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Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie  
User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Probably risking my forum membership here, but what the heck!

On the forum pages, it indicates the purpose of the forums on A.net. Included for this forum is the following line;

This is also the place for suggestions, comments and constructive criticism related to any part of Airliners.net.

Sadly, this appears to be somewhat untrue. Yesterday, someone posted a comment regarding the banner adverts on the site. I considered his post "fair and constructive" critisicm. I replyed with my own comment, wondering how long it would be before the post was locked or deleted. I will also admit that I commented on the increase of pop-under ads coinciding with the availibility of paid membership (risky I know!). As it happened, it was a little longer than the 30 minutes I predicted before the thread was locked! It does appear that the few times ANY post that says ANYTHING negative about this site comes up, particularly in relation to the insiduous pop-under ads (which are always the same as the banner ad at that moment - does someone think we can't read the first time?), that thread instantly has a very short life expectancy.

My point. I would suggest that the above comment is removed from the description of the purpose of this forum as it is pretty clear of Johan's opinions of such posts. My feedback (constructive criticism?) would be, if you can't handle certain things, don't provide the facility. I would suggest providing an alternative place to direct such comments, but as they would be ignored anyway it would be a waste of time. It appears that a more realistic ruling would be "constructive criticism related to any part of Airliners.net can be stuffed up your own backside"

Before anyone does crash in and say it, criticism is rare I know as A.net is overall an excellent site and I know it's free and revenue has to be made somewhere etc. etc. I also have mellowed my own posting somewhat to avoid so-called "flamebaiting," though will naturally comment on anything I agree/disagree with. (Hell, even KROC agreed with one of my posts yesterday - I had to go out and get some fresh air after that!  Smile )

I just feel that there is a certain "attitude" towards anyone who has offered what is invited above. If I recall correctly, even those who have complained of problems pop-under ads crashing older computers, as used to happen to me, get treated with a certain amount of contempt.

What are others thoughts, if you can get them in before the post is locked - which I'm sure will happen soon.

44 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Why do you post that when you already know that it will be locked?
Some kind of senseless isnt it?
Peter



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User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Because I wanted to let people know some of the things that go on.

An e-mail straight to Johan would have been in his delete folder pretty quickly.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Eal401 makes a good and legitiment point. For fear of retrobution, I will end my comments there.  Big grin

User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Oh God, KROC's agreeing with me again! "gasp - cough - need air..."

 Smile  Smile


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

As I pointed out in the Commonwealth Games thread, KROC's becoming more British by the day. It is hardly surprising that he is suddenly agreeing with you! Big grin


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Banco. You know bloody well I am not becoming more and more British. ........ Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Cup of tea, dear boy?


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

And pass the cucumber sandwiches


Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

***KROC is now disposing of the tea bags in his desk here at work***

I got them last week when I was sick. Really I did!  Big grin


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

Okay, now I am really getting worried. I love cucumbers, and have been known to make a cucumber sandwich on occasion. Ta ta all. I'm off to see my shrink.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Ah, a failure there, KROC. Try calling him a "trick-cyclist" and you're just about there.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

Next KROC will become a proper football fan. Big grin

User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

You're just being silly now, aren't you?

 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

I'll become a Soccer Fan right after France wins a war.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Ah, KROC, so you're not aware of the great French victory over Liechtenstein then?

Albeit Liechtenstein had occupied them for a few years. And they had to get help. But even so, I reckon you're now a fully paid up footie fan. Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Let me clarify, when France wins a war in modern times! Liechtenstein does not count anyway. I could get a group of dudes from my street, and take over Liechtenstein.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

KROC, I thought your love of cucumbers was for purposes other than eating??




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

somehow i can see the point of this thread somewhat driffting from the point


Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

I fully agree with AMSMAN...this thread got way off line, almost 15 posts of stuff completely off the topic...
Why do I bother reading these posts now? This happens in almost every thread...errr...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

USAFHummer: please keep your posts on topic.

