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Technical Questions and Codes in Public
#1
Just a reminder chaps .....

http://firealarmengineers.com/forum/show...p?tid=4341

Please don't ask techy questions or ask / give out engineering information or codes in the public / blue areas of the forum.


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#2
(05-09-2013, 12:00 PM)ESP Wrote: Just a reminder chaps .....

http://firealarmengineers.com/forum/show...p?tid=4341

Please don't ask techy questions or ask / give out engineering information or codes in the public / blue areas of the forum.


Thanks

Is this just asking technical questions or also answering technical questions in the blue area?
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#3
Applies to both really Wiz.... newby engineers should be aware (if they've read the rules) not to ask for codes and engineering info and they should apply for trade status.

If members of the public which could include as yet unconfirmed engineers / electricians / hobbyists etc. ask such questions they should be politely declined by existing engineers or answered by pm if engineers are so inclined to provide an answer.

Existing engineers with trade status should know not to post codes or engineering information other than what is generally available to end users in manufacturers end user literature.

It should really be common sense that we don't want to give out information that would allow an end user or non trade person to potentially make program changes or put themselves or others in danger because they read on the forum how to connect / program specialist equipment.

Cheers
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#4
I will ponder the implications of this restriction on my nature to help all those who I personally decide deserve it and can cope with it, before deciding further action.
Undecided
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#5
(05-09-2013, 05:05 PM)Wiz Wrote: I will ponder the implications of this restriction on my nature to help all those who I personally decide deserve it and can cope with it, before deciding further action.
Undecided

It's easy Wiz, if you believe the poster to be genuine then just drop them a PM.
I must admit that there are times I wince when reading some of the posts in the public parts of the site. I'm not having a dig at anyone but I do believe we should all be careful with what we post when any Tom, Dick and Harry can read it.
It may be difficult for any newby but maybe we could speed up the process of getting engineer status somehow. Verifying who is who though can be difficult at times and it would be helpful if new posters INTRODUCED THEMSELVES PROPERLY before asking any too technical questions.
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#6
In fairness, I have seen a lot of posts from people who openly admit to being sparks, and tbh I've wanted to post help because they have come across as being genuinely intelligent, well informed,and willing to learn and do things properly without cutting corners. But then you get people claiming to be engineers who haven't a scooby. People need to think that it benefits us all if the people getting help are the ones doing a proper job, helping cowboys is only helping them keep up their facade of "I can do fire alarms", while undercutting the guys offering quotes to do a proper job.
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#7
I know this isnt a fix...

But I know some forums that don't let people see all the content until they make a welcome post?

It would save the hit and runners
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#8
I regret putting down that I'm NICEIC on my application for engineering as it's only been the last 3 or 4 years and was to enable me to install supplies for alarm systems.
I think I'm now tarred with the electrician-wanna be fire engineer brush!
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#9
It's allways a tricky one with tec forums close shop and you member base dwindles away open forum your ideas and work get nicked
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#10
oooops well as this seems to have come from said post of mass removal of code, firemonkey is sorry for posting this first code for exchanging devices on the topic and thus i guess others followed on.. I honestly thought it was in the engineer section (colour dont always get noticed when viewing on phone / ipad)
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