A few comments

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Tigerotor77W, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    Hey everyone,

    There are two issues I'd like to take up, one that I've been wanting to say for quite some time but wasn't sure if it'd be appropriate. The second I'll actually say first -- this semester is going to be rough, so I might not be able to get here as often as I would like. Now for the second...
    I began posting on this site because it was a great way for me to learn. I actually searched for various skid-steer terms on Google and this is one of the forums that came up; when I registered, I was impressed with the scope of this site. Given my love for skid steers, when people asked about them, I would unabashedly give my opinion, usually causing others not to say anything because, as I felt it, I had already answered the question. In a few of my posts, I may have even come across as being a smart-a$$. It was never my intention to be the source of all information; it was never my intention to block people from making their own comments about the subject. And as was shown in a few instances, I was wrong in some of my judgments. The point is, I wanted to make a formal apology to the members of this board who had their thoughts taken away from them, or who had their own experiences muted or possibly attacked because of my posting. I didn't mean to come here as a know-it-all, and I'm sorry if that's the image that's come across. I try to encourage more posting by leaving some of the posts open ended, but if I do that, it seems that I'm saying (in disguise) "Anyone else have anything to add? ... didn't think so..." And that's not what this board is about. If this notion or opinion ever has come to you, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to create that idea or fester it through the year.
    In any case, this doesn't really have to do with Heavy Equipment or Pavement, but I wanted to let you all know what had been bothering me (the appearance of what could be my egoism) on this forum. I don't feel that I've been quite as aggressive on the two other forums, but the apologies extend there, too.
    So yes -- I'll post here once in a while but feel the fresh air of not having some random guy steal opinions. :)

    Have a geat year, everyone!

  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Xing, no problem here. I like reading your posts. A little long and detailed, but still good. It still amazes me how somene who never owned a skid could be so knowledgeable :waving: I guess you do a lot of research? :laugh: Keep up the good work. Since I'm learning to post pics, these are for you

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  3. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    One more of snow clean-up

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  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    I don't have a problem. I take your posts for what they're worth. Technical information with no real-life experience operating. Not a big deal. You've never denied that. Specs are important as well as hands on. I'm sure you have helped many here.

    I'd rather read a post from you than some moron who just asks "how much to charge per hour yadee yadee".
  5. ghostgunn

    ghostgunn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I wouldn't worry about it one bit. I am certain that there are alot of people that have zip experience and yet they act like the know everything. Atleast , you have explained that. Many people just want to be the big shot, a troller, or flamer, with nothing to back them but the ability to set behind a computer. Anyone getting on the computer and using it for knowledgable insight has to do it with a grain of caution. I would in fact say that the majority of people that post, have little knowledge but feel they need to act that way. You have to read every post with the ability to sort through decide what is worth using and what you feel is credible. If you in fact have written always with the intent of sharing valuable information you have nothing to apologize for period. Believe me, there will soon be someone that will snow ball your effort into something that they have no knowledge about period. Hopefully, people have their own ability to disgard what they want to read and go on.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Hey Xing, no worries. I like reading your posts because you have the technical engineering aspect of these machines that I DON'T recognize as well as you do. If there was anyone I would ask about specific geometries/capacites/anything, it would be you. Take care and keep posting when you can.
  7. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    Thanks for the comments, guys. :) I still do feel badly about some of my posts.

    In any case, again, have a good year.
  8. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Don't feel badly. As Randy stated, you've always stated that you have no real- life experience. I find your technical knowledge valuable and take it for what it's worth. I have to tell you that I actually look forward to reading your posts. They seem to be well researched and never from the hip.

    Also, you can't be responsible for someone else not posting. If someone chooses not to respond after reading one of your posts then that is their choice.
  9. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 976

    I wouldn't worry about it Xing. I think it's awesome when someone (like you) actually knows the answers to a question and is willing to share their knowledge. Like mentioned previously by ghostgunn; what bothers me is someone who doesn't have a clue but posts anyway. I like reading in this forum, but you won't find one post here (other than this one...lol) from me. Guess you could say I'm clueless when it comes to skids, but members like you are helping members like me to prepare for the future. Oh, and thanks for showing a little humility. I don't see that quality too often in these forums.
  10. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702


    NO problems here either, I mean, hell, I find it a lot easier to ask you a question than to look in my owner's manual, lol.

    BTW, what's the oil fill capacity on my '93 753 and 99 x331? :D

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