Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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All of this strikes my chuckle bone and tickles my noggin.
Back when, Alex started Anything-Sailing because he got tired of being censored here - both for anti-vendor rants and for his occasional over the top OT posts and picture edits.
He wanted a forum he could be himself in, so he made one.
I was asked to moderate it a couple months after it started. Oh, wow. A no rules OT side and a 'family friendly' sailing side with kids and such on it.
It took about 6 months to shut down the political side, 6 more to make the rest of OT a ghost town and then it drifted along slowly for another year before even I got fed up with some of the unfiltered comments in the sailing side and left the forum (about a year ago) and came back here.
Since coming back here I've not posted in OT - of any flavor, politics, comedy etc.
I changed my signature from a A. Lincoln quote to something I made up a while back. I like it better that way.
Next change - member status, i can see it coming as some folks have already learned how to make a statement in there. Then locations will need monitoring.
I like it better my way - just ban them, this is a sailing forum.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.