<br>It was really funny, but last week I got an email asking that we delete this Forum since Tampa Bay Cat Sailors use Yahoo. And they didn't have time to monitor this site.
<br>I felt as if I had been jilted and left standing in the church.
<br>I did explain to the emailer that it did not require monitoring and our job here was to help cat sailors out.., not send them away.
<br>Barb Short figured out a long time ago that you need to have meetings and communications other than those at a bar or someone's house regarding schedules, plans, parties and the like.
<br>So, I installed a very, very expensive program that not only could do Forums, but also had live chat. While expensive and full of bells and whistles, it was also very slow. So this spring we threw it out and brought this one in which is awesome (although it doesn't have live chat -- but then no one used it anyway. )
<br>So, here we have a great Forum for folks in the St Pete, Tampa area to get together and share.
<br>What bothered me the most was that the emailer asking to remove the Forum prefers to use Yahoo for the groups meetings. That I don't understand. All the bells and whistles that Yahoo has, so do we --
<br>** On this very forum you can post pictures, hot links to your favorite web site, funny faces, files, conduct your own poll, and a great many other things specifed (just click the FAQ at the top of the Forum Page)
<br>** We now have an auction to sell all those old items in the shed and it runs just like ebay, only cheaper
<br>** We now offer FREE E-mail
<br>** We have a very powerful Search Engine that is dedicated to nautical sites
<br>** We are installing a powerful Spyder (webcrawler) which will give up awesome ability to search the entire world wide web
<br>** We have a Crews Nest where you can find crew, try to find a crew job, or whatever
<br>** We have a Personals Forum, for folks that are looking for their soul mates
<br>** A great Classified Ad section -- we've sold more boats than anyone
<br>** Our Great Links Page boasts over 3000 links to sailing, catamaran, trimaran and other nautical sites
<br>** We have a complete Schedule of Events of races, meeting, Boat Shows, etc. for the entire U.S. and most of the world
<br>** We have a FREE place to post your Notices of Race for YOUR events.
<br>** We have a polling booth where you can vote on different boating issues
<br>** We have a FREE RESULTS Page where fleets, divisions, clubs or whatever can post results of their events
<br>** We have a montly nautical (mostly cat and tri oriented) crossword puzzle that you can work right on the site
<br>** We house the Sailing Hall of Fame Museum
<br>All this and someone wants to have their Forum on Yahoo.
</font color=blue> [color:red]When you can Catsail!
<br>Thanks for listening,