Originally Posted by sawingknots
i'm always amazed at how few resposes a serious question recieves,you know a real question that requires a knowledgeable and well considered answer[lucky if 2]but b/s like this gets legs and gos on and on,theres explaination for it,you figure it out
Here's my explanation:
I think this forum is like sitting in my cockpit. When I'm sailing sometimes I talk tactics, and other sailing stuff, sometimes I talk ****. The same mix of topics seems to exist on the board here. It would be a very tedious forum if the only topics were dry and serious. There is a lot of good stuff with guidance for new sailors, rigging questions, info on equipment, analysis of accidents etc. But sometimes, it's good to get a little whimsical.
The popularity of this thread seems to indicate that I am not alone in this opinion. Your disparagement of the topic is ironic and a little bit offensive to the others who feel that the thread is worthy of their contribution.
You absolutely have the option of not reading the thread. In fact in post #13 you indicated that you had wasted 2-minutes of your life reading the thread to that point. (Why you read after the first post as the thread was obviously about something in which you had little interest is beyond me). Then you come back in post #34 to malign other members choices of which topics they wish to make a contribution.
It seems to me that there are many that have made 'knowledgeable and well considered answer's in this thread - even citing academic sources and everything!
If you feel this is really a waste of time stop reading the posts. It's that simple.
I find irony in the fact that you feel that a debate about the very real risks involved in a zombie attack is of less interest to sailors than a discussion of the utterly fantastical notion that Cuba was involved in the Kennedy assasination - as evidenced by your contribution to the not-sailing-but totally-politically-focused thread entitled 'Cuba Changes'.
You waste your time your way, and I'll waste my time mine.
Thanks again for contributing to the popularity of this BS thread.