Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-12-2014, 16:14   #1
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Seeing Stars

Helloo,

I am seeing stars.

I noticed some small stars near the avatars. What do those signify? Some members have one star, others have more.

Just curious.
__________________

__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2014, 16:47   #2
Moderator
 
Seaworthy Lass's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2008
Boat: Aluminium cutter rigged sloop
Posts: 12,811
Re: Seeing Stars

They indicate the number of times a member has posted, not how good they have been .
__________________

__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." Isak Dinesen
"To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space." Clifford Ashley
Seaworthy Lass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-12-2014, 16:51   #3
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaworthy Lass View Post
They indicate the number of times a member has posted, not how good they have been .
Shhhhhhh...don't tell santa that!
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2014, 04:59   #4
Moderator
 
carstenb's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Copenhagen
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Fast 40.3
Posts: 4,936
Images: 1
Re: Seeing Stars

They really just mean that some of us have too much time on our hands (we don't spend enough time maintaining the boat or sailing (sigh)
__________________
I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted - Elmore Leonard
carstenb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2014, 05:19   #5
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by carstenb View Post
They really just mean that some of us have too much time on our hands (we don't spend enough time maintaining the boat or sailing (sigh)
Shhh... Don't tell the Mrs. that...
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2014, 09:07   #6
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by carstenb View Post
They really just mean that some of us have too much time on our hands (we don't spend enough time maintaining the boat or sailing (sigh)
More accurately stated if you see when the member joined and how many times they have post during that time and how log their posts are, can really give an indication of too much time on their hands.
I remember selling one of my past boats...seemed every tire kicker that came by to look at it had a 3 hour life story to tell. I now know why brokers can be so insensitive.
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2014, 11:56   #7
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by carstenb View Post
They really just mean that some of us have too much time on our hands (we don't spend enough time maintaining the boat or sailing (sigh)


TO: Seaworthy Lass, Carstenb, and HappyMdRSailor:

I have been amazed at the number of members here who have posted thousands of posts and some while in what I would have considered remote locations or while on a boat in some place.

For me, it shows that even if one is in a place far off, or far from an ocean, (or even far from a boat) there is a common interest in the subject, a sense of community that can be global, and some enjoyment of the time spent sharing our mutual love of boats and sailing.

I know where I am now and have been for the last few years (with cowboys on remote ranches in Texas and other Western states), it is hard to find sailors on a ranch where the common interests are horses, cattle, dogs, and hunting.

I am very happy to have found a community of friendly, welcoming, and helpful sailors via the net!

I find it rewarding, educational, and often fun (due to the good humor I see from several folks here, including you three), to spend some time here connecting with other folks who share my interest in boats, including my interest in those mundane subjects like maintenance.

As I hope to buy my first big boat in 2015, I have spent many hours here in the last 6 months reading as much as I could to glean some of the wisdom from you folks.

Thank you all for participating and contributing and for being friendly too!

Have a Happy New Year too!
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2014, 12:37   #8
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,033
Re: Seeing Stars

You've never seen Roger Rabbit, have you?


"I said STARS, not TWEETY BIRDS! STARS!!"
__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-12-2014, 12:41   #9
Registered User
 
zboss's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: On a boat
Boat: Cabo Rico 38
Posts: 3,426
Re: Seeing Stars

It shows how much power you have and proves you are more right and informed than the guy/gal with less stars.
__________________
zboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-12-2014, 02:37   #10
Moderator
 
carstenb's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Copenhagen
Boat: Jeanneau Sun Fast 40.3
Posts: 4,936
Images: 1
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steady Hand View Post


TO: Seaworthy Lass, Carstenb, and HappyMdRSailor:

I have been amazed at the number of members here who have posted thousands of posts and some while in what I would have considered remote locations or while on a boat in some place.

For me, it shows that even if one is in a place far off, or far from an ocean, (or even far from a boat) there is a common interest in the subject, a sense of community that can be global, and some enjoyment of the time spent sharing our mutual love of boats and sailing.

