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Improving Sailnet

Hey everyone,

In light of the many threads, I thought we could bounce off some ideas about improving the site. One idea recently posted was to take exceptional threads, and "stick" them in subforums of the the appropriate forums. FOr example, Maine Sail's wax and polish thread is exceptional. We could make a subforum of Gear and Maintenance and stick it to the top. THat is only one example and I am open to other suggestions.

THoughts? Other improvements?

Understand, we can't do them all but welcome a open and frank discussion. If we cannot implement your idea, don't take it personally.

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Re: Improving Sailnet

Yearly forum awards would be fun. The "academy awards" of S/N once a year on a certain date... best poster, worst poster/troll, best thread of the year, worst thread of the year.. the categories are endless..
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Get rid of the off topic stuff. It is devisive and unproductive.
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I think sailnet is just fine the way it is . . .. Chill.
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Dad, it ain't broke and no matter what ya do, you'll have someone or a group of someones who won' t be happy.

So keep it simple which would be unique in itself
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They say that change is good. I think they mean pocket change.



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Re: Improving Sailnet

See Pappy's above post. The happy Sailnetter is one that takes what he needs from sailnet and ignores what is insignificant. And constructively contributes when able. . I for one have used sailnet for so much of the knowledge base it's incredible. My boat partners think I'm a genius. Let's see, I've asked and received invaluable help in polishing the gelcoat, Soda blasting and painting the hull, Working at the top of the mast, remedying the furler probs, Looking for new propane tank, buying new halyards, where to find free moorings and good anchorages, which app to use on my Ipad for navigation(I know it can't replace charts and eldridge).......and all this is the last 8 months.
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you cant improve perfection..... oh wait,im too new to have formed a oppinion on improvements around here,lol.
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Re: Improving Sailnet

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Dad, it ain't broke ...
That's a matter of perspective. It ain't broke, per se. But it ain't what it used to be, either. As I told tdw in one thread: I don't think it ever can be again.

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... and no matter what ya do, you'll have someone or a group of someones who won' t be happy.
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Get rid of the off topic stuff. It is devisive and unproductive.
No need to get rid of it. But it does need to be re-filed. Why are "I'm outta here" and other such non-sailing-related threads in the allegedly "sailing-related" forums?

There's a reason I search on new posts with "no politics/off-topic." Allowing off-topic threads in the non-off-topic forums defeats the purpose.

Suggestions for improvements:
  • Can you please, please, please find a way to let users turn off that annoying chat stuff at the bottom of the page?
  • Is there an add-on or plugin for vBulletin that gives users the ability to ignore threads? If site moderation is going to allow off-topic stuff in the non-off-topic forums, at least give members the ability to mark threads "I don't want to see this anymore."
Other than that, none of the suggestions I'd make would likely be given consideration (And, by this point in time, some of them would no longer do any good anyway.)

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