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erik peterson

11:05AM | 05/11/06
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Whats the point of the voting...erik

Sylvan

05:16PM | 05/12/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1535 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Your correct, I find it amazing how any site that asks for volunteers to offer their professional services for free and then ask the public to "vote" is a disgrace.

It takes a certain mind set to bite the hand that answers these questions.

I can see it if we are compensated for our time and the training we had to go through to know the answers to these questions.

Personally I am paid as an "expert witness" by several Manhattan law firms $250 per hr minimum of 4 hours from the time I leave my office to the time I return plus any time spend doing research.

Here we ask for nothing and a full 99.999% of the people asking the questions would not even know how to say "thank you" as it is against their up bringing.

To add insult they want a vote. do we get a raise?

Will they pay $5.00 per answer?

What if I am picked number one do they give me a retirement package or a 401 K or a trip to Europe?

It took a certain mentality to start the voting and MY VOTE goes to the genius who thought of it as not everyone would have this kind of brain power In my Humble opinion to embarrass the folks helping them.

Erik right on


erik peterson

11:58AM | 05/15/06
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Interesting that no one from this site has responded to this thread.

Sylvan

01:29PM | 05/15/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1535 lifetime posts
Me_office1
I cast my vote for Erik

erik peterson

04:05PM | 05/19/06
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Well over a week since my first post asking about the "voting". Clearly the forum does not value the posters enough to even respond......erik

Sylvan

06:57AM | 05/20/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1535 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Guess you see what they think of us HUH? :-)

You still got my vote and hopefully they will give you either 1 million in prize money OR a free trip around the world with another plumber who voted for you

erik peterson

07:24AM | 05/20/06
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Im finished. Thanks for the vote sylvan. Ive helped 100s and spent hours on this board over the last few years and seemingly that doesnt even warrant a thanks or response from anyone on the board. Keep that in mind Sylvan as you proceed. erik

Sylvan

12:12PM | 05/20/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1535 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Welcome to the real world of ungrateful folks who do not know the words "thank you " in their vocabulary.

Didn't you know it is coming to them like "entitlements" as our education to some folks means nothing as plumbers are born not highly trained professionals.

This one the many reasons I quit writing for master plumbers .com.

Face it some people ask questions on this list and other lists the exact same question, I guess hoping to get an opinion that they wanted to hear but they forget to say thanks.

The best are folks who ask if their plumber over charged them and I replay actually I think he /she charged way to little specially not even knowing what the other contractor did.


Handyman

08:01PM | 05/23/06
Member Since: 11/18/98
187 lifetime posts
The rating is not yet working fully.

The reason we instituted the rating system is so that we can eventually percolate the highest rated answers to the top in the search results. We hope this user generated rating would eventually dissuade people from asking the same question 40 times.

We welcome suggestions. What would you like to see on the boards? We sent notes to the top 50 posters on the bulletin boards requesting their ideas, comments and suggestions on this round of changes.

We would be happy to include your thoughts on our next round. We are trying to improve the community for experts and newbies.

Thank you both for all your help on the forums.


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