View Poll Results: Should the Chiller Forum become Pro Only?

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  • Pro Only, I want to share better info

    72 65.45%
  • I want two Forums, Pro and Open

    18 16.36%
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Thread: Chiller Forum Going Pro? VOTE HERE NOW

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    Chiller Forum Going Pro? VOTE HERE NOW

    It has been brought to my attention that some of the Chiller Pro's would like to make this forum Pro Only or closed to outside/non-member viewers.

    In doing so this would give you guys the capability to exchange documentation and greater detail your explanations/questions/replies.

    Therefor I put it to you for vote. This pole will end on Feb 28, 2011. Majority vote wins.

    Pro Only = I will simply lock this forum to our Professional Members Only.

    Pro and Open = I will leave this forum as is and make another Professional Chiller Forum so you will have both. (Similar to the Controls Area)

    No, don't change it = I leave it as is because I don't want to join as a Professional Member.

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    I happen to be a certified professional in this trade for more than 21 years. I like this site alot and I would gladly apply for pro but what I don't like is the fact that you are required to make a certain amount of posts within a certain amount of time. I think I understand the reasoning behind this, but it's just not for me. I would like to chime in at random and help whenever I spot someone with a problem that I am familliar with or have encountered myself so that I could in turn offer my best possible advice. I think it's easy enough to keep out the majority of DIYs by requesting certification numbers or licensing info and store it with thier e - mail address. If your really that concerned about DIYs, than require the applicant to provide references ( employers, union local etc.) It is because of this "pros" section that I now have to search other sites for answers because I have no access so in turn, I will not be so eager to return the favor.

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    I cast my vote.
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    ...Btw I am also a union member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithg01 View Post
    I happen to be a certified professional in this trade for more than 21 years. I like this site alot and I would gladly apply for pro but what I don't like is the fact that you are required to make a certain amount of posts within a certain amount of time. I think I understand the reasoning behind this, but it's just not for me. I would like to chime in at random and help whenever I spot someone with a problem that I am familliar with or have encountered myself so that I could in turn offer my best possible advice. I think it's easy enough to keep out the majority of DIYs by requesting certification numbers or licensing info and store it with thier e - mail address. If your really that concerned about DIYs, than require the applicant to provide references ( employers, union local etc.) It is because of this "pros" section that I now have to search other sites for answers because I have no access so in turn, I will not be so eager to return the favor.
    Come on Keith! Ya got 8 posts already, you are better than half way there, what's it gonna hurt? Nothing, what's to gain? A lot! Besides, judging from the poll vote so far, you're gonna be left out if you don't step up soon. As far as keeping out the DIYers, THAT'S what the pro forums do.
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    Ok, I will try. And thanks Heaterman, I'm begining to feel the love here !

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    Let go guys cast your vote keep them coming please thanks.
    A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

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    I'm for pro only. There's a lot of money tied up in those machines, and someone can cause a good deal of harm to them if they aren't careful.

    Not to mention, the DIY'ers will still post chiller questions in the commercial forum anyway.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Keep the vote coming.
    A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

    The best part of going to work is coming back home at the end of the day.

    Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

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    Count me in, I'm not really thrilled about sharing sensitive info on the open forum. Mind you there's a few pro's I really have to question too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amickracing View Post
    I'm for pro only. There's a lot of money tied up in those machines, and someone can cause a good deal of harm to them if they aren't careful.

    Not to mention, the DIY'ers will still post chiller questions in the commercial forum anyway.
    Ditto!
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    Thank you for offering this poll.
    I'm in.
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    Thumbs up

    It has been brought to my attention that some of the Chiller Pro's would like to make this forum Pro Only or closed to outside/non-member viewers.

    In doing so this would give you guys the capability to exchange documentation and greater detail your explanations/questions/replies.






    not sure by doing this if that people will actually give more info. alot of info ,pdf,maunals and other already here., i would be excited if the pro will b TWICE as better.. great already!!!.,., more pics would be great!

    also, i was a reg member for a while before becoming pro...i guess that someone would have to get the counts up in commercial then apply for pro.,.,


    i love pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithg01 View Post
    I happen to be a certified professional in this trade for more than 21 years. I like this site alot and I would gladly apply for pro but what I don't like is the fact that you are required to make a certain amount of posts within a certain amount of time. I think I understand the reasoning behind this, but it's just not for me.
    A similar issue was brought up in the Controls Forum when it went Pro.

    amickracing, heavymetaldad and heaterman....

    If you guys bring me names of guests that qualify as Pro (in your opinion) for the Chiller Forum I will circumvent the Membership Committee and reset their site status to Pro. Just send me a list via PM.

    Note: I will reserve the right to reject anyone that in the staff's opinion would not be a good choice.


    thx

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    I voted

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    I'm good. Thanks for asking.
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    I reckon, Mmm-Hmmm.

    Got any more o' dem fried taters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithg01 View Post
    I happen to be a certified professional in this trade for more than 21 years. I like this site alot and I would gladly apply for pro but what I don't like is the fact that you are required to make a certain amount of posts within a certain amount of time. I think I understand the reasoning behind this, but it's just not for me. I would like to chime in at random and help whenever I spot someone with a problem that I am familliar with or have encountered myself so that I could in turn offer my best possible advice. I think it's easy enough to keep out the majority of DIYs by requesting certification numbers or licensing info and store it with thier e - mail address. If your really that concerned about DIYs, than require the applicant to provide references ( employers, union local etc.) It is because of this "pros" section that I now have to search other sites for answers because I have no access so in turn, I will not be so eager to return the favor.
    Ah, you're not missing much. I find that there's way more info given to the New Members than you might think. There's a bunch of Chatty Cathys here. Hahaha

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    I guess I'm going to have to figure out how to copy that Pro form.

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