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    Value of opinions on RCU

    Just thought i'd throwsomething out there:

    I read RCU forum posts most days and generally find amass of information of all sorts of stuff. On balance mostis good, accurate and valuable and i think its an amazing resource. However, I find that many forum posts seem to degenerateinto ugly, agressive arguments.

    I'm not sure why,when people express and opinion or just ask a question, why some members takeoffense and start been aggressive, rude and belittling to other members. The past 3 forums I've read started great and ended in this way; 1 on RC Jets, one on scale and one of sport flying)

    IMHO (yes thats my opinion)we should all value each others comments, if you don't agree or sympathise with someone elses view, then fine, its not a competition,nor is it an online argument.

    After all this is just a hobby.

    I welcome your views.
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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    After a while, you get to know who's advise you like and who's you can ignore

    For that matter, if there's someone whose opinion you really don't care for, you can click the "Block" icon under his post and you will no longer see him.

    And if anyone really crosses the line, click the "Report" link and we'll delete the post.
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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    Mike if I clicked the block link for them there might not be anyone left to see. LOL
    Seriously, I agree totally that too many get to upset /aggressive. I just ignore them. I tend to take most of it with a grain of salt. Usually if there is someone I think is good I'll PM them and keep it out of a forum. Done that a time or two with you, Mike. And Thank's for all you do!
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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    Reading through the threads...its becomes easier and easier to sort out
    the truely objective and knowledgeable Rcu users, from those who are
    biased, lack any objectivity, lack any ability to weight and sort facts, or would be any use at all
    in coming to a right, proper, and/or correct conclusion/solution.




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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    MinnFlyer,

    Roger all. As you can see with my 13 posts, i don't use this forum much apart from seeking information. I prefer to pass on my expertise (mostly on EDF and electric flight) by word of mouth to fellow club members; i personally find that much more interactive.

    I think many RCU users seem to equate number of forum posts with RC experience and therefore value of opinion. This is not necassarily a true assessment.

    Incidently, I comment far more on the modelflying.co.uk forum; That forum seems much more 'mellow'.
    Chris

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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    There's always more than one way to skin a cat.

    I think it's kinda funny how when you ask for someone's opinion, they are more than happy to give it to you. But then when you don't actually act or agree with their opinion they get very offensive. How come people don't realize your asking for an "opinion" not to be commanded to do things their way?I've always believed to listen to everyone, learn and then make a decision on the way you want to do it.

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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    I'll read most anyones opinion, but opinions are like belly buttons...everybody has one, this also includes 'expert opinions'. Itake them all with a grain of salt, because in the end it is me alone that is responsible fo my own stuff.
    To err is human, to really mess things up requires government involvement

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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    I know my RCU viewing pleasure increased exponentially when I eliminated reading the AMA forum. Otherwise most of it is pretty good.
    It seemed to be a lot better a few years ago for some reason. I'm not really sure why that has changed.
    A guy who used to live on this site and now is rarely here due to the "upgrade".
    Most likely fading away till the My Forums is fixed. Too bad.

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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    I for one enjoy the opinions of the folks on the many RCU forums. Yes, some times it gets out of hand. Still there is many good things to be picked up on RCU. My first few times on RCU were very disappointing. There was three guys posting pretty heavy on many of the forums from my area. They appeared to be experts in all matters of radio control flying. As soon as I figured out who these guys were is when I became so disappointed. Not one of the three could fly. So, as suggested, you must figure these things out. However for the most part it has become a fun thing to do. Reading the many opinions. I can only hope this year will be as rewarding as the past years.
    My you all have a very Blessed New Year.

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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    Either way, its a long way from waiting for the next months magazine to show up and hoping it has information germain to your current project or hoping that the "expert" at your field of 10 people actually know's what they are talking about

    I agree, post count means nothing about knowlege or experience
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    RE: Value of opinions on RCU

    It's like any other large group of guys. There are going to be a few of every type in a bunch. While I don't understand a know it all who thinks there is only one way to do things, he may think getting several opinion is foolish.

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