Well did Some of the Better Technical Posters leave CSR?

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  1. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke
    Well did Some of the Better Technical Posters leave CSR?

    I have not seen any post or replies by some of these users.

    If so, it is a sad commentary, to me it just reinforces what is happening in much of our society today. "It's all abut me."

    As I for one do not consider them to be elite, but far from it. I admit I looked forward to many of their comments about issues, and I even sent a few some PM's regarding issues.

    So to those who have left, my regards.

  2. hack4alivin

    hack4alivin Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 18, 2008
    Joppa, Maryland
    320 Dancer
    Twin 350 V Drives
    I have seen Frank still posting, but then Frank is not the childish type either. It would appear that some got mad and decided to take all their toys and find another sandbox. Guess we will just have to make do with those that are left.
  3. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    I've really benefitted from their posts. They will be missed if they are truly gone.
  4. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    It's winter, close to the holidays and half of us have our boats winterized. It'll pick up and the dust will settle from all other stuff that had happened.

    Looks like people are still joining daily so maybe a rebirth is in the makings.
  5. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Apha 1's
    This forum will not fold due to a few leaving anymore than my company folding if I, or anyone else for that matter, leaves. Others will join to take up the slack.
  6. skolbe

    skolbe Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    320 Sundancer, Mercury 310 Sport Inflatable Tohatsu 6HP
    350 Mag V-Drive - Kohler 5ecd
    We need a way to flag anyone with a boat winterized - therefore if they state offensive comments we know they are just suffering with the winterization blues.

    I think the thing that seems to get people irritated the most is telling people all the things wrong with a model boat when the poster doesn't own that boat and/or the jokes are often misunderstood by newbies. So maybe we can take it easy on anyone with less than 10 post? But post 11 let it rip.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  7. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    +1....I'm going to add a disclaimer to my signature.
  8. tdappleman

    tdappleman Active Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    1996 270 Sundancer
    New twin 4.3's - 235hp each with Alpha 1 Gen 2 Drives
    Some may have left - I'm hoping they come back as I enjoy learning something everyday. After all - sharing knowledge about our hobby is what this site is all about.

    I'm not sure about hitting people up after 11 posts... I've got over 1000 and still don't get some people's humor. But I'm mature enough to just leave the post alone and watch others take the bait. I'm hear to learn about boats and for the most part mission accomplished.
  9. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    Maybe it's just me but I feel like this forum is drifting towards the sport boat/sport cruiser size boats. Possibly because Gary dominated most of the threads and there are some notable sport yacht members that seem to be missing lately. Also, there seems to be alot more newbies than in the past and they generally start out with smaller boats. I'm not trying to start trouble I'm just saying there isn't much going on in the sport yacht forum lately. So I guess I agree that we may have lost some valuable contributors, hopefully they are just taking a little break.

    Let the flames begin...:smt021

    *disclaimer - my boat is on the hard for the next 5 months...*
  10. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    There are also those that when they pack up the boat for the winter they unpack the winter toys and start playing in the snow, ice fishing or whatever they do in the winter and very rarely hit the boat forums. I am on several other boat forums, they are all dead right now.
  11. jg300da

    jg300da New Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    The ringleader got castrated for disclosing private personal info on a public forum, and all his henchmen followed. It's got nothing to do with winter or boats on the hard or holidays.
  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I say just ask a duckbill question or post a crooked antenna picture and half of them will be back ....they wouldn't be able to help themselves

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    Merry Christmas everyone! :grin:
  14. tdappleman

    tdappleman Active Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    1996 270 Sundancer
    New twin 4.3's - 235hp each with Alpha 1 Gen 2 Drives
    And this is the type of posting which serves no value except to try and stir things up. Give it a rest.
  15. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    Good idea...
  16. Summerwind

    Summerwind New Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    2008 Formula 310 Sun Sport
    377 x 2 w/BIII
    IMHO I think CSR is a good source for Merc and general boating DIYs and it still has outstanding post to response ratio.
    I much prefer this over my old Formula Forum that is censored and has terrible/shameful post to response ratio.
    Im thinking the winter has a significant impact on boating forums and not only ours but others too.
  17. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    +100. Let's keep it to boats and stop stirring the pot.
  18. Go Aweigh2452

    Go Aweigh2452 Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Olalla, WA
    its in my signature
    6.2 Horizon MPI w/guardian system
    I don't normally respond to Tiki bar or any other political or non-boating threads but I thought I'd let you all know I enjoy this site better than my old Bayliner Owners Club site. On BOC I get tired of the non-boating banter and when the new posts hit 50% non boating, I find it hard to go back in and don't post. I normally take a 5-6 month leave of absence and visit occasionally to see what is happening on that site. So far, its only been a week since I left them and they are still running about 50% non-boating...:smt089

    I left The Hull Truth for the same reasons...

    I see that many experts just leave a forum when Admin allows or does not reign in the non-boating threads... Here they do a good job of self monitoring... :thumbsup:

    I applaud you guys and gals for not "taking the bait" offered by non-boaters...

    keep it up... :smt038


    Merry Christmas!
  19. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Thanks Doug......

    And with winter, the holidays and other winter activities I would not be too worried about it. I am a ski instructor in the winter and my boating days go down to a number I can count on one hand.....But come spring... LOOKOUT !!!

    Merry Christmas all !!!!
  20. Bodkin Creek George

    Bodkin Creek George Member SILVER Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2008
    Bodkin Creek, Chesapeake Bay Md.
    2004 340 SDA
    8.1 V-Drives
    [​IMG] I don't know about the rest of you guys, but for me it's HUNTING SEASON. Maybe that's where they are.

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