The Great UKAR Amnesty

The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby UK Airshow Review on Thu 04 Oct 2012, 9:47 pm

Dear UKARians,

We at UKAR work hard to provide the best possible service to aviation enthusiasts all across the world, and every now and then we come up with a new way to make our message board even better. This one might be our most radical yet - but we're rather proud of it.

As you'll know, our team of moderators work hard in their own time to ensure the board runs smoothly, and at times we may well wade in and do a bit of 'tidying up'. And we'll admit that occasionally we may have gone into our moderating with a bit too much vim and vigour. But we think everyone is deserving of a second chance, and after a bit of soul-searching, we've decided to wipe the slate clean.

So, our proposal is to offer an amnesty, across the board, to all those who have lost or cancelled their memberships, right back since 'the beginning'. Of course our rules must still be adhered to, but as UKAR careers towards 20 glorious years, now is the time that all of us can show a new maturity. Think of it as "UKAR 2.0".

We'd ask those who'd like to return to the forum to either register in the normal way, or contact one of the UKAR Staff team directly via email http://www.airshows.co.uk/contact.html

The UKAR Team
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby RadarSpotters.eu on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 2:34 pm

Well done! A nice gesture. :clap:
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby vulcan558 on Sun 07 Oct 2012, 4:59 pm

6 years in solitary :dizzy:
at least the team will know who is posting, not loads of alias accounts just to create havoc and make the mods work harder.

the Amnesty could make the site the site it once was, sadly its fallen down the table over recent years,
could it topple Fighter control from the number one spot :win: , always open for some friendly competition.
cheers Rich :snack:
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby MicrolightDriver on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 11:48 am

Have many banned users asked to be reinstated since the beginning of the 'amnesty'?
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby MicrolightDriver on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 11:54 am

Not trolling Dan. I'll leave the insults to you. I was just curious whether people were even interested in returning to a site where the same 'vim and vigour' that led to their original banning still exists in such copious amounts...
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby Ben H on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 11:55 am

MicrolightDriver wrote:a site where the same 'vim and vigour' that led to their original banning still exists in such copious amounts...


Does it?
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby Trevsy on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 12:02 pm

MicrolightDriver wrote:Not trolling Dan. I'll leave the insults to you. I was just curious whether people were even interested in returning to a site where the same 'vim and vigour' that led to their original banning still exists in such copious amounts...


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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby MicrolightDriver on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 12:04 pm

Ben H wrote:
MicrolightDriver wrote:a site where the same 'vim and vigour' that led to their original banning still exists in such copious amounts...


Does it?


Seems so... :roll:
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby A380FWWOW on Mon 15 Oct 2012, 7:38 pm

What a great idea, next your going to bring fun and games back! :smile: OK I will go while the going is good
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby ranger703 on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 2:37 pm

This almost hints at desperation!!

Has the forum really got that bad or is it that little if anything has changed,regardless of threads such as this from 2009!
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10489

Too many top notch photographers have left over the years and many recently. I doubt whether this amnesty will make a difference to encouraging them back.

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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 2:39 pm

ranger703 wrote:Too many top notch photographers have left over the years

And plenty more have joined. Can't expect everyone to stay around forever, things change over time.
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby ranger703 on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 3:00 pm

I beg to differ,the best got bored of the politics and moved on a long time ago and as for my boredom I was actually googling 'spotting group scotland' and a post from Wallace was linked to the 2009 thread. That in turn led me to this Amnesty thread which I would otherwise have not seen.
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 3:04 pm

There's a list of 350+ great photographers that have featured in POTW. Tonight's update features several new names too - there's always fresh talent joining the forum.

"The best" is subjective, but there is no shortage of great photographers on here and the standard has never been higher than it has in the last 3 years IMO.
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby ranger703 on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 3:11 pm

Fair point,so why the amnesty?
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby ranger703 on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 3:19 pm

I hope it works,some of the recent losses especially have been to the detriment of the site regardless of the 'politics' involved. I do feel that recently the 'off-topic' postings have been far more subscribed to than the posts involving imagery.
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Re: The Great UKAR Amnesty

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Mon 22 Oct 2012, 3:21 pm

ranger703 wrote:I hope it works,some of the recent losses especially have been to the detriment of the site regardless of the 'politics' involved. I do feel that recently the 'off-topic' postings have been far more subscribed to than the posts involving imagery.

We can't control the end user and their desire to comment or not - we do our best to encourage and highlight the talent with POTW.
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