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    For the shy members.



    Having been here for just over 2 years, i've seen many "Views" and little feedback on questions posted. It seems a majority of members either do not know the answer to the posted question, or are hesitant to answer due to the possible ridicule they might receive.

    If we were to simply answer questions, (as this forum is a bee hive, and can be a mine field to search for answers, especially if one is new to this Campus)... then maybe there would be more discussion. Thinking.... BRING IT ON!!
    Most of us had to start in this industry at the bottom of the ladder and i think, the more we review the basics and, at least attempt to answer the more challenging and technical questions, then we can actually improve on our own skills while helping others.

    PS. Simply trying to get more people involved in the forums.
    PPS. Pictures will always help. Video's with some singing involved could prove invaluable ..


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    Re: For the shy members.

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    I'm a member of a few forums and I've been here for years and years
    and I find this site one of the most relaxed and peaceful sites I care to
    remember. The site for the most part is for proffesionals and therefore
    with a few exceptions only people in the trade tend to comment.

    Because the site is so well run and looked after there is very little bullying
    and no gang or clique culture and that hopefuly should encourage people to
    express their own opinion.

    One of the many reasons why I like this site.

    Regards

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Mike you must be on the jamaican rum or jamaican woodbines again.

    Rob you must have used a different login pre may 2012 :-))

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    I'm a member of a few forums and I've been here for years and years
    and I find this site one of the most relaxed and peaceful sites I care to
    remember. The site for the most part is for proffesionals and therefore
    with a few exceptions only people in the trade tend to comment.

    Because the site is so well run and looked after there is very little bullying
    and no gang or clique culture and that hopefuly should encourage people to
    express their own opinion.

    One of the many reasons why I like this site.

    Regards

    Rob

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Quote Originally Posted by stufus View Post
    Mike you must be on the jamaican rum or jamaican woodbines again.

    Rob you must have used a different login pre may 2012 :-))

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    I came out of the closet in May

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    Re: For the shy members.

    maybe its because this monkey is loyal to RE and cannot be found on any other forum- or ive been banned from all other forums!

    mike maybe the views is high due to visitors to the site who havent registered

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I have to say, I lurk quite a bit and drop a reply every now and again. But do like the site. I tend to find the same people answer the questions and well too. So don't think anybody missing much in the way of help. Plus I have an aversion to typing long sentances!! I am only a burned out supermarket fridgie at heart!

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Well, I am on a few forums and this one is the best, most relaxed and educational.....which is what I need. And since I don't do scorched air, I find that the wet heads reside on here. So there.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I will say the monkey does a nice video series......... If he wants some sun and a holiday he can come out here, where he can travel leadfoot between towns for an hour or more............

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    Re: For the shy members.

    for the record- SeanB is referring to monkeyspanners!!!
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    potentially 50,000 watchers, people who are joining, and even i was one of those silent members who read posts before jumping into the ring!- as you see a lot of posts starting with, hi its my first time here so be gentle, or they are in a mechanical trade and they would like some guidance, or they want reefer manuals from a 2yr old link!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanB View Post
    I will say the monkey does a nice video series......... If he wants some sun and a holiday he can come out here, where he can travel leadfoot between towns for an hour or more............

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Shoot, one monkey is as good as another. I have a whole tribe that cruise through the garden every day foraging as they go. They ate the baby birds out of the nest in the palm tree one day, and have been terrorising the neighbours by coming in to steal edibles. They did not like the box of toothpicks though that they whipped out of the one kitchen. I have made my place monkey proof, so as not to get a surprise, they know how to open fridges and cupboards, though like teenagers not how to close them, though the mess is remarkable similar.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    the best way to get rid of monkeys is lace the food with chill sauce or laxatives or viagra,or recreational drugs- greedy gits will think twice of returning- unless theyre protected!

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Protected species, and they bloody well eat the chillis in the garden as well, between them and Lucky I get nowt off the bushes.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I am here on ....... well not as much as i like to... try to respond to some questions. And have to agree most answers are answered as well as I could have. So keep up the good work out there and Ill try to help as i can.....

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Reviewing above comments, it looks like the votes are in.
    So long as we're happy then there is no need to encourage the fence sitters to have their say.
    SO long there is: Stufus to respond to derogatory comments,
    Install M :to diffuse that particular situation,
    Grizzly: to interpret and dissect the information given,
    Monkey spanners: to make a video of such occasions,
    Viking and Nike: to write a seminar on current events, (good reading)
    Brian UK: to find links and hand out free cup-cakes,
    Tayters..Well...to at least get out of the dog house and stay with us,
    Tonto, .. for domestic help and...keeping clear of fractions. NB: Has an offsider to carry his wallet.
    Magoo: some of your comments fly clear over my head...need i say more?
    Mad F: Quiet but lethal. His answers are nothing short of Quantum physics,
    Gary: May the force be with you. Hand movement is included free of charge.
    Goober and Chiller Man: company vehicles and shiny office seats. Good on you two for making your way up the proverbial ladder. Your comments are invaluable.
    AL: City of Cork (Ireland) specialist. Give him 1/2 a pint and any information on HVAC is at your finger tips. Just don't mention anything about being Stuck in cork, if you are a tourist.

    J.dunc: A/C specialist. Knows how it is supposed to be. Puts employers in their place and gets a new vehicle in return... Potential new boss?

    This list of helpful people is only a summary of many intelligent persons out there. I might volunteer to update this list at a later stage.
    Last edited by mikeref; 24-09-2012 at 10:46 AM. Reason: Double post! Trying to remove it..
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    Re: For the shy members.

    And Mikeref for his knowledge and straight talking!!

    good on ya!

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    Re: For the shy members.

