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Old 18 August 2015, 17:07   #31
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well they are "better" than us and they need every one to know that...
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Old 18 August 2015, 20:19   #32
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My 2 cents worth on the subject. I posted in the hello, and got some immediate hellos and feedback. some folks asking if I know Stoo since he's from my neck of the woods, and others specifically to my request in the post about feedback on ribs for diving, etc. Very useful suggestions with people directing me to others also into diving.

In terms of sarcasm etc, I respectfully observe that as a Canadian most of the local dialect sails right over my head! sure there are some snarky comments, but its a group, and as somebody observed written text without intonation and body language can be a challenge.

I've briefly checked out the facebook group, but as was observed the timeline nature is a PITA to do much more than keep up on current issues so I don't find the format of it so useful.

I think as John has suggested if people are uncomfortable they can PM him directly. So far I've seen nothing to suggest that he would not tackle poor behaviour from a specific interaction, and I would suggest that this is the best way through it. Army taught me a long time ago praise in public, discipline in private.

As to the suggestion that admins have a fixed 2 year term, the challenge with such a public forum is you aren't likely to find folks who will keep things up on an ongoing basis once you've kicked the first round of volunteers to the curb Perhaps though, and I assume this would be perfectly acceptable, if somebody wants to nominate a person as admin (or volunteer) they can approach John directly?

Personally I have very little free time outside of family and work, so finding a resource like Rib.net really helped me with my purchasing decision. other sites like Hull Truth also gave me lots of info. If I grow tired of behaviours on a particular site I could try and fix it (legitimate option if I am invested in the community) or carry on to a better forum. I think if you want to fix it, then take advantage of John's offer to make suggestions, or quietly carry on and leave those who do enjoy the forum to continue.

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Old 18 August 2015, 21:26   #33
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Wow. That was a really 'Canadian' rant.
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Perhaps we can talk about the word hypocrite.

Mr il corvo, the last bastion of politeness and good manners showed up to cr@p on somebody's new rib which they put a lot of time, thought, and effort to make it what they wanted because mr il corvo doesn't think the HP rating is high enough on it, "its a shame that a rib of that size is rated to such a low hp (mine is way bigger)" but enjoy your new boat.

You mean the issue here is post like that? I'd say you are correct, the person who posted that is a twit.

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Il corvo took great offence at this post, and responded abusively. As a result he's having a bit of time out.
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Old 19 August 2015, 09:56   #35
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why dont all the member on ribnet and all the members of rhibs book a weekend camping trip on anglesey and have fight to settle it once and for all ;-)

Which side are you on big fella because when the handbags start flying around I'm standing behind you


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Old 19 August 2015, 11:57   #37
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It is being suggested that a RHIB forum be established on the back of the success of the FB page. I know I can only speak as a mere modest contributer to both formats but the situation is not good. I firmly believe that both the FB page and Ribnet should exist as mutually beneficial entities and I would not like to choose which forum etc. It feels very political and if we were all in the same room the bickering would be stopped. Can we make efforts on both camps (and yes that is where we are) to post on FB and Ribnet and keep it friendly. Forget past comments and move forward together as ribbers.
Here endeth the lesson....
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Old 19 August 2015, 11:58   #38
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It is being suggested that a RHIB forum be established on the back of the success of the FB page. I know I can only speak as a mere modest contributer to both formats but the situation is not good. I firmly believe that both the FB page and Ribnet should exist as mutually beneficial entities and I would not like to choose which forum etc. It feels very political and if we were all in the same room the bickering would be stopped. Can we make efforts on both camps (and yes that is where we are) to post on FB and Ribnet and keep it friendly. Forget past comments and move forward together as ribbers.
Here endeth the lesson....
Looks like you just startin it again!
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Old 19 August 2015, 12:08   #40
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I haven't got pseudonym and can't understand why you need one to hide your identity , I found ribnet to be a little high and mighty , I've only got a small rib and felt I didn't have the right credentials to be on here , I joined RHIB and I have since been on a cruise and met about 150 new people I've never met before and was made welcome , I was helped In every way and did 90 miles , all along the ethos was a great cruise , motto we never leave anyone behind I felt part of a team welcomed with help and friendship , I'm going to take part in other cruises and I've been able to ask technical question and sometimes silly ones and always had. warm friendly response , I do look at ribnet and find lots of advice but I've never seen the comradeship
that I see on RHIB every time a forum is raised a cruise date I smile because I'll never forget strangers coming together as one , touchy feely
has been mentioned , personally I find that's great because I will never forget the bond that's been formed between members of RHIB .


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