How about Civil Aviation forums?

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  1. Scott Weinberg
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    Hi All,

    Can you have a consider to create new Civil Aviation forums? I would lkes to see it and it was about aviation-related forums and commercial airplanes discussed, too. If you have a chance to create new Civil Aviation forums? That way where ours members who likes to discussed about airplanes and aircraft information and etc.

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  2. Mwenenzi
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    No freq flyer miles in civil aviation. Head for a.net if you want to dicuss aircraft (as a someone who use to have a PPL)
     
  3. DYKWIA
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    I urge Randy to keep MilePoint to discussion of well, Miles and Points. Airliners.net is a perfect site for the other discussions. (Hint: you don't have to be a member of Airliners.net to view that site)
     
  4. MikeMpls
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    But you do have to be a paid member to post, and the human interface really sucks. For photos, though, you can't beat it.

    I think this is a great idea and would give those of us who are someone interested in the other side side of the aviation industry a place to post & discuss without going elsewhere.
     
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  5. Scott Weinberg
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    I agree with you. Randy will decide to create new Civil Aviation without paying the fees. Because entire a.net is not right positions for me at all. Those memebers who will likes to posted on FTs and it will accepted the price.
     
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    Then we better shut down the travel & dining half. And the travel technology forum. And many others.

    I don't care one way or another about general aviation but saying that it shouldn't be here because we only talk about miles & points is a bit myopic in my view.
     
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  7. DYKWIA
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    Huh? What are you talking about?

    Also, do you think people who have been banned from a.net should be allowed to join MP? Same with FT?
     
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  8. DYKWIA
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    Of course I don't think MP should shut down travel & dining or technology. Some of those areas are direct offshoots of miles and points and fit the overall tone of conversation.

    What I fear is the airliners.net type chaos of discussions disrupting the mile & point forums. Maybe it's because of a different user base there or moderation style, but I think a-net has it's own special niche that MP would be loath to encroach on. And from the OP's history on other sites, he has a tendency of confusing or taking discussions off topic as it is.
     
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  9. Deltalina
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    Here's my answer....

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  10. n301dp
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    As someone who is involved in both segments of the argument, I'm all for keeping them separate. There's less muddying of the waters. Plus, any number of sites beyond a.net cater to that crowd.
     
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  11. Deltalina
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    In case this needs to be translated.

    This means:

    "Aviation garbledy goop should NOT be what MilePoint is about.
     
  12. BondAir007
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    Is the next request gonna be. Can we have a 'Fashison' forum on MilePoint? Because I want to know what are the best looking clothes to wear when traveling. I hope not. [​IMG]

    To be honest, I don't see 'Civil Aviation' fit into the MilePoint site.
     
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  13. Deltalina
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    Please, I would much rather use Mr. DP's suggestion and add a dating forum. We can even have subgroups within. I know he & I would be happy to moderate the Jewish Dating forum.
     
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  14. n301dp
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    I'd be happy to moderate the "Shiksa Goddess" sub-forum.

    In all seriousness, keeping the site to its designated mission and theme will help prevent a dilution in what's being discussed. The dating opportunities would likely come out of meeting like-minded individuals anyways :p.
     
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  15. Deltalina
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    I have offered for years and you haven't taken me up on the offer. FOR SHAME (and don't act as if you have any better offers).
     
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    I apologize Deltalina. It appears I misinterpreted what you meant by "Smoking is not allowed."
     
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  17. Deltalina
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    Apparently so. I had just assumed that was something you were into. Especially considering your 'friends'.

    On that aside... What about a 'dating Pilots / Flight Crew' sub forum? Both Mr. DP & Mr. Mersk would be into that.
     
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  18. Cosmos Human
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    MP and airliners.net are two very different sites. I enjoy them both for the information I need.
     
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    And the discussion of routes, aircraft operations and other similar things could be considered offshoots, too. IF the problem is the tone of the content or the behavior of the members that is a very different thing than claiming that it "isn't about miles & points" so it doesn't belong.

