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Old 05-20-2004, 08:47 AM
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I don't know if anybody else has noticed this, but it seems like there's a changing of the guard with OSO members. Yes we're almost at 20,000 members and adding new ones every day, but some of the old timers just seem to be fading away...
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Even Too Old doesn't post as much, but I'm sure the new business is keeping him hopping.
I know there are many more, but my feeble memory doesn't want to remember right now. Has the board become too big, too many non-boating related issues, too much bickering?
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:49 AM
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Lucy??
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Old 05-20-2004, 08:50 AM
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Yep, many good people seem to have departed.
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Indy,, I have definitely noticed this also... I Think a lot of guys got fed up with certain aspects of this site.. I see a bunch of old timers from this board actively participating in two or three other popular boads, and don't hardly ever see them here anymore..

Wally... dont see him around anymore,, he was very knowledgeable and always helpful..
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Burn out.....and the other boards
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Too much controversy. I know some industry professionals stay away because of the bashers and negative publicity.
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:02 AM
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Steve !!!

Thanks for noticing !

No gripes or issues other than I'm working my ass off - need extra money ( $3+ / gallon who knows ?? ) to feed those two hungry motors I have now !!

We need to get you and Diane down to the Island this year and spend the day on the boat with all of us.

We have a new house in Westhampton that you're always welcome at.

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Shorgasm, Allan4 and I all ran away to Kalamazoo, MI and are now Elvis groupies

There are more boards to see now than there used to be, so I try to look at all of them. The OSO "attitude" has changed, and I'm admittedly not enjoying it as much. I usually just stop by, read content that I want to see, and leave. Plus, we've been remodelling a house for 6 months, so I haven't had a lot of time to surf. We're hoping to be done soon to go boating!

I'm surprised anyone even noticed Lots of new members.
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I don't get much time to post anymore...new house, new responsibilites and a new business to run...but i do lurk now and again...

pluss, i bought another 28SS...that I still need to post pics of...
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Having been on the board for quite a while now, the attitude has definately changed. There seems to be not as much about boating as there is about personal airing of laundry.

I also think there's a shift in internet usage overall. It's not so much a novelty anymore and folks have realized that any hack can be a self proclaimed expert on any subject he chooses to be. The credibility of message boards is at an all time low. With more and more participants, it will only get lower.
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