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Old 22-03-2010, 10:06   #61
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It's too late, Don! We know where you live, and what you sail. We will haunt your dreams! Your experience and moderation will leak out on the floor if you don't come back here and let it out! We will say outrageuos things that can be best answered only by you, and the force of natural balance will suck you right back in!

So take a vacation, go sailing (for a novel suggestion) and fill your soul with fresh salt air, bright sunshine and that subtle reassurance that God is and things will end up just fine, then come back. You know that will work!
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Old 22-03-2010, 10:08   #62
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If people even understood what these rules met we all could mis-understand each other properly!

But talk about thread drift!



You have to forgive Gordy..He was an English teacher wanna-be in his former life..
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Old 22-03-2010, 20:29   #63
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You have to forgive Gordy..He was an English teacher wanna-be in his former life..
Really??? I thought that he was an encyclopedia!

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Old 22-03-2010, 20:41   #64
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Another thought:

Prior to frequenting the cruisersforum, I spent some time using another forum. The moderators on that forum policed it much more than here. Some of the things that happen here that Don mentions were trounced on by the moderators immediately.

What I found however, was that this came at the cost of free participation and that the forum only reflected posts which the moderators agreed with. Anything else was censored.

I much prefer this. I'm happy to put up with (and even sucked into) some of the antics, posturing and perhaps some less than accurate advice if it means everyone can participate and I have the widest spectrum of responses possible.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all the forum moderators for their time and effort.

- Dave Z.
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Old 22-03-2010, 21:16   #65
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Do you mean

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Really??? I thought that he was an encyclopedia!

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Old 22-03-2010, 22:38   #66
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Thread drift is often caused because many use the "new posts" overview or click the little "new posts" buttons to jump to the first unread post in the thread. When you read and/or participate in enough threads concurrently, it's easy to forget what the original post was about.

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Old 22-03-2010, 22:52   #67
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I suspect OP is just trolling..... but,

OP has 800 posts. Enough said.
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Old 22-03-2010, 23:24   #68
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He He He.....somethings dont change...but the cruising life is good......
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Old 23-03-2010, 00:13   #69
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I'm fairly new here, could someone please explain what Thread Drift is, I have checked all my sailing books but cannot for the life of me find a reference to it.....
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Old 23-03-2010, 00:28   #70
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Hi Islandhopper,

Like in this thread, it started about someone considering leaving the forum but now it is also about English teachers and an encyclopedia... i.e. we drifted from the original subject.

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Old 23-03-2010, 00:35   #71
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Hey, Drifting can be good! Nature is rarely linear. Synchronicity always was much more than just a song by The Police.

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Old 23-03-2010, 05:36   #72
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Don, Is the glass half empty..or half full...

I'm not a newbie to sailing or boating, I have been doing it for 38 years; Yet, I have found a wealth of great information here. The amount of collective knowledge and experience, and members willingness to share has been invaluable to me.
And it's free!

I worked for a guy with ADD for 23 years...who couldn't stay on topic for more than 2 minutes....so thread drift doesn't phase me a bit...

The personalities add color to the forum, and make it fun most of the time.
Like anything else in life, you have to take the good with the bad. The good..far outweighs the bad here. Don't get discouraged Stick around!
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Old 23-03-2010, 07:23   #73
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page 5

Now that we have reached page five, are we off the chart?

Here there be tigers.
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Cruisers tend to be free thinking , independent minded people. .We are not "Goup Think Robots".If we were, we wouldn't be interested in anything but a consumer religion faithful, unquestioning lifestyle. So any debate involving cruisers is inevitably going to be arguementive. Vive le difference.
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