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What are TR members?

By Jaqui ·
The site is focussed on providing resources for IT Professionals, yes, but is there a requirement that all members be IT Pros?

Or would it be better to say that members should have an interest in learning about IT?
Not just learning the Windows Security issue of the hour, but all aspects, from what os options there are, to how to configure a workstation to be as secure as possible, without killing the functionality needed for people to get their jobs done.

In my opinion [ which counts for nothing ] the latter is the better definition for membership requirement. After all, we always complain about stupid end users and how they break our systems, so non IT pros using the resources to learn would seem to be a way to stop that from happening, in the long run.

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Are you sure...

by RayJeff In reply to IT snobs should consider

we haven't worked at the same place before? Are you working at the same place now with me?? Because your post sounds strangly familiar to me

:-)

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does it really matter?

by Shellbot In reply to What are TR members?

who cares if one is a "pro". we have our little niche in our so called "it" world and if we can use our experience to help others in reagrds to IT ( networking, programming, project management), career highs/ lows, and life in general..why not.
i receive more knowledge than i give on TR, but when i am more expereinced, I will pass that knowledge back to someone else who is pulling thier hair out or ready to throw thier pc out the window.
i agree that most end users would think we a bunch of geeks and go somewhere else. heck..after downloading and printing several articles alst night to read on the train home i thought " holy sh%t girl", what are you turning into?
Oh TR, look what you've done to me!

Anywho's..just my 7:30 AM ramblings...now off to make pancakes for the kids who had a sleepover here last night...(kids are nothing but pure locusts..)

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no it doesn't

by Jaqui In reply to does it really matter?

That is the point. everyone contributes, and every contribution is valuable.

since the discussions see more activity than the blogs do, I posted this to have a clear, public record that anyone who wants to be a member is welcome.

I haven't seen a response otherwise.
[ which is exactly the result I expected, that all are welcome, as long as they are contributing to the site, not spamming it. }

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Links

by Jellimonsta In reply to no it doesn't

None of the post links work Jaqui. TR must have pulled them already.

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good

by Jaqui In reply to Links

even if none of the staff replied directly, they would have seen the post, or the threads, and pulled them.
I hoped that mentioning them would get them pulled.

~off to edit post to remove links~

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now, would this be 1 of those?

by dawgit In reply to good

from a 'New Discussion' 15 Apr. 06 [ http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11193-0.html?forumID=4&threadID=193300&start=0 ] sure looks like an advertisement to me..... ?

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not quite

by Jaqui In reply to now, would this be 1 of t ...
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does it really matter?

by Shellbot In reply to What are TR members?

who cares if one is a "pro". we have our little niche in our so called "it" world and if we can use our experience to help others in reagrds to IT ( networking, programming, project management), career highs/ lows, and life in general..why not.
i receive more knowledge than i give on TR, but when i am more expereinced, I will pass that knowledge back to someone else who is pulling thier hair out or ready to throw thier pc out the window.
i agree that most end users would think we a bunch of geeks and go somewhere else. heck..after downloading and printing several articles alst night to read on the train home i thought " holy sh%t girl", what are you turning into?
Oh TR, look what you've done to me!

Anywho's..just my 7:30 AM ramblings...now off to make pancakes for the kids who had a sleepover here last night...(kids are nothing but pure locusts..)

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Book Buyers

by NZ_Justice In reply to What are TR members?

I only became a member because it was a requirment to buy a set of books at a good deal. Other wise I would of never willing singed up for the Techrepublic. Or even visted this site, but now I am a member. poor TR.

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Information Technology affects everybody

by maxwell edison In reply to What are TR members?

I'd be surprised to NOT see a wide range of interest and talent around here. That's one of the neat things about the site, if you ask me. There are scads of people who know more than me about a lot of things, and their knowledge and opinions are literally at my fingertips, all for the asking. Conversely, there are people who seek and/or are interested in some of the things that I know or think. Everybody has something to offer in some regard. Most people are willing to share not only their opinion, but their knowledge.

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