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Put location in title!

As a skipper reviewing the crew listings, it amazes me how many titles simply say "looking to crew", "seeking crew" "willing to crew", etc..
I'm not going to open every such post to see if you are in my Neighborhood! How about: Want to crew in SF Bay Area, or, from West Coast to Hawaii, (for example)? A date (if applicable) wouldn't hurt either. Maybe a sticky could be applied to the Crew Forum to advise posters that more information in the title will produce more results.
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Really? Is life so sweet for you that this is a problem? Maybe the thread should be broken down by state? County? Or maybe neighborhood? Or maybe it's your dial up modem. But them again this is a country that yells at microwave ovens to "hurry up". I'm sure I'll get no love for this response but I just couldn't let it go
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It would be a lot easier if there were a regional search or something. But at least a location in the subject line would help.
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By all means...Let it go!

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Really? Is life so sweet for you that this is a problem? Maybe the thread should be broken down by state? County? Or maybe neighborhood? Or maybe it's your dial up modem. But them again this is a country that yells at microwave ovens to "hurry up". I'm sure I'll get no love for this response but I just couldn't let it go
It's not a "problem" for me. It's a "problem" for anyone trying to get a ride on my boat who can't communicate effectively! It was simply a suggestion, and a valid point. I'm sorry to hear you "couldn't let it go" Sailormarty!
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As a skipper reviewing the crew listings.... I'm not going to open every such post to see if you are in my Neighborhood!
I see what you are saying.

I am in the USA and will need to fly to get to the boat no matter where it is. The airfare to a port is about the same anywhere in the USA given a weeks lead time.

So I would just put USA as my location. Would that be helpfull?

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If users simply put their "location" and the vessel they sail in their profile info. It would help everyone who tries to respond to questions; but then, even when I tell people that I'm from New Jersey..I get asked..( among other things) " Which Exit" to which we give the NJ unofficial motto..."What's it to ya." ;-)
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Hi everyone,

My name is Eliot. Im new to this site. I would love to crew either on race boats ( small or large) or cruising boats...I have some experience.
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I see what you are saying.
I am in the USA and will need to fly to get to the boat no matter where it is. The airfare to a port is about the same anywhere in the USA given a weeks lead time. So I would just put USA as my location. Would that be helpfull?
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In your case, I would say: "Experienced crew looking for a boat in the US". The more information you can provide succinctly in your title, the more likely a skipper is to click on your post. Once there, they would learn that you have a 100 Ton license, only need a week lead time, etc. Of course, posters can go too far the other way as well. I saw a post in Seamanship the other day: "Had a bad day sailing, ran aground". I think it's a safe bet that most sailors on this forum know that running aground is "having a bad day", and I'm not particularly drawn to hear about somebody else's "bad day". The only reason I noticed the post was because I happened to do a search on kedging. In that case, what the OP wanted was methods for getting off (excuse the expression!). Plenty of effective titles come to mind such as "Ran aground, now what?" All I'm saying, is that if you are looking for answers on this forum (as I do all the time), or a ride, your title should be effective for best results.

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