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dzdiva

Wow....this place has changed!

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8 minutes ago, dzdiva said:

I'm sure Turtlespeed is lurking somewhere!:P

He is. I am. Some of the original peeps stop in on occasion. Seems the whole world now revolves around FB. SC is still quite lively - if you dare. :)

Glad you stopped in to visit.  

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I was on FB and the group "old school skydivers" a short while back. I'm 52, but VERY new to the sport... and as we say in another group I'm a member of... newbies dont know that they dont know.  I'd asked one of those foolish questions..foolish only in so far as someone who learned enough ( and I won't say WHAT constitutes enough...) would never have asked such a question. But having gotten SOME of my college education in the field of teaching... I place a sort of value on the willingness to ask...and learn... so... when one of the old timers commented that I should bloody well know.... etc, etc, etc... I politely pointed out that I had already identified myself as someone very new to the sport and that while YES my question might be ignorant or foolish... might this not also be an opportunity for him to educate me... thus MAYBE helping this "oldschool" knowledge? Lifestyle? Attitude? Go on. 

 

I'm also a biker... so I know a very little bit about how "closed" some of these groups or communities are... or can be... I suppose what I'm getting at in a bit of a long winded way is that it doesn't get passed on unless your passing it along... otherwise... eventually what your left with has almost GOT to be... "wow... this place has changed". Its ok to make us newbies work for it... but someone will have to say THAT as well...

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6 hours ago, celticrider67 said:

I was on FB and the group "old school skydivers" a short while back. I'm 52, but VERY new to the sport... and as we say in another group I'm a member of... newbies dont know that they dont know.  I'd asked one of those foolish questions..foolish only in so far as someone who learned enough ( and I won't say WHAT constitutes enough...) would never have asked such a question. But having gotten SOME of my college education in the field of teaching... I place a sort of value on the willingness to ask...and learn... so... when one of the old timers commented that I should bloody well know.... etc, etc, etc... I politely pointed out that I had already identified myself as someone very new to the sport and that while YES my question might be ignorant or foolish... might this not also be an opportunity for him to educate me... thus MAYBE helping this "oldschool" knowledge? Lifestyle? Attitude? Go on. 

 

I'm also a biker... so I know a very little bit about how "closed" some of these groups or communities are... or can be... I suppose what I'm getting at in a bit of a long winded way is that it doesn't get passed on unless your passing it along... otherwise... eventually what your left with has almost GOT to be... "wow... this place has changed". Its ok to make us newbies work for it... but someone will have to say THAT as well...

Ummm...hey there. I was talking about the layout of the site and all the changes also checking to see if any of the old crew was here. Welcome to the sport? 

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DZDIVA...

 

I owe you an apology Mam...as you might gather from my comment, I've sorta gotten sideswiped with that a few times.  I should know better at my age, (52). I should exercise the restraint of tongue and pen. Which I bloody well know. Or in this case, the restraint of keyboard. 

 

Thankyou For the welcome to the sport. Your far more kind than I've a right to, especially after a knee jerk rant on my part. As soon as I figure out how, I'll see about deleting it.

 

Again, my apologies. 

 

BS & GB.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, celticrider67 said:

DZDIVA...

 

I owe you an apology Mam...as you might gather from my comment, I've sorta gotten sideswiped with that a few times.  I should know better at my age, (52). I should exercise the restraint of tongue and pen. Which I bloody well know. Or in this case, the restraint of keyboard. 

 

Thankyou For the welcome to the sport. Your far more kind than I've a right to, especially after a knee jerk rant on my part. As soon as I figure out how, I'll see about deleting it.

 

Again, my apologies. 

 

BS & GB.

 

 

CR67-

No worries dude! Just know that on here you will find some genuine people to help answer your questions. Most of the peeps that have been here since the beginning (or close to it) will give you some good information. :D

Blue skies!:)

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57 minutes ago, TriGirl said:

Did you see the flag?  I'm in Papua New Guinea for a two-year posting. 

is it still dangerous AF there.  Buddies of mine who had worked there have need 24/7 armed security escorts

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1 minute ago, Squeak said:

is it still dangerous AF there.  Buddies of mine who had worked there have need 24/7 armed security escorts

Well, I can drive around on my own, but it isn't recommended to go for a walk outside of guarded/gated facilities.  

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