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Old 02-26-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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Can you tell me what keeps you coming back to PaintTalk.com? Is it that you have ongoing projects? Is it friendships you have developed here or that you like helping others with their work challenges? Something else altogether?

Is it my sunny disposition?

What made you come back after you visited the first time?
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For me personally, it’s the possibility of scoring some bacon. Hey, a guy can dream can’t he?
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To learn from those more experienced, to enjoy the humorous posters out there, and to recognize the bias and inability of some to adjust or accept that there is an alternate method or viewpoint that has merit, thus reinforcing my belief that humans will never agree on most things and many won't even agree to disagree.
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To learn from those more experienced, to enjoy the humorous posters out there, and to recognize the bias and inability of some to adjust or accept that there is an alternate method or viewpoint that has merit, thus reinforcing my belief that humans will never agree on most things and many won't even agree to disagree.
LOL... ask fifty painters about the best way to do something and you will get fifty different answers.
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For me, it's the witty repartee.
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I think most of the Mod team is fantastic. The one guy is a real azz though.

Seriously, you can be in this trade and feel you've learned all there is to learn with years of experience, and the way products are changing it's nice to hear experience and feedback on them.

While some of the questions are amusing, not to mention the replies, there's always something to learn here.

That one guy is still an azz though.......
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I truly enjoy the problem solving aspect. Most of the painters here have great advice and it is a comforting to know there is this painter's community.

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I think most of the Mod team is fantastic. The one guy is a real azz though.

Seriously, you can be in this trade and feel you've learned all there is to learn with years of experience, and the way products are changing it's nice to hear experience and feedback on them.

While some of the questions are amusing, not to mention the replies, there's always something to learn here.

That one guy is still an azz though.......
Y'all still ain't gettin' my bacon.
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When you work alone, don't know any other painters and have no intentions of getting to know the ones I've met here in town.... Painting can get pretty boring when you have nobody else to share experiences with. PT keeps life interesting in the sense that I learn about stuff like the business side of things, different products and skills.


Despite all of our differences, we do have a certain sense of community on here which I appreciate greatly.


And when life gets a little boring, we do end up with a wee bit of drama on here just to fire things up a smidge.
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I think most of the Mod team is fantastic. The one guy is a real azz though.

Seriously, you can be in this trade and feel you've learned all there is to learn with years of experience, and the way products are changing it's nice to hear experience and feedback on them.

While some of the questions are amusing, not to mention the replies, there's always something to learn here.

That one guy is still an azz though.......
Yeah, I don't wanna name names or anything but his name starts with and "R" and and ends with and "H" A real azz that one is....

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Hmmm... will have to check out his history. May need to give him the boot if he’s a habitual trouble maker.
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I’ve made this analogy before (several times) but for me PT is like a pub that caters only to painters. Cricket manages it, the mods are the bouncers, and the members the patrons. Some come more often than others. Some only want to talk shop and others mainly come just to shoot the poo. Still others mainly sit by themselves and listen in. Occasionally there may be some drama or an argument between some in the group. And there are times when a member starts acting like a jerk and needs to be kicked out - maybe just for a time, maybe permanently.

Sure, non-painters can hang around the open door and listen in but are generally discouraged from asking stuff or chiming in. If they try to come in and take a seat at the bar they are politely escorted out by one of the mods and redirected to the DIY establishment down the street.

Regardless, it’s a place where members can come to interact with others in the trade, share some war stories, get a chuckle or two, and hopefully relax a bit.
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To learn from those more experienced, to enjoy the humorous posters out there, and to recognize the bias and inability of some to adjust or accept that there is an alternate method or viewpoint that has merit, thus reinforcing my belief that humans will never agree on most things and many won't even agree to disagree.
I hate to agree with the Wolfman guy but, I agree with you!
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I’ve made this analogy before (several times) but for me PT is like a pub that caters only to painters. Cricket manages it, the mods are the bouncers, and the members the patrons. Some come more often than others. Some only want to talk shop and others mainly come just to shoot the poo. Still others mainly sit by themselves and listen in. Occasionally there may be some drama or an argument between some in the group. And there are times when a member starts acting like a jerk and needs to be kicked out - maybe just for a time, maybe permanently.

Sure, non-painters can hang around the open door and listen in but are generally discouraged from asking stuff or chiming in. If they try to come in and take a seat at the bar they are politely escorted out by one of the mods and redirected to the DIY establishment down the street.

Regardless, it’s a place where members can come to interact with others in the trade, share some war stories, get a chuckle or two, and hopefully relax a bit.
I would like to go to that bar, as long as it serves more than piss water beer.

More seriously, I can honestly say that if it was not for this site I am not sure if I could have survived the last six years. I knew little more than how to cut a straight line when I started...what was I thinking. I have been doing this long enough that I can actually feel like I can give some sound advice. Still have a lot to learn.

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I used to tend bar and I always thought a good name for a painter bar would be "The Wet Edge". Just painters! Well, chicks too cause otherwise what's the point? I'd like to see "Keep a wet edge!" catch on in the vernacular just in case I ever do get around to opening up such a place which I won't cause, I've had a few beers with a few painters, now that I mention it, and, it wasn't really all that much fun.
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Talking How'd I missed this one? Late to the party again!

It is the ONLY place online I feel some sense of community. I can talk about painters beefs and be understood. I can ask stupid questions and not be subjected to humiliations regarding my ignorance in some things. I get to share what I have learned over the years and pick up new info about newer materials, tools and methods.

Most of all, I come here because IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE HOME! It's a great little "get-away"!
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The professionalism, the funny and witty responses ,and to learn something I don't know. After being in this business since 1986 I still benefit from the knowledge and experiences you all put on here. Out of all the social media pages and web sites this is the best one out there.
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