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03-19-2018 02:00 PM  17 months ago
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wjvail

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How Much PMing is There?
Lately I've been wondering how much of what goes on here at RR is happening via PM. Am I missing 75% of what people are talking about because it's happening via Personal Message and not on the open forum?
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03-19-2018 02:06 PM  17 months ago
co_rotorhead

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PM sent.

(j/k)
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03-19-2018 03:02 PM  17 months ago
Pistol Pete

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wjvail...
Am I missing 75% of what people are talking about...
That's what happens when you're in the "B" list

Isn't it called "Personal" for a reason?

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03-19-2018 03:24 PM  17 months ago
GyroFreak

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Am I missing 75% of what people are talking about
Not likely that you are missing 75%. PM is a peer to peer conversation, while posting is a broadcast to many . PM would not get you much results when asking a question (just a few would see it) where as posting goes out to thousands, much better chance of a hit.
I am sure already knew this so I am not sure why you would think PM would be happening more than postings.
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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03-19-2018 03:39 PM  17 months ago
GyroFreak

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If I'm asking a question , I want as many people to see it as possible, rather than send a PM to a individual. And when answering a question I want as many people as possible to see the answer, allowing for any corrections to my response to be posted publicly.
I suppose Mark could answer how much pm traffic is actually going on compared to postings.
Paul
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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03-19-2018 03:49 PM  17 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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I don’t think you’re missing much resulting from the use of the PM function.....Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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03-19-2018 04:09 PM  17 months ago
wjvail

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GyroFreak...
I am sure already knew this so I am not sure why you would think PM would be happening more than postings.
I don't know... I just woke up today wondering how much people PM each other. When I click "Start Here" these days, new posts seem to last days on page one. Increasingly I see posts that simply repeat things posted on Facebook (I don't Facebook). The Northwest Michigan thread (one I don't read) has 1/2 a million views. I just started wondering how much modeling discussion is "dark" to me. How much conversation is happening via FB, PM or on threads specific to something outside my scan.

It's just an idle thought. How much PMing is there? For that matter, how much modeling do RunRyder member discuss on Facebook?
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03-19-2018 04:29 PM  17 months ago
KJH

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wjvail...
Increasingly I see posts that simply repeat things posted on Facebook (I don't Facebook).
If you don't Facebook, how do you know things are repeated?
wjvail...
The Northwest Michigan thread (one I don't read) has 1/2 a million views.
It's the same five guys re-viewing that thread. It's northern Michigan, we don't get out much in the winter.

I hear there's even another forum site dedicated to R/C helicopters and the freaks who fly them. Seems to be a sign of the times with information available via many avenues, online.
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03-19-2018 05:02 PM  17 months ago
wjvail

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KJH...
wjvail...
Increasingly I see posts that simply repeat things posted on Facebook (I don't Facebook).
If you don't Facebook, how do you know things are repeated?
Fair question! Of course I wouldn't but increasingly people say they saw something on Facebook or relay information from a vendor's Facebook page. For instance I recently was reading about a fly-in and the club running it posted: "So far we have 30 pilots confirmed on Facebook." Again, I don't Facebook so the post only made me wonder how much am I missing.
KJH...
I hear there's even another forum site dedicated to R/C helicopters and the freaks who fly them.
I know that site too! I visit there occasionally. I'm the same person there (wjvail) and joined almost 14 years ago. I see the same trends there which only help me ask the question that is the topic of this thread.
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03-19-2018 06:28 PM  17 months ago
spaceman spiff

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To the question, I can only speak for myself of course. I go weeks without a PM, then have 2 or more every day for a week... most of the time it is "hey how's it going?" chat, but some times it turns into buy and sell. Could have been posted in classifieds, but just thru the course of conversation... I would rather sell to a friend than post an add.

A friend or two occasionally wants to talk about heli related question by PM. I don't know all that much, so more often that not he ends up posting a question anyway.

In my case i only post in heli topics occasionally so my percentage could be as high as 30% but only once in a while. ?
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03-19-2018 06:31 PM  17 months ago
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wjvail, you are only missing the stuff they are saying about you LOL Jim
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03-19-2018 10:03 PM  17 months ago
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I use the pm system when I wanna talk behind someone's back
Sometimes I use it to argue instead of ruining a thread.
Sometimes I use it for actual private messages when buying stuff ...
I'm pretty sure it is not taking away from new posts.
And the traffic on any site can vary from day to day.

It is what it is
spending time, paying attention
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03-20-2018 12:18 AM  17 months ago
cudaboy_71

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I've been on here for over 10 years. 95% of what goes on in PM is classified negotiation. Another 4% is people that just want to talk on a more personal level--like 'do you know so-and-so' or 'oh, you're from X--do you ever fly at X field?'

the last percent might be someone asking for specific help with an issue. I try to avoid doing one-on-one like that. why not let everyone benefit from the question and answer?

hell, half the time I answer my own questions in the forums because usually I end up with the same question and find my own answer again.

short term memory loss is fun.
if it ain't broke, break it.
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03-20-2018 01:32 AM  17 months ago
Dirtpen

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I need to pm this guy I just got this 700 from.nitro. the ones that smoke if you don't crash it. I can crash electric if you want too see it smoke.
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03-20-2018 03:52 AM  17 months ago
Gearhead

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ICUR1-2,, don't forget the times you use it to talk to other member's wives Jim
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03-20-2018 07:33 AM  17 months ago
wjvail

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Thanks guys... It sounds like most people are using PMs much like myself. I get a few now and then when the topic isn't valuable to everyone. I might get one or two a month, maybe a 1/2 dozen tops. It sounds like PMs are fairly rare for most others too.

Thanks.
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03-26-2018 09:22 PM  16 months ago
InvertedDude

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Actually
I read all your PM and your dirty secrets! I figured out a flaw in RR, over buffer flow and was able to exploit that.
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03-26-2018 11:40 PM  16 months ago
Mark Ryder

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InvertedDude...
Actually
I read all your PM and your dirty secrets! I figured out a flaw in RR, over buffer flow and was able to exploit that.
Very funny. Not possible with any recent version of a Apache HTTP web server via port 443. RR server hardware is locked down and is NOT shared.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Apache+HTTP+web+server
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03-26-2018 11:45 PM  16 months ago
spaceman spiff

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... but what if InvertedDude used Port 442?
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03-26-2018 11:47 PM  16 months ago
InvertedDude

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Spaceman
Actually it is port :666
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