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Old 07-15-2018, 07:36 PM   #1
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To Many Pseudo Experts

This website, like many, use to be great place to get information based on facts. The problem now, is that almost everyone has access to the internet anyone can offer advice even if it has no basis in fact. I suppose that there is an innate need for people to feel important and, anonymously offering advice, even if it is wrong, fulfills that need. The problem with this is that the bad advice could put someone’s life at risk if, for example, that advice is about hitches or tow vehicles. Or, it may cause irreversible damage to the coach if, for example, someone recommends the wrong caulk or sealant.

My question is this, how do we filter the experts from the pseudo experts?

Another pet peeve is trolls, but that is for another thread at another time.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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PJohnson,
This observation may have some validity, but I believe in the Brain Trust know as AirForums. There is a great weath of knowledge that can be gained from this sight. There will always be Know-it-Alls and Trolls, but it is each members responsibility to weed through them.
My personal goal and commitment to the community is to post only information on things that I personally have done or experienced. I may not get it right 100% of the time, but it is not out of malice or intentional deception.
For me the information I provide always include a welcomed request for comment.
You are Right that people here can hide behind avatars and user names. Transparency in life is not common.
As a sinner saved by grace, and a very active member of my local church, transparency can go along way in relating to others and others relating to you.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:11 PM   #3
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It should be understood that when you post a question to people on a public forum, you're soliciting opinions from internet strangers with varied levels of experience.

Ask a question here, you'll get all sorts of opinions. Most of them are perfectly valid, even the ones that disagree with one another. Engage people in conversation. Challenge their assertions. Ask for references. Have a conversation. Form an opinion of your own and run with it. It's free.

If you want an expert opinion, find someone who does it for living and pay them for their time.

Your choice.

Long story short, it's a feature, not a bug.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:20 PM   #4
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So my approach is to read, think, reread, think more, let it sit.
My son and neighbor accuse me of overthinking and taking too much time. Maybe they are right as my list of to do's gets smaller at a very slow pace. In fact my do do's gets larger faster than I shrink it. But the trailer is a fun thing and taking care of my wife and house is more important to me at this time in life.

In the end I do what I want to do after letting things stew...and do it once.


Yes there are self important posts here. But it is my job to think for myself and make my own decision.


And quite honestly I have seen a lot of bull stuff. But have also gotten some really good information....after I let it stew and decided it was good.
Buyer beware maybe?
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:22 PM   #5
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This website, like many, use to be great place to get information based on facts. The problem now, is that almost everyone has access to the internet anyone can offer advice even if it has no basis in fact. I suppose that there is an innate need for people to feel important and, anonymously offering advice, even if it is wrong, fulfills that need. The problem with this is that the bad advice could put someone’s life at risk if, for example, that advice is about hitches or tow vehicles. Or, it may cause irreversible damage to the coach if, for example, someone recommends the wrong caulk or sealant.

My question is this, how do we filter the experts from the pseudo experts?

Another pet peeve is trolls, but that is for another thread at another time.
My pet peeve is bad grammar.
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My pet peeve is bad grammar.
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Read the heading at the top of the first post . . .

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Old 07-15-2018, 09:06 PM   #13
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This website, like many, use to be great place to get information based on facts. The problem now, is that almost everyone has access to the internet anyone can offer advice even if it has no basis in fact. I suppose that there is an innate need for people to feel important and, anonymously offering advice, even if it is wrong, fulfills that need. The problem with this is that the bad advice could put someone’s life at risk if, for example, that advice is about hitches or tow vehicles. Or, it may cause irreversible damage to the coach if, for example, someone recommends the wrong caulk or sealant.

My question is this, how do we filter the experts from the pseudo experts?

Another pet peeve is trolls, but that is for another thread at another time.
How about you filter your experts and let others filter theirs. 😂

Whats your pet peeve's name...PJ?

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