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Old 01-21-2007, 06:17 AM
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It is time for calcapt to retire from APC and move on. I have met many friends here and appreciated the insight of many. Remember what is important in life and fly safe.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:35 AM
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Déja vu??? Nah, just kidding, take care, it was a pleasure reading your great posts filled with a wonderful positive attitude which always encouraged me to move on and keep my goals right up there! I would hope to be able to share a cockpit with you one day!
Thank you and stay as you are!
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:43 PM
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This place is starting to become a drag to visit. Posters with valid questions quickly become subject to an all-out assault that usually degrades into petty name-calling. Calcapt was one of the good guys around here that always posted responses in a matter that was worthy of respect or allowed us to get a good laugh depending upon the subject matter.

I'm starting to seriously consider joining calcapt. In the not-to-distant past this was a great site that I enjoyed reading. I'm hoping the quality returns shortly.
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:05 PM
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Why are you moving on? Because you have 777 posts?
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Pilotpip View Post
I'm starting to seriously consider joining calcapt. In the not-to-distant past this was a great site that I enjoyed reading. I'm hoping the quality returns shortly.
A plea to everyone: Instead of jumping ship in resignation that "it's a drag", why not take the forum back? This is a community and 2 forum administrators and 3 forum moderators can't "fix" it alone.

The forum has experienced explosive growth over the past year and the two founders have worked hard to keep this resource free and open to all.

Our goal is to have this forum serve as a useful resource for working airline pilots. We have allowed non-pilots to post here as a courtesy, however if it diminishes the quality of the resource we may need to re-think our policy.

During the past 18 months, we've seen this forum become self policing in that the majority of users take the high road and ignore attacks and so-called flamebait. We've also noticed that quality of discussion lately, in general, has taken a negative turn in terms of attacks and remarks that otherwise violate the forum terms of use.

I'd ask that forum users take ownership of the forum, and help raise the community standards.

How you can help:

As much as the forum Admins and Moderators would like to read every single post - it just doesn't happen. We need your help in finding abusive users and posts. I have NO problem showing abusive users the door, but I need to know about them.

Use the "report bad post" icon on the post in questions to send the moderators and admins a notice about the post. Please be sure to let us know how you think the post violates the forum terms of service. The Report Bad Post icon is the upside down yield sign in the post view.

I'm open to suggestions on what changes you'd like to see here. We want the forum to be an outstanding resource - but it's a resource that requires community involvement, not abandonment.

We don't strive to be the biggest aviation forum nor do view the forum as a profit center - we have no plans to splatter the forum with advertising like most other aviation forums. We simply want the forum to be a resource where pilots can help pilots. If it can't perform that basic function, maybe it is time to pull the plug.

Only this community can collectively make that decision.

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Old 01-21-2007, 03:58 PM
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Sounds good.....I'll (still) abide by the rules. had some great posts....thanks! Fair winds and following seas to you.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:15 PM
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Farewell Calcapt. I enjoyed your posts.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ToiletDuck View Post
Why are you moving on? Because you have 777 posts?
Maybe he's off to a triple 7 world! Calcapt does have some of the greatest posts. Come back and see us Calcapt!
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:19 PM
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Ah, he'll be back.

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Old 01-21-2007, 11:42 PM
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HSLD, I know where you're coming from. I moderate a board that's got over 50k members(thank god only a little of them post often), but the issues are the same everywhere. You'll find someone that's new to that specific forum, but not unexperienced online, and getting flamed from current members because they might actually have good advice and jealousy's or just newb flaming occur. Of course, my group is a slight be rowdier in the first place(damn bikers!).

So for this case, my opinion will be just mine, no need to share it. I don't feel I need/want to start something just for the sake of it.

I do have just one question for CalCapt. Any particular reason? PM me if you prefer, just curious on a personal level.
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