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Old 11-16-2018, 04:58 PM
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And 99.99% here with a few in the C3 section. I am not a PRC forum poster.

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Old 11-16-2018, 05:52 PM
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I seldom look at my post count.
I have been a member here for 15 years but have really only been active for the last 1 1/2 years. Looks like I spend too much time here.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:56 PM
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I don't look at the "counts" either...seems to matter to some, and some think it matters to me; it doesn't...
I also don't look at the 10 year/15 year icons.

Some of the oldest members have asked the most startling questions at times...
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:11 PM
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I don't look at the "counts" either...seems to matter to some, and some think it matters to me; it doesn't...
I also don't look at the 10 year/15 year icons.

Some of the oldest members have asked the most startling questions at times...
I my be guilty of that. I have owned at least one Corvette from 1969-2007 when I took a 10 year break from them and went on a Mopar kick. I have forgotten more about them than I remember especially since I seldom do any of my own work anymore. Not that I can't do it, I just don't like crawling around on the floor or trying to squirm up under a dash anymore.
I try to contribute when I know something for sure.
I really appreciate the help I get here on the forum and need to announce that more often.


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Old 11-16-2018, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AZDoug View Post
And 99.99% here with a few in the C3 section. I am not a PRC forum poster.

Doug
I've wondered if some post on the other sections of the forum just to increase their post count. It seems like a matter of pride for a few people. But, I've noticed that all items one posts, including only a smiley face, or whatever, counts, and there are many folks who post only those. I wonder, is that because they are trying to increase their post count? There is one guy who has over a quarter million posts. He must spend an unbelievable amount of time at the keyboard.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:28 PM
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There is one guy who has over a quarter million posts. He must spend an unbelievable amount of time at the keyboard.
Think that may be one of the moderators.

Sometimes a simple post of one emojie is like saying "dittos" or "I agree". Forum member John Q. Smith passes away and 70 people respond. Some may have memories to share, but others may just be adding their condolences by posting a blue angel. Likewise when somebody posts a new-to-them Vette acquisition, a simple "thumbs up" is giving them congratulations, without having to type out a more lengthy reply.

And yes, I'll admit to occasionally posting something just to throw gas on the fire, too!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by AZDoug View Post
And 99.99% here with a few in the C3 section. I am not a PRC forum poster.

Doug
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Well, that was one way to get to 10,000!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:37 PM
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:lur k::coo l: :canadafl ag: Ahh, that's enough!
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:lur k::coo l: :canadafl ag: Ahh, that's enough!
Dam I should have put them all in separate post's.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Railroadman View Post
Think that may be one of the moderators.
Which one?

Edit, never mind, I found him.

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Old 11-16-2018, 11:15 PM
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I think the perception to some is that the higher the post count from any given member, the more valuable their information may be. Another thought to consider would be respect. Just like life, everything is relative.
I am a newb to the forum and Corvettes. I have been a member for two years, and lean heavily on members for advice. It would seem that a ten or fifteen year member with thousands of post would have some good advice to give, IMO. About to hit my 500 mark and will be receiving a third gold star. As much time as I spend in here it is a cool benchmark, and I feel like the higher my thread count the more respect I will receive and the more weight my posts will carry.
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Originally Posted by Gold Dragon View Post
I think the perception to some is that the higher the post count from any given member, the more valuable their information may be. Another thought to consider would be respect. Just like life, everything is relative.
I am a newb to the forum and Corvettes. I have been a member for two years, and lean heavily on members for advice. It would seem that a ten or fifteen year member with thousands of post would have some good advice to give, IMO. About to hit my 500 mark and will be receiving a third gold star. As much time as I spend in here it is a cool benchmark, and I feel like the higher my thread count the more respect I will receive and the more weight my posts will carry.
Regardless of his numbers AZDoug is one of the good guys I listen to!
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:43 AM
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I have been a member for two years, and lean heavily on members for advice.
I have been a member over 10 years and I still lean heavily on other members for advice. And I see questions from 15-year members, so the learning never stops.

While I understand what you say about respect and post count, I have seen some helpful posts from brand newbies, and some questions from longer members who still ask something basic. Overall it's a very good bunch of people. If you can tolerate a little grumpyness and occasional wise-assery, IMHO there is no better reference anywhere than the collective knowledge here.
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:03 AM
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I have been a member over 10 years and I still lean heavily on other members for advice. And I see questions from 15-year members, so the learning never stops.

While I understand what you say about respect and post count, I have seen some helpful posts from brand newbies, and some questions from longer members who still ask something basic. Overall it's a very good bunch of people. If you can tolerate a little grumpyness and occasional wise-assery, IMHO there is no better reference anywhere than the collective knowledge here.
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Amen to that! Sometimes I have to ask questions about stuff that I know I used to know.

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Old 11-17-2018, 07:59 AM
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Don,
Amen to that! Sometimes I have to ask questions about stuff that I know I used to know.

Lou
Me too!
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by LouieM View Post
Don,
Amen to that! Sometimes I have to ask questions about stuff that I know I used to know.

Lou
Well, I'm glad it's not just me!

Lou makes a good point though. If we're doing something fairly often, we are more apt to stay comfortable with it. When we did something a few times 40 or 50 years ago, it's easy to forget parts of it. I have torn down and rebuilt Chevy V8's before but as I prepare to work on my '64's 327, I've asked the help of an old hot-rod buddy who was done more that I and more importantly, much more recently. Oh, I know the basics all right, but I don't want to get it all back together and then realize I skipped something. And this forum is a great place to reach out to those guys who are up to date, or have done it so many times they'll NEVER forget.
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It's really Obsessive!!!! I can't stop!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

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WOW, that is impressive! - But my daughter did that in 2 weeks on her phone...LOL

Really, Thank you for your advise and experience you bring to this forum, You have personally help me and many others. I hope some day to cross paths in person.
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Old 11-17-2018, 09:50 AM
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And yes, I'll admit to occasionally posting something just to throw gas on the fire, too!
Why would you accuse yourself of something like that? "Gas on the fire" that never happens on this forum.

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Regardless of his numbers AZDoug is one of the good guys I listen to!


Congratulations and thank you Doug !
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