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Thanks

Hi Folks,
I just wanted to say thanks. I've only been here a short time and I can already see that you're a friendly bunch.
I've seen multiple repeat questions from "noobs" and the responses are always friendly.
I signed on to another BGE forum and asked the same guru question I asked here and was ignored completely.
I'm looking forward to learning and sharing with you all.

That's all. Thanks.
Dead smack in the middle of NH

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  • EggoMaticEggoMatic Posts: 130
    (In my singing voice) That's what friends are for! :)
    LBGE Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 274
    insaneh said:
    Hi Folks,
    I just wanted to say thanks. I've only been here a short time and I can already see that you're a friendly bunch.
    I've seen multiple repeat questions from "noobs" and the responses are always friendly.
    I signed on to another BGE forum and asked the same guru question I asked here and was ignored completely.
    I'm looking forward to learning and sharing with you all.

    That's all. Thanks.
     
    Very patient, mellow "family".....well, for the most part, anyway!!!

    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,476
    I'm sorry to hear that about the other forum.

    Your name fits the mood here. You'll do well.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,152
    Occasionally, the natives here get restless, but overall a solid bunch of folks. I've learned a lot here and continue to do so. Keep cookin! :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,497
    Use the search function; they're are plenty if thank you and I'm new here threads to post on.

    Haha I had to.

    Don't get me wrong I think the search function is great, and probably underused, but I don't think being rude about it helps anything. I haven't seen people rude about it here, but other forums that response happens a lot.
  • Welcome! In what corner of the world are you?
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  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    Welcome! In what corner of the world are you?
    Way up here in NH.
    Dead smack in the middle of NH
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,152
    BYS1981 said:
    Use the search function; they're are plenty if thank you and I'm new here threads to post on. Haha I had to. Don't get me wrong I think the search function is great, and probably underused, but I don't think being rude about it helps anything. I haven't seen people rude about it here, but other forums that response happens a lot.
    One possible reason that folks don't respond with "use the search function" as much on here is that it can be quite DYSfunctional! :) You can often get better results by searching through Google with keywords like "eggheadforum" and whatever search terms you are looking for. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 12,719
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  WRT posting questions, you will often get several differing responses/approaches any one of which will work.  So eggsperiment and have fun.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,881
    edited January 2014
    Welcome aboard!
    w.r.t. your comment re not getting any help on the other forum ... 
    I frequent, and 'have friends', on both forums.  I thought, in case you're not familiar with the idiosyncrasies of the other forum's technical platform, I would make the effort to help you understand why, call it 'excuses' if you like. 

    The other forum has three views: flat, threaded and classic.  I'm going to touch on flat and classic only.

    In flat, all comments are linear and visible without further clicking, kind of similar to this forum but looks cluttered with grids, like this:
    image


    In classic view, the comments are in a tree structure and you can see whose post or comment one is responding to. Hence there's no need to use @someone to get his attention as in this forum. Unfortunately, you can only read the contents of each post one at a time.  It looks like this:
    image

    I believe most people view the other forum in 'classic' mode ... when life gets busy it's cumbersome to click and view each comment, unless it's posted by someone they know/like (I will get flamed for this!).
     
    As you can see from the above classic view screen shot, the original poster "Excited Bravesfan in Mpls" got several helpful responses and was thanking everyone.... your questions/comments then appeared buried further down in the hierarchy. Had you asked your question in a new post, as you did in this forum, instead of as a comment on someone else' thank-you note, your questions may have been answered.

    Another thing ... the other forum is not as active as this.  I would speculate that this forum has more posts in one peak hour than the other forum in a day.

    Another example ... I would probably get little attention by replying to you about the other forum 'discreetly' here, as opposed to posting it as a new discussion.

     
    canuckland
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,476
    Welcome aboard!
    w.r.t. your comment re not getting any help on the other forum ... 
    I frequent, and 'have friends', on both forums.  I thought, in case you're not familiar with the idiosyncrasies of the other forum's technical platform, I would make the effort to help you understand why, call it 'excuses' if you like. 

    The other forum has three views: flat, threaded and classic.  I'm going to touch on flat and classic only.

    In flat, all comments are linear and visible without further clicking, kind of similar to this forum but looks cluttered with grids, like this:
    image


    In classic view, the comments are in a tree structure and you can see whose post or comment one is responding to. Hence there's no need to use @someone to get his attention as in this forum. Unfortunately, you can only read the contents of each post one at a time.  It looks like this:
    image

    I believe most people view the other forum in 'classic' mode ... when life gets busy it's cumbersome to click and view each comment, unless it's posted by someone they know/like (I will get flamed for this!).
     
    As you can see from the above classic view screen shot, the original poster "Excited Bravesfan in Mpls" got several helpful responses and was thanking everyone.... your questions/comments then appeared buried further down in the hierarchy. Had you asked your question in a new post, as you did in this forum, instead of as a comment on someone else' thank-you note, your questions may have been answered.

    Another thing ... the other forum is not as active as this.  I would speculate that this forum has more posts in one peak hour than the other forum in a day.

    Another example ... I would probably get little attention by replying to you about the other forum 'discreetly' here, as opposed to posting it as a new discussion.

     
    "cumbersome" and "cluttered" are the 2 key words I pull from your comment. This precisely explains why I spend time on this forum and not that one.
  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    edited January 2014
    Canugghead
    Well, that might explain it. Thanks for the explanation.
    These are the first forums I've been on with that format.
    Very cool avatar btw.

    Dead smack in the middle of NH
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,881
    "cumbersome" and "cluttered" are the 2 key words I pull from your comment. This precisely explains why I spend time on this forum and not that one.
    to each his own...

    "cluttered" ... folks avoid the so-called clutter by not using the 'flat' view there.  the clutter is in the grid layout, not the fact that all contents are visible linearly (same as in this forum)

    "cumbersome to click each comment" ... one may contend it's a bonus not having to filter through all post contents to find useful/relevant comments ... think Mangrates!
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,881
    @insaneh ... I'll do a 3 for 1 trade with you if we trade the land as well  :D
    canuckland
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,476
    @canugghead, It is neither cumbersome or cluttered to look at that page threaded or flat. It is neither cumbersome or cluttered to have to click on each comment. I have no issue with those.

    My issue is with the layout and coloring of that site. In flat or threaded view, margins on or off, it's ugly. Plus the red on gray strains my eyes.


  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,881
    @Eggcelsior, fair comments about the layout and coloUring, guess I got used to it when it was the only forum.

    btw, always enjoy your entertaining photos and videos!
    canuckland
  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    edited January 2014
    videos?! There's videos too?!!!! I'm not sure my waist can take that. The pics in here are bad enough
    Dead smack in the middle of NH
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