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    Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 5:22pm
hey mark why dont you delete users that have not used the furm in about 1 year.isnt it clogging the system up?btw i was looking through all the members beggining with s and there in a stuart jardine!related to you mark

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Not the same thing!

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Hi feva_sailor,

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. 

Also, some posts have been 'done to death', sometimes on many occasions under a 'similar' heading.  Often,  this is because new members have not 'searched' the forum first, before introducing a so called 'new topic'.

I notice that you have been a member since 3rd May 2006 and yet you have made 660 posts.  You are now suggesting that some of us should be 'deleted' because we are 'clogging the system up'.

Personally, I often do not read posts which are not easy to read due to a lack of writing skills, lack of punctuation,  they are written in 'text talk' or they are about cars, music or other none sailing topics.

It is also noticeable that some members spend alot of time pushing their own class of boat (often a minority class), which can turn people off as the same stuff comes up time and time again.

Sorry for the 'rant', please don't let me discourage you from reaching your 1000'th post by the end of the month. If you do, I wonder if anyone will think that you are 'clogging the system up'?.

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well said.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote feva_sailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 5:51am
Originally posted by iansmithofotley

Hi feva_sailor,


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. 


Also, some posts have been 'done to death', sometimes on many occasions under a 'similar' heading.  Often,  this is because new members have not 'searched' the forum first, before introducing a so called 'new topic'.


I notice that you have been a member since 3rd May 2006 and yet you have made 660 posts.  You are now suggesting that some of us should be 'deleted' because we are 'clogging the system up'.


Personally, I often do not read posts which are not easy to read due to a lack of writing skills, lack of punctuation,  they are written in 'text talk' or they are about cars, music or other none sailing topics.


It is also noticeable that some members spend alot of time pushing their own class of boat (often a minority class), which can turn people off as the same stuff comes up time and time again.


Sorry for the 'rant', please don't let me discourage you from reaching your 1000'th post by the end of the month. If you do, I wonder if anyone will think that you are 'clogging the system up'?.


Ian  (Yorkshire Dales S.C.)



i am talking about people who have registered and never used the fourm since and have never posted.if they have posted over five topics and been active a year ago they can stay.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 9:14am

Hi Feva Sailor

There is a lot more to YachtsandYachting.com membership than just the forum!

The crew database, campaign manager, news profiling and various other bits of the site use the login system. Deleting all these members would be a little silly and I don't quite see how users not posting could be 'clogging the system up'.

There are a vast number of people (56,718 at the last count) who don't register at all when using YachtsandYachting.com .

Yes, Stuart Jardine is related to me - he's my Dad. You might see him in the results of various events throughout the years (1948 to present day) ...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scooby_simon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 9:19am
Originally posted by feva_sailor

Originally posted by iansmithofotley

Hi feva_sailor,


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. 


Also, some posts have been 'done to death', sometimes on many occasions under a 'similar' heading.  Often,  this is because new members have not 'searched' the forum first, before introducing a so called 'new topic'.


I notice that you have been a member since 3rd May 2006 and yet you have made 660 posts.  You are now suggesting that some of us should be 'deleted' because we are 'clogging the system up'.


Personally, I often do not read posts which are not easy to read due to a lack of writing skills, lack of punctuation,  they are written in 'text talk' or they are about cars, music or other none sailing topics.


It is also noticeable that some members spend alot of time pushing their own class of boat (often a minority class), which can turn people off as the same stuff comes up time and time again.


Sorry for the 'rant', please don't let me discourage you from reaching your 1000'th post by the end of the month. If you do, I wonder if anyone will think that you are 'clogging the system up'?.


Ian  (Yorkshire Dales S.C.)



i am talking about people who have registered and never used the fourm since and have never posted.if they have posted over five topics and been active a year ago they can stay.

 

Feva,

It will make almost 0% difference deleting the old users - may even cause problems as the post "owners" will disappear.

Not a good plan.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 9:31am

Feva Sailor,

You mean you havent heard of the famous Jardine brothers. X boats sailors extraordinaire among many other classes as Mark says from 1948 onwards.

They are as well known to a slightly older generation as Ellen is now.

Oh and have to agree with you Ian. I thought the banter thread was set up due to similar comments last year. Unfortunately the clogging has returned.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pierre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 9:42am
Dear Ian.

Thankyou for putting what I feel is a "silent majority" view.  I agree whole heartedly.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 06 at 9:55am

Although not part of the "silent majority" I also agree with you, Ian. However, we've had other young members in the past, who've posted huge amounts of "lol-omg" messages and disappeared after a while. There might be hope!   

After all, I'm sure there are other sailing fora ready to welcome an over-enthusiastic, albeit a bit blundering new member! 

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