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    Posted: 10 Mar 23 at 6:34am
Not even a PY rant.        The irony of this post is not lost on me as I think PY conspiracy rants are the most pointless of posts and nearly nobody looks like they are reading this anyway.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dakota Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 23 at 9:52am
All forums see less traffic these days . True this has declined quicker than most of the others I post on . But most of them are cycling ones so the fan base is bigger.
Tbh we all know why it declined so quickly so there is no point going over it again . I had hoped people would drift back to it after a while as there is no real other option for uk sailing chat and fb chat groups never seem to last either. But unfortunately it doesnít seem to be happening.
It seems a shame as I know some of the regulars are still posting on other sailing forums . 

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I have thought of posting something similar for a few months. Speaking for myself, I find it difficult to post a spontaneous reply, you know posters who never post anything other than criticism are going to rip it to pieces. 

Posters are also very black and white, no grey areas or acceptance of diverse opinions.

Nothing wrong with harmless conspiracy theories, poisonous theories are another matter, it would be irresponsible of a serious yachting publication not to call out the unpleasant, disrespectful posts. Posters who have been called out and been edited need to examine what they have written, perhaps think about how it would affect their lives if their opinion was published in news papers and TV news, businesses and lives could be ruined (bit over the top  Wink but you know what I mean).


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I am guessing social media takes up more of people's time these days, even at my advanced age (47!)

Whilst it doesn't necessarily provide as much sailing-related chat, it is probably where most people gravitate towards for a dose of (virtual) human interaction.

Fashions always come round again though. In another few years maybe Bulletin Boards will have a revival.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dakota Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 23 at 11:15am
Think your probably right mags.

But some forums are still surviving and the thing they do seem to have in common is a ignore feature . Itís like blocking on fb, you donít see the ignored persons posts and they donít see yours (at your discretion ) . 
That feature might have defused some of the situations that have developed on here in the past . 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote KazRob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 23 at 11:36am
Maybe some smart IT person could write an app to synchronise forum chats to posts in a Facebook group so that either format would work.

For thioe that are not aware and who may be interested, someone recentlty started a new group on FB called The Pin End that is hoping to cover some of the ground this forum used to https://www.facebook.com/groups/703800177963531/
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From time to time whilst on a really boring conference call I check in on the forum and have a read if there is any new topics. I had been fairly active a few years back but found it to be rather unfriendly with a mix of trolls, some folks who had the same old mindset and no desire to engage / discuss / be flexible or a feeling that if you were not in the clique then you were just ignored. In the end people get bored of being ignored or abused so we just stop posting, stop showing up and here we are. RIP indeed.
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Like H2, I only visit these days, but not post  This forum has long been extinct, and only frequented by the die-hards, trolls (we know who they are/were...), and some who dislike social media. Mark should put it out of its misery. I havnt posted for a while but my previous posts have long reckoned and forecast and recommended that the forum should be laid to rest. Some forums (the toxic SA) do manage to stay upright, but most have long since capsized. Life has moved on. How many new posts this year? - a handful. RIP. 
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It is a shame; the traditional forum is far superior than a Facebook group IMHO; it builds up a library of discussions and can be easily searched and reviewed. You don't get any of that on Facebook.

The masses preferring FB is just more laziness for an easier but inferior platform for this type of specialist stuff.

I do think some moderation 10 years ago could have changed things to get rid of the obvious trolling but that is history now.  

Edit: Possibly a reflection of the sport too ...


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