We were all newbies once....

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Chris_Allen
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We were all newbies once....

#1 Post by Chris_Allen » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:09 pm

This is just a quick thread to remind us that at one point in time we all knew nothing and that we relied on the knowledge and experience of others to get to where we are today. So let's just remember why we like this forum so much; the people, the information and the open mindedness to which we approach the problems.

Let's also be fair to those who haven't been reading this forum pretty much everyday for 5 years! So just remember the following things:

You can't read every thread: some information is still in the forum but other good stuff isn't. There is a thread culling process and sadly we've lost some really good threads but if no-one reads it, it goes after about a year. The time period is much longer than the early days so it doesn't appear to be much of a problem but newbies might not have the luxury of reading some of the good stuff that we did.

The search isn't very good: unfortunately PHPBB's search isn't that cracking (or at least, my ability to configure it isn't!) and searches are only good if you know what you are looking for. This industry is riddled with confusing names and misused terminology and it's hard to pick out one line in 20 examples of 60,000 posts, some things are easy to miss. There should be a wiki coming soon when I find the time to realise the work of another member, so hopefully this will help newcomers in understanding where we are coming from. I get annoyed when I can't find what I need despite having read it numerous times before, so I ask the question.

If you are getting frustrated, don't reply: We are really lucky that the fountain of knowledge and understanding has grown from a handful of people to 10's of people over the years. So if the OP is winding you up, walk away. Someone else will pick it up and if they manage to annoy the entire group of people who can answer their question and they all walk away, that's the OP's loss, not ours.

This isn't intended to point fingers at anyone or any thread as I think we are all guilty at one point or another. It's just a polite reminder that I have considered writing for months, let us all remember why we like it here so much.

Now get back to removing the PL off your fingers...

Chris.
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#2 Post by Dan30 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:20 pm

Good reminder. I've been using forums for over a decade now, so i'm very familiar with forum etiquette. I have to remind myself that some people (older mostly) are only now getting into it.
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#3 Post by Bas Gooiker » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:27 pm

Chris_Allen wrote:This is just a quick thread to remind us that at one point in time we all knew nothing and that we relied on the knowledge and experience of others to get to where we are today. So let's just remember why we like this forum so much; the people, the information and the open mindedness to which we approach the problems.
+1 :clap:
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#4 Post by JerryAllen » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:26 pm

Dan30 wrote:Good reminder. I've been using forums for over a decade now, so i'm very familiar with forum etiquette. I have to remind myself that some people (older mostly) are only now getting into it.
Hey I resemble that (older mostly) :lol: Been using forums for almost 3 decades before that was fidonet/usenet/bbs forums on dialup modems....... now that should date me!

Anyway not a forum newbie, pro audio that's another story.

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Re: We were all newbies once....

#5 Post by Harley » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:12 pm

Dan30 wrote:I have to remind myself that some people (older mostly) are only now getting into it.
And so what's wrong with old people getting involved...huh?



























Just kidding :loler:
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#6 Post by subharmonic » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:38 pm

So when I feel this way

Don't reply....have the patience of Ghandi...2
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#7 Post by Charles Warwick » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:38 pm

I'm so happy someone else knows UHF exists. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Chris_Allen wrote:This is just a quick thread to remind us that at one point in time we all knew nothing and that we relied on the knowledge and experience of others to get to where we are today.
Ha! I still feel like I know nothing! I do agree though, I love this forum because the atmosphere is what it is.

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Re: We were all newbies once....

#8 Post by subharmonic » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:33 am

UHF is a great...saw it when I was 8 and still cracks me up when I watch it, 20+ years later
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#9 Post by Boyd » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:05 pm

After over a decade working successfully in the audio industry, I reckon I've learnt more in a few weeks between the BFM forum and ESP website than I have over that last few years.

It's great to have such a valuable resource of knowlegable folks, who have a genuine interest in others acheiving excellent results. It's a rare thing these days.

Some of what is learned here is paradigm shifting, and it can take a while to unlearn what you 'think you know'.

I think we intrinsically like to question things and look for better ways, to seek our own truth than accept someone elses, so it's easy to overlook that Bill has done the thinking and questioning for us (thanks Bill).
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#10 Post by nivlek » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:35 am

We, is always smarter than me!

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#11 Post by sine143 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:24 pm

I find that google's search function works better if you properly index it to find threads on billfitzmaurice

http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=00220 ... wxoicg4myg

theres a breakdown on how to do it.
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#12 Post by David Raehn » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Wow.... I know that I'm newer here than most.... But....
This looks really sad.....
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#13 Post by Tom Smit » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:20 am

draehn wrote:Wow.... I know that I'm newer here than most.... But....
This looks really sad.....
Heh, mine looks exactly like that! :lol:
I/haz/no/friendz/.
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#14 Post by DJPhatman » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:26 am

Tom Smit wrote:
draehn wrote:Wow.... I know that I'm newer here than most.... But....
This looks really sad.....
Heh, mine looks exactly like that! :lol:
I/haz/no/friendz/.
Ummm............. NOT!
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Re: We were all newbies once....

#15 Post by Grant Bunter » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:34 am

Laughing!

My "foes" shows nothing either.
Doesn't mean I'm not x amount of peoples foes though...
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