Forums Involvement

Discussion in 'Comments on Forum' started by Frank Sanoica, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Shirley Martin

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    @Frank Sanoica serious??????????????? Laugh too funny.GIF

    I'm pretty sure @Ken Anderson isn't in it for the money. I rather think he does it because he enjoys our company. Right, Ken? ;):D
     
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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    @Gloria Mitchell
    I did too, until I thought it over a bit......
    Frank
     
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  3. Frank Sanoica

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  4. Thomas Stearn

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    Do you think so? Ken didn't say a word about it and he wrote so much. ;) He said he'd bought the software. Ahh, that's what you mean: He wants to spend money.:D
     
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  5. Patsy Faye

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    Your posts gave me a good laugh Frank but it 'costs' money to run a forum - is that what you meant :p
     
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  6. Ken Anderson

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    Think of this. I don't charge for memberships and there are no ads. Where's the monetization?
     
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  7. Thomas Stearn

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    Well, seems like I triggered something inside you :D causing you to write such an epic post which makes interesting reading.

    Are you Aries like me because Aries find it terribly hard to work under someone and we may have that in common. I also suffered from being supervised by other people throughout my working life. Accidentally, I also worked shifts as a drill machine operator drilling holes and cutting threads into electric motor casings. Similar to what you describe, every now and then, a die would get stuck and break and would then have to be drilled out again by an older co-worker who had the equipment needed and who'd curse me for that. Each time I had to eat humble pie.
    Much as I enjoyed working as independently as possible, it never occurred to me to go and start running a forum just to make sure I wouldn't have to report to anybody. But for someone with your background it sounds like a logical outcome to do that.

    I understand you do not actually do any programming yourself. Do you think there will ever be a need for that, and if so, how would you go about it? I only know of forums, too, which use handles. It also surprised me when I learned during the registration process that pseudonyms are to be used here but then I thought it was a nice change and I wouldn't have thought that a forum wouldn't keep flying just because it didn't use handles. What a strange idea. You're quite right, those people would have found fault with something else. I didn't know the forum is just four years old. Congrats on your forum.:)
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    No, I am a Leo.

    Not anymore, I don't. Years ago, before Windows and graphical interfaces, I coded pretty much everything I wanted to do with a computer because they didn't come with much more than a word processor and a compiler. I wrote the program that my ambulance company (and later a couple of other ambulance companies) used to maintain records, state reporting, billing, and so on, and I had a shareware business selling EMT, paramedic, and pharmacology tutorials and practice tests, as well as a few games. Marketed through ambulance companies and BBS systems, I did okay with that considering the only overhead was my time. I sold a site license for my pharmacology program to a hospital chain in Australia once, only two weeks after I had uploaded it to a BBS, which had sort of an it's a small world effect. I can write HTML and have pretty much kept up with that, but almost no one creates webpages from scratch anymore, even some of those who say they do, since there are so many easier options these days. Still, it's nice to know something about the coding in the event that a change is necessary.
     
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  9. Bess Barber

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    Yeah, senior citizens on social security probably aren't the right demographic for an online windfall. :p
    Thanks for being willing to provide the forum!!!
     
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  10. Frank Sanoica

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    @Ken Anderson

    Mental stimulation and reward is recompense, as in money.
    Frank
     
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  11. Hal Pollner

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    Ha ha...I remember "Dial Up"!

    I liked it better than what we have now!
    Hal
     
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  12. Bobby Cole

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    Root canal work and dial up are nearly synonymous in that they are both “painfully” slow.
     
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  13. Ken Anderson

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    I've got to admit that there was something satisfying in the sound of a solid modem handshake.
     
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  14. Holly Saunders

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    I'm an Aries... that's me to a Tee ^^^^^^^^ which is why most of my working life, I've been the boss!!...but I don't like to be in front of the Camera if you get my drift, I leave that to leo's.. who love the limelight. Many, many well known celebrities are Leos, they love to be in front of the camera..

    Aries are born leaders,,

    Leo's are Born performers!!
     
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  15. Beth Gallagher

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    Yes!! I remember how anyone picking up a phone in the house would knock the connection off. Ah, the good old days.
     
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