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garchilajr
10-14-2015, 23:37
So, how does one advance in rank here, at the Anchorage?

Coog
10-14-2015, 23:51
Rank is based on the number of posts you make.

Naharaht
11-08-2015, 05:48
Your next promotion will be at 50 log entries, I believe, Gustavo. These ranks are only for a bit of fun. We do not order people around or anything like that.

TexaS
11-08-2015, 08:45
Of course, sir! If you say so, sir. No, we don't, sir. :salute:

Union Jack
11-08-2015, 10:02
I stand corrected Sir.

Bligh
11-08-2015, 10:15
:smack:I get ordered around by Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Jackson all the time.:cry:
Bligh.

Herkybird
11-08-2015, 12:27
Ah well, another pointless post from me to work towards my lieutenancy!!! (lol!) :smack:

Union Jack
11-08-2015, 13:39
Ah we all have a ways to go before the next step. Good job it 'aint dead mans shoes!

TexaS
11-08-2015, 14:27
I' guessing I'm close, but I don't know the number. I'm just guessing... :question:

Bligh
11-08-2015, 15:34
I think mine was about 1,000 Jonas.
Rob.

Union Jack
11-08-2015, 16:03
Ah, only me with a way to go then.....:salute:

Capn Duff
11-08-2015, 16:17
Nope me too Neil :)

Devsdoc
11-08-2015, 18:58
This is why I don't post Hello's etc. I wish to make my posts, posts about ships, games and fun. So if you do not hear from me. Do not feel bad things about me! Feel bad about things I say! If you must. :salute:
Be safe
Rory

TexaS
11-08-2015, 23:18
That is a most excellent attitude.

Bligh
11-09-2015, 02:54
From my point of view, and experience on the Aerodrome, it is very important to make little asides, jokes, and welcome new members to the site. Making someone feel at home, and praising their efforts is an important factor in keeping their interest. Make them feel valued, and encourage them to contribute, no matter how small that is.
Remember, more posts means more readers, means more potential members. Those hardened salts amongst us must try to keep the cannon ball rolling.
Rob.

Comte de Brueys
11-09-2015, 03:11
:salute: Sir, yes Sir! :salute:

garchilajr
11-09-2015, 03:29
Thank you very much! I was just curious. Now if you excuse me, I got to go scrub some decks...

Berthier
11-09-2015, 03:59
Just popped in to say I'm not dead, but I have calculated my next promotion based on current rate of contribution to the Anchorage will be somewhere around Christmas 2078. That is to say, longevity in this forum, does not provide automatic advancement after Post Captain (not that I've reached that lofty pinnacle yet) :shock:

I can say now I begin to fully appreciate the British system of the times, where time and tide guaranteed a steady if somewhat slow rise, if you lived long enough after achieving Post, Admiral was achievable. I have the last part down pat, I plan to live a long time and up until now the plan has worked most succesfully, but it seems I may need to add something of merit to earn success...what a strange concept! Merit indeed...

:wink:

Bligh
11-09-2015, 07:13
I am with you there Daniel.
You are well ahead of myself in that respect, having joined at the same time. I obtained a posting to a far flung backwater of the Empire, where the chance to shine, and gain the eye of the Admiralty was not an option. :help:On my return I find many of my contemporaries well advanced in the lists,:salute: whilst I struggle to gain command of a vessel larger than this Sloop. Oh for a Frigate!:minis:
The chance of fame, :cannonboom:fortune:moneygone: and the adulation of the public.:clap:
Bligh.:wink:

TexaS
11-09-2015, 07:25
There is, of course, the test for lieutenants. Promotion was not completely without demand for merit.

Bligh
11-09-2015, 07:33
I must admit that I struggled with the Mathematical calculations in the Lieutenants' exam Jonas.
Bligh.

TexaS
11-09-2015, 09:06
I have to say I'm quite well versed in the mysteries of calculus. It's much easier than language and things not following logical rules.

Nightmoss
11-09-2015, 09:09
I joined late, but made up for lost time. While I have spent some time on the Aerodrome this is home for me. Rank isn't as important as feeling you're part of a community where you can make various contributions over time. :happy:

Herkybird
11-09-2015, 12:23
I,too, tend to only post when I have something to say (forgive my joke in post#7!) - I think Mr Bligh has it right! - :salute:

TexaS
11-09-2015, 12:53
The chatty atmosphere where we welcome some jokes and off-topic discussions do help make the Anchorage what it is in my mind.

I would miss the arguments about whether Russian ships were greenish black or blackish green if it were to become all serious.

Herkybird
11-09-2015, 13:29
Indeed, we are playing with toys, after all! - any hobby that takes itself too seriously is doomed to obscurity!