User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 21384 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

AMSMAN: somehow i can see the point of this thread somewhat driffting from the point

Can only get better that way.


User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Eal401, notice how when you discuss a topic in an intelligent fashion and one that hasn't been discussed numerous times already it stays? Even though it "criticizes" the site. I am not the one who locked the banner thread, but my guess to the reason behind it was it has been discussed many times already & then you suggesting it to be locked or deleted in your post probably didn't help. If that thread had been as serious as this one it probably would have stayed, but since it was just about the ads and what people think of them it got archived because we have had so many of those in the past. That's my guess as to what happened, like I said I am not the mod who locked it. You aren't risking your membership simply by posting constructive criticism, that's an exaggeration. If most criticisms were as well explained as this one and said more than "*insert part of a.net* sucks and is unfair" they wouldn't disappear. Personally I don't agree with your opinion on this, but at least you presented it in a good manner. This thread should prove that you can offer as much constructive criticism as you want, just put some thought into it and make sure there aren't 30 other topics on it already.
Peace,
-Chris

PS: Staying on topic might be a good idea. Big grin


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

USAFHummer, go to the "What do you see in your room" thread. If you are lucky, in doing that thread, you might find a box of kleenex you can use to wipe away your tears with.  Crying

Yyz717. After I "lost" that one cucumber, I have since stuck to just eating them.


User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1128 times:


Cucumber sandwhiches are about 100 years old and is not funny, time to get up to date, unfortunately more likely to be a McDonalds with a gerkin.


25 Post contains images Metwrench : You didn't lose the cucumber, the gerbal is eating it!!! Ha Ha
26 USAFHummer : Well since this topic is getting way off topic and stands as much chance of recovery as Robert Downey Jr., I might as well keep it up...KROC...I expec
27 Post contains images KROC : Well since this topic is getting way off topic and stands as much chance of recovery as Robert Downey Jr., HAHAHA. That is classic USAFHummer. Grat Jo
28 Post contains images KROC : Oh and Metwrench; HAHA BAM! errrrrrrrrr I mean OUCH!
29 Metwrench : Hey, when the "Shaft" is busy, maybe his sidekick the "Cucumber" could fill in.
30 Post contains images Lax : I vote for MORE pop-up/unders!!! Who wouldn't want to be annoyed 1,287 times in a 7-minute period with those ads that nobody cares anything about?!! I
31 Metwrench : Yeah, I need free condoms, they are so expensive, I have to go with out food for days to purchase one. Actually, it is more likely a "Public Service"
32 AMSMAN : Well so far we've actually went from he topic of Constructive Critsism, then to KROC becoming British, then to Cucumbers, then to "Shaft" and then to
33 Post contains images Banco : Anyway, KROC, I thought that you called them "zucchini" in the States? Or is this another British slant?
34 Eal401 : No that's corgettes (excuse spelling - disgusting veg anyway) if I remember correctly.
35 Banco : Ah, yes. So it is. Bugger. (It's "courgettes" by the way - in case you really wanted to know)
36 Post contains images Eal401 : No I didn't want to know. Nasty, horrible, disgusting, foul vegetables! (I don't like 'em by the way!)
37 Post contains images KROC : Nasty, horrible, disgusting, foul vegetables! (I don't like 'em by the way!) Amen brother!
38 AMSMAN : I like em!!! (Homer J style) => Ummmm....Crogettes!!
39 Banco : But what are they for????
40 AMSMAN : Em.........Urm......Eh.......Well....If you........i dont know!! Good Question!!
41 Post contains images Eal401 : Well, they certainly are NOT for eating! I'm sure there are many out there with "ahem" alternative uses.
42 Banco : Not practical for some of the girls that I've known over the years. A couple of them could've used a Zeppelin...
43 Post contains images Eal401 : ROLFLMAO!!!!!!
44 Post contains images KROC : Banco. I think I met one of those women you know at the pub errrrrrrrr bar last weekend. She wanted a piece, but I already told her I had no need for
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