Do-It-Yourselfers Please Read

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by steveparrott, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. steveparrott

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    Chris, no worries (the snipe from J.S. is absurd), I'm not suggesting any change (I only asked others if they wanted a change) to the post and still believe this forum should be totally focused on the professional. I haven't changed my spots in these last eight years (despite what some say). I am passionate about professional landscape lighting design, the profession that delivers it, the professionals who create it, and the companies that promote it.

    My question about changing this sticky post is only made because it's so old. I'm fine with what it says, but wanted to ask the group what they think. Since I originally put up the post, I'm sure I could ask the moderator to replace it with a newer version - but I don't see any problems, so no reason to change it.
     
  2. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Snipe? What snipe? Am I missing something? My humour was clearly designated with a smiley face.
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  3. steveparrott

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    My apologies, snipe was the wrong word. You clearly stated your opinion (that I agree with). I didn't quite get the humor.
     
  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    The trouble is, Steve, you know how to spell snipe but you don't know
    "humour" when you see it.:laugh:
     
  5. steveparrott

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    Perhaps you're right. I'll try to lighten up. :dancing:
     
  6. steveparrott

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    Oh, I get it "humor" vs. "humour" - took me awhile. Canadian - like "colour" temperature or beam "centre".
     
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  7. Trey Brandt

    Trey Brandt LawnSite Member
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    Do let me get this straight? This website is biased against DIY'ers? What about guys trying to start their own business? No help with that? Remember when you guy's didn't know what you're doing? Nobody helped you? Just food for thought. Have a nice day.

    Trey
     
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  8. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well, Trey, it says what it says. However, if you have a specific question, you are not prevented from asking it. On the other hand, no individual on this forum is obligated to answer it. Try your luck. If it is a specific and reasonably articulated question, you can expect answers.

    I notice in your profile that you already provide landscape lighting as well as lawn mowing, landscape maintenance, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, hardscape, snow removal, excavation, tree services, landscape design and .....just about every other possible service. So you are obviously not a DYI'er but instead, a very busy guy.

    We're always looking for new input on the Landscape Lighting forum.
     
  9. Trey Brandt

    Trey Brandt LawnSite Member
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    I am a very busy guy that you are right. But because I am trying to start my own business. I am an avid believer in forums. They have helped not only me but others I'm sure. I did a lot of reading last night on this site and seems like the attitude towards the DIY'ers is that they are not welcome to ask questions that could allow them to do it themselves. No biggie really, every post I've posted people have been kind enough to help so it's not hurting anything, just seems odd. As far as the services I offer those were picked automatically. I have changed them. Thank you.
    Trey
     
  10. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
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    Trey, I believe that you will find whatever you are looking for here.
    If you look for negatives, you will find negatives. If you look for positives, you will find positives.
    What you might see as arrogance, is more positively, the extreme pride we have in our profession born of long hours of study, experimentation, hard work, and monetary investment. If you look at it in that positive way, you will see why we are not eager to give away to DIYers the knowledge that provides us with our intended financial gain.
    We have our disagreements, from quibbles to major confrontations but we also share lots of valuable information among our members AND with those who are seeking to enter our profession. You will find that in most of our cases,
    we didn't so much find lighting as it found us.
    When I first became interested in lighting and found this forum, I read all the posts starting way back at the beginning. Some of that early stuff is outdated now but provides an interesting historical perspective to the landscape lighting profession. All in all, I learned so much reading the forum archives, when I subsequently went to a study day with one of the manufacturers, I already knew all the material that they presented.
    So Trey, read this forum with a positive attitude and you will learn a lot. And if you have any questions, post them in a new thread.
     

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