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11-22-2011 10:50 PM
smackdaddy
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Originally Posted by luck66 View Post
I was a SN member in 2000. Then I went sailing for a time. this year I came back to SN and found my old name but could not log on, so as luck would have it I created a name.
Welcome back dead soul dude!

Everyone should go sailing for 11 years!
11-22-2011 09:01 PM
luck66 I was a SN member in 2000. Then I went sailing for a time. this year I came back to SN and found my old name but could not log on, so as luck would have it I created a name.
09-14-2011 11:06 AM
SHNOOL I joined back when I first got my Capri 14.2. Being honest now, I found the site to not really apply to much of what I do (which is lake sail). My boat was smaller than most of the topics here convey, and generally do not apply to me.

However, things change, and I've upgraded. I still sail inland lakes, but my boat is bigger, yet still not nearly as big as most of what is sailed by "active" members.

But then, I have sailed, and crewed on sailboats my whole life from 11 foot to 41 feet. Spent years on the Chessie, and Barnegat, so I have some experience to offer.

Honestly I was, initially, just getting my feet wet. This is why there was such a large span between postings by me. Lets hope my experience is indicative of a trend. Maybe we'll see a lot of these folks more often as they get 2FootItius and wanna upgrade!

I find most of the "active members" extremely helpful.
09-14-2011 07:49 AM
MARC2012 Not so sure they are dead.Since still here appear to be IMORTAL.marc
09-13-2011 07:42 PM
Thestar
Bald guys

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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
I am the originator/owner of a Yahoo group devoted to the Tartan 27 sailboat. We had to make membership conditional upon prospective members typing something significant as to why they wanted to join in order to eliminate spammers/bots joining if the membership was left open. Most of the spammers were Biker Chicks seeking bald boat owning guys. I still wonder what was so wrong with all of that except that I still have most of my hair.
My own boat website (unadvertised here for a reason) still gets spam from spambots on a regular basis. Not a big deal to clean up under word press but it as a testament to the spammers/dickheads tenacity who initiate such fraud.
Sometimes people only join to ask one single question and forget about this place as well.
Active members. Gee, I guess I am getting old...

The sky is definitely falling.

Chicken Little

I am UP for shaving my head... you still got the girls

People do the strangest things spam does seem to be a lot less now i hardly get any apart from the shops that take details when you buy an item like a laptop and they want your postcode, house number,email etc guess it has become business spam for me anyway...
09-12-2011 10:31 PM
CalebD I am the originator/owner of a Yahoo group devoted to the Tartan 27 sailboat. We had to make membership conditional upon prospective members typing something significant as to why they wanted to join in order to eliminate spammers/bots joining if the membership was left open. Most of the spammers were Biker Chicks seeking bald boat owning guys. I still wonder what was so wrong with all of that except that I still have most of my hair.
My own boat website (unadvertised here for a reason) still gets spam from spambots on a regular basis. Not a big deal to clean up under word press but it as a testament to the spammers/dickheads tenacity who initiate such fraud.
Sometimes people only join to ask one single question and forget about this place as well.
Active members. Gee, I guess I am getting old...

The sky is definitely falling.

Chicken Little
09-12-2011 06:10 PM
Andyman It's all part of the 80/20 rule.
Pareto principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
09-12-2011 05:42 PM
DRFerron
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Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
I'll be the first to admit that if this is what's scrunching my boxers, ...
It was worth asking for that. Understood about the search frustration.

What annoys me more than people who post once or twice and leave are the people who clearly post only to promote their product (or agenda) and contribute nothing.
09-12-2011 05:37 PM
Faster For a time I spent about an hour every couple of days purging the list of 'members'
who, while not active 'spammers' joined for reasons undetermined (probably automated somehow) often with signature links to non related commercial sites or whatever. I'd estimate at the time there would be 10-20 such 'joins' every few days.

Never could figure out what they gained by 'joining' but eventually got tired of the thankless job of trying to purge them (also one time inadvertantly got rid of a legitimate join)

I suspect that a large number of the published 'membership' would fall into that category.

Your time based filter-out idea has merit, but that would be an admin function, beyond our capability as mere mods..... A more rigorous signup routine would likely discourage a lot of that too..

btw using the search function for the user will at least get you to a post, and then to the profile fairly quickly.
09-12-2011 05:12 PM
PorFin
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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I'm kind of curious why it bothers you?
I spent some quality time today trying to find a member's profile -- by looking it up in the member's list. I was greeted by page after page after page (after page after page -- you see where this is going right? Thought so.) of folks who dropped in for a beer years ago and never returned. After a (long) while it started to annoy me.

I get it that member numbers help make SN an attractive place for advertisers. I also get it that not everyone who joins wants to contribute (which is perfectly OK).

I'll be the first to admit that if this is what's scrunching my boxers, then I got no troubles at all.
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