The light hearted banter and humour helps to maintain a friendly atmosphere where people can feel welcome and not over-awed. :drinks:

Devsdoc
11-10-2015, 01:25
I'm one for banter. It is a part of this site. Please read my e-mail #13 on this thread. To just Hi to someone or just post to get "Log Entries" is not me. No one can say I do not add my pence's worth to this site. I love the jokes and fun bits too.
Be safe
Rory
P.S. I did say it's all about what I say. :drinks:
P.S.S. Its Black!

Berthier
11-10-2015, 03:08
Black in a green sort of way. :wink:

TexaS
11-10-2015, 03:49
Oops... Did I start something? :takecover:

7eat51
11-10-2015, 06:40
Life has been interesting this year. One of the things I truly miss is time here and on the 'Drome. I don't play WoG or SoG nearly enough to be on these sites as much as I desire to be; it is spending time with you fine folks that had me here daily, and that I now miss.

Jonas, one more and you'll hit 1K.

Bligh
11-10-2015, 08:30
Oops... Did I start something? :takecover:

It's alright Jonas. Don't worry! Keith started it.:sly:
Bligh.

Devsdoc
11-10-2015, 10:23
Black in a green sort of way. :wink:
By the time info gets to you down-under, Its so old it must of faded :takecover:


Oops... Did I start something? :takecover:

YES! :takecover: :happy:
Be Safe both of you
Rory

Devsdoc
11-10-2015, 10:28
It's alright Jonas. Don't worry! Keith started it.:sly:
Bligh.

No! It was Bl##dy Gunner (Ed) who started all this. He needs glasses. :wink:
Be safe
Rory

Devsdoc
11-10-2015, 10:32
Jonas, one more and you'll hit 1K.

If Jonas gets his 1K post getting at me. I'll not talk to him again! :Arrrr: (until I must!)
Be safe
Rory

Bligh
11-10-2015, 12:33
No! It was Bl##dy Gunner (Ed) who started all this. He needs glasses. :wink:
Be safe
Rory

No it was definitely Keith. I was there at the time.:takecover:
Bligh.

TexaS
11-10-2015, 13:02
Don't worry Rory.
First Lieutenant reporting for duty without saying anything about those blasted Russians. :cannon:

Bligh
11-10-2015, 15:36
:hatsoff:My warmest congratulations Jonas.
A really good reason to Splice the Mainbrace.
Bligh.:drinks:

Devsdoc
11-10-2015, 15:41
No it was definitely Keith. I was there at the time.:takecover:
Bligh.
Gunner and I have been doing this black/green thing for years. It started in Jan 2013. That is for almost 2 years now. Ed is a hard man to crack. He will see one day I'm right. Many have added bits. Some helpful, some not so. From my way of seeing things. :takecover:


Don't worry Rory.
First Lieutenant reporting for duty without saying anything about those blasted Russians. :cannon:

Hello, First Lieutenant Jonas. :happy: This is one post. Your "hello" is a free add-on. No post point's for this, but from the heart. :salute:
Be safe to you both
Rory

Berthier
11-10-2015, 16:03
Well done Jonas on your promotion! :drinks:

There's been a looong debate on the colour of Russian ships. Basically it comes down to were they painted black, were they painted black that faded to a black green, were they in fact green that might have become black green with time, were they different colours in the Black sea fleet (not a joke) to the Baltic fleet, does it really matter if we're happy with how we paint our ships :wink:

Devsdoc
11-10-2015, 16:47
Well done Jonas on your promotion! :drinks:

There's been a looong debate on the colour of Russian ships. Basically it comes down to were they painted black, were they painted black that faded to a black green, were they in fact green that might have become black green with time, were they different colours in the Black sea fleet (not a joke) to the Baltic fleet, does it really matter if we're happy with how we paint our ships :wink:

like you say, it's a game! We all see thing differently, thank God! I have always said, as has Ed. That I would be very happy to put my B/W Russians and his G/B Russians together as one grand fleet and play all comers. Its a dream. Ed in U.S.A and me in U.K. Its this dream that keeps the hobby alive for me. The "Debate" is apart of the dream. Meeting (On line) friends like you all is a part of that dream too. We all try to do our best for our armies/fleets etc. To show case them on a table. So others can dream to. That is this hobby. If I can add to this hobby just a little. I'm a very happy and lucky man.
To add my little bit, I cannot change history. Peter ordered Russian ships to be painted black/white. By 1830 all Russian ships where b/w. So what happened in the middle to change this colour? If it was changed at all!
Be safe
Rory

Gunner
11-10-2015, 18:01
By 1830 all Russian ships where b/w. So what happened in the middle to change this colour? If it was changed at all!
Be safe
Rory

By 1830, I concur. I'm still looking for the exact date but around 1800 Paul I, emperor of Russia did give an order to standardize Russian man of war colors to black and white. One can only guess how many years it took to make the change. So for conflicts during the Napoleonic era I'm sticking with green and white.:beer:

David Manley
11-10-2015, 21:43
Weren't they painted in an early forerunner of NIVO? :happy:

Gunner
11-10-2015, 22:19
NIVO? Is that some kind of app?

