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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Also, there hasn't been much exciting stuff happening in the AF. The last couple years have been pretty steady. New EPR system but most people seem ok with it.

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    If telling a user who brings a mod's family into a sensitive discussion after being told not to do it or they will be banned is unprofessional ... color me guilty. If you don't like it, you are welcome to take your mentality to another forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Also, there hasn't been much exciting stuff happening in the AF. The last couple years have been pretty steady. New EPR system but most people seem ok with it.
    I think that is a secondary effect of most of the users here being retired (not a ding on the blue cards mafia ... just an observation). Less concern about issues with the AF (or Army, Navy or USMC) and more concern, interest in discussing social topics, politics or the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    If telling a user who brings a mod's family into a sensitive discussion after being told not to do it or they will be banned is unprofessional ... color me guilty. If you don't like it, you are welcome to take your mentality to another forum.
    I was talking about Unca Rastus...why such a guilty conscience? He banned me because I made the point that his elderly female neighbor was still probably able to get sexually aroused during a discussion about asexuals. He said that elderly could be considered asexual, I said that they still get moist, and he banned me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I was talking about Unca Rastus...why such a guilty conscience?
    None, it sounded like you were belly aching.
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    Honestly, I think the issue with the Air Force Forum is that what people used to post on here is being posted on social media instead.

    There was a time when the things that John Q. Public blogs about would have been really popular threads here. Instead he's posting them on his blog, people are sharing on Facebook, and the discussion is happening there without moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeRandomGuy View Post
    Honestly, I think the issue with the Air Force Forum is that what people used to post on here is being posted on social media instead.

    There was a time when the things that John Q. Public blogs about would have been really popular threads here. Instead he's posting them on his blog, people are sharing on Facebook, and the discussion is happening there without moderation.
    Very true. Those of us who still come here, I think, come here because we know what to expect from the conversations. We know what we're going to get from pretty much every poster and we play to that. It's fun, and it's really not about the topic itself as we all now each other's stance on almost everything.

    Those who are looking for more interesting and free conversations are hitting social media because they don't need to worry about being banned...people can speak their minds. On social media, I get to choose who I block...and they can block me...but some random person can't decide whether I'm allowed to keep posting or not depending on their mood that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeRandomGuy View Post
    Honestly, I think the issue with the Air Force Forum is that what people used to post on here is being posted on social media instead.

    There was a time when the things that John Q. Public blogs about would have been really popular threads here. Instead he's posting them on his blog, people are sharing on Facebook, and the discussion is happening there without moderation.
    JQP is a blog, this is a forum. They are different.

    For a blog, the blog owner posts a topic, comments discuss the topic.

    For a forum, the users start their own topics, comment & discuss on those topics.

    I concur that the discussion topics on JQP are more professionally oriented than those here, he chooses what to discuss, he discusses active USAF topics.

    MTF has turned into a spot for mostly retired military folks to discuss politics, racism, news etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrike View Post
    A few years ago this used to be the busiest section of what was a thriving, diverse internet community. Sometimes dozens of threads would be active each day in the Air Force section with hundreds and hundreds of comments from numerous members. Now, it's been two months since the last post. What the heck happened to this place?

    Seriously, what happened that killed this forum?
    If a picture's worth a 1000 words, then your avatar says it all. Just read the headlines of this very site for only a couple of days and you'll quickly come to the conclusion that things which even just a few years ago would've been thought to have been a sick joke or absurd (tranny restrooms, Queer pride events in the Pentagon, Male ROTC troops being encouraged to march around campus in women's heels, Remaking The draft for being 'too sexist', chicks posing for media pictures while breastfeeding in uniform, Moslems wearing Hijabs in uniform, Indians wearing Turbans, Gangbangers with Tattoos on necks and I could go on for days) are all ops normal nowadays and no one even much bats an eye about it.

    Because, With 250K members leaving the Military every year (and no actual opposition party), It didn't take long for the ACORN Community Organizer posing as a Commander in Chief to tear down 230 + years of Proud American Military Tradition, Standards and Core values.

    So, The Military today is mostly led and made up of SJW's who are unable to consider the opinion of others without constantly crying it's racism or demanding that the entire fucking world be turned into a "safe space". Basically EVERYTHING they've done for the last 8 years has been a Big Fuck You to Normal Straight Males.

    Of course there is the inevitable and necessary right wing back lash, by those of us who come from the long tradition and refused to cave in to the insanity & most people got tired of debating issues & with everything polarized to the extremes they've simply tuned out. However, This too will pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Those who are looking for more interesting and free conversations are hitting social media because they don't need to worry about being banned...people can speak their minds. On social media, I get to choose who I block...and they can block me...but some random person can't decide whether I'm allowed to keep posting or not depending on their mood that day.
    True, the conversations here usually are people talking past each other with no real 'dialouge' anywhere.

    Sorry you feel that you feel you were recently banned unfairly.

    This isn't directed at @sandsjames, but my biggest disappointment in being a mod here has been how truly immature some folks with the experience and time under their belts have been. I mod for tow other sites as well, one that is a military site and for it being one that is more ground (infantry) and specops related the conversation there is generally much more intelligent that the usual screaming matches that go on here. I have been really surprised by that.
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