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#4372814 - 08/04/17 09:56 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Quite often these days I find that even after reading the forums for two or three hours I can't find a topic where I have anything to contribute.


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#4381675 - 09/27/17 02:20 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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I still post here to get expert opinions from the "old" members. Where else could I go to? What other forums can I go to for flight sim stuff?


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#4381838 - 09/28/17 11:26 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: specialksl]  
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Originally Posted by specialksl
I still post here to get expert opinions from the "old" members. Where else could I go to? What other forums can I go to for flight sim stuff?



They're out there. For the most part I'm flying FSXSE and Prepar3D now. Too big a PITA to maintain and fly DCS, although I do own several aircraft as well v2.0 (still in beta).


Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


#4425509 - 06/11/18 03:24 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Back in the day, with the weekend that just passed, we would have wall-to-wall coverage of E3 and the just-completed FlightSim Expo 2018. But, I guess people are more interested in talking about Fallout, weight loss, and stock tips.

This site ain't what it used to be at all.

#4425687 - 06/11/18 10:13 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Well, I have a suggestion... wave

The members could all agree (unless SimHQ wants to enforce it) that for a set amount of time (say...3 months?) that there'll be no OT, only discussions related to gaming and simming. Just see where it goes, it doesn't *have* to be a permanent condition. The site will either become more active (and I think some believe that it will) or less active, in which case the OT stuff can be allowed to continue.

Weird idea coming from me, I know. But I'd respect it (assuming I'd have the choice).

I want the credit if this idea takes off. smile

EDIT: Anything military should still be allowed, as most sims are military related.

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#4425735 - 06/12/18 10:44 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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"Community Hall" has always been a forum where discussion about any topic (except PWEC stuff) is allowed. Nothing has changed as far as that forum goes for the past 18 years or so.

Concerning the E3 coverage, Luke makes a very valid point and my only answer to that is that it's simply not a priority under the current website management. Online forums change over time and sometimes they change a lot. It's just the way it goes.


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#4426568 - 06/17/18 11:22 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: LukeFF]  
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Originally Posted by LukeFF
Back in the day, with the weekend that just passed, we would have wall-to-wall coverage of E3 and the just-completed FlightSim Expo 2018. But, I guess people are more interested in talking about Fallout, weight loss, and stock tips.

This site ain't what it used to be at all.


Almost minute by minute. I miss those days... Hell, the front page hasn't changed in almost a year! (July 2017)

Last edited by 531 Ghost; 06/17/18 11:23 PM.

Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


#4431418 - 07/22/18 10:29 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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We have great ads though. winkngrin

I certainly need to know how to end my menstrual cramps forever! A real life saver

I actually shut of my ad-blocker for a few minutes to see what this wonderful ad-machine would serve up for me.

Even though my cramps are gone forever, I flipped ad-block back on.

Oh, and now OVER a year since the front page has changed. Think back to all the great free articles we were given. Not always super professional, but most always HONEST.


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I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

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#4433063 - 08/05/18 01:48 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Oh...and we had BABES!

Why is that so scary?


"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
Patrick Henry 1775

I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

"There's a sucker born every minute."
Phineas Taylor Barnum

#4433536 - 08/08/18 04:10 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: Nixer]  
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Originally Posted by Nixer
Oh...and we had BABES!

Why is that so scary?

Old guys aren't allowed babes, it's bad for the ticker. biggrin


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#4433562 - 08/08/18 10:47 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted by Nixer
Oh...and we had BABES!

Why is that so scary?

Old guys aren't allowed babes, it's bad for the ticker. biggrin


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I've read the opposite! That in fact sex is very healthy for the heart. It's a good cardio workout!


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#4433618 - 08/08/18 05:52 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I've read the opposite! That in fact sex is very healthy for the heart. It's a good cardio workout!


I once wanted to post his/her heart-rate monitor results (no narrative whatsoever, just the numbers) and was told no. frown

Sex is VERY heart healthy, also confirmed by a cardiologist.

#4435435 - 08/23/18 01:46 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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I'm open for contributions for the home page/blog/articles, it's very easy to add articles and publish. I'm even open to compensating for them and I have asked a few times.

#4435469 - 08/23/18 05:11 PM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Could you pin something to the top of the forums stating that Racer? I'm thinking that perhaps not too many pop into this section.

#4435739 - 08/25/18 09:56 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: RacerGT]  
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I have contributed. When it was mandatory for moderators/admins. It doesn't seem to be the case, anymore.


Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


#4455353 - 12/30/18 05:29 AM Re: There once was a time... [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Near necro.

SimHQ was thriving when i pulled in here in late 2001. Most of why it is like it is now has already been posted above. The Q moves a lot slower now compared to when i could spend hours flying with a bunch of members here and SimHQ open in the background to keep up. It does seem more old boys club now than then but more because a lot of the core is still here and no new blood has been injected. The silly fun vibe that a lot of forums had has mostly gone, people like Ming, Fearless Frog, Beach and others long gone all added a ton of much needed silliness and humour.

Guod was awesome and definitely kept the ship on a even and fast spirited keel, but you can't hang around forever. Of course it wasn't just Guod, it was a lot of members contributing to make SimHQ what it was. Pwec, meh, not a fan and i can see why people don't like it. You get a different look in at members and some of it is pretty bleh and can skew your view of what you thought they were like. Like Panzer said, you can avoid it but it does hang down there like a smelly old ball sack biggrin I do pop in there every now and again and overall, it really is fairly tame.

My main news/games/music/space etc site changed to reddit years ago.much more open and fresh and obviously tons more content. If you want real political craziness, that's the place! Easy to use, always pumping and thousands of niche subs. Very different from here though, much more youthful and vibrant, i know that isn't everyones favourite dish. Here is comfortable though and, what's the word, stable maybe. It's like having a mad busy day and then coming home and putting your feet up. Reddit is like opening your door and the world falls in, same as pwec, easy enough to close the door on what doesn't interest one.

It is sort of crazy though still seeing so many of the same people here after 17 years, we are all getting old together despite coming from different coubtries, backgrounds and beliefs. Overall i think it's a very cool and down to earth community and i'm glad i stumbled on it when i opened my EAW disc and it had a link to SimHQ.

Wish it wasn't so #%&*$# slow sometimes and the lack of front page is s bit disheartning.


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