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Old 11-19-2018, 10:56 AM   #1
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1,000 Post Guru

So I am noticing that this my 1,000 post on here. A Guru. Um, ok. Taking an honest look at my Guru efforts I find:

Of the 1,000 posts about 300 of them concern "The Burgee" although others have told me it seems like a lot more. Many more.

Of the 700 remaining, 500 were useless drivel outside "The Burgee" thread(s). Usually a silly response to an animated GIF or meme.

Of the 200 remaining posts 198 were me asking actual questions about my boat to which I got good, helpful, knowledgeable, replies. Thanks to those that did.

That leaves 2 posts that prove out my "Guru" status. In one post I offered up the wonderful suggestion that a guy get a survey before he buys a used boat. The other one was suggesting video editing software to someone asking for ideas.

That's it. Some Guru. I appreciate everyone putting up with me!
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:12 AM   #2
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I have been wondering how one becomes a "guru".

So I just need to post, add my two cents, one cent, go for free!
Drivel and drool
And perhaps one day if I am lucky, bored, have enough time to respond to all posts (whether I know what Im talking about or not); I can aspire to "guru".

So I am challenged. Wohoo....something to do as winter begins to think about coming.

Tim

But honestly, I so enjoy and learn so much from this forum; guru or not, I like the information and laughter.
Thank you.
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:57 AM   #3
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Of the 1,000 posts about 300 of them concern "The Burgee" although others have told me it seems like a lot more. Many more.
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and the 300 doesn't even include the many, many, many PMs & emails re the Burgee
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:28 PM   #4
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You are a guru, but you are THE burgee guru. Trawlers? Eh.

Just givin' you hard time, congrats.
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Old 11-19-2018, 03:48 PM   #5
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Congratulations!
And now the Burgee Guru also. You set a very high bar.

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Old 11-19-2018, 04:00 PM   #6
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I don't have 1,000 posts and I am a "Guru". Did I sneak in under the bar? When I retire in a few years I am shooting for Master/Commander status and will buy one of those little Captains hats with scrambled eggs to mark the occassion.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:01 PM   #7
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I think guru kicks in at 500 posts.
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Guru is something like an expert and you probably know the definition.
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:59 PM   #9
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Old 11-19-2018, 07:24 PM   #10
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I think guru kicks in at 500 posts.
Believe you are correct if not sooner. I guess I worded it poorly. The 1,000 post just was a bench mark but not necessary for the Guru moniker.

As you can see I am off to 2,000 much like I got to 1,000.
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Believe you are correct if not sooner. I guess I worded it poorly. The 1,000 post just was a bench mark but not necessary for the Guru moniker.

As you can see I am off to 2,000 much like I got to 1,000.
Well you would be surprised how quickly it arrives.
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I believe the guru status is for posts not boat advice. After 1000 post I am sure you are a guru at managing posts, pictures, attachments, PM’s, and other forum behavior. Looking forward to your next 1000 posts.��
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1806, gooroo, from Hindi guru "teacher, priest," from Sanskrit guru-s "one to be honored, teacher," from guru- "venerable, worthy of honor," literally "heavy, weighty," from PIE root *gwere- (1) "heavy." Generalized sense of "mentor" is from 1940 (in H.G. Wells); sense of "expert in something" first recorded c. 1966 in Canadian English in reference to Marshall McLuhan.


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Old 11-20-2018, 09:41 AM   #14
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I don't have 1,000 posts and I am a "Guru". Did I sneak in under the bar? When I retire in a few years I am shooting for Master/Commander status and will buy one of those little Captains hats with scrambled eggs to mark the occassion.


Yeah! I want the Master and Commander status too! Lol. Or maybe El Coquistador. Or maybe Village Idiot.
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