Originally Posted by conachair
Evernote - any really useful threads you want to keep, the evernote webclipper works treat for forums, and the search function means you can find them again. Edit out the stuff you don't want to keep.
+1 on the Evernote. I've been compiling for a while now and view CF as a valuable resource.
I have a friend who calls this place the "Tower of Babble", and I totally get that. Separating the wheat from the chaff takes time. I try to contribute when I think I may have something to share, but there are a lot of individuals who consider this their "legacy" to sailing, and will jump on any and all subjects alike to dictate what's right, or not. It gets old. So I just keep reading ..... A lot...... I've been here since 2007 or 2008 under two or three other names (vashon58). Regulars have always been dropping off the radar
, I believe this to be why. I'm also on SN and SA and have been for a while.
And I'm sorry for saying so, but yes, there is some bias going on as well. You can get away with being rude and surly if you're someone who is on here 24/7 (when are they sleeping?), (when are they sailing?). I notice some of them are noticeably absent from commenting on this thread. I find that interesting. Seems like if the mods find you entertaining, you can take more liberty at rudeness disguised as knowledgeable opinion. Combine it with poor syntax, spelling, and flat out misuse of words, and boy howdy, we got a forum.
I almost always picture jowls flapping, and a hardy harrumph at the end of a lot of comments on here.
One more bitch and I'll quit, what's up with the anti American bias that's been increasing of late? I finally shut up about it after at first calling people out on it, and getting ganged up on for it. Is that "being nice"? There's a lot of double standards on here. Sometimes there's been less, and sometimes there's been more. I always just consider it entertainment and move on.
So, in conclusion, my answer would be a resounding YES.........but it's been doing so for a long time in evolutionary ways.