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Old 13-10-2009, 22:54   #1
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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!
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Old 13-10-2009, 23:05   #2
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Old 13-10-2009, 23:33   #3
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....... 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.......!
Hmm... maybe I shouldn't post at all . And maybe I should follow SJ's lead and also finish my refit. I have just UN-booked the slip from early November to late December .
Thanks for all the posts SJ and let us when when you launch .
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Old 14-10-2009, 01:51   #4
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John - You have been a great member. I think something like 99% of all people joining CF get a welcome at the door from you. If the refit doesn't work maybe there is a career as a Wallmart greeter in your future? Just kidding.

My post count is a bit astonishing as well (to me anyway) - It points out that this is a great place with lot's of great people. I think your advice on how to get along is great. This is a friendly and welcoming place thanks to all our great members, like yourself.

I like your posts about your involvement with Dinghy's and kids. Here's to the next 5,000 posts although I think none of us have a chance in heck of catching GordMay...
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Congratulations, John; and thanks for being an active and helpful participant in this great community!
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Old 14-10-2009, 08:40   #6
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