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Old 03-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
 
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I hope this doesn't come across as one of those "favorite poster" threads...but I am interested to know who our resident experts are in any and every subject. We have some members who are extremely knowledgeable. This is meant to be less of a shout-out thread and more of a resource for whom to seek out if we have a question about a certain subject. Does that make sense? Really I just think it could be an interesting thread, as long as no one feels slighted. Thing is, I'm not sure how we'd vet the list. If someone fancies her/himself an expert on something but no one else does, obviously that person wouldn't qualify. Should we take an informal vote? Then I could keep a list in this first post and update it as needed. Thoughts?

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Writing, grammar, vocabulary, etc - Claudine and Mrs Poppers
Food/cooking - Saria
Political Science - Yossarian
Mac makeup - Rouquinne
Pit bulls -Claudine
Wildlife law - Gekko
Makeup/Brows - TNB
Trader Joe's - RedCeltiCurls
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Fibromyalgia, magenisum and mMigraines - Crimsonshedemon
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I think this is a good idea TNB. There are some curlies I know who knows there stuff, but i always forget who is who.
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I hope this doesn't come across as one of those "favorite poster" threads...but I am interested to know who our resident experts are in any and every subject. We have some members who are extremely knowledgeable. This is meant to be less of a shout-out thread and more of a resource for whom to seek out if we have a question about a certain subject. Does that make sense? Really I just think it could be an interesting thread, as long as no one feels slighted. Thing is, I'm not sure how we'd vet the list. If someone fancies her/himself an expert on something but no one else does, obviously that person wouldn't qualify. Should we take an informal vote? Then I could keep a list in this first post and update it as needed. Thoughts?

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Writing, grammar, vocabulary, etc - Claudine
Therein lies the rub. But, that's not to say it shouldn't move forward. It does have more merit than the "favorite poster" popularity threads, but NC admins may have problems with an "expert" listing, in the event that an "expert" gives advice, which then goes awry for someone who follows it. I dunno...we live in such a litigious society these days.

I won't even be mad that you left me off the grammar nazi list.
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I also think that any "experts"--self-proclaimed or otherwise--should explain what makes them "expert." For example, I am an expert in my previous career because I have a degree and 10 years' experience in practice. Of course, I expect that that "expertise" will diminish now that I'm no longer practicing and don't keep up with continuing education, which I think should also be included in the "expert" rating, where appropriate.

Perhaps I'm over-thinking things...I just don't like the thought of a list of "experts--some of whom really aren't and may be disseminating bogus or outdated and potentially harmful info...which does happen quite often on the Internet.

ETA: Typo correction: Changed harmless to harmful...otherwise, my ranting makes even less sense...I know, I know...not possible.

Expert in sewing? I'll take your word for it. Expert in chemistry? I'm gonna need you to back that thing up.
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I vote Yossarian in the Political Science/Public Affairs arena
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Oh, I think mrs. poppers is probably better with grammar details than I am, but I can phrase things well, I think (but thank you!).

You (TNB) are the makeup and eyebrow expert.

Gekko is the wildlife law expert.
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I second that one, juanab! Yossarian saved my but a few months ago before a big final!
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I also think that any "experts"--self-proclaimed or otherwise--should explain what makes them "expert." For example, I am an expert in my previous career because I have a degree and 10 years' experience in practice. Of course, I expect that that "expertise" will diminish now that I'm no longer practicing and don't keep up with continuing education, which I think should also be included in the "expert" rating, where appropriate.

Perhaps I'm over-thinking things...I just don't like the thought of a list of "experts--some of whom really aren't and may be disseminating bogus or outdated and potentially harmless info...which does happen quite often on the Internet.

Expert in sewing? I'll take your word for it. Expert in chemistry? I'm gonna need you to back that thing up.
True enough, but like you said it happens a lot. I doubt anyone on nc.com would stake life and limb on anything said here. Most of us know to take information from the Internet with a grain of salt.
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TNB for makeup.

Yossarian for pol sci.

saria for food.

i think life experience can make soem one an expert as well. somefolks we just know is good at things because they have been doing it so long and post about it so i think they can be trusted.
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I also think that any "experts"--self-proclaimed or otherwise--should explain what makes them "expert." For example, I am an expert in my previous career because I have a degree and 10 years' experience in practice. Of course, I expect that that "expertise" will diminish now that I'm no longer practicing and don't keep up with continuing education, which I think should also be included in the "expert" rating, where appropriate.

