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Old 07-09-2016, 07:01   #61
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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

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nice try Mark

OK, OK, so i have only done 3.3 nms per post. But most of those miles have been very fact filled as I glide past nudist beaches.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:02   #62
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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

The number of posts means little except that the poster has a lot of free time on his/her hands. What is important is the relevance and quality of the posts.

The problem is, this is the Internet (thank you, Al Gore) and we can be anything we want to be on the Internet. We can be doctors or lawyers. We can be master electricians, plumbers or carpenters. We can be experienced mariners with several ocean crossings while never having even been on a boat.

If we are really bored, we can sign up to the forum using two different names and argue with ourselves.

Who checks all this? How do they check? The answer is nobody checks and it's impossible to check.

It's best to take what you read on Internet forums with at least one grain of salt and perhaps the whole shaker. It's good entertainment and some folks actually know what they are talking about. The problem is, how do you know?
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:09   #63
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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

I like the way SailNet uses "Likes" for each post. Its quite interesting to see a post that has been "Liked" by half a dozen intelligent forum members.
And the idiot posts get no likes, or only "Likes" from idiots. It shows the quality posts post by post.

On Cf the only way I can show other forum members i agree with someones advice is to write a +1 post. With a "Like" button a lot of those posts are unnecessary.


I commend the Mods here to let it happen on CF.



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Old 07-09-2016, 07:18   #64
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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

ha ha ha ha h a since 2006 my CAT has sailed 10,000 miles and lived 11 years on water. in a boat.
i cannot count my miles. been sailing since age 7, aka 1955, with no modern equipment-- compasses donot record miles for some reason..ha ha ha ha
and i even took time off for bad behavior--working. someone had to being home the money for food and rent--although i did reside aboard while i was working, so......
what about miles under repair.. ha ha h a
or....
we COULD do miles on water in an engineless sailboat.... that would even the score some, ye think??!!!!
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The number of posts means little except that the poster has a lot of free time on his/her hands. What is important is the relevance and quality of the posts.
Just change the word 'posts' to 'sea miles' and it is equally true.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:30   #66
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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

An interesting point.

Above 3.0 here.

Not sure how this may count. I have heard some great ideas from sailing ignorant as well as complete (--) from people who sailed 'over 100k miles' (according to their own record).

To me, 'over X miles under my belt' is always a warning. 'I am new to sailing and I would like to ...' often forecasts an interesting thread with many valuable ideas exchanged.

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Old 07-09-2016, 07:34   #67
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I have no idea... Went to sea at 15 years old and worked commercially for about 20 years took a sojourn into business for another 20 then delivered boats up and down the west coast from Alaska to Panama and back. Now pushing 80 but my best years were on the water! Phil
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I could entertain the idea of 'likes', but only if it were paired with 'dislikes'. ;-)

Still, we must decide if we are here for reading an writing, or for likes. Facebook is for likes. Check out my nude pictures there if you do not trust me. (And 'like' me, while watching!)

Now, seriously, I think there should be no ranking system other than possibly disclosing how long a poster has been here. For people who are after fame and glory, saying that you are Peter Blake in your avatar is all it takes.

= 2 posts, I am getting there ... ;-)

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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

I find it ironic that sailors who strive to sail 'over the horizon' are discussing ways of labeling and/or putting fellow members into some kind of boxes.

It just seems so alien as to how I think about people who contribute to CF in their own special way.

This is the only Forum I post to....

I don't have time to get vested in any other and all the regulars I have come to know have become my virtual friends.

That means I give them the benefit of the doubt and feel really bad, if I have inadvertently offended thru this awkward medium of writing.

Perhaps we should just put away our tape measures and accept the unique contributions with grace.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:22   #70
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Well, there IS an old fashioned measurement that my friends and I used to obsess about when we were around 12 or 13. I don't know about you but mine is HUGE and so you should pay attention to my every word. They are all pearls of wisdom.
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and on a more useful note, isnt the "thanks" button much like a "like" button? At least there is a way to show you liked something even if nobody uses it much around here.
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Is the '5' metric or imperial.? .
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and on a more useful note, isnt the "thanks" button much like a "like" button? At least there is a way to show you liked something even if nobody uses it much around here.
No one sees it associated with a particular post.
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How about your posts/thanks ratio?

;-))))))))))))))

I am with those who say ranks and labels are good at a country club.

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Someone in the past had a pop about my having 'Groupies'.. likely the same bitter person who's brought it up here.. though I could be wrong..
Funny enough (though this guy may find it hard to believe) sharing other folks views/opinions through personal experience does Not make them a Groupie..


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A young woman, often under age, who seeks to achieve status by having sex with rock musicians, roadies, security, and other band-related guys. See Suzy Creamcheese.

She was a groupie for Nirvana, but she never got past blowing the roadies.


Now I can think of a lot of guys here who'd be seriously offended by being regarded as above.. and the few women members on the Forum as well.. its an inference that they are a/ Stupid and b/ lacking in experience/independent thoughts..
Some folks like the Cate's knock my experience into a cocked hat.. also..
I'm not that desirable..
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