Cumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Why is everybody Leaving? I mean look At Ben, UTA_Flying_high, Jaspike, and Aviancegirluk. It seems that more people are leaving for good everyday. What is the deal With this. Are there some people that irritate people so Much that they feel they need to leave or is there other reasons also. The bad thing is that some of these people have been longtimers and are Leaving A.net. And god Knows who else will leave when they Walk.
Jaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
I'm not leaving as in deleting myself. I could never bring myself to do that I'm just not going to post anymore. Well, I say I'm not going to post.. but I probably will every now and then. There's lots of reasons why... and it's not something I've just decided to do because other people are doing it, it's been on my mind for a while. I'm still going to be doing work on the database (maybe even more than I currently do), I'll still answer all emails I get, etc. etc.
British767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
I personally am going to me leaving because I am simply spending too much time on my PC, and Airliners.net. It is not a fault with Airliners.net, but if I eliminate it, it would help me to not spend so much time on my PC. Also there is a tad too much bitching on the forums now anyway. I have cancelled my PayPal subcription for now.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
I think most are leaving because they want people to feel sorry for their sorry asses, they want others to feel bad that they have left. If they need to make a huge post/statement on why they're making their final farewell, then they want you to feel bad about it. Well, too bad, most don't!
Either that or they can't pay the 1st class membership!
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
The number 1 reason is the upsurge in childlike behavior, as well as the "you disagree with me, so I hate you and everything you stand for" attitude. When I posted on these forums back in 2001, almost never did anyone have anything negative to say. Unfortunately 1/2 the crap on here now is I dislike A because my beliefs are B. It doesn't help that this is an American election year, and both parties couldn't be farther apart on how the country should be run. I just hope thing will get better in November when the election is behind us.
The number 2 reason is that A.Net is a passion that we all share, and some of us get too devoted to it. Then, when we realize it significantly hampers our real lives, we decide to take a step back. I for one am not going anywhere any time soon. Especially since if I ever tried to come back I'd prolly have to pay, lol.
Demoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
Or maybe because people have lives? Its so easy for this website to take over your free time, even your time at work and that is never good. There's times when i've thought fuckin hell, I really am spending too much time on just a website. Everything is good in moderation, including Airliners.net and i've met loads of really cool people, especially at the MAN meet so I'll be sad to see some of them leaving, i'm sure the wrath of Airliners.net will draw u back under its reign though! Evil!
Its not a case of people leaving because they want people to feel sorry, I think its the opposite - most probably don't want to be associated with some of the people on here that *really* do spend to much time getting obsessed with this website!
WellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
The main reason is that I haven't been around much recently. Should be back a little more next week. Don't worry guys. But also...
Have you seen the topics recently? (certain) Moderators are busy deleting perfectly acceptable posts while ignoring the fact that there are 5 Michael Moore threads, 12 US election threads, 3 NYC meet that never happened threads - and don't forget the 9 "I'm a pussy, can't hack it so I'm bitching out and leaving" threads. Oh, and also the "I'm a disgusting prepubescent user from the UK and beat off to pictures of all two female a.net users from the UK every day" threads. Cole slaw is much more interesting.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 45
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1797 times:
I don't really understand this mass exodus which seems to have taken place over the past few days, most of whom I only got to meet for the first time at MAN just a month ago.
Whilst there are some genuine reasons being mentioned for leaving I also can't help thinking that with a bit of self-control people can still be a member AND have a life.
The reason I joined, and will continue to be a member, is because of my love of aviation, particularly civil aviation. I can find out exactly what is happenning in the industry and ask questions when I want info. There are so many knowledgeable members who are happy to share information. This is what always keeps me interested.
I purposely spend as little time as possible in the non-av forum as the posts frequently resemble some sort of tacky chat room rather than being informative, and is a breeding ground for bitchy, snide comments. I personally think it drags this site down a hell of a lot.
