Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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People, people, people!
Come on now!
I will make this as simple as possible.
I posted a thread entitled "fiberglass repair" A serious cry for help and I got it immediately.
I posted a thread entitled "TV Antenna" Asking for serious advice and I got it.
I posted a thread entitled "Forum dress code" An obvious cry for attention and tomfoolery. I got it.
The only problem that I see is that sometimes, good information gets buried 4 or 5 pages down the line between the jokes and its hard to find. I think that yes we could tone it down a little on the serious threads for that reason, its good to hear a lot of opinions and sometimes good opinions don't come for several days. The little jokes here and there are no big deal. If we hijack a thread it should be after the problem is solved. Maybe its up to the poster to say thanks, i got what I need.
You can always PM the poster if you don't want your opinion to be lost in the thread!
Would someone point me to a really serious, information only post that was totally hijacked by bad jokes.
A newbie posted asking for advise on a big boat for him and his friends. I answered seriously, others did not, but not the usual jokers. I chose to ignore the jokes on that post and try to help the man.
As for personal unfriendly attacks, PM the person. Or just ignore them. there is no place for that here. I have regular friends in my town. You guys are not the only people in my life. You can just leave if you don't like it here. But I do feel that if I wanted to go to the East Coast or Europe and sail with a few of you, I would be welcomed. As I would you. This is not just a place for information, it is a "community".
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
Vaya con Dios
Last edited by bestfriend; 03-02-2007 at 01:07 PM.