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Old 22-08-2010, 11:25   #46
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I ignore boorish people- but sometimes they do keep me from posting. I think are greatest resource is each other and learning from each other. I will keep posting even though I get "You dummy you should have done A and B first" in the thread. I appreciate people that give positive thoughts for improvement. I think its an art form and the epitome of tact.
Hey "you dummy"...you should have said...................ah! never mind..
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Old 22-08-2010, 11:35   #47
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I ignore boorish people- but sometimes they do keep me from posting. I think are greatest resource is each other and learning from each other. I will keep posting even though I get "You dummy you should have done A and B first" in the thread. I appreciate people that give positive thoughts for improvement. I think its an art form and the epitome of tact.
Absolutely. On the internet, it is quite an art to provide constructive criticism without appearing as a self-appointed expert. It is that appearance which can often cause offense and heated argument.

If you start off with something like "Let me tell you how its done, son." that is just asking for trouble.
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Old 22-08-2010, 11:49   #48
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You know 'you done good' when someone pushes that little thanks button.

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Old 22-08-2010, 11:59   #49
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I didn't read the posts in question. I've been sailing places where the internet is not as available this summer and have trimmed my reading of posts. In the short while since I joined though I've noticed some rudeness but I have a built in ignore button It is unfortunate if people get the wrong impression but then life is like that isn't it? Rudeness isn't limited to the internet. I've said it before but it's worth saying again; I'm grateful for the job the moderators do since this manages to be a reasonable place to get good information and have a little fun. Thanks.
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Bash's post #45 (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post506962) was a great tribute to the Mods who do their best to keep CF civil. I even sent him a "Thanks" for his post. As the old adage goes, you catch more bees with honey than vinegar.

Glad to see this thread. It is growing at a near record pace - 4 pages in less than 12 hours!
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Old 22-08-2010, 12:42   #52
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There is of course rudness on CF. But I think most of it has to do with being negative and discouraging toward a few general typical topics/questions. Seems most threads about a boat model, cruising plans, budgets always seem to spiral out of control into people more interested in "winning" their point. Maybe it's because those that have been on CF a while have seen too many of these and are 'tired" of them. Probably a fair amount of this could be avoided by nicely recommending to the new poster they should do a site search.
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I registered here over a year ago, posted a few times then left for a bit I can tell you the reasons why. I'm not criticizing CF at all, just trying to give you an idea of what its like as a newbie.

While no one was ever rude to me, it did feel a bit as if the only people who were "qualified" to post were those who had circumnavigated in their dinghy with only a watch and sextant to navigate with. So I spent time reading here, posting elsewhere.

Again, not criticizing but at times CF can feel like a very private Old Salts club where new members need not apply. I seriously thought I shouldn't post anything here until we'd been out for at least 6 months. Given the blindingly fast rate of our refit (HA!), I opted to poke my head in once again rather than wait another couple of years.

I appreciate the opinions and suggestions of those who've "been there, done that" and I also appreciate the suggestions of newbies because often they have a new way of looking at things which is not necessarily a bad thing. Trial and error lets you work out the best course of action to take and if nobody ever tries anything new, nothing ever evolves.
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Bash's post #45 (http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post506962) was a great tribute to the Mods who do their best to keep CF civil. I even sent him a "Thanks" for his post. As the old adage goes, you catch more bees with honey than vinegar.
Glad to see this thread. It is growing at a near record pace - 4 pages in less than 12 hours!
Here, here. In other words, indeed.
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I have noticed a trend of rudeness at cf, it started with the thread with the young couple wanting to sail RTW and it still persist. I stopped reading for a while cause it just seemed a bit of a downer. I always thought of CF as a place to get help and input and yes encouragement. Cruising for many is a lifelong dream, and the amount of static the outter world gives us dreamers is plenty, we don't need any of that crap here. This rudness is not to the level of say sailnet, but it doesn't seem to be going away either.
What do you think? is this just a phase?
I think it fallowed me here OG. From the Cruel World I wish to escape.

But I wont Escape knowing it will fallow me. I will Hobble it First so it Cannot Go. Then escape and leave peaces of my broken heart as a trail for the pure of heart to collect on their way....and once we get there. We can Mend. The Broken Hearts
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IW, your input has been very thought provoking. Remember, the sea is a great hearler, get your buns out there .
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For me, I have enjoyed being able to put some threads that rile me on "Ignore"
However that function does not operate at the moment. See: Ignore (Sub) Forums (& Threads) .......

I also commend folks to use the Ignore User button - however I just found thats disappeared too!!!!!!!!!! ....
People get so wrapped up in this forum that they forget, this is a business, not a hobby for Andy.

Controversy brings in the people. More traffic = more money. I'm afraid it's that simple and probably the reason those buttons have disappeared from cf.
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Rick, that's a pretty cynical statement. Do you really believe that Andy promotes controversy to attract member? He's the one that wrote the Community Rules, which includes this statement...
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Like Randy I get tired of the Go simple, get rid of everything mantra...but Iv been around enough to where I know the mentality types now on both sides of the argument and realize that for them its the right decision...for me it is not...


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