AOPA forums closing.....

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by PaulS, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. EdFred

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    And "is it ok to lie on my medical?"
     
  2. NordicDave

    NordicDave Line Up and Wait

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    I have a password I only use on that forum. I've been getting those phishing/blackmail emails showing that password and then threatening to share your web watching with your address book unless you pay. I can categorically I don't watch online porn and just laughed it off.

    I bet there are people who got sucked into that scam.
     
  3. ScottM

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    LOL! I had that in my list, but then removed it, thinking that oversensitive people might be offended!

    But yeah, that too!
     
  4. MauleSkinner

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    That last one is the most ridiculous of the bunch!
     
  5. ScottM

    ScottM Taxi to Parking

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    Because we all know the answer is Bose A20 and never a Lightspeed?
     
  6. Matthew

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    What happened to their wine club?
     
  7. MauleSkinner

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    I was referring to the “consensus “ one. ;)
     
  8. ScottM

    ScottM Taxi to Parking

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    I thought it was Whine club? That they are closing in October!
     
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  9. ScottM

    ScottM Taxi to Parking

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    high wing or low wing, which is better?
     
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  10. Matthew

    Matthew Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Great.

    Now this place will be AOPA-ificated.

    See below:

     
  11. CltFlyBoy

    CltFlyBoy Filing Flight Plan

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    Well f**k it all then!!!
     
  12. CltFlyBoy

    CltFlyBoy Filing Flight Plan

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    Whoohoo! I get the short bus! High wing or low wing?
     
  13. Matthew

    Matthew Touchdown! Greaser!

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    See? You waited all this time for nothing. Now POST, darn you! POST like you’ve never posted before!
     
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  14. ScottM

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    W-W-WHAT? Who will answer my questions using pseudoscientific Deprak Chopra Woo-woo then?
     
  15. david.h

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    Low wing of course.
     
  16. Initial Fix

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    I stopped visiting the red board years ago. I looked just the other week out of curiosity and it was mostly dead. The new Hangar is just lame.
     
  17. Cluemeister

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    Tailwheel or tricycle gear?
     
  18. kyleb

    kyleb En-Route PoA Supporter

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    I stopped visiting years ago too. What a rotten atmosphere for a board comprised of aviation people, who you would think would have a lot of commonality. Instead of finding the commonality, it turned into an endless succession of ruler tests, one-upmanship, and general nastyness.
     
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  19. Axtel4

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    Oh, I misread the announcement as:

     
  20. asicer

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    If you saw the security holes in the AOPA forums you probably wouldn't have LOL'd.
     
  21. flyingron

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    They can upgrade the server it's running on to something that's still suppported (talk about security holes) and ditch the abortion of a collaboration system with something handy (like XenForo or vb5) and then it MIGHT be as good as what we had before.
     
  22. Clip4

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    You really don’t expect AOPA leadership to pay for their own golf vacations. I mean like nothing supports GA like spending the members money taking N4GA for a golf vacation and then writing articles to complain about egregious ramp fees..
     
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  23. rpadula

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    Yeah, but @denverpilot has everybody beat on words-per-pound-of-posts. Amazing to see you here.
     
  24. denverpilot

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    “During our cyber security audit, we realized we don’t know WTF we are doing and we’re too cheap to hire someone who does.”
     
  25. rpadula

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    I thought that was Rev Slappy! :p
     
  26. JOhnH

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    There goes the neighborhood!
    Again.

    Maybe now Henning will come back.
     
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  27. Checkout_my_Six

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    well....lock up the wimens and children.....:eek:
     
  28. mr_happyland

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    My AOPA membership expired about 2 weeks ago. Between the forums closing down and me not winning the Super Cub giveaway...I'm outta there!
     
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  29. Kyrpto

    Kyrpto Ejection Handle Pulled

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    Was AOPA forum ever even useful?
     
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  30. EppyGA

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    It's the only place Levy is, so it's the only place to get the real answers.
     
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  31. MuseChaser

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    Yes. I "met" Dr. Bruce there many years ago when I had a semi-confusing SI issue. He was kind enough to offer to Skype with me, go ove4 my records, and assist me through it. It all went fine. For that alone, I found it extremely useful, although I haven't participated there in many years. Have kept my AOPA membership mostly active, meaning paid, but am increasingly unsure why.
     
  32. flyingron

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    And sometimes incorrect ones, but he'll never admit it.
     
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    For the flight school it is.
     
  34. X3 Skier

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    I sort of enjoyed a “discussion” with some loon who was absolutely convinced and offered “evidence” that there was no crash of a “United airliner” in a Pennsylvania field on 9/11.

    Other than that, no.

    Cheers
     
  35. CJones

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    AOPA is where POA was born from. Sometime around 2005ish, AOPA decided to shut down the 'red board' (or was it yellow back then?) and some folks got together and stood POA up as a refugee camp. Over the years, I (and I'm assuming several others) have never been back to AOPA - honestly, I didn't even know they had their boards active again.
     
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  36. dell30rb

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    The "evidence" is a huge crash site that was created by the government to convince us that a plane crash had occurred
     
  37. Palmpilot

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  38. EppyGA

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    Wow
     
  39. flyingcheesehead

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    Yep.

    Well, the "yellow board" shut down in about March of 2005, a few weeks after PoA came into existence. A couple months later, they came back with the "red board" but a lot of us stayed here.

    Holy crap it's Scott! :eek:

    I was gonna say "there goes the neighborhood" but someone already beat me to it.

    BTW, no political discussion allowed here anywhere any more. The Spin Zone is no more. Be careful, lest ye be banned!

    Yeah, that shutdown is when it went from yellow to red, and pretty much all of us from the first days of PoA came from there.
     
  40. dell30rb

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    tongue and cheek just putting that out there