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farmboy 07-12-2008 09:18 PM

djodenda, I am unable to reply
Hello djodenda,

Thank you for you message. I am unable to reply privately because the forums will not allow me to send private messages to non-staff until I have posted 10 times. This is only my second post, so I have a ways to go. Here is what I wrote:

Actually, I am a current Shark owner. My girlfriend and I bought our first (Shark #337) almost 2 years ago. We spent the majority of last summer doing a complete repaint of the hull/keel and a thorough refinish of the wood. This year we have been sailing on Picton Bay at the east end of Lake Ontario. We are loving boat ownership, but the learning curve has been steep. I am very glad I found this site. It seems to have very knowledgeable and active members.

sailaway21 07-12-2008 10:08 PM

You can get seven more posts quickly by contributing to the Song Chain thread over in Off Topic.

Faster 07-12-2008 10:14 PM

Farmboy, our first boat was a Shark as well, great beginner's boat. Well mannered, not overpowered, and rewarding when you get things right.

Fleets are still racing across the country, a testament to the longevity of the class.


djodenda 07-12-2008 10:36 PM

I knew the Sharkies would come out of the woodwork...

Farmboy, just post useless information here and get your counts up..


denby 07-12-2008 11:16 PM


Originally Posted by djodenda (Post 340655)
I knew the Sharkies would come out of the woodwork...

Farmboy, just post useless information here and get your counts up..


Sounds like most of this site.:eek: :D

Classic30 07-13-2008 08:40 PM

If I understand it right, we've now got Sway and Djodenda encouraging people to post crap just to get their counts up so's they can contact people privately..

What's the bloody point in having the 10-post limit then??

Why not just make it open slather to any ol' spammer who comes along?!? :eek:

djodenda 07-13-2008 08:55 PM

The point is that having to make 10 posts is a significant burden for spam-bots, and reduces their negative impact on Sailnet.

It's only a minor pain for a human to do so.

Asking new folks to post useless things in their introductory threads keeps the posts out of the way of other threads, and allows their full participation.

I'd rather that when they make "real" posts, they can take their time and compose something valuable to our community.

I'm glad you asked. I hope I am right.


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