Welcome To Lawnsite New Members!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric ELM, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831


    A BIG Welcome to all you new members. This forum is growing very fast and lately we have had a lot of new members sign up, so I just wanted to give you all a few ideas on using this forum.

    In the upper right hand corner, there is an Icon faq Click on that to see the most frequently asked questions. Search is also there. If you have a question on for example: Sharpening Blades, click on SEARCH and enter the word Sharpen and you will find around 60 posts on sharpening and grinders. There are thousands of posts answering questions here by 100's of professional lawn care guys. If you can't find the answer to your question, by all means, start a new discussion and ask your question. Lets keep it clean though, because there are women and children that also read these posts from all over the world. I realize most everyone has heard about every cuss word out there, but we don't need to hear them again.

    There is another forum connected to this one that is called Who? Where? What Did You Start With? It is a forum to let us know a bit about you, where your from, and what you started out with and what you have now for equipment. If you add your post to the big thread instead of starting a new thread, it will more likely be seen later on.

    There is a forum for advertising your equipment for sale so please put your ads there and not on this one. There is a forum for about anything connected to our business, so enjoy them all.

    To set your clocks to your time zone, go to your profile and go down to the next to the bottom to TIME OFFSET and put in -5 for Eastern time, -6 for Central, -7 for Mountain, and -8 for Pacific. The time is set for Eastern Standard time. When Daylight time comes around, we all need to spring forward 1 hour

    For you new members that don't know, Chuck Keough is the Administrator/Owner of this great forum, I'm the Senior Moderator/Adminstrative Assistant, so if you have problems or forum questions that you can't figure out, just email us. You can find my email address by going to the top of the forums and clicking on Moderated by: Eric ELM. Thanks
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Thanks for posting this Eric. Maybe you should post it once a month to ensure the new members will see it.
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    When you compose a post for the whole world to read, remember, there are women, kids, and others that don't like to see some of the 4 letter words that get used. Write it like you would an estimate for a job. If you use a bunch of 4 letter words in it, how many jobs would you get? As Chuck said in another post:

    "I spend hours upon hours trying to make lawnsite.com a better community for you guys. Please take into consideration the rest of the community when you post.

    I will not tolerate the language and attacks. I don't have enough time to babysit and edit your discussions so I will just start deleting your memberships".

    Don't forget to click on the banners at the top. This helps fund Lawnsite by visiting these sponsors. This is the least we can do for Chuck, so go click on them all now and see what they have to offer. I visit them daily and if everyone did, it would help off set the cost of running this site, BIG TIME. :)
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    It is time to bring this thread back up so new members can read this information. I noticed I hadn't mentioned the Chat Room for Lawnsite members which can be found on my website. You can get to it by clicking on my signiture below any of my posts. To make it easier to get back there, just save the URL in your favorites. The Lawnsite Chat Rooms are the second and third chat rooms towards the bottom left side of the first page. It it set up for using AOL Instant Messenger which can be downloaded on the links page on my website if you don't already have it. It is free to download and use and lots of fun for most. If you already have AOL as your ISP, you still need to download AOL Instant Messenger. You need the program called AIM95 which stands for AOL Instant Messenger.

    We have been getting 10 at a time there lately with some coming and going all evening. Normally the people have been chatting there around 8:30 to 10:30 Central time, but you could catch someone there about anytime. If someone isn't there when you get there, just minimize the window and go back to Lawnsite and wait for someone to get there. When someone sends an instant message, you will hear a sound if you have the sounds configured right and you have your volume up enough to hear it.

    If the 2nd Chat Room gets to full or the younger guys would rather chat by themselves, there is another Chat Room below the 2nd one that is available too. The top Chat Room was originally set up for Dixie Chopper owners, so that is why it is Labeled that way still. Come and join the fun when you have a chance and enjoy. :)

    There is another issue that needs to be brought up for anyone chatting in the chat rooms. The Chat Room is considered part of LawnSite and the language rule is in affect there also. I can't be there at all times to monitor this, so keep it clean.

    [Edited by Eric ELM on 10-12-2000 at 12:39 AM]

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 519

    just felt the need to say hi ya'll
  6. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 445

    Your good Eric...Keep up the great work..WE ALL THANK YOU !!
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Would everyone please check to see if their profiles are filled in? If you would at least put in which state you are from and what section of the state your from, it would be nice too. When you ask about (for example) what grass should I plant, it helps to know where your from to know how to answer your question. It would be nice if you could put in your email address too so we can get in touch with you if needed. I am ammazed at how few of you new members and a lot of the members that have been members for months, haven't filled in this information in your profile. Just go to PROFILE and fill it in.
  8. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    Can we make a profile info a requirement just like a valid email address?
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    This has been done and now if we can just get the old members that joined before this went into affect, to fill in their location, it will be nice. This helps to figure out how to tell a member that asks about specific region of the USA, for example, what seed to plant on the turf.

    Please, if your location on your profile is blank, fill it in.

    [Edited by Eric ELM on 03-16-2001 at 03:50 PM]
  10. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    hi guys.my name is ronnie im new to this forum and new to the bussiness this is my first year boy do i love it.its definately a fulltime business for me.i think you guys are really doing something great i for one learned so much just reading the forums.over the summer i seen a couple of landscapers puttin down sod so im new to this game and i am very eager to learn so i ask them if it was alright if i watch and even lend a hand for free.they said no thanx dont need the extra hand and pursued back to work.anyway that is just one example of how much i appreciate this forum.keep up the good work

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