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3 Weeks Ago 05:59 AM
Minnewaska
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

Anyone that wants to add to an old thread isn't committing a crime. However, I'm certain that 99% of the time new members don't realize it, so giving them a heads up should be helpful. More often than not, they respond to cruise info requests or other queries that occurred years earlier and clearly they wouldn't have, if they noticed. In this case, the new post did add info to a thread discussion that provided context. Still, I did not think Denise's pointing it out was done with malice. Perhaps it could have said....just in case you're new and didn't notice.....or something like that. Anyone with a level head would appreciate it.

However, for the poster to react as strongly as they did would certainly suggest that an internet forum is going to be too much for their thin skin to handle. While I can't speak for "Kerosene Forums" (was that for real?), I participate in a pilot forum and motorcycle forum (much less frequently than here) and they make this place look like a convent.

p.s. they make additives, if for some reason, one did needed to burn kerosene at very low temps. It seems, however, that the OP was just worried about storage.
3 Weeks Ago 10:40 PM
trevorharris
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

-40C according to here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerosene

... and I didn't just edit it :-)
3 Weeks Ago 12:21 PM
deniseO30
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

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Originally Posted by longjonsilver View Post
(rant) Some of the posters seem to have nothing better to do than to reply to threads. It doesn't surprise me that they seem to think that an old thread is dead, because this forum seems to have become their social life. However, i read this forum as a source of information preparing me for sea. As such, a reply on the freezing point of kerosene is relevant no matter how old the thread is. Altho these posters believe that, thanks to the internet, we can have a conversation with total strangers continents away, they don't seem to think that the internet also allows us to have a conversation over great spans of time. Sad really, such little minds. (rant over)

jon
Really? so why post a rant on an old thread where it's less likely to be seen?

Maybe you are new to the internet world.. dunno, don't care. With instant everything, subscriptions, all the many forums I'm on it takes a whopping 10 mins out of my day. Now facebook takes maybe 15 mins out of my day because I love all trump drama lately.

Now.. the topic at hand... I've been around fossil fuels all my life. freezing fuel has never been a concern. freezing of water in fuel is. MAAAAAAYBE for sailors in Antarctica viscosity is a concern.. and maybe some threads are just too silly/serious to ignore.
3 Weeks Ago 11:18 AM
longjonsilver
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

(rant) Some of the posters seem to have nothing better to do than to reply to threads. It doesn't surprise me that they seem to think that an old thread is dead, because this forum seems to have become their social life. However, i read this forum as a source of information preparing me for sea. As such, a reply on the freezing point of kerosene is relevant no matter how old the thread is. Altho these posters believe that, thanks to the internet, we can have a conversation with total strangers continents away, they don't seem to think that the internet also allows us to have a conversation over great spans of time. Sad really, such little minds. (rant over)

jon
4 Weeks Ago 11:54 AM
albrazzi
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

We seem to have drifted a bit but, if I could weigh in comments such as Techs are relevant IMO as the time frame doesn't bear on the information. Now if someone is looking for crew on a passage 7 years ago, then that might not connect but I will let someone else point this out. If we run off all the new posters this Forum will age out naturally. I might not notice buy the sport (pastime, whatever) needs all the promotion we can achieve.
4 Weeks Ago 09:49 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Quityabitchin and go to Sailnet's GoFundMe page. Once they raise $150,000 in donations, they can hire a programmer to fix the lousy VBulletin forum software that is so popularly used by web forums.
Based on how enduring some of the technical issues have been here, SailNet owner's VerticalScope technical staff (not the mods) cannot manage their way out of a paper bag if you shine a flashlight in the opening.

They can't even get a new skin right, so the prospect of coding changes just makes me laugh.

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Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
by the way. The forum runs on verticalscope
VerticalScope is the company that owns the SailNet forum. VBulletin is the software they (poorly) use.
4 Weeks Ago 12:07 AM
deniseO30
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

when I joined the site years ago I was receptive to the heads up when I posted on old threads. It's more cortesy then being a minimod imo.. but whatever.

by the way. The forum runs on verticalscope
4 Weeks Ago 12:02 AM
Skipper Jer
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Come on now, ante up. Just $150,000 US and they can hire the programmer to fix this.
$150K??? I'll do it for $100k. US dollars.
4 Weeks Ago 11:34 PM
hellosailor
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

Quityabitchin and go to Sailnet's GoFundMe page. Once they raise $150,000 in donations, they can hire a programmer to fix the lousy VBulletin forum software that is so popularly used by web forums. The patch will include automatically changing the text on old forum threads, so that it goes from black (with last 90 days) to 10% gray (thread hasn't been added to in 18 months) and the forum background and borders start to become overrun with crawling vines, cobwebs, and thorns.
Just to make sure no one has to do that damned MATH cognition on forum threads.

Come on now, ante up. Just $150,000 US and they can hire the programmer to fix this.
4 Weeks Ago 11:16 PM
Rocky Mountain Breeze
Re: freezing point of kerosene?

Posting "welcome to sailnet" does not cancel out the A-holes who are always eager to point out when someone adds to an old post. Those actions make a statement about the character of the person who complains more than it does about the person who responds to an older post. If you do not want folks to be able to respond to a post after a month or two then automatically lock it after whatever time frame the brain trust that runs this place decides. I am not complaining about those who give of their time to moderate, I am commenting on the attitude of some of the members and some of the moderators. You may choose to be offended or you may choose to accept the reality of these actions.
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