On Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:59:47 AM UTC-4, ABLE1 wrote: Jim, You just wasted a whole lot of typing time on a guy that has his mind made up and you will never convince him with the facts. I have met him as w ell. BTW, Nice typing skills. Les
Wellll,..... Just maybe...... some of it will get through, ya never know.
An aww shucks ..... tks for the complement.
There was a time here, in spite of all the in-fighting, that in all the cla tter you could occasionally find some diamonds buried in the bullshit. Ther e were threads that went on for weeks about different methods to program or install certain devices. If anyone ever wanted to expend the time and ener gy to pull all the great ideas out of the garbage that went on here, there' d be enough info to write a decent book. There were people here from all ov er the US, Some from Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia. It was qu ite the "Newsgroup" There were people from various manufacturers and some o f the larger alarm companies in the US, security consultants .... some pret ty impressive people. But ..... they've all gone and the reputation from al l the BS that went on .... I guess .... still keeps them away. OR .... I ma ybe it could also be due to the gradual decline of the use of Newsgroups in favor of other types of Social Media. I occasionally look for other groups to get involved with but I haven't found any that keep my interest or they would require me to reveal personal information or name my company. So, I don't "FaceBook" or "Twitter" or Linkdin. I just don't want to spread my pe rsonal information all over the Internet, nor do I want anyone to link my p ersonal information to my company. I don't know if you've noticed or not bu t as long as I've participated in this group, no one knows who I am or my c ompany name or exactly where I'm located. I paid attention to that when I f irst got involved with ASA back in 1998 when I started posting here and ... . considering what went on here ... it's a damn good thing that I did. Ther e was someone here that if you had a disagreement, he would letter bomb you , call your neighbors, call your suppliers, spreading lies and false inform ation about you. Use your E-mail address to annoy other people, .... and th en sometimes he'd do some really nasty stuff.
So .... anyway, that's why I don't care to get involved with social media s tuff nowdays or the moderated groups.
By the way, do you know of any other groups that are similar to ASA?