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Old 05-19-2007, 12:25 AM   #57
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Yes! I think this winter was 9 months long! The California posts were about to do me in! LOL Everytime I saw those lovely pictures of happy campers I would go out of my mind!
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:57 AM   #58
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I also prefer the techie info.
I just discovered a link ( It's been there all along, I think). On the Portal page that comes up,to the left,there is a column for Quick Links. If you scroll down to Repair Discussions and click.It brings up current techie questions/answers. This will work for me.
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #59
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
These forums have become a supermarket of information and entertainment for Airstream owners and wannabes. If you are a vegetarian shopping in a grocery supermarket, all of the products containing meat would be “clutter” to you. Should you ask the management to remove all of that clutter or learn how to shop for only the items you want?
The “aisles” in this supermarket are labeled rather clearly, IMHO, and the cost of shopping here can’t be any lower.
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:01 AM   #60
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If you scroll down to Repair Discussions and click.It brings up current techie questions/answers. This will work for me.
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:22 AM   #61
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Great analogy Rog! There are many eye level displays here at the checkout that are easy to grab for the impulsive. I'd say we have a superstore here, 24/7 and one stop shopping. And I agree, the prices are rolled waaay back!

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
These forums have become a supermarket of information and entertainment for Airstream owners and wannabes. If you are a vegetarian shopping in a grocery supermarket, all of the products containing meat would be “clutter” to you. Should you ask the management to remove all of that clutter or learn how to shop for only the items you want?
The “aisles” in this supermarket are labeled rather clearly, IMHO, and the cost of shopping here can’t be any lower.
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:43 AM   #62
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I have noticed something very telling about the word game threads. The views per post ratio is very low, something like 5 to 1 or less. I believe that this says alot about the interest of the general community at large for these threads. That being said, I do understand that these posts are fun for the posters. That is all well and good, but there is little to no interest from the forums members as a whole. My advice is,not that it is wanted or needed, I get that, is to make these posts more Airstream, camping, traveling, fixing, related. Then more members would peek in on occasion to see what is there. Otherwise these threads seem to me to only be of interest to a very few members, most likely those very few who post to these threads. Thanks, Silverhawk, Bob
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:53 AM   #63
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
These forums have become a supermarket of information and entertainment for Airstream owners and wannabes. If you are a vegetarian shopping in a grocery supermarket, all of the products containing meat would be “clutter” to you. Should you ask the management to remove all of that clutter or learn how to shop for only the items you want?
The “aisles” in this supermarket are labeled rather clearly, IMHO, and the cost of shopping here can’t be any lower.
...what he said!
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:09 AM   #64
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There is a crossword puzzle in every issue of Airstream Life magazine. I skip over it because I’m not a big fan of crossword puzzles, but I don’t object to it being there for those who do like it.
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:55 PM   #65
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These forums have become a supermarket of information and entertainment for Airstream owners and wannabes.
That is a true statement, for sure. The operative words in it are "have become". This Forum is what it is...... because of the contributions from it's members......and the monitoring guidence from those who are responsibe for keeping it "on the right track", according to the rules set by it's Mgmt./Owner(s).

When the owner selected a TITLE for this Forum, I am reasonably certain that he wanted one that would be descriptive of what you would find in it and a title that would attract readers. So he chose, "The Airstream Knowledge Sharing Forums".

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Old 05-20-2007, 01:41 PM   #66
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Even better (as Steph suggested) is to click on "New Posts" it brings up all the new posts since your own last visit ~ after a week long absence there may be 2-300!

BTW...did you knoiw you can show up to 100 posts on a page by doing this: Go into your UserCP > click on "Edit Options" under Settings & Options >Scroll down to "Number of Posts to Show per Page" > Choose your preference (10, 25, 50, 100) from the drop down menu.

You can also set oldest post on top or newest post on top.

There is also a setting that you can default your subscription notices to threads you have posted in. This would set it to notify you when someone posts in the threads YOU post in and not the ones you don't...

Maybe tone of these features would meet your needs better than just checking the portal page for the last 25 "new" posts.

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maybe Sheri you should put this in a big banner so that ALL people will see this advice.I myself missed it. but now I know and did it.I myself don't care for word games but just skip over them. If this was a pay for view forum I could see the hassle but it is not.It is begining to sound like the wbbci political forum .why not just close this thread. Thanks for the advice on the way to set the number of posts. kama to you.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:20 PM   #67
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When the owner selected a TITLE for this Forum, I am reasonably certain that he wanted one that would be descriptive of what you would find in it and a title that would attract readers. So he chose, "The Airstream Knowledge Sharing Forums".

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With sharing of knowledge, comes human interaction. This then leads to social intercourse. Does "Airstream Knowledge Sharing" automatically restrict this communication to technical matters? What about the sharing of all things Airstream from an Anthropological and Socialogical perspective? Here we become exposed to stories, ideas, customs and traditions the evolve from or are inherent to Airstreaming? What we have here, like it or not, is a community. With community comes human social interaction of all types. I'm afraid that if we restricted discourse to technical matters, this forum would be forced to take a step backwards in its evolution. I think that we are beyond the point of technical only discussions, as the door has already been open for the social intercourse we see.

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Old 05-20-2007, 06:44 PM   #69
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About Rog’s analogy of the grocery store: maybe this true story is more appropriate to the discussion here.

The largest grocery chain in Canada, long admired and hugely successful, has suddenly started to report big quarterly losses.

Why? Fearful perhaps of Wal-Mart entering the food business here, Loblaw’s decided to preempt them by adding clothing and such.

Despite the slickness of presentation, consumers are voting with their feet and the newspaper business pages are filled with stories of Loblaw’s decline.

Loblaw confused their once adoring customers by becoming something their customers didn’t expect.

Rog’s analogy about Airstream Life is not as apt as it could be either.

The real question is: what if your favorite Airstream magazine suddenly seemed to feature a puzzle on every other page?

The debate here isn’t about Anthropology or Sociology or whether our conversations should be restricted to technical issues. It’s about what one of our more perceptive moderators calls “ meaningless” or “pointless” off-topic threads.

It’s good for the site owner that people feel this is a community. But for Andy R it is also a business built on advertising revenues.

Being an astute businessman he already knows that The New York Times and the National Enquirer both have large circulations but very different ad rates and profits.

Almost all of the jokes and puzzles here have nothing to do with Airstreaming and they waste the time and space of people that are interested in that subject.

A good owner will always act to protect his franchise.


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Old 05-20-2007, 09:08 PM   #70
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Rog’s analogy about Airstream Life is not as apt as it could be either.

The real question is: what if your favorite Airstream magazine suddenly seemed to feature a puzzle on every other page?

The debate here isn’t about Anthropology or Sociology or whether our conversations should be restricted to technical issues. It’s about what one of our more perceptive moderators calls “ meaningless” or “pointless” off-topic threads.

Almost all of the jokes and puzzles here have nothing to do with Airstreaming and they waste the time and space of people that are interested in that subject. Sergei
Sergei is a man of clear and keen insight, he sees right through the "clutter". Bravo!

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