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Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: David Ingram] #166272
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You don't understand the resistance, but I don't understand the need.

How do people decide what is a "sailing-only" topic? Right now I only consider one active topic on this forum to be non-sailing, and that's "Drill, Baby, Drill." What other ones do you consider non-sailing-related? (Well, probably the one about accidental deaths, too.)

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Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: Mary] #166280
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Originally Posted by Mary
You don't understand the resistance, but I don't understand the need.

How do people decide what is a "sailing-only" topic? Right now I only consider one active topic on this forum to be non-sailing, and that's "Drill, Baby, Drill." What other ones do you consider non-sailing-related? (Well, probably the one about accidental deaths, too.)


Agreed! It's fine the way it is...I don't ever venture into the other forums. If the fuzz threads were overwhelming the sailing threads, then yeah, I would agree that it should have it's own forum (like Sailing Anarchy's "Political Anarchy" forum). But it's only like one or two posts at a time.

Besides, it's about time for another test.


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Besides, it's about time for another test.

Saved by the test again. By the way, is "test" actually an abbreviation for something?

Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: Mary] #166283
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Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: fin.] #166286
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Well, that would be an acronym. But that's good, too.
I was thinking more of abbreviation of a longer word.

I realize the beauty of test is that it doesn't mean anything at all. Sorry to sully its reputation by trying to give it meaning. Forgive me.

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Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: Mary] #166288
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Originally Posted by Mary
This forum is the only one that is not specific. It is described as: "This Forum is for a General Discussion for all sailors." It does not say discussion ABOUT sailing, just discussion for sailors.

We should have another one called... "Really General Discussion... not sailing General, but really really General!" (Just kidding)

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Am I wrong?

NO! You are right! YOU ARE SOOO RIGHT!!!!

Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: ] #166290
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I thought the "sailing only" discussions were posted in the individual class/type/subject forums, like F16, F20, Homebuilders, etc.

If there was an "Sailing only open forum" it would only have three posts:
"What kind of boat should I buy"
"What kind of boat is this?"
"Where to sail?"

All the other posts could be re-directed to the specific forum that already exists.


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At the end of the day Mary it's your board and you can manage it as you please.

However, other sites do manage the sailing and non-sailing topics nicely and no I never venture into the non-sailing forums. I always get my fill of politics and religion at my weekly poker game. Yes, it get's quite heated and quite loud, oddly enough we manage to play cards at the same time.

As always I appreciate what you and Rick do for the sport, I'm still not sure what politics and religion have to do with the sport though. Yes, I put religion in there... it's just a matter of time.


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Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: David Ingram] #166309
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"The Antichrist" made an appearance last week.

Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: fin.] #166310
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Okay, what it looks like to me is that we need a separate forum called "Pete's Politics," and that would solve the whole problem. grin

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I'm all for it! I'll bet that within a week it will have more hits than any other thread on this board.

People thrive on controversy! Not just me, lots of people.

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Originally Posted by Mary
Well, that would be an acronym. But that's good, too.
I was thinking more of abbreviation of a longer word.

I realize the beauty of test is that it doesn't mean anything at all. Sorry to sully its reputation by trying to give it meaning. Forgive me.
IIRC, "test" took off like a rocket only 24 short months ago, when people got sick of this sailing related topic

http://www.catsailor.com/forums/ubb...amp;Words=sail&Search=true#Post95880




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I'm probably going to regret taking you off ignore but here goes:

Yes, I couldn't agree with you more controversy gets attention and that is why Jerry Springer and Howard Stern are so popular. Iím just not sure what purpose these posts serve for our sport. Do you think the political threads help or hurt the participation in our sport?

If you want to measure a thread/forum by its hit ratio I can guarantee you a thread with an insane number of hits but it will be complete rubbish and it will serve no other purpose other than to entertain me. Is that were we are heading? Is that that the goal of the GD forum?


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Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: David Ingram] #166336
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There was a time when civil discourse was an end in itself. 'Course that was long time ago.

smile Have a nice day.

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They've been discussing "dis-course" and "dat-course" on another thread.




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what is that? some new "Diver Down" sign?

Re: Rick, Mary, ... et. al. I new message board proposal.. [Re: David Ingram] #166362
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Do you think the political threads help or hurt the participation in our sport?

It hurts! On a special interest site like this one, it frays the whole fragile fabric of our declining sailing world and damages friendships. Personally, I would rather just not know the political inclinations of my sailing friends. (Nor their religious, ethical or philosophical beliefs.)

I'm sure there must be forums on the internet explicitly for the purpose of discussing politics. So why here??

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Okay, I'm done.

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Originally Posted by Tikipete
Okay, I'm done.


Really???


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