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torker
03-05-2005, 05:37 AM
Now you don't suppose....That DT is talking about THIS place do you?
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=010009
You know I like both sites equally but this never seems to go away. Too bad!
Russ

Allan Waterfall
03-05-2005, 05:43 AM
Probably penis envy http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Allan

JCHannum
03-05-2005, 09:14 AM
I don't understand D Thomas. He wants to promote the idea that the PM forum is for professional types, and this one for low grade home type idiots, yet he is frequently over here asking for advice.

Actually, both forums offer the same sort of information, insightful and inane, from many of the same contributors, often the same questions and answers.

If you want to read some poetry or find out how to drill flower pots, have a look over there. Who's a smurf now?

wierdscience
03-05-2005, 09:14 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Allan Waterfall:
Probably penis envy http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Allan</font>

Envy or lack? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

J Tiers
03-05-2005, 11:01 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JCHannum:
I don't understand D Thomas. He wants to promote the idea that the PM forum is for professional types, and this one for low grade home type idiots, yet he is frequently over here asking for advice.
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Actually, I think he really wants not to chase away professionals from the PM site. It's not meant to be 'exclusive".

Information is widespread because of the folks who are "other things in real life".

precisionworks
03-05-2005, 11:17 AM
I applaude anyone who uses the PM forum and I know many HSM members do. It truly is a tour-de-force of complicated website design, way too many twists, turns & tangents for a "practical" person who just wants to get a thoughtful answer or a second (third, fourth) opinion.

Between family, work, eBay & the HSM bbs there's only time left to eat & sleep. Be happy that people who often communicate in formulae have "their own forum".

Timewarp
03-05-2005, 11:22 AM
Smurfs are cool!

Evan
03-05-2005, 12:40 PM
What color does a smurf turn if you choke it?

smurph
03-05-2005, 12:57 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
What color does a smurf turn if you choke it?</font>

Speaking from experience, a deeper shade of blue! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif



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That's my story and I'm sticking to it...

precisionworks
03-05-2005, 10:19 PM
Maybe a typo, but I just sent someone to the PMS forum (Practical Machine Shop), at least that's what I think it means.........

3 Phase Lightbulb
03-05-2005, 10:35 PM
Happyland Smurfville..... Sounds like a forum that should be on my BBS system...

Does anyone want to moderate it? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

http://www.bbssystem.com

-3Ph

J Tiers
03-05-2005, 11:11 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by precisionworks:
I applaude anyone who uses the PM forum and I know many HSM members do. It truly is a tour-de-force of complicated website design, way too many twists, turns & tangents for a "practical" person who just wants to get a thoughtful answer or a second (third, fourth) opinion.

Between family, work, eBay & the HSM bbs there's only time left to eat & sleep. Be happy that people who often communicate in formulae have "their own forum". </font>

You must be thinking of a different one....to get into the PM forum, its like two mouse clicks.....not exactly difficult.

The quote deal is tricky, copy then paste quote, but whatever.

jack d
03-06-2005, 06:00 AM
I don't understand the rivalry.
There's many *unique* posters here as well as over on the PM site. Also many dual-posters, such as myself.
Belonging to a few BB's just gives me more chances at getting a larger audience to listen to me rant or to get an answer to a question or two.
"Happyland Smurfsville" is just a state of mind. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
I for one like it.
jack

John Stevenson
03-06-2005, 06:54 AM
Same here Jack.
I post on both boards and think they compliment one another more than in competition with each other.
Most people take it the same way but every so often someone has to have a pop.

Why??

You tell me.

A few months ago it was "that other Board"

And this came from both sides again why,
there is no reason not to name them, they are not run by Voldmort http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Many people don't know of the other boards so a link is handy or even a searchable name.
These boards are only sucessfull if they are posted to, no posts and they die.

So here goes,
In no order of preference just a list:-

Practical machinist.
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi

Chaski Board.
http://www.chaski.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?Cat=


DIY-CNC list
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DIY-CNC/

Job Shop Home Shop
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jobshophomeshop/

UK free adverts page
http://www.homeworkshop.org.uk/

John S.

JCHannum
03-06-2005, 09:42 AM
I prefer this board, as it is the one I am used to. I also surf the PM board, and respond occasionally and use the ads.

PM is more compartmented with all the separate categories, and I only check a couple. If you post in the wrong category, you stand the chance of incurring the wrath of DThomas. Most of the disparaging remarks toward this board are from him as well. It is a shame that he feels that by denigrating the suscribers on this board he is somehow elevating his.

The Chaski board is very cumbersome, it has improved somewhat of late, but I visit very rarely. I do not Yahoo.

Michael Moore
03-06-2005, 10:49 AM
"happyland smurfsville" was a reference to a non-machining board that someone used as a comparison to PM in a complaint they made. In the PM threads I haven't seen any indication that "happyland smurfsville" was being used by anyone to characterized HSM, but I suppose I may have missed the comment.

cheers,
Michael

snowman
03-06-2005, 12:05 PM
What I dont get is why you all think that he is "denigrating you". Even if he was, how do you think this would "elevate" his?

He gets nothing for the forum that he runs, he runs it out of his pocket, why all the fuss?

