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Old 27-11-2005, 06:40   #1
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Just gotta say THANK YOU!!

I feel compelled to say "Thank you!!" to all who post and respond on this board.

As you can see from my registration date I was one of the early registrants when the board started. Back then there wasn't much action; so I usually went to another oft used board whose name will go unmentioned. After a time I got disillusioned with that board; it so often seemed/seems like a bunch of adolescents trying to outdo one another's absurdities.

I am so glad and grateful to have "rediscovered" this board.
I love to sign on and click on the option that lets me see new posts in all topics since I was last here.

The breadth and depth of knowledge of participants is amazing. It's like having access to a living nautical encyclopedia.

Awesome!! MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL!!!
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Old 27-11-2005, 07:51   #2
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I'll second this "Thank You". Most of the "other" boards have become more of a social board with few real sailing discussions. This board has maintained a high degree of excellent information and advice without the sarcastic comments of the other boards. When I want "real" comments and information, I use this board.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 27-11-2005, 10:34   #3
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It is a sad fact of life that forums tend to work in cyclic mode. They start full of confidence with lots of new people and everybody asking questions. Eventually they deteriorate into social chat because the questions have been answed and there are no new questions. The forum goes downhill and people move to a new forum to re-start the cycle.

The solution is to balance out the social chit-chat, with getting new blood into the forum, who initiate the new cycle with their questions. This can be stopped by newbies getting rough treatment, but bye and large that doesnt happen here.

On another forum I use, they solved the problem by creating a new social chit-chat forum to stop the technical stuff being overwhelmed on the original forum.
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Old 27-11-2005, 12:14   #4
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I not only thank ya'll but the mediators, as well!

We've had a few intrusions here, but nothing too serious. And our mediators have been "Johnny on the spot" to deal with them directly.

Discipline is a good thing!

Over & standing by............................_/)
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Old 27-11-2005, 12:25   #5
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I don't know everything yet! This is my first choice for information.
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Old 27-11-2005, 12:42   #6
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Del gave me a scare /w "Over & standing by...".
For a moment, I thought he might indulge in one of my pet peeves - "over & out".
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Old 27-11-2005, 12:48   #7
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Nah! I wouldn't do that to ya!

Just trying to throw in a little radio converse, see'ns how this is a marine based forum....................._/)
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Old 28-11-2005, 10:05   #8
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Although I suspect “popular opinion” (when people start agreeing with me, I immediately reexamine my position):

The No. 1 Job With No Respect

It's not about money or celebrity. And it's not even about getting your hands dirty. The job with the least prestige is: stockbroker.

That's the word from a just-updated nationwide Harris Poll of 1,217 randomly selected adults that measures Americans' perception of the most and least prestigious professions. It's easy to see that money and celebrity do not necessarily equal prestige. If they did, actors, journalists and real estate brokers wouldn't be on the bottom of the list and firefighters, scientists, doctors and nurses wouldn't be near the top. Rather, prestige is strongly associated with respect and helping others. Professions with high prestige are those which are widely seen to do great work which benefits society and the people they serve.*

The professions with the greatest prestige and the percentage of people who think so:
1 Firemen (56 percent)
2 Scientists (56 percent)
3 Doctors (54 percent)
4 Nurses (50 percent)
5 Military officers (49 percent)
6 Teachers (47 percent)
7 Police officers (40 percent)
8 Priests/ministers/clergymen (36 percent)
9 Engineers (34 percent)
10 Architects (27 percent)
11 Members of Congress (26 percent)
12 Athletes (23 percent)

Although I might quarrel with some of the choices and rankings above, the principle* driving most of the choices is sound and worthy. By these measures, the CruisersForum and it’s contributing membership, must be judged respectable, admirable, and worthy.

I also tender my thanks to all who have the confidence to ask, and all who have the expertise to reply.
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Old 28-11-2005, 17:12   #9
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i always thought journalists and lawyers were down there too.
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Old 28-11-2005, 19:06   #10
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I can't believe insurance adjuster ranked above stock broker
I demand a recount!
Just goes to show they will let anyone on this forum
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