Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
Hospitality Officer
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
City: Pittwater
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Sarawana
Vessel Model: IG 36 Quad Cabin
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,541
I wonder what ever happened to old what's his name?

I was just going through some of the old threads and was surprised to see how many of those eminent posters are no longer around.

Like many, I 'lurked here' for a considerable period of time before summing up the courage to dive in with these types.

A fair number of the early members were a mixture of hardened old salts, knowledgeable guru's, cantankerous experts & professorial gentlemen who gazed down at us enthusiastic amateurs from considerable heights, sometime with barley concealed amusement at the shallowness of our opinions or observations.

They taught us a thing or two.

I do miss them (well most of them).
__________________
Advertisement

Andy G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 09:19 AM   #2
Guru
 
Northern Spy's Avatar
 
City: Powell River, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Northern Spy
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 26
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,567
You mean like Rick B?

One of the most eminently qualified persons to opine on yacht systems?

With a steam motor gas turbine chief engineering license?

And teaches marine engineering courses?

He's retired from being a technical consultant with the world's largest and oldest recreational marine company and now has his own consulting service for yacht refits.
__________________

Northern Spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 09:41 AM   #3
Hospitality Officer
 
Andy G's Avatar
 
City: Pittwater
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Sarawana
Vessel Model: IG 36 Quad Cabin
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,541
Yep, he was the Guru's Guru alright. I do remember one poster being unwise enough to opinion a different view on some hull speed calculation that lost me in the first sentence.

Rick B's reply was the length of War & Peace, a technical masterpiece, no opinions, just facts figures and graphs(not that I understood much of the physics involved). But I do remember being very impressed that here was someone who truly seemed to know exactly what they were talking about.

I doubt that even Marin would have argued the point with Rick- well maybe.
Andy G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 11:59 AM   #4
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,749
greetings,
Mr. AG. Being hospitality officer you may have an "in" with the mods. I'm sure they can offer a complete and private explanation. By the way, scraping paint is not what it seems to be...
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 12:07 PM   #5
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,218
"I wonder what ever happened to old what's his name?"

Did you say Marin?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Laperopuse.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	81.9 KB
ID:	54428  
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2016, 01:12 PM   #6
Guru
 
Wayfarer's Avatar
 
City: Oneida Lake, NY
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Radio Flyer
Vessel Model: Wilderness Systems Aspire 105
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
"I wonder what ever happened to old what's his name?"

Did you say Marin?
Is that Marin? I thought he had a GB 36. That's quite a wessel there!
__________________
Dave
What I drive at work
Wayfarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 11:43 AM   #7
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,246
Thankfully this board has incredible depth in the professional department that make the point without condescension or insults. Far more depth than the vast majority of casual readers will ever appreciate.

Take it from someone who used to be charged with cleaning up the mess none of you are ever privy to, some folks ain't worth the drama. For the record I was their biggest, staunchest advocate behind the scenes but sometimes you're left with no choice but to take action. I will say that the ONLY way anyone can ever be banned short of owner intervention is by a 100% unanimous vote of every single member of the Site Team which with the intentionally diverse mixture of members composing it is an incredibly high bar to cross.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,218
I've read Craig's post three times.
I can't figure where it came from or is going but that doesn't matter.

I have to agree with the following, though, about the depth.
From submarines to frozen dinners to dung beetles, I am constantly amazed at the breadth of knowledge shared.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
Thankfully this board has incredible depth in the professional department that make the point without condescension or insults. Far more depth than the vast majority of casual readers will ever appreciate.
All one needs to do is spend a bit of time on a right fighting biker forum to appreciate the personality of TF. So refreshing to see people disagree and laugh about it.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:17 PM   #9
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,246
No hidden meaning Hawg, I used to be a moderator here. I resigned a couple years ago.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:21 PM   #10
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,218
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
No hidden meaning Hawg, I used to be a moderator here. I resigned a couple years ago.

