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WTF happened to this place in the last couple months? It's basically shit now.  Every meaningful thread devolves into politics with no relevance to sailing or racing.

The "Pay to Play" thread has turned into a debate on healthcare costs and insurance premiums... The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards some losers' perspective on Polish women and their comparative contributions during WW2... it's like the History Channel before it turned into all "Ancient Aliens" all the time.

Ed - get it together and kick the offenders off.

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Did anybody watch the San Francisco / New Orleans game last weekend?  Holy smokes. Best NFL game I've seen in years, other than Roger Goodell Memorial Domestic Abuse Suspension Roullette.

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14 minutes ago, Starboard!! said:

... Every meaningful thread devolves into politics with no relevance to sailing or racing.

...The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards ...

Ed - get it together and kick the offenders off.

Thanks for bringing up the crystal blue thread. I found the legal implications of large motor boat sex and the court descriptions of the power imbalance between skipper and crew were particularly germane to managing my sailboat and my next protest hearing under the racing rules of sailing. It was truely meaningfull for sailing and racing.

By all means the Ed should ignore his commercial self interest and respond to your preferences as you are a well established member of the community

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42 minutes ago, Starboard!! said:

WTF happened to this place in the last couple months? It's basically shit now.  Every meaningful thread devolves into politics with no relevance to sailing or racing.

The "Pay to Play" thread has turned into a debate on healthcare costs and insurance premiums... The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards some losers' perspective on Polish women and their comparative contributions during WW2... it's like the History Channel before it turned into all "Ancient Aliens" all the time.

Ed - get it together and kick the offenders off.

I see you just joined. Do note that this site has been perpetually "ruined" for almost two decades. Somehow it keeps alive. I wonder why that is?

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This guy has mosquito killing farts:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10522729/man-farts-kill-mosquitos/

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Supposedly they are strong enough to kill insects in a 6 mile radius.

 

My question is that will they kill those frigging black flies that come around on the light air days on the Chesapeake? 

 

If this guy can actually do this, will they make a documentary about it and call it "Gone With The Wind"?

 

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This site actually use to be filled with good content.  Now there are less than 100 posts a day.  I guess there must be a lot of clicks and that's what is driving advertising.  

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11 minutes ago, fastyacht said:

I see you just joined. Do note that this site has been perpetually "ruined" for almost two decades. Somehow it keeps alive. I wonder why that is?

It's less about the off-topicness and more about the tediousness of the off-topic discussions. Let's have 10 pages of climate change debate, or an economic debate on health care premiums. That shit is boring and you're not going to change any minds.

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15 minutes ago, GLAZE said:

This site actually use to be filled with good content.  Now there are less than 100 posts a day.  I guess there must be a lot of clicks and that's what is driving advertising.  

Forum content is created by the members of the forum.  You have 494 posts in almost 16 years, about  2 1/2 posts a month or 0.085 posts a day.  It would take 1175 forum members posting at that rate to get 100 posts a day.  

 

:D

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3 minutes ago, slap said:

Forum content is created by the members of the forum.  You have 494 posts in almost 16 years, about  2 1/2 posts a month or 0.085 posts a day.  It would take 1175 forum members posting at that rate to get 100 posts a day.  

 

:D

Don't worry I have been making up for him. Unfortuaneyly also too many o.t. posts.

 

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Gotta say, I agree with the OP. This place used to be self policing regarding anything non sailing. Back in the day if you posted that Home Depot rant you would get flamed. I don't come here to hear a guy bitch about not getting special treatment, on Black Friday, at Home Depot, so he can buy a $4,97 timer.

Please, take that shit to GA and your politics to PA. Please, back to sailing.

 

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38 minutes ago, Starboard!! said:

That shit is boring and you're not going to change any minds.

Well guess what fella.  Neither are you!

I would be happy to discuss the horrors of the Eastern Front in WW II, take the battle for Stalingrad for example  The Soviets...

