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Choctaw111
08-17-2007, 07:25 PM
Since I chose to stick my nose in a place it didn't belong (in the Pvt. Ryan/Enemy at the Gates thread) I would just like to apologize publicly to Skunk_438RCAF for the response I gave to him. I would also like to say that in doing this I violated one of my squadron rules, without even thinking http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif, to "not start or get involved with arguments in the game lobbies or forums.". This is the only time that I have done this and I do not wish to represent my squadron in this manner and only hope that you do not judge my squadron by my actions in that thread. This has taken a lot for me to come out and say. I hope you all understand.

On a lighter note...I have been flying Il2 since the demo and STILL something happens that has never happened before. Well, for the first time, since I am getting used to my new Franken Potato ( which is wicked cool btw) I remapped a lot of my buttons. My squadron leader and I were practicing this past Thursday and as I was covering him from above he dove down on three 190's. I accidentally bumped my new toggle engine button http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif Well, after several attempts I just could not get this thing restarted so my squadron leader, who was hosting the server for just he and I, shut the server down. Talk about embarrassing. I have been flying this thing for 6 years and sometimes I still feel like "the new guy".

JadehawkII
08-17-2007, 07:33 PM
I never read the thread, but it takes class to come up to bat and offer an apology like this. Respect is not a privilege, but something earned and I respect your actions posted here.

As in what our English friends would say way back then, GOOD SHOW LAD! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

SeaFireLIV
08-17-2007, 07:35 PM
Never saw thread, but only a gentleman apologies honourably. So well done!

Maybe it`s best to use a different forum name to the squad you`re in? Then you can argue away with wild abandon without besmirching your squad name! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Blutarski2004
08-17-2007, 08:04 PM
Choctaw,

The only apology you owe is to yourself for wasting your valuable time trying to sort out an ungrateful adolescent.

Just unbelievable some of the stuff that pops up on the web.

Skunk_438RCAF
08-17-2007, 08:06 PM
Hey dont sweat it Choctaw. When I wrote that response to mr azato I was actually expecting someone to come out with something along the lines of what you posted.

As I said, its no biggie. But I salute you for your honesty. Hey next time I'm online in HL maybe I'll come in to the same room you are in and cover your butt.

Cheers!

Haigotron
08-17-2007, 08:19 PM
Choctaw,

Just unbelievable some of the stuff that pops up on the web.


those martha stewart website are permanently in my favorites, thank you very much sir!

Esel1964
08-17-2007, 08:41 PM
Choctaw and I PM fairly regularly,so,I'd like to say I know him and his integrity,and he is the closest thing to a modern-day highly honorable knight,that I've ever known.

Jadehawk-"I never read the thread, but it takes class to come up to bat and offer an apology like this. Respect is not a privilege, but something earned and I respect your actions posted here.

As in what our English friends would say way back then, GOOD SHOW LAD!"

He's just being himself,if he sees a wrong,he will right it.I'm proud to call him friend. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
08-17-2007, 09:07 PM
You have done nothing that we all have not done at one point or another. Human emotions step in and at times one will say something they later wish they did not, its a simple fact of life. So a big salute to you for owning up to it. Although I dont think you needed to apologize infront of the entire community, its a very mature gesture nonetheless.

I read your remarks and personally I dont see what was so wrong with what you said? Defending a forum vet? Nothing wrong with that. Looks like Skunk owes an apology as well. But thats just my opinion, Im not looking to fire up an argument.

S!

-HH- Beebop
08-17-2007, 11:34 PM
Didn't see the original thread either but you are a class act Choctaw. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Good show mate!

Chris0382
08-18-2007, 05:39 AM
I have been flying this thing for 6 years and sometimes I still feel like "the new guy".

I find when I take a week or 2 or 3 off, I come back playing better for some reason. I cant explain it. Sometime a break is in order. Flight stress?

Monguse
08-18-2007, 06:03 AM
Choctaw,

Your action speak volumes for the kind of person you are.

Salute sir!

SeaFireLIV
08-18-2007, 06:05 AM
The only thing I would say is don`t apologise if you`re not in the wrong.

Skunk_438RCAF
08-18-2007, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:

Looks like Skunk owes an apology as well. But thats just my opinion, Im not looking to fire up an argument.

S!

In hindsight I have to agree. I apologize for being an a$$ to azamato. I guess being drunk isnt really an excuse for such remarks.

SeaFireLIV
08-18-2007, 06:28 AM
Good stuff.

There are truly some members here (I won`t name), who should apologise for past insults, but never will, because their ego won`t handle it. You`ve proven better than they.

bun-bun195333
08-18-2007, 06:51 AM
I apologize for beign rude to azamato and calling him a noob. Sometimes my dark sense of humor begins a thread's spiral into circling a member with knives drawn. And for that I am truly sorry.

Choctaw111
08-18-2007, 06:57 AM
This is a great forum with many great members. I lashed out when I should not have. I behaved in a manner unbecoming of a 23/33 RAF squadron member. I did not want my actions to reflect negatively on me and, more importantly, my squadron and its members. I just had to start this thread and sort it out.

If I could say one more thing. If we could just for one moment consider that post counts or a registered date means NOTHING about how new a person is to Il2, or how much better we might be than them. People come to this forum for one reason. A reason we ALL have in common. We all LOVE Il2. Should that not be enough? It all started with one man and his dream and now 10 years later he has a following, and we're it. Two of us could bump into each other someplace in this world, find out we both have Il2 and talk for hours like we have been friends for years! Let's keep it this way here in these forums.

RAF23-Von-B
08-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Well said Choc, I could not agree more.

B16Enk
08-18-2007, 08:46 AM
~S~ Choctaw, Bun-Bun and Skunk.

I too owe an apology for calling azamato a noob too.

The humour that surfaced in the thread was pretty good though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MEGILE
08-18-2007, 09:21 AM
Let's agree that all parties were millitant noobs, and move on.

Cake?