Other Solar Forum's and Rude People !

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Nadja, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    The last few days, I have been looking at some other sites dealing with all aspects of solar or off-grid living. A few good, and a few bad. What I would like to do, is any of you out there that have also seen a few other forums, why not pm the people you feel would be a good asset to this forum and invite them to join us ? I feel that this is one of the best sites going and I really mean that. I have seen on one of these sites in particular some of the most rude people that you can imagine. Since they are already running off most of their potential new contributers, why not do them all a favor and send them an invitation to a nice, polite and friendly site ? But I would caution you to only do it in a PM. See what you think about this and lets talk about it . Nadja
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  2. Opinionated

    Opinionated Monkey+

    But . . . . but . . but . . *I*'m a rude person! [wannamesswitme]

    I'm just in disguise! :D

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  3. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Well, as long as you keep it under disguise, we would never have a problem. I just can't believe the audacity of some people who whether they have a lot of knowledge or just think that they have a lot, choose to "pick" on the new people. It does take all kinds of people , and all with different opinions to weigh in on any subject. I would just like it to be without the name calling and ridicule that seems to abound on some sites. Nadja
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  4. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    Someone once told me that rudeness is a pre-emptive strike from people who already know no one is going to like them.

    It's easy to be an expert on everything when one lives in the safety of their mother's basement.
  5. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member


    That's the way I found the Outback site to be.....there is one particularly know-it-all b!tch who posts under "Tall Gal" or something like that, that has absolutely no patience for any question she feels beneath her, and doesn't mind to let you know. I assume she was born knowing everything.

    I asked a few questions when I first got started with Outback equipment, got rebuked, and simply didn't go back. If I have a question now, I call Outback tech support, who are GREAT, and get the issue settled without have to read a bunch of snide ****.
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  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    That is why this has got to be the best site on the intertubes. We crush know-it-alls that don't play nice (like GK not that he knows anything except the inside of a prison)
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  7. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    that's the part i do not get with some socalled off grid lifestyle website ..when asking a question some member's feels that it beneath them to answer a question or when asked the reason why ..they seam to go off on a personal i have to get rid of the member .

    that why i have allways tried to be nice to new member's when it came to asking question about solar and wind set up ..
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    It all has to do with ego, and power.... If you are like I am, you just want to spread the technology, to those who are really interested. If your in the Game to be some kind of "Expert", ten it shows in your dealings with folks. That is why I choose to be here, mostly Monkeys are of that same mindset...
  9. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    We fuss and fight to a point on a subect sometimes but it not mean or rude we are opening each person mind to see something diff from the orignal idea but we as a group are allways thinking about the socalled ideas

    My idea on septic system will not work in others areas of the country because of the way the ground here is in AZ but it works here because of the soil conditions here in the area that i live in
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Exactly Hank, I try never to tear down another's ideas, because I am NOT there, and there may be special circumstances, that mitigate issues at their site. There are ALSO Basic Rules, that go with any technology, that you just can't violate, without seriously compromising that technology. When I see folks doing that, I speak up, and I hope gently, to correct the information. Ultimately each of us needs to do what seems right for our situation, and they refine the technology for our specific uses. what works for 'Me", doesn't necessarily work for TnAndy, or Nadja, but the basics are the same for ALL.
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  11. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey+++

    My friend place in Surprise Az his septic system is basic off shoot of my design because of the ground soil conditions in the area where is at ..

    The ground is rock hard and sun baked by the sun and his septic system is design to be a little crazy because of how hard the ground was at the time that the place was bult ..

    His well is at the 500 ft mark and the septic system is over 75.ft long leaching field with 1500.gallon sized septic tank with a dual chamber set up ..he not had to pump it out since the place was bult in 2001 time frame
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  12. oth47

    oth47 Monkey+

    In my experience,some forums are infested with what I call revolving rectums..any way you turn them they're ***holes. SM isn't like that.
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  13. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Well, this morning, I saw one of the "mods" on the other site belittling a newbie because they didn't know anything about solar. But, my feelings are that the newbie was only trying to find out if solar was a viable solution to their individual problem with expensive power down in Ga. which has evidently tripled in the last few months.

    This guy deserved a talking to, and I guess you know he got it. From his reply, I don't think he liked being talked to like I just did. LOL, he sounded like he was going to ban me from the site, but most likely won't go back there anyway. Bruce, like you , I am only trying to help people along with their solar needs etc. Just trying to pass on all the useful info I can before I croak. You want to know something, other then about 12 years in the city, out of 63, I have spent my entire life either on the farm as a kid, or here in the high desert country where it is very peaceful and quiet. If I see city folks looking around to buy property, I go out to meet them. A couple of years ago, there were a couple looking at the 80 acres next to me. After talking to them for about 3 minutes , I could tell they didn't belong here. The 6,000 sq ft, beverly hills type. Deathly affraid of snakes etc. So, I had to tell them about the 5 Mojave rattle snakes I killed already that summer. They were looking at every blade of grass as they tried to get to their cute little john deere people mover. Last time I saw them. They were ill mannered, lazy and spoiled. No garbage pick up out here !
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  14. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    I guess what I am trying to get to, is that I know a lot of you are also on other sites. When you read things , especially from newbie's that are really trying to learn, why not pm them and give them a link here. Lets all work to building one of the best solar/wind/hydro sites around. Nice, knowledgable people helping out other people. Nadja
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  15. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    this IS a great site, you all are knowledgeable in self-reliance and not egotistical about it
    i came from a site where theres a lot of belittling and such, like who does that help?
    my only complaint about this place is language censorship...dammit...lol
    but youre right, it would be great to invite others that really want to learn
    ive invited several so far :D
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  16. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    You will like this site I joined 07/19/11 and I was accepted buy the other's here as if they had known me forever. I've got alot of good information and got to share some of my views with these guy's. No one is going to agree all the time and thats what makes us our own person, and if you looking for information on a subject you don't no about you can't lean it if you don't ask. Plus while talking about this I would like to thank all of you guy's for taking me in and letting me be a part of the group I enjoy it.
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  17. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Well, welcome to our little site Alpha Dog. What breed are you anyway ?
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  18. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Pit Bull (In the fight til the end)
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  19. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    I was the one that invited Beast here. We were both at a different site where debate and debase seemed more the norm then sharing knowledge and being helpful. The Monkey is truly one of the best survival sites on the net. I would not be moving at the pace I am with out the help of All you guys. My thanks and [respect] For everyone here. KF
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  20. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    So Its Your Fault!!! LoL J/K

    Actually here in the Solar Threads & others I've noticed that Folks tend to remember when they was a newbie to solar & whatever. As a result they seem to understand that what may seem a dumb question to them NOW, is also what they wanted to know themselves back when they got started. Though with the bloody heatwave lately, I'm surprised sum you Solar Monkeys aren't trying to figure out how to store Sun Light for the Dark Gray Winter Months!!!

    Aww, whom I kidding. I KNOW sum you Solar Monkeys prolly are! LoL
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