Somebody said that government governs best that governs least. It seems that the sailnet mods operate on that philosophy and I view it favorably. Of course CD can Bite Me just any old time he wants and if you don't understand what I mean by that you probably haven't been around here long. We seem to be having a spring influx of new members and it's great to see. You're all more than welcome and I hope you get as much out of this site as I and other's do. As to the site, I think it has a friendly aura to it and it takes minimal effort to become one of the boys, or gals, on it. If you're feeling left out you might want to PM a member you respect and bounce it off his or her head before involving the moderators. It's up to each individual to not let things get blown out of proportion. If you demand a politically correct site, your version of a politically correct site, you're going to get one and it will be a lonely one. One must absolutely have a sense of humour to get the most out of the conversations that take place here. For those who might have gotten the impression that sailnet is a bit of a clique, you're probably right but it's a clique with an open door policy. Whether you drink or not, the atmosphere is much like a bar. There are some people you do not wish to sit next to and there are some you cannot wait to see walk through the door. And like a bar, you'll never know whom you're about to meet. I've been lucky in the last few months to have met a number of sailnet members at the boat show and elsewhere. Suffice it to say that the on-line dating services should be so lucky to have the success ratio that sailnet has in matching people of like interests up. The conviviality that is apparent on the site translates out in the actual meeting of fellow members. If you've got a real beef with something here you've probably missed something or are being just a tad too serious about yourself. Very, very few real offenses are either intended or given. It'd be nice to think that the moderators could be left alone to do their jobs and that those jobs could be limited to only the most egregious of offenses. Much can be accomplished by the individual member by just turning the page to a new topic or forum and leaving behind what may have irked or offended. There is simply too much here to limit one's self to that which annoys.
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Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.