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  1. Reading this thread really does get me down. I love the broads, the boats, the people, the area and most importantly those who wish to discuss or post photos or videos I subscribe to a number of forums, Facebook groups, websites and YouTube channels run by Captains, Admirals and Whitworths! I do it because it keeps me close to the place I love. I used to post regularly to what some call "the other forum" but stopped because it became nothing more than a site full of the same people bickering and regurgitating the same arguments until people sided with them or turned off.
    21 points
  2. I have an issue with this statement, Maxwellian is on the committee of the forum, and as such cannot be a moderator, the committee spend a lot of time and effort to ensure the forum operates within the strictures and regulations that govern the social media we inhabit, unlike a lot of websites we do pay attention to current and upcoming regulation of this sector, so the committee decide upon the framework of the terms of service, the moderator team have the opportunity to comment upon the introduction of new terms of service and maybe the wording, but the decision to implement change lies with
    13 points
  3. D46, you may or not know that Maxwellian was the only Member who offered to take on the "ownership" of the NBN when Jonzo had finally had enough of us all. Without that commitment I doubt we would still be here. And yes, I do know what I am talking about, because I was the Chief Moderator then and even I refused to take it on with all the associated aggrevation. With these thoughts in mind perhaps you might "moderate" your tone of posts, please?
    13 points
  4. I don't believe this !!!!! I am one of the official forum idiots, yet even I can see what the forum team are trying to achieve. If I were to post "Yeah, come on my son" aimed at the guy vandalizing signs etc, I could expect to have action taken against me by the team. If I discuss the rights and wrongs of such vandalism I expect that discussion to be acceptable. If I am wrong there, I shall accept the team's guidance, and the team's alone. To Paladin I would say that the term "illegal" is not the 'black and white' issue you make it out to be. It is possible for me to make an illegal
    13 points
  5. standards and respect for others nowadays seem to be the last thing on a lot of the younger generations minds, (actually its not just the younger generation any more) I feel I have watched the standards of courtesy dropping throughout my life, and those standards probably are now only kept to by my parents generation, and a few of our generation that were brung up proper. there does seem to be a generation out there whose only concern is for themselves and what is in it for them. of course there are exceptions, these are the nice people we meet, but as always its those that behave in this
    11 points
  6. You are quite right Grendel except the problem started before the internet became generally available, it started when we as a nation became to liberal in our approach, when schools were no longer able to discipline their charges, when the Police were no longer allowed to deal with hooligans without the fear of being prosecuted themselves, when parents couldn't be bothered to bring their children up properly and the justice system started treating the criminal element as victims instead of perpetrators, subsequently each generation became progressively worse because of the leniency of their pa
    9 points
  7. Wednesday 12th February A special day today. 42 years since Graham and I started dating (we were still in school 42 years ago). Somehow, this anniversary always seems more significant than our wedding anniversary, maybe because it was over six years before we got married (we went to different Uni’s, so it wasn’t really feasible to get married before that). Anyhow…back to the Broads. The weather forecast for today appeared to be promising the best of the whole week, so we were keen to take the opportunity to cruise somewhere. (Well I was anyway, Graham was quite happy reading his book
    9 points
  8. I agree with you Helen and Warren's post is spot on. I just wish people would respect others opinions, stop the bickering and get on with the job in hand. I've seen better behaviour in my Children's school playground and they're under 10 It's Valentine's tomorrow, let's show some love and keep it friendly Jay and Grace x
    7 points
  9. I always think you should re-read your post before posting it as if it had been posted in reply to yourself, and if you feel it would upset you if you received it, then its probably best not to post it.
    7 points
  10. I was contacted last year about a family journal, documenting a two week holiday on the Broads taken by a group of businessmen from Bath in 1914, which had been discovered in a loft. The family kindly photographed the pages and emailed me the results. My winter project whilst stuck in house sale/move limbo (still ongoing - don't ask!) has been to transcribe the text and remaster the 118 accompanying photos and postcards for Broadland Memories. It's a fabulous read, full of humour, with some lovely images of the holiday party and crew. As always, I am humbled to have been given permission to pu
    6 points
  11. That is only because 'the other place' got there first. It feels so pathetic having to refer to 'the other place', most forums don't have a problem with other forums being mentioned.
    6 points
  12. True friends will on occasion disagree and agree to disagree what they dont do is demean or belittle the opinions of others. Fred
    6 points
  13. Well said Warren. Your feelings chime with mine on this. People are being turned off by the constant repetition and regurgitation of the same old. Shame really, as I think those who are interested in keeping the BA accountable are losing potential supporters.
