Hi there. I'm a newbie who's been lurking for a while now, trying to
learn what I can about flying. I've found, though, that the
signal-to-noise ratio on this list is extremely poor, and the level of
mean-spiritedness and snipery make reading these messages depressing
and a chore. My hobby is not Usenet drama, it's flying.
I am going to unsubscribe, but before I do, I wonder if anyone can tell
me if perhaps I am just on the wrong list? Is there a better community
resource? Has somebody got a private list for people interested in
flying RC planes? Or is this just how RC modelers *are*, and they enjoy
being that way, so every list is like this?
You would do well, and I say this with nothing but friendly intent, to
look somewhere other than Usenet, then -- perhaps a web-based forum that
Someone will be along shortly with a specific recomendation, but in the
Do not start posting topics just because you "found the forum" . .
learn to use the forum search feature (registration may be required) .
. the weekly variants of "what's the best airplane, radio, engine, etc"
from the no-search slacker crowd truly gets annoying.
Do not cross-post the same topic in multiple forum categories . . it is
very inconsiderate and fragments the topic discussion . . most
contributors do not want to repeat what has already been posted.
| That seems to be a characteristic of moderated groups. Zaras,
| akimotos and jones don't seem to thrive there at least with the same
| characteristics exhibited on a usenet forum.
Of course, on the other hand, most moderated forums wouldn't permit
periodic announcements/advertisements of milestones (5000 users! Come
join us!) reached at other forums.
To be fair, the people you've listed aren't quite your typical trolls.
Their presence on this newsgroup has not been entirely detrimental --
in fact, much of what they've said has been on-topic and useful.
(Granted, much is also off-topic and/or itentionally inflamatory, but
I'm trying to play Devil's Advocate here. And they're by no means the
only ones to post off topic stuff here.)
Ultimately, moderation provides some benefits and a lack of moderation
(anarchy?) provides some benefits. Exactly which is better for you
depends on exactly what you want, but it does appear quite apparant
that most people would prefer at least some level of moderation -- at
least until they're the one that's moderated.
Either way, I'm not quite ready to give up on Usenet quite yet.
I'll be glad to assist you in any way I can. We can convers
toally via email if you wish. I just hate to see anyone drop out fo
On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 20:01:43 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug McLaren) wrote in
FWIW, I'm serving on a committee for the Big Eight, of which
r.m.rc.air is a part.
The way I survive here is that I take what I like and heave the rest.
You certainly won't be happy here. You need to be at a forum that will
tolerate all of your whining and bitching plus you need your hand held
as some old field geezer guides you through the intricacies (?) of RC
Also I hate to see little boys like you cry as some man old man insults
you probably frustrated that you're so slow to learn simple things and
too timid to try anything new!
Fly away little bird to some other meadow where the sun is shining more
brightly and the birds are singing a happier song!
Take up shooting. It's a real mans game. It's also a lot safer than
flying little model airplanes. It's more relaxing than flying. All you're
doing is shooting stuff, and intentionally destroying it.
With the little airplanes, if your mind wanders or you get a case of "stupid
thumbs", Oops,---- no more little airplane.
The shooters are a pretty decent, laid back sort, not like the many Dickhead
fliers who always seem to be so wound up.
So do what Akimoto said.