So, I was browsing around, and I noticed something

several things actually.

I noticed that this site is dominated by about 6 people.

A rather large ( and disturbing ) bunch of people go to all the effort to create a profile, make 1 or 2 posts and leave

I see quite a few former members dont post anymore.

and lastly, why are so many old threads pulled up? And by old I mean over a year without a post.

12 Answers

While some of the older postings seem redundant, the information included in the post may not be. Even answering the older threads can and often enlighten new members, who may not post as much.

I don't get on the site as much as I used to, due to my new work schedule, but I often look up threads to see who is active.

Those who are most active, contribute greatly to the site and I appreciate all views and the occasional Bad Joke from some.

The folks that come and go I think are just looking for some fast advise. Then go on about their business. Then there are those of us who are cruise junkies, I am on whenever I have reliable internet. When it is spotty I must prioritize my surfing time.

I am here simply because I like the company and the topic.

The site appears to serve two purposes - one to disseminate advice (explaining the ones that post a question or two and don't return) and the other as a cruise centric water cooler (explaining the regulars).

There are some former heavy posters that have disappeared - some because the board has changed over the years, some because they got a bit too rambunctious, and some for health reasons. Often at least one of our regulars is out on a world cruise (I do envy her).

Speaking for myself, we heartily welcome you to our community whether you just want to stop and visit, or stake out a homestead! (Hopefully the latterHappy)

I only started cruising in 2015 , and due to my schedule can only cruise in December. Prior to this , i always had a phobia for cruising , but after the first cruise , am thoroughly hooked on it. I find the forum interesting, informative and entertaining. Thank you to all the regulars for the posts ,and for providing a platform to discuss a subject, that i am so passionate about.

Good summary Rebel.

The other reason some come and go is that real life sometimes gets in the way. But the people and the conversation are great ..... and this is my favourite topic

I see my answer was deleted...perhaps it was a glitch......dyou think the reason peeps don't post, or disappear, is for some other reason?

I think some create a profile and then prefer the "Shipmate" app (I see several folks over there). Plus all the reasons BDRebel stated.

Interesting observations, WhoozYerDaddy---- But even more interesting is my question to you is, which of your groupings are you going to equate with? 1. "Site dominated by about 6 people" 2. "The rather large and disturbing bunch that go to the effort of creating a profile but only make 1 or 2 posts and leave." or 3. "The quite a few former members who don't post anymore" (Which to be honest might by even you coming back to haunt your old forum colleagues under a new name.).

I notice, with respect to #2, your silence so far, after many have made a sincere effort to answer your questions in good faith. I do hope you join us in the future as a # 1 class of poster.

As for your last question, which appears to give you a lot of heartburn and to be honest again, a lot of others it does as well, not only on this forum but on C.C. As agitation over someone resurrecting a post over a year old dated from the last post is common. I guess this has already been answered in this thread that there is a lot of merit in bringing up old threads since many the original posts deal with valuable information that hasn't been altered over the time period in question, while those who originally posted went to the time and trouble doing so might be a little put off by having to regurgitate all the same stuff all over again for somebody who hasn't bothered to do research and read a little in pertinent historical threads. Waste of time, for them to do so, right?

There is something to be said about multiple threads dealing with the same subject time and again over short periods of time being redundant though, while, on the other hand, after a year or so, certain subjects may have evolved where new input is valuable, so why not tolerate addendums to the original thread?

Sort of reminds me of a critique a few years ago on C.C. where someone posted a negative judgement over someone renewing a two year old thread. Failing to mention that since that two year period had ended there had been about 30 pertinent posts in the last week or so.

Well done KENN...I guess my reply was a tad too... incisive......that's a nice of these years we gotta get together on somebodys ship...see if we could both survive it!!

I am one of the older members who used to post quite a bit. Lately I have slacked off but I am back up today.


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