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Where is Mr Guppy these days?

Old 6th Jun 2011, 17:09
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Where is Mr Guppy these days?

I haven't seen any posts from SNS3Guppy any time recently. Anyone know whether he's still on the frequency?

Although I have personally been on the sharp end of his sometimes forthright point of view, I enjoy his contributions and wondered whether he was still contributing to this forum?
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 17:29
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I think he is still banned.

http://www.pprune.org/members/121895-sns3guppy
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 17:35
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What did he do, or say, to get banned?
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 18:18
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 18:19
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I'd be very interested to know what resulted in a ban from here!

What Mr Guppy may occasionally lack in diplomacy he certainly seems to make up for in experience and insight.

I don't always agree with him but I make a point of reading his posts - usually entertaining and educational. Would be a shame to lose him.
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 19:19
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Was it the heated discussion about paradropping that did it? If so, the real aggression seemed to come from two other posters. If Guppy got banned for that, then I would have thought at least one of the others should have too?
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 19:38
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Mr Guppy helped me to learn to land

Have to wonder who is being punished, us or Mr Guppy.

I read his great account of landing. Took a while but it really did help me out. Changed where I looked and how I approached landing. I went in a short time from 'arrivals' to actually being something approaching a pilot during landings. Stuff that my instructors couldn't get through to me and I've never found in a book.

Bring back Mr Guppy I say!

(I'll now go hide)
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Nowt to do with me.
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 19:59
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Well without him and the sadly departed 411A, a drearier place
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 20:27
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maxred, I second your opinion

Just that Mr Guppy is not always polite and political correct doesn't mean he should get banned for a longer time, does it?

I don't know what happened, but me personally... I miss his input!

There are several other notoriously aggressive posters who never get banned?!

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Old 6th Jun 2011, 22:18
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read his great account of landing. Took a while but it really did help me out. Changed where I looked and how I approached landing. I went in a short time from 'arrivals' to actually being something approaching a pilot during landings. Stuff that my instructors couldn't get through to me and I've never found in a book.
Sounds good. Where is that posting? Just did a search but couldn't find it.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 07:26
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I think it was his constantly aggressive posting style and attacks on others that did it.

I am not suprised at his style. If you google his nickname you find him in a load of American gun forums.
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Jeez David - he is a Septic. They have as the second amendment to their constitution; the right to keep and bear arms. You do seem to latch onto something and worry it death, terrier style

His posts were verbose but generally contained useful info,especially IMHO for the low houred poster whom he seemed to go outof his way to help.

We all have different styles that is what makes this forum so useful/educational/annoying - I've learned to live with it over 11 years.

There are some posters whose contributions I just ignore,others whom I scan read expecting the same old bigoted diatribe (Sadly from memory:GPS. IR touring. Gorgeous & best girlfriend. How appalling club aircraft are. Why wimmin don't hang around flying clubs, etc)

Right enough, best I go and see where I've carelessly left my gun and shoot supper!

Stik - who will be flying later!
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 08:42
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Who is David?

If Guppy did get banned for the paradropping thread, then unless some posts have been deleted, it was pretty unfair. Others were being far more rude and aggressive than he was on that thread.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 08:53
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Did anyone try to send him a PM? That functionality seems to work even if someone is banned.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 13:36
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others whom I scan read expecting the same old bigoted diatribe (Sadly from memory:GPS. IR touring. Gorgeous & best girlfriend. How appalling club aircraft are. Why wimmin don't hang around flying clubs, etc)
Why don't you start a forum called "vfrpilotsonly.com". The software is off the shelf these days

Who is David?

I should add I have no actual knowledge of why Guppy got banned but there has been much behind the scenes speculation about his real "bonafides", as Kojak used to say. Some thought he was a reincarnation of another poster who used to write in a similar way and who vanished a while ago.

I got banned from one particular thread for about a week, after arguing with Guppy, with a message from an anonymous moderator saying he doesn't want to see yet another thread get deleted. After that I ignored Guppy, but evidently something else continued until he got the chop.

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Old 7th Jun 2011, 15:19
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Not mine to talk about, but having just taken a look at the notes on the Mods forum (we have a running "banned users" thread!), I'd say he's unlikely to be back with us any time soon.

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Old 7th Jun 2011, 16:14
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Hmm, not surprised having just reviewed that parachute dropping thread. With respect to UK flying and jumping, during my time ('81-'92) doing both at a DZ "somewhere just off the A1", we really enjoyed life to the full but I am certain none of the practices outlined by Mr Guppy as "normal" were ever even considered. Having also spent more than a few seasons in Z Hills Fla, I don't ever recall any such games there either. The highest altitude we ever did was a couple of 13,500ft (ish) on O2 in the Turbine DC3.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 16:21
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The loss of C'ptn Guppy

I am sad about this ban. I have no idea what this wise old aviator could have said to have deserved such a banishment. I agree with Stiknruda above, post 14.

"His posts were verbose but generally contained useful info,especially IMHO for the low houred poster whom he seemed to go out of his way to help."

I shall always remember his perceptive and sensitive response in post no 12 of my Tech Log query "Overspeeding Prop" July 2009. I was grateful for the technical info he took some pains to explain to a simple SEL type like me, but he then combined this with a warmth and courtesy which stood out from the arrogance and vituperation which, sadly, some posters employ towards 'newbies'.

It's a shame.

PS It wasn't something relating to the late 411A - was it??
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 16:24
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Can you expand on that? Guppy had amazing depth of knowledge.

I can remember being picked apart by him in one thread in a ruthless manner!

After that I was always very wary of the accuracy of what I posted

He had an authority which could be very " putting down" to the point of rude to those who dared cross him

Having said that you dont come in these forums with a thin skin and I did develop a certain admiration and friendship with him.

Having developed that friendship he would be the first to dive into a thread I was getting beaten up in and help defend what I was trying to say but wasnt the best at saying in his usual authoritive and detailed way.

I for one would like to know why he was banned if he was?

The forum is a lesser place without his colourful input and I cannot imagine what he did which would be so bad as to instigate a prolonged ban.

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