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This is crazy. You killed the lists without allowing people to gracefully get in touch and settle, as a group how they wanted to continue to communicate.

You killed of a valuable resource and are basically saying "we killed off something you liked without any notice, but we are offering you a crappy add filled experience, that you have to log into, and remember another set of passwords and such, to make up for it. Be happy."

um no. I have seen the forums and my experience is that the lists had more mature and knowledgeable users. Not to mention they were not moderated in the same way. Oh well. If a single simple mail server is too hard for you to manage, I wont expect much more here.
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Oh really?

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I did not know that for certain which is why I said, "I have been told...". But I have heard contrary opinions to yours. Regardless, I will not join it. I do not see the point. THis place can provide everything a list can provide and much more.

At any rate, lets just move on. It is closed, permanently. I certainly hope that those who enjoyed talking shop on their boats will find a lot of camaraderie here and value in this site as it will span many more sailors and opinions.

- CD
Really? Much more? What about:

Sailmail users?
Blackberry users?
Those with too many online logins and passwords to remember?
Those who can't stand the flashing adds?

What about all of them? I am/was subscribed to both Sailnet and Yahoo groups and I haven't had a problem with the Yahoo group at all. I liked sailnet's simplicity and plain text messages.

Don't you realize that especially in the small groups, sailnet has cut the only tie between a lot of people? A tie that many found useful?

I tend to disagree that the forums are going to fill the void. I always read the lists as they hit my inbox, but I rarely check the forums, and it's been that way for years with all of the lists I subscribe to.
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You know, I am actually amazed at a few of these responses.

Contrary to opinions, there were many reasons that they could not communicate as well as many of you might have liked. We as mods were priviledged to some of that information and were amazed at the complexity of it.

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Really? As a mail server admin, I'd have to say you are wrong. Worst case scenario they could cut and paste a message into a message for each group.

You really don't get it. Many people will not use the forums. those of us that will now lack their insight.

It is a loss to all of us.
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Really? As a mail server admin, I'd have to say you are wrong. Worst case scenario they could cut and paste a message into a message for each group.

You really don't get it. Many people will not use the forums. those of us that will now lack their insight.

It is a loss to all of us.
Well, as a server admin, why don't you start up your own server and take over where Sailnet left off? Then you can have it your own way, not have to deal with moderating or advertising (that actually make free sites free) and run it as you see fit. Given your post, you obviously are an expert at the matter and doing so would be a snap of your fingers. You guys crack me up.

And sorry, all you have to do is type sailnet.com or put it in your favorites and it pops up and can remember you. It isn't hard, really. I promise. I am not an admin server guru expert and do it every day.

We moderate the spam out of here. We keep the porn out. We try to maintain civility. And since I have been coming to this site I have never once been bothered by ads and do not mind them. They are either in the top or sides and not in the middle of the forum where the information is.

It is down. It is over. The lists are closed. You have about three options at this point:

1) Participate here and roll with the changes. We welcome you,

2) Forget this site and others and make your own course,

3) Start up your OWN list server and take over where Sailnet left off.

Complaining about it here is not an options anymore. This has been beaten to death. It is over. THis thread is closed.

- CD

PS I get on sailnet on my blackberry and have done so countless times.
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