Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-05-2008, 14:06   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
Alan Wheeler's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand
Boat: Hartley Tahitian 45ft. Leisure Lady
Posts: 8,038
Images: 102
Thank-you

I would like to thank-you all for your help in the past few days. I think we are finally getting a more civilised tone here in the Multi-forum. GMac stated something in another thread that i think is very true. Some people have made comments that have then been read incorrectly as a slanted comment. Please understand several points.
The Cruisers Forum is world wide. That means you will always read sentence structure that is often used very differently all over the world. Words, phrases and structure can be very different and often can be taken the wrong way. "Tone" can be mistaken so easily as there is no other way to voice tone than to use smiley faces. I would ask that many of you start using those as tools. They can be of great benefit to helping other readers understand the way you are trying to express yourself.
And a big one, no matter how little experience a poster has, a very experienced poster can still learn something.
And adding to the "Big ones", this is the biggest I believe, of issues on ALL BB's. Once we make a post, we have to let it go. Unless it is factual information that can be continued in discussion, but that is not what I mean. I mean that sometimes we can post and then read multiple posts all saying something different. We have to let the post go and trust someone will read and take the information on board. But we can not continue to hold on and try "yelling" over the crowd because we are afraid that our information is not being heard. Hard yes and I speak from my own personal experience. But it is what we have to do, or it all goes to custard.
Once again thanks for the far more "fun" information being posted of late. For me, it has actually changed my feeling on reading this Multi forum. I am actually enjoying reading here, which in the past I did not.
__________________

__________________
Wheels

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Alan Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 04:33   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,580
Images: 240
Does anyone remember the Kingston Trio?
Here’s what they had to say (sing), about “conflict”, back in 1959:

They're Rioting in Africa (The Merry Minuet) ~ by Sheldon Harnick

Intro:
There are days in my life when everything is dreary
I grow pessimistic, sad and world weary.
But when I'm tearful and fearfully upset
I always sing this merry little minuet:

They're rioting in Africa (whistling)
They're starving in Spain (whistling)
There's hurricanes in Flo-ri-da (whistling)
And Texas needs rain the whole world is festering with unhappy souls
The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles
Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch
AND I DON'T LIKE ANYBODY VERY MUCH!!
But we can be tranquil and thankful and proud
For man's been endowed with a mushroom-shaped cloud
And we know for certain that some lovely day Someone will set the spark off
AND WE WILL ALL BE BLOWN AWAY!!
They're rioting in Africa (whistling)
There's strife in Iran
What nature doesn't so to us
Will be done by our fellow man.
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 05:48   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,313
Thanks to all the moderators, hard work for sure.

Cheers



Joli
__________________
Joli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 06:35   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 976
Images: 6
: ) need to do ten caracters. to make this post excepted.....: ) that would be at least one maybe : )..........that may be another.......perhaps a ; ) and I will stop....It is beholden on all of us to never think that what is written is offensive. Fanny means vagina in the southern latitudes. ...and many of my asian friends have a constant chuckle about the cross pollination of the sounds between our lanquages.

"yeah right" in ozzie means I dont belive you.... I have been as guilty as many.


To anybody who I have caused offense : ) sorry.\

to wheels and Gmac... I meant it......To foxy....mate you are just missing in action.....






























































__________________
cooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 08:15   #5
Registered User
 
Jeannius's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Worcester U.K.
Boat: Privilege 435 Now Sold
Posts: 840
Quote:
Fanny means vagina in the southern latitudes.
And in the UK
__________________
Mike

http://sailingjeannius.blogspot.com
Jeannius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 11:26   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Whew. Gives a new meaning to "Fanny pack"
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 11:28   #7
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Did I miss something?
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 11:36   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Mahalo nui loa Wheels!
Good post and a well said.
JohnL
__________________
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 12:08   #9
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
Whew. Gives a new meaning to "Fanny pack"
I guess American marketing firms might have a challenge or two over there.
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 13:13   #10
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
Whew. Gives a new meaning to "Fanny pack"

Ummm what about Nicolle? She wants Fanny Fenders

http://mauriprosailing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SAI109&Categ ory_Code=SAIKNEE

I dunno whether to laugh or cry!!!!!!!
__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 13:22   #11
Registered User
 
Keegan's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: World Resident
Boat: Dolphin 460 Catamaran WONDERLAND
Posts: 399
Group Hug

__________________
Cheers,
Keegan
Keegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 13:43   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Boat: Allied Princess, 36-Scallywag
Posts: 693
Images: 8
I am sorry. I can think faster than I can type. I think. No maybe I can type faster than I can think. Got the thought? I know I have to let my wife read this post. She will get a new meaning about the Uk men talking about her fanny and I thought they kept yelling watch your head. I about died when one of my students from England asked for a rubber.
John
__________________
scallywag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 15:08   #13
cruiser

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: No longer post here
Boat: Catalac Catamaran
Posts: 2,462
ummm.... a rubber? (OK, I had to ask)
__________________
Tropic Cat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 15:20   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Boat: Allied Princess, 36-Scallywag
Posts: 693
Images: 8
An eraser----he made a mistake on his paper. The young man, 4th grader, just moved to the U.S.A. from England. A real neat student.
John
__________________
scallywag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2008, 15:24   #15
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Disagreement Pyramid

A bit more germane to Wheel's original post...

You've probably heard of the "Food Pyramid". Well, here's the "Disagreement Pyramid". All is well if debate is kept in the upper regions.

.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	disagreement-hierarchy.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	92.4 KB
ID:	3573  
__________________

__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:25.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.