I personally hold CF and the folks here in very high esteem. We have always gotten along. THey moderate their sight differently than we do. That is not a bad thing. Some prefer the heavier moderation as is here. Some prefer little to no moderation, as is present on SA. Some like a mix as we try to maintain on Sailnet.
I welcome anyone to participate on both or all sights of their interest. There is nothing wrong with that. I have never felt any animosity between CF or SN or SA. THey are very different forums and attract a different audience. We are not competitors.
I hope everyone here welcomes Dave with open arms and hope he finds this site more to his liking. If not here, somewhere else. I welcome anyone else to come to CF, or Sailnet or Sailing Anarchy or Anything-Sailing and do the same. The medium is unimportant. THis is only the Internet
and is not real. What is real and important is the friendships we build along the way. Our common passion is the sea and in that, we are all connected between these forums.
Our newest moderator is a very kind young woman and we are all excited (and lucky) to have her aboard. THere are members there (SN) that can be very abrupt and argumentative. Often their methods strike others wrong, but they also have good information to relay. Some of them come here too, incidentally. Both sites do their best to keep it civil, though we tend to be a little more lax on it (for good and bad) than CF.
Many may ask why I am posting
here after I have not posted for so long. Let me say first that my absence from here has been due to time more than anything. As many know, while cruising, I was also very absent there (SN) too. It is in fact because of that absense (and the fact we are heading out again soon for more long distance cruising), we brought on another moderator. However, my absense here has not been due to not liking this site. Quite the opposite - it is a wonderful site and full of great information. I simply had a hard time fitting it in!! THat being said, I have no problem posting
here and enjoy any camaraderie, anywhere.
As for my reasons for posting to this thread now, it was to wish all the very best and guarantee you there is no animosity between our sites. I also wanted to show my sincere public support for our moderator, both inside our forum and outside. I also wanted to wish Dave the best and say, frankly, that it is ok to leave sailnet or CF or SA. We are all a big family
, just in different houses.
Sailnet Moderator (best looking and smartest, incidentally... well, maybe not anymore!)