I wrote about one such war in what a plonker. The battle is still going on but I am even more sure now that it is really one guy plonking with himself.
Today I discovered another flame-fest. Apparently my post from 2006 about Sailing Websites is still generating heat. It's all about some site called sailmonster.com and the reaction to the sailmonster dude using my comments to promote his site. Here is a slightly edited version of the "conversation"...
Sailmonster is self generating. Our members make it great or not. We have been hit by SA as copying them which is not the case. That is why we formed. FU-SA Family United Sailing Association:) http://www.sailmonster.com/videos/id_1025/title_family-united-sailing-association/ Our site is for all ages and clean.
I have been to the sailmonster site, it sucks the most of any site I have been to. Not a single thing about sailing. maybe some raft ups and local stuff. but to say you are copying sailing anarchy is a joke.
I agree Sailmonster.com Sucks
Yeah,Sailmonster Sucks, worst of the worst
Jerry Stanford said...
Sailmonster.com is the sailing my space for adult drunken sailors, and calling them adult is stretching the term. No actual sailing content,unless you consider the youtube videos that someone else made, the ones they made themselves are just pathetic. You have a salesman that runs sailmonster.com,and his wife, both of which get sickening real fast.
Sailing Anarchy Rules
Thanks for the feedback. If you had half a brain you would realize that Sailmonster.com is designed for people to publish there own sailing news, stories, experiences and meet other people that do the same. Our focus is to get people on the water. If you think that promoting sailing and running events to raise money for kids and sponsoring races sucks go to ning.com and start your own site like seaknots for free Rockstar.
Peter Lyons said...
Well I happened to go to your site sailmonster and watched it for the past week or so. I wouldn't say it sucks. It is ok if you like the owner, namely you telling people how great you are and patting yourself on the back in your articles. Its a shame no one else seems agree.
Most people that have a good site, a good job,or anything good don't go around trying to pushing it down people's throats. They don't have to, they know what and who they are or what their site does.
You say go to ning.com for free, well I am not promoting a website and if I did,I might just use it. I wouldn't be like you and advertise to my whole website audience how much it cost to add features to my website like you do. Big Bucks it will cost me etc. etc. etc..
Come on down to earth. Your website is not a serious sailors site no matter how much you try to sell it to everyone. You have you, your wife, a few of your local buddies and a few other members that keep it going. Just look at how many are online, not many at all compared to other sailing websites.
I would never have posted this here but after reading your reply to the other comments, I just had to let you know what your site really is.
And by the way most of the people from your site have gone over to Seaknots and they think it is just great, it actually has a huge variety of user generated info about cruising. Not like yours,where you and your wife are the main contributors of photos and videos and articles that someone else has done,that you mainly copied from other webpages and posted them on your site and where the polls are "how much wood can a woodchuck chuck".
Come off it, do you think serious sailors want to read that stuff and the other goofiness that goes on at sailmonster.
Thank you for your input. Sorry if an open discussion offended you. Not sure if you are aware of what we do. Have a great day.
I was not offended in any way. I was just giving you my feedback on your website.
It is not an open discussion there, in fact there is no discussion there. It is YOU that does all the talking, all the posts,all the patting yourself on the back and most all of everything. You sit in your shoutbox all day long and if no one answers you, you still keep on talking.
You may post events and you may help sponsor things in your area,and try to promote sailing with your site, which is great.
But in reality, if you sit down and look at it truthfully,as a sailing website, it is really the most childish sailing website on the internet today.You have no useful information for sailors,no original content,just rehashed videos,photos,and articles,that is posted all over the internet before you even put it up on your site.
Sailmonster.com is a joke on most of the real sailing websites. ENOUGH SAID
I am so happy that these people find my site a useful place to insult each other.