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Old 03-04-2012, 08:39   #1
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Hitting the Trifecta of Member Information

Two new discussion threads,
What Do You Do for a Living? and
Your Boat Progression - Care to Share ?, along with various introductions posted in the
Meets & Greets - Cruisers & Sailing Forums forum provide a wealth of information about many of our members. If the moderators agree, I suggest putting some form of this post as a sticky in the "Meets & Greets" forum so new members have links to these three valuable sources. Knowing a little more about a CF member could prove beneficial when evaluating responses to a question.
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Old 03-04-2012, 16:43   #2
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I'm wondering how "what a person does for a living" would help in evaluating a members response.
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I'm wondering how "what a person does for a living" would help in evaluating a members response.
My thought was that a member who had been a boatwright, America's Cup Tactician, and Mechanical Engineer would be better qualified to answer a question about shaft seals than perhaps a former CPA, lawyer, or Administrative Asssistant. Obviously there will be exceptions to this example but you get the point.

To add another suggestion to my first post: Include brief instructions how to search for a poster's previous postings in those specific threads.
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My thought was that a member who had been a boatwright, America's Cup Tactician, and Mechanical Engineer would be better qualified to answer a question about shaft seals than perhaps a former CPA, lawyer, or Administrative Asssistant. Obviously there will be exceptions to this example but you get the point.
So by this logic most if not all information given in this forum is wrong.
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Hi John...Just not sure you can paint everyone with the same brush. A person who is a janitor but has built boats as a hobby for 30 years might have more practical experience than a college professor who has owned a Tupperware boat for 1 year. I would rely on the professor for educational advice while seeking the help of a janitor for practical boat maintenance help. I get your point and but it might turn a few people off with it's approach...JMHO.
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Hi John...Just not sure you can paint everyone with the same brush. A person who is a janitor but has built boats as a hobby for 30 years might have more practical experience than a college professor who has owned a Tupperware boat for 1 year. I would rely on the professor for educational advice while seeking the help of a janitor for practical boat maintenance help. I get your point and but it might turn a few people off with it's approach...JMHO.
And to add; Some people in the same professions don't always agree on a 'how to' or 'what's right' situation.
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So by this logic most if not all information given in this forum is wrong.
That is the case with every forum, ever. The key to usefulness in reading the things is a well-honed critical sense for distinguishing sound advice from steam blown out a stern passage.
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Another tool for evaluating a poster is too look at their past posts which you can easily do on this forum
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Well, there we have it. A very diverse group you've come across here. Retired Navy here. Lots of sea time which doesn't apply to sailing vessels but lots of sailing time and boat ownership that wasn't much help with my Navy career.

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