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A Big Diss from Sailing Anarchy!

From the front page of Sailing Anarchy this AM:

The Ignorant Dead: These sites once were something special. They started with good ideas, produced interesting content and grew, and then squandered everything by resisting change, being cheap as hell, run by dummies, or cashing out. Examples: Sailnet, Scuttlebutt
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Much like the late, and unlamentted Surfy's Fight Club, it seems it's my way or nothing with them. Rather a strange position for a site using Anarchy in it's title.
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Much like the late, and unlamentted Surfy's Fight Club, it seems it's my way or nothing with them. Rather a strange position for a site using Anarchy in it's title.
Don't let "Anarchists" fool you, they aren't. They want anarchy to reign so they can come in later and "clean up the mess".

In reality, they want to control everything and everyone.

They just want to get there a different way that certain other people want to get there.....
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*shrug* I registered over there a month or so ago to keep an eye on the progress of their, or one of their members', investigation into Novis/Tartan. (It never appeared, btw.) I never really found much on the site, beyond the front page, all that interesting, and there's something about its forum software coding that seizes-up my archaic old browser at home, so...

If you're into racing, SA is probably The Place To Be. But for just general, all-around sailing, of which racing may be just a part, Sailnet is definitely far, far more useful, IMO.

I'm surprised whomever is in charge over there did or allowed that. Most responsible web forum operators tend to try to avoid cross-forum wars. Doesn't say much for them.

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Scot Tempesta, the "Ed" of SA, certainly is obnoxious; it's OK to be proud and even boastful of your accomplishments, but that post was unbelievably self-serving and egotistical. SA is a remarkable site though.

For SailNet, I think they would do well to look into what truth lies in the attack though. There is very little new content here and the ads are more obnoxious than Scot Tempesta. I think this site desperately needs a focusing of its vision.

That said, this IS an awesome site. I just think it has not reached its potential.
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From the front page of Sailing Anarchy this AM:

The Ignorant Dead: These sites once were something special. They started with good ideas, produced interesting content and grew, and then squandered everything by resisting change, being cheap as hell, run by dummies, or cashing out. Examples: Sailnet, Scuttlebutt
I think there is some truth to this. When was the last time Sailnet or its owners contributed anything to this site? There was a time they actually posted articles, interviews, etc...
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While there is always room for improvement. the real question is whether people enjoy the site. For myself, I go to a number of different sites, because they all offer something a bit different than the others. Personally, I like having choices.
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It is my understanding that Advertising dollars on the web are charged back to the advertiser based on the number of hits the site gets. We all know that times are rough and AD dollars are drying up. Therefore Why not try to put something out, that my web site is better than your web site. So don't bother with the other guys web site as it is in my own best self interest.
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While Sailnet's staff may not be contributing much to the forums, here, I would argue that they're still well and alive...
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Who gives a rats a$$ what they say

Truth ??

They have approx 21,000 registered members, 1200 active

SN has over a 150,00 registered members and 42,000 active

There's the truth..........which leads to the question, and why is that ??


My Answer, Sailnet is a far better site

so they can blow me
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