Where is everyone?

Boy, this group has sure been shrinking! Today I only found 21 new
messages. I can remember when the daily message count was 150-200. It
can't be everyone is out doing summer-like things.
Reply to
Don Stauffer
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FWIW I suspect many got turned off by all the political garbage last year and went over to Hyperscale or some other place. Just a hunch!
Bill Shuey
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Reply to
William H. Shuey
Probably - it's 78 degrees here with the weekend thru Tuesday forecasted to be in the 40s and/or rainy. I'm getting some yard stuff done while the getting is good.
As for the supposed dwindling posts - it might be a little slow but that's not always a bad thing.
WmB
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WmB
I find this is the easiest forum to check through, easy to ignore what you are not interested in and also to hit on the ones you are, it's also multi subject all in the one stream which I think is a bonus , when it comes to products etc it can relate to a Ship, Auto, Aircraft etc, In other groups where it is segregated you miss a lot of the tips, I agree the politics could have turned a few off but some of the threads are good for a laugh also. It could also be said that when the group is a bit smaller it works somewhat better, at this point in time it looks pretty good to me, just my thoughts regards JimboD
Reply to
JDorsett
I notice the same topics over and over again, so it gets boring. I don't post very much these days for that reason.
Cookie's reviews are gems though. Worth hanging around just for those!
--- Tontoni
Reply to
Stephen Tontoni
I like the area of sci fi & fantasy,I can'tthink of a topic everyday,This group is geared more for miltary,cars,planes,etc.Seems i'm on the outskirts of this subject,it's frustrating.
Reply to
teem
I was thinking the same thing. I have read this group every day since late '97. Back in the day there were 300+ posts, Az accounted for about 30% of the origin of those. I have never been a fan of hyperscale, but I do frequent some of the different yahoo groups.
Curtis
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Reply to
CB
This being a regularly asked question,I'd say the group just has its own rythm. It's been unseasonably warm here in MD,so my neighbors in here are probably outside.As to me it's been too warm in this room most days,and due to an incredibly stubborn squirrel!!! I have to put in a new air conditioner...
Reply to
eyeball
Yes, I have noticed the same thing: fewer messages. Often I find no messages that interest me, so I don't open them. Probably the repetitive modeling subjects offered today don't help the situation. There's not a lot to talk about.
Reply to
Brian Burr Chin
I havn't posted much recently due to a computer problem (having to use Lynne's until I get my internet problem fixed) coupled with ESM 72 deadlines and actually building a model all the way through.
BTW, AZ was a minor player way back when. The big problem maker then was Louise (IIRC that was his/her name) and the 1/72 scale injection molded Lockheed C-5 in the hobby shop located in the middle of the river back in the 1970s. That went on for months and months getting funnier and funnier.
AZ is just a pitiful wannabe compared to our then-resident transexual hair removal expert.
Tom
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maiesm72
The last post I did was transparent dyes/paints you guys were helpful,but it's all I could think of,I could babble on why there isn;t any good models in stores,it's al the internet now.
Reply to
teem
I'm here! Just don't post too much on this site any more. If yuou guys are really bored I could tell some hunting stories!!
Mike West/Lone Star Models
Reply to
Mike West
Still here, mostly lurking at the moment. I've been busy getting things sorted out getting ready for my retirement, and making the endless number of required appointments, etc and haven't had a lot of spare time. Also, I just haven't found all that much upon which I've felt a burning desire to post on lately
Reply to
Bill Woodier
I'm averaging a RMS visit every other day since I started actually building a model.
The G-29 (G-11) turned out not to be the out of the box effort that I planned, but I'm still plodding on with it.
The kit includes a floor, pilot's seat, benches, control stick and rudder pedals. I added side wall structure detail and pull handles on the floor for flaps and tow release. The canopy was a no-go as far as fit, so I filed and sanded the back and bottom flat and built a suitable frame for it on the cockpit opening. I found an ancient but useable bottle of Pactra Mustard that, with a good deal of white, was a perfect match for the interior. Highlighted the framework with out of the bottle Mustard.
With the fuselage together it was now time to get out the heavy files and heavy grit sandpaper to make the two halves match as the right side bottom was obviouslt lower than the left. File, sand, putty, repeat until it looks right.
The fuselage problem also meant removing the horizontal stabilizers (measure twice, cut once!!!) and re-mounting them with a metal spar. Shall also use a metal spar for the really long wings.
So, back to the project.
Tom Frank Henriquez wrote: > > > > FWIW I suspect many got turned off by all the political garbage last > > year and went over to Hyperscale or some other place. Just a hunch! > > Exactly. I still read the newsgroup, but rarely post. > > Frank > > -- > Frank Henriquez Programmer/Analyst Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA > snipped-for-privacy@ucla.edu
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Reply to
maiesm72
Still here too - working 250km away from the computer/internet connection at the moment. Only home for 1 day out of 5 or 6, so not posting as much crud as I used to!
RobG
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RobG
They appear on Hyper Scale:
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's.htmI got turned off by the stream of nonsense that a few folks post (pediphile and anti-IPMS junk). Just not worth it. I spend my time at Armorama.com, breeze through ML and post occasionally at FSM's website.
Reply to
rgronovius
The pedophile crap and the pitiful anti-IPMS stuff are both generated by individual losers. Takes less than a second to pass them up, even less if they are kill-filed.
I think that some of the decrease in posts is due to the weather and the larger amount of modeling that gets done during the winter. I just got the wings on the G-29 (G-11) project, adding a wing spar just in case. Also finished caging the cockpit to accept the canopy. I'm very pleased with the fit now. I have to pick up some decent putty at Berkeley Ace Hardware. The old Pactra body filler stuff is just too soft and mushy and my good stuff went and hardened on me in the tube. They just don't make them like they used to. That tube was only about twenty-five years old !
Tom
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maiesm72

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