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The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby Pete Cooper » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:12 pm

The spirit of this forum never ceases to amaze me.
Last week I saw a post about a free echosounder - mine is broken so I responded. It arrived on Thursday - exactly as described, and included a brand new transducer.
Shuggy, the supplier, hadn't sent his address for me to send a cheque to at least cover the postage, so I sent him a pm thanking him and asking for his address. His reply was basically it doesn't matter, just make a donation to the RNLI when convenient.
I have never met Shuggy, but now consider him to be an example of all that is good with the world.
As an example of how forums should work I thought that this was brilliant.

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Re: The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby Arghiro » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:19 pm

Don't think that the cut & thrust of posts (even in TOP) represents the norm. People on TOP & other fora have done similar things for me in the past, & I have done them for others too.

It's a bit like a big club out there; good & bad, friendly & grumpy, etc etc. But Well done Shuggy & well done for a public thanks.

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Re: The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby FullCircle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:40 pm

Oi Cooper, if you stayd away from the extreme edges, I can't see why you would need one? :tiphat:

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Re: The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:53 am

FullCircle wrote:Oi Cooper, if you stayd away from the extreme edges, I can't see why you would need one? :tiphat:


:thumbsup: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby Arghiro » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:45 pm

FullCircle wrote:Oi Cooper, if you stayd away from the extreme edges, I can't see why you would need one? :tiphat:



Go easy, too far the other way & you'll fall off the edge.

Anyway, it's no problem even without an E/S, just tack IMMEDIATELY you touch. :D

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Re: The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby So_Sage_of_Lorne » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:11 am

Arghiro wrote:
FullCircle wrote:Oi Cooper, if you stayd away from the extreme edges, I can't see why you would need one? :tiphat:



Go easy, too far the other way & you'll fall off the edge.

Anyway, it's no problem even without an E/S, just tack IMMEDIATELY you touch. :D



Tacking when you can see the seagulls knees works well for me.
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Re: The Spirit Of This Forum

Postby Arghiro » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:31 pm

That can be a mile away in some places where I sail. The tide goes out - of sight completely if you are on the beach. Beaches suitable for landing aeroplanes & racing motorbikes or horses. Beaches that stretch for miles in all directions & disappear completely 6 hours later.


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