eal401
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Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:42 pm

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.
 
PUnmuth@VIE
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:47 pm

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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eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 6:53 pm

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.
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 7:21 pm

Eal401 makes a good and legitiment point. For fear of retrobution, I will end my comments there.  Big grin
 
eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 7:38 pm

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

 Smile  Smile
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 7:44 pm

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
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KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 7:57 pm

Banco. You know bloody well I am not becoming more and more British. ........ Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 8:04 pm

Cup of tea, dear boy?
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AMSMAN
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 8:09 pm

And pass the cucumber sandwiches
Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
 
KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 8:09 pm

***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
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 8:11 pm

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.
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Wed Apr 17, 2002 8:12 pm

Ah, a failure there, KROC. Try calling him a "trick-cyclist" and you're just about there.
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:37 am

Next KROC will become a proper football fan. Big grin
 
eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:51 am

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

 Laugh out loud
 
KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 1:34 am

I'll become a Soccer Fan right after France wins a war.
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 2:05 am

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
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KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 2:09 am

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
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 2:10 am

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

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
AMSMAN
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 3:22 am

somehow i can see the point of this thread somewhat driffting from the point
Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
 
USAFHummer
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:54 am

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
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McRingRing
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:00 am

USAFHummer: please keep your posts on topic.
B==============) ~~~~
 
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Amsman

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:06 am

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

Can only get better that way.
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:22 am

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
 
KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:31 am

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.
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:18 am


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.
 
Metwrench
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:49 am

You didn't lose the cucumber, the gerbal is eating it!!!

Ha Ha  Wink/being sarcastic
 
USAFHummer
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:52 am

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 expected the Shaft from you...tsk tsk tsk...

Greg
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KROC
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Thu Apr 18, 2002 11:24 am

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 Job!  Big thumbs up

Sorry about the lack of a Shaft. Trying to be more reserve these days.
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 11:25 am

Oh and Metwrench; HAHA BAM! errrrrrrrrr I mean OUCH!  Big grin
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 11:36 am

Hey, when the "Shaft" is busy, maybe his sidekick the "Cucumber" could fill in.
 
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 11:59 am

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 especially love the new pop-up advertising "FREE CONDOMS" !! Can't have too many of those, can ya??

 Smile
 
Metwrench
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:07 pm

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" advertisment due to the "Nature" of this forum and it's many young members.
 
AMSMAN
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:02 pm

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 Condoms!?!?!


Anyway.....
Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:45 pm

Anyway, KROC, I thought that you called them "zucchini" in the States? Or is this another British slant?  Big grin
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eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:02 pm

No that's corgettes (excuse spelling - disgusting veg anyway) if I remember correctly.
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:03 pm

Ah, yes. So it is. Bugger.


(It's "courgettes" by the way - in case you really wanted to know)
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eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 6:58 pm

No I didn't want to know.  Big grin

Nasty, horrible, disgusting, foul vegetables! (I don't like 'em by the way!)
 
KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:27 pm

Nasty, horrible, disgusting, foul vegetables! (I don't like 'em by the way!)

Amen brother!  Laugh out loud

 
AMSMAN
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:06 pm

I like em!!! (Homer J style) => Ummmm....Crogettes!!
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Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:10 pm

But what are they for????
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AMSMAN
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:12 pm

Em.........Urm......Eh.......Well....If you........i dont know!! Good Question!!
Aer Lingus, Proud to be Irish.
 
eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:13 pm

Well, they certainly are NOT for eating!

I'm sure there are many out there with "ahem" alternative uses.  Big grin
 
Banco
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:41 pm

Not practical for some of the girls that I've known over the years. A couple of them could've used a Zeppelin...
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eal401
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Thu Apr 18, 2002 11:32 pm

ROLFLMAO!!!!!!

 Big thumbs up
 
KROC
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RE: Purpose Of This Forum - A Complete Lie

Fri Apr 19, 2002 12:32 am

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 the "Magnum" size condoms, so I doubt I'd ahem, fill her up. Besides, that could do tremendous damage to my frail male ego!  Big grin

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