474 forum posts
Ha Ha looks like i'm not going to Oxford to study English & spelling lessons.
3503 forum posts
At least in here it's pretty civilised
The BBC site is like ferrets in a sack most of the time and with thousands and thousands of posts each day
Never done Facebook but I can take a wild guess
Played "world of tanks" for a few months last year and ceased all chat/keyboard communications with other players within 2 hours of starting, the way they spoke to each other was brutal and shocking
Edited By Ady1 on 27/01/2020 14:48:18
|Andrew Tinsley||27/01/2020 14:44:40|
|958 forum posts|
I usually find most people to be helpful and polite. There is a small minority who do annoy me, one in particular seems to have a degree or two in supercilious comment. For some reason he hasn't joined in this thread!
|346 forum posts|
For me English is not my first language, I do check several times my writing before posting but mistakes are easily made. As long as we remember that we al like working with our hands then (or is it than?) for me it is no problem. Niko.
|Nick Clarke 3||27/01/2020 14:53:30|
518 forum posts
I don't get it right every time!!!
And finally anyone who hasn't exactly the same sense of humour as me should be taken out and shot now (That was another joke, by the way!)
|David GW||27/01/2020 14:57:53|
32 forum posts
It’s much the same on any established forum, challenge any traditional method on the basis of accepted physics & logic and you’ll have half the forum on your back because their Dad’s Dad’s Dad did it that way and they don’t want you upsetting things. It’s all to easy to assume that because a person is new to a subject they’re new to everything, I’ve done it myself a couple of times when I’ve been the ‘knowledgeable’ one but rejoiced when out-manoeuvred by an upstart thinking outside the box for it is they who drive engineering forward. Pick out the answers you like by all means but rude people who hate everything can be cracking engineers too and may have your answer.
|Neil Wyatt||27/01/2020 15:12:31|
17077 forum posts
I think the joy of our hobby is that everyone's gear and experience is different. If you are a nervous beginner you might use lowers speeds and feeds that cause you problems a more confident old hand doesn't see. The state of your machines, the quality of your tooling and their age/sharpness,the materials you use, your personal standards for accuracy, surface finish etc.
There are so many variables, questions like 'what's the best machine/way to do this job?' the only certain answer is 'it depends!"
|Howard Lewis||27/01/2020 15:50:45|
|2734 forum posts|
Just accept that everyone on here has their particular field of knowledge, and ignorance.
Problems arise with those who don't know that they dob't know and try to impose their misconceptions on everyone else.
We all have our opinions, with varying degrees of logical and factual justification.
My background is essentially internal combustion engines and vehicles, so my knowledge of electrics and electronics is limited. So, I don't pontificate on how to mend the control board on a mini lathe. (I can just about understand that a triode, or a simple transistor, modulates the current flowing through the device; but not understand in detail how it does it. )
When I see a question or comment from someone who is an obvious newbie, I try to be helpful, based on my knowledge and experience. Sometimes, there is a post from someone who knows, or thinks that they know, better If it is obvious that the logic stream is wrong, or unfounded, I will differ, if only to set the record straight.
There is no point in spending time and effort in trying to educate the bigots. Life is much too short to waste time on them. That probably makes me one!
Rightly or wrongly, we all have different opinions, based on our experiences.
As an ex Myford ML7 owner, I differ from many, in not worshipping at the shrine of Beeston. That is purely my opinion.
There are many others who show their expertise by producing superb work from similar machines.
I have cut a few gears, but would never claim to be an expert on gears, or even capable of producing very good ones.
Perhaps the real skill is in being able to differentiate the dross from the gold. (There is a vast amount of that on here, if only you can spot it. ) The ability to recognise successfully grows as we become more knowledgeable and experienced.
Some comments will disagree with your statements. Some of those will be valid, others will not!
Filtering the good from the bad is part of the learning process.
You never win 'em all!
Edited By Howard Lewis on 27/01/2020 15:52:10
|Mike Poole||27/01/2020 15:56:08|
2328 forum posts
Picking holes in people’s English grammar and spelling is generally not done on forums. A few things annoy me but if people don’t know any better then they should not be picked up for their mistakes. Most people wouldn’t dream of correcting someone who gets things wrong in speech so as we are having a conversation and not an English lesson we should just let it go. Let he without sin cast the first stone.
|old mart||27/01/2020 16:17:56|
|1095 forum posts|
There's more than one way to skin a cat, goes the old saying. Some people stick rigidly to a generally accepted theory and it's obvious that they have not actually tried any alternative, rather like a religious dogma.
|Mick B1||27/01/2020 16:25:17|
|1357 forum posts|
Although 'he without sin' is the subject of the putative casting of the first stone, he's the object of the letting, and the accusative case is thus indicated - so it should be 'Let him without sin...' etc.
|Dave Halford||27/01/2020 16:25:24|
|559 forum posts|
The simple answer to this issue is if you yourself incensed by someones post then the forum supplies the answer the, 'ignore member' is at the bottom of each post.
That said if you have more than a couple set to ignore is just might be your more issues rather than theirs.
|Howard Lewis||27/01/2020 16:35:35|
|2734 forum posts|
Pedant alert Mike!
Whether "He" or "Him" may depend upon the interpretation made by whoever translated the text from the original Greek, or it may possibly have been Hebrew or Aramaic?
L O L as those who text say, I believe
|David Noble||27/01/2020 17:01:55|
112 forum posts
Lots Of Love ???
|Bill Chugg||27/01/2020 17:17:28|
|1004 forum posts|
|309 forum posts|
Only if you're looking in the mirror, as mentioned in my earlier post.
|duncan webster||27/01/2020 17:55:39|
2340 forum posts
If the grammar police are starting to query the King James Bible (John chapter 8 v7), perhaps they should consider whether they have got the rules wrong. If it is unambiguous and easily understood by a native English speaker, in my view it's correct. Different dialects have different grammar, get used to it. In Yorkshire we still use thee and thou, although 'thyself' is probably pronounced 'thissen'
|Howard Lewis||27/01/2020 18:17:44|
|2734 forum posts|
How did we start THIS hare running? We are even disagreeing over the quotation, but at least not the source.
So that probably means that I am disagreeing with some one.
1230 forum posts
I don't think so.
|Mick B1||27/01/2020 18:42:30|
|1357 forum posts|
Actually, King James rather neatly ducked the issue:-
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
I wasn't really being serious, you know.
Edited By Mick B1 on 27/01/2020 18:54:00
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