Indeed, it is. And from what I have seen so far on this thread, everybody has been more or less civil except you.Quote:
Originally Posted by swoosh81
I honestly can't stand guys who comes on sites like these just to smugly tell people they don't know what they're doing and call a "pro". What point is there in that? Are sites like these somehow threatening your living? I don't think so. They exist to help out average homeowners and people without alot of cash to fix things themselves.....you know, those good old self-sufficient ideals this country was built on and by. If some Johnny homeowner wants to come on here and ask about how to wire up a 3 phase circuit, and he fries himself, that's on him. Nobody forced him to try and tackle a job he's not prepared for. He comes on a site like this to ask for advice from people who can't even see the job and does'nt even know.....logic would tell a trained monkey to take that advice into consideration, but not to hold anything up anyone says in these forums like the Holy Grail.....including anything you have to say. However, it is almost totalitarian and repressive to suggest that people cannot congregate on a site such as this being amateurs, to discuss construction fields. It's a free country, last time I checked, and I believe we can be here to discuss anything we wish to. Unless they have made you the new FCC chairman.
If you have something useful or constructive or helpful to say or add, by all means help out! That's what everyone's here for.....to give and recieve help. If you just want to proselytize about how smart you are and how dumb and un-qualified others are, there are other websites you would find more your style. Honestly, I get upset at a few un-named plumbers in this site also who have that same attitude from time to time, telling people to call a pro and blah blah. It is fine to advise someone they may be over their head, but far be it from me to ever desire to curtail the free flow of information and opinion from anyone who seeks it for themselves. What they do with it afterwards is their responsibility. Welcome to America, my electrician friend.