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Old 12 October 2014, 10:32   #1
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I have watched the forum for a long time & been a member for around a year now. In the early days I gained a lot of advice, encouragement and had some good banter which I enjoy - it was a pleasure to be on the forum.

However the forum for me is slowly starting to lose credibility. Notwithstanding the fact that sarcasm doesn't always come across online, there are a number of more experienced members on here who are happy to put down other members, their boats or their advice for it not being in keeping with their boat, their views on boat usage, rough weather handling, wave slapping experiences or anything else that fails to impress. It's fine to say you don't like a boat, even say why you don't like it - but to get personal against the owner because you prefer another boat is a bit off in my book. I have been subject to this recently but I see there are others who are also subject to this too.

It's a sad thing for me to say, as most on here still offer respectful advice, but my enjoyment of being on here is being reduced by the few.


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Old 12 October 2014, 10:38   #2
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You will not get an argument from me with those thoughts
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Old 12 October 2014, 10:54   #3
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Old 12 October 2014, 10:56   #4
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I admit it.We've all lost our way, it used to be better in the old days, we used to be better people and I for one won't stand for it.

Well said Nos Now can you teach me how to weld
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Old 12 October 2014, 10:59   #5
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HAve you bought another tig welder, or do you need to drill a hole?
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Old 12 October 2014, 11:04   #6
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Sorry Ovey, I didn't mean to highjack this thread, I'll continue this conversation on the Dolly thread
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I have to agree with the lead post on this thread sadly. It's a great site & I'm sure that I'm not alone in getting (& hopefully giving) some good advice.
Being a bloke in my 50's I understand a bit of the banter that goes on but at times it gets a bit personal. We all have opinions & experiences that may differ to others but sometimes it gets harsh and I've found myself reporting some stuff to the mods & I've found them very good.
Not everybody has deep pockets to buy the newest/latest stuff and I certainly wouldn't dismiss somebody that wanted to get started on the cheap end of the market. I've done it and traded up (in my opinion) based to some degree on what I've learnt on here.
There are some excellent threads. Some informative, some funny & some like the Gurnards that make me VERY envious and want to do more.
Let's concentrate on the good stuff.
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Old 12 October 2014, 11:12   #8
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That's fine Whisper, don't worry.

I echo that from Paddlers - let's keep to the good stuff!


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Old 12 October 2014, 11:37   #9
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Hi,

I totally agree with you!
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