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dave if you leave they win and are probably smirking right now,as MOST of the posts indicate you are well thought of and respected here,its your forum too!!!
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Glad to see the thread and all the responses are still posted. Also glad you felt like expressing your views.

Sailnet, like most internet forums, has changed dramatically over the years, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but it is always changing. There is still a TON of great information, teaching, sharing of experiences and techniques that goes on on this an other forums, but I can certainly understand how you can get soured by a bad experience. Thanks for your input over the years.

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By the way....

One indication of the gradual change in SailNet is obvious when you just look at the "Join Date" in the ID section. Most are within the last 3 years. Don't know what that means for us real old-timers....
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One indication of the gradual change in SailNet is obvious when you just look at the "Join Date" in the ID section. Most are within the last 3 years. Don't know what that means for us real old-timers....
It means newbs like being around you salts.


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Sorry to see you go man. I've enjoyed your posts.

I guess we all go through phases with forums. Once upon a time I found myself staying up in the wee hours of the night scrolling through the pages of this forum, laughing, excited and all the time thinking and learning more and more about sailing.

Now I have been wandering around the net a bit, I really don't post here a great deal anymore, I come and read but basically I struggle to find threads that grab me, or if I do, then there seems to just be a shortage of good real discussion, the place feels a bit one dimensional.

If you have a boat/sailing question and want a answer then CF is still the place to go. Other than that I have found my time is generally better spent on the boat

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Chef2 and T37Chef, sorry to see you guys go. Clarissa and I really enjoyed meeting up with everyone and now...
Hope to meet up with you on the water in the future.

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Like a change in tide, I've seen attitudes wane to and frough since the inception of Sailnet. While we all began as newbies my thoughts are that many who join the forum can barely claim membership into the boater's world as desktop sailors or at best dock rats. What puzzles me most is the level of "aggressive righteousness" many take or feel is their right as a member of the forum. One thing that I've observed is how the forum has meandered from it's original path; perhaps everything should be reset to "0". Sailnet has become not unlike CF in many ways with piranhas lurking in the shadows ready to tear flesh from many an unsuspecting poster. I too admit guilt in this arena, but then who here cannot call the kettle black.
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Like a change in tide, I've seen attitudes wane to and frough since the inception of Sailnet. While we all began as newbies my thoughts are that many who join the forum can barely claim membership into the boater's world as desktop sailors or at best dock rats. What puzzles me most is the level of "aggressive righteousness" many take or feel is their right as a member of the forum. One thing that I've observed is how the forum has meandered from it's original path; perhaps everything should be reset to "0". Sailnet has become not unlike CF in many ways with piranhas lurking in the shadows ready to tear flesh from many an unsuspecting poster. I too admit guilt in this arena, but then who here cannot call the kettle black.
So what would a complete reset look like? What was the original path?


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I guess we all go through phases with forums. Once upon a time I found myself staying up in the wee hours of the night scrolling through the pages of this forum, laughing, excited and all the time thinking and learning more and more about sailing.

Now I have been wandering around the net a bit, I really don't post here a great deal anymore, I come and read but basically I struggle to find threads that grab me, or if I do, then there seems to just be a shortage of good real discussion, the place feels a bit one dimensional.
^^^ This--in spades.

I now find myself posting and answering the same questions in at least three separate forums. I know some people read all three, and I hate the fact that those people will see the same questions/answers/discussions up to three times, but that's what it's come to. For example: A recent question I asked, about crimpers, crimp terminals and wire, garnered useful, and different, responses at each of the three sites where I posted essentially the same question(s).

I really cannot say which of the three forums, this one and two others, I find the most useful, because the answer is that I find each of them useful. But I can say this: No one of them, nor all of them together, are as enjoyable or useful as SN used to be, before the multi-way split occurred. It's unfortunate, but it is what it is.

tdw: I realize I still owe you an answer on this very subject. I apologize for not having produced it yet. I think part of the reason is I don't know as I care to relive old, futile battles. Part of it is undoubtedly imperfect memories. Part of it is I don't know what good the effort would produce. What's done is done. Nobody's mind will be changed. Humpty Dumpty cannot be put back together again.

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Fair winds, Dave & Donna. Very sorry to see you go. Maybe I'm too busy fixing up the boat and adding things, to notice changes in the forum. I see good people leave every year, not exactly sure why. I too used to stay up late reading, laughing and learning. What happened?

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