Perhaps if those who are leaving, or planning on leaving, were to consider staying out of non-av and remember why they joined A.Net in the first place, ie because of a passion for aviation and instill some self control (ie don't use in work's time and set yourself a time limit each day outside of work) then some sort of compromise can be found.
I think with the majority of the people leaving this doesn't need to be an 'all or nothing' ultimatum which they seem to have set themselves. If those people are intent on leaving then I'll wish you all the very best and hope to see most of you still in AMS in September. I do hope though that you can find some sort of happy medium by concentrating on the avaition side of the site rather than non-av where I think people have been getting brassed off.
MYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
I'm just toning it all down. Thing is, since the LHR meet in April I've quit college and stopped working and just become too addicted to this site.
Granted I left college because I couldn't stand the drug addict class mates and I realised I hated IT but even so when I as there I often got bollocked for being on this site during lectures.
My contract ran out at work but still I didn't look for more employment just online credit card application forms, how bad is that! Like I say, the Internet is bad, EGG plc are bad and A.net is way too addictive!
Anyway, September is nearly here and if im going to do something with myself again I need to enroll onto a course ASAP and I can't afford to mess it all up with stupid web browsing and posting over here. I mean there's too much bitching here anyway and I don't really need that.
I'll stick around if I can but I guess I'll just fade into obscurity, well on the forum's at least. I'll definitely stay in contact with people as I wont lose friends I've made, even though some I know would without a thought.
AvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
Well reason im leaving is too long and i dont want to go into it.
But i have met some complete jerks on here who piss me off more than you could imagine.. the sentence above quite clearly states this.
Its gone too far.. and only started off as fun..
Its a shame, but then i realise i do actually have a life off this thing unlike some which i have to get on with.
Well there is the small part of my reason..
JCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
I really don't post as much as I used to on non-av because arguing with some of you is like banging your head against a brick wall. Except for the most part, the brick wall has slightly better intelligence and a slightly better personality
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1518 times:
I think it's a damn shame that all brits and french are leaving. It's not going to be the same in here if all of you guys leave.....
So get your ass back in here again!! We can't have a european website dominated by americans. That's just not acceptable
BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
Maybe there should be an 'elite' forum where those of us capable of expressing informed and well-rounded opinions in a clear and intelligent manner can escape to to avoid the petty squabbles of the rest. Or maybe those that fall into the latter category should just be banned from this forum.
Fortune favours the brave
: In a nutshell, because this site is getting boring...
: I second what AA61hvy has just written. Too many know-it-all kids posting the same irrelevant crap over and over again. Opinions and emotions replacin
: The topics are being over-monitored and we need to merge some topics together ie aviation polls and prefs to just civil aviation etc.
: well maybe its a good idea to start an topic for the people with 10 or more RR points, the others can login to see the discussions but can´t Reply, s
: this has got to be the lamest attempt to get members back into the forums!!
: I think this is all rather strange. Ben's reasons for leaving are quite legitimate - he simply needs a breather to concentrate on his career aspiratio
: On the "its the users fault" side, 1) The majority of topics of late are repetitive and redundant and thoroughly uninteresting. 2) Armchair CEOs and a
: Just want to wish the best of luck to all of those who are leaving. A.net is too addictive to leave for good so I presume that I'll talk to you guys s
: It's quite shocking the good guys and girls are leaving. I will never ever go because of other members bitching me or in general. I choose to ignore t
: OK, I have had a bit of a change of heart. I am going to stay on here until September. I am going to try to tone down the amount of time that I spend
: I'm staying. I go through phases where I might not post from time to time, but that is more due to alot of the threads being crap and I have nothing t
: Hmmmm, well i for one am staying! I joined this site because i wanted to contribute to the Avphoto forum and thats what i do!!! Photography is my main
: I dont spend much time in Non AV. But in the Hobby fourm I dont see any bashing or people acting rude. Same in Tech Ops everyone is there to help each