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Thread: Members vs Guest

  1. #1
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    Default Members vs Guests

    My fishing forum that I belong to "There are currently 51 Users browsing this forum. (51 Members and 0 Guests)"

    AAFO HangerTalk "There are currently 95 users online. 1 members and 94 guests"

    This really illustrates whats wrong here folks.

    94 guests hanging out in the closet peeking through the door. Got to get stuffy in there

    Last edited by Desertdawg; 06-26-2018 at 06:34 AM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Members vs Guests

    I love this site and check it daily. Don't comment very much.
    Brad
    Windy Hill GA83

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    I check in almost daily but sign in only every couple of years,I don't have much to say but really enjoy the info here.

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    Itís hard to chime in when there are clearly so many knowledgeable people in such an intense subject. Weíve lost many knowledgeable people due to, IMO, sensitive feelings. I doubt there are too many forums that deal so closely to the death of its heros. That fact alone puts a lot of toes in the isle to get stepped on. Itís a delicate subject and itís easy to sound stupid and piss somebody off. I think that keeps the lurker numbers high and member numbers low.

    If it makes any of you lurkers feel any better, Iím just as full of chit as the next guy. Iíve just been around so long, everyone around here already knows that. I donít have to worry about sounding stupid anymore. I already crossed that bridge. Joining and posting keeps the numbers up and keeps this place around. We need more posts and members. Our smart people need to big picture things and welcome in those that might not be quite as knowledgeable.
    You'll get your chance, smart guy!

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    Count me as another who seldom posts, but checks-in daily (sometimes several times a day if there is a hot topic or an "awkward circus" thread going). But to me, this site is kind of like when I was younger and had to depend on issues of Air Progress or Air Classics to get my air racing fix until I was finally able to attend the Texas event in 1990. Like the magazines, it is my between events connection to the motorsport that I love and I am grateful for that.

    Since I have lived out west, I have been able to attend both Phoenix events and every Reno Sunday from '94 to '16; but we all know how being fed but once a year leaves us still hungry. Thanks to all who contribute, on good days and bad; speaking for myself, AAFO is a beacon that I am happy to see every day.

    Russ

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    Thanks guys for your feedback. I am here constantly as well. The information/knowledge that has been discussed/shared here is what keeps us all coming back.

    Just like Fence Sense said, some interesting personalities have gone into hiding.


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    My first year was '78' and made good friends along the way that were very knowledgeable, some dated back to the first races at the Sky Ranch. AAFO being such a great source of news and information it surprised me that none of these people are in here as members.

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    One more member that rarely logs in, but checks in daily. Just don't have much to contribute but the odd question or observation.


    GP

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    Assuming it's technical things, what do you guys want to talk about?

    For those who don't know, I am decent warbird history buff, which led into becoming a mechanical and aerospace enginerd. I was still in college when I learned about the races in 2011. I followed the races the next several years and happened to meet and join Andrew Findlay and Race 30 in 2015 which was my first time at Reno (so I guess that makes me new still). I've been losing sleep over that airplane ever since and have loved every minute.

    I don't know everything (or close to everything), but generally I know enough to hold a conversation, and if I don't know enough to hold a conversation, then I can google it until I do.

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    Default Re: Members vs Guest

    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    Assuming it's technical things, what do you guys want to talk about?

    For those who don't know, I am decent warbird history buff, which led into becoming a mechanical and aerospace enginerd. I was still in college when I learned about the races in 2011. I followed the races the next several years and happened to meet and join Andrew Findlay and Race 30 in 2015 which was my first time at Reno (so I guess that makes me new still). I've been losing sleep over that airplane ever since and have loved every minute.

    I don't know everything (or close to everything), but generally I know enough to hold a conversation, and if I don't know enough to hold a conversation, then I can google it until I do.
    Similar situation here, I just graduated college and know much more about warbirds than I probably should...? Other than that as you can see from my footer Iíve been to a few more races in my life. We could have a conversation about warbirds all day but thatís more for WIXís forum. I think what is lacking is the people in the know. Guys like you should be keeping us informed everyday about what you are doing with Race 30, pictures included. If some of it is secret thatís even better, nothing like teaser photos.

    I know the first thing I would do (and hope to do) when I get a race plane is constantly update the fans on whatís being done. This is the reason it was so overwhelming to see 3 (pretty crappy) pictures of Furias getting the 4360 taken out. It lets us know that things are being done and gets us talking. Most of the guys here nowadays post news that theyíve found out online (which i do), and there are very few that are involved with race teams and can relay information over. The Tsunami kid Sandberg was a great addition to this forum with the info he added a few weeks back. Really wish I had a close progressive race team I could help with and inform you all what is happening. One day itíll be me....

    One of the most bad a$$ threads I look back on every once in awhile was the incredibly long account of what it took to get Ridge Runner III competitive for the year. Thereís gotta be hundreds of threads like that out there that I was too young to understand and comprehend. Thatís the real reason I try to stir up excitement, I wasnít around for the glory days and by that I barely even remember seeing Dago race... oldest race I vividly remember had to be Bearís stuck throttle. After that I can remember pretty well what happened each year, who maydayed, who placed where, etc... hope itíll be like that again one day because the drama is one of the most exiting parts about it, ESPECIALLY when every plane makes it back on the ground Sunday evening intact.
    *My Air Race Site*

    Reno from '99 to '17

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