Playing nice in the sand box

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Playing nice in the sand box

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Not to get preachy but I have noticed on several threads here that there has been an escalation in some of the discussion that has risen to the level of being down right uncivil. I joined here before I started building a boat, and one of the reasons was the extremely helpful, kind, and encouraging words I saw amongst the builders' threads, and stayed after my launch because I received the same throughout. Over the years I have seen on several threads where someone has expressed personal issues which have resulted in congratulations (e.g. new baby, new job, etc.) or offers to assist (e.g. family illness, needing something for the boat but can't afford it). This is a great group of people with similar desires, centered around a common theme - boats and being on the water.

In addition to now owning the nicest boat I have ever seen (okay...I'm biased! :D :D ), I also have met some folks which I hope remain life long friends. I stay around because I am still learning new things, and hope my personal experiences might help someone else. If I had seen some of the back and forth that has been going on these past few weeks I don't know if I would have chosen Bateau. It is more than the details of materials and equipment that makes this community attractive to me and I think a lot of other people. Sometimes it is better to keep something to yourself...

Okay, I feel better.


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What he said...
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thanks for that Capeman, I was just about to make a similar post and Im happy someone else beat me to it.

Good message boards die this way. The hostility will drive away the good new users and attract malcontents who get some sort of pleasure from being rude. Pretty soon every thread becomes a battle ground for those few people.

I will be going back to our more strict policy of editing, if it has nothing to do with the topic being discussed and does not add value for the users of the forum, it will be deleted.

Spring will see most of this go away :) In the mean time please everyone take a lesson from Rodney King

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHlopjHepEw

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Wow...someone must be writing the same material for us! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was uploading a pic of him all beat up while you were posting Joel!
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Well said Craig! I have found myself deleting several posts and should have deleted several others. I apologize to all for letting some people get my goat. It's not my normal personality.

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I'm with you 100%

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:)

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Joel, you need to go down the hall and get right to the root of this thing. Burst through the door, stand tall, and make your voice heard;

"Jacques, the natives are restless! We must release a new set of plans!"

And Poof! All will be well.

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I'll second Eric's request! How long has this been printed at the top of the plans page?
On the drafting table:

- TW 34 (50%)
- small 21 to 23' diesel P21 style
- 33' motorsailor in the style of Nauticat 33

It was there at least as far back as 2007 unchanged. :(

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Well said Craig, & it needed saying.

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