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What is your experience of using TechRepublic?

By ms09nk ·
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Hello everyone,

As part of my MSc Dissertation project at Warwick Business School in UK, I?m conducting a survey that deals with users? experiences of participation in professional virtual communities, of which TechRepublic is perfect example.

I would be great if you could help me and participate by clicking on the link below. The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to answer. All responses will be kept strictly confidential (used only for the purposes of my dissertation). Everyone who participates will have the option to enter into a draw for five ?20 (or $30) Amazon vouchers.

The survey is accessible at:

I greatly appreciate your help. My degree depends on this survey! If you would like to know the results of my work, I will be happy to share them here with the TechRepublic community after the data is collected.

Best regards,

Nikita Kursov

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and Santee

by bergenfx In reply to bergenfx

"How the **** are you?"

I'm good most days, thanks for asking.

"And, who the **** are you?"

You do ask the tough ones, don't you? I'll let you know when I discover the answer. If you mean what do I do, (a much easier question) ... Our first house was out in the country, in the woods. Every day, when we were building it I would pass a place. First I noticed they were selling pumpkins. A few weeks later it was squash and maize. Then it was Christmas trees, and then wood burning stoves, and then hot tubs and then quilts ... It was always something different and often many things at once. I thought that was kind of cool ... a very different economy from urban life. Well, that is kind of what I do now, only not quite so close to the earth. I obviously have an IT background and take opportunities in that when there is occasion. Sorry for the overly long answer, but you can't ask that kind of question and expect otherwise ... that is unless I gave you some kind of zen answer like, I am the fire that quenches the thirst.

"Seems I knew once in a way someone up by your way. You wouldn't be him, would you?"

Probably not. You would remember me. If you were wearing your asbestos shorts, I would have bugged you with questions about welding till you escaped out of the side exit. One of a few regrets, never having learned to weld.

"Regardless, you handle yourself -- and I enjoy you -- well."

I appreciate that. You are kind of like the Greek Chorus for TR, (not exactly that, but it is as close as I can come to a description), and I enjoy that.

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But Welding is Welding

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to and Santee

It's not a Black Art like IT.

It's pretty straight forward. Take into account the type of Metal use the approbate device to join 2 or more bits of metal together. Be that a Stick Welder, Mig, Tig Oxy or whatever.

Running a bead with a Stick welder is relatively easy it just takes a bit of practice.

The others are a bit more involved and you have to take into account the thickness of the material and what you want/need to do but with a bit of practice anyone can do it. Well almost anyone as I once ran across a guy who couldn't be taught how to use a Screwdriver but he is the exception.

However I also say the same thing about IT with enough practice anyone can do it. :^0


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No Jaqui you are just so wrong there

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to naw boxy

We are all Sectioned but we don't mind because


After all if we where voluntary we could leave any time we want to and as no one wants to leave we are stuck here.

We have however made it into a fun place so why would we want to leave now?


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You can check out any time you like... No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to No Jaqui you are just so ...
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but you can never leave. ~nt~

by Jaqui In reply to You can check out any tim ...
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You do realize that if you post another "Dissertation project" on here...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to What is your experience o ...

It will reported as spam.
Just to give you a heads up.
I am not into any kind of marketing (unless it is on my terms) of any kind. So for your question paper you will have to use your own brain to fathom out the answers. Some answers can not be answered by your paper, the answer is inside yourself, not by others. You have a paper to do, so go and do it, do not ask us to help you out while you sit back with the answers rolling in because you are too stupid/lazy/tired to fill in the answers yourself. What do they teach at school now-a-days, "How to do a questionnaire"? Go to a library and read some books on the subject in hand for your thesis.

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RE you will have to use your own brain to fathom out the answers.

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to You do realize that if yo ...

But in this case your Own Brain can not give you the answers. It is asking how people relate on Specialized Web Sites like TR so how can any single person know the answer for that type of question without asking others?

It's like the Mech Engineer doing a Thesis on Turbo Charged Boxer Engines without doing any Research.

With all Uni Type Papers particularly Dissertations and the like Research is the key to it all. Also the fact that these things end up as Public Domain most times also means that it's free to anyone who cares to look and read when it's eventually finished.

Of course you do have to know where to look. :^0


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