This has been going on from the very beginning. Everyone has always claimed that things were better when they first came here. That is not true, this has always been a great place
When you're new every topic is fresh and interesting but after a while you'll notice that some are repeated over and over. That's just how a forum works. If you do not like a topic, ignore it and it will go away.
I've added a new forum for topics like this one. Why did you not post it there??
are the online aviation community and this discussion forum has a very high status among both professionals and amateurs. Sure we have our fair chare of childish quarrels and flamewars but there is not an open forum anywhere that does not have similar problems. If you want an open discussion you will have to accept that some people does not agree with you, does not think like you and that some are just plain idiots.
You do not have to like every topic, ignore those that you do not find interesting.
Some important things for all of you to consider:
Use relevant and describing topics.
This forum will not work if we all use topics like "Please Read", "Has Anyone Ever Seen A", "What Are My Chances Of" and so on. The topic of your message should describe as detailed as possible what your post is about. People should not have to open the message and read it to get an idea of what you're writing about. The topic is like a headline and should attract interest from people who find the issue discussed interesting and should save the time of reading your post for people with no interest.
Post in the correct forum.
Should be a simple thing to do but some does not seem to care. This thread and the and the "How About An Airliner.net Get Together?" is the kind of non-aviation issues I created the non-aviation forum for! I have absolutely nothing against any of these topics (I would welcome a get together!) but please post it where it's supposed to be. Yes, the other forums are pretty dead compared to this one but if no one posts there they will never come alive.
Notify me if a thread gets out of hand!
I cannot stress this enough. If you had only sent me a short e-mail about a topic about to turn into a flamewar instead of posting yet another lame reply, threads would very seldom have a change to turn really ugly. Don't lower yourself to the level of the fools that you'll find on any public forum. Just send me a e-mail with the name of the topic and I'll see to that it's deleted. If the person who posted it has been known to cause problems before, I'll ban him as well.
Thanks, that's all.