I post there more than I do here, because I usually get responses from them a lot faster. Also, a lot of my questions over there are more "professionally oriented"...and it is my opinion that there are simply more professionals over there. It's also nice to not be so censored....rules or no rules, sometimes you just need to talk.

I dont like the chaski board, have trouble finding my way around...however, I do still go there and read once in a while. If I'm feeling steamy, it's the best place.

-Jacob

torker
03-06-2005, 06:54 PM
Ha... I was wondering if maybe the "Happyland Smurfsville" was something from before my time around these BBS.

BWS
03-06-2005, 08:33 PM
Torker,I took it is a simple euphism(sp)....ex:"In a perfect forum world"

But then WTF do I know?

Another way to view would be,whats wrong with a Happyland Smurfville?Orrrrrrr,quickly associating Smurfville and making money,a stretch maybe.....but the show did make some duckets.......alot like the cartoon characters referenced in the original thread topic on PMS(sorry but thats funny)bd.

PSD KEN
03-06-2005, 10:36 PM
I think the board with the twists and turns wuold be the CHASKI array.
I believe Mr. Thomas's comments are somewhat "tongue in cheek"
Nothing to get one's knickers in a bind over.

Milacron of PM
03-07-2005, 01:18 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">I don't understand D Thomas. He wants to promote the idea that the PM forum is for professional types, and this one for low grade home type idiots, yet he is frequently over here asking for advice</font>

Too ridiculous to comment on other than to say a few of you guys are downright neurotic.

And for the record I have 188 posts here and out of that I think I "asked for advice" perhaps twice. The other 160+ posts were general comments in response to another post or giving advice.

bobbybeef
03-07-2005, 02:49 AM
Hey Guys,
Loosen up.This is a grand site with everything organised for the visitor to quickly find what they want and get immersed in the thread of choice. I also yahoo for my hobby and particular machine tools and find their thread handling not as good as this.
The Yahoo suit of photo and file access is good but for me ,very slow to find exactly what I want. It does however do a good job in providing a single point problem solver for very specific needs.
The general coverage on this site is instructional and interesting.It does give specific answers to general problems like dividing. This cropped up about a month ago and solved some long standing misunderstandings I had.
How many sites does a person need?
Regards to all,
Bobbybeef

Jim Caudill
03-07-2005, 03:09 AM
I feel free to post at any of the 3 websites mentioned earlier, but I check out this one and Practical Machinist several times a day. I don't check the Chaski site nearly as often, but I feel that it provides some unique areas of expertise that neither this one nor PM fills as well (ex Live Steam). You can list free ads at the other 2, but not here. PM's section on Rotary Phase Converters and VFD's has got to be one of the best resources available anywhere. They truly have some incredible individuals that support that forum. Each of the websites has its own "personality" and I think that's great. I can usually sense whether a particular question is better suited to this group or would be better received at one of the others. The other thing that gives the different boards their personality is the collection of individuals that post regularly. I like it that Evan, Thrud, IBEW, etc are here. Forest Addy seems everwhere, and bnelson and Peter are standouts over at PM. John Stevenson is another across the board guru, and between all the exposure, I almost feel like I know you guys. I even bring my wife in to read some of the "human interest" postings over here, something that just doesn't seem quite appropriate "over there". 3-phase is a real up & coming asset to this board and he has been "written about" next door. We all value expertise and experience. Actually, I wouldn't mind another board to visit (I know 3-phase) but it would have to have its own unique character and its own specialties and resident guru's. One board is not better or "more for professionals", they are just different - with different "regulars" and their own special areas of interest.



[This message has been edited by Jim Caudill (edited 03-07-2005).]

John Stevenson
03-07-2005, 05:41 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D. Thomas:
Too ridiculous to comment on other than to say a few of you guys are downright neurotic.

And for the record I have 188 posts here and out of that I think I "asked for advice" perhaps twice. The other 160+ posts were general comments in response to another post or giving advice. </font>

I was the one that the initial remark about Happy Smurfsville was made against on a post on Don's site.
Whether it was made against this site I have no idea it never even registered at the time.
I took it as a frame of mind and not another site.
Mind you since leaving the world of political correctness I have developed a quite thick skin and I am now like that woman born with no vagina, I couldn't give a f#~k

There is room for both sites, they don't compete but compliment each other.
I like both, sometimes ones's better at the time but it depends what your nterests are.

BTY Don you are short changing yourself you are credited with 362 posts.

John S.

spope14
03-07-2005, 08:59 PM
ah heck, I like them both, and find a great and wide range of experience in both. I work in the trade, teach in the trade, and recreate in the trade. Both sites have the same type of people - high quality good ones.

As for the OCC and WCC Jesse James thing and Mikey thing, I must need to watch some TV or something, never have seen those shows anywhere on my dial.....Probably too busy. No way I could ever judge, not even from others opinions.

[This message has been edited by spope14 (edited 03-07-2005).]

cuemaker
03-07-2005, 10:01 PM
i find people on this bbs much more willing to help than on the general PM

The other sections of PM are pretty darn helpfull. Escpecially the VFD and phase converter section.

PSD KEN
03-07-2005, 10:24 PM
Gee, I have had my rather inane questions answered on the PM General page.
I fully agree with Mr. Stevenson as to PC.