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Author Topic: Just Curious - Why this was thread locked ???  (Read 4942 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2010, 05:26 PM »

Not sure what F******S means but this forum has to be self supporting, that means it depends on those advertisers on the right. Those advertisers depend on the stats to show their investment is being seen. Chasing off participation is doing this forum, Steve & Chris, the kiting community & all those who enjoy it a diservice. The alternate option is to fill it with obnoxious advertising throughout the posts as you'll find on other forums.

Is that really that hard to grasp? Are we going to hear "What did I say?" When it's gone?

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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2010, 05:40 PM »

+1  Good idea! While not an expert on all topics, I'd help contribute...

Anyone else think a FAQ thread might be a good idea? Sticky it at the top or maybe even a subforum full of them.

Not a raw beginners FAQ, most people don't start to wonder about things like line lengths etc. until they've been flying a while so I don't suggest putting it in the beginners forum.

Since we've lost a lot of info in the forum move you can't assume a search will turn up everything and a lot of people haven't have seen it all before so keep the answers helpful (not just 'no') but brief.






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« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010, 06:35 PM »

Not sure what F******S means ...

as Craig presented it, it was pretty easy for me to understand.

maybe Fearless"?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2010, 08:06 PM »

Kinda cool........
Seems the more we try to get it to go away the more it just jumps up and bites us on the posterior.......

Nothing to do with Fearless, IMO.......just more to do with fearful............can't we all just get along?

FAQ will just make the more paranoid Global Moderator(s)......more Paranoid?

Thoughts?

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« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2010, 08:09 PM »

Not sure what F******S means but this forum has to be self supporting, that means it depends on those advertisers on the right. Those advertisers depend on the stats to show their investment is being seen. Chasing off participation is doing this forum, Steve & Chris, the kiting community & all those who enjoy it a diservice. The alternate option is to fill it with obnoxious advertising throughout the posts as you'll find on other forums.

Is that really that hard to grasp? Are we going to hear "What did I say?" When it's gone?



Just wanted to do the spellcheck for you MiIke, before the Troll showed up........

That's disservice............
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« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2010, 08:52 PM »

You can't change the wind, you can however adjust your sails.

If it wasn't for all us noobs, there would be no point in any of this!!!! Thank you, to all the open-minded, and open-eared teachers that don't mind year after year, or thread after thread, carrying on a tradition of the love of flight, and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Cheers to all!!!
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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2010, 10:22 PM »

You can't change the wind, you can however adjust your sails.

If it wasn't for all us noobs, there would be no point in any of this!!!! Thank you, to all the open-minded, and open-eared teachers that don't mind year after year, or thread after thread, carrying on a tradition of the love of flight, and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Cheers to all!!!

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New FAQ section

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« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2010, 08:37 AM »

Seeing as how you've asked  Wink

Yes, for the most part it was a case of being a bit quick on the trigger but there are other reasons why I've kept it locked and, frankly, would prefer not to see its like pop up here.

Yeah, that's the right attitude Mike. Discourage participation. Maybe you can turn this forum into the ghost town FA's forum has become.  Roll Eyes


Denny

FA's always been quieter. Smaller in-country population, more specific focus.

Besides, Mike's a mod on precisely one section on FA, so even it has turned into a ghost town it's got nothing to do with him. Couple that with the fact that we very rarely lock, delete, edit or moderate anything on FA and I'd say you make precisely no point here whatsoever.
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2010, 09:20 AM »

Couple that with the fact that we very rarely lock, delete, edit or moderate anything on FA and I'd say you make precisely no point here whatsoever.

Perhaps this ^^^ has more to do with the lack of active participation than the "small in-country population" does. I wasn't suggesting that Mike was personally responsible for the lack of active participation there. But rather that the things that discourage active participation are. Disparaging remarks meant to stifle participation certainly have to rank high in that regard. Left without constraints, members remarks can turn any forum into a ghost town.

Denny

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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2010, 10:17 AM »

Left without constraints, members remarks can turn any forum into a ghost town.
So you want more moderation then ? I'll take that onboard.

Hopefully we're all about done here. This topic's question has been answered, has it not ?

Mike.
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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2010, 11:07 AM »

Left without constraints, members remarks can turn any forum into a ghost town.
So you want more moderation then ? I'll take that onboard.

Hopefully we're all about done here. This topic's question has been answered, has it not ?

Mike.

Moderation that's conducive to maintaining a user friendly environment and encourages participation is absolutely necessary.


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« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2010, 11:11 AM »

Hopefully we're all about done here. This topic's question has been answered, has it not ?

Mike.


Probably....

I don't think there has been a definitive discourse as to what color line (Berry Blue, LPG White, Climax Red/Orange or something else entirely  Huh) is optimal, but that should probably be left for another day.

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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2010, 11:26 AM »

Hopefully we're all about done here. This topic's question has been answered, has it not ?
Do any threads really need to be locked down because the question has been "answered"? I can certainly understand if the thread goes off on a tangent and posts are not adding to the topic. But other then that, what is the harm in leaving it open and allowing it to die out on it's own? It's not like threads are 5-6 pages long and people are getting out of hand.
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« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2010, 11:36 AM »

Hopefully we're all about done here. This topic's question has been answered, has it not ?

Mike.


Probably....

I don't think there has been a definitive discourse as to what color line (Berry Blue, LPG White, Climax Red/Orange or something else entirely  Huh) is optimal, but that should probably be left for another day.

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Blue line rocks !

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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2010, 11:43 AM »

Enough already.

I have considered everyone's input and I think I have a good understanding of the issues involved.

I will always support my moderators and their decisions up to their truly damaging the forum ... and this falls way, way short of that.  To be honest Mike actually beat me to doing the same thing  Shocked.

We are in the process of creating a Forum FAQ section.  This will be a section of the forum to answer some of the questions that have been asked repeatedly over the years and to provide a few links to pertinent threads on the subject.  It will be read only.  Allowing for discussion on the questions would only further creation of the sort of threads we are trying to avoid.  BUT ... Your input will be sought.  I have created an email account that you will be able to use to suggest questions or to suggest (or possibly amend) answers.  Member participation in this section will be strongly encouraged.
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