I've enjoyed this forum so much that I may have overused
it. I know some of my early posts were not received positively. I learned after a bit. I learned not to cast dispersions upon the choice of boats by others. It is somewhat like insulting someone's mother. I learned too that I should not expound on my political beliefs especially as to how it may have effected other nations in time of great distress
. The moderators helped with that.
How did I get to 5000 in such a short amount of time? First, because I was welcomed to the forum enthusiastically I decided to welcome each new member
and tried not to skip anyone. I went to Discussion Board
then down to Meets and Greets
and attempted to say a couple of words to each new member
unless it was obvious the new member
was in the wrong place. Second, I reviewed posts that did not appear just on the first page when I linked up by going to the thin blue line and clicking on New Posts
When I first joined the forum I felt compelled to respond to all posts that I had even the most vague comprehension of the topic to which the poster referred. That sometimes was not appreciated and I now understand why. I've learned over the couple years here that I should only respond to subjects of posts that I really know a bit about.
I'm going to probably be slowing down a bit in my posts in that it is time for me to honestly try to finish the refit
on my boat and get it in the water
and sailing again. So I thank everyone for bearing with me.
Thanks to all the folks who have given me great information.
Thanks to the moderators who are doing a great job and keep this forum on topic at the risk of being called heavy handed. They really do a great job!