I know where I am now and have been for the last few years (with cowboys on remote ranches in Texas and other Western states), it is hard to find sailors on a ranch where the common interests are horses, cattle, dogs, and hunting.

I am very happy to have found a community of friendly, welcoming, and helpful sailors via the net!

I find it rewarding, educational, and often fun (due to the good humor I see from several folks here, including you three), to spend some time here connecting with other folks who share my interest in boats, including my interest in those mundane subjects like maintenance.

As I hope to buy my first big boat in 2015, I have spent many hours here in the last 6 months reading as much as I could to glean some of the wisdom from you folks.

Thank you all for participating and contributing and for being friendly too!

Have a Happy New Year too!
Steady Hand,

On behalf of the MOD team - I thank you for the kind words.

Happy New Year to you - and I hope you find the boat of your dreams (that doesn't need too much maintenance)
__________________
I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted - Elmore Leonard
carstenb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-12-2014, 09:21   #11
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by carstenb View Post
Steady Hand,

On behalf of the MOD team - I thank you for the kind words.

Happy New Year to you - and I hope you find the boat of your dreams (that doesn't need too much maintenance)
SH...

You should include yourself in the pack patting.... Your contributions are very thorough!

Happy New Year Friend...
HS
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-12-2014, 09:37   #12
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
You've never seen Roger Rabbit, have you?


"I said STARS, not TWEETY BIRDS! STARS!!"


I got this!

I remember the line and movie too.

And I always enjoy the good humor I find shared here on this forum, from you and others.
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-12-2014, 09:40   #13
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by zboss View Post
It shows how much power you have and proves you are more right and informed than the guy/gal with less stars.

Sounds like you were in the Navy.

I was hoping it meant one gets a cookie! More Stars = More Cookies



Have a happy New Year!
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-12-2014, 09:57   #14
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor View Post
SH...

You should include yourself in the pack patting.... Your contributions are very thorough!

Happy New Year Friend...
HS
Thanks! You made my day!

But, I suppose you have a typo in your line above. I suppose you meant: "...in the pack ratting" and not "in the pack patting."

I admit, I am a "pack rat" when it comes to boating stuff. I think that if I don't have it (e.g. tool, gear, etc.) with me when out on the big blue, when I REALLY need it, I would regret it. Anyone else know about DWL moving due to too many tools and too much water? I am trying to cut down on this, and have made remarkable progress in traveling lighter.

In fact, knowing my inclination to carry more stuff (just in case), is one reason I am more of a cruiser than a racer, by nature. And I like some measure of comfort too.

Have a Happy New Year!
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-12-2014, 10:06   #15
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Seeing Stars

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steady Hand View Post
Thanks! You made my day!

But, I suppose you have a typo in your line above. I suppose you meant: "...in the pack ratting" and not "in the pack patting."

I admit, I am a "pack rat" when it comes to boating stuff. I think that if I don't have it (e.g. tool, gear, etc.) with me when out on the big blue, when I REALLY need it, I would regret it. Anyone else know about DWL moving due to too many tools and too much water? I am trying to cut down on this, and have made remarkable progress in traveling lighter.

In fact, knowing my inclination to carry more stuff (just in case), is one reason I am more of a cruiser than a racer, by nature. And I like some measure of comfort too.

Have a Happy New Year!
HA HA!!!

I'm leaving the typo for SURE now!
(and you know I meant "back patting")

One tip, and ONLY MY personal opinion... Your posts are SUPER informative... But... If you were to split them up into a couple shorter back to back posts of a few points each they would be easier to read...

(plus your star count goes up)

But then again... I have a short attention spa....
__________________

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We are we seeing electric stove tops on blue water cruisers? First Mate Liveaboard's Forum 171 16-04-2016 10:31
OCPN not seeing my com port bhcva OpenCPN 4 27-04-2013 07:26
Sailing In Greece and Cyclades - Places Worth Seeing Bezan Europe & Mediterranean 6 27-08-2011 07:08
Seeing the Sights of Washington DC Entlie Marinas 20 12-03-2007 06:04



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:20.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.