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Why is it so hard to use this site? I find it to be an insider’s only site. If you want to use it as a casual resource it takes a lot of time to learn the rules ... dinky jpeg size limitations ... PM message regulations ... lost uploads that are quietly denied without an error message. I would like to have access to the other sailing folks without the problems. Is there another site I can use to access others with sailing knowledge?
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Why is it so hard to use this site? I find it to be an insider’s only site. If you want to use it as a casual resource it takes a lot of time to learn the rules ... dinky jpeg size limitations ... PM message regulations ... lost uploads that are quietly denied without an error message. I would like to have access to the other sailing folks without the problems. Is there another site I can use to access others with sailing knowledge?
I find this site to be one of the easiest sailing-relates sites to use and navigate. I don't know what it is you expect, but if you can't hack it here, you ain't gonna hack it anywhere.
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Nope - the rest of them are idiots...
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after 10 posts it gets easier...the first ten post limitation is to keep out automated spam.
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Some of the things this site does are to reduce the work for the mods, like Cam and CD, who we know are slackers anyways... ... actually, they're both good eggs...if a bit soft-boiled...

The photo uploading has never worked properly to my knowledge, and you're much better off posting the photos to a photosharing website like Flickr.com and then using the icon to put the image in your post, after you've gotten 10 posts...of course.

I don't think this site is any harder or easier to use than any of the other sailing forums, it's just different... so until you're used to the quirks of the setup here, it will seem strange.
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I've used a dozen or so sites, related to different interests, over the last 2-3 years. I haven't found SailNet to be particularly difficult to use. It's a bit slower than many I've used, but that's about it.

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Thanks for the feedback. I really only wanted to get a boat identified. I did all that I can think of to put pictures on flickr with tags or upload them to sailnet. It just doesn’t seem to be an option to get them looked at. I’ll look for another forum. If you know of one that works send it to me and I’ll give it a try. BTW: The pics are on flicker with tags that start with “unknown trimaran”. Thanks again, spaz
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I found it a bit obtuse when I first ran across it as well. I spent a bit of time trying to just get my login. That is why there is a 3 after my name not because there were already 2 others but because the first ones were failures. It seems you need to fill out your profile right away or you cannot get back into the account you just created if you logout.

Once you get in and change the thread order and get caught up it is not really any worse than any other forum out there. In many ways its a good example of how to keep spam/junk out without limiting members much.
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I'm only a casual user. Retired megayacht captain. To me it has been easy to use and follow. I've found that, unlike most other sites, the info you get here is honest, to the point and,as a whole, quite detailed and professional. Something I did not expect. It's answered a lot of little nit pick questions I have found the answers to just by looking in old threads. Hope you can "figure it out". I find it to be a great site run by people who love sailing.
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I found it a bit obtuse when I first ran across it as well. I spent a bit of time trying to just get my login. That is why there is a 3 after my name not because there were already 2 others but because the first ones were failures. .

Hmmmmm, what's that say about my name, lol
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