I was neither getting grumpy or arsey, but it would be really nice if i could put up a genuine advert without it being swamped with comments and alleged humour so that if someone who was genuinly interested came along they would just see my post as intended and not have to trawl through the dross or be too intimidated to reply.
I notice a new menber on the site tried the same and hasnt been seen since as he obviously thought whats the point trying to put out a genuine advert only to be berated ... it is such a shame that all the long standing members on here , rather than employing their time helping and advising others and keeping their humor in the relevant threads or excercising it in chat where others have a choice to subject themselves to it , instead trawl every thread to pick up on anything they can possibly take the p*ss out of, i know it has been said so many times before but some people are too thick skinned or feel that their post count somehow gives them a right to do this and even though it has cost the site more than a few members and also made all too many people think twice about posting it still goes on, if anything in the years i have been on here it has got far worse mores the pity.
Still i guess if you are just sat on a boat hour on hour and never actually go anywhere and your life is so shallow this is the only feeling of importance or this is the only attention you get you will all carry on in the same vein, so rather than feeling arsey towards you i actually feel pity and i can only put your actions down to jealousy as i am retired and will be continually cruising this year and every year from here on in until i am too old and knackered, so for the fact i have been on here a number of years now i would appreciate the opportunity to put a genuine advert on the crew swap thread that only requires a response from the person i am aiming it at.
If you don't want light hearted banter and discussion then you need to place an advert somewhere that doesn't have an option to discuss or partake in light hearted banter.
This is a discussion forum, not a dating agency, and you cannot dictate where a discussion you start leads.
As to my life being shallow I am semi-retired. have a gorgeous OH, 2 lovely kids, a nice house, several boats, none of which have internet access and no need whatsoever to put an ad on a discussion forum asking for company.
Oh and I would make the same comments and light-hearted banter if it was my first post here. Post count is irrelevant.
"Miserable old sod seeks female with no sense of humour, is happy for me to dictate how a discussion goes and who loves walking on eggshells."
Might be no more successful but would be nearer the truth.
Grumpy old git!
they love the attention and confrontation.
There was no attention seeking or confrontation intended. People were just using a discussion forum for the purpose it was intended and Dccruiser threw his toys out of the pram.
Perhaps if he'd taken the comments in the light hearted, harmless way they were intended and laughed along with them then someone might have been attracted by his good humour, rather than put off by his unsporting manner.
IF YOU DON'T WANT A DISCUSSION PUT AN AD IN A CLASSIFIED ADS WEBSITE, NOT A DISCUSSION FORUM!
Edited by carlt, 14 March 2012 - 09:00 AM.