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Old 19 March 2004, 04:15   #1
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Commercial operators forum?

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What about John K putting a commercial operators forum in such a good site !!
If there is a demand for it, I am happy to add a new forum for any group or subject (OK, within reason before some smart Alec pipes up!).

Do you see this as being an open forum like all the others, or a closed forum for commercial operators only? If the latter, some thought would need to be given to the practicalities of it (like what qualifies someone for access and how it would be administered)

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Old 22 March 2004, 05:05   #2
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John,

No thanks. Many people have helped me over the years and if I can help someone esle I will. I would much prefer to see everyone use the same forums rather than have "clicky" or "them and us" that way advice is shared, errors corrected (Manos kept in check JF stopped from insisting on Titianium fuel tanks etc) which is surely what a forum is all about.

But do have a big gold star for all your hard work keeping Ribnet running smoothly and acting as a lighthouse to all the new upstart speedboat forums. Particularly those that have recently appeared and need an occasion hand to run like a well oiled Yamaha rather than a dog tired Suzuki.

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Old 22 March 2004, 05:16   #3
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rather than a dog tired Suzuki.

This Suzuki isn't dog tired!!!!

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Old 22 March 2004, 06:14   #4
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Couldn't agree more Pete 7. In my ignorant opinion JK, the non- commercial look of this forum is one of its most attractive features . By 'commercial' I just mean blatant adverts & in your face selling that is. It's good to know the commercial people are here and what comes across is their personal enjoyment of all things boaty. I find it helpful tho' when peeps make clear their vested interest(s) and like links to commercial websites etc. There to be used if needed.

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Would it be worth splitting out all the commercial talk from the "General discussion" forum into a separate section, but keeping the access open to all?

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This could be the way to go ! Before I found RIBnet , I signed on for a PB2 course , with no knowledge whatsoever of their "real " experience . As luck would have it I thought the course was OK . Later this year , I'll be looking for an Advanced Course . All other things being equal , I'd just as soon give my custom to a fellow RIBnetter .
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Would it be worth splitting out all the commercial talk from the "General discussion" forum into a separate section, but keeping the access open to all?

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yes! but keep it open to everyone
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Commercial area (with no commercials, obviously...)

Agree with Bern, Tim, Manos, etc!!

An open 'commercial' area for all those REALLY boring threads that my wife hates (but I find fascinating) would be fantastic. Especially as there are a lot of people on RIBnet who have been through what some of us (me at least) are currently considering - and may be able to help us out with some of the legal/procedural stuff!!

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