Anyone not sure what a troll is read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll
As for the contrails, it seems like a couple of guys who didn't know much about weather. Instead of explaining the phenomenon without technical jargon and maybe having an interesting discussion on geoengineering and global warming (which is arguably relevant in this forum), the thread descended into immature rubbish due to the level of maturity of some posters here.
There were however, some intelligent posts in the thread; Happily, there are experienced and sensible posters on this forum too.
What i call rubbish is the contrails vs chemtrails conspiracy type topics, if crap like this is let stay on the site the next thing we'll have is people posting that they seen a UFO's landing in weston.
And to add to that I also so don't like new members coming on to this site calling members names etc..
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I don't agree that anyone should be prevented from posting ANY aviation related topics here as this measure would stifle creativity and kill interesting posts. That was the fastest thread on the forum I'd say in a long time.
Making the forum private adds an element of cliqueness which I think it is better off without. From microlights to passenger jets, model planes to heli's, spotters, enthusiasts and beginners to instructors, all are welcome here and I think that is the way it should be.
Approving potential forum applicants would be a time consuming task for Mark and it is really not necessary as we don't get anything like the kind of nasties and weirdos here as they do on (for example) boards.ie or similar. It is an authoritarian measure which, in my opinion, is contrary to the very essence of the internet.. freedom of speech, sharing ideas, unregulated glory!
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I remember the topic in question that has raised this poll.....
I didn't get involved in that topic because it was obvious to me after 1 page of comments that sanity was not the order of the day....
I also like the usual friendly and productive approach to fouromites query's from the fellow members here.....
Have a look at some youtube videos..... there you'll see some nutters on some vids there...... It'd be a shame if that kinda thing happened here
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