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14 minutes ago, no shoes said:

Gotta say, I agree with the OP. This place used to be self policing regarding anything non sailing. Back in the day if you posted that Home Depot rant you would get flamed. I don't come here to hear a guy bitch about not getting special treatment, on Black Friday, at Home Depot, so he can buy a $4,97 timer.

Please, take that shit to GA and your politics to PA. Please, back to sailing.

 

the thing is , he did take it to GA,  there was a second thread he started... 

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1 hour ago, GLAZE said:

This site actually use to be filled with good content.  Now there are less than 100 posts a day.  I guess there must be a lot of clicks and that's what is driving advertising.  

Well, I have an idea---how about *you* create some "content?"  You've been registered since 2004. That's when I had my original login. Great! An old timer. But see, you haven't posted much....
Yeah, 80% of mine is crap. But there 's good stuff in there too. Do you know only a month ago I had a conversation with Julian on here. That was a great pleasure and what he wrote was greatly fascinating and of interest to all of us dinghy sailors. All is not lost. Not even close.

Just contribute something of value and "pay it forward" as we used to say in USENET.

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12 minutes ago, fastyacht said:

Well, I have an idea---how about *you* create some "content?"  You've been registered since 2004. That's when I had my original login. Great! An old timer. But see, you haven't posted much....
Yeah, 80% of mine is crap. But there 's good stuff in there too. Do you know only a month ago I had a conversation with Julian on here. That was a great pleasure and what he wrote was greatly fascinating and of interest to all of us dinghy sailors. All is not lost. Not even close.

Just contribute something of value and "pay it forward" as we used to say in USENET.

What's the point though, if it's too much trouble to sort through the crap to find good content?

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To the OP Starboard!!

Here’s my sailing related contribution for the day. The word on the street is that if you drink enough of these, the logo will eventually alter course.

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4 minutes ago, Starboard!! said:

What's the point though? All the valuable content is overwhelmed by the crap. Not worth the time to sort through it.  Looking through the old threads, sure there was a lot of off-topic stuff, but the ratio of clever:drivel was higher.

I have an idea. If you feel that way about it, just log off, and piss of to somewhere else.

(But you don't really feel that way because if you did, you wouldn't be on here starting this minor rant. Hahahaha!)

I'm really sorry that a thread about Greta, a thread about some Australians Boffing on a stinkpot, and some fucking thread about "pay to pay" are heavily infected with O.T.
O H  T H E   H O R R O R ! ! ! !2

Methinks the People Have Spoken.

 

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1 hour ago, Sail4beer said:

Timeout for some cooking!

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/bacon-and-cheese-quiche/19288cf4-0cdc-46cc-bc86-4c9bfa799695

If you’re a pussy vegan, just take out all the good stuff.

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Real blokes don't eat quiche

 

It's an ( drops voice a couple of octaves )......   Open topped bacon and egg pie.....

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I've been on a lot of forums before, and have seen a few who have axed all politics because of the attacks and bitterness. From a content perspective, it always removes that extra crazy bit of energy on a website and a lot of people leave. The biggest uniqueness of sailing anarchy is its anarchy.  I think there is a preferred spectrum in between 4chan to something really bland that this place should stay at.

I used to be more political, but now i see those who think they know how everything works to be pretty arrogant, and the following personal attacks to be even more pathetic. Let the pathetic attacks and attitudes be exposed imo

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22 minutes ago, Starboard!! said:

What's the point though, if it's too much trouble to sort through the crap to find good content?

That's some very weak sauce buddy.

If that's the best you can do, never mind posting any content.

 

19 minutes ago, wal' said:

Real blokes don't eat quiche

Yes they do, they just eat it rare.

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4 minutes ago, Starboard!! said:

See the thing is... the couple dozen posters with 7000+ posts only represent the loudest part of the "people".  And so most of the people speak but just declining to participate, which is why overall thread & posting counts are declining.

 

Bah humbug. Participation on forums is declining all over. Forums are a bit 1990s. Verbal discussion has mostly moved to WhatsApp, Telegram and Twitter.

