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Gentlemen,

Lately there has been a rather alarming trend going through my inbox.

Quite a few different people send me a PM when they want my opinion on a particular scope choice.  I am quite flattered, but that trend is reaching proportions that defeat the purpose of having an open forum.

The idea behind a forum like this is that it gives you a chance to ask a question once and get a number of responses from many people.   If you want my personal opinion (which is very flattering), I will be more than happy to provide it in an open forum.  I assure you that my advice in an open forum will be the same as the one in a PM. 

If a question is something that, for whatever reason, you would rather not post for everyone to see, then by all means send me a note. 

Otherwise, start a thread with your question and if you want me to look at it, go ahead and let me know that you started a thread.

Thanks
ILya

PS.  I will be out of town for a couple of weeks starting tomorrow morning, and I will not be particularly responsive in the meantime.
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Team player: let's try to be one!

(Though I know I am among the offenders. It nice to know one has the "inside track", I guess now I am just another average Joe.
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EVERYBODY SEND ILya A PM....


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This is exactly why I have changed my signature line to what it reads now! I am getting overwhelmed by PM's on scopes and I for one am not even that knowledgeable on the subject. Just the basics and I know what I like and dislike. mostly from trial and error.
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Guys, I do not mind receiving PMs.  I will do my best to answer a question when asked and it takes me the same amount of time to do it in a PM as it does in an open forum.

The point I am trying to make is that if so much of the communication occurs via PMs, the forum suffers.

Also, this is not addressed to any one person. 

ILya
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I'm sure you do get swamped with questions, Hang in there buddy.
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We all love you in a very non-queer way, but it would be nice if you would answer my PMs a little faster.

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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

We all love you in a very non-queer way, but it would be nice if you would answer my PMs a little faster.

Thanx
 
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I think that recent events within the OT have caused some to go "under ground" for fear of being ridiculed by some for asking questions in the open forum.  We need to assure all our friends in the OT that the persons in question, that were blasting people for asking questions, and were embarassed or made to feel stupid, need not worry.  The rudeness has been dealt with and won't be tolerated.  It was against the very grain of the purpose and intent of the OT, The open sharing of knowledge, experiences and opinions.
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Direct all tax and marital advise questions to my box, while His Darkness is on sabbtical.

Koshkins disciples are many......And for good reason.

Thanks for all you do for us here, Koshkin.
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

I think that recent events within the OT have caused some to go "under ground" for fear of being ridiculed by some for asking questions in the open forum.  We need to assure all our friends in the OT that the persons in question, that were blasting people for asking questions, and were embarassed or made to feel stupid, need not worry.  The rudeness has been dealt with and won't be tolerated.  It was against the very grain of the purpose and intent of the OT, The open sharing of knowledge, experiences and opinions.


That is a good point.  In my mind, the only question worth ridiculing is the one that was never asked.

ILya
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Thanks Ilya. I'll try and be nice to your box. Sorry
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

Thanks Ilya. I'll try and be nice to your box. Sorry
 
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Hey Koshkin, I was planning to PM you about this hang-nail I have........................Bucky   
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