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Can SailNet really claim to be the Largest online Sailing community any more?

I have been a member here for a while now and I have noticed a seemingly steady decline it active users.

This place has always seemed to shut down in the late hours of PST anyway...so I have always had to go elsewhere to find people up and conversing at that time...but other then that...it seems we are losing our market share on a whole.

Whats going on?

As an example right now I show 15 new post since my last log in.... another forum Im a member on shows 4 pages in the same length of time.
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another forum Im a member on shows 4 pages in the same length of time.
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SA ALWAYS has more posts in a given time than here. BUT< they area a different breed and topics too!
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SA ALWAYS has more posts in a given time than here. BUT< they area a different breed and topics too!
It aint SA....(or the inverse).......Guess again...

I am a member there as well, but rarly go there anymore...it just isnt a very frendly place...to much totsorone for me... ....have met a couple of my faviort people there though...The atmospher is Just not what im looking for.
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With video's like you had posted a few days ago Still, things will pick up i am thinking. It motivated me to take the video camera into the shop the other day, instead of just a camera. One day I will be finished my refit, and have time to learn how to edit and post them too.
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I knew it was not the inverse, that place is deader than a dead doornail.

SA does have more posts, but as you say, testosterone or equal does not make it always fun to go to. These along with jeanneau-owners.com are the only ones I go to.

DO not know which one you are looking at. We also start weekend race late August, not sure what Milea is up to.
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Forums are a roller coaster. It seems if they are too large, often times I feel like they lack a closeness. If they are too small, they can be downright boring or annoying when the same user is constantly maintaining/starting topics. Maybe sailnet is teetering or in a flux of sorts. Some-days there appears to be many active topics, some not so many. It's definitely easier to lurk than participate for me. I'm still learning and reading so I find myself just hanging out behind someones shoulder listening more than anything.
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With video's like you had posted a few days ago Still, things will pick up i am thinking. It motivated me to take the video camera into the shop the other day, instead of just a camera. One day I will be finished my refit, and have time to learn how to edit and post them too.

Kind words..... but I doubt it...it died very quickly...not even one comment on the finished product....I aint no MaineSail it apears...LOL...


Yours will be better Im sure.
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It aint SA....(or the inverse).......Guess again...
Why is it a mystery?
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Part of it may be that it is soooo Sloooowwww.
None others are.
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