'preciate the feedback CAFlier.
I think just about everybody else has proven their credibility in my eyes and have no problems with the bantering between me and others when called to task.
I figure if something is posted wrongly by Dami, my game plan was to not to quote his text, but reply in the thread giving the person “a choice” letting them know that his opinion “appears to be wrong” and give them my rational and a plausible reference should that need be there and move on.
Certain things are based on real life experiences and have no “references per se” and I always factor that in anyway.
After all, I learned hold for release has a whole different meaning at TEB and all the books and web references in the world won’t change the “real world” experiences.
Obviously, a person who has experienced icing first hand, would have significant value in giving an opinion about icing situations then a sim pilot armchair flying. So it is somewhat important to understand the credibility of a person based on their experiences.
Most important to me, for what it’s worth, is that the person jumping in and asking a question, gets the right answer. Anything less is unacceptable as I would hope the reverse would be done for me when I post a question.
If I err, I am always the first to say, thank you, but if I err, I do expect the courtesy of being provided a reference so I can evaluate it myself, as “just my opinion” just doesn’t make it 99 percent of the time from people without credibility.
If anything, if I make the person think I may need to back my statement up with a reference, the quality of the answers will be that much the better for the all of us, as everybody in their own ways is still learning.