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Old 01-21-2020, 11:42 PM   #1
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I have been on this site for 7 or so years and have posted, well, enough. I am getting censored and ignored which is a huge waste of my time so I have decided to bail for a while, or permanently. My posts are part of the record so if I ever said anything useful you can read it with a search.

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Old 01-22-2020, 12:27 AM   #2
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You will look hard to find a join date earlier than mine, and I get it. I have had periods of relative inactivity here because for a long time I preferred the Trawlers and Trawlering email list which I joined in 1998. But fatigue like you are experiencing happens. Come back refreshed another time. Thanks for your opinions and contributions, because without them the site is useless.
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:49 AM   #3
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Dang! My join date was sooo close... have to look harder I guess.


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Old 01-22-2020, 01:07 AM   #4
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... I am getting censored and ignored...
Guessing you want this discussed,instead of folding your tent and stealing away into the night. It could come from moderation,which under the Rules is not up for discussion,so we can`t. Does it relate to another member calling you a troll?
I like the irony of putting it in the "Welcome Mat".
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:10 AM   #5
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Well, I suppose I am a relative newbie.

What interests me is that sometimes I come across a post, like Gene above, who have been members for a long period of time with very little active posting.

Is it because they are avid readers who do not wish to interact much, or do they just simply visit the site very infrequently.

As 'rgano' notes,the value of these sites comes from the interaction of the members.

IMHO, the 'feeling' of site seems to have changed over time. When I first joined there was a strong group of interesting characters complete with their opinions, which led to some funny & heated offerings, some of which the mods put a stop to.

The occasional member was barred and a few left in a huff, some returned(and left again) and some we never heard of again.

I kind of miss the old days.
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:21 AM   #6
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I have been on this site for 7 or so years and have posted, well, enough. I am getting censored and ignored which is a huge waste of my time so I have decided to bail for a while, or permanently. My posts are part of the record so if I ever said anything useful you can read it with a search.



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Well I have not been here long enough to ignore you Xsbank. Maybe see you on the water
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:56 AM   #8
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Greetings,
Mr. X. Your call, my friend. I'll miss your input...sober second thought, as it were. Keep well, please.
Highest Regards....
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:15 AM   #9
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I have been on this site for 7 or so years and have posted, well, enough. I am getting censored and ignored which is a huge waste of my time so I have decided to bail for a while, or permanently. My posts are part of the record so if I ever said anything useful you can read it with a search.

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Tell us something that interests me, you custom trawler, please.
We all like to brag about our boats.
Tell us about the short comings and how you have and will improve your boat.
I am sure your description and picture will interest most, some, especially me.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:24 AM   #10
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I wouldn't take it personally. I lurk a lot, sometimes for weeks, without posting. And, sometimes, when I do, I find that my answers are harsher than I mean them to be at times. It's hard to convey feeling on the internet.

But, when I do post, I think of it as the equivalent of sitting around with a bunch of cruisers at some marina lounge. Unless, I think I have something unique to offer, I'll just listen. And, sometimes, you just don't feel like talking (or posting).

< to show I am a friendly guy.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:27 AM   #12
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Well Mr X I will certainly miss your posts and humor. I like that you do not filter your posts.
I know you'll be back.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:29 AM   #13
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me too
I will be the first to admit, some of my comments make no sense and sometimes wrong, which folks are not shy about pointing out.
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:32 AM   #14
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me too
I will be the first to admit, some of my comments make no sense and sometimes wrong, which folks are not shy about pointing out.
You're not wrong there!
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:19 AM   #15
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Goodbye

XS. I always learn something from your posts. I even had to look up TTFN
Please donít leave...
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:27 AM   #16
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You're not wrong there!
Thanks bud. LOL
At least being wrong does stimulate additional comment and discussion.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:50 AM   #17
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I've taken a break or two myself over the years. Hopefully you come back to add to the flavor, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

The very best of luck to you either way, sir.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:06 AM   #18
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XS, I hate to see anyone leave but certainly understand if you do. Social media in general has unfortunately become a place where faceless people can can be hurtful in what they post or reply with little or no repercussions. Some, I think, do it intentionally just to get under your skin. I read post a lot more than posting now and try to ignore the idiots but value all the good shared information. Take a break perhaps but I hope you come back.
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