My Reason For Being Here

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    My name is Frank Sanoica. I have just become a member. A friend and co-worker from long ago told me I might enjoy being a member.

    My friend was a relation to my father's employee, in Chicago. My dad was a great guy, full of wisdom, earned
    the hard way. He was born and grew up on Chicago's south side.

    My father worked very diligently for his company, and became a supervisor over a research and development group which was called upon to build a machine able to greatly reduce manufacturing costs. He inherited the position after the engineer who began the project decided to leave the company. This story was told to me numerous times by my dad. He died in 2004. I want very much to live up to his expectations of me. I am also an engineer, thanks to his urging. I am not sure where to start. I have not yet studied the forum contents, so my intro here will just have to get things going.

    Thank you for having me. FS
     
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    Welcome to the forum Frank I hope you enjoy your time here and find something of interest, we are a friendly group of mature folks with a wide range of interests and from my experience easy going and fun to be with. Look forward to hearing more about your life and interests.
     
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    Welcome Frank from London England... and giving us a little insight into your background...think you'll like it here.
     
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    Welcome Frank. I think you'll like it here.
     
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    Hi Frank. You'll enjoy it here.
     
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    Thanks for joining us Frank. :) Welcome! and enjoy your time here.
     
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    Hi Frank, welcome to the club! I'm looking forward to hearing more from you.:)
     
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    Welcome to the forum Frank from California, although my heart belongs to Chicago where I was married and had my 2 children....North side though. :)
     
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    Welcome, Frank!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I hope you'll like it here.
     
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    It's a great place Frank. :)
     
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    Welcome, @Frank Sanoica ! So, now, you have got us all curious about just which member here are you a friend and former co-worker with, that invited you to the forum.
    So far, no one has stepped up and said "Glad you finally made it", or words to that effect, and I think that most of us are all guessing who your friend might be.
    Looking forward to more posts, and finding clues to our new "forum puzzle" .
    Yvonne
     
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    First of all, how to thank all of you, individually, for spending time on a newcomer! Collectively, I thank you all; I am moved. My coworker I do not believe is a member. He spotted the forum while doing a search related to seniors, I think. He asked me specifically to say little, should I decide to jump in. Pretty private fellow, but considering his long life of difficulty, I must respect that. I know of no other who has spun in circles as long as he.
    A bit more about me, being an engineer makes for a rather shaky ride in forums not designated as technically-oriented. We think, evaluate to excess, hold off decision making, are often introverted (I certainly am), and often pessimistic (ditto). My little wife hates it, but has been an able help over the long road with her down to earth ability to weigh things for their value.
    I need to really look the place over. Not an experienced forum goer, or whatever the usual term would be, are each of the various categories presented called "forums" too, or are they categories? I have plenty to learn.
    Thank you all for the kind welcomes! I will try to make my stay useful, but how, I cannot say. FS

    In looking things over, I saw that someone has "tagged" my thread. Will someone tell me what that means, and how is it achieved? Thank you for helping.
     
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    Well that's certainly an impressive reply!
     
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    The categories are the larger headings, the ones in capitals: Forum Administration & Notices, Education & Entertainment, Getting It Done, Hot Button Issues, I Remember When, On The Lighter Side, Ourselves & Others, and Off Topic.

    The ones beneath them are also called forums, although I try to refer to them as sub-forums so as not to confuse things. Within each sub-forum are the threads, and each thread consists of posts.
     
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    Facetious, or you really mean that? I scare easily.......no offense meant, please be aware. Just surprised me! I have been told I am a complicated guy, and the more times I have tried self-analysis, the foggier I got!
     
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    I didn't mean to imply anything offensive. You have a way with words.
     
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    Our @Chrissy Page is really an angel, and she only meant her comment in the best of ways, @Frank Sanoica , you can rest assured of that.
    If we come across like a group of cats eyeing a can of tuna fish; it is only because we are glad to have you here in the forum, and waiting (patiently?) for you to join in the conversations here.
    You are well-spoken, and have an excellent way of presenting yourself, and I am sure that you will add some interesting ideas and perhaps some intriguing questions to our forum posts.
    So......again.......welcome !
     
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    @Frank Sanoica I don't have a mean bone in my body. I was just intrigued with your introduction and am excited to have you on board. Sometimes I don't phrase things right, sorry. :)
     
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    Welcome, Frank... Hope you'll like it here. @Ken Anderson , technical question here... how can Frank have written a number of replies in this thread alone and still be showing as "0 messages?"
     
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    I may have set the Introductions thread up so that messages posted here don't count. I don't remember doing that but I do remember thinking about it, so I may have. I'll check later, when I get a chance.
     
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    if somone has 'tagged'' you in a thread it means they have specifically mentioned you by name in their post on a thread, usually but not always in reply to something you may have previously posted.

    To achieve this one would first press the @ key ...followed immediately with the first 3 or 4 letters of the users name..then a little boc will appear underneath your reply with the the suggestion of the users' name of whom you may be quoting..you just click on this and it will appear in the reply box in RED

    for example...If I was to reply or quote you I would post @Frank Sanoica (make no space after the @ sign)

    It's not necessary to use this way to quote or reply to anyone, but it does give you notice at the top of the page that another member has replied directly to a previous comment you've made on a thread.. and the fact that your name stands out in RED means you can see the reply straight away even if they've been many posts between your last post and the reply...

    Clear?...Mud?>>> brain hurt yet?>>LOL ...it'll all become very clear before long..it takes a little while to get used to everything on a new forum, but just ask any of us if you get stuck with anything at all..and we'll do our best to help!
     
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    I was pretty certain you meant it in a positive way; it's my Chicago-bred paranoia showing.....:(. Had ton study a lot of Technical English in Electronics School, and my writing style is known to be more like a technical manual than creative.....what a mess my autobiography would be! Thank you for yet another kind remark....how many times throughout life I've wished I had a way with the ladies, instead of with words! Terribly introverted. FS
     
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    I lived in Chicago in the early 70's but moved to the suburbs a few years later. McHenry county mostly.
     
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