Mon 26 Jan, 2009 01:27 pm
Re: able2troll thread
Lets pretend this place does really have "experts" to answer questions. What topic/field would you consider yourself to be an "expert" in?. List the topics and become a self-proclaiming "expert" Smile

Israel, Zionism, Nazism, Hitler, Bush regime, Conspiracy theories, Holocaust, 911 .
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Robert Gentel
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 02:03 pm
Well as you illustrate so well, sometimes it can be a meaningless term and you seem to be calling your obsessions an expertise, but sometimes it isn't, and there are a lot of people here who are experts in various fields and work (or have worked) in them for a living.

Here are some topics I've answered a lot of questions about on able2know, in fields where I've worked in a professional capacity: SEO, Online Marketing, Web Development, ESL, Logistics, and Poker.

I have done each for a living professionally, consider myself an expert in each, and have answered multiple questions about each and I think for the most part I've fulfilled the expectations for asking an expert in those areas. I also consider myself knowledgeable on politics, computers, travel, pets, and many other subjects where I have given answers, but do not consider myself a professional or an expert.

And many others are experts in various fields, and have provided valuable information I'll leave it up to them if they want to consider themselves experts but their information has often been very helpful. Some answers have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of other visitors coming from search engines, software I released to improve on SEO for forums has been downloaded close to a million times and used on tens of thousands of other forums. Almost every week while browsing the internet I find a forum using a modification I published for phpBB on able2know and supported here.

I think the visitors get tend to get their money's worth when asking a question here and I think there are a lot of experts in various fields.
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Diest TKO
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 02:06 pm
Aerospace Engineering related topics: Aerodynamics, Astrodynamics, Structures, Physics, Math, Defense Industry related politics.

Health: Birth Control, STDs/STIs, Exercise, Reproductive Rights related politics.

Hobbies: Martial Arts, Dance, Comics/Graphic Novels, Film, Video Produciton/Editing, Songwriting, Poetry, Travel.

Other: Identity Politics, Relationships.

Mon 26 Jan, 2009 03:50 pm
I have never seen any evidence that Zippy possesses the least expertise in any of the subjects he has listed.
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 04:02 pm
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 04:03 pm
I stack rocks well.
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 05:55 pm
Robert Gentel
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 05:58 pm
Don't be silly, whenever my vet tells me something the first thing I want to do is run it by you. That you aren't inundated with my pet questions is only a testament to my self-control. ;-)
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 06:17 pm
trucking and transportation, overland navigation, military
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 06:23 pm
Hard for me to answer because we have moved so much, usually when ElStud has been transferred, and each time I had to start at the bottom somewhere and work myself back into a professional position, sometimes with the same organization and sometimes via changing jobs. As a result I have developed some expertise within various occupations, but am reluctant to bill myself as an expert in any particular field.

I have a good deal of knowledge in and some expertise in no particular order and including some overlap and knowing that parts have become outdated as the years have ticked off:
communications/public relations
organizational management
small business management
personnel management
conflict management
religion/religious history
domestic violence
social services delivery/program development
chemical dependency
living with and breeding Siamese cats
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:02 pm
I passed state exams in medical technology and landscape architecture, and a national board exam on landscape architecture.

But I stopped with the license for med tech several years after I stopped working in the field, and landscape architecture is such a wide ranging field that I just about distrust anyone who says they're an expert except in one or a few facets of the whole field.

I took some huge number of studio art courses, guessing 30 or more since I kept taking advanced painting for the discipline (6x), and printmaking for the use of the huge press late at night (6x). But my knowledge of art history is interest borne only, unless you count beginner courses, which I don't.

On Italy, I'm a generalist without portfolio, but I've read several hundred books - probably more - in a non memorizing way, or even outline form way, just reading, and have delved into some places in depth, each of which some writers at Bell'Italia magazine know much more about than I do, or did when I used to subscribe to it, in the early nineties - which involved effort for me to work out all the italian. I have certain interests and (have or had) a nifty publisher, but that has gotten to be more of a dream sequence as I continue to not follow through. My particular interest is in spatial design in cities and towns through history, and the human experience in found and designed spaces.

On food, I'm an opinionated enthusiast, generally an ordinary cook who once in a while has cooked a sublime dish. I tend to follow some of the tentacles of the food world postings, but am not berserk about it all. Only read fifty or so food blogs - I guess they call it food porn.

What else, photography, no expert - but avid.

Adds, I consider a lot of people here now and earlier as experts, listen to many.
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:12 pm
@Robert Gentel,
(Regardless of what you say, RG, I really am superbly good at sloth, and I've been doing it for a lot longer than anything else. And, as an office temp for 2 years and a state employee for 3 years after that, I have done it professionally...)
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:19 pm
i'm also well versed in mockery

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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:29 pm


I'll listen to Roberta on grammar/editing..
I'll listen to quite a number of people on grammar.
I do play with words and grammar on purpose. Sometimes it's play, sometimes my brain editor is out to lunch - but sometimes I'm just wrong. Which is which?
For ten points, choose..
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Merry Andrew
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:38 pm
I'll concede that Patiodog might have a slight edge on me in sloth (very slight, though) but I'll challenge anybody to beat me at procrastination. Need advice on how to put off doing something? Just ask me.
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:39 pm
@Merry Andrew,
maybe next week
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 07:57 pm
So are we answering straight at all?

I'll keep going on that -

I've remodelled seven places of my own, doing all or much of the physical work, and designed for others - that's the houses. Hundreds of properties, though on those the work was contracted.
a main interest - circulation within a house or property, site design.
Mon 26 Jan, 2009 08:09 pm
some are, if you take into account that i claim an expertise in being a jackass i'm answering fairly honestly

i'm not a particular expert in anything, i'm knowledgeable about a range of arts related subjects, mostly film, books and music, of various genres
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 08:57 pm
I'm an expert at not being an expert but knowing how and where to find resources to help me when expertise is needed.
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Mon 26 Jan, 2009 09:33 pm
@Diest TKO,
Aerospace Engineering related topics: Aerodynamics, Astrodynamics, Structures, Physics, Math, Defense Industry related politics.

Hi TeeKayOh!
Some related experience as well, mostly surveillance/reconnaissance.

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