Pierre_Argh said:The rest of the site is open to "guests"... i.e. anyone/anywhere; by having it closed we are able to talk/debate in-house things that may be slightly more contentious without having to worry too much about on-lookers
Secondly, it avoids us having to wade through mindless comments such as these from people poking their noses in...
Being a member of a closed group doesn't stop us joining in the fun on other threads.
Secret Airy Fairy Person(Can't do French still struggling with Spanish)
I have picked out three of your comments. Just how pretentious, pompous and condesending can you get.
1. The rest of the site is open to "guests"... i.e. anyone/anywhere.....Perhaps many of us would like to make postings or comments with only our select few able to access them and not have to worry about Airy Fairies watching what we may say about them or others.
2. Secondly, it avoids us having .........."avoids US having to wade etc" Is that mindless comments from a Seaman RP such as myself one of the mindless person's on this Forum. God forbid that a STOKER raised his head above the parapet.
3. Being a member of a closed group .......... So you can join in any other threads and forum as you choose and wish, but wish to deny that choice to any others than the chosen few.
Yes I am a member of PPRuNe more to observe than make comment, my brother was a crab that flew Canberra's then Buck's A much more wide ranging set up altogether and of little comparison. Also my niece was a Crab (Pig) ATC Officer its a bit of a family business.
Seems a goodway to drive people away, not attract new members unless you are trying to hide a club away inside another to get these members who will contribute little and save money not paying for web space.
Disgusted of Tumbridge Wells
Janner can you pick up my toys and drop them off to my pram parked in Barrow.