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 Post subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Website - Volo.Aero
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2017, 19:45 
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Honestly, we never envisioned BeechTalk becoming a destination for non-Beechcraft owners. Over the years, we have been approached to add several different type-specific forums at BeechTalk, but each time it just seems to water down "Beech"Talk.

We recognize that we have a lot of non-Beech participation here (heck, we had to add Brand X forum just to house some of it). We decided that rather than change BeechTalk to now include all of the non-Beech need, we would create a more broad (and inclusive) site for the other types of fixed wing aircraft and expand it to include rotorcraft and drone.

Volo will allow a greater diversity of participation and will permit BeechTalk to remain a bit more focused on Beech.


There are already so many general purpose forums though... aopa, pilots of america, flightinfo, purple board for pilots... among others. What made Beechtalk was the fact it was type specific and the community got built around Beechcraft. Also all the other Beech specific sites either sucked or charged fee... same success found vansairforce.net If they tried to make a general purpose one it just wouldn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Website - Volo.Aero
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I got an email a few days ago saying a thread I'd started on volo had a reply. Clicking on it, it was porn. On the site, there are dozens of posts, mostly with titles about beating captchas, plus dozens more in what I think is Russian.

How does that happen? And why doesn't it happen to BT?


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 Post subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Website - Volo.Aero
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And why doesn't it happen to BT?

Required use of real names. :D
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 Post subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Website - Volo.Aero
PostPosted: 07 Apr 2017, 20:06 
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Yup, the site is toast.


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 Post subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Website - Volo.Aero
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Thanks for the heads up Don, the site isn't "toast" but we did need to change the user registration requirements. I thought with the automated anti-spam measures we put on the site, we would have a manageable number of spam users to remove but I was wrong.

We have therefore just changed the user registration requirements on both sites to admin activated like BeechTalk. More work on the front-end for us, but probably worthwhile in the long run.

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Yup, the site is toast.

I'm filing a complain with my shop steward . . . Don can post on this site and I can't


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 Post subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New Forum Website - Volo.Aero
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I don't think Volo will work, but I'll tell you what would work... although it's technically more difficult. Create a new type specific domain, like cirrustalk for example which would be a mirror of Beechtalk except a different header. The "Beechcraft Specific Discussion Forums" would be swapped with "Cirrus Specific Discussion Forums" and all the other forums would stay the same and would cross post.

Would likely require hacking phpbb or whatever you're using. Once that's working you could add others. Whatever you do be careful because internet communities are delicate things and easy to F-up. Seen it happen.


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what's needed is airnav, with honesty on pricing on all the FBO's and airports in the US.............

I should be able to dial up KFXE and find out which airport/FBO is gonna charge me what.......WITHOUT having to call.

Right now I plan my routes according to CAA airports. I would believe that pretty much every other JetA part 91 guy does the same........huge buying power (and therefore leverage) on BT.


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