    Plus there's that whole idea of trying to grow the community. If folks are already interested in aviation to begin with there is a decent chance of some overlap.

    I don't really care one way or the other if such fora show up here. I likely wouldn't participate just like I wouldn't participate in the dating a shiksa goddess forum (I already got mine, though she converted so I'm not sure if that counts or not ;)) but that doesn't mean that it should be shut out just because any one of us doesn't like it. Particularly when it can be shown to have some overlap with the general tone of this site.
     
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  20. Scott Weinberg
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    There is correct! You probably know its against Federal Regulations. You can't smoke on the plane.
     
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    I am on A.net forums and have been for quite some time in this same name with high respect ratings. Moderators there are very strict. I can't count the number of post deletions. I even had a 2 weeks ban because another member reported me to the mods. He did not like something I said - that was not even anything outrageous or insulting.
     
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    I think the issue is more of target audience. The MP tagline is "where frequent flyers meet," and FT claims to be "the world'smost popular frequent flyer community." The fora here and over at FT cater to the audience of FFs and their needs, such as technology while on the move, dining, etc. The civil/general aviation fora attract and cater to an entirely different audience, i.e. those who are interested in the technical details of aircraft and other related matters, and most of them rarely fly.

    To the extent that these issues are of interest to the MP audience, they're already well covered within and by the individual airline fora. Most of us here care much more about the latest business class seats, or changes to the FFP than about 787/A350 production schedules and RASM arcana (I suspect).

    I think MP is better served by focusing on its core audience of frequent flyers, and IMO that does not require a civil aviation forum.
     
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  23. Scott Weinberg
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    I didn't understand why. Why moderators isn't very strict rules and there is no such things. You probably know that I do not like to read on non-aviation forums. I am not interested to posted on non-aviation forums at all. Only that I usually another forums that I can read. I wasn't aware of entire a.net that I am no longer existed. You are always welcomes to come on FlyerTalk and we will appreciated it for your contributions. I don't have to worried about entire a.net, am I correct? You probably know that I am very valuables post on the aviation-related forums.
     
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    I proposed a Forum along those lines at FT and was shot down rapidly. Still, "Ask a Delta Pilot: Result from Interesting Delta pilot post on poker forum" and other threads are long and well populated with aviation questions. I have regularly posted there myself, using my own experience as an ATP, flight instructor and participant with a charter airline and flight school as the basis. A few threads like that one within existing airline Forum context seems to work quite well there.

    I would prefer that the technical questions about navigation, maintenance, crew matters were in a single place. I do not think such topics are better handled by the civil aviation boards. They are rarely present outside the context of the banal initial flight training boards, and they're 'oh,so precious' individual a/c and carrier based in most of the rest. However, I don't want to flight a losing battle, and those "ask a..." threads work quite nicely. Anyway many questions from the FF community do pertain to individual airline issues.
     
  25. Randy Petersen
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    Honestly, it is not on our radar at this point. Our first month soon concludes and we'll take time to look at the bigger picture of how and why members might be posting in some areas and the real focus is making better or at least building on the information we already have on milepoint. If we detect there has been an impressive amount of conversations about civil aviation to date, then we will catalog that as a topic worth separating. However, we do have forums right now where you can easily begin a thread and likely have some amont of dialogue with others. I'd think that the General Discussion | Travel might be one. In fact, looking in that forum i saw threads about the 747-8 aircraft, different brands of the A380 and even Plane Porn for aircraft type pictures being shared. Our milepoint guides and/or the search tool can assist you in finding threads related to part of Civil Aviation that you require. A "forum" has never been a requirement for a dialogue and milepoint remains flexible enough for Civil Aviation to exist without adding to a potential long, long list of micro-forms. We will try and resist "forum creep" for the sake of it and rather try and build upon what is being posted.

    Has this been helpful?
     
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