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Old 10-05-2007, 08:12 PM
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I used to log on at least 5-6 times a day to see what was going on here, but lately, I have found myself only here a few times a week. And then I stay about half the time I was before. I do not read as many threads or with as much interest as did before.I am not trying to bash IB. I am a capitalist, I want to make money at my job, and I know they do also. But……..I don’t know it’s just not the same.Anyone else feel this way?
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:16 PM
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to many spammers selling undercover and bashing if you call them out.i got into it with a zuke salesman the other day cuz he was lieng on part's availibilty on zuke's his best answer was my boat was a pig and my motor was a dog.some cannot handle the truth
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:29 PM
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Captain Billy - 10/5/2007 8:12 PM

I used to log on at least 5-6 times a day to see what was going on here, but lately, I have found myself only here a few times a week. And then I stay about half the time I was before. I do not read as many threads or with as much interest as did before.I am not trying to bash IB. I am a capitalist, I want to make money at my job, and I know they do also. But……..I don’t know it’s just not the same.Anyone else feel this way?
No, not really.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:36 PM
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KJS - 10/5/2007 8:29 PM
Captain Billy - 10/5/2007 8:12 PMI used to log on at least 5-6 times a day to see what was going on here, but lately, I have found myself only here a few times a week. And then I stay about half the time I was before. I do not read as many threads or with as much interest as did before.I am not trying to bash IB. I am a capitalist, I want to make money at my job, and I know they do also. But……..I don’t know it’s just not the same.Anyone else feel this way?
No, not really. I did, however, follow a spammer to a website that was trying to capitalize on taking THT members. .....going as far as to having threads created asking questions to prominant THT members. This site had over 1900 threads with 0 responses and some big sponsors. .....including some on this site like Eds Marine.
Not trying to lure anyone away. I do not have, nor am I affiliated with any site. And I have to give Ryan credit; he is doing a good job. (except for a certain Sandbar thread) Maybe it’s all in my head. By the way, Ed’s has pissed me off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (but I do not want to bash)
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:44 PM
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Hay, I made a quick reply and I was wrong. I actually edited because that site actually lured Eds in by an "Ads by Google" ad that appeared to be an Eds advertisement but wasn't. I realized it wasn't actually them advertising.

If the THT site is failing it is up to the members to make it work. If we all post about how it is failing then it surely will fail.......and actually maybe it should fail.......I don't really give a ratz azz one way or the other. I just hate to see people hopping on bandwagons because everyone else is. Complaining seems to spread like wildfire. Much like in the workplace.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:46 PM
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Captain Billy. I sent you a PM, and I've been frantically writing PMs all day, both to people who have PMed me, and to respond to some of the people who have posted in threads.

I have a lot of faith that THT will be okay.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:51 PM
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I'm looking to see who's beating up on something.

Once in a while I see something worth posting helpful information to.

My time is getting more valuable with less lag time lately.

That said, less time here is not a bad thing. Sort of like quiting a habit.... I just need something else to do while I shake this monkey off my back.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:53 PM
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Internet Brands - 10/5/2007 8:46 PMThanks for the vote of confidence, Captain Billy. I sent you a PM, and I've been frantically writing PMs all day, both to people who have PMed me, and to respond to some of the people who have posted in threads.I have a lot of faith that THT will be okay.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:57 PM
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Mist-Rest - 10/5/2007 8:51 PM My time is getting more valuable with less lag time lately.
Hell…. come to think of it I am a little busier the past few weeks.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:01 PM
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Not trying to complain, just express a thought.Like I said I am not going anywhere.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:06 PM
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Good to hear
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:10 PM
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VERY good to hear.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:26 PM
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I'm hanging.

Heck this is better than Cartoons and there are some good fish pictures .

Lets not forget Gringos thread , I'll get on just to check it out every day.


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Old 10-05-2007, 10:29 PM
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[QUOTE]KJS - 10/5/2007 8:44 PM

If the THT site is failing it is up to the members to make it work..........[QUOTE]


KJS you may have hit on something and didn't even realize it.

Seems more like we went from Members to Customers now.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:34 AM
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What's all the fuss? This is still a good, open forum as opposed to the 'kind of boat I own' club types. I belong to Club Searay (the kind of boat I own), Bloodydecks (all about fishing) and this one for more "general knowledge acquisition".

I live in So. California, and although this forum is mostly East Coast - Fla, there are members everywhere that contribute. I can usually tell within a few posts on any thread if it's going to be contributory or derogatory - and I just don't bother to read the derogatory ones.

I've been helped by some posts and I hope I have helped others with some of my experiences - that's what this place is supposed to be about. I suggest we leave the BASHING in the BILGE (both product and personal). If you can't contribute to a thread or add something constructive without bashing - BUTT OUT!

I've been on the pointed end of a bashing (more than once) - I consider the source and usually shrug it off. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but opinions are like a$$holes, everybody has one, but you don't HAVE to be an a$$hole to make your point, and you don't HAVE to get personally abusive with anyone with a different point of view. Keep in mind we are all friends here and friends are just a$$holes we've learned to put up with.

THT is like family and what family doesn't have an a$$hole or two (or three or four)? We are all supposed to be here to help each other out with the common, consuming hobby of BOATING. For some it's a lifestyle, for others it's a pastime - if you can't contribute, don't participate.

Good luck to IB - This is a good forum and there's bound to be a shake-out resulting from the change in administration and policies. Hopefully the trashing and bashing will get limited to the Bilge and we can get back to helpful and informative threads in the other forums. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:17 AM
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njmello - perfect post.





I stay because I am the token Bayliner owner - the folks here need someone to pick on besides AdamT and the ilk...





About a year ago someone started a thread about "what I learned from THT". I did a search but couldn't find it but I remember reading it (and posting to it). Maybe someone should start another - it was a very good thread.


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Old 10-07-2007, 11:58 AM
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Redneck , Glen started one . IN the boating forum.



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Old 10-07-2007, 12:28 PM
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I miss the good days....

Days of threats to whip people's azzes at the next kingfish tournament and the ever present my boat is faster and rides better Those were the days!!!

Ryan thanks for doing a thankless job...
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Captain Billy - 10/5/2007 8:12 PM

I used to log on at least 5-6 times a day to see what was going on here, but lately, I have found myself only here a few times a week. And then I stay about half the time I was before. I do not read as many threads or with as much interest as did before.I am not trying to bash IB. I am a capitalist, I want to make money at my job, and I know they do also. But……..I don’t know it’s just not the same.Anyone else feel this way?
Oh yea
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:22 PM
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welder - 10/7/2007 10:58 AM

Redneck , Glen started one . IN the boating forum.


Aw hell - maybe I should actually read some stuff other than the Bilge and Dockside....

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