Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-10-2014, 16:52   #16
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

wheres all the direct action folk , when you need them


dave
__________________

__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline  
Old 29-10-2014, 17:05   #17
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
Fight Club!
Well maybe there already is a forum.

But you know the number one rule and all...
__________________

__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 14:28   #18
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 6,059
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Lets start an argument about this.

Yep the BS gets old. Then again I'm sure some think I'm full of it.
__________________
Cadence is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 14:46   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,157
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
Someone would then have to decide what constitutes an "argument" and what is just a difference of opinion. If everyone had the same opinion there would be little need to post.

I can say one needs to keep a constant lookout and someone else can say one doesn't. I can post my justification for my point of view and the other person can post his or her justification for his or her point of view.

The problem is, some folks need to try to belittle or insult anyone whose view is different from theirs. And of course, that's when it turns into a nasty argument. There are right ways to express yourself and there are wrong ways.
Here's an example where there IS a right and a wrong. If I claimed there was no need for a constant lookout and you posted a link to some regulation stating that vessels making way need to keep a constant lookout, then I would admit that you were right and apologize for arguing without knowing what I was talking about.

It boils down to references. 95% of the time, my posts or opinions are based on some facts, documented somewhere on the net. The other 5% are based on moral principals that I adhere to, with the full acknowledgement that others may not feel the same way.

What gets annoying is when someone decides to just make up crap and tries to pass it off as fact. Then claims others are acting emotionally, blah blah blah. I'd like to see more people cite sources for their statements - perhaps doing the research before posting might save them the embarrassment of being wrong.

In some instances, like the Bible or the CA DMV, it's easy to find contradictory statements, in which case there is no clear cut right or wrong, just whichever statement most closely fits the situation, or the one you wish to quote at the moment.
__________________
socaldmax is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 16:08   #20
cruiser

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
facts, documented somewhere on the net
You can't put anything on the Internet that's not true, right?
__________________
rwidman is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 16:21   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,157
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
You can't put anything on the Internet that's not true, right?
Not if you're a recognized research org, .edu, .gov, etc.

I'm not talking about quoting some random website, but an actual credible source.
__________________
socaldmax is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 16:43   #22
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 6,059
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by socaldmax View Post
Not if you're a recognized research org, .edu, .gov, etc.

I'm not talking about quoting some random website, but an actual credible source.
Quote the gov. as true? I thought you said credible?
__________________
Cadence is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 16:48   #23
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,363
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

I think it's simple... it boils down to staying on subject or a fringe subject.. but not arguing between two posters, especially denouncing their opinion etc. One poster calling another poster out as "Flat out wrong", "Stupid Suggestion" or things like "all your posts boil down to a bad attitude" etc.
I'm not talking about a difference of opinion, I'm talking about personal attack type of stuff... albeit sometimes guised ....
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 17:23   #24
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,312
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

what a stupid post
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 18:12   #25
Registered User
 
SimonV's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 1,316
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
what a stupid post
NO ITS NOT.

Sent from my GT-N7105T using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Simon

https://svgoodonya.blogspot.com.au/
SimonV is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 18:13   #26
Registered User
 
SimonV's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 1,316
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
what a stupid post
Ok, maybe it might be.

Sent from my GT-N7105T using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Simon

https://svgoodonya.blogspot.com.au/
SimonV is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 18:21   #27
Registered User
 
SimonV's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 1,316
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

We don't need no stupid parking area.

Sent from my GT-N7105T using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Simon

https://svgoodonya.blogspot.com.au/
SimonV is offline  
Old 30-10-2014, 18:22   #28
Registered User
 
SimonV's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia.
Posts: 1,316
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

It will just be another place I won't be able to find.

Sent from my GT-N7105T using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Simon

https://svgoodonya.blogspot.com.au/
SimonV is offline  
Old 31-10-2014, 00:02   #29
Registered User
 
El Pinguino's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Punta Arenas ahorra
Boat: 39' Westerly Sealord
Posts: 3,954
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
NO ITS NOT.
Yes it is and you're a drongo.....and don't shout at me or I'll take my ball and my bat and go home to mum....
El Pinguino is online now  
Old 31-10-2014, 01:51   #30
Registered User
 
markpierce's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central California
Boat: M/V Carquinez Coot
Posts: 3,415
Re: Forum Rules of the Road

It's simpler to just ignore/avoid threads or particular posters that annoy. The tools are available to you.
__________________

__________________
Kar-KEEN-ez Koot
markpierce is online now  
Closed Thread

Tags
rule, rum

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
Maneuvering Sound Signals - The Rules of the Road Mariners Commercial Posts 2 28-09-2011 10:11
Courtesy vs the Rules of the Road James Baines General Sailing Forum 42 25-04-2011 19:33
The Rules of the Road (or Lack Thereof) Janae General Sailing Forum 15 10-11-2010 09:23
Rules of The Road Too Confusing? unbusted67 Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 102 07-02-2009 18:32



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:39.


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.