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We had a suprise enter our home two years ago and now the poor little girl walks with a tilt. Been aboard since she was a month old. (Mom was pulling sails 2 weeks before she was born)
We spent a lot of time looking for information about kids, expecially the really little ones, onboard. There was information but it was spread out from here to wombat land.
Might be nice to make some attempt to pull it all together.
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yeah, that's what sailnet needs- another forum.

No, I am not anti-kid, but I am anti-clutter- there are already waaaaaaaayyyyy too many underutilized categories here already simply making the index page too busy.

And if the other sites with kid-cruising sections aren't getting much traffic, then that may answer your question- a "kid-cruising" section may simply be the answer to a question that nobody has asked.


HOWEVER...
Based on a post started here last week, maybe a "kid-boat" thread may be an idea. Sorta a "kid-cruisers check in!" thread so that families can find other families- and then see how things develop from there.
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Well now that I understand its not a kids chat room...go for it!..

You will know in short order if its warented or not and can remove it later if deemed not so...Right?
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Well now that I understand its not a kids chat room...go for it!..

You will know in short order if its warented or not and can remove it later if deemed not so...Right?
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Maybe I am reading Brians OP wrong.....are we talking "for the kids to talk?" or " what/how to deal with kids issues while cruising"?

If the latter, then no, it would/should not need to be moderated more. If the first, ie kids discussing with kids, then my initial quote is correct.

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Gotcha, now I see what you mean. I think he meant the latter.
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Sounds like a pretty good idea to me. Obviously not something for everyone on here, but hey it may be a case of build it and they will come......
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I think it is a bad idea simply because we already have so many forums and sub-forums that it is impossible to check them all.

An example is gear, electronics, and electrical systems, do we really need three forums for this ? I find it annoying to click on gear and then have to click on electronics and then have to click on electrical systems all to find out what is going on in the gear forums, and then when you post in a subforum like electronics nobody answers it because the posts are spread out so much. Maybe the diesel subforum has a use. Me, I'd prefer just "gear" that had all of those subforums posts in it.

Another example is cruising and liveaboards with the separate provisioning forum, are cruising and living aboard really so different that they need their own forums ? Maybe, I would argue yes they are different enough for their own forums. But provisioning, few people post to it even when they do have a provisioning issue, they end up posting in general or in cruising instead, because the provisioning subforum is lost under live aboard and cruising and nobody ever seems to read it or post to it. Provisioning is one of the subjects I am most interested in and even I would like to see that subforum disappear, at least that way I'd know I wasn't missing any provisioning posts by not checking the subforum on a regular basis, because those posts would be in cruising or general or somewhere else that I do check often.

So I guess I'm saying I don't like the idea of a family forum simply because I think we already have enough forums and it would end up being yet another series of mouse clicks. At some point those mouse clicks are like the sound of little mouse feet running through a maze.

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Or maybe just another oubliette for posts.
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Wind, you could always just click on "new posts" to see what is new, but from a thread starting standpoint, I agree, it is a pain in the neck. If i have a question about my tach on my yanmar instrument panel, do i post it in gear and maintenance? elcetronics? diesel subforum? If my wife is asking the question, does it belong in Hersailnet?
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Wind, you could always just click on "new posts" to see what is new, but from a thread starting standpoint, I agree, it is a pain in the neck. If i have a question about my tach on my yanmar instrument panel, do i post it in gear and maintenance? elcetronics? diesel subforum? If my wife is asking the question, does it belong in Hersailnet?
I use "new posts" most of the time, but that has its weaknesses too because it tends to decide for itself when posts are no longer "new".
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So I guess I'm saying I don't like the idea of a family forum simply because I think we already have enough forums and it would end up being yet another series of mouse clicks. At some point those mouse clicks are like the sound of little mouse feet running through a maze.



Or maybe just another oubliette for posts.

I do take your point Windy and well yeah your right.


I certainly would love to see more info, and discussion on family cruising. Perhaps like your suggesting another subforum is a bad idea.
Really cruising with kids is well just cruising....with kids.

As an experiment wouldn't it be interesting to get rid of 70% of the subforums, let people just post under broader headings and see how it affects the flow of posts and people's ability to navigate around the site?
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