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How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Rikaitch
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How do I become a 'bright spark?"

I thought it might have been the number of posts, but others have less posts then me. I just want to look more important then I am  Grin
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VileReynard
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Quality counts for more than Quantity.... Smiley

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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

See this page on link:usertools
http://usertools.plus.net/tutorials/id/53
Chilly
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Regarding the quantity of posts, many (if not all) of the bright sparks will have originated over on PlusNet's old discussion forums, where they will have built up a more formidable number of posts - and they could have since just become more busy which means they don't have time to post much on these new forums any more. Becoming a bright spark though certainly isn't stringently to do with the number of posts a member has made, although I think there is a certain amount of correlation in it because you have to have posted a reasonable number of times to become noticed, nominated, etc..
James
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Quote from: Rikaitch
I thought it might have been the number of posts, but others have less posts then me. I just want to look more important then I am  Grin

I'm not a bright spark either Smiley
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

It can be arranged if you wish James, all we would need is completion of form P45.
Chilly
[Edited; Typo http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,2232.msg21999.html#msg21999]
fceluk
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

I'm going to get shot down for this but if you fully read
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,2152.0.html
you may not wish to be a Bright Spark  Wink
Just remember good advice can come from all sources
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Sorry, I must be missing the point of the above thread.
If it's saying a bright spark may not always be right, then of course. We're only human, and none of us always do. So common sense then really isn't it? As is "good advice can come from all sources".
So I fail to see why the OP wouldn't want to become one.
decomplexity
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

"Quality counts for more than Quantity.... "
Posters who get this the wrong way round  are branded as Dim Sparks
Zen from May 17. PN Business account from 2004 - 2017
fceluk
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

I am quite sure it is a very well deserved accolade and I frequently bow to the obvious superior knowledge of and detailed replies by many members of this forum, Bright Spark or not.
Personally I have been in the IT business for more years than I care to mention and I still learn from you guys.
Right....I'm off to the Hallamshire to have these bullets removed.
MikeWhitehead
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

I agree. I've only recently (July) graduated from Uni in Networking and Computer Support, and I feel this is a great place to learn things that I didn't know (even things that I wouldn't think that I would be interested in, such as telcom infrastructure etc).
I never say that I know everything, quite the contrary. However, I do like to help those who need assistance on a subject I am knowledgable about.
fceluk
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Quote from: PJ
If you're in the IT industry and you don't learn something new every day then it's time to retire.

I guess you are right PJ
Goodbye  Sad
fceluk
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

May I wish you luck Embarrassed
Rikaitch
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

Interesting perspective on the subject. I once had a student who stopped coming to my lessons. When someone asked him why, his reply was "I've learnt everything I think I need to learn."
I don't if if that made him more ignorant before or after.
VileReynard
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Re: How do I become a 'bright spark?"

He had learned wisdom.
He had learnt that knowledge is infinite
No matter how much he learnt,
The quantity he didn't know was infinitely greater.
Therefore, for him, he might as well be content with his limited learning.