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Who says the bigwigs don't get their hands dirty? Todd Cox working KC Center

 

You're right; where would we ever get that idea?

 

ID: 814690 - Todd Cox

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Date from (dd/mm/yyyy): 01/01/2006

Date to (dd/mm/yyyy): 27/03/2006

 

Total online as Pilot during selected period 0:00:00

Total online as Atc during selected period 0:00:00

 

Total online as ATC in the entire 5-year history of the network 96:30:37

 

(all of these stats include OBS time by the way)

 

Yeah, I might have to retract my earlier post about how the "bigwigs" don't have any connection to or interest in the actual day-to-day goings-on of the network.

Marc Sykes

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Who says the bigwigs don't get their hands dirty? Todd Cox working KC Center

 

You're right; where would we ever get that idea?

 

ID: 814690 - Todd Cox

(click here for connections detail)

 

Date from (dd/mm/yyyy): 01/01/2006

Date to (dd/mm/yyyy): 27/03/2006

 

Total online as Pilot during selected period 0:00:00

Total online as Atc during selected period 0:00:00

 

Total online as ATC in the entire 5-year history of the network 96:30:37

 

(all of these stats include OBS time by the way)

 

Yeah, I might have to retract my earlier post about how the "bigwigs" don't have any connection to or interest in the actual day-to-day goings-on of the network.

 

Sure went to an awful lot of trouble to prove your point.

 

Six words for ya, Marc...get over it and move on.

Mark Brummett

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How many went to the Convention? All the pics I've seen, make it look like a 15 at most. If that's the case, I'd be a bit annoyed (to put it mildly) If I'd booked a flight, hotel etc..

 

Roughly 40...keep in mind in Mark's photos, several were on the ZAU facility tour, and 3 others were with Dave Klain in his Mooney.

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We also had several people go hang out with family and friends in the area. Just because they came for the morning convention cl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es, didn't mean that they HAD to stay for the flyin!

 

Sheesh, some people really need to relax...always ready to take a shot at something they don't know, they don't understand, and that they don't care to know.

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Sure went to an awful lot of trouble to prove your point.

 

Took five minutes to look up the relevant numbers and post, actually. I guess in the VATSIM world that's an "awful lot of trouble" insofar as it's five minutes more than many of our "bigwigs" have available to join us online. I just couldn't resist the irony, given that the individual mentioned was one of those in cahoots to remove me as an instructor on the grounds of inactivity. I guess if anyone would possess expertise in that area, it'd be him.

 

Seriously, does it not concern anyone at all that the person who ostensibly runs the entire North American region has logged nary a second online, even as an observer, in calendar year 2006?

 

Six words for ya, Marc...get over it and move on.

 

I did, actually. The only thing that Todd Cox and I have in common is that neither of us controls on the network anymore. Instead, I get to move planes around for real, sit in a lounge chair and plane-spot on my breaks, finish by 1:30 every afternoon, go drink beer and shoot pool for a couple hours, then I get home at 3 and have the rest of the day to, among other things, laugh at the latest idiocy that's going on in the VATSIM world. All in all, I think I recovered pretty nicely, but thanks for the concern.

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Total online as ATC in the entire 5-year history of the network 96:30:37

 

Heck, I can beat that....

 

 

Total ATC time since the inception of VATSIM....drumroll please.....

 

2 hours

 

 

Guess doofus pilot makes good....

 

RJ

 

That's it RJ, you're FIRED! Clearly the measure of your online time is all that matters.

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We also had several people go hang out with family and friends in the area. Just because they came for the morning convention cl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es, didn't mean that they HAD to stay for the flyin!

 

Sheesh, some people really need to relax...always ready to take a shot at something they don't know, they don't understand, and that they don't care to know.

 

6 words for ya Mark, Get over it and move on.

 

No need to take a shot at me for asking a question. Still looks like 15 to me, based on your pictures. No one's bothered to give an OFFICIAL Report, that I've seen.

 

With you acting like that, I'm glad I didn't go to the big VATUSA POW WOW!

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We also had several people go hang out with family and friends in the area. Just because they came for the morning convention cl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]es, didn't mean that they HAD to stay for the flyin!

 

Sheesh, some people really need to relax...always ready to take a shot at something they don't know, they don't understand, and that they don't care to know.

 

6 words for ya Mark, Get over it and move on.

 

No need to take a shot at me for asking a question. Still looks like 15 to me, based on your pictures. No one's bothered to give an OFFICIAL Report, that I've seen.

 

With you acting like that, I'm glad I didn't go to the big VATUSA POW WOW!

Sheesh

 

Paul, I'm not so sure that Mark Z was referring to your post as 'the shot'...

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Seriously, does it not concern anyone at all that the person who ostensibly runs the entire North American region has logged nary a second online, even as an observer, in calendar year 2006?

 

Bothers me Marc, but it is obvious that it won't do any good my friend. You know how I feel on the subject, just a bunch of cronyism going on.

 

No wonder they want to make it easier. Our appointed leaders have little time online, might as well water down the training standards.

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Bothers me Marc, but it is obvious that it won't do any good my friend. You know how I feel on the subject, just a bunch of cronyism going on.

 

No wonder they want to make it easier. Our appointed leaders have little time online, might as well water down the training standards.

 

 

Cronyism? Wait a second, weren't you two thick as thieves in Los Angeles? I guess you must have a different definition of cronyism and switch whenever the situation is convenient to you.

 

I did, actually. The only thing that Todd Cox and I have in common is that neither of us controls on the network anymore. Instead, I get to move planes around for real, sit in a lounge chair and plane-spot on my breaks, finish by 1:30 every afternoon, go drink beer and shoot pool for a couple hours, then I get home at 3 and have the rest of the day to, among other things, laugh at the latest idiocy that's going on in the VATSIM world. All in all, I think I recovered pretty nicely, but thanks for the concern.

 

Doesn't sound to me (or apparently to anyone else) like you've gotten over anything. Belittling others for trying to do something nice is just pathetic. Not everybody has the luxury to spend hours upon hours online each week. People have lives, jobs and families which by definition should be more important than a hobby. If you have issues with losing your rating and feel you were somehow wronged, then why don't you follow a mature course of action and take it up with the proper VATSIM people by lodging a formal complaint instead of continuously making petty and vindictive digs against people on these forums in an attempt to win over everyone else's sympathy?

 

I don't know how old you guys are but you sure act like a bunch of petulant children who just had their toy taken away from them. Though you probably aren't, you should be ashamed of yourselves for behaving this way in public.

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You know how I feel on the subject, just a bunch of cronyism going on. .

 

Are you going to win some sort of prize if you manage to use this word in every one of your posts for an entire month? Just wondering.

 

Do you get some prize for always adding stupid comments?

 

I personally don't see what Josh is doing wrong. He see's something corrupt and has the *bravery*(substituted for another word) to call people out on it. I personally would think josh is doing the right thing. But on the other hand we have you, who sits and post stupid little jokes about everything. Maybe if you spent as much time caring about ZTL as you did making stupid comments I would have stayed.

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