Originally Posted by Gen Disarray
I wanted to take a few minutes and remind all the members....
is this reminder made as a forum member or in some official capacity?
i'll assume the former. IF it is the later shame, shame, shame...
politics, religion, sex and money are hot tops and difficult to keep civil in many discussions.
a wide spectrum of folks have issues with religion and politics...
but it seems only those not getting any
complain about the last 2 issues
ok that's the only humor in this post, so stop reading NOW if you expect more funny stuff.
i've got major problems with this bogus thread and here is why...
-exactly WHICH threads or posts are the basis for the reminder?
-many are suggesting that 'you will die' posts abound but not one
is linked for reference.
WHEN posts like that do rarely appear, simply DISAGREE with the post and state your rational.
-yes i'm aware of 1 vendor who posts these warnings, but after reading a few of them one can decide to consider the source.
- A GREATER CONCERN is that this same vendor tells folks via pm/email and phone converstations that...
-if the the members 'posts' his advice he won't help them with their issues or trailer any more.
now back to the money or 'cost vs benefit' reminder issue.
-someone posts they need heat.
-one member suggests a u.l./rvia approved furnace and another member suggests a hibachi burning construction waste, placed on the kitchen table.
we ALL get to decide which is better and research the best price for either.
while i use duct tape and string and spit to fabricate some items,
i'll almost NEVER suggest that sort of fix for someone else.
besides they'd need MY spit to make it really work. (send me a sase with 100$ per spit)
so, many of the home cooked fixes are fine but may be MORE expensive long term, or unproven, or dangerous or fail, and so on..
WHERE IS THE WARNING HERE ABOUT THIS???
IF ANYONE wants very specific advice or recommendations, put the PARAMETERS in the question.
'i need to connect A to B? what should i get?'
a full list of suggestions roll in from a piece of string (made from cat hair) to a solid gold chain...
it is again the responsibility of the question asker to consider ALL the options in between.
most of us LIKE the products/choices we make.
some are willing to help others learn by posting the mistakes they've make...
and the truth is we can learn more powerfully from our personal mistakes than our successes, if we listen.
when folks ask what should i get to tow?
a wide range of suggestions again roll in, before the original poster declares....
"oh by the way, no domestics and it's gotta burn martian dust...
and i only buy yugos, and i'm getting the new 78 foot triple decker model...
and it must cost between 81 and 83 gourds..."
so HERE is a another friendly "reminder"...
-if you got a question post a picture, it really bugs me when 'photographers' don't include a pic...
-if there are other parameters include them (price point, color, nation of origin, vegan, or whatever)
then the answers might roll in very specifically or not.
but for goodness sakes do we REALLY need bogus reminders that can only serve to divide the members and friends here artificially.
many of us go to the time and effort to find web links, report our experiences, offer multiple options and photos of solutions...
in other words we are ALREADY taking the time and making the effort to help each other....
so do we REALLY need to temper answers with every conceivable dollar issue, to not offend others?
besides JUST because someone purchased the most expensive version of 'gadget A' doesn't mean they are wealthy...
it's possible the kids are naked and starving and granny is going without insulin...
JUST so they can get the gold chain to connect A to B....