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#226322 1-Jan-2018 20:35
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I think this is a nice topic.


Not everyone here a geek, Only today, or maybe last night someone said they don't work in IT


We have many OT threads. Ive crossed swords with a few, but what I like is that on another unrelated topics, we agree. I give +1 they give +1. Here is it mature.


We can get our wet tea towels ready for 20 paces or agree elsewhere. 


For me, that adds a HUGE amount of value in discussions, it matters not if we disagree, but Ive been here a while and there is a LOT of common sense. So while we see a LOT of bias on some topics, if we all happened to meet, I am 100% sure it would be all smiles


(But ill bring wet tea towels just in case :-)


Happy New Year


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  #1927763 1-Jan-2018 20:43
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freitasm: Because I have to?

 

LOL, yes you do!!!


 
 
 
 


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  #1927764 1-Jan-2018 20:45
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I actually made many friends over the years, people I interact with IRL. Cool people, here in NZ and overseas
Also some cool people I only interact online.




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  #1927765 1-Jan-2018 20:47
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Robust discussions where I often learn new stuff (and hopefully I contribute something every now and then as well!).

 

Useful info from people 'in the know' (e.g. reps from telcos).

 

My Ubiqiuti WiFi is managed by a cloud controller kindly managed by a Geekzone member. Without Geekzone I would probably still be battling crap WiFi.

 

Thanks @freitasm!


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I like the green thing at the top of the page that tells me how many pages I have viewed in the last 30 days. max so far 167!


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  #1927785 1-Jan-2018 21:35
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netspanner:

I like the green thing at the top of the page that tells me how many pages I have viewed in the last 30 days. max so far 167!



What is this green thing of which you speak?

I love the wide range of content and generally robust discussions.

Having met some of you at GZ nights I know you’re all great peeps too!

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  #1927792 1-Jan-2018 21:48
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tdgeek:

 

(But ill bring wet tea towels just in case :-)

 

 

a shame there wasn't another towel this year eh? ;)

 

 

 

gz gives me something to do, even the boss appreciates it!





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I tend to avoid the overly political or heated conversations, I get tired of those, some people like to troll, and that gets out of hand.

 

but what I really love and why I visit geekzone daily (and usually have it open on one of my 3 monitors at most times) is the technology and fun things Ive learnt here.  I got started in home automation here, had lots of interactions about automated vacuums, heatpumps etc.  talks about home theatre pcs.  

 

i like to play with toys so if anyone mentions a new toy here that i'd like, theyre usually a friend for life :)


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It's a well managed site, and well moderated, so you can have an adult discussion. There's the off-topic for everything else.

 

It's a testament to the quality of moderation that companies feel confident enough that they can be officially represented here.

 

Which has been of benefit to me on more than one occasion.

 

Plus all the other expertise on tap here from all the gurus who contribute to this site.

 

 

 

 


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Well i like Geekzone because you can learn so much , i am 53  we never had computers at school growing up at my high school.

 

I have a Computer Lounge built PC  thanks to Geekzone advice

 

I have my Bedroom and Lounge TVs hooked up via cat something cables and Amazon Fire TVs watching USA Netflix and Amazon Prime

 

I have a Amazon Echo and an Amazon Dot 

 

I recently added Lifx light bulbs to my Echo/dot set up

 

Plus there is much more i have learned from these pages , thats why i subscribe to Geekzone

 

 

 

Thank you

 

freitasm

 

And all your helpers

 

 


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For me there are many aspects but what it ultimately all comes down to is I enjoy the company. There are so many helpful and well-informed people here from whom I have learned so much. I have also discovered the existence of many useful things that I didn't previously know about. Geekzone is a permanent learning experience. I also enjoy the debates, though some do get out of hand, but that's what the moderators are for. Overall the tone here is very high. Again, it comes back to the company. Life would be less interesting without Geekzone. 

 

 





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For the wealth of knowledge everyone has, which is shared with the GZ community!

 

I initially joined after a Google search for help on my Sky set up and have learned a whole lot on heaps of stuff, so thank you guys laughing


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  #1928022 2-Jan-2018 12:22
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The community; the New Zealand subreddit is horribly toxic where as Geekzone is more chilled out with zero drama and BS which makes the whole experience pleasant.





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  #1928068 2-Jan-2018 14:38
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I just like helping people and have met some pretty awesome people from here. Without Geekzone I wouldn't be currently in the US on my way to CES next week.





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There aren't many NZ-based communities (for tech or otherwise), and as mentioned above the few that exist are rather ridiculously toxic or filled with 14 year olds.

I lurk a lot more than post nowdays but I've always found Geekzone to be great for advice or even just a bit of a laugh.





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