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So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:47 am

An introduction serves several purposes and is a courtesy when entering a group.

How do you respond to a poster when you nothing about them, were they are located, their modeling interests and experience level................................ If those who exist on the fringe wish to remain in the shadows for whatever the reason of what possible benefit is this forum?

How do we know if what we contribte is read and understood?


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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:51 am

daaaave, no one is REQUIRED to give out his personal info like that. Neutral
If they don't want to that's fine, that's their decision.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:53 am

that's what a forum is for, in roman times, a forum was a round of people discussing an issue, and it was not required to know everything about each other.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  microflitedude on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:32 pm

Nothing wrong at all with asking.

It can be shyness, too, along with not wanting to share personal info. I waited until I was comfortable around the forum before writing an introduction.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:10 pm

[quote="GermanBeez"]that's what a forum is for, in roman times, a forum was a round of people discussing an issue, and it was not required to know everything about each other. [/quote



OH COME ON BEEZ! How ridiculous!

"Everything"? Since when is simple introduction telling one's life story? Mad

When I wrote my own introduction I made it concise and to the point because my life story isn't really relevant to CECF.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:27 pm

nothing is wrong with asking, but if someone says no, then respect it. that's all.
i don't say you have to like it, just tolerate these people, ok?
the way you posted it, it seemed like you wanted to wage an all-out war against these kinds of members,
i'm sorry if i misinterpreted that.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:43 pm

Excuse me beez but you DO exaggerate!

AT 17 years of age you have not much experience dealing with people whereas I served in two careers where I did just that.

As "moderator" your tone is anything but moderate but accusatory.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  Admin on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:49 pm

Well, lets not get out of hand here. I have no problem with asking! In fact, when members join, they are automatically sent a PM that asks them to give an introduction. The thing is, they don't have to give an into if they really don't want to. If someone doesn't want to give an into, don't harass them to do so. Sometimes it just takes people to post a few times and get a feel of the place before they are comfortable to write about themselves.

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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:04 pm

Nothing wrong with asking, and it surely is not required.

All I really like to know in an intro is what level folks are at. That way I don't speak downward to "seasoned" guy or speak at a level way too confusing for a "newbie" to understand.

By level I mean knowledge of Cox engines........

A good example is one of our newer members who just posted an intro, he has been a Cox fan and flyer for years. Before he posted an intro I had asked him in another post if he knew how to dissassemble a top end. Now I feel foolish for doing so.

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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Ron says it well.



When Mitch started posting, without an introduction, I had no idea of his experience level so I wrote simplitic responses to which he responded "Of course I knew that already".

I apologized to Mitch because I totally underestimated his experience level. I appealed to Mitch in a PM to write an introduction which he did. Since that time I have good relationship with him because I know something about him.

I now consider Mitch as a "forum friend" and I'm sure Mitch would say the same about me. We now correspond quite regularly in fact.

So if someone wants to remain secretive, fine but an introduction can lead to a better understanding of each other. Read the Introductions thread if you want some examples.

Being "too shy" went out of fashion in junior high school, IMO.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  mitchg95 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:26 pm

SuperDave wrote:Ron says it well.



When Mitch started posting, without an introduction, I had no idea of his experience level so I wrote simplitic responses to which he responded "Of course I knew that already".

I apologized to Mitch because I totally underestimated his experience level. I appealed to Mitch in a PM to write an introduction which he did. Since that time I have good relationship with him because I know something about him.

I now consider Mitch as a "forum friend" and I'm sure Mitch would say the same about me. We now correspond quite regularly in fact.

So if someone wants to remain secretive, fine but an introduction can lead to a better understanding of each other. Read the Introductions thread if you want some examples.

Being "too shy" went out of fashion in junior high school, IMO.


i agree with Dave on the idea of posting an intro, i think that an intro is very important for a member todo when they join a online forum so that we know what there interest are, what they know about this hobby and how long they have been interested in these motors
Dave, im glad that were friends Very Happy
without an intro the forum may not serve as much of a purpose to a person that might need help if we do not know there experience
just my Two Cents
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  dckrsn on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:05 pm

When I joined (Join date: 2010-10-21), I don't even think
there was in introduction thread. That's my excuse for not doing it. lol!
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  RknRusty on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:42 pm

I even mention it in my signature. If they don't want to, that's fine with me too. People new to forums may not realize how much an intro helps. So if they are so inclined, we provide a space to post one. It can be a sentence or a paragraph, depending how much they are comfortable divulging.

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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:06 am

Imagine living in a neighborhood where you have no familiarity with your neighors and their interests. It must be a ver lonely existence with no sense of "community".

How is an I'net forum any different?
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:14 am

wow jeez, what in the world is goin on here!
i just stated that your post was a little, well- conflict-ensueing,
and appearantly, that's just what happened here.
And dave, if i want to sound accusatory, you'll know it, so keep it down with the hate.
I'm still moderator and i know enough about handling people to know when things get out of hand,
and this has gotten out of hand. SO. everybody calm down and be nice, like always. Hand Shake
I'm sorry if i don't always have the same opinion as you do, dave, but there is no need
to get angry at people like that

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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:23 am

one more thing:
i can't see who is behind the posts of y'all people. i can't tell what you're feeling,
nor can it clearly tell what emotions you are trying to express. that's why the number
one rule i work by is calmness. It might confuse some people, resulting in actions that might
seem a tad over the top, (as well as my actions can). so if you guys really wan't to argue with me, that's toally ok.
but please, do it calm and in a manner that doesn't invoke any anger, ok?
and yes, my first response was a little emotional, i apologise.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:27 am

beez:

If you read my most recent post I believe it states my point of view well.

This discussion has not gotten "out of hand" at all. I'd just like to know some basic information about those who comes to post here. Supposedly we are "community" but not if remain in the shadows of anominity.
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Post  GermanBeez on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:37 am

i know, dave Smile
when you discuss a subject, you get very serious and you'll defend your point of view
with everything you got, that's what i'm sure many of us like about you!
But a good conversationist like you has to tolerate other peoples opinions
(i'm sorry if i'm sounding like a know-it-all), otherwise the others might feel unrecognized
and won't enjoy discussing the said topic anymore. And what would a forum be without
its conversations? pretty much dead ^^
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:02 am

beez:

I like to ask questions to draw out thoughtful reponses yet realize that there are those who wish to remain mute and passive. Seems to me the only saps the vitality of this or any other forum.

'Tis a pity in my opinion when so few actually participate in our discussions.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:06 am

oh, i dunno, seems to me like there's a bunch of people discussing this thread...
but yeah, a world is very boring without conflict, you're right about that.
That's just how i like to keep it, not everybody should be like me, that WOULD
sap the fun out of the forum!
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  John Goddard on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:43 am

Oh I don't know.
Seeing as mine is the ONLY opinion......
Love
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  GermanBeez on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:50 am

lol, random Smile
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  SuperDave on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:00 am

John Goddard wrote:Oh I don't know.
Seeing as mine is the ONLY opinion......
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lol!

Johnnie Boy:

"El Presidente" is a cigar. I didn't know that cigars had opinions.
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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:14 am

El Presidente,

You may have the only opinion but, I still have the most powerful TD .049...........

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Re: So what so wrong with asking for an introduction?

Post  John Goddard on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:33 am

Happy Easter Lads.
Very Happy
Flying
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