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Old 16th August 2006, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hmm .. I have been checking out the new site and I think that I am amazed that registration is required to post messages. Is this correct?

This is amazing. SB had the most popular windsurfing forum in the world, in my opinion because it was easy and fun to post messages, and now the forum seems to be just like the Maui Sails, Neil Pryde, Gaastra forums etc.

Have I missed something here?

Other feedback ... can you compress the formatting of the messages in each thread. Endlessly scrolling down the page is hard to read and painful.

Good luck with your new forum. I think you'll need. I am going to hang out one of the many other 'registration required' forums.
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Old 17th August 2006, 01:13 PM   #2
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This is amazing. SB had the most popular windsurfing forum in the world, in my opinion because it was easy and fun to post messages,
Unfortunately, it was also very easy for numerous idiots to have fun posting insults, porn links, advertising spam, etc, etc. Is this forum going to be the same as those you mention ? We'll see.
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Old 17th August 2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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I prefer it, because at one time, I hadn't looked at the site for several weeks as had been away for work, and logged on to find about 5 threads that had been started by the Hardie signature that wasn't me, so I tuned out for more than a month as I was not going to be lured by that sort of bait. And my complaint was not alone, many others complained of the same thing, so overall it's better, it's the best worldwide windsurfing forum on the planet (seabreeze.com is the best in Australia), when working well, only ruined by unanimous trolls, hopefully will return to an informative range of ideas and worldwide connecting!!!!!!!
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Old 18th August 2006, 01:09 AM   #4
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Like Hardie, impostors used my identity and posted rude, sexual or unacceptable comments. With reasonable registration requirements, this is no longer a problem. Still, I think that the folks at Starboard ultimately value freedom of expression and thought. Really, I don't believe that their commitment to these concepts has changed at all. In reality, they have simply made it easy for responsible folks to communicate. Maybe some will miss the nonsense propagated by a miserable few, but frankly, I won't. Overall, a very positive change for the better.
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Old 2nd September 2006, 07:23 PM   #5
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This is amazing. SB had the most popular windsurfing forum in the world, in my opinion because it was easy and fun to post messages,
Unfortunately, it was also very easy for numerous idiots to have fun posting insults, porn links, advertising spam, etc, etc. Is this forum going to be the same as those you mention ? We'll see.
Nevertheless, registration never stopped it on other forums. What actually happens would be the administrators (head bottle washers in essence) start throwing their weight around and banning anyone that disagrees with them. They ignore the usual internet garbage, though. This is just another indication that Starboards isn't a very well run company dedicated to building the best boards by sticking to their knitting.
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Old 3rd September 2006, 06:33 PM   #6
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Actually, I saw nasty posters using other people's e-mails and identities to discredit their handles. However, it was easy to avoid that activity by posting anonymously. It must have been humbling for you, but that was the best way I've ever seen a board set-up. There are just too many egotists on these forums who have an answer for everything and want to parade it before the public.
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Old 4th September 2006, 01:18 AM   #7
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Since RobSwift and WSguy appear to be so unhappy with a simple registration requirement, maybe they should link up and create their own unregistered forum. In that way they will not feel so encumbered and threatened by others who appreciate sensible communication and some reasonable responsibility. When they start up their site, I promise I won't visit it and trouble them with my thoughts. Good luck guys!

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Old 4th September 2006, 04:38 PM   #8
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So, now you are going to lord over this forum and try and drive the competition out. Good luck to you and the Red Sox. The reason you got so much flack on the old forum was due to your personality deficiencies which were exhibited in your posts. Of course, though, you never consider that you were at fault since you are such a swelled headed egotist, SteveC. Does the C stand for the name for the female genitals? That fits exactly your approach to these boards.
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Old 4th September 2006, 07:06 PM   #9
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/me grabs some popcorn and a front row seat
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Old 5th September 2006, 01:35 AM   #10
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WSguy
Well you've just proved it, a registration can't block IDIOTS, but let's hope administrators can.
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