Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-01-2007, 10:56   #16
Registered User
Radio University's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 47
Send a message via AIM to Radio University
Originally Posted by Alan Wheeler
But this is a team of very clever people and we enter a debate into subjects like this. It is one reason why it takes as long as an elephant giving birth, to make a decision here.
For those of you who do not know how long it takes an elephant to give birth, it is usually 2 nights...

Elephant Birth in a zoo

Radio University is offline  
Old 15-01-2007, 12:10   #17
Registered User
Jentine's Avatar

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cruising on the hook
Boat: Beneteau 393, "Blackthorn"
Posts: 744
Images: 5
I have been a member of this forum for some time and I was unaware that Radio U was a commercial poster. I was so shocked by his ouster from the forum that I went back and read all of his posts. I must need a reading course. I am unable to find the commercial posts that have drawn the ire of the administration. WHERE ARE THE COMMERCIALS?

I found his remarks to be in concert with the subjects responded to, informative and germane. What is the problem. There are other moderators and members whose comments border on or trespass upon the freedom from commercialism rule. It is sufficient to say that we all know who they are.


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Jentine is offline  
Old 15-01-2007, 12:34   #18
Registered User
Auspicious's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: HR 40
Posts: 1,847
Send a message via Skype™ to Auspicious
I think James' posts are helpful, balanced, and on-topic. When he started his on-line interviews and podcasts my only reaction was "Gee, that's awfully nice of him." He shared access and resources to bring the sailing community information we likely would not get any other way.

Pat McCartin's (Never Monday) posts and the advice therein are similarly a gift to those of us without his breadth of experience. Sure, I choose to buy all my spares and other parts from Pat and cheerfully pay the shipping.

Craig Smith from Rocna and Alain Hylas formerly of Spade both provide interesting and relevant perspectives. If each can sometimes be a little parochial they also tend to keep each other in check. In both cases I think they're intensity is more a matter of strongly held opinions (and it isn't as if we don't see lots of opinion presented as fact by about everyone else here) than greed or other commercial interest.

I suggest that trying to craft hard and fast rules is just going to make our real contributers who happen to make their livelihood from boating related endeavors drift away while pure commercial posters hunt for loopholes. I suggest we defer to the judgement of the admins and mods, perhaps with a "two-person rule" that requires consultation among the admins/mods before taking action.

sail fast,

S/V Auspicious
Beware cut and paste sailors
Auspicious is offline  
Old 15-01-2007, 13:08   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,901
This is a hard line to define.
I've held the belief that if I post honest info on topic I'm ok. If someone then chooses to use me for their parts/whatever, I'm greatful.
I will remove my signature if it's a problem.
never monday is offline  
Old 15-01-2007, 13:19   #20
Senior Cruiser
Starbuck's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 828
Talking Cracking a Chestnut

For those of you who do not know how long it takes an elephant to give birth, it is usually 2 nights...
I'm sure Alan was referring to the gestation period of elephants in his metaphor, some twenty-two months.

Sorry for stealing your thunder, Gord. <giggle>
s/y Elizabeth— Catalina 34 MkII
"Man must have just enough faith in himself to have adventures, and just enough doubt of himself to enjoy them." — G. K. Chesterfield
Starbuck is offline  
Old 15-01-2007, 14:35   #21
Andy R's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Forianopolis, Brasil
Posts: 1,578
Send a message via MSN to Andy R Send a message via Skype™ to Andy R
Here is the deal...

Out moderation and admin team are here to keep this place clean so everyone can get to the info you want ASAP. The problem is that we often get a new member who registers for the sole reason of harvesting our traffic to sell their products. Most of the time they do not contribute any quality posts and the only posts they make are very promotional.

As a team (mods & admin) we have not had time to adjust to the way our community is growing. We have put in place certain rules to prevent things from getting out of hand but with time we will adjust our management style. I think our policy should be to allow commercial posts (or self promotional) but in a new forum for those kinds of posts. I also think that we need to look at the posts a member makes and then determine if they are here to contribute or just for self promotion reasons. If a member is a long standing member with many quality posts, then I think some self promotion is entitled.

I also think it would be wise for our members to understand that we have a volunteer team helping manage the forums and that they should treat them with some respect. If you go into a bar and call the bar tender an ******* you might be escorted to the sidewalk outside the door or if he is nice enough to serve you a drink, he probably not going to hook you up. So if you have a question, please ask someone on our team nicely and I am sure they will be happy to find out the best way for you to reach your goals.

With all the above being said, please be patient while we (the mod/admin team) discuss how to move forward.

Also, if you are a long standing quality member and want to promote your products, contact me. I might be able to surprise you by hooking you up with some great ad space for dirt cheap or even free. We want participation in the forums to be a win win but we need respect from all parties to keep this place civil...

Thanks for understanding!

(I am closing this thread so we can go back to talking about cruising)

Andy R is offline  
Closed Thread

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
Removed post Spike Forum Tech Support & Site Help 40 03-12-2006 00:34
A sailors commercial Kai Nui Fishing, Recreation & Fun 4 02-08-2006 22:43
Okay.Serious post. Really ! 29cascadefixer General Sailing Forum 17 30-09-2003 21:12

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:26.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.