Except I never took it to be offensive or disrespectful, as much as I see the following statements of your as ignorance. I hope you dont take offence to that.
You are perfectly correct, I was being ignorant.
This is a thread about what we can do to increase traffic so my rants about strategic bombing during WWII were not appropriate.
My Apologies for that.
If we all spoke of the same things, that would be pretty boring.
This is a Russian Military Forum... I think if we talk about things related to that in the appropriate areas provided on this Forum it would not only not be boring, but would actually make sense considering the purpose of the forum.
There are areas for more social topics but I assume these areas are not for new members, but for existing members for discussions that deviate from the main focus of this forum, which is included in the title so there should be no confusion.
Firstly, you dont know me, so to assume I am here to date is pretty funny, because Im a virgin, single and am happy that way. I have too many other things to do than to think about guys, especailly those my age, who hardly are about anything...yet.
You are quite correct, I don't know you.
My fear of this becoming a dating site came from your comment:
I wish I could bring more females to your forum...
I interpreted Vlads comment that females improve forums was a suggestion that your presence was enough. Not a request that you get lots of female friends to log on to a site... especially if they have no interest in the main theme of the site.
Maybe I was wrong.
Secondly, my friend Robert V is/was here, he left for Russian military yesterday, I came here for advise.
Well I consider Robert V as a friend and have met him on several sites, but his leaving for the Russian Military is a complete surprise to me. I didn't even realise he was Russian.
especially when someone like you would have given someone like me time .... time to get to know me before you assume things about me...things that you were very wrong of.
I have nothing at all against you, like you say, I don't even know you. I enjoyed chatting to Rob so I don't see why I would have any problems with you... or anyone else here. I am just here to talk about military stuff mostly. I have given lots of personal advice to several members, whom I will not name. They seemed to appreciate it.
Maybe its people like you who chase people like me away. Maybe next time someone comes here that is new, you could say "hello, welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy your stay"....not the bs you said of me..when you had no idea of why I came here...or what my military conversations would have been like.
First of all why would I chase anyone away from this forum?
Robert never mentioned you to me so I really don't even know who you are. There are lots of people who post hellos... it is one of the forum rules. The fact that I have not gone through every post and welcomed everyone should not be taken to mean I want everyone to leave that I haven't said Hi to.
Second what BS have I said of you? Most of my replies to you involve apologies to ensure that you know I am not being negative towards you.
I was eager to learn things here, I wanted to learn because my good friend left to serve and Im afraid...did you ever think of that?
I am not a moderator and have no power or interest in preventing you from being a contributing member at this website.
Pro tip..if you look around in this General Forum..there are topics other than the ones you are only interested in...why do you think they are there?
They are clearly there for members who want to talk about
I rather think the purpose of the site is to discuss Russian Military Issues.
Maybe its because they are places to come to know new members, take interest and show her that you are a positive member...<snip>
The Member Introductions and rules section is to introduce yourself and tell others of your interests.
It might come as a shock but I personally am not here to meet people to find new friends.
I've already got friends.
What I want is to find people who share my interest in Russian military equipment and discuss new and old stuff. Learn of their experiences related to my interests.
Might make me sound like a real w@nker, but I assume most are here to talk about Russian military stuff.
Like you said... different people come here for different things and I don't judge anyone for their purpose here... unless they are here to Troll.
It would have been nicer to stay and learn, but I guess thats not a good idea afterall.
Did I miss the angry mob with the burning torches that have made you feel unwelcome?
Anyway good luck all.
Best of luck Rob. I hear St Petersberg is a beautiful city.