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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roy Race Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 10 at 10:16pm
Also, one of the blog topics mentioned funding for RYA squads coming from Lottery money, RYA members and the taxpayer.

Does anyone here know if any of the money really comes from the taxpayer?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 7:01am
Think the funding for the adult squads is purely lottery/sponsors, isn't it? Youth squads may be different.

He has made some good contributions on here (mainly on the subject of old/dead classes) even though he mainly writes for the rival publication. I'm just not sure (like, it seems, many here) why he feels the need to put such a rambling, at time ranting, piece on his own professional personal site.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 9:33am
I can't believe a guy as obviously intelligent enough to produce a blog
such as that would be so silly as to rant about forums..

I really don't think dinghy world fully understands forums, what they are,
why they are so valuable from a marketing and trend perspective and how
seriously damaging to your commercial health falling out with them can
be.

Interesting that a couple of the shall we say 'less beneficiary of forum
opinion' craft feature on his leader board so maybe his own opinion has
been warped by those protagonists.

It really is simple, produce a product some people don't like, you
generally alter or better explain the product, it's features, and benefits
and/or pricing, you don't take that opinion head on and make yourself
look all the more ridiculous arguing what is already a lost cause.

That also goes for bloggists.

Enter a forum tell everyone they're idiots, then expect them to read or
respond to your blog?

Er Hello?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Captain Morgan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 12:17pm

I actually thought that it was a sp00f site!  

 

(edit - the content filter doesn't like the word " S P O O F"!?)



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roy Race Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 12:37pm
  It might be because P O O F is too rude for our fragile minds.




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Doesn't seem to have a problem with BENDER though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 1:02pm

Surely the great danger is that if he writes something interesting, people will discuss it here on Y&Y where it can be discussed without time delay and moderation?

Also seems a bit unsporting to be setting up his own forum when his mag have one of their own (albeit, never used and extremely poorly presented).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 2:35pm
Originally posted by Peaky

Surely the great danger is that if he writes something
interesting, people will discuss it here on Y&Y where it can be discussed
without time delay and moderation?




Assuming that is no lipstick is required on any pigs, or phantom sailors in
boxes, or snowmen being rude to smaller snowboys, to name a couple of
moderate instances I can quickly recall, this is already the most heavily
moderated forum that I visit (And I visit a lot).

In any event, we should almost certainly do that, if only for irritation value.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigwavedave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 3:00pm

I hate to do so but I agree with GRF. This is the most heavily moderated forum I visit too.

I can't imagine how you could moderate a forum more than this without it ceasing to be a forum and becoming a list of statements that moderators agree with.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 10 at 3:06pm
Well I should also rush to the powers that be's defence in that it is also the
biggest collection of whining pussy boy/girl post reporters on this fair
planet..

Which goes a long way to exacerbating the moderation issues and generally
keeps the place... er well pretty boring actually.

Like half the empty sailing clubs around the country.


Anyone beginning to draw any conclusions?

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