would be a good aviation related conversation, descends in to a childish argument or slanging match. For that reason I often think better of participating.

Strangely (given we like to think we're laid back), this appears to be a lot worse on the Aus forums than elsewhere on Prune.
Yep, I agree, we no longer have a Forum where both sides can a rational discussion about aviation- it quickly spirals into viscous name calling with people being called "bigot/ racist etc etc", or else people who have zero aviation experience-eg Telfer 86 offer the vast knowledge (none) on IR etc.
People are losing interest, and if "Engagement"- however Management defines that- is an indicator, it won't be coming back anytime soon, not with the damage done in the last 18 months (28% pay increase for management whilst crew are on Government handouts?? Sure, that's fine).
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 11:27
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Personally I find the speed with which personal attacks or petty arguments happen on a lot of threads vey depressing. Within the blink of an eye, what I hoped would be a good aviation related conversation, descends in to a childish argument or slanging match. For that reason I often think better of participating.

Strangely (given we like to think we're laid back), this appears to be a lot worse on the Aus forums than elsewhere on Prune.
Concur. On a thread elsewhere on this site I remonstrated with a couple of individuals who had descended into personal abuse and was basically told to get back in my box; Who was I to say that personal abuse was not acceptable etc etc.

we no longer have a Forum where both sides can a rational discussion about aviation- it quickly spirals into vicious name calling with people being called "bigot/ racist etc etc", or else people who have zero aviation experience-
Unfortunately it has been like this for quite some time now. And sadly, I think it won't improve either.
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