Well, congratulations, young lad.
One day from registration to being moderated.
Not a record, but still pretty quick.
In addition to my colleague's previous post:
I was here to talk to some real pilots who want to inspire others, who have the same dreams that they once had.
Your attitude has just reduced your chances of that considerably. You might want to adjust it, significantly, should you wish to benefit from this site or have a decent crack at a CF career.
One significant factor that you should consider while evaluating my suggestion is that, of the people on this site, one may be the Recruiter handling your enrollment, some may be Instructors on your various courses, including flying courses, and some may be your Flight Commander or Commanding Officer should you actually make it to a Squadron. Many of us know each other outside of this Site, and, yes, we talk to each other. We are also quite good at picking up clues and forming sound conclusions.
While the odds of one of those people making a link between you and your posts is small, it has happened in the past and some satisfaction has been derived from learning that a problem child on this site has flamed out on a course for precisely the same reasons.
Regardless, getting snitty with anybody
who is likely to have any influence on your future is just plain stupid personal policy.
Okay, maybe a few people ribbed you a little. Maybe they should not have, but that's life and it's going to happen throughout and especially in the environment that you seek to enter. Get used to it, and learn to deal with it, else you'll alienate your peers as well as your superiors. Explain yourself calmly, or toss similar remarks back good-naturedly, as appropriate, and you'll probably do alright but outright insults, cheap shots, and airs of arrogance are not recommended.
I was exaggerating when I said, I didn't want to be drafted
And we here can tell that you were exaggerating how? We do not know you yet, and there is no tone or body language to give any clues, so any expectation of being interpreted in any other manner than literally is baseless. We will, simply and reasonably, presume that you say what you mean and mean what you say.
Also, my English is fine, it's actually my third language
In which case, you are doing quite well and I have a healthy respect for people who can communicate effectively in any language other than their own. There is always some room for improvement, however, even among those whose first language is English. More allowance is actually given here to people who obviously speak English as a second, third, or whatever language.
The CF values clear and effective verbal and written communication highly, as minor errors can cost lives, equipment, wasted time and effort, mission success, and/or huge sums of public money. As one progresses higher in rank and responsibility, a higher standard of communication (and of everything else) is expected. As the majority of people on this Site are or were serving CF members, including people of significant rank and responsibility, we have the same expectations here. Get used to being picked up for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. Learn and benefit, or snark off and be treated accordingly. That holds true in real life as well.
this is a forum between dudes with a common interest not an English tutoring club.
It is a forum for men
, not "dudes", and women
as well, with an interest in the CF. It is owned and operated by members and former members of the CF. In order to provide members, former members, would-be members, and interested civilians with a CF-like online environment it includes, yes, "an English tutoring club" as part of the package of benefits.
And don't try and tell people who help run this Site through donations of time and/or money what it is or is not. If you do not like what it is, feel free to start your own.
Lets get the real men out.
You have. Many of the adults on this Site, and that includes real women
as well as real men, have done far more than you can even begin to comprehend. If you want to be accepted on this Site and in the CF, you need to prove yourself to us. We have already proven ourselves to each other, and feel no personal need to prove ourselves to you, especially after your last couple of posts.
We owe you nothing at all. We'll go to great lengths, however, to help you out if we feel that you are worth the effort.
What happens from this point on is up to you. Take this lesson like a "real man", learn from it, benefit, and carry on or throw your Teddy in the corner and sulk off. Your choice.
By the way, I think that you might
be worth some effort, or I would not have killed off the time that it took to compose this.
As for a choice of degree, it doesn't make any difference. A degree is merely an entrance requirement. Precious little will actually be of any practical value as a Pilot. You're not going to be composing sonnets or calculating the vertical stresses on synthetic widgets under high loads while trying to bomb the snot out of somebody at night.
You will be taught everything that you need to know on the courses that you will take, if you are selected. Up until somebody decided to justify RMC's continued existence, a high school diploma was the minimum educational requirement. Those under-educated pilots managed to stay alive, get to where they wanted to go, find, rescue, deliver, or blow up whoever or whatever they needed to, and lead others just fine.