Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Carrollton, Texas
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E-mail and posted replies have no "feel" in many respects and it appears that short of a direct attack on any one person, the post is left to interpretation of the reader and his/her mindset.
Based on the hundreds of posts and replies that I have read in any given forum on this site, there are contributors that are confrontational, opinionated, boisterous, irrational, well educated, uneducated and so on. Solely my opinion. Period.
I don't see that the Rep point system has any bearing on sound advice necessarily since I have witnessed (many times) someone asking for very simple "how-to" advice and immediately being chastized (usually by someone with lots of rep points) for asking such a "ridiculous" question or being belittled in some other fashion then given some questionable, irrelevant advice to top it off. Again, my opinion. If time, talent, sex and money were non-issues there probably would be no need for this site. I have also witnessed contributors giving excellent advice that was spot-on and obviously based on first hand experience.
Since some contributors to this site seem to thrive on competitive issues such as who has the largest boat, the most expensive boat, the biggest engine, the most powerful radar or the most rep points (etc.) maybe they should step back and reevaluate life in general. (or maybe get one) Having the best or most expensive whatever does not make them an authority on anything. As some profound person once said "Just when you think you've seen it all, something never seen before comes along". The phrase "he's a legend in his own mind" also comes into play.
My two cents worth- Please take it in what sense thou wilst. I don't really think anyone here is out to show anyone else how brilliant they are but more so that they have some difficulty in expressing in written text what they want to convey.
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