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by Kees Bakker / October 25, 2004 7:52 PM PDT
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Re: Wayne's page
by Mark5019 / October 25, 2004 11:10 PM PDT
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is there a problem kees on his asking for pics?
as ive know wayne for ages?

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(NT) (NT) Just being interested in Forum managements view.
by Kees Bakker / October 26, 2004 2:16 AM PDT
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Re: (NT) Just being interested in Forum managements view.
by Mark5019 / October 26, 2004 4:06 AM PDT

well kees managemants aproved it yrs ago so thats ok just wondered as lee gave his thumbs up long time ago

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About Wayne's page, I love it because this is what community
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 26, 2004 4:14 AM PDT
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is all about--knowing the faces behind the post in the forums and the people who truly embrace our community. Why my picture isn't up there, well, I haven't found my glamour shot yet :D, but I will eventually send Wayne one.

Wayne created his website and ?Faces at the CNET forums? page long before I even set foot in this community, and I have been in this community for almost 4 years. I really like what he has done and I like the idea that our forum members can share their personal website and photos of themselves or of others because it makes the community more colorful. His website definitely brings a different dynamic to the community (and before we launched the member profile page, all we had to go on was a user name and that?s not much if you ask me.) I think in any given community, the more we share about ourselves to each other, the more cohesive our community will become--bringing the members in our community closer.

While our forum topics are majority technical, it shouldn't be limited to just that. It should be our everyday lives inter-mingled with technology. Off topic post occasionally shouldn?t be shunned upon because it gives our members some breathing room to let their personality show through. Even though we do have an off-topic forum SpeakEasy, some people chose only to be part of certain forums and never stray outside of thme. And IMO off-topic post in technical forums as long as it doesn?t take away from the true topic of the forums should be embraced as long as they are not offensive of course.

If only I could include pictures in our profiles (another item on my wish list) in the forums software then it would make the member profiles complete.

In this fast moving world, everything is heading toward being impersonalized and I do not want this community to head in that direction. My goal is rebuilding a solid and friendly community of members where everyone knows your name and personality. I think this is what makes up a successful community, where it isn?t just a place to get your tech answers and run. This community should be a welcoming environment for all, where you could hang out online, talk shop, help one another out, and be part of the ever growing community of help, members, and even friends.

Anyways sorry to be so long-winded, but those are my thoughts on that topic?

Thanks for listening if you even got this far in the post Happy

Best regards,

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(NT) (NT) thank you again for setting the record srtaight
by Mark5019 / October 26, 2004 4:44 AM PDT
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That means a lot to me, thanks. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 26, 2004 3:23 PM PDT

And standing by for the picture.


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(NT) (NT) Amen! ditto!! and Kudos!!!
by jonah jones / October 26, 2004 8:58 PM PDT
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About Wayne's page, I love it because this is what community
by dawillie / October 26, 2004 11:58 PM PDT

well said, Lee and glad you are OK.
FYI Wayne also posted somthing like this in V&S and not seeing your pic caused an alert to be sent to our Mounties to look for your picture.
As far as I know they are still looking.
For the record the one you took in Hawaii last year was good. perhaps you can forward it to Wayne?
david williams

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Re: About Wayne's page, I love it because this is what commu
by Mark5019 / October 27, 2004 1:40 AM PDT

yes lee as i need a new target Grin

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Lee Koo's photo....
by John Robie / October 28, 2004 6:43 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) hmmm good idea I'll dig it up, thanks!
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 27, 2004 6:02 AM PDT
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Re: About Wayne's page, I love it because this is what commu
by SumerBrez / October 27, 2004 4:00 AM PDT

Thank you Lee..Reading this has made me feel even more 'Proud' for being a part of this Community of Friends.
Have a very Pleasant day.

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Thank you for your long and serious answer.
by Kees Bakker / October 27, 2004 8:00 AM PDT

It's good to see the community feeling all around. I even feel part of it, sometimes.


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Re: Thank you for your long and serious answer.
by Mark5019 / October 27, 2004 8:06 AM PDT

kees ask bob if you have questions like this as its been asked before waynes been upfront from day 1

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(NT) (NT) Kees, you are a part of the forum... do not forget it!
by glenn30 / October 27, 2004 11:40 PM PDT
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Re: Thank you for your long and serious answer.
by roddy32 / October 28, 2004 1:52 AM PDT

I am pretty new to the Forums but I also think that Wayne's site is great and I agree with everything that Lee said too. Kees, if it means anything, I ALWAYS read your posts along with many of the other posters in here, some Moderators and some not Moderators. I have learned a great deal from some of you and I'm happy that Wayne has personalized some of you with pictures and thank you all for including me. I plan on staying for a long time. I feel like I have made a few friends in here already and hope to make more.
Nice fish Lee. Grin

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Re: About Wayne's page, I love it because this is what commu
by Larry38 / October 28, 2004 9:21 AM PDT

Hi Lee,
Thanks for your long-winded answer, I see you have found your Glamour shot. I to support Wayne and what he is doing and have told him so. I started out on several other help forums, but when I found CNET I found a home. In my opinion, CNET has the best Moderators of any of the other forums, and you really should give them a raise. (LOL) I want to thank all the Moderators also all the other friendly, helpful people on these forums, I know without them my PC would have lived in a repair shop. Hopefully I will be on CNET for a long time to come and maybe even be able to help someone else someday.
Keep up the good work.

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My understanding is that the TOS requires that
by Ray Harinec / October 28, 2004 12:22 PM PDT

a link to a site is to be DIRECTLY to the specific subject. My feeling is that if Wayne posted a link that took us DIRECTLY to the photo page(s) there would be no possible complaint. I think that it is a section of the site that is great for this community. When posting to help someone with phone connection info, then link to that. There seems to be no basis for the remainder of the site to be a forum item.

I can see where people don't like having to wade through the other information. In fact it takes some deduction on what to click to get to the photos.

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A digression to a similar consideration.
by Ray Harinec / October 28, 2004 12:28 PM PDT

Now that Google has gone public, I would think that any google link should be to the one item that is responding to the question. I notice that some links go to a general area where there are many pages of material some only remotely related to the problem being addressed, and some totally off subject.

Seems that telling our neww forum comers to google it generally turns them off and could be the act of a google stockholder.

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Re: About Wayne's page, I love it because this is what commu
by Mark5019 / October 28, 2004 1:34 PM PDT

thank you lee for pic i needed a new target (joke) your famially im hopeing to get new pic for wayne

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New pictures. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 28, 2004 10:55 AM PDT
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