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Forums are old school, itís Facebook groups now ... and WhatsApp. 
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A) Web Forums are now archaic media. Social media is where it's at and draw in what limited audience there now is in the sailing scene.
B) This forum software is more archaic than most. Posting pics is painful and pics are worth more than a thousand useless words
C) Of the few that there are here, their views drown out others views.....
D) The Laser debacle topics are duller than ditchwater. Move on.
E) The SA forum is a testosterone-fuelled battle ground and only worth visiting for the nuggets of info that sometimes surface. The Ed has not realized that the world has moved on from male-dominated banter. Sometimes it feels the same here

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Personally, I would kill off this forum and move it to FB, if I was the Y&Y Ed. But then I am not.. 😎
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But FB and WhatsApp are no good for anonymity.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Aug 19 at 8:28pm
Originally posted by ttc546

Personally, I would kill off this forum and move it to FB, if I was the Y&Y Ed. But then I am not.. 😎

I strongly disagree, this forum is fairly civilised, lightly but effectively moderated and, mostly, polite. Most of the dross that turns up on my FB 'news feed' is none of the above.

BTW, I'm effectively anonymous on FB if I want to be.
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I use numerous forums, but no social media sites.
This  Forum is one of the better ones, however lack of moderation, especially personal attacks are quite shocking, the best Forum I use is https://www.aditnow.co.uk/ they will remove posts that are boring or repetitive and would certainly remove personal attacks.
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still plenty of people around who won't use facebook
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Originally posted by Riv

...but need chemical inputs...

I thought everyone here was on drugs anyway?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ttc546 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Aug 19 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by JimC

still plenty of people around who won't use facebook


I would bet that there are many-fold more sailors who inhabit FB, than inhabit this forum. That's where the potential user base lies...
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Discoball,
Probably are due to age related health issues  LOL


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