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.
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..
Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return
Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
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.
'79 Camper & Nicholson 303, Blow'd up labor day
Sunfish just fine
Dyer Dow, crushed in Hurricane Sandy
Angler 204 Cuddy-, Crushed in Hurricane Sandy
Yes all true, No wonder no one will go on the water with me.
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.
Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy
... and no matter what ya do, you'll have someone or a group of someones who won' t be happy.
Originally Posted by jsaronson
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.)