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Old 08-09-2016, 23:17   #106
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Rongvald is at least reliable in that he can always be counted on to provide a Wall Of Text with every post bordering on hypergraphia. I'll give him that much.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wall_of_text
Hypergraphia. Is that the same as being inoculated with a gramophone needle?

Burning question. Is there a cure?

As the famous philosopher, Madonna said..... I was born this way......

So let's round up the overly verbose. The hypergraphics. And all those who just like to chat and run them out of town. After all. Chatting on a chat board is the last thing we want to see.

I have it. Let's rank the posters. Those who have never sailed, they can ask one question every 3rd day of the master sailors. Those who have sailed in the past but are not cruisers and who live and work on land, they can ask a question every 3rd day and once a week express an opinion. But while expressing an opinion they must show due respect and deference to those that out rank them on the board. A certain amount of groveling is expected.

Those who sail late afternoons or weekends but live on land, they can post a question every second day while being able to express an opinion twice a week. But also like the lower ranks they too must show groveling deference to those above.

Those cruising sailors who motor most of the time down the east coast and spend every season motoring around the Caribbean, they can post three questions a week. Questions like where do I find the jib? Is it in the luff compartment? along with similar questions while being allowed to make three comments a week.

Those who have spent more than a year owning and captaining a power vessel without sails commonly called a motor boat. They will have no rights to post for at least a year. But they can read everyone else's posts so they can contribute later. Hopefully after a year of reading posts they will be able to answer where the luff is stored.

Now we come to the difficult ones. The marina hopers who think they are cruisers. The ones who have new big sailboats who spend most of their time tied up at a marina drinking gin and tonics on their impressive looking SV or sitting in the yacht club. It is very debatable if they should be allowed to post at all.

Then you have the long distance ocean goers who spend most of their time drinking and picking up backpackers in different ports to take them on a journey for money. Since they are most all ways drunk and unable to type I'm not sure if we even need to have a category for them.

Then you have the floating gypsies, the well to do who hire captains and crew, the livaboards on vessels that never leave a marina.

So many categories and sub categories my head is spinning not knowing who should be allowed to post and who shouldn't.

I do know one thing. Jim and Anne should post as much as they can. Others who are the quite achievers who have been sailing for years. The true sea salts who have experienced more then what what has written in the books in sailing.

OK the techies should also post as much as they want because technology is changing and systems are complex. A lot to keep with. Then the ones who know how to strip down an engine while also knowing how to repair a split diaphragm on a pump. Always great contributors.

As for me I have no right to post. Having learned to sail on hobby cats as a young one. Then handling the ropes on large ocean racers in the Pacific Ocean. But I sunk to the depths of owning a motor yacht and haven't hoisted a mainsail in years.

So I should be ashamed of myself. Thinking that it is OK for me to be so verbose and chatty on a chat forum. How silly of me.

I should just go and sit in a corner like so many others who have been bullied and be quite. After all, what on earth could a women like me ask about sailing and cruising. Just stupid questions is all.

I would suggest if as indicated by the title of this thread that it is OK to go down an elitist path then think about all the categories and sub categories of people who visit this forum. I am sure you can come up with your own wonderful rules and method of classification of others so your own ego can feel superior.

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Old 08-09-2016, 23:30   #107
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Re: Sea Mile to Number of Posts Ratio

It wasn't Madonna that said that. Lady Gaga if memory serves.
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Yup...you hit the nail on the head. I wouldn't expect folks to start being honest now. One recent member has accomplished so many feats that she would have to be 210 years old. I'm assuming people like that come here for attention.
Since you have made that accusation before to me in other threads it would be no secret to many that you are once again referring to me. First I don't tell lies. Second I made a mistake in answering a negative statement about myself by defending myself and listing some of my accomplishments. All if which are true. But I shouldn't have listed them in an emotional response to being verbally attacked.

Can you answer one question. What is your problem?
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It wasn't Madonna that said that. Lady Gaga if memory serves.
You are absolutely correct.
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Old 09-09-2016, 02:50   #110
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I never seem to build up many sea miles. Once I have a few thousand I usually redeem them for some new carry-on luggage or a Home Depot gift card.
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I was born this way......
Whatever point you are trying to make I wish you wouldn't quote me to try and make it. Likewise, unless you are a member of the LGBTQ community, I wish you wouldn't quote Lady Gaga either. As with your misattribution, your doing so trivializes their very real and legitimate struggle for equality.

I didn't start this thread and only replied to it because Mr. Rongvald saw fit to call me a liar here the same as he did on his Great Lakes thread.

The reason I mentioned the amount of miles I have sailed in that thread wasn't to brag, it was to demonstrate that I was qualified through personal experience sailing on the Great Lakes to say that attempting to compare the ferocity of the Great Lakes to the ocean by showing pictures of slop off the breakwater in the middle of winter was just plain silly. Other have stated publicly they agree.

My observation that Mr. Rongvald routinely posts walls-of-text is merely that, an observation. Does anyone here disagree?
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Quick , wheres a moderator.

This thread needs some closing down and locking action.

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I just received my million air mile award from United. Does that count for anything?
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Depends. Was it a seaplane?
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Whatever point you are trying to make I wish you wouldn't quote me to try and make it. Likewise, unless you are a member of the LGBTQ community, I wish you wouldn't quote Lady Gaga either. As with your misattribution, your doing so trivializes their very real and legitimate struggle for equality...


My observation that Mr. Rongvald routinely posts walls-of-text is merely that, an observation. Does anyone here disagree?

You can't possibly be serious. You must have left out a whole truckload of smilies on that one!

Any directives on what each sexual persuasion can post? Can Gs talk about Ls? Can Ts talk about Qs? Can Qs talk about Bs? Straight people just need to shut the **** up? Is that how that works?

And here I thought we were all supposed to freely discuss ideas and share info...

so many new rules to learn. I just recently heard about "micro aggressions." Hell, I was very tempted to use a mega aggression at the time. Imagine what launching nukes would be called. Ultra aggression?
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The silly thing about this thread is that on CF the credibility of someone with a lot of miles is only accepted if their opinion matches the group think, no matter if they are right or wrong. Its kind of the same as how a newbie can attain expert status in such a short time.
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That particular song is pretty widely recognized as an anthem for gay rights. If you are a homophobe and have been humming the tune, jokes on you.

If you think feeling marginalized on a sailing forum because of how many miles you have sailed equals being discriminated in housing opportunities, employment, or what bathroom you can use because of your sexuality or gender identity than I am not so sure you know what discrimination is.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_This_Way_(song)
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You can't possibly be serious. You must have left out a whole truckload of smilies on that one!

Any directives on what each sexual persuasion can post? Can Gs talk about Ls? Can Ts talk about Qs? Can Qs talk about Bs? Straight people just need to shut the **** up? Is that how that works?

And here I thought we were all supposed to freely discuss ideas and share info...

so many new rules to learn. I just recently heard about "micro aggressions." Hell, I was very tempted to use a mega aggression at the time. Imagine what launching nukes would be called. Ultra aggression?


By the way. Getting Madonna mixed up with Lady Gaga. What does that say about me? Perhaps I'm just confused.
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