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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

This thread reminds me of the assisted living center and nursing home where I see patients as a psychologist...

For the twelve years I've been there, I've noticed a consistent pattern. When new patients/residents arrive, most try to generate a positive outlook - "everyone's so friendly", "staff is so helpful", "the food is terrific". As time goes by, I start to hear,"nobody talks to you, the staff is never around, there's too few of them, and the food is awful"

I guarantee you that the other residents have not changed, there's more staff on than ever, and the food is the same.

What changed was them...their health deteriorated, life loses meaning and purpose, family doesn't visit as often...

I wish I had a nickel for each time someone told me, "it was so much better when I first got here!"

I've been here for some years, mostly reading, occasionally posting. The names have changed, "leaders" have come and gone, and sure there are highs and lows, but I think " it is what it is". And that's not too bad.
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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?



CD, I hope you realize you're a complete failure as a dog owner.

Bulldogs are supposed to be mean & ugly.

This is NOT mean & ugly.



Now here's a real question. Would it make sense to try and distill responses to common questions down into articles?

There was a thread a long while back where you talked about boats for the Islands versus boats to cross oceans and a number of the old salts chimed in. Good discussion rather than somebody's rant.

There was another thread a ways back where MaineSail did some good testing on anchors. And another by MaineSail on compounding and waxing your boat that's sticky under Gear & Maintenance. Great thread but its now grown to 19 pages. It would be cool to distill all that feedback down into something more manageable that you could point people to.

How about heavy weather do's and don'ts learned from real world BFS experiences? And how those do's and don'ts change with different boat designs?


Just thinkin out loud...

And before Smack says it, yes I'll try not to hurt myself
(and yes I'm trying to turn this thread in a positive direction...)
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CD, I hope you realize you're a complete failure as a dog owner.

Bulldogs are supposed to be mean & ugly.

This is NOT mean & ugly.



Now here's a real question. Would it make sense to try and distill responses to common questions down into articles?

There was a thread a long while back where you talked about boats for the Islands versus boats to cross oceans and a number of the old salts chimed in. Good discussion rather than somebody's rant.

There was another thread a ways back where MaineSail did some good testing on anchors. And another by MaineSail on compounding and waxing your boat that's sticky under Gear & Maintenance. Great thread but its now grown to 19 pages. It would be cool to distill all that feedback down into something more manageable that you could point people to.

How about heavy weather do's and don'ts learned from real world BFS experiences? And how those do's and don'ts change with different boat designs?


Just thinkin out loud...

And before Smack says it, yes I'll try not to hurt myself
(and yes I'm trying to turn this thread in a positive direction...)
What about a forum where we take the rally good threads and put stick them? Or at least the really good threads and put them there. Kind of a 5 star forum??

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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

I'd make it a sub-forum of the individual topics. So I can easily five-star threads on "cruising with children" when looking for that and five-star threads on "boat purchasing" if looking for that.

Of course, that would still leave the mash-up of general sailing topics in the general sailing forum picks... so there is a big hole in that idea
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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

This thread has gone to the dogs...
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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

Things are never as good as they used to be. And they probably never were.
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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

Could this be a (collective) case of, "Everybody else's threads have gotten worse. Mine are still good, though."? ;-)
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Re: SailNet. It ain't what it used to be?

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Could this be a (collective) case of, "Everybody else's threads have gotten worse. Mine are still good, though."? ;-)
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