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Old 23-12-2010, 17:37   #1
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OK I looked at the bottom of the page and there were 152 members on the site and 752 guests.

Come guests join up and post some new topics for those of us on CF crack! Lots of winter left and we need the new stuff.
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Old 23-12-2010, 17:41   #2
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I think that a lot of people lurking are actually members who don't bother signing in unless they have something to say/ask. Much like myself.
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Old 23-12-2010, 17:49   #3
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It's good to invite guests to join as you did, Don.

I've done the same at another place. It is interesting to see what guests are viewing by clicking on "currently active users". Many times, I have found some really great (long forgotten) old threads that way.

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Old 23-12-2010, 19:55   #4
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does the facebook link directly get people onto the forum?
have fb a few but yet to see them here,and does it work the opposite way round?
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Old 23-12-2010, 20:44   #5
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OK I looked at the bottom of the page and there were 152 members on the site and 752 guests.

Come guests join up and post some new topics for those of us on CF crack! Lots of winter left and we need the new stuff.
What kind of new stuff did you have in mind? We've done pirates and guns to death and I too would like to change tack.
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Old 23-12-2010, 20:48   #6
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reacreational drugs? seems to be very common, about a 30/70 split on cruising yachts?
but may be that is fighting talk........................
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Old 23-12-2010, 21:59   #7
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does the facebook link directly get people onto the forum?
have fb a few but yet to see them here,and does it work the opposite way round?
There's a link from the facebook page to the forum. I guess when the lurkers are good and ready they'll join.
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Old 23-12-2010, 22:14   #8
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haha,have a lot of really old/current cruising contacts who are probably too busy doing the cruising thing on my fb page.did the "like cruisers forum" thing and see them poping up on the link but guess it is a bit like bringing a horse to water,cant neccesarily make them drink.

also is acceptable to include in my signature links to a www.shelterbox.org
who are a humanitarian charity that i fund and support globally?
and www.crewseekers.co.uk who have done a great deal for yachting in general
in supplying a forum for owners and crew?
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haha,have a lot of really old/current cruising contacts who are probably too busy doing the cruising thing on my fb page.did the "like cruisers forum" thing and see them poping up on the link but guess it is a bit like bringing a horse to water,cant neccesarily make them drink.

also is acceptable to include in my signature links to a www.shelterbox.org
who are a humanitarian charity that i fund and support globally?
and www.crewseekers.co.uk who have done a great deal for yachting in general
in supplying a forum for owners and crew?
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if i understand you correctly it would be okay to include www.shelterbox.org
who are a humanitarian charity,supported by rotary international in my signature.

but not crewseekers who though do a great deal for yachting are a commercial venture?
sorry if im being dim but am a bit sysdexlik
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I have been reading confessions for a while. Great stuff. Once my kid grows up a little I plan to buy another trailer sailor and repeat many of these mistakes.
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Some of those lurkers are web crawlers. I have found Google links to my own posts within a very short period of time which is always a little surprising how quick the web crawlers are.
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Some of those lurkers are web crawlers.

This sounds like something that I need to see a picture of for proper identification in the furture.
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This sounds like something that I need to see a picture of for proper identification in the furture.
Don, you have seen Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, well those web crawlers look like the Aliens.

Thankfully CF has a team of MODs constantly guarding our server armed only with lightsabers to keep the crawlers at bay those lightsabers work pretty good on spam too

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Yes i'm deffintly a lurker. I do get on ever so often and say somethink.
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