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A little something about you....................

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Gino, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    • What does it mean when you look up a member’s profile and for business/company it says…… NONE
    • For position it says………… NONE
    • For equipment it says……….. NONE
    • For work description it says ……NONE

    I can understand for the most part someone working at someone else’s shop, but don’t your bosses know you’re on here ?? Aren’t you here to learn ??

    Are you more afraid of being caught by your employer……. or someone here finding something out about you ??
  2. Are you more afraid of being caught by your employer……. or someone here finding something out about you ??[

    Yepp Yot GOt that right:goodpost:
  3. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida

    You just made me go look at my profile... apparently I don't work and have no experience :omg:
  4. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    I have never looked at anyone's profile unless I am trying to find a way to contact them directly.
    What people post shows much more about them than any list of qualifications & gear that may or may not be based in reality.

    wayne k
    guam usa
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006

    I'm not making this into a qualifying issue, in fact, quite the opposite.

    People post up all kinds of stuff from how can I make this happen to where can I get this or that..... to how can I make my equipment do this over here or the best.... how much is this ??

    Many times, they don't post pictures, explain themselves completely or have a profile where one could go to try to help them.

    So, if someone is asking how to print this order or how to laminate these 20 panels..... you don't know where to start because they tell you nothing and they have nothing showing in their profile.

    I too, judge most people by what they say, what they don't say and how they do and don't say it. The one thing missing is body language.... that one alone usually tells all. So, if you can't figure out what someone is talking about [because most people can't write worth a chit] how can you help some of them ??

    People complain about sharing, grumpy old-timers, trade secrets, know-it-alls, big shots....... and the ones complaining don't even let you knew jack about them.

    Just a trend I'm noticing more and more, and especially with many of the new comers. Heck, some of them even delete those sections out completely. Why do they want to take and give nothing in return ??
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    Gino, I hear where you're coming from. All I can say is it isn't because we don't explain ourselves well enough. My view is that some come here, or find once they are here, a community. But most come here looking for a single answer and rarely if ever return. This latter group sees Signs 101 simply as a forum and are suspicious of the basic information requested in our registration form. I've had rejected people email me complaining about their rejection who have the same information, and then some, in their email signatures. Why anyone can't see the benefit of listing their equipment and software is to me a mystery ... but people are very suspicious these days. Perhaps with good reason.
  7. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I tend to be more of a wallflower and prefer to be very discreet and keep a low profile. I'm very shy and don't need any undo attention brought to me. I was once stalked by a very attractive female member here and had to delete most of my info for fear of being sexually molested by that super hot sign woman. I just can't handle being a victim.
  8. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    Today I turned 77 and after 44 years of full time in the sign biz ... I don't worry about what people think of me!

    I am now semi retired and willing to help the noobs ... until they get very defensive and start accusing us of not being nicey nice to them!

  9. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    Happy 77th Birthday!

    wayne k
    guam usa
  10. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    oh crap i thought this thread was about me, and it was going to read "YOUR AWESOME!"
  11. Msrae

    Msrae Rae

    Mar 6, 2011
    Haha, I had to go check my profile as well. I would imagine it is like Fred said, people are coming here for one basic answer. Perhaps some of them stay, but then never consider checking their profile again. It is just something a lot of people really never think about once they are into the forum and participating.
  12. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    I admit I'm not important enough for anybody to look up my personal info on here and somehow use it against me. It's all out there....phone numbers, addresses, email, whatever....never been a problem.
  13. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    Due to that "upper-case Brush Script on an arc" incident in 05 I am in the Sign Writers Relocation Program and have to keep a low profile.

    wayne k
    guam usa
  14. Roto

    Roto Member

    Jul 19, 2011
  15. Dave Drane

    Dave Drane Very Active Member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Well Si, I am sorry that I have been a bit busy to come on Skype, but let me wish you all the best right here, right now. Many happy returns and I will go and have drink for you.:birthday:
    As for the other question I am here for the fun and if I can help someone it is good and I also appreciate the help I have got from tech questions, and also I am one of the longest members here. I have wseen them come and go regularly!
  16. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Cape Cod
    So now Gino is "PROFILING". May have to move this to NHB.

    Filled out the profile and until just now, never looked at it.

    A very Happy Birthday to Si Allen. Si, I use your advice everyday.
  17. genericname

    genericname Active Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    That's my pet peeve about the industry. I've seen some amazing things come out of the collaboration here at Signs101, and the discussion has helped many figure out and fix parts of their businesses that would have otherwise sunk them. We have a hell of a lot more to gain from sharing our knowledge, rather than hoarding it.

    Not everybody who wants to see our shops wants to buy identical equipment and open a cheaper shop next door. Those that do (and they're rare) won't last long, because they can't think for themselves, and if they're going to exploit your experience and knowledge, you can damn well bet they're going to exploit their clients as well.
  18. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I don't even remember what I have on my profile, it's probably sorely out-of-date.
    Kinda like that cottage cheese in my fridge.
    I rarely look at a profile unless I accidentally click it when trying to PM somebody.
    Happy birthday, Si, you old ****.
  19. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    Jun 8, 2004
    if they only would, it would cut down on the excessive posts to try to pull the info out of them when tey post an issue.

    mine is kind of generic as to company and such as there were some issues a while back with putting too much info out there and that is all I'll say on that as I don't want to point out the why's and such.
  20. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

    Jan 2, 2010
    Mitten State
    You made me curious, so I checked my profile. Yep...I've been "all in" since day one.


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