Like Alaskaquantas said, few people are able to realize their mistakes, but even fewer people are able to openly apologize about their mistakes.
I wouldn't go as far as to say all
of CivAv is stupid. Believe it or not, some threads in CivAv are actually interesting and educating (
oohhh...shocker, I know). The reason why CivAv is the way it is, is because many people have pride in their airline and their aircraft manufacture, and CivAv is where the discussions about these airlines and aircraft manufacturers take place. I say all the more power to those people. It is the diverse views in CivAv that make for excellent threads. Granted many excellent threads end up flamefests, but in the threads where that doesn't happen their are many well thought-out responses, thought-provoking posts, and good constructive critisism. Those are the threads that make CivAv worth it. If you can get past the AvB and flamefest threads, then I think you can find that CivAv does have some value, not much value but value none-the-less.
Anyway, this is not related to the topic at hand. As far as the problem with children in the 13-15 age braket (to which I am apart), well all I can say I'm sorry. I'm sorry their are some my age who don't respond in a mature mannor. Is it annoying? Sure it is! The number of mature 13-15 year-olds far outnumbers the immature ones. Don't penalize us for others' misconduct. Better yet, give the immature ones a second chance. I was one of those immature "brats" when I first joined the site too, but oh boy did I learn fast. So please, if you have a problem with someone's post, just move to the next one or suggest deletion. It is as simple as that. No biggy, right?
I think Johan sums it up very well. If you ever look above the "Post Message!" button on the "Confirm Post" page, you will see the following written.
"This forum is as good as you make it. Never post a message in anger. Take the high road and others will follow."
Whoever wrote that (presumable Johan), you are 100% correct.
|Quoting 2H4 (Reply 76):|
Young whippersnappers asking questions that may be perceived as dumb or annoying is nothing compared to grown adults who are unable to utilize proper...even passable spelling and grammar.
- The misuse of "their", "they're", and "there"
- The misuse of "brakes" and "breaks"
- The big one...adding an apostrophe to each and every word ending in "s".
The second I see someone refer to the "break's" of an aircraft, I move on to the next post.
In my opinion, it is far more enjoyable to communicate with an articulate, disciplined, well-reasoned youngster trying to learn a thing or two than with an illiterate "expert" trying to teach a thing or two.
Made an edit just to agree with you on this one, 2H4. Even though it is just an internet forum; it would be nice if people could understand you.
[Edited 2006-06-19 05:20:40]