I've looked at some of your 94 posts. Sorry, I don't think you are the saviour of SA.

 

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28 minutes ago, fufkin said:

To the OP Starboard!!

Here’s my sailing related contribution for the day. The word on the street is that if you drink enough of these, the logo will eventually alter course.

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Do they make Port?

I like a nice glass of Port in front of the fire.

Not from a can though.

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58 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:

No, no, no, pasta, it's all about the pasta.

I often make my own.

I thought this site was for stories about our Italian mothers, our good old army days, and appreciations of Slavic beauty. Does anyone have anything to contribute?

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2 hours ago, Starboard!! said:

WTF happened to this place in the last couple months? It's basically shit now.  Every meaningful thread devolves into politics with no relevance to sailing or racing.

The "Pay to Play" thread has turned into a debate on healthcare costs and insurance premiums... The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards some losers' perspective on Polish women and their comparative contributions during WW2... it's like the History Channel before it turned into all "Ancient Aliens" all the time.

Ed - get it together and kick the offenders off.

Why don’t you get off your arse and post some non-shit then?

Or do you sit in front of your refrigerator having a tanty because nobody will open the door and feed you?

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1 hour ago, Ed Lada said:

No, no, no, pasta, it's all about the pasta.

I often make my own.

I thought this site was for stories about our Italian mothers, our good old army days, and appreciations of Slavic beauty. Does anyone have anything to contribute?

When sailing, one must be careful to not spill the soup.

That's all for now. Return to your tasks.

- DSK

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3 hours ago, Starboard!! said:

WTF happened to this place in the last couple months? It's basically shit now.  Every meaningful thread devolves into politics with no relevance to sailing or racing.

The "Pay to Play" thread has turned into a debate on healthcare costs and insurance premiums... The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards some losers' perspective on Polish women and their comparative contributions during WW2... it's like the History Channel before it turned into all "Ancient Aliens" all the time.

Ed - get it together and kick the offenders off.

Whose sock are you? All the decline of SA predates your membership. How the hell do you know what it was like?

Feel free to start a sailing thread. Really.

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Furthermore, the O.P.'s own thread on "Offshore Racing Costs" seems to have ZERO off topic.
I really don't see what the fucking problem is.
Some threads (this one for instance) are *supposed* to go off the rails!

IF I were to post a sailing thing on this thread, I suppose THAT would be off-topic!

 

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2 hours ago, no shoes said:

Gotta say, I agree with the OP. This place used to be self policing regarding anything non sailing. Back in the day if you posted that Home Depot rant you would get flamed. I don't come here to hear a guy bitch about not getting special treatment, on Black Friday, at Home Depot, so he can buy a $4,97 timer.

Please, take that shit to GA and your politics to PA. Please, back to sailing.

 

That guy got bagged six ways to Sunday for that rant. 

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I suggest the dude chilling park. Hey, it's in Vancouver! https://grist.org/cities/patriotic-vancouver-citizens-successfully-lobby-google-to-give-a-park-a-funny-name/

dude_chilling_park

" It’s possible that Canada doesn’t have enough problems. How else do you explain the fact that nearly 1,700 Vancouver natives have poured their activist instincts into giving a park a silly new name? On the other hand, their success rate is high: On Google Maps, Guelph Park is now officially called “Dude Chilling Park.”

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1 hour ago, monsoon said:

There's nothing here that can't be fixed with a good prawn recipe

Image result for prawn recipes

It aint hard to find a good one..  

1 lb shrimp(Preferably straight off the boat)

1 can o beer (whatever is on hand, but stay away from "light")

1 stick o butter.

(Garlic, shalots, parsley, lemon, and whatever else you like to zhuzh it up a bit, Optional)

Melt butter in sauté pan, add shrimp, cook till almost done, beer to deglaze, serve with Cheetos, dirt, sand, Doritos, rocks, lays, leaves, Fritos or whatever else falls in pan when cooking around the fire pit.  