Perhaps I'm over-thinking things...I just don't like the thought of a list of "experts--some of whom really aren't and may be disseminating bogus or outdated and potentially harmless info...which does happen quite often on the Internet.

Expert in sewing? I'll take your word for it. Expert in chemistry? I'm gonna need you to back that thing up.
True enough, but like you said it happens a lot. I doubt anyone on nc.com would stake life and limb on anything said here. Most of us know to take information from the Internet with a grain of salt.
With a few hundred grains of pink himalayan salt. (I'm gonna try this and it better be good!)
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And honestly, if i need info on somethings, i ask here first. just googling something gives out so much info you are not sure which is true or not. what to trust or not. for me asking here first, i atleast get a better idea of where to begin.

and i would like to nominate myself as an expert in zombies and surviving the zombie apocylpse. i can back up my expertise with the fact i have watched almost every zombie movie ever made.
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Jeepy's really good at selling stuff, and rou is our MAC queen.

RCW knows about weird shoes and bras. RCC is all things Trader Joe's.
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I also think that any "experts"--self-proclaimed or otherwise--should explain what makes them "expert." For example, I am an expert in my previous career because I have a degree and 10 years' experience in practice. Of course, I expect that that "expertise" will diminish now that I'm no longer practicing and don't keep up with continuing education, which I think should also be included in the "expert" rating, where appropriate.

Perhaps I'm over-thinking things...I just don't like the thought of a list of "experts--some of whom really aren't and may be disseminating bogus or outdated and potentially harmless info...which does happen quite often on the Internet.

Expert in sewing? I'll take your word for it. Expert in chemistry? I'm gonna need you to back that thing up.
True enough, but like you said it happens a lot. I doubt anyone on nc.com would stake life and limb on anything said here. Most of us know to take information from the Internet with a grain of salt.
Most of us. But, how many "I have <insert symptom here>....what do you think it is?...should I see a doctor?" threads have we seen here?

There are lots of teens and impressionable, gullible adults here. I'm just putting my thoughts on the matter out there...no one has to pay them any mind. I'm often the voice of the unpopular opinion...I'm the expert in that arena, lol.
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Spidey, you so crazy.
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I'm comfortable with thelio being the zombie expert. She may get some stiff competition, though.

(Okay, I am laughing, but I do apologize.)
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I also think that any "experts"--self-proclaimed or otherwise--should explain what makes them "expert." For example, I am an expert in my previous career because I have a degree and 10 years' experience in practice. Of course, I expect that that "expertise" will diminish now that I'm no longer practicing and don't keep up with continuing education, which I think should also be included in the "expert" rating, where appropriate.

Perhaps I'm over-thinking things...I just don't like the thought of a list of "experts--some of whom really aren't and may be disseminating bogus or outdated and potentially harmless info...which does happen quite often on the Internet.

Expert in sewing? I'll take your word for it. Expert in chemistry? I'm gonna need you to back that thing up.
True enough, but like you said it happens a lot. I doubt anyone on nc.com would stake life and limb on anything said here. Most of us know to take information from the Internet with a grain of salt.
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That's called dry brining and it's good with plain kosher or sea salt. That's how I prepare my steaks exclusively anymore. I also coat them with a layer of garlic first (not sure if it really penetrates), then a thick-ish layer of kosher salt and let sit for a minimum of 15 mins, depending upon the thickness of the meat. I also mix in smoked sea salt with the kosher.
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Can I nominate murr in being a sexy sexy/.gif expert?

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I think when it comes to the "medical experts" its mainly life experience. unless we have some nurse/doctors on here that i didnt know about. but usually when someone has medical ailments the advice they get is "go to the doctors, please, NOW!!!" so i see nothing worng with that. i ask medical questions to get a better idea of things to ask my doctor. instead of going through 40 questions and mybe unessecary test. i get get to the meat of the issue. if that makes sense.

oh and if anyone needs to know about donating bone marrow, i'm your girl (or woman, lady person, whatever!)

and i vote ninja/claudine for all things pit bulls!
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That is an honor I gladly accept (although I sure wish I knew a lot more).

Thank you.
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We did have a doctor here for a while, but I think she's only on the new improved say it thread. I can't recall her name. She also liked purses a lot.
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