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Old 12 October 2014, 11:46   #11
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If anyone has examples of specific posts that they feel are abusive please use the "Report post" icon to let us know.

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I've done that before now John and it was sorted straight away. I'd like also to thank you and the other Mods for your efforts, I regard this as a very well run forum.
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Old 12 October 2014, 15:20   #12
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The OP never mentioned anything about 'abusive posts', lets be honest we all know the type of responses to legitimate questions that he is on about.

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Old 12 October 2014, 15:42   #13
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The OP never mentioned anything about 'abusive posts', lets be honest we all know the type of responses to legitimate questions that he is on about.



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No sorry I don't. Do please enlighten me so that I don't offend newcomers. I won't want to do that as I was one myself and if I remember correctly the good outweighed any adverse comments tenfold.


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Old 12 October 2014, 16:53   #14
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We should all remember the old adage "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

Also, try a and keep posts helpful - especially to new members, who might not yet "get" the banter on here.
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It's the type of post that slates you for owning a particular type of boat and questions how valid any opinion or experience you have given to date, because of owning that boat in my case. The post wasn't abusive but made me change my opinion about some members (I can't see on my phone to confirm but I believe it to have been an admin that started the knocking in my case).

But there are also a lot of general derogatory posts aimed at owners of a few select boats rather than the boat itself. Not everyone can afford the latest gadgets or big sea ribs, or want jockey seats due to having families etc. so make their choices of boat, layout, engines and gadgets for different reasons or what's available within a budget.

It's fair enough to quantify why a particular boat isn't that good, but just to knock the owner for owning it is tiresome.

And it's not that I can't take a joke or dish it out, 22 years in the navy made sure that I can happily do both. I do enjoy the banter on here, and generally enjoy the advice too. On the whole it's a good forum, but occasionally it lets itself down.

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Just like cars, someone will always have a bigger, newer, and better rib than the one you have but as long as a rib is safe and seaworthy and the owner is having fun then that is all that counts for me.

I take the pisk out of LR owners on here but in reality it is only banter and I think that most LR owners on here know that, and also as is the comments from the anti Jap Brigade.

Lifes too short to take offence you will never have a forum that has a 100% harmony with all it's members but RIBnet is 99% there in my opinion.

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It's the type of post that slates you for owning a particular type of boat and questions how valid any opinion or experience you have given to date, because of owning that boat in my case. The post wasn't abusive but made me change my opinion about some members (I can't see on my phone to confirm but I believe it to have been an admin that started the knocking in my case).

But there are also a lot of general derogatory posts aimed at owners of a few select boats rather than the boat itself. Not everyone can afford the latest gadgets or big sea ribs, or want jockey seats due to having families etc. so make their choices of boat, layout, engines and gadgets for different reasons or what's available within a budget.

It's fair enough to quantify why a particular boat isn't that good, but just to knock the owner for owning it is tiresome.

And it's not that I can't take a joke or dish it out, 22 years in the navy made sure that I can happily do both. I do enjoy the banter on here, and generally enjoy the advice too. On the whole it's a good forum, but occasionally it lets itself down.

Just my thoughts.


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Yes good points well made. I remember being new and taking a comment to heart. There is a fine banter line which is hard enough between friends and therefore neigh impossible to judge with someone you don't really know and thru the written medium.
We need to be more responsible and objective with our comments and when responding to new-bees we should err on the informative to enable them to make well rounded decisions.


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As the owner of a Ribeye and a Disco3 I'm happy to take the banter, and throw it back that's the fun of a forum like this and I don't take offence at it.

It's the personal comments that (only occasionally) come into it that disappoint me, but may offend others.


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I may have missed something, but I haven't seen anyone knocking you for your choice of boat. You raised a few eyebrows by appearing to say that the only RIBs that you consider worth owning are Ribeye or Cobra, and Poly asked you about this. He wasn't rude to you though and you were quick to concede that you could see his point and perhaps should have elaborated a bit.

Can you find me some derogatory posts which are aimed at people because of the type of boat they own? It's not something that I've noticed, but I am prepared to be corrected. You can PM me if you prefer not to do it openly.
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I'm happy to do it in the open, if only to state that I enjoy the forum but find it has slipped in credibility on certain points in my eyes.

You only have to search for Ribeye or Brig to see the knocks that usually follow them, sometimes aimed at those that own them. There are some that have agreed with me here, so I can't be the only one thinking this.

I'm not here to knock the forum in general, more to remind people that they may wish to think more before posting.


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