Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:32 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:21 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:40 PM
AND, when they don't agree on something, there's been some really good "Popcorn" fights here......
When all the experts agree, be very worried.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:10 AM
Does that count?
I've found that forum posts in general all stand alone with respect to their 'worth'.
I appreciate all thoughtful posts and thanks to their posters.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:42 AM
If a bit more on a social approach then to run up posts relatively fast is simple. You keep on eye on a thread and respond several times.
If you answer a question then you could simply put your take on it and leave it at that = 1 post, or you could argue your point of view.
Can also depend on the sections in which you have an interest. If you build your own scopes then there is the possibiliuty of several threads and several posts within each getting answers and sorting out problems.
Another I have found is one person asking a question, you answer say 2-3-4 posts to get everything sorted. The person then asks another question and you are again able to answer. Have had a couple of instances of this where for 4 or 5 questions I was basically communicationg through a forum with one person on the problems they were having.
Must have added 30+ to the post count but all were to get a solution and was ultimately successful.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:49 PM
I'm still wondering why the factory tires on my new Honda Element lasted 50K miles and my KLR motorcycle never had "doohickey" problems. And I'm hesitant to even mention these, because if there's another KLR or Element owner on this forum, I'm about to get flamed, bigtime.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:29 PM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:24 AM
After a while, you start noticing who the smart ones are, and I've learned a lot just reading their posts....If Jon, Starman1, BillP, GeneT, (and that Al guy who names his eyepieces after his TV)...tell me something on these forums, you can pretty much take it to the bank. AND, when they don't agree on something, there's been some really good "Popcorn" fights here......
+3, I think...
There are some more people I would add to your list of gurus, though.
I started in '69 and never stopped, but was a loner 99% of the time. I never heard of CN until I joined less than two years ago (but I did drive to Norman, Ok. to visit Astronomics and pick up a purchase when it was a hole in the wall office suite the year Halley's Comet returned). Heck, I don't even facebook.
CN has been a terrific resource for me. Finding a group of like minded folks, a lot of whom know way more than me about my passion, has been tremendously helpful.
A new dimension added to my lifetime of amateur astronomy.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:37 AM
However, I'm a little more reluctant to say that post count means "nothing". A lot of the real heroes on this site also happened to have high post counts. There are about a dozen or so folks on here in particular who I would consider to be unquestionably experts of amateur astronomy. All of them have high post counts.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:33 AM
I do wonder about who picked these titles out
Is a Pooh-Bah really a higher status than a Sage? Being a Sage sounds pretty good but a Pooh?
Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:45 AM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:58 AM