This “hypocrite smarmonizer ass” is given up. This thread is officially under a new management.
I wish good luck to all. It is no more fun for me to post here since the ambiance has changed; I don’t like it, I cannot control it and since fun was the only thing that lead me to maintain this thread I will move elsewhere.
I don’t hold anybody responsible, this is a public forum and this thread was kind of odd, kind of Paulo’s thread, as many have called it, but only because the members of this forum wished and allowed that to be the case.
That changed, the thread ambiance become aggressive to me. I explained the situation to the forum management, previewing correctly what was going to happen and my intention to give up and change my work on this thread (as it was) to a personal blog, if it was not possible to find a solution that restored the cordial ambiance around here. It seems that Andrews had tried but it did not work out. Thank's for your effort.
I am not even complaining about the forum management, it’s their forum but this was an unusual situation on an unusual thread that had over 1500 hits a day and one that was widely appreciated out of sailnet (many become members of sailnet to participate on this thread and many others only followed this thread without being members yet).
It was to the management to decide what they wanted or not for this thread and what they could or could not due to preserve it like it was, knowing that it takes to somebody (in this case me) some knowledge and a lot of work to maintain it like that and running.
A special thanks to the ones that contributed and made this thread with me especially to the ones that tried to maintain it like it was, to those that someone called Paulo’s troops: Erick, Anders and Mr Pelicano that are also among the best contributors. I guess that it was for that they were called my troops. This was their thread too.
I made many friends here and I hope that they will maintain that friendship. If they need something from me they can send me a PM or they will find me on other boat threads were I post occasionally under the name of Polux. I will not be following permanently this thread anymore, or being around much on Sailnet, even if I can post occasionally here from time to time.
A last explanation: The pictures I posted on this forum (and thread) may have an erratic behavior, appearing and disappearing. I use photobucket to post photos. That is a free site providing the photos are not viewed extensively. Mines are, so it is not free anymore for me and even to maintain old pictures I have to pay. As you can understand it does not make sense to pay for something I don’t feel like mine anymore. However as I will use photobucket in the future (on next fall and winter) they will be active then.
You can see some more about all this and the future of this thread, as it was before, here:
Best regards to all,