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Old 03-11-2016, 04:12 PM   #1
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Increase the image size until the avatar is completely out of sight to the left and all the text to the right can be seen. Then guess who posted the post. There are too many posters now to guess right most of the time but frequently it can be done. I can easily identify Marin's posts and many others.

I think something has been lost here on the forum w so many posting reading from a stranger may be the norm now. Before 2011 (or so) we were a very small comunity and a new poster was almost a rarity. We had little knowledge to draw on and some threads went on and on trying to sort it out or win a certian point of view. Now when a qusetion is raised it frequently only takes a few posts until someone w real good knowledge posts practically all that is known about the question. That and the search engine will be of great benefit to me long after I am "outa here" as a talker.

But I feel we've lost a club like closeness that we once had. It's a good thing it was replaced (to some degree) w something really valuable but I knda miss the old days here. Now the threads are a little like reading a book by cutting out all the pages and picking them up at random reading along.
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
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Mr. mb. "...it frequently only takes a few posts until someone w real good knowledge posts practically all that is known about the question."

HAH! And the thread still goes on for 300 posts. Not necessarily a bad thing unless member's members start getting waved around. The only bad thing about thread drift is some valuable information gets lost in the shuffle and it's nigh on impossible to find it when you're looking for it.

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Old 03-11-2016, 04:58 PM   #3
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I see a lot of newbies coming here at or around retirement. I think that comes from greater social media awareness the younger you go. But it's also true that the signal to noise ratio has lessened. C'est la vie.


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Old 03-11-2016, 05:16 PM   #4
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Looks to me like some may be suffering from # of posts envy. Too bad rules of feedback in group dynamics can't be followed as in read the comment, no need to attacking the poster if you don't agree with the post.
I like Manyboats idea and it would be a good idea using it in the OTDE area.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:26 PM   #5
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*sigh*

I wasnt here in the golden era, and you guys suck for making me feel bad about it.

Better?

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:29 PM   #6
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*sigh*

I wasnt here in the golden era, and you guys suck for making me feel bad about it.

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No golden era....and some good and some bad have moved on. Some by choice some by management.

Stay and enjoy....
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:24 PM   #7
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... There are too many posters now to guess right most of the time but frequently it can be done. I can easily identify Marin's posts and many others.

Now when a qusetion is raised it frequently only takes a few posts until someone w real good knowledge posts practically all that is known about the question.
I'm relatively new to TF (~1 Yr) but basically here for the good info vs social media...

I wish we had a way to "agree" / "disagree" or Similar to eBay rate a Positive - Neutral - Negative rating for posts / posters - that way you could look up if a poster had a reliable rating or was more frequently questioned.

There are many TF'ers that I value inputs from... others not so much.
I wish there was a way to express that vs spending yrs trying to figure out who is in the know.

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Old 03-11-2016, 08:34 PM   #9
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I'm relatively new to TF (~1 Yr) but basically here for the good info vs social media...

I wish we had a way to "agree" / "disagree" or Similar to eBay rate a Positive - Neutral - Negative rating for posts / posters - that way you could look up if a poster had a reliable rating or was more frequently questioned.

There are many TF'ers that I value inputs from... others not so much.
I wish there was a way to express that vs spending yrs trying to figure out who is in the know.

Just say'in

Problem with that...one member posted flat out it didn't matter who was correct in thier post...it was more important that he could articulate his point better because of his particular talent...not boating knowledge or experience.

Seemed that his following of new people and another certain group that supported him would agree with him no matter what.

Many famous scientists, discoverers, explorers of the past were thrown in prison for their ideas....ideas that weren't "popular".
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... Before 2011 (or so) we were a very small comunity and a new poster was almost a rarity. ...

But I feel we've lost a club like closeness that we once had. It's a good thing it was replaced (to some degree) w something really valuable but I knda miss the old days here. Now the threads are a little like reading a book by cutting out all the pages and picking them up at random reading along.
Should I be sorry having begun interaction in late 2010? ... I've gained much insight and information since joining.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:00 PM   #11
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Should I be sorry having begun interaction in late 2010? ... I've gained much insight and information since joining.
No, you should have begun interaction on the TrawlerWorldList in the late 1990s. That was the true "golden era" for trawlering! 😀


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Old 03-11-2016, 10:20 PM   #12
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... I've gained much insight and information since joining.
Not to mention a whole new positive outlook on fly-bridges!
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:23 PM   #13
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Mark if information is what you seek no.
More information and better information now.
But the information in the posts is harder to follow since a response is likely to be 5, 6 or so posts down the line. In the old days one could post and in the morning there may be one or two posts closely linked .... kinda like a book would read. Now there's more info but it lacks the continuity of the past. That's a negative and the positive of better information now may have a net outcome of equal value.

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There was'nt that many in the past and it became clear fairly fast who really had something to offer. Oh, here's that same old crap from Jack Nash or ... oh I better read this. My appoligies if there's a Jack Nash here.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:23 PM   #14
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No, you should have begun interaction on the TrawlerWorldList in the late 1990s. That was the true "golden era" for trawlering! 😀

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But I was betwixt boating during the '90s.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:31 PM   #15
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And if I wasn't counseled at TF, I'd have an orange pilothouse roof rather than bright yellow.

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No, you should have begun interaction on the TrawlerWorldList in the late 1990s. That was the true "golden era" for trawlering! 😀


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I was there in the late 90s.....and that is what spawned this forum!!!!
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And if I wasn't counseled at TF, I'd have an orange pilothouse roof rather than bright yellow.

I like it-but my wife says I have no taste.
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Ya bunch of old fuddy duddies....
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:40 AM   #19
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I like it-but my wife says I have no taste.
The wife is wrong ddalme. A bright color on a roof is fine as you can see in the two or three pics Mark has posted of his boat. Unless you're in a hillicopter all you see of the bright color is not far from a narrow line. And you seem to know that yellow goes better w green than orange.

Mark what yellow is that? Is it Brightside or some other familiar coating?
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:00 AM   #20
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Before Trawler forum there was Passagemaker board but they change the site so often, made it hard to sign back on, and lost history that TrawlerForum was created. Back on Passagemaker we had almost a cult following Peopl and groups would read each morning just to read to live thru our posts. If was like having morning coffee with a group or friends. Also the profile required basic information about you and your boat so we could read a bit about the person to reply specifically to them. Now there are only a few I know something about, so I don't post much.


It would be nice if profiles were required up dated.
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