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Old 28-01-2007, 18:04   #1
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Very fascinating!! Some folks have 1 or 2 replies when they do a "Meets and Greets" and here we have one person who gets nearly 50 replies in a couple of days. Wow!! Must be personality, charisma, something?
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Old 28-01-2007, 19:33   #2
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It's mostly about showing up.

Sorry we don't do valuable prizes but Andy just won't budge. It would be real fun if we could. Sorry you are not new any more John. We are glad to have you. I guess there is nothing wrong with re introducing yourself. Lots of new people may not know you very well. Seems like a good idea.
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Old 28-01-2007, 23:19   #3
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Thanks Paul but I wasn't talking about me.
I was just making a comment.
I go back to Meets and Greets once in awhile just to see whose new and then send them a message of welcome if I haven't already. Just noticed how many just get one or two messages. Ferroever has received 45 or more. Just seems fascinating to me that one person gets so many and others don't.
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Old 29-01-2007, 02:52   #4
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Thanks Paul but I wasn't talking about me.
I was just making a comment.
I go back to Meets and Greets once in awhile just to see whose new and then send them a message of welcome if I haven't already. Just noticed how many just get one or two messages. Ferroever has received 45 or more. Just seems fascinating to me that one person gets so many and others don't.
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And one person gets 175 replies and 2000 views on a thread about a meat grinder ................I think the answer is whether someone is willing to "engage" with folks........whether this be a good thing or not...........

Anyway SKIPRJOHN, welcome aboard
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Old 29-01-2007, 04:32   #5
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There is no logic to where a foum of 4,760 people will go in the forest of 61,700 posts. I've been in on line groups for about 16 years and there never has been any sense of why people reply to somethings and not others.
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Old 30-01-2007, 14:59   #6
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I think its more down to how bored people are at home or work and hence how often they dial up the site.
Seems over the past few months I've got bored more often than I should!!!!
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Old 30-01-2007, 18:48   #7
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With 844 posts it's about time you introduced yourself! :-)
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Old 30-01-2007, 21:44   #8
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Aloha Greg,
Every few days I go to the Discussion Board, click on Meets and Greets and anyone I haven't welcomed I send a short message.
That's probably why I have so many posts?
The few posts for some and the many posts for others is just an observation that I thought other folks might be interested in.
Anyway, its good to meet ya. What part of Virginia? I spent some time in Norfolk and some up near DC. Navy stuff.
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Old 30-01-2007, 22:45   #9
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John, that reminds me, I have not seen a word from your friends who signed up a couple weeks ago. Really like to hear more about their travels. Oh, and an intro after 854 posts is great. Now we can make a good decision as to whether to welcome you aboard, or throw you back I guess well let you stay (You did bring the rum? Right?)
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Did someone mention Rum.

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Old 31-01-2007, 12:16   #11
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Aloha Kai,
The Pacific Voyager folks might be very busy getting ready to fly back to PNW to get their boat ready for the trip South. I know they've been working hard on their house to rent out.
Thought you'd like to touch base with them since they built and did a crossing on their Bristol Channel Cutter (about the size of your old wood boat) and they also have a 29 trimaran they sailed here for many years.
Of course, they also might just be lurking and waiting to pounce on one of the threads. LOL
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Oh yes, just finished a bottle of mango flavored rum from the islands. Good shtuff!
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