500 Posts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by djsfantasi, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. djsfantasi

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

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    The title says it all. Just celebrating!
     
  2. DerStrom8

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    Congrats!

    After these 500 posts, what all have you learned (out of curiosity)?
     
  3. #12

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    Don't touch electricity with your fingers, it bites.:D
     
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  4. djsfantasi

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

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    Best practices in PCB board construction. Using Npn transistors as switches. How to use OP amps to amplify a signal. Using bypass capacitors. How to help others. And listening.
     
  5. BurninBri

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    DJS - Sure, I'll celebrate with you... that's 24 for me. Yeah.
     
  6. DerStrom8

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    Nope, off-topic posts don't count :p
     
  7. monster_catfish

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    Bob Dylan was once famously quoted as saying "One thing I learned in college, is that a lot of people go to college."
     
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  8. tshuck

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    Congrats!

    To stop learning is to stop living - keep it up!
     
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  9. atferrari

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    Is that an achievement? I could not see it as that, honestly. For me it is just a count of how many...
     
  10. WBahn

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    Congrats. Yes it's an achievement. Not much of one in any real or meaningful way, but an achievement still, albeit in a small and personal way. When you get to about 666 posts, you will be the #100 poster (in terms of tallied post counts) in the history of the forum. With over 37 thousand members that have at least one tallied post and over 220 thousand total members, that means that you are a pretty significant member of this community.
     
  11. Wendy

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    Thing is, that is a lot of knowledge trading brains. Today 500, 1000 coming up. It is all the more impressive when you consider English is probably not your mother tongue.
     
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  12. killivolt

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    That is expressive.
     
  13. atferrari

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    We are turning to privilige quantity instead of quality. Bah...
     
  14. WBahn

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    Don't get too worked up over it, it is a junk metric "for entertainment purposes only", as the saying goes.

    It's difficult to come up with a decent "quality" metric. About the only one you might use would be the number of Thanks or Thanked Posts that a person has (perhaps as a fraction of their total posts to normalize things). But that has problems, not the least of which is that while posts in this forum don't count, Thanks applied to posts in this forum do.

    But there really isn't a need to devise a quality metric, since what would you use it for? I suppose in some forums you might use such a metric to determine posting privileges, such as ability to post without moderation, but I sure wouldn't want to be charged with devising any kind of a reliable quality metric for a forum. That's why we have moderators!
     
  15. atferrari

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    Yes, you are right.

    If it was me I would not use posts counting at all. Wish most of my posts were dedicated to help than asking for help. I am in continuous fear to be wrong.

    And, after all, I am not entitled to crticize what makes others happy.

    Hey DJ, enjoy those 5 hundreds! :)
     
  16. tubeguy

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    One motto from work:
    If we are never wrong, we are never learning. :)
     
  17. atferrari

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    I agree. My actual concern is leading other people into error because of mine.
     
  18. WBahn

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    Don't worry too much. Feel free to identify it when you are shaky on a subject and be ready and willing to do a mea culpa from time to time. I've done more than a few and I doubt there are too many of the regular posters that haven't -- and won't many times more in the future.
     
  19. #12

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    If you're wrong, it won't be long until someone spots it (and corrects it). I speak from experience.:D
     
  20. WBahn

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    Ah, don't we all. ;)

    Keeps us on our toes and (more or less) humble. Which is a good thing.
     
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