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Old 08-01-2009, 04:53   #1
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A Brief History of CF

“Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?...” (words and music by Pete Seeger /w Joe Hickerson)

This is intended to be a very brief, necessarily cursory, and incomplete history of the CruisersForum.

Gisle introduces three Chief Moderators (Pisces, SouthSea, & Popeye) on February 6, 2003.

Cruisers Forum goes public February 24, 2003

irwinsailor joins CF February 25, 2003
Chuck Baier & GordMay both join CF March 16, 2003
Pblais joins CF March 21, 2003
delmarrey joins CF March 27, 2003

CF reaches 175 members May 5, 2003
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Alan Wheeler (Wheels) joins CF December 13, 2003

Amphibian became the second Administrator (behind Gisle, our founder) on June 21, 2004, and I became the “third and last administrator” of the Cruisers Forum June 22, 2004
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Thanks a lot Amphibian

ssullivan (Sully) joins CF November 24, 2004

Our new owner, Andy R introduces himself on December 25, 2005.
Greetings - My introduction....

On April 10, 2006, Andy announced 8 new members of the Mod Team:
Euro Cruiser, irwinsailor, Jeff H, knottybuoyz, Pblais, Rick, ssullivan, S/V Elusive

We hit 3,000 members August 14, 2006
3,000 Members and growing!!!

ssullivan (Sully) retires from moderation February 15, 2007

Alan Wheeler (Wheels) retires from moderation July, 2008

ssullivan (Sully) quits CF September 20/08 - excerpted from his last post:
“Last post ever. I'm gone because I don't like GordMay's evil ways.”
(Sully last visited the Forum January 4, 2009)

Chuck Baier quits CF January 3, 2009
(Chuck last visited the Forum January 7, 2009)

CF reaches 18,493 members January 8, 2009.

“... And where have all the graveyards gone, long time passing?
Where have all the graveyards gone, long time ago?
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Gone to flowers, every one!
When will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn?”


“It is not a mistake to have strong views. The mistake is to have nothing else.” ~ Anthony Weston
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This forum has become very important to me over the years. This is where the grown ups are. We get honest answers to honest questions here. We have some of finest members that can be found anywhere here.
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Wow. I missed that post by Sully. So what did you do to P_ss him off? ;>

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Nice summary.

Why include last visit dates for ssullivan and Chuck Baier?
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Nice summary.

Why include last visit dates for ssullivan and Chuck Baier?
Yeah, I thought that was a bit unneccessary.......especially on Chuck - who could not resist reading their own "Obituary"?
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big spoon

He listed the return visits just to stir the pot.

Maybe this is why some of these folks decided to quit posting because they did not like to be on the wrong end of the spoon so much.
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Yeah, I thought that was a bit unneccessary.......especially on Chuck - who could not resist
reading their own "Obituary"?
David, man was that good .
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Thanks Gunner for introducing me to this forum.

I didn't realize I predated Andy.
(why do I have the suspicion I was the first vendor?)
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Thanks Gord. It was interesting to read some of the history of the forum. Keep up the good work. DLTBGYD.

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ssullivan (Sully) joins CF November 24, 2004
ssullivan (Sully) retires from moderation February 15, 2007
Alan Wheeler (Wheels) retires from moderation July, 2008
ssullivan (Sully) quits CF September 20/08
Chuck Baier quits CF January 3, 2009
What is the difference between quite and retire? I ask because in the other ongoing thread it sounded like Sully and Wheels "quit" too.
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A brief cruising history on some of these mods might be helpful to some of us.

Sometimes I get the impression that some of the mods may be getting politics confused with information about challenging cruising areas in this world that might be helpful to cruisers entering unfamiliar waters. That may tend to show a lack of experience in world wide cruising and could explain a lot to some (myself included).

I'm not saying that a mod needs be a world wide cruiser to be a mod, I'm just saying that it may help some of us understand some of the positions taken by some of the mods. It doesn't make them right or wrong, it just helps us understand where they are coming from.

BTW....I too appreciate the work that these guys do for free....
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It's still a pity you cannot express your opinions and have freedom of speech and question peoples integrity when there are blatant lies.
The mods are over sensitive and censorship in a lot of cases is not good as it's members who are being mislead by a few unscrupulous members.
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I think the dates with Sully, Chuck, and Wheels are truly uncalled for. I keep reading we have to play nice. Who is we? The members only, or does that go for the mods too? There is a tendency for the last word to be typed by the mods. Sometimes an off the cuff remark. I think posting these dates is a small insult. The dates had nothing to do with this thread. Why not post every member who has left, or been banned?

I don't know the details of Chuck, and Wheels leaving us. I did read the remark that caused Sully to leave. In so many eloquent words he was called lazy by Gord. Sully has his own style to get through life just as we all do. The remark to him was uncalled for. Then it escalated into stupidity.

If I was walking down the street, and ran into a long lost friend pushing a baby carriage. In the carriage was a child with a cleft lip. I would never mention the scar, but would compliment the grip of the child's hand, or it's beautiful eyes, and lovely smile. Sometimes nothing at all needs to be said

Yes, on the whole the mods do great work, but play by the same rules. Then no one will feel as if they were insulted with a last word before closing a thread. It's your ballpark, equipment, and you make the rules, but at least make the rules fair for both teams......i2f
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