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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 12:59pm

Anyone else bored with people criticising others grammar, punctuation and forum usage? It's been said before and I doubt will change much in the future.

I do think some forum rules would be helpful so at least those with less developed forum skills could be pointed to it. Rules like 'If you have nothing to say, say nothing', 'If your discussion is off topic create a new one' and 'If your discussion is personal use PM' etc



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yea u r all rite, i fink tht we shld ban fva sailr so th frm cn get gd agin

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stefan Lloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 8:26pm

Originally posted by iansmithofotley

Without wanting to be destructive or discouraging, some of us that have been members of the forum from the beginning, mainly 'read' these days and only post occasionally, when we have something useful to say. In my view, this is because of the way that the forum has changed from a 'debating forum' to a 'chat room', often due to younger members posting 'rubbish' or 'chat' in order to increase their number of posts,  or for some other reasons best known to themselves. 

I agree that the signal-to-noise ratio around here has decreased markedly in the last 6 months and it is noticeable that some of the people who used to come here to actually talk about sailing have gone away.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote far canal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 2:48pm

yeah,

 

howabout cutting the serial submitters who post purile chat , I'm afraid to admit to others  I even read this forum , and the chances of doing that are decreasing by the minute.

 

Some of the proffessed opinions too should carry warnings that those submitting are generally not experts and top of their classes , though there are exceptions I see.

I hate to think what a newcommer to sailing would pick up from this forum .

About time for a good shake up.

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by far canal

yeah,

 

howabout cutting the serial submitters who post purile chat , I'm afraid to admit to others  I even read this forum , and the chances of doing that are decreasing by the minute.

 

Some of the proffessed opinions too should carry warnings that those submitting are generally not experts and top of their classes , though there are exceptions I see.

I hate to think what a newcommer to sailing would pick up from this forum .

About time for a good shake up.

 

 

 

It is actually our job to police our forum, much in the same way as (IMO) we should assist people in understanding the complex sailing rules. 

If people post stuff that is wrong, it should be corrected.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pierre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 4:46pm
Originally posted by Scooby_simon

Originally posted by far canal

yeah,

 

howabout cutting the serial submitters who post purile chat , I'm afraid to admit to others  I even read this forum , and the chances of doing that are decreasing by the minute.

 

Some of the proffessed opinions too should carry warnings that those submitting are generally not experts and top of their classes , though there are exceptions I see.

I hate to think what a newcommer to sailing would pick up from this forum .

About time for a good shake up.

 

 

 

It is actually our job to police our forum, much in the same way as (IMO) we should assist people in understanding the complex sailing rules. 

If people post stuff that is wrong, it should be corrected.



I agree with you entirely.  However. most of 'em cop a "deaf 'un" or are unable to construe a reasoned arguement supporting their position.

I'd just thought I'd point out that a large vocabulary does not facilitate good communication.  Good grammar does.  AND SO DOES BLOODY SPELLING.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 4:48pm
Originally posted by far canal

yeah,

howabout cutting the serial submitters who post purile chat , I'm afraid to admit to others  I even read this forum , and the chances of doing that are decreasing by the minute.

Some of the proffessed opinions too should carry warnings that those submitting are generally not experts and top of their classes , though there are exceptions I see.

I hate to think what a newcommer to sailing would pick up from this forum .

About time for a good shake up.

This forum like most has always been about opinions of real sailors - if people come here (and most other fora) and think they're getting advice from experts then they need their heads examining. However most of the tips and tricks that the development guys come up with you'd never get from experts and top of the class sailors.

I think most newcomers would think it's like most conversations in there club bar - which I like.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jalani Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 7:29pm

This Y&Y forum has got to the stage where so much purile rubbish is cluttering it up that I will only dip in VERY occasionally to see if there is something of interest. There are actually much better fora out there now where people who post just for the sake of posting are quickly shouted down.

As a result the quality of info in the forum is far higher than is generally available here, where the nuggetts of really useful info are hidden beneath all the dross that passes for people's opinions. The ubiquitous feva_sailor is a case in point. After all, just how much expert advice can an apparent five year old have to impart?

Far too old to still be doing this......

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jul 06 at 7:34pm

this topic is being watched by me with great interest as the forum has changed alot since its "dark-age" days!

My personal view is its now almost to popular, if im too busy to check the forum for more than a day there is 2 sometimes 3 pages of active topics. I find I do not have enough time in the day (mainly because its summer) to read through the vast amounts of post.

I am in agreement with some sort of self moderation of the forum, in order to rid us of the garbage posts

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chew my RS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 06 at 8:34am

Whilst I too dislike too much general banter I think this forum is okay, and  there isn't that much text talk anymore.  If you think the forum is lacking in interesting threads - start your own.  There's no point saying "I read the forum but there's nothing interesting on there".  Its up to you to make it interesting. 

Also I think Feva_Sailor comes in for some unfair stick.  Sure he posts a lot, and sure its not all well thought out, but he's young, enthusiastic and probably bored, and most of his posts are sailing related and they are never aggressive or rude.  If you think its been hot here, I bet its nothing compared to the UAE, so hardly going out weather.  Maybe he is used as the stereotypical example of what some don't like, but he is far from the only one, so don't blame it all on him.

 



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