Posted By Richard Abbott on 8/26/2008 at 8:18 PM
There were some interesting comments posted way down below I think that the issue is succinctly covered by rules 5 and 6
This site is maintained for the use of professional land surveyors
throughout the world to use as a gathering place to exchange ideas and
meaningful dialogue. Please use it as such.
6 This is a professional
forum for business communications so it is appropriate for you to sign
your posts. Anonymous messages will be tolerated to an extent, under
the assumption that there is a valid reason for anonymity.
suggest that problems arise from some of the anonymous posters who do
not include their details in their profile. Permitting them to pretend
that they are posters whom they are not and therefore writing
Sure we regulars can occasionally get passionately involved.
I know for myself and the posters whom I have had the great pleasure to personally meet that they are all true professionals.
it is often stated, we do have the opportunity to select categories and
then also the individual freedom to choose what we read.
that from experience that if a certain category was turned off then
they would have a different perspective on the posts in other
categories, especially SS.
The hot air that is generated appears
to me to mainly come from those who are non professional who do not
comprehend debate that requires an open mind to quietly accept or
disagree in a professional manner.
Some posters appear to
decide that no matter what a poster writes , they form a fixed view of
agreeing or not agreeing. So a poster who may be seen as a flame in
politics and religion is sadly also seen in the Strictly Surveying
field to also being a radical and unworthy of acceptance.
I say it is a professional site for professionals.
is not an elitist statement saying to stop non professional from
contributing, as the site is an extremely valuable resource to gain up
to date information from experienced professionals.
When I read
I weight posts and responses according to professionalism, those I know
and met and from posters who personally know posters. Most anonymous
posters who do not have profile particulars I take their responses with
a grain of salt until they quietly introduce themselves by private
Please keep your posts professional ....TTT
August 27, 2008