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Cornish Jack12/06/2017 10:54:56
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Posted by Nick_G on 12/06/2017 09:56:11:

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Hail Neil. cheeky

Nick smileywink

Prime Minister?

Nah! FAR too competent!!cheeky

rgds

Bill

Hopper12/06/2017 11:01:37
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A wise man once said that before posting on the interweb, one should make sure it complies with the three basic tenets:

  • Is it true?
  • Is it necessary?
  • Is it kind?

Good advice, I reckon. (I can't claim to have always followed it though!)

ega12/06/2017 11:12:15
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Hopper:

Was that the same wise man who said "Two out of three ain't bad"?

Hopper12/06/2017 11:23:58
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Posted by ega on 12/06/2017 11:12:15:

Hopper:

Was that the same wise man who said "Two out of three ain't bad"?

LOL, no that was Meatloaf. And I think he was being a little facetious.

richardandtracy12/06/2017 12:15:54
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Posted by Hopper on 12/06/2017 11:23:58:
Posted by ega on 12/06/2017 11:12:15:

Hopper:

Was that the same wise man who said "Two out of three ain't bad"?

LOL, no that was Meatloaf. And I think he was being a little facetious.

There was me thinking he was just being a big bit noisy. Always felt he did one song brilliantly & everything else was an 'also ran'.

Regards,

Richard.

Bazyle12/06/2017 12:53:43
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..........And that song was never peer reviewed for technical correctness, pronunciation, and being American there is sure to be some words spelled incorrectly. What is more the guitar is at least 0.1415926 Hz off key. surprise

Bazyle12/06/2017 12:56:15
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oh good grief, I've gone and made a post with grammatical errors in it. Sorry folks, I'll say 500 Hail Neils.

David Standing 112/06/2017 13:04:00
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Posted by Nick_G on 12/06/2017 10:32:45:
Posted by Alan Jackson on 12/06/2017 10:20:32:

Long my you Reign Super Adept Man

Alan

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Here we go then.

Nick

Edited By Nick_G on 12/06/2017 10:38:58

Class! teeth 2

David Standing 112/06/2017 13:06:13
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Although, of course you will note that fixed wing aircraft are flown out of the left hand seat, the opposite to rotorwings, so technically our beaming jumbo pilot is the co-pilot, and not in command wink 2.

OldMetaller12/06/2017 13:36:41
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Posted by Nick_G on 12/06/2017 09:56:11:

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Hail Neil. cheeky

Nick smileywink

Faster than a speeding chuck key...

surprise

Ketan Swali12/06/2017 14:02:04
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Here are some positive thoughts I would like to share on this post. For clarity, there are no sides being taken.

Before Neil and Diane came onto the scene, I can recall DC1 going to great lengths with his bosses in trying to start off this forum. He was meet with great resistance at the time. Countless arguments over the span of a year, but finally this forum was born, thanks to his perseverance. The site has grown in popularity thanks to all the contributors over time, to a very strong global position (rank) of around 152,000, and U.K. rank of around 9,000. If we consider the likes of google, microsoft, etc, being in the top 10 for global ranking in terms of popularity, the positions stated for this site are really great, and hopefully they will continue to improve. DC1 should pat himself on the back for being the key person in starting this forum, and I hope he is happy and proud of how it has developed.

I wonder about what would have happened to the magazines if this forum was not formed?. Where would the excitement have come from?... the type of excitement which would bring the magazines to peoples attention, encouraging new readers, contributors, be it for digital or print?

The more the site increases in popularity, the more the interest and controversy... all good publicity.

The link which MG gave to a thread earlier, is a great example. Yes DC1 fell victim to publishing a ghost writers letter without checking. Yes I was peed off at the time. To his credit, DC1 allowed me to make my feelings heard on this forum, even though a lot of negativity on the post was about his error. I am grateful. The positive outcome of that thread was an improvement of sales for ARC...So all good.

For the record, I have had similar run-ins with Neil as well as Diane, where I have felt very strongly about what they had allowed to be published. I agree that each editor brings their own personality and ability to the magazine, and I accept that they have their own opinion and their own way of doing things. It is all good. I am grateful to them too for allowing me to voice my response.

The point of this thread was 'errors' pointed out by 'a person'. Yes, I know it led to 'pot/kettle/black'. If we were to keep personal issues aside, how would we have reacted if 'Fred Blogs' would have raised this post?... as I said earlier, I am not taking sides here, but we have to appreciate that DC1 has as much right to raise an issue as I or you do, regardless of his, my, editors or anyone else personal issues/past.

I am sure that the positive outcome of this thread will be:

a. Improved site ranking as more people come across this thread and read it.

b. encourage new readers to buy or subscribe to either titles.

Ketan at ARC.

David Standing 112/06/2017 14:15:20
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Ketan

One thing is for sure, your input is always useful on this forum smiley.

Alistair Grant 412/06/2017 14:16:03
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Well said Ketan, once again a reasoned and polite account from you.

My only 'gripe' is I miss your stand and smiling face from the Harrogate / Doncaster Show.

You have previously given the commercial reasons for your absence which are perfectly understandable.

MW12/06/2017 14:18:20
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Posted by clivel on 11/06/2017 01:01:37:
 

Besides which even the expensive £15 an issue peer reviewed professional journals sometimes get it wrong. viz. the 1997 article in the prestigious medical journal "The Lancet" which erroneously linked MMR vaccinations to autism and single handedly triggered a major reoccurrence of some not too insignificant childhood diseases.

 

Clive

And the almost slavish anti-vaccination cult it would create, or at least lend a lot of credit to. Add to that autism having a lot of fluff around how it is diagnosed anyway(in all but the most severe cases at least), would almost be as valid as saying that taking cough medicine predisposes you to an interest in classical music.

Michael W

Edited By Michael-w on 12/06/2017 14:21:24

Ferrum12/06/2017 14:28:47
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Unbiased, polite and informative - I applaud your post, Ketan.

Andrew Tinsley12/06/2017 14:30:16
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An admirable post Ketan.

Andrew.

Ady112/06/2017 14:35:11
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viz. the 1997 article in the prestigious medical journal "The Lancet" which erroneously linked MMR vaccinations to autism and single handedly triggered a major reoccurrence of some not too insignificant childhood diseases.

There was a lot of Politics in that case, Big Pharma, big cash, lots of egos and poitical interference

Not so well publicised was Wakes co-author winning his High Court appeal because the whole matter became a circus driven by internet political and media hysteria instead of a simple potential issue highlighted by an inadequate study which required further investigation

MMR doctor wins High Court appeal

Nick_G12/06/2017 15:32:04
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Posted by David Standing 1 on 12/06/2017 13:06:13:

Although, of course you will note that fixed wing aircraft are flown out of the left hand seat, the opposite to rotorwings, so technically our beaming jumbo pilot is the co-pilot, and not in command wink 2.

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Here. ........... I fixed it for you. wink

Nick

David Standing 112/06/2017 15:34:41
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Posted by Nick_G on 12/06/2017 15:32:04:
Posted by David Standing 1 on 12/06/2017 13:06:13:

Although, of course you will note that fixed wing aircraft are flown out of the left hand seat, the opposite to rotorwings, so technically our beaming jumbo pilot is the co-pilot, and not in command wink 2.

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Here. ........... I fixed it for you. wink

Nick

This cracks me up! teeth 2

Peter Bell12/06/2017 15:40:35
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Spot on Ketan, really well put, its so easy to forget the earlier struggles of others who have got us where we are!

Thanks also for your contribution to the "New Railway opens in East Africa" thread, I now understand more of the troubles of the area.

Peter

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