Hi Forum Masters!
I've been a member
at Cruisers Forum for several years now. Though I havent posted as frequently as others who joined around the same time, I have spent a lot of time here and like reading through various threads from time to time even if I don't write a response, as many users tend to do... Not to mention I don't think cruisers tend to fish
for recreational purposes! It's a great way to get fresh food
in their bellies.
Anyway, I feel like there is a gap in the forums
related to a very important niche of cruising. Is there a place to request that a new category be added to the forums
More specifically, I feel like one thing that every
cruiser does or eventually ends up doing is fishing
Now I know, that sounds really
simplistic. And I know that there is a Recreation, Entertainment and Fun
board under the "Life Aboard a Boat" category. But that category really doesn't provide the knowledge I've been craving. I need to know specific things before I go sailing and there isn't really a place to find it at Cruisers Forum right now. Just a few old threads from a few years back.
Furthermore, I'm not just talking about a simple hook and line fishing
category, I propose that it be called something to the effect of "Bluewater Sports and Fishing" because there is a TON of content out there that could be added to increase your reader base. I really feel that it could become one of the more popular categories here at Cruisers Forum.
Sure you can perform a basic internet
search for informative articles, but I greatly value learning
from others' stories and experience.
I don't like consuming some obscure slice of knowledge I found sitting on an old plate at a retail website that was written several years ago. (People from my generation actually enjoy reading stories and learning
sound wisdom directly from others even more than you might think! [The Mellenial Gen])
If there were a "Bluewater Sports and Fishing" category, it would be the perfect place to find a smorgasbord of popular subcategories directly related to cruising. I feel like it would attract an onslaught of new readers and encourage current
members to spend even more time with the community.
It might look something like this:
(I've also included a few links to show just how much content is available. I bet Cruisers Forum members would have a ton of knowledge and experience to share and would really enjoy interacting with others there in general.)
Bluewater Sports and Fishing
- Favorite Destinations and Advice (Where you really like to dive, fish, surf, etc)
- Other Stuff (Things that don't fit anywhere else in this category)
Of course none of the information would be considered legal advice
or anything, but I would still want to learn everything I could from people who have been there and done what I want to do while sailing the world.
For myself I would ask for advice about the best wetsuit to buy for snorkeling and spearfishing, what to watch out for when doing so in international waters and also what types of bait and lures people have the most success with for catching certain types of fish. (That's 3 or 4 threads right there.)
I know that I was originally asking where I should post this type of request, but I decided to go ahead and type everything in here to avoid double posting
somewhere. Sorry if this was not the right place to do so!
Thanks for reading!
(If anyone else thinks this is a good idea for a category, please add a response communicating that to our incredible Forum Admins and Staff. Or if you don't like the idea, post that too if you'd like. I would really love to be able to learn more about these categories from the people I trust here at Cruisers Forum rather than some retail or marketing