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Old 12-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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An intro is requested from all new members. In case you missed it, here is the link. https://www.plumbingzone.com/f3/.

The PZ is for Plumbing Professionals ( those engaged in the plumbing profession)

Post an intro and tell our members where you are from, yrs in the trade, and your area(s) of expertise in the plumbing field.

This info helps members who are waiting to welcome you to the best plumbing site there is.

We look forward to your valuable input.
The above quote is a familiar post that shows up often. Whenever a new member shows up offering comments without ever offering an intro, they are often met with shall we say, less than open arms. Many a new member has missed (or flat out ignored) the desire this community has for a posted intro and even the ones that do get it, don't always get WHY it matters.

This site is a bit different from many other online plumbing forums. Take note of the big red banner that clearly states "PLUMBING PROFESSIONALS ONLY". There is an honest attempt to filter out DIY'ers, sales people, and other non-licensed individuals from the discussions. The Plumbing Zone is not a free-for-all. This is appropriate because otherwise the conversations might become muddied with irrelevant input. An intro helps with this.

Another reason for the intro is it helps us to get to know one another from a professional standpoint. Offering suggestions, asking questions, and even a few well placed barbs all seem to go better with people that at least said, "Hi...This is who I am." Think of this place as a supply house sales counter. We all stop in and there are several conversations going on at once. Chances are if you've never been there before, you wouldn't just start spouting off with out others knowing who you are. You especially wouldn't start by throwing jabs and poking people in the eye, yet that is how many choose to introduce themselves.

And still another point is the intro helps the members help you. Knowing how long you've been in the industry, what type of work you do, and whether or not you are an employee or an employer all play in to the responses you get to your questions. This information also helps to show you really are a plumbing professional that is working in the trade. And if you choose, it is very easy to accomplish this without divulging personal info.

So the intro is just the internet form of a simple handshake and a smile.
It is fun for us to welcome you so please don't rob our joy by avoiding the intro.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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This is sticky worthy. Thank you Biz.
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You know, I actually registered two years before I posted anything. I just lurked in the shadows for a long, long time. Truthfully, I had forgotten I'd even registered until I tried to do it again.....
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I registered and remained silent for awhile because I mostly wanted to see pics that were posted. I think that after registration most miss that an intro is necessary. I also believe that most of those that choose to remain silent on an intro are diy'ers, handy hacks that have gotten into a situation, or home owner infiltrators looking for free advice.

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Old 12-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #5
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Hi! New to the group, wanted to introduce myself. Nice to meet all of you.

Whoops, think I posted this in the wrong place. I will start a new thread to introduce.
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:30 PM   #6
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Not to mention a Moderator will hunt you down via PM.
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Not to mention a Moderator will hunt you down via PM.
Why does a moderator sending a PM requesting an intro bother you? It was sent as a courtesy, with the intention of saving members from requesting an intro from you in public. I have sent many without offending new members, they just jump in.
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It was a joke really. I joined a while back and thought I posted an intro. The PM caught me off guard. It's all good SlickRick. Hey, at least I didn't accuse anyone of whacking my peepee.
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It was a joke really. I joined a while back and thought I posted an intro. The PM caught me off guard. It's all good SlickRick. Hey, at least I didn't accuse anyone of whacking my peepee.
My peepee is still all bruised from that... Lol!

But hey, I like how you dodge something directed at you by passing the buck to me...
Classy.
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My peepee is still all bruised from that... Lol!

But hey, I like how you dodge something directed at you by passing the buck to me...
Classy.
I try. Maybe I should have been a politician.
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