Is it only me???

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Support' started by Kritchlow, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Kritchlow

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    It seems to grow very tiresome that nearly every thread turns into "boobies" or some other form of that.
    I'm not a prude, and can have a good laugh at that.... but every thread???? It truly gets old and I just want to read about the subject posted.
    Can the mods try to keep it on topic???
    I stop going back to read thread because they all seem to turn into the SAME TOPIC. BOOBS

    It does NOT offend me in any way, shape, or form, but it's rather just a nuisance while trying to read the topic.

    ETA... it's not just boobies per se, it's the same old stuff over and over that have nothing to do with the topic. Booze, food, whatever. The end of the thread never looks like the beginning.
     
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    Every POA thread...
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  3. Kritchlow

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    you know you are just baiting them to defile your thread, don't you?
     
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    I hate trolls more than juveniles talking about boobs.
     
  6. Kritchlow

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    ???
     
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    In a way, it is natural. How many conversations of any sort end the way they began? Conversational flow generally takes the topic down some strange paths.

    Now, to go from "which is the best method of navigation through the Charlotte Bravo" to "How many licks does it get to the center of Stacy Keibler" is an intense stretch, but it's really just normal conversational flow to the extreme.

    Regardless, though, I don't think it is the moderators' job to keep topics from drifting. They should be keeping people in line with rules and making sure there is no abuse. The topics and communication paths are driven and led by the community.

    It's like every time someone says something like "isn't this an aviation community?" Sure, but this isn't the red board where non-aviation topics are banned or discouraged.
     
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    No, it's not just you. What use to be a decent aviation forum has devolved into the present day adolescent antics and is why many good participants have left for that very reason.
     
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    I don't have a problem with the way most posts eventually drift off the original topic; normal face to face conversations do too. You are correct tho; even least arousing topics somehow often wind up in the jr high boys locker room.
     
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    Must be the threads you choose to read. It seems more likely to me that a thread will devolve into a urinating contest between a couple A&Ps.
     
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    @Kritchlow - I think more often than not threads stay on track until the "conclusion" is clear and getting to nothing more than +1s and restating the conclusion.

    Some veer off sooner, and some were never meant to stay on the tracks from the get go.

    I do agree with you that boobies, wee-wees, pee-pee, and doo-doo should not be the eventual demise of EVERY thread. Nor should calling people doo-doo heads, @#@$, and handing out the stupid Butt Hurt Report form and/or butt hurt creme.
     
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    Thread drift starts to happen when the topic has thoroughly been covered. A poster will link a personal experience to the subject matter and then thread goes it's own way. I've started threads before that end up looking nothing like what I intended. It happens. As long as it continues on an aviation theme, I don't mind.

    It's definitely not something to leave over though. For the most part, the aviation material is of substance and new topics are always being introduced. I think a lot of members have left because they didn't get the attention that they wanted or they just couldn't stand an opinion that opposes their own. They generally started a thread where they were the focus and that's how they wanted it. "Give me the attention or I'll go somewhere that will." Or "you agree with me or I'll take my toys and go home."

    Yeah, boobies can get old but I'll take them over the usual inflammatory topics that tend to end in personal attacks. Even in that regard, I've seen POA get better and conversing in a civilized manner. Because of that, the mods have allowed traditional hot topics to continue along much further than in the past.
     
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    ^^^ couldn't have said it better myself.
     
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    My biggest complaint wouldn't be the locker room jokes but rather the few pairs of folks who always want to attack each other regardless of the topic or their own expertise on it. It's like every time X says something, Y feels a need to challenge it regardless and vice versa. It gets old.
     
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    Heard that, although sometimes it can be quite humorous.
     
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    Wrong;)
     
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    Reported
     
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    About dang time you report the 'Dog.
     
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    Hey! What? Huh?
     
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    :D
     
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    :mad: Listen, east TN is not that far to travel to open up a can of whoop ass.


    ;)
     
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    Give Mark the whooping, he's the one who started it!
     
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    Oh he deserves it more but you are closer.

    :D

    But, I'll let both of you slide for the promise of a cold beer served at a later date. You know the saying "revenge is a beer best served cold" or something like that.
     
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    Deal.
     
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    I have a very select few people blocked, I guess they're the right ones because I don't notice that many boobie posts.

    Some people make every other post in every other thread, it seems, thus every other thread may devolve to boobies...

    Hint: blocking people who averaged over 15 posts per day, or 500 words per post, makes this place a lot more tolerable.

    A 5 post/day limit would likely serve to greatly improve the atmosphere here.
     
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    But, I'll let both of you slide for the promise of a cold beer served at a later date. You know the saying "revenge is a beer best served cold" or something like that.



    Deal 'Dog!
     
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    Original post redacted.

    Who's that guy that said to go make your own forum and support your own forum and make your own rules?

    Dang. Memory fails me.
     
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    These guys

     
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    But if you like boob threads then the evolved thread should just be a pleasant surprise. Just have to change your way of looking at the situation.
     
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    I know. I'm just messing with you.
     
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    Me. And I've since more or less taken my own advice and left. But please be more passive aggressive like that strange PM you sent me after I said it originally. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nah he wasn't referring to you from this thread. Someone else, not you.