I don't think you are the hidden meaning type.
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:23 PM   #11
Curmudgeon
 
BaltimoreLurker's Avatar
 
City: Stoney Creek, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moon Dance
Vessel Model: 1974 34' Marine Trader Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawgwash View Post
All one needs to do is spend a bit of time on a right fighting biker forum to appreciate the personality of TF. So refreshing to see people disagree and laugh about it.
Vitriol? Just bring up weed, religion, police actions or the speed limit on the shooting forum I visit and stand back! Members get temporarily, and sometimes permanently, banned for their comments in those threads. It gets ugly, fast.

TF is very mellow in comparison.
BaltimoreLurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:32 PM   #12
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,246
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaltimoreLurker View Post
TF is very mellow in comparison.



Before my tenure here I previously moderated a Christian Apologetics forum. I averaged two permanent bans per day with zero peer oversight as it was so common. Deleted posts and closed threads where near constant. Trolling was outta control.

You have to work your arse off to get the boot from TF.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #13
Guru
 
Hawgwash's Avatar
 
City: Sidney
Country: Canada
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 2,218
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaltimoreLurker;
Members get temporarily, and sometimes permanently, banned for their comments in those threads. It gets ugly, fast. TF is very mellow in comparison.

I belonged to one that was pretty much like TF for a long time. Lots of real solid folks with experience and knowledge to share. Cool place.

Then it changed hands several times until one control freak got it and regularly used the bozo and ban buttons to win arguments. In fact he liked to stir it up just so he could ban people. His old man was a long time Harley guy. All junior could run was a chickster so I think that was the deal. Size mattered...
Hawgwash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 03:38 PM   #14
Guru
 
Northern Spy's Avatar
 
City: Powell River, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Northern Spy
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 26
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
I will say that the ONLY way anyone can ever be banned short of owner intervention is by a 100% unanimous vote of every single member of the Site Team which with the intentionally diverse mixture of members composing it is an incredibly high bar to cross.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CPseudonym View Post
You have to work your arse off to get the boot from TF.
Then I can only be proud that it took an USN ex-submariner A-Ganger to get over that bar.
Northern Spy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
City: southern California
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaltimoreLurker View Post
Vitriol? Just bring up weed, religion, police actions or the speed limit on the shooting forum I visit and stand back! Members get temporarily, and sometimes permanently, banned for their comments in those threads. It gets ugly, fast.

TF is very mellow in comparison.

My kid once ended up on the front page of Sailing Anarchy because they used a photo of him sailing at a regatta for the article on it. His coach sent him a screenshot.

He was bummed when I told him he could see the front page but that he wasn't allowed to read any other part of the site. It's a different place.

I must say this place is pretty calm and kind.
questionmark is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 11:42 AM   #16
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 11,319
Wifey B:

Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?

Everybody knows when you go to the show
You can't take the kids along
You've gotta read the paper and know the code
Of G, PG and are and X
You gotta know what the movie's about
Before you even go
Tex Ritter's gone and Disney's dead
The screen is filled with sex.

Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Ridin' the range alone
Whatever happened to Gene and Tex
And Roy and Rex, the Durango Kid
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
His horse, plain as can be
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Has happened to the best of me.

Everbody's tryin' to make a comment
About our doubts and fears
True Grit's the only movie
I've really understood in years
You gotta take your analyst along
To see if it's fit to see
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Has happened to the best of me.

Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Ridin' the range alone
Whatever happened to Gene and Tex
And Roy and Rex, the Durango Kid
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
His horse, plain as can be
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Has happened to the best of me.

Whatever happened to Johnny Mack Brown
And Alan "Rocky" Lane
Whatever happened to Lash LaRue
I'd love to see them again
Whatever happened to Smiley Burnett
Tim Holt and Gene Autry
Whatever happened to all of these
Has happened to the best of me.

Whatever happened to all of these
Has happened to the best of me.

BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 08:36 AM   #17
Veteran Member
 
City: Green Country
Country: US
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Spy View Post
Then I can only be proud that it took an USN ex-submariner A-Ganger to get over that bar.
Ah A gang, at some point in my frigate days they got combined with E Div, so it became A/E.

We nicked name them the division of accidents and excuses....
__________________

MRRiley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012