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Being my 4500th post, I though I might have to have a spiel about being a Guru, which is a role which cdfreaks eventually evolve into.
Spiel: 1).To talk or say (something) at length or extravagantly.
If you've hung around at cdfreaks for over 4500 posts, you are either a very dedicated person, or just don't have anything better to do. I'd like to think that I fit into the former, but back to topic.
www.dictionary.com defines guru as the following.
guÂ·ru ( P ) Pronunciation Key (gr, g-r)
n. pl. guÂ·rus
[ol] A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea
- Hinduism & Tibetan Buddhism. A personal spiritual teacher.
- A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
- A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
[li]An expert, especially in "Unix
guru". Implies not[/li] only wizard
skill but also a history of being a knowledge
resource for others. Less often, used (with a qualifier) for
other experts on other systems
[/list] Now, I definately know I'm not Hindu or Tibetan, and I have the spirtuality of a true catholic (Ie: god is either dead or sadistic) and I lack the patience to even pass as a terrible teacher. Probably cross leader out, although dedication could possibly be confused with leadership for the dimmer among us
And I dunno how many people would trust someone they've never even met, or at least conversed .. hmmm. So that leaves Number 3, (3rd time lucky) A recognised leader in the field / an acknowledged and influential advocate or number 4), an expert.
At this point, I've been a dedicated burner since before 1998 (OMFG that's 7 years), I've experienced countless issues, solved & of course coasters & general pizza baking. I'd like to think that I know everything. Of course, a true guru also knows that there is also plenty more to learn and only the ignorant believe they know everything. But at the same time, it's great to be able to solve virtually all problems myself without depending on someone else, but the good thing is that I can give the benefit of everything I've learned back to the cdfreak community, as there really isn't much point knowing how to do something, if you never need to do it twice
I've contributed alot to cdfreaks over the last few years, with my high quality (no, stop laughing right now! ) and of course, cdfreaks has taught me alot of stuff too, as newbies always bring some new issue, which is more often than not, finally discovered as being an old issue wearing a mr potato moustache and funny hat.
I will embrace guru hood, with arms wide open, and will hopefully continue to inspire even the lowliest noobs into becoming fully fledged, learned CDfreaks!
[/b]I'd like to thank everyone on cdfreaks for the great community it is, and for making it a great place to be.
And that concludes the spiel.
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