Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Hartley, since so few of you took advantage of the email lists, you don't know what Sailnet threw away to save the expense of a new server. The Pearson email list on here had over 300 members, and was the place to get info on our boats. How often did you see me tell someone in the Pearson forum to join the email list and ask their question there? For whatever reason, people on the email list had no use for the forums. Then Sailnet pulled the plug on all the email lists in the dark of the night without a word of warning or explanation. Sorry, I (and I Know most Pearsonites)look at this as a net loss for Sailnet utility, not a gain. What does faster mean if they sh*t-canned the reason you used Sailnet at all?
Mitch, you're quite right - I haven't been around here long enough to appreciate what was lost.
I fully understand if you'd don't agree, but with the vast amounts of spam these days (increasing by the day) may I suggest that email lists are probably a thing of the past and forums the way of the future.
Yeah, I understand that SailNet can be a pain over dial-up/slow connections and I only access it at work for that very reason - if you tried it a few months ago on this side of the globe you'd know what I mean!! - but there has been a huge improvement in speed since and we've been told that nothing from the old lists has been lost, so... is there any reason not to move with the times??
Nobody likes change... but that doesn't make it wrong.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"