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Old 05-01-2013, 12:07   #16
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anyone here sniping best be doing it with LOVVVE!!!!!

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:07   #17
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Good thread.

When the CF went live in 2003, there were already a couple of very large Forums.
Fortunatelty, the CruisersForum was blessed with a wonderfully ecclectic blend of founding members.
- Folk with interesting & intelligent questions.
- Folk with well thought out ansers.
- Some really nice human beings.
And a few that were all 3 (above).

As the Administrator of CruisersForum, for a few years, I had some influence in how the character of the Forum developed. In those early years, I applied two oner-riding principles.
1. We would ALWAYS treat each other with personal respect.
2. We should value INFORMATION above fraternity.

Among the very first issues that came under management debate, when we appointed a number of Moderators, was fraternity. It was (RIGHTFULLY) pointed out to me that fraternity was one of the most important features of a successful on-line community (virtually eveyone but I, understood this).

I've since learned that SHAREING (information. opinion, philosophy, and just plain chit-chat) aswe do here, breeds friendship. There are many folk, on this board, with whom I feel a deep bond of kinship. They've earned my love, affectiuon and admiration; through their selfless contribution of information, effort, and human presence!

There's people on this Form, I've never met (& may never) in whom I'd trust my life!

As my my arthitic hands turn to agonizing claws, as I type in the dark (I'm a "sight" typist), I wish I had the fortitude to continue. Athough I don't; I DO have many unexpressed thoughts about the many contributions, many members of CF have made to my life.

THANKS EVERYONE, for being who you are, and for exposing some of that on the CF.

My thanks also, to the Moderators who selflessly give, that we all may enjoy.

Love and regards to all my friends,
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Thanks Gord, I still remember the warm welcome you gave me on on first Post~
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:46   #18
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Yes, great post Gordon and I always appreciate your contribution. I lurk mostly these days but have always enjoyed coming here. When I actually get away from the dock I look forward to jumping back in.
Thanks to all the mods and the good folks who make this a posative spot on the web!
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:00   #19
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so far everyone i have actually met in person from cf has beeen great folks.. you all know who ye are.....
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Heck, I practically learned how to sail and maintain a boat on CF.

I didn't know how to sail when I bought my boat and I didn't know much about the gear and systems on the boat.

Every time I had a question or a problem I posted the question here. Within minutes I usually have several responses and offers of assistance. It has been truely amazing. My boat (and likely my health) would be much worse for wear if it weren't for CF.

Great folks on here with a HUGE wealth of knowledge that everyone is willing and eager to share.

It's easy to get a real sense of the cruiser spirit and mentality by simply reading the posts here.

It's like an on-line help center that is available 24/7 anywhere in the world.

Awesome!
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I'll add to the praise of CF and the members... made a few friends on here.. at least on my part.. and the way the crowd rallies round to helps solve problems is brilliant.... 'Hats Off to ya Folks..'
Gord... keep on truckin mate..
The very best of 2013 to all of you...
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so far everyone i have actually met in person from cf has beeen great folks.. you all know who ye are.....
I have met a couple of people from the forums and they have been really cool. But I am sure that neither of them will compare to Zee. I can tell you are that 'special kind of crazy' and hopefully our paths will cross!

Happy sailing all!
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I have met a couple of people from the forums and they have been really cool. But I am sure that neither of them will compare to Zee. I can tell you are that 'special kind of crazy' and hopefully our paths will cross!

Happy sailing all!
I have a mooring for her right in front of my house, if she ever gets to this side.
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A successful endeavor must have a PURPOSE, in order to succeed. When I go SCUBA diving, I look for specific corals or creatures that are seldom seen anywhere else. When sailing, I go to remote islands then note any depth sounding observations made on my charts. Things are much more fun, when it is done with a purpose set beforehand. This forum will always be among the best, because it is a beacon of support to the sailing community. Mauritz
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