    6 points
  14. Using the 97% is ridiculous as it has long since been shown to have been self selecting rubbish. Tens of thousands of Scientists were asked if man affected the environment, who on earth would say no, there was also more than one question which 97% generally agreed with. That does not mean 97% of Climate Scientists agree in CAGW. Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. It’s easily googled so I have no idea why anyone would use it nowadays. For anyone who believes a scientific consensus ( which there is not) is as fact I suggest listening to Richard Feynman a very famous scientist explaini
    5 points
  15. Well, the heater unit is back in place and seems to be running more smoothly.
    5 points
  16. Shall I take that as a threat ? . If that had been aimed at me I am sure I would have done - especially as on page 4 of this thread I made a comment that in France, signs such as this would have bullet holes in them! I made it, of course, as a light-hearted comparison between the cultures of two different countries and it got past the "censor" as it was taken to be exactly that. What's more, I was telling a true story! But was I actually trying to incite or condone an offence? Several offences in fact, in English law? Of course not! But then, if you want to see it that way. . .
    5 points
  17. Tuesday 11th February We didn’t rush away this morning. We were experiencing problems with the heating. It had suddenly cut out a couple of times leaving a strong diesel smell, and the flashing indicator suggested it was overheating. I emailed BCBM to ask about reporting it, within a minute my email had been forwarded to Brooms, and in another 5 minutes a couple of engineers turned up. That was quick! They took the heating unit out (I’ve now realised that one of the pre-requisites for being a boat engineer is not to suffer from claustrophobia) and said they would take it to the deale
    5 points
  18. The NBN is a sad shadow of it's former self. Perhaps like me some should think before they type and just not bother typing at all.
    5 points
  19. Getting back to somewhere near the topic, I've just returned from Loddon, where the matter of the BNP sign that had been erected in the town was on the agenda of tonight's parish council meeting. For reasons that weren't disclosed, the email about the sign, sent out by the BA, was never presented to the council , so they never replied to it. In accordance with their policy, the BA took the silence to indicate acceptance and had the sign erected. This did not go down well with the PC, nor did they support the notion of the Broads being called a national park. They decided unanimously to as
    4 points
  20. Totally agree and didnt wish to suggest otherwise. Fred
    4 points
  21. Agreed, Fred, but in the latter stages of this thread there have been some unnecessarily obtuse, even challenging comments. For many of us the forum has also become our Broads based social club. The tone of some of these recent postings have not been what many members would wish of NBN. Friends can and do debate, and remain friends, let us hope that that continues.
    4 points
  22. Couple for Griff, live from Lymington ! Storm Dennis is starting to brew so no sea trials today!
    4 points
  23. No, it's quite an undertaking in that respect and I think in reality it would need to change more towards a model of people submitting photos and then having content review for changes. The immediate challenge is keeping it going.
    4 points
  24. Agree,theres a whole range of unacceptable behaviour. Many want things straight away,that may be high end goods,as I've said before many I work with now want to be Heads Chefs but dont have the skills to be so.I do think bad and unacceptable behaviour is growing.In my opinion I think this is s problem that needs to be dealt with. There are many many good people doing some great things,in all ages.Sadly there work is overshadowed by those who just dont care what they do.
    4 points
  25. I'm not sure who you regard as bringing all posts down to childish squabbles. A moderator wrote, "Just to say that the NBN does not condone or encourage illegal activities." Are you saying you really think that he was referring to chess moves? I try to read, and respond to, posts in the context of the thread subject. I'm sorry if you didn't understand that. It is hardly childish to want to protect the operators of this forum from any possibility of litigation, nor to want to help them get it right, both from the legal aspect and for the future success of the forum.
    4 points
  26. A somewhat inappropriate comparison, in my opinion. There were no restrictions on the reporting of those shootings, which were in the public eye for some considerable time. Jacinda Ahern wasn't leading, she was following. There was already an established international movement whose purpose is to deprive perpetrators of such heinous crimes of the notoriety they crave. Very commendable. But events of this nature were, and are, fully discussed and reported on in public. Surely you cannot be seriously suggesting that the reporting and discussion, in the Press or other media, of crime of any
    4 points
  27. The cctv system onboard was commissioned today. A good friend wanted to have a go at installing a system on a boat. It would have been rude to refuse at cost and no labour. Seems a clever system with all sort of fancy back up and access options. Best bit for me is it can act as an all round reversing camera as visibility is non existent looking back and to the side. Boys and their toys.
