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Old 05-04-2002, 09:48 PM
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When someone asks a question here on RCUnivers, or anywhere else for that matter, why do you give those damn sarcastic answers when it is obvious that the person asking the question is inexperienced?

Take a few steps back to the time before you "knew it all" and try to recall how you felt when that was done to you.


S T O P I T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 05-04-2002, 10:07 PM
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'Nuff said. Thank you sir
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Old 05-05-2002, 12:57 AM
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Default Well Said CAPtain!

Sometimes, I don't want to post a question because someone WILL ALWAYS post something sarcastic. I suppose they feel that they can hide behind the keyboard. It still ruins the purpose of the forum.

Anyway, although saying that....this is the best resource I have come across to ask questions (although my fellow club members also give great advice)
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I have asked quite a few questions and have yet to be bashed. I thought this forum overall was quite nice. *shrugs*

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Old 05-05-2002, 11:32 AM
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Default Why did you do it??!!

Sounds as though you saw a couple of "sarcastic" replies, and now your categorizing the whole bunch of us!

STOP IT!!

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Old 05-05-2002, 12:25 PM
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Default Why did you do it??!!

Guys...if somebody posts an attack or sarcastic comment please click the "report post to moderator" and fill out the form as why it is being reported...we have a large staff of helpful experienced moderators who are here to keep RCU a fun and informative environment and while trying to censor as little as possible they will step in if attacks, bashing or other grossly off base comments are made...

It is my goal here to make this site inviting to anyone who wishes to use it whether a beginner or expert. Nobody should come here and fear being ridiculed no matter how simple a question may be...we are all here to have fun and learn and a small segment here will always be a bit "edgy" so we deal with it if or when it becomes necessary if posts are in bad taste.

Sometimes a moderator won't see a post right away...it could take a few hours or more but notifying them using the report feature makes it that much faster I assure you...the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
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Old 05-05-2002, 01:07 PM
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I posted this comment due to the fact that there are a few people that do this continuously. I have only been flying for 2 yrs. In that 2 yrs, I have gained lots of knowledge from the people one these lists, so IF YOU take this comment personal then there's a chance that YOU are one of the offenders. If you are not an offenders, then do not take it personal.

In the beginning of my flying carreer, 99% of everyone was very good to me. I have seen many newcomers receive these sarcastic remarks which only steers them in the opposite direction.

I am at fault for not reporting these people as RC ADMIN says to do. B E W A R E those of you who continue to repeat this offense. I will no longer sit idle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-05-2002, 11:39 PM
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I agree: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

But lets not go to far. There’s nothing like a good healthy disagreement to spice up a thread.
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Old 05-06-2002, 01:26 AM
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yes...nothing wrong with disagreement at all...I think he was referring to not even disagreement but rather rude or just sarcastic comments without even offering an opinion...

Most in this hobby are helpful and do so with a smile. There are a few bad apples here and there but every dog has a few fleas and we deal with them as they come if it is well deserved only.
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Old 05-06-2002, 01:47 PM
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i always have more questions then answers myself...i guess when ya get flamed ya jus have to shrug it off cause his post will more then likely be followed by some1 posting a helpful reply.
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Old 05-06-2002, 03:56 PM
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Information posted on theses Forums is Free. You get what you pay for.

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Old 05-06-2002, 05:31 PM
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Ed, sorry but I really don't understand how that statement relates to this topic?


CAPtain232 was implying that those new comers are being discuraged due to the Sarcasm.

*Shrugs*

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Old 05-06-2002, 06:50 PM
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1. Most flyers are men
2. Most men know everything ( I know I do )
3. Most men know that most other men dont know as much as they do.
4. Most men use every oportunity to tell everyone that will listen their superior opinion.
5. Most men dont listen.

It's just a male genetic thing ya know.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:48 AM
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Yea, smallfly, but "Men don't ask directions."

So who's asking all the questions?


The sarcasm thing is inherent to the medium.

It's too easy to type up a sarcastic thoughtless reply if the person you're addressing isn't standing in front of you.

It's also too easy to mis-interpret a reply as sarcastic when there was no sarcastic intent.

ask me how I know...

Of course, there's no excuse to be found above.
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:21 AM
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Can anyone give me directions to the local hobby shop?

I think both sides have made good points if you ask me. But then again, a bunch of men wouldn't ask would they? Yes, I'm a guy, no I don't know more than everybody else, yes my intellect is superior to everyone else's but I only tell that to my wife cause eveyone else would know I was full of B.S.

I have had nothing but good conversations with people on this site, save one individual who shared his opinion about the relative scale merits of a particular subject I was discussing with another member. At first, I typed up a very sarcastic reply and I just knew that would "get him". However, before I sent the reply, I read the post one more time. Then it just didn't "sound" sarcastic, then I read it again and it did. The point is, what I may have thought was a sarcastic reply may have just been another scale enthusiast who felt strongly about the subject matter.

Personally, as I have dropped in on some of the threads, I have found some to be quite amusing. The dry wit and sarcasm has made me laugh out loud more than once. As the administrator said, there will always be a few bad apples.....

So in the immortal words of...(I forgot who said it ) "Can't we all just get along?"

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Old 05-08-2002, 01:11 AM
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How far do you have to go to be considered "sarcastic"?
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*sits down with a bag of popcorn and asks who's ahead?*
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*pass the popcorn*
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see....isn't this fun
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Old 05-08-2002, 10:49 AM
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Hey you guys remember that one time when that guy asked how he could fly 3-d with his triplane? Then I came in and told him where to put his radio? That was a good one. Is that an example of what ya'lls are yakin about?
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*there was this one time....at band camp..........*
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keep going t28pilot.......but i really don't wanna hear what you did with the flute
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*Starts to hand popcorn to T28pilot but hesitates and wonders if T28 has jumped on the band wagon?* So far it looks like it's neck and neck between Johnny and T28. :boxing:

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Old 05-08-2002, 12:18 PM
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Originally posted by Scale Dreamer
So in the immortal words of...(I forgot who said it ) "Can't we all just get along?"
Rodney King.
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Old 05-08-2002, 12:31 PM
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What? Are you made of sugar? Half the posts on these forums are from complete idiots. I don't think a legitimate question would be treated with sarcasm but if you read such things as " Half of an inch of my antena broke off. Can I still fly?" Or " How do I do a torque roll with a Fly Baby bipe" Get rid of that silly touchy feely don't hurt anyones feelings mentality and start acting like a man.
PS. If you found this post to be sarcastic it at least got your attention. And for the moron who asked, NO, You can not have different numbered crystals in your Tx and Rx. ( You for sure should be home with your coloring book)
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