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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Peridot, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Peridot

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    Hope the title is 'general' enough to capture some interest :).

    I joined the AV forums just over a year ago when I found myself in the position of being able to afford a reasonable 'set-up' and needed some advice on what to choose.

    The advice offered was invaluable and saved me a lot of wasted time/effort/money. I also met some very nice people online and in person (buying kit), and found considerable enjoyment in reading and joining in the 'General Chat' debates.

    I attempted to repay my debt by contributing to other areas of the forum where I believe I am qualified to do so.

    I am delighted that I can now spend most of my time enjoying the kit that others have recomended to me, and pursuing other hobbies, while I still enjoy checking back here and contributing to the (generally lively) General Chat forum.

    However I was a little concerned when looking at the Cables and Interconnects Forum tonight to see a number of relatively simple queries go unanswered for a number of days. I know we're all tired of the 'How do I connect my DVD player to my TV sort of question, but there were other genuine questions there that deserved a quicker response.

    So I suppose what I'm tying to say (in a long winded way) is that if you've found your way here from another forum topic, don't forget to go back and share your experience if you feel that you may have something valuable to contribute. :smashin:

    I'll now stop ranting and go to bed :hiya:
     
  2. la gran siete

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    I think that this is a very fair comment ., We should do more to help others. There are some on these forums who have given an enormous amount of advice for the benefit of others.I myself have been the recipient on a number of occasions so maybe its time to take some of the load off them and do some contributing
     
  3. skap7309

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    Very fair comment.
    i joined this forum just to find out about a good crt, that was it. Now 87 posts later, from finding out a good phone replacement to commenting on cabling, gaming, in car stereos, whos stronger out of honey monster or tony the tiger etc etc, i have found myself a true regular giving any advice on a subject i know about, after i recieved so much help myself.
    And its arguably the best forum around!
     
  4. la gran siete

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    Thsre are some who have monster levels of knowledge and i fell a bit of a pimy next to them but I'll throw my penny's worth in
     
  5. pragmatic

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    Theres a Cables and Interconnects Forum, well i only found general chat a moth ago after being arround for neirly a year, its like the tardis this place. :cool:
     
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    I'm here to beat HD at his own game. I'm having to stay up until all hours to manage it though. :(
     
  7. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    Courtesy of Monty Python...

    "The Meaning of Life"

    Why are we here?
    What's life all about?
    Is God really real, or is there some doubt?
    Well, tonight, we're going to sort it all out,
    For tonight it's 'The Meaning of Life'.

    What's the point of all this hoax?
    Is it the chicken and the egg time?
    Or are we just yolks?
    Or perhaps we're just one of God's little jokes.
    Well ça c'est le 'Meaning of Life'.

    Is life just a game where we make up the rules,
    While we're searching for something to say?
    Or are we just simply spiralling coils
    Of self-replicating DNA?

    In this 'life', what is our fate?
    Is there Heaven and Hell? Do we reincarnate?
    Is mankind evolving, or is it too late?
    Well, tonight, here's 'The Meaning of Life'.

    For millions, this 'life' is a sad vale of tears,
    Sitting 'round with rien nothing to say
    While the scientists say we're just simply spiralling coils
    Of self-replicating DNA. (Nay, nay, nay, nay, nay, nay).

    So, just why-- why are we here,
    And just what-- what-- what-- what do we fear?
    Well, çe soir, for a change, it will all be made clear,
    For this is 'The Meaning of Life'. C'est le sens de la vie.
    This is 'The Meaning of Life'.

    :rotfl:


    Pooch
     
  8. shadowritten

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    Well put!

    I've racked up most of my posts trying to help a wee bit in the MP3/iPod forum. Only arrived here in GC about a month ago.
     
  9. Steve N

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    I like the definition I read in 'Peanuts' many years ago.

    Lucy "why are we"
    Charlie Brown "I think we were put on this earth to help others"
    Lucy (after a moments pause) "well why are the others here"
     

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