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Respected Users-Huh?  
User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

I've searched and searched the forums for an answer to my question, but I can't find one! What is the advantage of being respected by someone? What is the difference between being respected and not being respected by someone? I guess what I'm trying to ask is- what do you get out of being respected by someone?
Thx for the future imput-Hurricane

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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Good question.

I guess its just a "fun" feature with no practical purpose.


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1228 times:


true, there's many users that are just popular with others.
See, there're quite some folks around here that are being respected by like 40 people. You don't believe that is for their aviation knowledge, do you ?


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Well... it's one of those things which I very much am in favor of. It hasn't got any strategic use in terms of doing something for your profile, but then again neither does the rest of that stuff. It tells you more than it tells you. It's sort of neat to open up somebody's profile and see them respected by like 70 people, it kinda makes you think that perhaps there's something to respect about them. THere's no real reason to use it, but it's a fun little trinket anyway.


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineHurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Seems kinda pointless, but thanx! Big grin
...I had always wondered...


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

i say lets get a section for disrespected users! that should make it more real to life for being a social thing right? I mean the respected user stuff seems to be like the good old days of high school when everyone cares what others think! and part of that is having the people that like you and dont like you! i dunno just an independant thought of the day

Cheers!
Brian


User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

No, KaiTakFan, this would be bad. People would disrespect users because of their opinion, like American patriots would disrespect american haters, Boeing lovers would disrespect Airbus lovers (and vice-versa), some small guys would disrespect other users just for fun and some grown-up users would disrespect minors because of their age.

I think respects/posts ratio shows how respected you are (and I maybe have he worst one... )


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

B737-700 - It is true that respected users are merited on his aviation knowledge, but the majority of highly respected users do have a good deal of knowledge... or sense of humour  Big grin.

Just look at JETPILOT, dc-9capt, etc.

None of these people ask to be respected... they just are. Thats why they aren't particularly the most knowledgeable members of the forum.

As long as people treat me with respect, I couldn't care whether I had 1 or 100 respected users.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

For those of us with alot of respected users (I have 65), it gives us something of a self esteem boost. Knowing that forum members like us for our opinions and posts makes you feel good, makes it seem like your time spent here is actually worth it.

It's very similar to a hig school concept. You feel great if you have lots and lots of friends.

However it can be a negative thing too, for example if you are a user with alot of posts and have been here a long time, but you are generally not respected by many people, perhaps you will feel like your posts are not worth much, and chances are if this is the case, they arent.

That is unless you do not post very often, in which case your lack of respected users is because you are not generally well know,

So basically its nothing more than a social thing, the more respected users (read: FRIENDS) you have, the better.

Catch y'all later,

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Holy crud Aloha, where did all those come from!!!!

I have a mere 55  Sad Big grin  Smokin cool


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

I believe that the Respected Users list was supposed to be some component of some larger system for the forums that doesn't seem to have gotten anywhere.

David / SAN


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

I have 35 respected users and got 1 more today. Anyway, I found a trend. Late at night when like 3 people are on this board, it is very easy to make friends. I got 4 respected users about a month ago all in a 10 minute span at about 2 AM. It was fun.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

EGGD, looks on the bright side, you have the same amount of respected users as JETPILOT!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

who is JETPILOT??? Big grin I remember having an argument with him a couple of months back, it was so funny! I questioned him on whether he was a pilot or not, I think he got quite offended.

Ah well, whatever we were arguing about, guess he was right  Big grin


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1033 times:


EGGD, this is more the humour part than anything else.
I could name quite some folks here that are respected because of that or because of (sick/fun) comments and stuff.

Of course there's some here that are only respected because of their REAL knowledge. I remember a Delta MD88 captain or AFCabincrew, ...


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1031 times:
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Your self-esteem?! Big grin

I have four respected users and I thank them for that! I am not an aviation expert, just an enthusiast with a passion for aviation & aerospace and well, anything to do with (mostly) civil aviation!!

If I didn't have any respected users by now though I would be feeling a bit bad.  Sad [6 months on 17 February btw!!]

I like the respected users idea, even if it's a novelty.



"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.." John Gillespie Magee Jr
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Oh yes, I understand that it was a joke, I was just hoping that within that you did not have.. another motive.

aahh, nevermind, I just get touchy sometimes  Smokin cool


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 981 times:

What's the point in being respected in life? I don't get money for it.

It's the same as being respected here. It's just nice to know that some people approve of you and actually appreciate you, either for your posts, or just as a friend. There are no rewards for it, but it's nice to know that's all.


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Guys,

I was surprised to see I had so many respected users. Didn't count them though. Thanks to those who feel I should be respected.

Cheers,

mb

A new star is born..


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 950 times:

It´s a little feedback - it tells you whether people think your posts are crap or not.

On the other hand, there´s a problem: there are lots of users here who are respected only because of a certain political one-sidedness. I mean, if you´re quite extreme in your political views (either way), you get lots of like-minded people respecting you.

Daniel Smile


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