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Old 13 April 2015, 17:55   #51
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Very rarely. Quite a lot of stuff gets shipped off to the bilges, but not much gets deleted at all.
In fact,most of the deletions on here are for pointless posts with foul language in. There aren't many-and if the post does have something to add to the discussion the foul language gets edited instead. Children read this forum.
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Old 13 April 2015, 21:50   #52
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Right, yer whingeing buggers. I've spent half an hour checking EVERY banned member so here's some statistics for you.

There are 1021 banned usernames. 23 aren't spammers.
Out of that 23:-
1 is the swan pedalo mind control chav (for those who remember it).

2 are scammers.

18 are various trade membership violations, including the B**g duplicates.

2-yes, 2 people are on lifetime bans due to their behaviour.

One of those had 5 posts.

Please don't try and tell us we're being heavy handed.More people than that have already been banned from the FB group in the last month.
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Old 14 April 2015, 01:28   #53
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Well every winging negative thread has a silver lining even if it does highlight my general ignorance . I have just read the rules for the first time . How over complicated are they . I think I am meant to point out irony but I am not sure if LOL is text talk or not .

I have learnt what MOD means , I got the gist of their role but didn't know how many there were and thought that it was a nickname that you lot gave them and probably was from 'ministry of defence ' . I know thick I am but it does point out that if after a year or more in the site I didn't know who they were, then they cant be that law enforcing .

Even I had guessed that John was one of these rule making dictators (giggle a little bit ) but hadn't realised that the other three were .

You might think that I am sucking up here which I do not generally do but there have been a hard core of about ten members that I have learnt to rely on for help and reliable advice as a boating forum Virgin . Out of these 10 four are the gestapo which I genuinely did not know .

As for northern clique I am Derbyshire ( in the middle with no sea ) not sure where that leaves me .

Some people just don't like any restrictions at all and can't receive feedback often because their parents did not teach them to when they were young .




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Old 14 April 2015, 03:41   #54
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just read the rules for the first time all seems fair enough to me,if i had a problem with someone i would just PM them get it sorted away from the forum. i get a lot of info off here i have been boating since school around 45 years thought i new a lot but some of the guys on here are very technical very helpful and a mine of information long may that continue.its all about getting out on the water at the end of the day & keeping safe & enjoying it
cheers hope to see some of you at ERR

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Old 14 April 2015, 04:01   #55
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I generally have a look at this forum everyday, to see what's happening. I find it extremely good from a Trade Member point of view. I have signed up new Dry Stack clients and sold numerous RIBs as a direct result of this forum (one more yesterday), so long may it continue!

Ok, so it's not perfect and it's not a democracy - who cares? Use it or don't.

However, threads like this one are fascinating and compelling reading, so long live the bitchiness
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Old 14 April 2015, 04:10   #56
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However, threads like this one are fascinating and compelling reading, so long live the bitchiness

Got to agree on that.... When threads like this one come up so does the members on line now count go up
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Old 14 April 2015, 04:13   #57
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I find it extremely good from a Trade Member point of view. I have signed up new Dry Stack clients and sold numerous RIBs as a direct result of this forum (one more yesterday), so long may it continue!
That's good to hear and I hope the other 30ish trade members get the same benefit. Boats&Outboards/Peter Down had his concerns about the site and after several years as a valued trade member decided to make a principled stand:
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I've cancelled my trade membership as a result of recent issues not being taken seriously. The members are raising a genuine concern....
Unfortunately his principles didn't actually extend to ceasing trading on RIBnet. The words "cake" and "eat it" spring to mind...
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Old 14 April 2015, 04:33   #58
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I think it's called an "Aye-oop" or sommat?

Simon Axcell: Haha... No don't worry Paddlers it's not you!!
To be fair, I've got nothing against those particular northerners, its just not very productive for the forum.
Previously their voices used to get diluted amongst the many other voices on there.... Now though it seems that all I can hear is " ay'up lad" or something to that matter...

DOH!!!!..... Just noticed I'm out of bog-roll! That'l teach me!

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Old 14 April 2015, 05:02   #59
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The last time this came up or a similar thread about this place I must have missed something then too?!

All I see is I pop onto the forum (my Ribnet 'home' page is set to the SIB section as my main interest) every few hours and if there is a Q or discussion I can add to or find interesting I do so, if there is something I want to sell I post it, if I have a problem with an engine I ask for help and always have received it.

That's the forum for me, rubbery boaty discussion/help/advice/sales.

It does what it says on the tin.

I don't generally visit the bilges or get involved in political/religious/bitching stuff as like most people I guess I have enough minor grief in my life and why create more with strangers?

As a RIB/SIB forum it seems as useful as it's always been and long may it continue.
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DOH!!!!..... Just noticed I'm out of bog-roll! That'l teach me!

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Nah then, tha' dunt want t' be poncin' abaht wi that soft southern stuff, get thi sen some owd papers & rip um inta squares. worriver tha does, dunt use towd Grattan catalogue thi missis 'ad, itwer too shiny, an if tha dint fold it reight, t'sharp corners ripped thi arsoil Al sithi
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