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December 1, 2005
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I''ve noticed a lot of people are not even filling out a profile showing where they are from. But then when you can get flamed just for being from the wrong color state....

December 1, 2005
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I have noticed more people on the BB that I did not see before.....Is it so that I could have multiple personaliites for the grandest star rating scheme.....A Dr. Jekyll (5 star- platinum and purple with hints of zirconium sprinkled about for beach) and a Mr. Hyde(1 star).
If I drop to one star, I could create another profile so I would start over with 5 stars..Kinda defeats the purpose of the stars....eh?

November 29, 2005
6:41 pm
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Can we have colored stars? I''d like to have mine GOLD and everyone else can have silver. Or maybe platinum, I like platinum. I can''t even spell platinum........Platinum is better than gold, right?

November 23, 2005
8:42 am
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Hi Michael,

I gave you 5 stars, just so you don''t feel left out. But if you decided to OPT OUT of this silly rating thing, then just follow the directions below:

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Click on my profile
Click on my preferences
look for "Allow your user rating to be publicly displayed?"
click it off.
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It''s great to see your participation in this board. Keep sending in the good comments.

Have a wonderful Thanks Giving! And may God bless you and your family during this special holiday.

Your friend in Battle Ground,
Terre
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November 23, 2005
6:52 am
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I could not agree more with Inspector Gift concerning the star ratings. What?s the real point here anyway! Is this a popularity site or a professional bulletin? We do not need to have some one rate us as to what we know concerning code knowledge or our experience in the real world application. If anything this sort of thing stops some very knowledgeable inspectors and plans examiners from ever participating in fright of having there input scrutinized by someone else and there professional opinion questioned.

Please just think about it. What we all want is a safe place to ask questions get ideas and see things from another perspective. This is how we all learn.

Remember the old clich? ?the only stupid question is the one not asked? Well not in this site. Any and all questions may be considered stupid and a bad rating as well if you do not get it exactly right in someone else mind.

Michael L Monen
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November 22, 2005
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It matters not to me.

If anything, I would rather see the rating system used for the usefulness of information that has been contributed in a particular thread.

I would be more inclined to rate a thread based on it''s useful content rather than a single contributor.

November 21, 2005
6:36 pm
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Thanks to all of you who have opted out by not participating in the "Star Rating''. If only the webmaster would drop the whole idea and come up with a non-subjective system -- like number of persons saved by codes, the number of permits issued this week, or (my favorate) the number of code compliance cases that were successfull.

Either way, let''s drop this petty star rating system and replace it with something better.

terre
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October 29, 2005
10:09 pm
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Swanscont, you''re right! Packsaddle and a few others have made this a lot better forum for the reading, while still bringing some great insights and information.

Some time ago, Packsaddle suggested starting a forum that would allow us to share stories and get to know our peers better. (Did you read comments?) It was a great idea. That would be real benefit to the readers instead of the star ratings. I see that Packsaddle has also decided to not participate in the rating system. Good for you guys.

Keep up the great posts, and important work you are doing!

T
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October 28, 2005
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Of course we love our jobs! We sure don''t do it for the money, or retirement, ( I get a whopping 6% from the city into my 401)and sure a he!! not for the adulation. The forum is a great escape a couple times a day and a great source of info. and many times, good for a chuckle. A couple threads this week were a riot. (ConArb and Pack)

October 28, 2005
10:37 am
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Swanscont,

"Mundane existence"??? Since when do Building Officials have a mundane existence!!

I see that you have also chosen the simple life of no stars. As a building officials, am I safe to say that we love our jobs, and enjoy this forum?

October 28, 2005
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I never wanted to be a star anyway, now I can go back to my mundane existance.

October 28, 2005
7:42 am
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Since it''s Friday, let me provide a contrarian view.

I do see "some" value in the rating system. It helps me personally gauge whether my responses "hit the mark" or not.

I truly believe that the other professionals that use this site will treat others fairly and will not use this tool as a weapon.

And, if no one "grades" the majority of my responses, I''ll see my insights have little value and may factor that into future responses.

It certainly is not a perfect system but I see little harm and some value in it.

Have a good weekend folks and keep those stars coming. (I can already foresee the tally on this response!)

October 28, 2005
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I just wonder if they have any hanging or dangleing chads with the voting process?

October 28, 2005
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maniac,

Thank you! I wasn''t aware of that option, but will try it out. I really appreciate your sharing this, and I sure appreciate your posts in general. It is your posts and those of many others that make this board worth while.

Terre

[b]PS: Thanks MANIAC, your suggestion worked!! 🙂 [/b]

October 28, 2005
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InspectorGift
Click on my profile
Click on my preferences
look for "Allow your user rating to be publicly displayed?"
click it off.
It''s your option, we all have options.

October 28, 2005
5:34 am
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Friends,

I think every participant gets five stars, is under rated, and likely underpaid(if they work for the public sector).

I just clicked the Webmaster''s profile to try and give him five stars, but the option wasn''t available.

Silly arguments like this aside, let me repeat that this whole forum is an invaluable resource that makes good use out of our "information highway."

October 27, 2005
4:33 pm
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I''m moving this to the Web Site Suggestions forum, because it''s off topic.

Sincerely,
ICC Webmaster

October 27, 2005
4:23 pm
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gift,paulse,builder bob,z-builder i detect a case of star envy 😀 I PWOOD WILL TRY AND FIX IT FOR YOU!You are all grossly underrated 😀

October 27, 2005
3:05 pm
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Although I have been viewing this forum for some time, I''ve only registered recently. I say the site and the Bulletin board certainly deserve 5 STARS, but the popularity contest rating for individuals is really unnecessary and a distraction

October 27, 2005
2:59 pm
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I also think that it is silly to be rated on our opinions. Code enforcement has a lot to do with interpretations. I believe that ratings are a distraction and do not have any purpose on a posting board such as this.

Dan