    4 points
  28. The trouble is that it doesn’t feel very much like a debate any longer.
    3 points
  29. Agreed but it is still an open forum not a social club and debate is an essential ingrediant of such we all have the choice to engage in whichever sectors we choose that shouldnt deny others the right to choose their interests Fred
    3 points
  30. Is it, ? Or is it a 'forum' where debate takes place amongst other activities. Social media moves on and the purpose of platforms change, it is called the Norfolk Broads Network, not Forum.
    3 points
  31. Agreed!!!!! I have a golden rule - never touch the keyboard after a few beers Always wait until the next day. Also I've drafted a post several times and then thought better of it. If I'm not 100% sure of a post I don't post it. Only been modded once........... So far..........
    3 points
  32. When you have done your assessment of what might be needed you may or may not need some sort of financial support. I have a good idea what hosting fees are like for a site like that and, I, for one, am willing to consider a small regular subscription to maintain such a valuable resource.
    3 points
  33. No rant at all, a perfect explanation of how things, and more importantly 'people', have degenerated in society. I would also add that nobody these days accepts responsibility when they themselves are proved to be in the wrong.
    3 points
  34. And! The Sun has come out. Yippee!
    3 points
  35. My view today..
    3 points
  36. After a not very nice day coming home.What happened I think was unacceptable. Coming home from Cannon street a young girl spent 20 odd minutes on her mobile taking to someone,saying how she would like to beat someone up in no uncertain terms. She was very drunk .Just to make matters worse some idiot pulled the alarm, which had to be reset by the driver.Was this young girl quite bo ever one heard.Then she light a cigarette, by then I heard enough ,and of course had her abuse aimed at me.Sorry but dont accept rubbish from a low life like her.I know I am getting old,but wont accept acceptable
    2 points
  37. It will be interesting to see just how quickly, or slowly, the Authority, or its agent, takes before Loddon's unwelcome BNP sign is removed. Hopefully it will be removed with good grace rather than petulance.
    2 points
  38. You mean spending a lot of time in the pub I guess?
    2 points
  39. The Western World installed "Scrubbers" in their stacks pumping out nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide. Generation only by low sulphur coal was introduced. You don't hear about it because the US is not poisoning Canada anymore and we are not doing the same to Norway and Sweden but it has been a problem in other parts of the world, most Asian Countries now will only import coal certified as 0 to 1% Sulphur Content. Acid Rain control has been quite a success story.
    2 points
  40. I'll PM you Carol, but I suspect Broadland Memories is probably a fairly easy one to sort. If we could get the hosting account transferred to someone else then that's an option but I don't know how easily they will allow that to happen. I must admit I'm not that familiar with what the process would be there as it's not a scenario we commonly see in business. There has been a fair bit of discussion behind the scenes on this one but I see three possible ways of moving things forward with regards to the database. Two of them require getting access to the database, and the third does not
    2 points
  41. I think ‘soaps’ have also contributed. They are supposed to reflect life, but are so sensationalised. I’m sure some me silly people take them as a model of how people normally behave. Real life copying fiction.
    2 points
  42. All the best with that - it would be a tragedy to lose it.
    2 points
  43. Was that comment really necessary? To be honest I think such comments are why some of these threads go downhill so quickly.
    2 points
  44. Hell hath no fury like snowflake scorned.
    2 points
  45. I sincerely hope that someone is able to take this on and maintain the database in his name.
    2 points
  46. Given proposed changes to social media regulations announced today, I can understand why the ToS would need to be updated. All social media platforms will need to tighten up procedures. It is very easy to complain about changes if you are not ultimately liable for the consequences of any breach.
    2 points
  47. This is very sad news, I know a number of people on our office knew Craig well. Condolences to his family and friends.
    2 points
  48. Oh no, I met and knew him. Such a nice man. So sorry for his family. His database was / is Legendary. I hope it lives on, not so much for the benefit of those that use it, but as a Legacy to Craig He will be missed but not forgotten Griff
    2 points
  49. that was 10 years ago, you are quoting out of date terms now, you will never find the term global warming used nowadays, they have changed it to climate change, this is a topic i have been following for 20 years now, and when they wer calling it global warming there were a number of us who said that the term should be climate change, ten years ago, that change from global warming to climate change was gradually made and the term global warming phased out of the equation. climate change means it can get colder as well as warmer.
    2 points
  50. It appears to me there are a limited number of things we actually know. Global warming IS a natural phenomenon, we know this as there is evidence of it happening before man's intervention. Man's intervention is PROBABLY aggravating the current climate shift as we produce carbon emissions which we THINK increase global warming. Emissions elsewhere in the world mean that whatever further steps we in the UK take are largely IRRELEVANT. Electric vehicles offer MINIMAL environmental benefit over the most efficient petrol and diesel alternatives. Speaking out against climat
    2 points
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