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AdvancedSetup

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#1
Hello,

I'm here from an invite from Seth at KH.

Background:

ASE Mechanic Certified
Electronics Degree
MCSE
Unix Admin Certified (many years ago, so not up to date at all with it)
MS Partner (in progress)

Mechanic for about 12 years
Electronic Design, ***embly
Electronic Estimating
Proprietary Database Support

70K desktops company (12 years)
Desktop Support
Back Office Automation Support
Computer Security Operations
Network Administrator
LAN/WAN Supervisor
Taught various classes on general computing for Analysts as well as MS Office

Self employed (1 year)
Convert 20 Server NT4 Domain and setup Windows Active Directory 2003/Exchange 2003

Current Administrator/Moderator at http://www.kixtart.org (Microsoft Logon Scripting)
Moderator on UBB Threads development site (main site: http://www.ubbcentral.com )


I enjoy helping others while also learning myself. I do not typically participate in any "fan boy" discussions about applications or operating systems. If you like the application or the OS that's fine with me. I may offer other alternatives, but I won't be dogmatic about it and if I think you are I will probably discontinue posting on that topic as I find such conversation a waste of time. No one pays me to pimp their OS or Application

Hope this site works out well and hope to have a good time here while helping others and learning new things myself.

Cheers.
 

help4me

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395
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USA
PC Experience
Some Experience
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Basic
#2
Welcome :) Glad to have you here :)
 

Seth

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#3
Thanks for joining Advanced Setup.

Your expertise is most welcome.
 
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imported_Mike

#4
Welcome and many thanks for joining...

You certainly have some experience under your belt which will come in use. :)

Mike @ FPH
 

petef

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PC Experience
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Windows Vista - Ultimate
#5
AdvancedSetup said:
I enjoy helping others while also learning myself. I do not typically participate in any "fan boy" discussions about applications or operating systems. If you like the application or the OS that's fine with me. I may offer other alternatives, but I won't be dogmatic about it and if I think you are I will probably discontinue posting on that topic as I find such conversation a waste of time. No one pays me to pimp their OS or Application
Welcome AdvancedSetup!
Your position stated above is admirable.

I never heard the term "fan boy" before, but I ***ume you are referring to topics
about programs or operating systems where people take sides according to their
favorite product preference and engage in long winded discussions defending their
favorite and bashing anything else. I agree that is a waste of time.

On the other hand, I think it can be productive to engage in discussions that
compare the features of one program or OS against another as long as it's
done in a professional manner and as obectively as possible.
Would you agree with that?

---pete---
 

AdvancedSetup

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#6
Hi Pete,

Yes absolutely as long as that was the objective and you all agree that you're attempting to provide PROS/CONS as to a reason for selecting a specific piece of software and NOT just because for some unknown reason you just love it. That should be the stated objective though and not just fly by posts USE LINUX, USE MAC, USE WINDOWS, or FireFox, IE, etc...

As Mike says, he wants to go with VBulletin (which I may disagree with, but I won't push UBBT down his throat, but if he wants I would gladly review options, reasons for selecting UBBT over VBulletin, if not then I'll drop it as I don't gain anything financially from it.)

Thanks for the Welcome Pete.
 

RandyL

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USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
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#7
Hi AdvancedSetup;
Sure is great to have you here. Impressive credentials. I like your style already.
RandyL
 

DSTM

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#8
Hi AdvancedSetup,Welcome to Free PC Help.Great to have you on board, and your Technical help will be much appreciated.
 

AdvancedSetup

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#9
Thanks for the Welcome guys.

Not many posts here to help with though at the moment. Seems that most of the recent ones are from around the Holidays and many seem to be from the one time posters that never seem to find there way back to the forum.

Will stop by now and then though to see what's up.

NT
 

petef

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#10
AdvancedSetup said:
As Mike says, he wants to go with VBulletin (which I may disagree with, but I won't push UBBT down his throat, but if he wants I would gladly review options, reasons for selecting UBBT over VBulletin, if not then I'll drop it as I don't gain anything financially from it.)
I'm not familiar with UBBT.
Can you provide a link to a UBBT forum that you feel is setup very well?

I've used many forums over the years and so far, vBulletin seems the
best, but for my own personal knowledge, I'm always interested in checking
out something that might be better.

What do you feel UBBT has over vBulletin?

---pete---
 
W

Wolfeymole

#11
Hello and welcome to Free PC Help Advanced

Thank you for joining.

I have PM'd you so please look at the top of the page regarding notification of new messages.
 

AdvancedSetup

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#12
petef said:
I've used many forums over the years and so far, vBulletin seems the
best, but for my own personal knowledge, I'm always interested in checking
out something that might be better.

What do you feel UBBT has over vBulletin?

---pete---
Well you can look at these posts for more information which probably sums it up.
Version 7.3 is in beta right now and has a ton of new features

Here is a list of the current 7.2.2 features
http://www.ubbcentral.com/features.php

7.3 Change Log
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/196552


The Spotlight forum has links to sites that are running UBBT

UBB Threads Commnity
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php

Community Spotlight
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/41/page/1


VBulletin was based off of UBB many years ago. It is a rewrite now days though
http://www.vbulletin-faq.com/

In 2004 VBulletin was at version 3.0 now almost 4 years later it is at 3.6x
(not a solid indicator, but a potential indicator that development is slow)


What does UBB have to offer me?
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/204379

UBB - IPB - vB ?
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=190082

Pre-Sales Questions
http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/40

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