Coog
11-11-2015, 01:29
NIVO? Is that some kind of app?

NIVO, abbreviated from Night Invisible Varnish Orfordness (or "Night Varnish Orfordness"), was a dark grey-green overall finish applied to British night bomber aircraft in the inter-war period (1918-1939).

Developed in 1918 by the Experimental station at Orfordness, as a low-visibility colouring for the Royal Air Force it had a sheen to match that of open water on a moonlit night.

It was applied to aircraft from 1918 and was used on the Vickers Virginia, Handley Page Hyderabad, Handley Page Hinaidi, Handley Page Heyfords and Fairey Hendon bombers.

NIVO was phased out in the late 1930s, and had been discontinued by the time of the arrival of the new British medium bombers - the Vickers Wellington, Handley Page Hampden and Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.

17811

NIVO-finished Vickers Vimy F8614 at the RAF Museum London

Wiki

Bligh
11-11-2015, 02:11
Gunner and I have been doing this black/green thing for years. It started in Jan 2013. That is for almost 2 years now. Ed is a hard man to crack. He will see one day I'm right. Many have added bits. Some helpful, some not so. From my way of seeing things. :takecover:


Sorry Rory.
You will have to allow for my obtuse sense of humour. I was not in fact directly alluding to your most amusing discourse on colour schemes, but taking Jonas' remark "I started it" literally. As I said Keith started it when he opened the Anchorage site in 2011.
I apologize for misleading you.
Rob.

Nightmoss
11-11-2015, 09:30
Congratulations on your promotion Jonas. :salute:

Now get back to Concord, MA. Folks there are facing some nasty raiders. :wink:

Union Jack
11-11-2015, 12:20
Is green the new black then? Or have I got it wrong?

Devsdoc
11-11-2015, 13:26
Sorry Rory.
You will have to allow for my obtuse sense of humour. I was not in fact directly alluding to your most amusing discourse on colour schemes, but taking Jonas' remark "I started it" literally. As I said Keith started it when he opened the Anchorage site in 2011.
I apologize for misleading you.
Rob.

No need to say sorry. I was only seeing it from mine (& Ed's) side. See I should not only see things from my point. I was not around at the beginning. Life did not start with me.
Be safe
Rory

Naharaht
11-11-2015, 21:14
Congratulations on your promotion, Jonas! :salute:

David Manley
11-11-2015, 22:22
Just remember with small scale models you should be lightening colours slightly to achieve the correct visual effect so n "pure" blacks (I tend to use Revell colour called "tar black" which is a very, very dark grey. I suppose you could also lighten a straight black with some added green...... :happy:

Gunner
11-11-2015, 22:26
I suppose you could also lighten a straight black with some added green...... :happy:

Ha, ha.:drinks:

TexaS
11-11-2015, 22:35
Thank you all for the congratulations.

Congratulations on your promotion Jonas. :salute:

Now get back to Concord, MA. Folks there are facing some nasty raiders. :wink:
Those are dealt with, but that car factory the minutemen send you to... That's something else. Just the ghouls to get there. :erk::pistole::cry:

Bligh
11-12-2015, 02:21
Is green the new black then? Or have I got it wrong?


Wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkZFuKHXa7w

Rob.

Nightmoss
11-12-2015, 09:19
Thank you all for the congratulations.

Those are dealt with, but that car factory the minutemen send you to... That's something else. Just the ghouls to get there. :erk::pistole::cry:

Jonas, I'm something of a completionist so I've not moved much beyond Concord and the Red Rocket Station (which I'm turning into a fort of sorts). I did investigate the USAF radar station as I needed circuitry boards for the gun turrets. It's a huge game/simulation/sandbox!!

TexaS
11-12-2015, 12:39
Yes, it's big. I've built a fort in place of a recycled house in Sanctuary too, but the Minutemen asked me to take care of the raiders in an old car factory. Nor even the power armor helped. I need more levels before attempting that again.

And I have set up my home base in Red Rocket, too.

Nightmoss
11-12-2015, 13:04
Yes, it's big. I've built a fort in place of a recycled house in Sanctuary too, but the Minutemen asked me to take care of the raiders in an old car factory. Nor even the power armor helped. I need more levels before attempting that again.

And I have set up my home base in Red Rocket, too.

:thumbsup:

Bos'n
11-19-2015, 15:16
:clap:
The chatty atmosphere where we welcome some jokes and off-topic discussions do help make the Anchorage what it is in my mind.

