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    After aopa forum

    Many of you may have used the AOPA forum site which was cancelled. Have you tried to use the Hangar feature as a substitute on Aopa. I found in almost useless, not updated at all.
    Our EAA site is good, but not as broad or as active as that other one was for gen aviation.
    Do you have any others you are using and finding useful?
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    Like you, after the Red Board's demise I took a quick look at the Hangar and haven't been back. I now split my time between the Blue Board (aka POA) and Van's Air Force (VAF) with a occasional jaunt over to BeechTalk. I check this forum, Matronics, plus a Pietenpol site routinely site but all of these get posts at a glacial pace compared to the others I mentioned.
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    many of the AOPA posters migrated to a new forum, The Pilots Place: http://thepilotsplace.com/forum/index.php

    It's probably worth your time to check out if you enjoy forum-style conversations.
    Brian K. Schermerhorn

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    Yep, not only left the red board, but AOPA entirely. The closing of the board (and the disaster of the Hangar) were just the last straw in demonstrating that they are so out of touch with the membership to be unsupportable.

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    Brian, thanks I tried to register on the Pilot Place and cant get it to go through. They said they sent me an email with directions to follow, but no email has come. On the site they say they welcome pilots, doesn't say you have to know about glass panel and all the new stuff. And it says there is only one rule, but it doesn't give what that rule is. Wish it had a contact phone number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Greenwood View Post
    And it says there is only one rule, but it doesn't give what that rule is. Wish it had a contact phone number.
    If you've ever been to a Club Med, you'll know what that one rule is. I wish I could tell you here but if I do I'll be excommunicated from the EAA Forum for life and probably a bit more.

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    I just registered to Brian’s site — no issues whatsoever. I’ve added it to the list of sites to visit so thanks for the invite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Greenwood View Post
    Brian, thanks I tried to register on the Pilot Place and cant get it to go through. They said they sent me an email with directions to follow, but no email has come. On the site they say they welcome pilots, doesn't say you have to know about glass panel and all the new stuff. And it says there is only one rule, but it doesn't give what that rule is. Wish it had a contact phone number.
    I don't have any insight into TPP site administration. I'd guess your email got knocked down by spam, but I'll see if I can have the site owner look into it.

    FYI, the "one rule" is "play nice" (or something to that effect). The AOPA board didn't have the best reputation and they're trying to avoid that fate.
    Brian K. Schermerhorn

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    I think "play nice" is a good rule, but can have different meanings to people. For me, just if I was running a forum, I would want to avoid personal insults. In other words, a serious even intense discussion is a good thing, but if you disagree with someone's premise or facts or mantra let it be about the facts. There is a topic on this EAA forum just a few days back where someone calls another "an idiot" because he is not aware of something about aviation. The one calling the names doesn't even know the other person, no way of knowing if he is smart or not. "Play nice" can also be a cover really for don't post anything that doesn't agree with what's already on the forum, no rocking the boat. Lots of people like that.
    We have a local conference Idea Fest, run by Walter Isacson, formerly of Time Inc, where they invite prominent people from all over the world and all walks of life, lots of businessmen, world leaders, sports figures, authors, and on and on. It covers all spectrum, one side to the other, the good , bad and some of the ugly. It is very well attended and exciting to hear. Each person accepts be nice in that they let the other speak , no interuptiions and it is a discussion to enlighten and maybe solve problems rather than just a debate to win a point or have your client win in court. I think it is great. It aint too hard to get folks to come to the mountains and stay at a lovely resort on the banks of the river!!
    Incidentally, Walter has a book about DaVinci where he picked him as the smartest person ever because he was so curious and wanted to know about everything.

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    Thanks, Brian Im on now posted a topic about the fly out we used to do to Lake Lawn. Looks like he site is broad and good
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