cool new website found

Discussion in 'The Dockhouse' started by wickstick, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. wickstick

    wickstick New Member

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    what's up

    I found or actually a buddy told me about this new website.

    It's www.highoctaneonedesigns.com

    It's basically all about one design racing dinghies and they

    support college sailing which is a plus.

    Judging by their forum though it must be a new site

    cause there are no users on their forum.

    anyway, thought I'd pass the buck along.

    laters L2 sailor
     
  2. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I notice on the website that they are requesting freelance photos, and maybe articles too? Is there any compensation for that besides the glory?
     
  3. wickstick

    wickstick New Member

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    I don't know: contact the owner of the site.
    I think they have some links on their page.
     
  4. sailor327

    sailor327 New Member

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    I think the page isn't that active because the one and only post on the message board is from 2000.
     
  5. Bradley

    Bradley Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I would say it looks pretty dead. No new post since the first one in 2000. Not a horrible idea, but it looks like who ever started it got bored after the first few days. The domain name is not the greatest either. Its way to long if you ask me.
    <shameless self promotion>
    Of course you can always get the latest laser news, information, and discussion here on The Laser Forum.
    </shameless self promotion>
    Cheers,
     
  6. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    Proof of how fortunate we are to have someone like Bradley to keep working and improving the Laser Forum.

    It takes a lot of work and a long time to achieve a good site, doesn't haven't overnight and you can NEVER give up.
     
  7. sailor327

    sailor327 New Member

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    Amen. Just curious how was the forum in the very beginning. And when was it created.
     
  8. wickstick

    wickstick New Member

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    Originally when I posted saying that I had found a "cool new website" the admin called me out on it. She stated that self promotion was fine but since we posted the same thread twice about the website she thought we looked desparate.
    That was an accident by our webmaster. He thought the first post didn't
    go through so he posted again.

    We were trying to kinda go undercover through the laser forum for an unbiased opinion of the site amd avoiding possible defenses going up because of "forum competition".

    Anyway, the site along with the forum has only been up for a couple of
    weeks, not long enough for the "google-bots" to find us yet, hence the
    no users on the forum.

    Sorry for the trickery but we wanted to read what was wrote about
    our site to get some feedback.

    We haven't been able to market it to well since the search engine spiders
    have not found us.

    Sincerely,

    L2 - Sydney 18ft'er - c-scow
     
  9. fishingmickey

    fishingmickey Member

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    Me thinks that is what ya should have said in the first place.... also it explains why that web site is so bare... I feel used... lol
    Fishingmickey
    150087/181157
     
  10. sailor327

    sailor327 New Member

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    Wait you posted it twice. I never saw the other one but hey i think it's cool that you guys are trying to help one design sailing in general. And i never knew thats how your site registers on google i thought you had to do it manuallly.
     
  11. Bradley

    Bradley Administrator Staff Member

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    We removed the double post because it was exactly the same. It was probably a mistake. We delete double posts all the time and you never even know!

    Also, Google is always searching the web and saving information about websites and how to find them. Google and the other search engines are some of the most regular visitors to TLF.

    Cheers,
     

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