cumulonimbus
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Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:20 am


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.

Mike
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:26 am

Some because they want to end their addiction...

...others from overzealous moderation.
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HOMER71
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:26 am

Probably because there's not enough political talk in the nov-av forum...  Big grin
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NWA742
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:49 am

Because of topics like these  Big grin



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kc7mmi
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:01 am

If anyone gets sick of the political garbage that goes on here at a.net, just pick up a camera and head to the av photo forum!  Smile
 
Jaspike
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:05 am

I'm not leaving as in deleting myself. I could never bring myself to do that  Laugh out loud 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.

Tom
 
British767
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:07 am

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.

[Edited 2004-08-09 21:16:34]
 
Continental
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:11 am

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!  Big grin
 
Jaspike
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:15 am

Continental, how wrong you are. Actually one of the things I'm not liking at the moment is people with attitudes like you.
 
phxairfan
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:21 am

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.
 
British767
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:26 am

I would agree with you there, Phxairfan, with reason number 2. It is taking too much of my time up, quite frankly. There are more important things than the Internet.

P.S: I will still stay in contact with the people I have met, after all, they were all good people, and I have not met any arseholes from A.net.

[Edited 2004-08-09 21:30:58]
 
Demoose
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:29 am

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!

Mark
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pilot kaz
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:22 am

I am leaving at the end of the British summer or after AMS. I need to start studying at 6th form and work.
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WellHung
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:26 am

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
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:37 am

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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CaptOveur
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:43 am

Hannah is leaving? Gee who will I think of when I beat off every night?

Signed,
The horny British boys of A.net
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N6376M
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:09 am

If you can't stand the heat . . . .



























(become a Moderator and exercise your authority to subjugate those who can)
 
MYT332
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:20 am

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.

Well there ya go.
One Life, Live it.
 
AvianceGirlUK
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:59 am

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..
 
bristolflyer
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:58 am

I'm in the 'getting bored of people who just try to irritate others' group.

For example, I got a stupid reply from 'Wellhung' to one message I posted sometime ago. So I looked at his profile and it said the following:

'Being better than you and bringing attention to the fact.
Making people hate me and laughing about it.'

Just how immature is that? It's the sort of thing I used to think/say when I 15 yrs old. I can be irritating with the best of them, but after a while it gets seriously tedious.

I go by the motto 'if you can't say anything interesting or funny, don't say anything at all'. I only wish everyone on a.net did.

BF


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Continental
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:35 pm

Ok, well if you're going to leave, just leave, you don't have to whine about it first.
 
Boeing4ever
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:00 pm

Well, this could be a reason...













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jcs17
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:02 pm

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  Big grin
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QIguy24
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:07 pm

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.....  Sad
So get your ass back in here again!! We can't have a european website dominated by americans. That's just not acceptable  Smile

[Edited 2004-08-10 06:12:15]
 
bristolflyer
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:11 pm

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.

BF
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aa61hvy
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:54 pm

In a nutshell, because this site is getting boring...
Go big or go home
 
TriStar500
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:14 pm

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 replacing knowledge in virtually every discussion.

I have mostly limited my a.net presence to the trip reports forum, where there are still very valuable contributions and discussions and some discussions in the civ av forum, when there is actually something interesting and newsworthy to discuss - and not the usual "Woohoo, I am flying the B747-400 ER QXL!" or "The new United color scheme is soooo beautiful" or "Help! American Airlines only gave me half a can of soda" crap prevalent nowadays.
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greatansett
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:24 pm

The topics are being over-monitored and we need to merge some topics together ie aviation polls and prefs to just civil aviation etc.
Ron Paul 2012
 
mauriceb
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:40 pm

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, so you prevent reply´s wich make the forum worthless......




greetings, maurice
 
cancidas
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:56 pm

this has got to be the lamest attempt to get members back into the forums!!  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
 
sulman
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:24 pm

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 aspirations. He has enough nouse and judgement to stand on such a decision.

What I have a little trouble with is the avalanche of people following suit, a couple of whom I saw on the Sunday, who made no mention of their intention to desert the community. That would lead me to conclude there is an element of drama in all of this. Sorry boys and girls, but that's just the way I see it.

I'd have to agree with Dave's comment. Don't get tied up in all the bullshit, just enjoy your friends and aviation, and if you're spending too much time here, learn a little self-discipline.

Cheers


James
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JBLUA320
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:28 pm

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 adults with attitude problems.

On the "its nobodys fault, its just there" side,

1) Subjectivity

2) Its addictive

3) It costs money.

On the "maybe its the administrations fault" side,

1) It gets much harder to affordably use the site, and its hard to even look at a medium size picture thanks to an ad-sandwich. Now really, nothing in this world that's really good is free, but is this site really costing THAT much money to run? I say this blindly, so it might not be an administration fault at all- Im just saying....


The whole thing in my book is the relationship one has with fellow users- the longer you know them, the more you learn about them. And the more you know about them, the more you like them, or the more you totally despise them. Take your pick!

But, this is just the opinion of a 16 year old teenager who probably shouldnt post as much as he should during school months (thank heavens for summer!)....

Ben Kaufman
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ZKSUJ
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:44 pm

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 soon.
Seroiusly, good luck and all the best.
 
aviationfreak
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:26 pm

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 the bastards on this forum from the very start.

If I would leave it is because of the following reasons:

I became a member almost a year ago when I had too much time on my hands because of several personal reasons and I needed some distraction as I had enough time anyway. Now I have my live back on track I can't find the time to read posts anymore. For the same reason I only post in non-av once in a while.
I agree with the statement there are more important things such as my social live. And a certain member told me a.net is just a website and that started me thinking.
However I will not leave any time soon. I'll probably be an inactive member instead. I might regret leaving this site when I take that decision too soon.

Sander

Edit: I rather see the bastards leave than the ones who are leaving now!  Pissed

[Edited 2004-08-10 12:50:07]
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British767
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:37 am

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 on here. If I find by September that I am not on here so much as I was, I may stay.
 
Leezyjet
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:44 am

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 to contribute to them, but I'm not leaving.

 Smile
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chris78cpr
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:08 am

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 purpose of this site!!! Luckily i have met some real nice people thru it who i will continue to talk to! To be honest, if you have paid the £15 or so for membership it seems stupid to delelte it, just dont go to the site, then in 6months time if you wanna come abck then do.

I also find it a bit bizarre how people can get addicted. I for one check the site everytime i log on to the pc, i check my photo stats, check LHR new photos, check the top 24-48, look in avphoto/civilav and non-av, maybe post 5-10 times then shut my browser and do other stuff. Takes me 10mins or so to do that and i do it maybe once a day when im at home.

Oh well, it's sad to see some friends leave!

Come back soon y'all!

Chris
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flymia
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RE: Why Is Everybody Leaving A.net?

Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:50 am

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 eachother out. And in Civil and Polls you get your Airbus VS Boeing and some Airline VS Airline and Airport and Airport and stuff but It is not that bad. I been a member for 3 years now and olny have 960 post I guess I am not addcited to the site. I predict my self being here for a very long time as long as the site is up I am here.
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