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Old 09-27-2007, 12:17 PM   #1  
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I was recently called a censor for removing a post that very clearly violated the forum rules. I've been called worse, but because there may be some confusion about this resource, I wanted to take a moment to revisit the forum rules and a little background on the APC forum. As the site owner, I want to point out that Airline Pilot Central Forums is a private web site with Terms of Service (TOS) that allow us to remove any user or post for any reason. We've been through the first amendment discussion already, do a search if you need to, but this site is privately owned and your first amendment rights don't apply here.

That said, we have a history of giving users a very wide latitude to express unpopular opinions, waste bandwidth, and even have great dialog with other pilots. We don't charge a fee and we don't require you to look at ads, the owners of this site provide it as a service to the pilot community.

Other forums look to the pilot group as a revenue source, not us, we pay thousands of dollars per year out of pocket to provide pilots what we intend to be a useful resource. We're not funded by a union, airline, or anyone else - it's two pilots footing the bill on their own. We're happy to do it and we not asking for donations, all we ask is for users to observe a few simple rules.

Very simply stated, if users of this board can't abide by the terms of service they agreed to when they registered - go away (on your own or we're happy to show you the door).

As for a self-policing community, this board is what you make it. Our TOS is written to keep the forum a productive, positive, and helpful resource. When the majority of users dictate that personal attacks and low brow dialog is the norm - that'll be the day we throw the forum kill switch and walk away. Users have the ability to privately report violations to the TOS and to publicly post a rebuttal, correction, or admonition (respectfully of course) to violations of the forum rules - again the forum is what you make it.

I firmly believe that differing opinions are healthy, and sometime we might have to agree to disagree. When we disagree, I'd ask if you post here that you check the emotion, and keep it civil.

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Old 09-30-2007, 08:07 AM   #2  
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Hey, that free beer hook in the subject line is not fair.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:46 AM   #3  
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I still think you guys are too stringent considering you get a pass from the entire industry for your unilateral decision to publish everyones pay scale.

This site was extremely controversial when it started as "AirlinePilotPay.com" Many people were very upset that you chose to publish other peoples pay in such a public forum. Some people want to keep their paycheck information private. You chose to ignore them and make all airlines pay public.

I, for one, feel getting pay information out there for comparison is healthy but I am still a little bothered by the ease that my neighbors, family and anyone else can know almost exactly what I make.

This may be YOUR site but the information with which you built the site is OURS. You used it without asking. I think you should cut us a little slack.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:04 AM   #4  
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Well, glad to hear I am not the only one being called names around here! I've been called a lot of things, but never censor.

I don't know nothing about nothing, but would like to inquire as to the return of the Photo section. As I recall, there was very little, if any, acrimony over there. The last Safe Haven, if you will. Besides, I surely miss jungle's great photos.

Mike, I don't profess to speak for HSLD, but I think he is referring to the behavior so ubiquitous in the forums, not the main APC website itself. I am sure he will correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:38 AM   #5  
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I still think you guys are too stringent considering you get a pass from the entire industry for your unilateral decision to publish everyones pay scale.

This site was extremely controversial when it started as "AirlinePilotPay.com" Many people were very upset that you chose to publish other peoples pay in such a public forum. Some people want to keep their paycheck information private. You chose to ignore them and make all airlines pay public.

I, for one, feel getting pay information out there for comparison is healthy but I am still a little bothered by the ease that my neighbors, family and anyone else can know almost exactly what I make.

This may be YOUR site but the information with which you built the site is OURS. You used it without asking. I think you should cut us a little slack.
I am extremely pleased with the free service that is offered here. I'm confident the vast majority of the other users of this site are too. The owners of this site can run it anyway they please. When and if they ever run things in a way that I can't live with, I'll leave.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:31 PM   #6  
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This site was extremely controversial when it started as "AirlinePilotPay.com" Many people were very upset that you chose to publish other peoples pay in such a public forum. Some people want to keep their paycheck information private. You chose to ignore them and make all airlines pay public.
Like it or not, if you work for a company that has a collective bargining agreement, your pay figures (and everything else that is in your contract) is going to be public knowledge- regardless of whether or not this site posts the info.

With that many folks involved with the contract negotiations (or union participating members/employees), there's not one contract that isn't available for the media or public to see if they know where to look or who to ask.

If you don't want your pay info to be out there in cyberspace, find a job where the salary isn't negotiated for the masses.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:34 PM   #7  
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Like it or not, if you work for a company that has a collective bargining agreement, your pay figures (and everything else that is in your contract) is going to be public knowledge- regardless of whether or not this site posts the info.

With that many folks involved with the contract negotiations (or union participating members/employees), there's not one contract that isn't available for the media or public to see if they know where to look or who to ask.

If you don't want your pay info to be out there in cyberspace, find a job where the salary isn't negotiated for the masses.
No. Our contracts are not public documents. Who told you that? Not too long ago it was very dificult to find out the pay scales of the other airlines. Company's like FAPA provided a salary survey for purchase. You could call the MEC or union of an airline and maybe get the info but it was not widely available.
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:35 AM   #8  
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I still think you guys are too stringent considering you get a pass from the entire industry for your unilateral decision to publish everyones pay scale.

This site was extremely controversial when it started as "AirlinePilotPay.com" Many people were very upset that you chose to publish other peoples pay in such a public forum. Some people want to keep their paycheck information private. You chose to ignore them and make all airlines pay public.

I, for one, feel getting pay information out there for comparison is healthy but I am still a little bothered by the ease that my neighbors, family and anyone else can know almost exactly what I make.

This may be YOUR site but the information with which you built the site is OURS. You used it without asking. I think you should cut us a little slack.
I'm not sure I follow you. Are you suggesting that we should allow dissemination of airline security info, slander, liable, porn, and other non-aviation related topics because we publish pilot contributed information? I'd be happy to talk with you by phone, just PM me with a number although I'd prefer to keep this thread focused on the forum rules (which is a different web site than airlinepilotcentral.com).
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:59 AM   #9  
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I appreciate the website. Since most companies have HOURLY wages, not annual salaries, your neighbors DO NOT know what you make a year. They may understand your minimum hour guarentee and be able to know the minimum you make a year, but not what you actually make unless you said you only sit at home on reserve and get the minimums- but then you'd have disclosed as many of the puzzle pieces as APC.

This website was a great help in getting near real time and accurate, even when free information out there when in the job market!

I haven't been in the situation where I felt the need to hide my wages, but I've been in the gov't for 12 years where my baseline wages are known- not my tax status, per diem or other income... I don't want my 1040s public access- but folks knew what I "made" a year.

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I don't see how my posts advocating ATP flight training constitute 'commercail offers.'


Anyway. Good site. I didn't realize pilot pay was confidential.

I always presumed even regional pilots were making 100K+ a year after 3-4 years on the job. I use to think regional guys flew cargo / prop planes in the military and the guys at the majors flew fighters. I didn't even realize pilots were civilian trained. I never met a single civilian trained pilot until I stepped foot in an FBO.

I use to think flight training / airline career was so out of reach for the average person.How wrong was I? I can retire in Jan 09 and be working as a 121 FO by Jan 10.
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