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Chesapeake posted 08-08-2001 06:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chesapeake   Send Email to Chesapeake  
Bigshot: Recognizing that you have taken a few rabbit punches lately for the prevalence of "Bigshot post", I am really curious as to the validity of the counter. First, let me say, I don't really care one way or another where or how often you post, but I am somewhat amazed. The profile says that you have only been "on-site" for 55 days. Could this be right or is that a mis-statement of the computer? Also, biven the posting clicker # of about 900 over that span, that would suggest that if you posted every day, including Sat, Sun & holidays, that would be about 16.3 posts per day.

Now... I have read many of your posts and a fair percentage are well structured and well-thought out arguments and also of a fair length. If you spent an average of three minutes reading and responding for each post, that would be almost 45 minutes per day on the whaler forum.

Seriously, this post is not a crank case, but one of true wonderment. Then again... I had time to write this...


Bob (Chesapeake)

Buckda posted 08-08-2001 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I for one believe the computer.
I think we need to schedule an intervention!

Seriously though - Bigshot, I enjoy your posts and your advice. I hope you are at least somewhat involved in the forum once the market recovers.

bc posted 08-08-2001 07:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for bc    
We are probably all guilty of spending too much time on the computer. I've been averaging 1 - 1.5 hrs. a day. Don't post much but I like reading, I'm planning on cutting WAY back and spending more time with the kids and family. I guess there is only so much that you can learn by reading, the rest is "hands on" whether its a whaler, sea ray or just a plan ol' jon boat. I've had tons of fun on a plan old innertubes. Life is too short, enjoy the outdoors and family.
LarrySherman posted 08-08-2001 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for LarrySherman  Send Email to LarrySherman     
I think this is best left alone. I easily spend 2.5 hrs a day on this site, or doing research related to fixing my 25 (which I am planning on renaming "Sea Sponge" if she dosn't get her act together), I just dont post as much, and Nick has changed the quantity/quality ration of his posts drasticly in the last few weeks.

Honestly, who cares how much time one spends here, as long as the forum and the member benifit.

As my grandmother used to say "Leave it lay where Jesus flang it." Yes, she really did, all the time.

Chesapeake posted 08-08-2001 08:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Larry: Your grandmother was a smart woman and she is probably right. Perhaps, I should not have let my curiosity get the best of me.

Bigshot, I truly did not mean to poke fun or be critical and hope you take my question in that regard. As I said, you often provide some good info to many readers, me included. At one point I thought I had I might have to go to Whaler-anon for all the time I spent on this site (270 posts since 1/8/1), but I just am not in the same league. Truly, I am just amazed by the statistics.

BS - Hope you take my inquisitiveness in that light, with no other intention.


Bob (Chesapeake)

Bigshot posted 08-09-2001 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Bob I have been slacking, did not go on last night to post. I appreciate your post. Yes i am a Whaler forum junkie. Spend a good hour a day but usually not on weekends or just one night. Out in the boat or at the yacht club usually. If I read and have something to say why not say it. That is the point of this forum. I only do 2 forums and up until last x-mas I never had a home computer. So this is kind of new and fun for me. Main reason for all my posts is so many questions. Nothing more frustrating than asking a questiona nad nobody answering, even if it is just to say "I don't know." Look at the 1993 19' Outrage thread. If there is dead space, there is a dead forum. Not that it is my duty to keep this forum alive, but as a memeber, I guess it is. Everyone should post even if it is to say Hi. Shadow lurkers I can't see the point, are they like Voyeurs? Problem i have with the forum is if you skip a week, it will take hours to catch up. If you read everyday it might take a 1/2. Have fun guys, this is the point of everything Jim has done.
Riparian posted 08-09-2001 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Riparian    
Well said.
Chesapeake posted 08-09-2001 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Bigshot: You propose valid arguments. I don't know necessarily about posting just to say "hi" as it puts too much noise on the network that people don't want to read and must filter through. But you are most definitely right about "dead-threads". I don't think anything is more frustrating than to put out a question and not get an answer - particularly if it is likely that someone on the sight has such information. Fortunately, on this site, that has not been a very common occurence, thanks to the involved and interested members. What is amazing to me is the value consistently added by some of the longer term members who have probably answered the same questions a half a dozen times, yet never yield in kindly answering that same question for a new member. Everyone here knows exactly what and who I am refering to. That is what makes this site the best.

Good posting, Bigshot! Don't stop...


Bigshot posted 08-09-2001 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
It gets tiring and God Bless Clark. How many Center console or jackplate questions does he answer?
blackdog posted 08-09-2001 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog  Send Email to blackdog     
Just wait until the winter comes when we are all stuck in the house. Should be a new posting record!

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