What is "The Penalty Box"?

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  1. DAS02135
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    What is "The Penalty Box" thread about?

    It's got a crazy amount of activity, so I read the first few pages a couple days ago, and I couldn't figure it out.
     
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    I was going to post the question in The Penalty Box thread, but I was afraid any answers would be swallowed up by the momentum of that thread [​IMG]
     
  3. Mackieman
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    It's a lounge thread, ongoing and continuous conversation. All are welcome, so jump in and enjoy. :)
     
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    A place where only tools and trolls loiter and fling poo.
     
  5. Black Cloud
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    A penalty box is the area (usually) near the end of the runway where flights are banished to because of our antiquated ATC system.
     
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    Its a spot on the tarmac where ATC (Air Traffic Control) sends a planeload of passengers to sit and stew, either because of too much ground congestion on the taxiways, or because the pilot mouthed off to ATC.
     
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    Dang, you beat me by a minute. [​IMG]
     
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    OOOOHHHHHH, I was wondering what hockey had to do with anything. I thought goalie was just being clever ;)
     
  9. Misplaced Texan
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    Both of these are true. Most forums have a lounge thread. Here we just have a clever name for ours.

    The "original" Penalty Box was also a way to exile certain topics from the CO board on the other place, but that rationale is really lost in the dim mists of history now. At this point it's a combination of stream of consciousness, drunk posting thread, and mutual support thread for travel-related questions that don't merit full forum input. It's also not limited to UA/CO anymore and there are severAAl members from the dAArkside and even one or two who prefer the Wings of Satan.
     
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    I hear their mileage program is real purgatory! [​IMG]
     
  11. ConciergeMike
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    Read post #1 in The (or Teh, if that's what floats your boat) Box. That should sum it up nicely. And no, goalie had nothing to do with The Box. The Box's founder is the inimitable Anglo Large Clawed Otter, Commissar of the Post Whore Party.
     
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  12. Its a purgatory where frequent flyers spend more time than a TSA search
     
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    The one thread that keeps the CO forum alive. And unfortunately, they is now us.
     
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    It's a bunch of degenerates feigning interest.​
     
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    HA! ;)
     
  16. Misplaced Texan
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    It's a drinking group with a posting problem.
     
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  17. All I can say is that since United "purchased" Continental Airlines, the new emerging so-called airline "United" should be labeled "United in robbing the customer" airline. The service is now gone down the tube, and the overall quality of this highway robbers company is PPQ.

    It is a shame, because Continental was a good airline company. Now that is no longer is, we should focus on strengthening Southwest Airlines & maybe another airline will step up to take the pole position in Service and quality.
     
  18. Hartmann
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    Yes, let's all go start flying Southwest.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    The Penalty B:eek:x is our attempt at seeing how large/long a thread we can create without breaking the new and improved bb software that runs this site.
     
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    So...it's a way to pad post numbers on FT that actually COUNTS? Interesting....
     
  22. ConciergeMike
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    Gee, can't tell at all what your problem is.

    Um, no. The Box is a community wherein many of us have become friends offline.
     
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    The B:rolleyes:x is an entity unto itself. It just happens to live in the UA forum on this site.
     
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    Indeed, if the material purposes of travel sites are to exchange information and build community (hopefully with humor, intellect and warmth) then "teh Box" is the ticket. Oh wait ........... no, its just a bunch of people bent on drinking, posting and destroyin' teh English Language (Muahahahahha)
     
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    Tomayto/Tomahto
     
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