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post #11 of 27 Old 03-18-2005
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Why has this board gone stale?

I was going to write something with a similar subject title a whule ago, but refrained, thinking it was just me or something.

I''ve rather enjoyed listening to the "experts" calmly and rationally explain their views and experiences on this board. Lately though, there have been some new experts that seem to lack the ability to rationally discuss their views, and insist on replying to nearly every thread with either third-party hack quotes or CE regulations or irrational insults.

I almost imagined that with the sale of Sailnet - that''s about when I started to notice a change of "tone"- the new owner hired some out of work call center workers to provide some volume to the board to keep the illusion of community alive. So some guy in India has a stack of old Sail or Good Old Boat magazines, maybe even a computer to google stuff, and every time he sees a post, he flips through them to see if he can find an article to paraphrase, and then flings it back at us as only a non-english speaking non-sailor could. That''s -I hope- a bit extreme, but that is the level of discourse to which it feels the serious questions have been brought. So instead of nuanced, interesting discussions, we get endless drivel as if reprocessed from mass-market mediocre magazines. Or "sailing anarchy" -like stupid insults.

Just barely respectfully,
Chad
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Why has this board gone stale?

That sounds about right to me!
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Why has this board gone stale?

Geez, com''on people...is that all this board is now...a place to complain, whine and gripe...let''s get off it and start some constructive sailing conversation.

Thanks for the sailing activities...what I also need are some topics for the indoor monthly meeting...the programs usually last about 30 minutes to an hour. We have had videos of Ellen MacArthur''s race, a person to give instruction on navigation, a program on anchoring, etc...any ideas of something new and unique...or any sailing games?

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DPboatnut,
Where would you kindly suggest I look for esteemed knowledge to "add to the volume?" We are respectful very but as we do not sail we must find questions! What questions should we be asking of you? We live very far from ocean.

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Mr. Hrjalmajah,

I''m way outside the curve on this one. What is your job at Sailnet? And what does living very far from the ocean have to do with anything? I know a marine engineer who now lives in Colorado? (Though, his boat is in the Atlantic.)

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Chas,
I am positive that indian guy is a joke in response to an earlier post. Somebody else trying to be lite.

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Why has this board gone stale?

It looks like, Denr, has gone to his county court house and changed his name. He is now Mr. Hrjalmajah. Also; it looks like he has moved from Chicago and set up residence in India. But; it is obvious that he is still dedicated to all of his friends here on the boards.

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Ahhhh. LOL. Or at least chuckling loudly.

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Why has this board gone stale?

The board has gone stale as it has been pirated by religious zealots and/or caustic posters bent on their own egocentric views rather than sailing topics. I rarely visit as a result and fully expect a reply to this from one or the other of these two groups.
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Why has this board gone stale?

Couldn''t agree more.
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