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Old 19 August 2015, 12:26   #41
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All of that happens on RIBnet, and has been for more than a decade. It happens in other places too, both on and off line. I'm glad you've found somewhere that works for you, but I'm not entirely sure what the point of your post was?
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Old 19 August 2015, 12:46   #42
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Ribnet could be a little more friendly , within weeks of posting on RHIB I was invited to cruise , I was made welcome by every one I I made contact with , if I made an error I didn't receive sarcastic comments , if debating points amongst members started to become heated it quickly resolved into friendly banter no hard feeling no one feeling put down , this debate has gone into the bilges I feel that's were you think it belongs so it's a little like your not taking things seriously , I feel the if you don't like it leave isn't helping , talk of taking your ball doesn't help , my point is become helpful , friendly less sarcasm more encouragement , I have more than ten people at a time encouraging me to cruise offering help and assistance if I need it , I've never seen that on this site , John I've no axe to grind ribnet has section I read all the time and advice that I do find really useful but I never get the feeling that I am welcome .


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Old 19 August 2015, 13:05   #43
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Saucer of milk?

Thanks for your thoughts. This thread happens to be in the bilges because that's where the original post ended up. We've had the same discussion a few times in the "About RIBnet" section though.

You have posted at length here to say that you feel that Facebook is better than RIBnet, but "become more helpful and friendly" isn't a particularly helpful suggestion. RIBnet is what it is, and what people make of it.

It's curious that there seem to be people who seem to be more friendly and helpful on Facebook than they do on RIBnet, because it's pretty much the same group of people. Maybe if people spent more time being friendly and positive here instead of just telling everyone how much better Facebook is they'd have a better time!
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Old 19 August 2015, 13:40   #44
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Agree with above.

What about If all the friendlies come on here and spam the sh*t out of ribnet with the same as they speak on facefu*k then instantly it will be a friendlier place and only on one site so sounds like a win win lol
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Old 19 August 2015, 13:45   #45
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Well that was a grown up comment !!!


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Old 19 August 2015, 13:46   #46
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Oh dear my tuppence worth,
This kicked off on a thread about the pride of Britain, let's try to focus on that as it's a massive positive for both rhibs and ribnet We should be celebrating ... Rich
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What's RHIB's?

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RHIB's is a group of like minded people who enjoy using Facebook to communicate with each, some of whom are also likely to be members of and enjoy being part of RIBnet

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I asked that same question a few days ago. It's the FB group that has started up because they don't like RN


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I don't think that's the case Billy, I've contributed to RHIB's since it started but have continued to contribute to RIBnet and still do so, as do a number of others I'm aware of. I'm sure we've all taken "time out" for one reason or another, I know I have as occasionally I've not felt up to it, but to be honest I've taken time out from RHIB's for similar reasons, I'm sure those who know me will realise why I've not felt up to it!

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Oh, facebook, that explains why I don't know what it is.

I didn't realise so many 14 year olds could afford a RIB.

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I'm just a tad older than 14, but I can still enjoy Facebook, personally I like the flexibility to easily post a photo and add a comment whilst out on the water, even if just to wind up someone who's in work while I'm enjoying a day out in the rib, some may see that as pointless or even immature, but I don't see any real harm in it myself

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Thanks for your thoughts. This thread happens to be in the bilges because that's where the original post ended up. We've had the same discussion a few times in the "About RIBnet" section though.

You have posted at length here to say that you feel that Facebook is better than RIBnet, but "become more helpful and friendly" isn't a particularly helpful suggestion. RIBnet is what it is, and what people make of it.

It's curious that there seem to be people who seem to be more friendly and helpful on Facebook than they do on RIBnet, because it's pretty much the same group of people. Maybe if people spent more time being friendly and positive here instead of just telling everyone how much better Facebook is they'd have a better time!
Evening John

I'd just like to say a big "Thankyou" to everyone on Ribnet AND RHIB's that have offered me support over the last 3 years, both have given me tremendous support especially following my first operation and while I was having 6 months of chemo, I even managed a RIBnet Round Anglesey Cruise halfway through the chemo! I don't see any need to choose between RIBnet and RHIB's, both have some great people on board with lots of good advice, sometimes you need to be a tad thick skinned, but I guess the same applies to life in general, maybe not always easy to appreciate the effect a comment may have on someone who's having a bad day for whatever reason, I know I've had a few over the last couple of years!!

I'd like to think I'm still welcome to comment on both RIBnet & RHIB's, to take part in cruises etc, and let's not forget just what RIBnet achieved with raising funds for Macmillan with MacRib

I've got a RIBnet flag of the A frame of the Revenger, and a RHIB's flag next to it
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Well said Chris :thumbup: same goes for me on all the above

ps, I had a ribnet flag but someone half inched it
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I'm reading this thread with interest.

I am what you term as a lurker on both formats these days. Tending not to reply unless I have something useful to add.

My opinion for what it's worth is that as RIBnet has been running longer it has evolved more. It's still an information mine, just do a search! But new people are joining RIBnet and expecting answers to basic questions asked a hundred times before. So not really surprising that they either don't get answered or get a sarcastic comment. They then come to the conclusion that RIBnet is unfriendly (which it isn't).

So the bottom line is which format you like? I like both! But for different reasons. If you like one more than another then say goodbye to whichever you dislike and be done with it. Move on!
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More criticism about RHIBs, Shinyshoe you just keep proving the point over constantly putting another group down
I'm sorry you found my post to be putting your group down. If I had intended to cause offence you'd have known about it and I'd probably be having a Time Out.

I was attempting to make a serious point. Someone on RHIBs who sees a reference to RIB.net probably doesn't need to say what is RIB.net ... Its self explanatory with a quick Google if in doubt. But RHIBs doesn't self explain and Google doesn't seem to help. So when people ask what it is should it be explained as a FB Group or with some explanations of history? At some stage the Hx may become irrelevant, but currently it seems those wounds seem a bit raw still on the FB side. Is it wrong that the reason the group exists is because people didn't like the way they felt RIB.net was headed? I accept Chris's argument that the two serve different roles for him... And no doubt for many others. You can upload a PIC from the water to RIB.net but its about 20x easier to FB if you have FB app on ur phone. I even think it serves the social function better - its the here and now discussion. I don't think the platform does the technical debate any favours. Just my opinion.

Now I asked what you hoped admin would do for my post which appeared to offend. You didn't answer that.

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I am confused. Apart from not understanding the pram reference at all, I don't have any problem with the majority of the ex-members. There may be one or two who I wouldnt rush to buy a pint at the bar, but the vast majority I have no beef with but they clearly have a beef with someone because they don't like someones opinion... They are the ones who walked out in a huff not me. Unless I'm mistaken I doubt they have any beef with me personally.

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Not sure you would know if I had or hadn't cruised with you? Some of the cruises have so many people would you know everyones RIB.net name? Certainly I don't just walk up to people in RIB and ask them who they post as on RIB.net... So I have no idea who I've met or not met appart from two people who have specifically identified themselves to me.

Do you know I'm not a poster on RHIBs? I've certainly hung around that virtual sailing club bar enough to know if I want to be a regular member.

On the other hand I've been to a fair few sailing clubs and know which ones I'd join if they were near me and which I wouldn't. Most of that has nothing to do with the sailing. So while you might all be lovely people on the water some people really struggle to interact well in certain situations and I doubt I would be comfortable in the bar afterwards if you don't like me online cause I can be twice as obnoxious face to face.
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