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  1. #36
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    Past performance would suggest this thread will be ignored by Scot. I guess that's fine. Maybe it's better than actually hearing what he thinks. Sometimes that's the case. There's no way of knowing. I can live with that. I've heard good things from those who have talked to him in person. I've never done that. Anyways, the forum will more than likely be here tomorrow, and with a bit of luck pcford will get banned once again.

    While we're here, I'd like to make it known that my paint prep and finishing skills are mediocre at best. Orange Peel quality would be a fair assessment. I thought it best that I get out ahead of any rumors.
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    I met Scot at the WBS a few years ago, and he does seem to be a pretty decent fellow. As for banning pcford, Scot really hates doing it, so he will have to do better than criticizing your painting skills. If it makes you feel better, I can send you a picture of my painting skills that will make your orange peel look more -- appealing. Now as to whether I can post a picture...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcford View Post
    That's for Woodenboat (or whomever is running the server.) To host everyone.

    Some strange comments here. The winning entry was the guy that described the forum software as "agricultural." I have no idea what that means.
    Simple, clunky, heavily engineered, and about 50 years out of date is what it means to an English engineer.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    This is one of the most consistent threads, whining about posting pictures. Folks like to pick on Scot and complain about the technology. First Scot is a fine gent. Being a webmaster, as a collateral duty is not much fun...been there. Second the Forum is a free service and WB doesn't get any revenue from it. And third there are so many free hosting sites that you can post your own pictures and they will stay there and you can control your cyber fate and it won't cost you a thing. I've been doing that for almost 20yrs (well, not for free) and all my pics are still where I put them. So get your pictures posted on something you can control and quit the whining. This a wooden boat forum, talk about boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBrookman View Post
    This is one of the most consistent threads, whining about posting pictures. Folks like to pick on Scot and complain about the technology. First Scot is a fine gent. Being a webmaster, as a collateral duty is not much fun...been there. Second the Forum is a free service and WB doesn't get any revenue from it. And third there are so many free hosting sites that you can post your own pictures and they will stay there and you can control your cyber fate and it won't cost you a thing. I've been doing that for almost 20yrs (well, not for free) and all my pics are still where I put them. So get your pictures posted on something you can control and quit the whining. This a wooden boat forum, talk about boats.
    People would love to talk about boats, but this forum is increasingly getting in the way. From what I have learned by doing investigation on my own...the cost for WB to host images would be modest indeed. If there is an issue with money, the WB could monetize the traffic here. The way things are is clumsy and frustrating. This affects newbies that come here to ask questions...just the sort that WB should be encouraging.

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    Well, I've subscribed to WB for quite a few years and bought the magazine at the newsagent regularly otherwise. Over the last few years though, while the magazine remains of high quality, I've found it's not really worth my while as so much of it has been dealt with in some way before. It's a great magazine and I'd recommend it to anyone but the reason I've kept my subscription going is the WBF. I just think that if I'm going to be a regular user of the WBF then I ought to contribute to the magazine. A few days ago, I found out that I could subscribe to Professional Boatbuilder so I thought well, that might be a way to see some new material etc. and nearly subscribed. But then I reminded myself that this whole P'bucket thing and the intransigence of WB in refusing to arrange hosting of images or even to communicate about possible solutions, has annoyed me too much. I'm not going to join Facebook and I'm not going to risk posting a whole lot of images again just to see it all trashed, again. So, sorry WB, you might not agree with how I feel about this but there it is. If I have to go through hoops to participate fully in the WBF then it's just not for me. Do your bit and I'll do mine.

    Rick

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    Hosted on Facebook, another possible solution.

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    Not a solution, Facebook is a disaster. But I love seeing pictures of your place Mr S.

    Rick

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    Why is it a disaster Rick, from a photo hosting perspective ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Agricultural is the sort of engineering you get when a farmer has a good idea, and goes out into the shed and knocks something up from stuff lying around the farm, using nothing more than an angle grinder and a stick welder. Often sufficient to get the job done, but rarely elegant.
    I had a good idea to build a boat and I am building that boat from stuff lying around in my shed, and my shed is smack bang in the middle of a farming area... now I understand why aspects of my boat look a bit agricultural...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Why is it a disaster Rick, from a photo hosting perspective ?
    It seems to take over people's lives!

    Rick

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    Someone said that Scot would respond if there was a picture of a female breast.
    I think someone has to report the picture to Scot, since he doesn't actually read all of the posts.
    This is a picture of a female in Brest, France:


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