Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with Limit

Should there be "Private Forums" that no-one can access without permission of the Moderato

  • Yes - Why not? It's a free world.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not sure. Seems all a bit iffy to me.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Don't care.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wow! An ATC/AC board?! How do I join?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    762
As we all know - GoodCO and BadCO have their own secret Bat Cave that they can discuss site issues with the various board Moderators, but should other people be allowed to set up Private Groups that only their "special friends" can see/read/contribute to?

I ask this because there is a bit of a debate on the FAA board about the ATCOs/ACs having their special secret board that they can discuss Pigeons, Homer and PAR Recoveries (mmmmm) and for some reason they don't want anyone else to look at it. Personally, I think it's a great shame, as it makes them all look slightly silly and rather precious.

Besides, if people don't want to read stuff that is not interesting to them, no-one's forcing them to.

But what do YOU think..........?
 
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Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

I can understand 'hidden/private' boards run by MODs themselves, however not run by a normal member.

There are reasons to why certain boards are set up but to have a board so a member and 'their' friends only can go and b1tch etc wouldn't be counted as fair.

Plus it would leave the main board dead with posts :wink:

RumRation is a new site, it needs time to grow. Maybe down the line other boards will be set up.

Jenny
 
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Apologies about the apostrophes in the poll questions by the way - no idea why they've come out as the bizarre "" rather than " ' ". Oh well....
 

fangita

Badgeman
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Er - what? Why would the ATCOs want to have secret squirrel online chats with other ATCOs? You can't tell halitosis on the internet! (Sorry ATCOs - love ya really!)

I don't like the idea of secret boards - the whole site would fragment very quickly - what's to stop every little branch and trade having a unique hidden board - the whole point of Rum Ration would disappear. I vote "NO".
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Jenny_Dabber said:
I can understand 'hidden/private' boards run by MODs themselves, however not run by a normal member.

There are reasons to why certain boards are set up but to have a board so a member and 'their' friends only can go and b1tch etc wouldn't be counted as fair.

Plus it would leave the main board dead with posts :wink:

RumRation is a new site, it needs time to grow. Maybe down the line other boards will be set up.

Jenny

And the Jennys board is??
 
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Here are the results of a previous Poll held on Diamond Lil's


Should Rum Ration Contain Private ie Closed Boards

Yes 13% [ 3 ]

No 72% [ 16 ]

Who Cares 13% [ 3 ]

Total Votes : 22

But then as "Chockheads_WM" said, (Quote) (apart fom the occasional OD who pops his head above the gunnels to make some stupid remark only to have it ignored). (Unquote)

I remain your Faithful OD

Nutty xxxxxxx
 
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

To whom it may concern,

I think the idea of private chat's is a good one, and one that should be encouraged. Unfortunately, some members will disagree. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, it is after all, a free democratic society we live in.

I enjoy being associated with ATC / ATCO / FC / AC and the like, (well OK, maybe not FC!!!!) (Sorry FC's) But why would I want to go and talk on another "Private Group" about Submarines / Windy Hammers / Blanket Counting / Spanner Spinning or Pillow Biting on RumRation? (Answers on a postcard please!)

I joined RR to talk to like-minded people about subjects we can all discuss fairly and openly. There are plenty of pages in which we can ALL do this. When I want to talk about work related stuff, I'd rather talk to people who know and understand what I'm going on about. (This in no way casts any ill-feeling to anyone who knows all about The 552 / ILS AZ Only / GCA / CCA / SSLL / QNH / DME / SID / PMP / CTZ etc..... Who isn't anything to do with Aviation) But we all have our little languages that only we understand.

There is absolutely nothing stopping anyone else opening up a Private Group to discuss things. As long as we all keep an eye out on the general RN stuff and keep posting things on it then Rum Ration can continue to grow and grow.

DBF 8)
 
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Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Remember when Rum was first started, the CO's asked members to pitch any ideas to the MODs. Guess how many people came forward?

Not many................................

Now, think of it this way, if every board was to have a private forum then Rum would die. Every one will be hidden away in their little groups; you know the clicky stuff you'd rather ignore on board.

I respect some 'old and bold' would want a place to relax but I am not fully open to there being 'private/hidden' forum all over the shop.

RR is still young, if your patient then something may open up in the future. Instead of pitching threads, pitch it to the MODs, we are approachable and don't bite (depends what time of the month).

If you feel that you need to air a frustraction but it may cause trouble, PM a MOD, we are here to help in any way we can.

I'm putting the kettle on, who wants a wet?

Your ever charming,

Jenny

:wink:

Edited to say: Not meaning this in an evil PMT way, I just don't have the certain 'charm' :oops:
 
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Its raised its head again,why? im ex atc and have no intention of joining them, lets have some air traffic jokes,or would that upset the little dears?you want private? do what i do use e mail and skype and your web cam, have a conferencehave fun,see each other, but dont hide it away on here,you make me feel ashamed of being ex atc,but then ive got nothing to hide.
 
Re: Should RumRation Allow "Private Forums" with L

Jenny,

Go on then - NATO Standard for me!

Not wishing to drag this on and on and on etc. If RR can sustain the private forums then by all means keep them in, if it would risk shutting down, then by all means lets not have them. I do quite like the idea of having somewhere to relax though.

Keep on smiling

DBF 8)

PS. higthepig, I'm sorry you feel that way about "them" (correct me if i'm wrong, but you are one of "them" too!) Ok, things may have changed since you left. The AC Branch wasn't even being thought about back then, but you sound a little bitter about the whole concept of us having a chat, you could pop in and maybe catch up with a few people who's email address you don't have or haven't heard of skype!

Still keep smiling

DBF 8)
 

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