Best if served beachside, poolside, lakeside or after midnight during spring break in Mexico.  :D

Yuuuuuummmm. 

DONE!!!  

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2 hours ago, GLAZE said:

This site actually use to be filled with good content.  Now there are less than 100 posts a day.  I guess there must be a lot of clicks and that's what is driving advertising.  

Well, it has been a long while since we have had a good Porn War....  

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1 hour ago, Starboard!! said:

What's the point though, if it's too much trouble to sort through the crap to find good content?

It's really easy my friend, if you don't like it, don't click on it.  Easy Peasy...  

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40 minutes ago, fastyacht said:

Furthermore, the O.P.'s own thread on "Offshore Racing Costs" seems to have ZERO off topic.
I really don't see what the fucking problem is.
Some threads (this one for instance) are *supposed* to go off the rails!

IF I were to post a sailing thing on this thread, I suppose THAT would be off-topic!

 

Thread drift is life.

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1 hour ago, fufkin said:

To the OP Starboard!!

Here’s my sailing related contribution for the day. The word on the street is that if you drink enough of these, the logo will eventually alter course.

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the beer is called "starboard" but the boat on the label is on port - DISCUSS

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1 minute ago, Mark Set said:

the beer is called "starboard" but the boat on the label is on port - DISCUSS

Obviously, the  boat on the label is hearing the hail while drinking Pale Ale, not quite in a gale under sail looking for the whale tail to prevail 

 

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9 minutes ago, Mark Set said:

the beer is called "starboard" but the boat on the label is on port - DISCUSS 

But the boom [might] just be a bit over-center towards the

side of the boat, which would [technically] make it on starboard [tack], even though the sail is inflated on the [right side as if on port tack.]

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2 hours ago, fufkin said:

To the OP Starboard!!

Here’s my sailing related contribution for the day. The word on the street is that if you drink enough of these, the logo will eventually alter course.

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to be fair...the can is green.

 

 

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1 hour ago, fastyacht said:

Let's see...O.P. is all hurt because two non-sailing threads are infected with Off Topic shit!
Pay to Play is not about sailing. It is about being a paying passenger.
M/V Crystal is about a fucking on a motorboat! That's already Off ON Topic!!!

 

FIFY

 

 

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1 hour ago, fastyacht said:

Furthermore, the O.P.'s own thread on "Offshore Racing Costs" seems to have ZERO off topic.
I really don't see what the fucking problem is.
Some threads (this one for instance) are *supposed* to go off the rails!

IF I were to post a sailing thing on this thread, I suppose THAT would be off-topic!

 

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6 hours ago, Starboard!! said:

WTF happened to this place in the last couple months? It's basically shit now.  Every meaningful thread devolves into politics with no relevance to sailing or racing.

The "Pay to Play" thread has turned into a debate on healthcare costs and insurance premiums... The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards some losers' perspective on Polish women and their comparative contributions during WW2... it's like the History Channel before it turned into all "Ancient Aliens" all the time.

Ed - get it together and kick the offenders off.

The OP should remember what forum this is...

 

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anarchy
/ˈanəki/
noun
noun: anarchy
  1. 1.
    a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems.
    "he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy"
     
  2. 2.
    absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
     
     

     
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20 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

WTF is that?

off topic.

Sailboats, Barcolana regatta in the Gulf of Trieste, off the coast of northeastern Italy, on October 13

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6 hours ago, Starboard!! said:

The MV Crystal Blue sex-crash thread lasted barely a couple posts before it shifted towards some losers' perspective on Polish women and their comparative contributions during WW2...

I'm disappointed with the direction that thread went, considering it had "sex" in the title....

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The site will only get back on track if @RobPerry returns with some of his best pie recipes and a list of his favorite LPs.

Stuff of legends that only sailors can truly appreciate.

 

Nowadays if you want to read about his Polaris 36 design and how to brine a turkey, you have to go to his FB page.

 

 

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