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.
[Edited 2004-08-09 22:40:04]
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