    If we were to simply answer questions, (as this forum is a bee hive, and can be a mine field to search for answers, especially if one is new to this Campus)... then maybe there would be more discussion. Thinking.... BRING IT ON.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I appreciate all the knowledge available on this site and have gathered much valuable info. I have noticed that refrigeration systems design and theory is a very regional thing. What we do here in the midwest US is different than the south, west, ect and much different than Europe and Australia. It is nice to be able to post a question and get a world wide response. I also try to add my input to questions that are asked when I can. I appreciate everyone on here that takes the time to answer questions and help out.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I also have found everyone here to be very helpful. I have very little knowledge and refrigeration skills and I've had several questions here posted about refrigeration problems and everyone has always helped me and made me feel welcome. I find it interesting to read some of the threads and it's nice to get a view of the industry from all over the world. I don't have much knowledge to give back to the forum but one day when someone has a problem I can help with then I will.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I work on industrial size NH3 and ***** systems... I found my way here in 2006, and in the period 2006-2009 there was a lot of discussion in the industrial forums that was very interesting, I usually check in here once or twice a week and view "unread posts since last visit" but it seems like 98% of the posts here now are about small size air condition of split unit air condition, and BY GOD I hate split unit Air conditioning (having installed 5 of them in my life, for family, mostly because I don't have the tools for it and it takes me 6 hours compared to the 1.5 hours a "weekend schooled" aircondition specialist uses)

    So there's not so much for me in here, but I know the industrial guys are lurking in here, because the fe times I have shouted out for help, I have had MASSIVE response on both email and PMs. as well as in the thread
    -Cheers-

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    Re: For the shy members.

    I'm just too shy to possibly comment on anything posted in this thread in fact almost too shy to be typing thi.........
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    Re: For the shy members.

    6 years and 385 comments!!!- think you'r accounts been hacked!!! haha

    i find it amusing when a new member does his first post and it starts hi all, im new- please be gentle!!!- its not a dragons den, where you get ripped to peices for giving wrong information- we were all shy to start with- as long as people post in the correct thread, update the post when kit is repaired,thank members who go out there way to dig out info,type informative, precise information- and the odd bit of sarcasm is welcome-and finally dont f**kin advertise !!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by TRASH101 View Post
    I'm just too shy to possibly comment on anything posted in this thread in fact almost too shy to be typing thi.........

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    Re: For the shy members.

    also another tip- use the search tab to see if anyone else has had the same issues your about to post, and when replying to a post, read all the comments to ensure no one has answered the question already!
    and finally when starting a thread try to give as much info as possible, model numbers,gas,pressure ,temp readings, pics are useful too- as were not psychic
    happy posting!
    Last edited by install monkey; 02-03-2013 at 12:28 AM. Reason: additional info

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Help help help hi guys sorry to jump in the middle, but i am unable to find how can i start a new thread. It does not appear that i have got a button on the site to press to start it. Seems more like a permission problem or something else but please solve this problem or tell me how to solve it i will be very thank full.

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    Re: For the shy members.

    click on forum, scroll to select the correct catagory- ie air con, chit chat, open that thread and it should give you the option to start a new thread

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    Re: For the shy members.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeref View Post
    Reviewing above comments, it looks like the votes are in.
    So long as we're happy then there is no need to encourage the fence sitters to have their say.
    SO long there is: Stufus to respond to derogatory comments,
    Install M :to diffuse that particular situation,
    Grizzly: to interpret and dissect the information given,
    Monkey spanners: to make a video of such occasions,
    Viking and Nike: to write a seminar on current events, (good reading)
    Brian UK: to find links and hand out free cup-cakes,
    Tayters..Well...to at least get out of the dog house and stay with us,
    Tonto, .. for domestic help and...keeping clear of fractions. NB: Has an offsider to carry his wallet.
    Magoo: some of your comments fly clear over my head...need i say more?
    Mad F: Quiet but lethal. His answers are nothing short of Quantum physics,
    Gary: May the force be with you. Hand movement is included free of charge.
    Goober and Chiller Man: company vehicles and shiny office seats. Good on you two for making your way up the proverbial ladder. Your comments are invaluable.
    AL: City of Cork (Ireland) specialist. Give him 1/2 a pint and any information on HVAC is at your finger tips. Just don't mention anything about being Stuck in cork, if you are a tourist.

    J.dunc: A/C specialist. Knows how it is supposed to be. Puts employers in their place and gets a new vehicle in return... Potential new boss?

    This list of helpful people is only a summary of many intelligent persons out there. I might volunteer to update this list at a later stage.
    Its all about the new van

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    Re: For the shy members.

    All forums have two buttons to look out for:
    + Post New Thread
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    + Reply to Thread
    So, you first Pick the forum you want to post in, say Refrigerants (http://www.refrigeration-engineer.co...7-Refrigerants)
    Then, once you have surfed there, you will see a lot of different thread. To post a NEW thread, you click the +Post New Thread button (in green and white on the left)
    If you wanted to look at a specific thread, then say pick? about hydrocarbon gas (http://www.refrigeration-engineer.co...ydrocarbon-gas)
    Then once you have surfed there, if you want to reply, click the +Reply to Thread button (in green and white on the left) or click in the quick reply box below that and start typing.
    Simples
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    Re: For the shy members.

    Quote Originally Posted by install monkey View Post
    also another tip- use the search tab to see if anyone else has had the same issues your about to post, and when replying to a post, read all the comments to ensure no one has answered the question already!
    and finally when starting a thread try to give as much info as possible, model numbers,gas,pressure ,temp readings, pics are useful too- as were not psychic
    happy posting!
    Also, as I have found...

    Do a google search for what you are looking for... if it is on RE, it will come up as your first hit below the commercials on google, at least that is true in my case, it's kinda uncanny
    -Cheers-

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