Kay
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Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:19 pm

I go home from work knowing the latest about tsunami's, political speeches, the latest scores in elections, soccer games, significant incidents that happened at the global scale, trivial or funny events, as well as Michael Jackson, Elbonia, weird religions, how MAC is great, Canada, Europe, and every detail that evolves around the life of (in)active people, all in the midst of useless but amusing posts.

Can the non_aviation forum be considered a daily portal? or even elevated to a cultural portal?

I mean, it's unconscious, but when I come around here, I have many anecdotes and news that I can inform people about that they didn't see or read about yet, whereas when I don't or can't, despite my my.yahoo page making every effort to fill me in with all the important events that interest me every 30 minutes, I fall behind at several occasions.


Just had to say it.. thumbs up for this forum.

Kay

 
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RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:53 pm

Don't forget it's also great at entertainment, looking at most of the political threads that turn into bitching and name-calling. Wanna see grown-up people bash each other like girls do in Highschool? Come here!

However, each time a political thread remains civil, I agree that it's a good read and offers new perspectives, on top of the info you get.

There's also a bunch of cute stories people post here, about whatever-you-cab-think-off. A rabbit in Turkmenistan choked on its toenails? You are going to read about it here!
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RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:32 am

And just for the record: It´s spelled "Mac", short for "Macintosh" after the edible kind of apples; It´s not an acronym!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:39 am

I like the Non Aviation Forum because you get everything here:

  • The latest news

  • Funny stories

  • Information about almost everything from people from all over the world

  • Great entertainment

  • The best flamefests on the whole internet  Big grin


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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:51 am

    The best flamefests on the whole internet

    Yes, that is the problem and because it is allowed to happen the whole site of airliners.net is diminished in it's quest to be a truly phenomenal aviation site. Until it addresses some of the ridiculousness here in the non-aviation forum it will never be the stellar site we all hope it could be.
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:12 am

    787: Yes, that is the problem and because it is allowed to happen the whole site of airliners.net is diminished in it's quest to be a truly phenomenal aviation site. Until it addresses some of the ridiculousness here in the non-aviation forum it will never be the stellar site we all hope it could be.

    As long as even your mildly annoying complaints are allowed as well, it´s all fine with me!  Big thumbs up
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:25 am

    The best flamefests on the whole internet

    I thought you mods were cracking down on this!  Wink/being sarcastic

    In any case, the flaming in this forum isn't as bad as that in some other more loosely moderated forums out there. There is some downright nasty stuff out there!



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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 8:03 am

    Yay, non-av rules. I am here several times a day...the best thing that ever happened!
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:18 pm

    There's flamefest and flamefest.
    For instance look at all the free entertainment we Elbonians provide you with  Big grin

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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:19 pm

    Indeed. Quality post on one side, and stupid useless posts from the expat Elbonian who has nothing more interesting to do.

    Cheers,

    707
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:22 pm

    Quality posts from your side ? have you seen the virgin ?

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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:25 pm

    Well, a VS aircraft indeed this morning.

    Cheers,

    707
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:25 pm

    Yes, that is the problem and because it is allowed to happen the whole site of airliners.net is diminished in it's quest to be a truly phenomenal aviation site. Until it addresses some of the ridiculousness here in the non-aviation forum it will never be the stellar site we all hope it could be.

    You know what's even more lame than people wasting time reading and posting in non-av?

    Other people wasting their time bitching about it.  Insane
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:27 pm

    VS flying into CDG ? You've been sniffing those drugs again.

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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:28 pm

    I did not say it was at CDG (or LBG for that matter)

    Cheers,

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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:29 pm

    You implied it, you foolish Parisian.

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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:32 pm

    "You know what's even more lame than people wasting time reading and posting in non-av?

    Other people wasting their time bitching about it."

    Amen Saxdiva
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:35 pm

    See what I mean! Response 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

     Smile

    Proven right. Heh.

    As I said, you want a great aviation site? Dilute that kind of teenager nonsense and you will get an awesome aviation site.



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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:58 pm

    Oh c'mon, 787... if you don't like this stuff, *don't* *read* *it.* Is it really that difficult a concept to grasp?

    I count nine forums on this site. If you are dissatisfied with this one, stick to the other eight.

    Geez.
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:17 pm

    Without a sense of humour, life is always a lot harder. And that´s especially true for Non-Av.  Wink/being sarcastic
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:27 pm

    I am very happy to hear that Kay! There's been a lot of harsh critique in the past and we were really planning on closing it down not too long ago. I am very happy to see that some of you like it!

    Those of you that enjoy this place - please help see to that threads do not go too far or that users misbehave. Even if you personally aren't offended by harsh language or strong sexual/political content, a lot of people are and if those who strongly dislike this forum outnumber the people who like it, I am going to be forced to close it. I wouldn't like that though as there's really some great discussions going on in here from time to time.

    Thanks,
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:34 pm

    Klaus, then your life must be unbearable  Wink/being sarcastic
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:40 pm

    That goes without saying, Kirkie. I´m german.  Big thumbs up
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:43 pm

    Psssttt...Dont mention the war

     Big grin
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:44 pm

    Yeah, well, just actually watch that episode before quoting it!  Wink/being sarcastic
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:45 pm

    Johan:
    My pleasure!  Smile

    Klaus:
    MAC isn't an acronym? I thought it stood for Machine About to Crash? Big grin
    Actually my job is Unix so you can bet I prefer MACs, sorry Macs. Just testing your sense of humor  Big thumbs up

    Kay
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:56 pm

    Kay: MAC isn't an acronym? I thought it stood for Machine About to Crash? 
    Actually my job is Unix so you can bet I prefer MACs, sorry Macs. Just testing your sense of humor


    Heresy cannot be tolerated under any circumstances...!  Wink/being sarcastic


    And I agree with Johan: Instead of constantly demanding the moderators to do something, it´s much preferable to deal with problems locally in the thread. And not resorting to personal insults (at least not ones intended seriously  Wink/being sarcastic).
     
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    RE: Non_aviation Forum: A Daily Portal?

    Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:59 pm

    Heresy lol.

    Profanity!

    oops sorry i have to Ctrl+Alt+Del
    'later  Smile

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