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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.
What forum?
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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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Relationships are everything to me..everything else in life are just tools to enhance them.


The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.

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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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