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post #11 of 18 Old 04-27-2016
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Re: Time to switch sailing sites?

I practically never visit this site without wearing a Cast-Iron Browser Condom, just on general principles you understand, nothing specific against Sailnet, so I opened this page in another unprotected Browser, just to see what the fuss was about.
What a feckless mess. (From the Gaelic "Feck"- Knowledgeable, Capable.) At the top is a banner ad for fishing equipment. That's OK, I guess. Then just to the right is an ad for... Paper Bags?
Just underneath that is an ad for... Cardboard boxes?
Underneath the first post is an ad for something circular with splashes of blue and white.
Inside the second post is one of those fugly irrelevant "Adchoices" popups that just won't go away. Same for the third post.
Next to the third post is an ad for a used car.
After the fourth post is something crappy in Flash. Even though this particular Browser is virgin, Flash doesn't get through under _any_ circumstances on a System level. Screw off, Sailnet Malware Marketeers. ("Screw" of course is another older term for a propulsion device, now commonly called a "Propeller".)
The fifth post has another irrelevant Adchoices popup.
The sixth post is unmolested. (RMB's post; the one that justifies obnoxious advertising. Just a coincidence...)
The seventh post has _three_ irrelevant Adchoices popups.
That was quite enough, thankyouverymuch. Quit Firefox.

Well, I'm back here on my regular overprotected browser, where Sailnet is safe, clean, and wholesome. I prefer not spending time in an Advertising Sewer. And if any marketeering types wish to object, may I suggest that they find the nearest sharp, rusty, upright spike, sit on it, and spin.

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Hey, thanks for the head's up! With internet speeds hoovering around dial up some places down here anything that speeds up page loading is a huge help.
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So people are complaining that they are adding content to a site that uses ads to fund the costs of doing business. Simple, stop adding content and move on. It is the business model of sites like this. Just.......... how........... it......... is...........

The bonus of this thread is that it is another thread on here that has absolutely nothing to do with sailing. Perfect for a place call "SailNet"...... Which may need to change it's name to "Bi*chNet". Seems to be more of that here than actual, relevant, sailing content.

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Re: Time to switch sailing sites?

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It's bad enough that SailNet seems to have increased the amount of ads lately. I understand that they have to pay the bills. But now I see phony threads started with "Sponsored Posts" (e.g., ads for crap that isn't even sailing related). If this keeps up it won't be much longer before I find somewhere else to waste my time.
I have not seen any "sponsored posts" at all, but I do use ad blocking software. I have used ad blocking software for many years now, and it does surprise me when I look at a site on someone eases computer that does not. I use it mainly due to the slowing of the web site down due to the scripts that run and slow the site down rather than to not see ads. This site in particular has been very bad about slowness due to links feeding to advertising sites.

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Sailnet seems to be a shell of it's former "pre sale" self. I have to turn off my Javascript to even come here.

Worst part is how much less people post and discuss things, the place has basically ground to a halt since the new ownership.
Perhaps in the Off topic sections, and I say good. I never understood the need to come to a site about something, and do nothing but post about something else. There are plenty of sites to talk about other things, go there to do that. I always found the atmosphere in the Off-topic here to be rather unpleasant, one sided and not accepting to others filled with nothing but insults. I get enough of that at holiday dinners in my own house, don't need it here.

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Re: Time to switch sailing sites?



Not sure if this is the case here.. but you get less ads when you are logged in.

I too have learned to ignore the ads (which probably isn't good for SailNet or the advertisers.

I understand not liking something... like SailNet, there are a lot of things in the world that I don't like.... But when I stop shopping at walmart I don't find a walmart forum to point this out. I might send a letter to them directly.

Also there is a forum for suggestions and/or tech problems.. why not post in that section.

And finally, why doesn't someone start a thread: "I am going to stay at SailNet for another month," every thirty days. Or indirectly, why is it no one actually likes things anymore?



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It's bad enough that SailNet seems to have increased the amount of ads lately. I understand that they have to pay the bills. But now I see phony threads started with "Sponsored Posts" (e.g., ads for crap that isn't even sailing related). If this keeps up it won't be much longer before I find somewhere else to waste my time.
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Well, I was being a bit rhetorical. I actually frequent several other sites, some of which are on your list.


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