<VV> Responses - VV related - no specific Vair
ricknorris at suddenlink.net
Sat Jul 3 07:38:42 EDT 2010
Joke on Brother, I'll do the serious stuff!
The Lone Haranguer
> Several folks responded to my question about "talking" too much. Many
> "on line" and several were "off line". The vast majority 95+% said -
> continue to do what you have been doing.
> Please let me explain just WHAT that is (if I can).
> First, I feel that VV is an information exchange medium. Sometimes it is
> serious tech stuff, and sometimes it is not so serious. I came into this
> "forum" (I dislike the forum format, have no grudge against it but avoid
> when possible) at the time when Group Ken and Group Canuck were still
> active. At that time there were joking style emails about the Canadians
> sending pigeons over the USA to drop "bombs" on their Southern neighbors.
> still miss those jokes, but I miss, even more, the personalities (some I
> in person later) and I especially miss the fact that much of the knowledge
> from those folks no longer makes it to VV.
> Second, I realize that there are many active members on VV who have been
> involved since the beginning. I do not pretend to have more knowledge
> they. Even lclc says "ya never knows it all".
> My responses are often of a humorous nature (harking back to the "group"
> days), but they are just as often (possibly more so) aimed at the direct
> approach to solving a current problem. Please keep in mind that opinions
> might look like "gospel" sometimes (not intentional). So, always wait to
> see who says what.
> Third, I tend to answer "newbies" quicker than I do "regulars". Why? I'd
> like to help them get past the struggle of making their new
> purchase/inheritance/whatever actually drivable without serious damage to
> themselves or the vehicle. What often happens is that a few exchanges
> place in the open area and then questions get very specific. At that
> I generally take it private since I don't want to repeat stuff which is
> either already known by everyone else or in the VV archives for lookup.
> Sometimes I error on this approach since a seasoned Vair person might look
> like a "newbie" to Vairs when they are only new to VV. That is when I
> out that I can learn more from them than they can from me. Well, I do
> a trick or two up my sleeve that can get past an "emergency".
> So, for those who answered - do what you've been doing - I thank you. I
> will do so.
> Oh, thanks to Lonzo, Warren, Seth, Smitty (my spell checker always wants
> make it Smutty), and several others (Matt? when I can understand him -
> to read between the lines - or add your own sometimes) and many others who
> have taught me more than a few things along the way. It is a journey for
> all of us. Let's keep it fun!
> Later, JR
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