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Old 22-08-2010, 19:03   #91
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It may be the trying times, but I find that the rudeness and discourtesy is not limited to CF. After a 9 year hiatus I am on the water again. My boat is on a mooring. To my horror I often find people trying to anchor in the midst of the mooring field. Equally egregious is the total disregard of the posted no-wake zone. Then there are those boaters who don't realize that they aren't on the freeway rushing to work. To whit, both sailors and power boaters, knowing that there is deep water in the mooring field, use it as a short cut so they can save 37 seconds by cutting off the dogleg in the channel!
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Old 22-08-2010, 19:08   #92
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By the way Bash.. I saw Robert Perry down on my dock in PL attending a small gathering of enthusiasts...20 or so boats of his design. A nice day.
My regards to the maestro. Robert was the culprit, incidentally, who came up with the sobriquet "Bash."
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Old 22-08-2010, 19:46   #93
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Old 22-08-2010, 21:16   #94
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Should I carry a gun onboard? And what's better, a mono hull or multi? And what's your opinion of the bumzfuzzles?
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Old 22-08-2010, 21:32   #95
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Should I carry a gun onboard? And what's better, a mono hull or multi? And what's your opinion of the bumzfuzzles?
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they're o.k by me

Now, f*$k off you trouble maker.

The gun is just for multihull lovers who don't like the Bumfuzzles.
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Old 22-08-2010, 22:43   #96
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Two things come to mind. First, robust debate can be a good thing that gives a forum spice. I post on two science forums - one that can get quite fiery at times and one where everyone is polite. The former is a lot more fun and stimulating to be on (though it may at times be frustrating and even offensive at times). The other, while informative, is often very quiet and dull. Second, one person's robust debate is anothers rudeness.
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Old 22-08-2010, 23:00   #97
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Two things come to mind. First, robust debate can be a good thing that gives a forum spice. I post on two science forums - one that can get quite fiery at times and one where everyone is polite. The former is a lot more fun and stimulating to be on (though it may at times be frustrating and even offensive at times). The other, while informative, is often very quiet and dull. Second, one person's robust debate is anothers rudeness.

Cruisers Forum does not mind good debate. We ask that the debates discuss the topic, not the other poster. When the debate turns into personal discussions, whether attacks or not, we have to draw the line. Debates can be spirited and still stay polite.
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Old 22-08-2010, 23:48   #98
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Two things come to mind. First, robust debate can be a good thing that gives a forum spice...
Awww, now I wanna change my moniker to "Forum Spice!"
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Old 23-08-2010, 00:28   #99
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Off Topic, Off Color, Colour for the rest of you.

You think the posters on CF can get riled? I’m a member in good standing with the BRAF, (Bank Robbers Association Forum). Several weeks ago there was a thread on the best weapon for an armed robbery and when I suggested an AK47, another poster became so upset that he wanted to know where I lived. He said it was un-American. What could be more American than a firearm?
I believe the level of rudeness rises and falls with the rise and fall of the economy. I know in my business it is tough and the government is to blame with their propaganda. They show pictures of us on the news in the worse possible pose and ask our friends to turn us in. Whatever happened to the support given to the likes of Bonnie & Clyde and John Dillinger? I just remembered, they were shot and killed. Maybe that’s not a good example.
Recently I returned home (the boat) from work and was greeted by my little girl saying, “I saw you on TV again today Daddy”. How do you think that makes me feel? I had to up her allowance 35% to keep her from calling the police and claiming the reward money.
It has become so tough in fact that I’m thinking of changing careers. How about a political future? Yeah, that’s the ticket. Governor of Illinois looks attractive. And then there is the Australian Prime Minister mix up I could step into. Oh, oh I got it. The Haiti Presidential election is coming up. After the Haiti government denied Wyclef Jean’s application, I could slip right in. My campaign platform could be “No more earthquakes”. Not to make little of the suffering earthquakes cause around the world of course.
Oh, by the way, September 21st is APD, (All Positive Day). This is a once per year event which I myself proclaimed in which everyone is to be completely positive all day long. No negative comments or negative actions. Believe me; it is harder to do than you think. The first three years I had to gag myself with a tennis ball and tape my middle fingers to the palms of my hands.
Let’s all be nice out there.

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Old 23-08-2010, 01:18   #100
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Old 23-08-2010, 02:59   #101
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Old 23-08-2010, 06:15   #103
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The b urgee conveys the message - YES - I AM DISABLED
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Old 23-08-2010, 06:38   #104
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Hmmmmm ... and I thought it read

Yes, I'm inebriated

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Old 23-08-2010, 06:39   #105
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To address the issue that Doodles brought up...

Being human, we moderators do actually make mistakes from time to time.

The solution to the situation that you mention, Doodles, is to use the "Report Post" button, just like we encourage members to do for any other post that they feel was inappropriate under the CF Community Rules. That brings the issue before the whole mod team for discussion. Believe it or not, we do moderate each other. If a mod is out of line, we apply the same standards that we would for any other member. There have been a number of instances that I'm aware of where a moderator's post was modified or deleted, or a moderation action was reversed or amended after discussion by the team.



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Now that the subject has been brought up, I have to say that the only times I've been treated rudely have been by a couple moderators/advisors who I feel were publicly using their position to their advantage. They know who they are so I won't mention names of course. This I find quite hypocritical when they are telling YOU to "play nice" while they are criticizing your post publicly in a thread. I came here from SA so I guess I have a thick skin when it comes to criticism from other posters, and I can give and take ... and if I find the heat is too hot I can leave. But hypocritical chastisements publicly my moderators/advisors are a different thing. So, I hope the modeators/advisors will consider their own posts when they read this thread.
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