Found boat section

Found boat section . Keep.. Moderate heavily. Or do away with

  • Keep it and moderate it heavily.

    Votes: 76 96.2%
  • Do away with it

    Votes: 3 3.8%

  • Total voters
    79
  • Poll closed .

Bill

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27 Terry Jason
Looking for feedback. Do you guys want to continue to have the found boat section if we can keep negative feedback on posted boats off of there or do away with section. Vote on this pole. Pole results will determine whether it is continued or done away with . I personally want to see all boats that are for sale just to see what's out there. But it's up to the membership.
 

tunaorlater

Admiral
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40' Northern bay
Keep it. I'm not seeing the issues with the section, if people are bashing a boat that a member owns I understand but observations on online posts are another thing IMO. (Disclaimer: I'm 9 beers in so I may change my mind in the morn)
 

blackdiamond296

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Alan Johnson 28 w/ 260 Yanmar
I enjoy it just for the boat porn. I wouldn't even bother moderating it anymore than you already do- I see more value in making sure that the bashing is squashed when a member is selling in the For Sale section.
 

oldshell55

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new york
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BHM36 , 38’ young bros ,
keep it

I also have not seen any issues with member sales, maybe I missed something. CL is something else, but I like to see as many as possible, never know when something will catch your eye.
 

MDI45

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45MDI /28WB
Keep it. I'm not seeing the issues with the section, if people are bashing a boat that a member owns I understand but observations on online posts are another thing)

Bill, I agree with Tunaorlater ..we should keep the section...as far as making a comment about a boat on Craig's list that's been listed for 5 to 7 years it's obvious there is something wrong...and I don't see the harm in it...
 

phil

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delete it, but put the boats in the boats for sale section..why have 2 sections? never really understood the distinction..
 

Captlvb

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Forked River, NJ
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www.missbarnegatlight.com
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235 Kencraft
Keep the section. The comments are fine as long as it stays helpful to potential buyers, good comments and bad. Just like anything on the internet it has to be policed if things get out of hand. When I start the search and have to spend a day driving to look at a boat I want to know if its worth it.
 

El Mar

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43 Tiara Open DDEC, GradyWhite 226, 18 Donzi Classic, 15 Boston Whaler Sport ETec 60

f2c

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I say keep it. I like to hear the scuttlebutt and rumors about the boats. Also when there is a false idea or harmful rumor about a boat we have a lot of knowledgeable people here to set the record straight.
 

Bill

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27 Terry Jason
Ok I think the feedback is in. I just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page ..
 

BOSBoatMan

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36 Hatteras/13 Whaler/24 Sailfish
Keep found boat section please.

But in the member classifieds we need to have a minimum posting limit before people can post if that's possible. Can that be moderated possibly? Too many one shot wonders coming through posting never to be heard from again. They come around we'd like them to stay (I hope!)
 

chortle

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Annapolis, MD
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Herreshoff Coquina, 1972 Jarvis Newman 36, PT11
Keep it. Good place for people to air opinions and ideas. I think we all understand the online environment pretty well and if we have to keep going back to review the Mermaids section to help protect us then so be it ;-)
 

Keelboater

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35' Bruno & Stillman
A few of my "found it's" have sold here. A few have been deleted. I'm just the messenger and would like to see it stay.
 

MASTERENEGADE

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Had a DE, now 24' Privateer
Keep!

From observation, the ones who do not like the criticism are ones who just join to post a boat or piece equipment and do not want to share any information on the item For Sale.
Full time members do not seem to have any problems or hesitation to share information or knowledge.

Just my thoughts and observations.
 

captainlarry84

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KristenFormer Charter Captain
Once a person posts his boat he gives up the expectation of privacy & there for all are allowed to comment. In commenting both negative comments & positive comments are both important to people viewing the site in the hopes of finding a boat. Bashing must be deleted as it has no value other that making the site look poorly managed.
 
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