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by Bill Jurens
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

Dunmunro wrote: ***************************************** I have let this slide in the interests of trying to stop the acrimony but PoW opened fire at 0553 and ceasefire was ordered at 0611 as per her log. Honorable members, the above table appears to be a deliberate falsification of the open and ce...
by Bill Jurens
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

I remain very interested in more deeply examining Mr. Virtuani's claim (if I get it right) that since (with the possible exception of Robert Winklareth) nobody has as as yet provided an alternative to Mr. Bonomi's track chart that Mr. Bonomi's track chart must be considered correct essentially by de...
by Bill Jurens
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

In response to Wadinga, and in support of the validity of Mr. Bonomi's track chart, Mr. Virtuani wrote (in part): "...if no other solution is possible (and no one has presented a decent alternative), than the only solution is the proposed one." and "...as there is nobody able to propose a decent bat...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

The new discussions, so far, though perhaps a bit aggressively-toned in the occasional phrase, should they not escalate, would seem to be at least translatable into 'fair comment'. I am appreciative that correspondents now seem to be exercising more discretion in their submissions. Let's try not to ...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Reopening the threads

My thanks to Mr. Rico and others who have offered their support, and to those who have chosen to respect this brief moratorium on posting. I think enough time has elapsed so that we can safely re-open the forum again. My sincere hope, which I assume all share, is that we can hereafter commence and m...
by Bill Jurens
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

So far as I know, basically all of the postings so far have been submitted within the suggested time-limit. There may have been some confusion regarding time zones and date lines, etc., some difficulties with individuals who perhaps don't visit the forum every day, and perhaps some time differences ...
by Bill Jurens
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

I thank participants for their expressed opinions, all of which I will accept as being put forth in a constructive, though perhaps not in a tactful manner. As moderator, I do have several powers which I did not have previously, i.e. the ability to ban members and the ability to edit posts which I fe...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

@HMSVF: My thanks to you (and some others who have written 'back-channel') for the supportive comments. It's nice to know the job isn't completely thankless. My regret is that the Bismarck forum seems now to be becoming so polarized that -- somewhat like the U.S. Government -- it's now becoming only...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

This is essentially a repost and rewrite of a comment I made slightly earlier which seems to have disappeared into cyber-space. Should it re-appear, my apologies for posting twice. It appears that I may have been 'cross posting' with other correspondents. Anyhow, here we are again... I am sorry that...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

So far as gunnery is concerned, in the actual fact, during the initial range and the later maintenance of hitting ranges one has to often deal with a variety of simultaneous -- or nearly simultaneous -- and contradictory inputs. Once one opens fire, the optical rangefinders are telling you one thing...
by Bill Jurens
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

I'd again ask participants to if at all possible refrain from personal attacks and editorializing. There is no need, once a point has been made, to go out of one's way to antagonize those who disagree with you. This sort of behavior tends to quickly escalate, and before we know it we have once again...
by Bill Jurens
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

As mosderator, I must apologize, to at least some, for the recent developments on the tone of the forum, which suggest nothing is being done at all to moderate the issue. Participants should note thatI have heard from Mr. Rico just now, and we will be incorporating changes to responsibility and auth...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery
Replies: 515
Views: 12177

Re: PoW's gunnery VS BSM's gunnery

I do not believe that any postings along these lines are desirable, from either side of the debate. I try, I am sure some will feel sometimes without success, to be impartial, and recognize that criticism must, almost by definition, sometimes be perceived as offensive, and that discussion is, again ...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 10096

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

I have written Mr. Rico in order to clarify the moderator's abilities to control and edit postings to this forum, and made some suggestions which I think might help to improve the situation somewhat. Mr. Rico may choose to reply to this forum directly, or -- should our correspondence remain 'back-ch...
by Bill Jurens
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Bismarck General Discussion
Topic: If Bismarck had made it to France
Replies: 101
Views: 10096

Re: If Bismarck had made it to France

As moderator, I would request that Mr. Bonomi re-read, re-consider, and delete his immediately previous memo. The content, simply rephrased, amounts to saying "I disagree with you."

Bill Jurens