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Post Options Post Options   Quote tmoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 08 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by Merlinboy

I think the forum needs more moderating like with Ricks post about his sailing club ramp it was hijacked by "Skiffers" and Mark deleted all the crap!  (Perhaps Y&Y could give some more mature forumtees Moderator powers?)

Another idea would be to delete the post count and star system this would stop young lads posting sh*t just to get 5 stars! Which unl;ike the McDonalds they all work at does not mean a pay rise!

 

you may have an idea there. i started reading this forum about 6months before i joined and remember a thred actually being about how fast people could up their post count.

i guess in the end unless you know the people on here personally you have t take everything with a pinch of salt. one thing though, please dont label all young peple as speed junkies who love gadgets. it may be true sometimes but its like saying people in their late 30's upwards sail GP14's - just not true.

i for one have no respect for bullsh1tters but will happily take advice from people like Guest#260, ianc, merlinboy etc. because they obviusly know what they are talking about. to quote batman 'its not who you are, but what you do that defines you'.

apologies for dragging the tread slightly off topic. the profile thing could work, but would be better if OTHERS added the info to make it fair. so if you go to an event and ***** does well, you can put it on his/her profile.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote DaveL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 08 at 4:44pm
The profile thing sounds like a good idea, sounds similar to another forum i use. When i read through posts i tend to go on the boats that people currently sail (as most have it in their sig) or what events they have done well at as this is an indication of where their expertise now lie. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 08 at 3:00pm

On some other forums, I have seen a system where forum members get given thanks by other members for useful bits of help and info.  This would get away from people boosting their own profile and would quickly show those that dish out the 'help', but its useless and they therefore recieve no thanks.  Obviously you could fall foul of some members being boosted in ratings by their mates, but ratings and the source of thanks could be recorded for all to see in the users profile.

I suppose its a bit of a cross between ratings for members and an ebay style third party rating.

Any thoughts?  Apologies if this has already been suggested, but it has just occured to me and I can't be bothered reading back through this thread!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 08 at 7:06pm

perhaps compulsory viewing of this video on registration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xs8HWN6UyE

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigwavedave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Mar 08 at 7:25pm

Pffft....

All newcomers to the forum should be directed here.

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7 30&PN=17

 

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