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Old 10th November 2011, 03:07 PM   #11
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I've pulled some personal attacks by members who ought to know better.
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Old 10th November 2011, 03:14 PM   #12
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I've pulled some more.
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Old 10th November 2011, 03:26 PM   #13
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Advice is much easier to give than to receive. That isn't news.
I could write more, but I'm not sure anyone wants to hear it.
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Old 10th November 2011, 03:36 PM   #14
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I guess the moral of the story is the old addage that "There are none so blind that wont see."
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Old 10th November 2011, 03:38 PM   #15
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I appreciate it, CC.
Apologies to the forum and mods. I was fully aware I'd likely rouse the rabble.
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Old 10th November 2011, 03:42 PM   #16
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I find myself getting a little frustrated at times with people who ask for advice.

On a couple of occasions people have rubbished my advice becasue they had already decided it was something else, only to find out later i was quite right.

On a couple of occasions I have almost burst into an abusive reply but I value my membership of DIYAUDIO a bit more than that so refrain and unsubscribe from the thread.

On forums we cant see people and so dont always appreciate someones experience. I have 32 years experience of software and hardware design but do appreciate I will always be learning. It does hurt a little to get rubbished when I have put some effort into replying to someones disaster.
I know, I know. I expect that at some point I will stop helping beginners but I must be getting something out of it for now. Is it the spirt of DIY? Is it an ego boost? Do I stand to learn somethig myself. Hmmmmm - improving my typitn.
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Old 10th November 2011, 05:48 PM   #17
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Explaining something to a beginner can help cement the idea in your own brain, and also serves to expose flaws or gaps in your understanding. My problem is that I am not always sure who is a beginner, so I sometimes talk my way into trouble. Of course for most of us there are particular topics where we are beginners even when we are experts in other areas.
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Old 11th November 2011, 09:04 AM   #18
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exactly DF96, often when trying to explain something to someone I find that I get a better understanding of it myself (sometimes because before I put fingers to keyboard, I actually check that I'm in fact correct and do some more research to make sure what I think is right is actually right).

My problem is I forget the stuff I have learnt (so in a lot of respects I'm a perpetual beginner) Sometimes I see posts I've written and think I didn't know that I knew that The old story, if you don't use it you lose it...

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Old 11th November 2011, 10:22 AM   #19
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I'm glad I'm not the only one here with a poor memory! I too sometimes surprise myself with the things I apparently used to know, but now have not only forgotten but forgotten that I once knew them.
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Old 11th November 2011, 04:15 PM   #20
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Try selling car audio: 90% of your customers are 17-25yr old males who'd rather believe their retarded peers then someone who is genuinely trying to help them. I've lost track of the times I've been completely ignored as said teens purchase a pair of 6x9s, sub woofer and entry level tuner while leaving their front speakers stock...I learnt long ago you can only help those who want to be helped.
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