New Members - I am Zeb

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by zebulebu, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Thats true I do not think I have ever posted a message on here and not get a quick and helpful response. That's why I recommend this forum to anyone I know interested in certs (which isn't many as certs are not cool, according to my friends :blink)
     
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  2. nugget
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    Hi zeb and welcome to the forum. :D
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    It's not the certs themselves that are cool, it is the knowledge gleaned whilst studying for them that 'is' cool. Knowledge is power, your friends are deluding themselves, don't let them distract you from something good 8)
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    If certs are not cool, then I'm one of the un-coolest.

    That said... considering my how my career and life have gone, I'd have to disagree with your friends. 8)
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Reality check. Why are post counts and whether or not certifications are "cool" or not relevant?
     
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  6. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Short answer - they're not!

    The point I was making about post counts is that I've been on a couple of forums where there were people with nearly 20,000 posts. Now a new member popping by might take a look at those posts and think 'wow - they've been around for ages - they must really know what they're talking about' when, in reality, they were talking to someone who had made about ten valuable contributions to the community - the rest being posts saying hi to n00bs!

    Now, to quote the immortal Seinfeld episode 'Not that there's anything wrong with that' - it's just not something that I do. Rest assured that any post I make is crammed full of zebulebuey goodness (well - apart from this one). I just wanted any n00bs dropping by to see that I am, in fact, NOT as miserable an old git as my profile suggests :biggrin

    As for the bit about certs being 'cool' - well I've never given a toss about being 'cool' so that kinda passes me by anyway...
     
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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Or they might think wow this person has spent a lot of time on the Forum and clearly has no life outside of it!!:p :biggrin

    What's the point of having the date when you joined the forum shown on your profile if (this what Zeb thinks) if people only look at how posts you have done??

    Also, unless that member has got stacks of letter/certs in the signature like BM or trip then why on earth would you think they would know everything about IT?8)
     
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  8. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Come on Zeb, let's have the real truth why you started this thread!! It was to up your post count, wasn't it!!:p :biggrin :tongue
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Even with all those certifications, I don't know everything about IT... not even close. I learn something new almost every day. :)

    But hey, if people want to think I do, that's cool too... 8) heeheehee
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  10. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Actually, I only have my A+ and Network+ so I doubt based on my certifications if I appear that smart. :wink:
     
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  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    OK Trip I will hold you to that!!:biggrin :p :twisted:

    But I think Zeb's statement on people who know what they are talking about is floored. What's the point of rep? Surely this represents a member who gave good advice and support. Despite their post count and qualifications.:biggrin
     
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  12. Mathematix

    Mathematix Megabyte Poster

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    Hey! Where's my three-odd posts disappeared to on this thread?! :blink
     
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  13. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Are you sure you posted here??
     
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  14. Mathematix

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    Yep. Even checked my post history to confirm their disappearance.
     
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  15. derkit

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    they're biased - if ya face don't fit, ya can't have high post counts :D
     
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  16. Mathematix

    Mathematix Megabyte Poster

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    heh, maybe. It would be nice to know why, though. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    It's a strange one, as far as i can tell they have not been officially moderated (deleted/moved/unaproved in any way. It's probably a more technical reason, a CF bug attack :rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  18. Mathematix

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    Strange one... :blink
     
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  19. ffreeloader

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    LOL. Well, maybe that's why they disappeared. They were three odd posts.... :twisted:
     
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  20. Mathematix

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    :rolleyes: :biggrin
     
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