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Discussion in 'Air Canada | Aeroplan' started by superangrypenguin, Jul 15, 2016.  |  Print Topic

  1. superangrypenguin

    superangrypenguin Silver Member

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    So to those who follow "the other board" who don't have email access to me, yes I was given das boot from there. No biggie.

    Anyways, to follow up with the AC Do, yes, that is still a WIP. I won't comment on anything other than the fact that we're still working on it and it's still a possibility.

    As far as me and FT, here was the reason why I was suspended (in this case permanently).

    "Despite numerous warnings both formal and informal you again used inflammatory, inciting or unnecessarily provocative comments to disrupt a thread topic with your post



    \I hope the guy on the phone right now (the on hold guy) who says Rouge gets hit by a truck.\"

    Here's an inflammatory comment. tcook052 - go to hell. It's OK to dis AC and to provoke an emotion (all the time by some regular posters) but it's not ok to comment about how ridiculous the guy sounds like when he says the word "Rouge" on the hold music?

    Give me a break. :rolleyes:

    Multiple members have commented he is a dictator. I would agree. Heil!

    I will not be appealing the decision. It's a waste of time. Plus, life has changed substantially for me in a positive manner so I don't have time with IBBs. Just thought I'd post this one and move on.

    Now the fun begins.
     
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  2. mevlannen
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    Penguin, what's an IBB?

    Involuntary Baggage Boarding? International Business Broker? Internet's Basically Broken?

    On that note, welcome back to good old Milepoint (which moniker is something akin to Dominion Day, as an archaic form of reference). I'd like to think that we have a drier sense of humour over here, than over on TOBB (That Other Bulletin Board).
     
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  3. londoncalling

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    The thing you are missing about TCook is his lack of IQ. I could give you a lot of ammo in that regard.
     
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    Assumed another ID and go back if it matters...

    IPs are easy to change..
     
  5. superangrypenguin

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    On TBB, they track your IP, browser and OS version. (amongst other things).

    It's hilariously easy to go back and post under a dozen names. ;) The "usual" suspects all have multiple handles. It's actually hilarious. The main issue is watching one's grammar....
     
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  6. The Lev
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    Welcome to this unmoderated side SAP.
     
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  7. mevlannen
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    I'd prefer to imagine that this board is thoughtfully and unobtrusively moderated, and that that, rather than locative obscurity, was keeping the yahoos and kallikaks in check.

    Anyway, I have always been a bit of a dreamer.

    /elane
     
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  8. ACMM
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    And here we thought it was the meds doing it
     
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    Back in the day, when I had active cancer (and beat it!), there were definitely times when I had chemo brain.

    Nowadays, I'm mostly hooked on coffee, although a good single-malt still will attract my attention.

    I am booked J on a mid-length domestic hop on Wednesday, and shall be most interested to see how the service compares with what I was experiencing (pre-retirement) last year.

    [edit to fix atrocious typos!]
     
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  10. YULtide

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    Let us know!
     
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  11. mevlannen
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    Dear YULtide, I shall so do. It shall be very interesting to do a paid multi-segment itinerary again, as thus far this year I have either been taking puddle-jumpers from Salishaan over to the Cascadian mainland, or I have been whizzing along on long AE reward journeys.

    There is no way in the good green earth that I shall have any sort of AC status next year, and the comparison from SE to SOL shall be quite abrupt. I still shake my head and wonder at all the frequency of flights I used to book, pre-retirement. The lounge 'food' was not much of a commensurate benefit, nor the frequent 'upgrades' to flying hairdressers' chairs.
     
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  12. yyznomad

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    Good Day,

    It's been awhile since I've been here. Didn't even realize MP is now owned by InsideFlyer lol.

    So what's shakin', everyone?

    Oh, I know not everyone here is on TOBB, but I know many have been trying to PM me through TOBB... so if you're here feel free to PM me or hell, just ask me straight up as a post!

    - yyznomad
     
  13. yyznomad

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    I didn't see this until now.

    So how unmoderated is this place, exactly?

    Do people here get suspended on the whim of a moderator, with random and illogical rationale?
     
  14. The Lev
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    Welcome back.

    I've never witnessed a poster to this board (at least the AC part) get suspended. Discussions here tend to be fairly civilized - including those banished from other places.

    What did you do to earn the opprobrium of the friendly mods at that other place?
     
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  15. Pizzaman
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    We try to keep a light touch on how the forums are moderated. That being said, it's made easier because most folks are very respectful. We sure hope it stays that way.

    If it doesn't, we'll definitely step in. But, we haven't had to do that much.
     
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    It certainly is not as heavy handed as FT is, which is saying something considering this place is different but the people in charge are all ex FT mods and admin.
     
  17. mevlannen
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    Thank you, Pizzaman. I bailed on t'other place because of the prevailing lack of civility over there. This place feels more like the officers' mess than the junior ranks' mess (if that analogy will serve).
     
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  18. londoncalling

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    TOBB makes me think its a kindergarten and everyone fails to move up.
     
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    Londoncalling, it may well be that some people really like the Romper Room atmosphere over on TOBB. I suppose that chair-throwing could be considered as aerobic exercise....
     
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    I remember when I used to moderate OMNI on FT. It was a free-for-all, for sure. But, I enjoyed getting to know the personalities.
     
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  21. yyznomad

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    Right. I know many who have not-nice-things to say about TOBB mod in question. Many of these are long time contributors who actually know stuff and are for the most part AC million milers. Now that place has been infiltrated by fly one time to see grandma noobs with the occasional quip from the veterans.

    There has also been some behind the scenes screw ups by our favourite mod as well.



    Sent from my iPad using InsideFlyer mobile app
     
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    Come to think of it, maybe I'll start contributing here more to force people from TOBB to quote from here as they should. :p


    Sent from my iPad using InsideFlyer mobile app
     
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    Well, more conversations **might** entail better conversations, if the real issue is one of attaining critical mass. I never looked at OMNI over in TOBB and don;t even rightly know (or much care) that there is or is not something similar here.

    Of course, the question I am really curious is to ask is whether it is conceivable that there are other people here who are simultaneously grandparents and veteran travellers? I mean, we all started out as 'noobs' but I do suspect that most of us have outgrown that embryonic state of being.

    On a brighter note, we do seem to be talking...

    Be well, stay warm
    (snow forecast for our island, this evening, aaargh)
    /Elane

    [edited because it's darn cold in this house and I can't type worth a tinker's!]
     
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  24. londoncalling

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    Back in the day we used to get AC to host events and round table discussions with interested serious flyers from FT that also included visits to hangars, ops centre, and flights on simulators. Now AC personnel won't come near FT as it has become nirvana for the whiners, noobs and complainers whom the mod(s) seem to love. The excessive and dumb moderation there has killed off the real flyers over time.
     
  25. londoncalling

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    No Johnny Walker Black to warm you up? LOL
     
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