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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:55 pm    Post subject: Ever wonder how many lurkers we have? Reply with quote

Right now there are 50 people -- that we know of -- cruising the iW forum. I've heard of only three of them. That's just one reason among many to consider them when posting or taking threads offline.

I posted this in the Windsurfing section (instead of the Off Topic section) because most of them are smart enough to avoid the latter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's my point. Insisting that there's only one way to windsurf, taking discussions offline, attacking messengers rather than discussing the topic, aggressively confining discussions precisely to the topic's opening question rather than letting them breathe, etc. not only limit the transfer of information but often mislead people who are too shy or too smart to engage in the forum regularly or at all. i.e., we're not talking just to the OP and/or the Same Old Gang, but to a MUCH bigger and broader audience.

joethewindsufa wrote:
perhaps they are just enjoying the wealth of information here
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be that we're on the verge of the dreaded back foot first discussion?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deleted - just lurking

should have known better than to comment on this one Sad


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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other forums are much more active, probably because they are much better policed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
we're not talking just to the OP and/or the Same Old Gang, but to a MUCH bigger and broader audience.


All the more reason to address poor information when it's posted.

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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, heaven forbid anyone should post opinions or facts the establishment disagrees with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all ears. What other options do we have?

grantmac017 wrote:
Other forums are much more active, probably because they are much better policed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
I'm all ears. What other options do we have?

grantmac017 wrote:
Other forums are much more active, probably because they are much better policed.


Short of YOU leaving people ARE exercising the option of just posting elsewhere and it's working fine.
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