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Old 18-02-2020, 09:42   #1
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New Regional Forum for the Middle East

Greetings!


First, I'd like to say that I've been lurking, reading and posting here for a decade and don't think there is a better resource out there for the cruising community. I'm a new boat owner (13 months now) and have gleaned more info from this community than anywhere else.


I am in the Middle East (UAE) and there are little to no resources out there for us cruisers. It's astonishing. There are a few Facebook groups and WhatsApp groups, but nothing like we have here. The information is there...people have it, it's just not easily searchable or readily available.


I started a forum for us cruisers in the Middle East, similar to what we have here. I'm hoping our modest community of about 200-400 sailors jump on it and turn it into the valuable resource it can be.



My question to the community is are there any recommendations for driving local users to use this thing? Its kind of a catch 22, you need users to build content, you need content to draw in users.


Its a work in progress but any advice or recommendations would be much appreciated!


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Old 18-02-2020, 10:36   #2
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Re: New Regional Forum for the Middle East

You might make use of our “Indian Ocean & Red Sea” sub-forum (“Destinations”).
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f24/
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Old 18-02-2020, 10:41   #3
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Re: New Regional Forum for the Middle East

Absolutely!

I watch it like a hawk but have spared you all the questions like...”where can I find stainless steel split rings in Diera?”

Great info and will definitely be all over it when I sail out of here in a year.

We need a good resource here for local knowledge.
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Old 18-02-2020, 14:36   #4
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Re: New Regional Forum for the Middle East

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I watch it like a hawk but have spared you all the questions like...”where can I find stainless steel split rings in Diera?”
Why? If you don't ask, you will get no answers. And why will some new forum on a separate site get better responses?

This approach does not make sense to me.

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