I would miss the arguments about whether Russian ships were greenish black or blackish green if it were to become all serious.

Here we go! Greenish black of course. :clap:

Bos'n
11-19-2015, 15:19
Oops... Did I start something? :takecover:

Yup. :happy:

Gunner
11-19-2015, 15:32
This one's been asleep far too long.
We all know it's blackish green. (Right Rory):drinks:

Herkybird
11-19-2015, 15:36
Wrong, its Bleen, or Grack! - take your pick! :takecover:

Diamondback
11-20-2015, 02:58
@Original Poster: As some previous replies have amply illustrated, a little Diarrhea of the Keyboard goes a long way in helping you "Level Up". :p LOL

Devsdoc
11-20-2015, 13:37
Here we go again!!!! Black is the new green O.K. I'm not going into it all again. If you paint Russians green it is wrong. End off! I know Ed, and Ed knows me :drinks: The only thing I will say is, "They were not "PINK" :shock: As long as you are happy with your ships Green or Black. I will try and not laugh too much at the green ones :embarass:.
Be safe
Rory :takecover:

Gunner
11-20-2015, 14:48
"They were not "PINK" :shock: Rory :takecover: You're right Rory, they were light red :drinks:

Yeah, I know, I owe you another beer.

I'm trying to talk some friends into a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest in 16. If I can, and you could make it, beers are on me (for the first day).:beer::beer::beer::beer:

Bos'n
11-20-2015, 17:07
Here we go again!!!! Black is the new green O.K. I'm not going into it all again. If you paint Russians green it is wrong. End off! I know Ed, and Ed knows me :drinks: The only thing I will say is, "They were not "PINK" :shock: As long as you are happy with your ships Green or Black. I will try and not laugh too much at the green ones :embarass:.
Be safe
Rory :takecover:

Are you sure they weren't pink, err light red. Whatever!

Devsdoc
11-20-2015, 17:14
See the new (old) paint job on the Victory!!!!!!!! :question: :shock:
Be safe
Rory

7eat51
11-20-2015, 18:34
See the new (old) paint job on the Victory!!!!!!!! :question: :shock:
Be safe
Rory

Rory, I have been away regarding what has been happening so long, the few posts here confused me. So I did a quick search and found this article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11908365/Restored-HMS-Victory-raises-eyebrows-with-new-pink-shade.html).

Gunner
11-20-2015, 19:51
Rory, I have been away regarding what has been happening so long, the few posts here confused me. So I did a quick search and found this article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11908365/Restored-HMS-Victory-raises-eyebrows-with-new-pink-shade.html).

Eric, after looking at the article, which color did you decide the "Victory Hull Ochre" most resembled?

Devsdoc
11-21-2015, 02:59
Ahmmmm! Black!
Be safe
Rory

Bligh
11-21-2015, 04:27
The answer might be playing night actions gentlemen. Then no one will know what colour the ships are.:wink:
Rob.

Bligh
11-21-2015, 04:44
Rory, I have been away regarding what has been happening so long, the few posts here confused me. So I did a quick search and found this article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11908365/Restored-HMS-Victory-raises-eyebrows-with-new-pink-shade.html).

Yes Eric.
That's what put the cat amongst the pigeons.
To repaint or not repaint, that is the question!:question:
Rob.:wink:

David Manley
11-21-2015, 07:35
I was working in Pompey at the beginning of the week and we started alongside Victory. In the bright sunshine the "new" shade didn't look that different from the old, to be honest. And in all the times I've been down there since the new colour was applied the sunlight conditions never made her look pink.

Bligh
11-21-2015, 08:27
Good enough for me Dave.
Let sleeping paint lie then says I.
Rob.

David Manley
11-21-2015, 10:23
I'm also reminded of working on HMS Cornwall in 1996, ships sides in light weatherwork grey, decks in dark grey. However, parts of the ships side and deck had been painted at different times, so there were multiple hues of what were supposedly the same colours. In the most extreme case, the newly applied dark grey deck looked pitch black from a distance, whilst the oldest applied areas were so faded that they were practically identical to the new "light grey". Exposure to sunlight does funny things to paint even in a short time, so basically just about anything goes :happy:

TexaS
11-21-2015, 12:51
I've thought the original Navy yellow was the baby puke yellow that was mentioned in some period source I forget. I think the new Victory colour fit that description quite well.

TexaS
11-21-2015, 12:53
The answer might be playing night actions gentlemen. Then no one will know what colour the ships are.:wink:
Rob.

In the dark all ships are green... NO blue! I meant BLUE!

Bligh
11-21-2015, 13:19
Whereas all cats are grey in the dark.:wink:
Rob.