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Old 02 April 2004, 06:00   #41
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Cos we really do need more Smilies dont we Manos? I mean how do you cope with the mere 21 available on this forum!!!

John,

I joined this forum in 2000, after meeting you at LBS IIRC. Its fantastic both in the way that it has grown and the way it can consume time when I am supposed to be working. (Like now)

You are doing the right thing to keep the core part of it free - I would include PM's and pictures in this as I think they both enhance the community.

Charge for buying and selling. Absolutely do.

Charge for advertising. (& I am glad to hear that that wont include popups!)

Sell RIB.NET gear if you like. But make sure that it doesnt become a monster in its own right to control.

Most importantly, keep up the good work!

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Old 02 April 2004, 06:07   #42
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Re: A great forum

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One idea I have is for the reference section. A glossary of Rib and other water usage terminology would be helpful especially for newcomers. Also a directory where problems previously discussed could be filed in an FAQ section. Plus an indexed section of previously posted URL's which point us to suppliers of relevant items or items of interest.
John, thanks for your suggestions. The idea of a FAQ is definitely worthwhile, and something that I have had on my "to do" list for a while. There are definitely a few topics that come up repeatedly. A glossary would also be useful.

Links pages can be useful, but unless they are carefully categorised and maintained can quickyl become unusable. I'm sure we've all seen links pages which are just a massive collection of unsorted URLs! As part of the upgrade that will see the directory relaunched I will be changing the links page to a more comprehensive system that will allow people to add links as they find them.

Any membership system that is put into place must be very simple and easy, so I think that anything involving number or frequency of posts is going to be a non-starter.

My suggested scheme keeps the forums substantially unchanged, doesn't restrict peoples ability to ask questions or give answers, but does mean that I don't have to rely on people to pay up when they sell a boat (thanks to those that have paid, no thanks to those of you who haven't when you should have!) and anyone else who wants to support the site financially can do so. It will also be fully automated and not reply on me being able to manually process registrations.

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Old 02 April 2004, 06:14   #43
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GREAT Jonh!!
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You are doing the right thing to keep the core part of it free - I would include PM's and pictures in this as I think they both enhance the community.
I was never keen on the idea of restricting images or PMs, but thought I'd see what people reckon as it is the way that a number of other forums work. There was always a slim chance that people would say "I think PMs are worth paying for" . . .
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Sell RIB.NET gear if you like. But make sure that it doesnt become a monster in its own right to control.
That is a concern. If I offer the service via RIBnet I would want it to work well, without committing me to put more time into it (I reckon RIBnet owes me something like 1500 hours to date!). I had been hoping that a UK (or european) based equivalent of CafePress would come up as the shipping rates make it a non-starter as far as I am concerned. I havan't found anything suitable so far, but I'll keep looking.

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< edit: Actually the international shipping rates charged by CafePress have come down a bit, but with the possibility of duty and VAT to pay on arrival it's still going to make for an expensive T shirt! >
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Old 02 April 2004, 06:35   #45
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Cos we really do need more Smilies dont we Manos? I mean how do you cope with the mere 21 available on this forum!!! Alan
Alan I think that (and I believe that I speak for most of the p[people I know in this forum) we come here to unwine and relax. Serious talk is OK but having some fun is what what people are looking for.

I believe that this forum is rightly balanced and works well.

So HAVE MORE SMILIES!!
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Hey we do a great line in Icom branded kit
hats, bags, shirts, cd holders etc.

Check out the wesite

www.icomuk.co.uk

Bugger is that an advert?
Best get my credit card out now!

Kind regards
I've already paid for 2 Icom radios, I can't afford anything else with the Icom name on it.
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Old 02 April 2004, 07:52   #47
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I've already paid for 2 Icom radios, I can't afford anything else with the Icom name on it.
Is because you bought them from the UK.
Try the USA or SAfrica
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Old 02 April 2004, 07:55   #48
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Is because you bought thme from the UK. Try the USA or SAfrica
Manos

I hope your not trying to suggest that these fine upstanding people break the law!

And you get better VFM with us.
Hell you don't get anyone from Icom US or Icom Sa on here offering help and advice

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Old 02 April 2004, 07:59   #49
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Hi John,

First of all, Congratulations...

RIBnet is THE most useful internet site I have ever come across. In my humble (50 posts!) opinion, the scheme that you suggest (Buy and Sell paid advertising) is a good one because it leaves the essnece of RIBnet unchanged. People (like me) can still have their questions or worries answered with (astonishing) accuracy free of charge. I believe if this is kept in mind when reorganising the site, both to reward your effort and help maintain the site, then RIBnet will continue to grow and to be the open, friendly and knowledgable community that it is.

And what better way to express this ethos of RIBnet, than with smilies! (or a pennant for RIBnet members, so we can wave to each other out on the water!)
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Old 02 April 2004, 08:49   #50
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I hope your not trying to suggest that these fine upstanding people break the law!
And you get better VFM with us.
Hell you don't get anyone from Icom US or Icom Sa on here offering help and advice
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Just joking Jon. I'm sure ICOM UK does its best for their customers. I had bought an ICOM from the UK a few years back had a problem with it and have to say that the service I received was EXCELLENT! (getting old hence the reading glasses)
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