Give Flightinfo Some Time

Way2Broke

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2005
Posts
2,882
Total Time
4500
I know that this board has had rough times since Mark's untimely death, but quite frankly I am sick and tired of people not having a little patience and understanding. Its been less than a month and some people on the board think that everything should be worked out by now. It is going to be a learning experience for the new people running the board. I am by no means saying that I agree with some of the things that have changed in the last couple of weeks by the new operators, but I do think that more time is needed to work things out. People "jumping ship", and saying "take down Mark's pictures because this is no longer his board" make me sick. There are good reasons that there is a forum called "forum feedback." Use it appropriately. I bet that your comments will be taken seriously and used appropriately.
 

Geronimo4497

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 19, 2004
Posts
591
Total Time
2300
Well put, losing a family member or close friend, will have lasting effects for years to come.

We are all lucky that this site is still up and running.
 

AA717driver

A simpler time...
Joined
Mar 27, 2003
Posts
4,911
Total Time
+/-13k
Yeah, I just don't want to leave. The other board was very accomodating but this is home.TC
 

GravityHater

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 12, 2004
Posts
1,168
Total Time
3000
The moderators need to TALK to us, explain what is going on in their heads.
heck we don't even know who they are, are they av-dudes like us or what.
 

Way2Broke

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2005
Posts
2,882
Total Time
4500
Gravity Hater, I agree completely. Communication is key with any successful business. Flight Info is a business. The Mods have been talking, but not in an organized effort. I think that this thread would be a good place for them to do that.
 

wrxpilot

The proud, the few
Joined
Jun 26, 2004
Posts
901
Total Time
-
GravityHater said:
The moderators need to TALK to us, explain what is going on in their heads.
heck we don't even know who they are, are they av-dudes like us or what.

Well said GravityHater, this has been my feeling the entire time. I think most are frustated by the lack of communication. Who exactly are the new owners? Who's making the decisions? Are they pilots? Are they pro pilots? Etc, etc.

I really like this board, as it is a condensed form of all my needs. It has great training advice (for a newbie like me), interesting pro discussions, and a list of characters that is hard to beat. I like the "other" board everyone jumped to, but like AA717 said, this place just feels better. Hopefully it works!
 

English

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
3,374
Total Time
1
Which other board?
 

FN FAL

Freight Dawgs Rule
Joined
Dec 17, 2003
Posts
8,573
Total Time
7,000+
GravityHater said:
The moderators need to TALK to us, explain what is going on in their heads.
heck we don't even know who they are, are they av-dudes like us or what.
What's your baggage?

Shut up, be happy, count your blessings there is still a forum with which to frolic on. If there's a lack of information regarding the "big picture" it's probably because it's none of our business. It's that simple.
 

INSP Callahan

Feel lucky, punk?
Joined
Apr 8, 2004
Posts
2
Total Time
MORE
Way2Broke said:
It is going to be a learning experience for the new people running the board.

Perhaps it would be prudent for the grieving owner of the board to defer to the wisdom and experience of the Moderators who have been maintaining decorum for quite some time. There was no need for sweeping changes.





.
 

Rez O. Lewshun

Save the Profession
Joined
Jan 19, 2004
Posts
13,422
Total Time
X>X
FN FAL said:
What's your baggage?

Shut up, be happy, count your blessings there is still a forum with which to frolic on. If there's a lack of information regarding the "big picture" it's probably because it's none of our business. It's that simple.


So disapointing to read FN FAL........ :(
 

Diesel

TEB Hilton resident
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
4,394
Total Time
696969
The new owners of the board need to talk to us and explain their plans.
The moderators need to talk to us and explain their new relationship with the owner
Sweeping changes are not needed. The moderators kept an even keel.
The lack of information is causing an uproar the board needs information.
 

KigAir

Viva France!
Joined
Apr 7, 2002
Posts
575
Total Time
-3.14
GravityHater said:
The moderators need to TALK to us, explain what is going on in their heads.
heck we don't even know who they are, are they av-dudes like us or what.

Isn't one of them a fake?
 

banned username 1

Banned
Banned User
Joined
Nov 29, 2001
Posts
412
I suppose perception is reality. I know that I'm not doing anything that is different than my other years of moderating (much to many's dismay :D ).

If there's a perception of a different tone from the new guys calling the shots, AND THIS IS MY HUMBLE OPINION it MIGHT be that for somebody coming here and not used to sometimes what goes on and how it goes on is a real eye opener.

I believe I could distill the rules down to about three sentences and if each and every person played by them, this place would be absolutely free of moderation and you'd never hear from us again. But that's not reality.

Since I'm not in management of this site and am a volunteer like the other guys, I can only speak for myself when I say thanks to those who have been supportive and to those who have not, all I can say is we try the best that we can- some people can never be happy, nor do they really want to be. This place is like a family, there are squabbles, happy times, etc. Disfunctional? Yes, sometimes, but like a family it is only here to try to get us through life with some transferring of information, supporting each other, and having some fun at the same time.

You all bring some good suggestions to the table, and I'm sure that Neal will be seeing this thread. Speaking of fun, thank you all for your support and "You think you're all that? Well, we'll see about it?"
http://www.hackermovies.de/moviefiles/HM_RacingBeats.wmv

Be well,

UAL78
 

GeneralAv

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 27, 2005
Posts
50
Total Time
na
If there's a perception of a different tone from the new guys calling the shots, AND THIS IS MY HUMBLE OPINION it MIGHT be that for somebody coming here and not used to sometimes what goes on and how it goes on is a real eye opener.

LOL! I think that is probably the case. I am not a pilot, my father is a very old
ex-bomber pilot, my son is a young regional pilot. I used to think my boy was too rough around the edges to fit in with 'professional' airline pilots. Then I found FlightInfo and saw the proof that he would fit in just fine. I read with jaw dropped and eyebrows raised for the first week! And now I look forward every day to what goes on here.
 

indiglo

Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2005
Posts
11
Total Time
little
I lurked here for years and found the moderation to be mostly equitable. The only taboo subject seemed to be any knocks on LogbookPro. Now I don't know. That other site, airlinesforum.org seems promising.

indiglo
 

English

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
3,374
Total Time
1
indiglo said:
I lurked here for years and found the moderation to be mostly equitable. The only taboo subject seemed to be any knocks on LogbookPro. Now I don't know. That other site, airlinesforum.org seems promising.

indiglo


I agree 100%.
 

Al Coholic

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 7, 2004
Posts
157
Total Time
Enough
airlinesforums.org looks inviting.. I think we'll see some old friends over there that are no longer welcome here.
 
Top