I did not know that for certain which is why I said, "I have been told...". But I have heard contrary opinions to yours. Regardless, I will not join it. I do not see the point. THis place can provide everything a list can provide and much more.
At any rate, lets just move on. It is closed, permanently. I certainly hope that those who enjoyed talking shop on their boats will find a lot of camaraderie here and value in this site as it will span many more sailors and opinions.
Really? Much more? What about
Those with too many online logins and passwords to remember?
Those who can't stand the flashing adds?
What about all of them? I am/was subscribed to both Sailnet and Yahoo groups and I haven't had a problem with the Yahoo group at all. I liked sailnet's simplicity and plain text messages.
Don't you realize that especially in the small groups, sailnet has cut the only tie between a lot of people? A tie that many found useful?
I tend to disagree that the forums are going to fill the void. I always read the lists as they hit my inbox, but I rarely check the forums, and it's been that way for years with all of the lists I subscribe to.