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The new members introduction thread.

Discussion in 'Intros & Off Topic' started by British Post, Jan 14, 2009.

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  1. alexsanjaya

    alexsanjaya New Member

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    Hi everyone, FNG here :) from Indonesia.

    I've recently been searching for something in Google (already forgot what), and stumble upon this forum, and I've decided to join in :cool:
     
  2. DocIllinois

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    Prior service active US Army and Army Guard Infantry officer.

    I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic and own a small health care business, and collect guitars as a hobby.

    Looking for a military discussion forum with a more international membership and perspective. Lurking for now.
     
  3. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Hi alexsanjaya & DocIllinois welcome to the Forum. We hope that you enjoy your time here and look forward to your contribution. Please take the time to read the rules.
     
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  4. CoolerMaster

    CoolerMaster New Member

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    Hi all I am prior service. I have served in 2 different militaries and in 2 different branches. I prefer not to say which ones at the moment, other than one was big and one was small.
    Here to learn and talk about military point of interest.

    Currently busying myself on a series of short military recognition videos. I have completed about 70 of a grand total of almost 500. I hope I will get them all finished but who knows. I think it will take me about 18 months to complete that many.

    Thanks all and see you in the forums.
     
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  5. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    G'day CoolerMaster and welcome to the forum. We hope that you enjoy your time here and look forward to your contribution. Please take the time to read the rules.
     
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    CoolerMaster New Member

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    I have been doing that. Thanks for the welcome.
     
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  7. The Puss MK3

    The Puss MK3 New Member

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    G'day

    Former regular poster as The Puss / The Puss MK 2 (I'm terrible at keeping track of accounts)

    I took a break from all things defence related when I left the R.A.N with 14 years service, 7 odd years ago and became a nurse.

    Had a look at the R.A.N thread and it looks like a lot of the old guys are still around so it will be interesting to lurk around a little bit.

    Cheers
     
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  8. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    G'day and welcome back. Thought that you'd been quiet for a while. Always good to have an old salt onboard because definitely raises the quality of the membership. :D
     
  9. Outbackpack

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    G'day everyone, my names Joe and I runrun a small business in central Qld that specialises in custom manufacture of Bags, Packs and pouches of all kinds for military and hunting use. Just here toto keep on top of current issues and to talk to serving and former members of the defence forces to help design products that are missing in the market that can make life in the field that little bit better
     
  10. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    @Outbackpack Welcome to the Forum. I strongly recommend that you read the rules, especially Rule Number 1:
    1. Do not use these forums for any commercial purpose - no solicitation of funds, no advertising, and no solicitation for goods or services.
    I have already had to delete your signature for that reason. If you wish to advertise your services, please contact the Webmaster.
     
  11. SMC

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    G'day all,

    Served in the Reserves in the 80's and currently working for an Emergency Service Organisation in Victoria. I've been a long time reader of this forum and have finally made the jump to being a member.

    Thanks for allowing me to join.

    Cheers
     
  12. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    G'day @SMC welcome to the forum. Since you're a long time lurker you'll know the protocols etc. We look forward to you contributions and have fun.
     
  13. Boatteacher

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    I'm hoping a moderator will pick this up as I didn't want to continue the OT discussion in the main forum pages.
    I'm trying to work out how to private message.

    I was told that you click on the persons 'identification' and a box comes up with a "start a conversation" link.
    When I do that, it's not there. The line goes straight from "media page" to "follow" without the conversation link, or a gap where it should be.

    Obviously something is wrong, but is it me or you? : )
     
  14. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Ok, no probs. I see what's happened and easily sorted and not you because it depends upon what you are using. I use a PC so that's how I generally access conversations because I find it quicker. On the top right of the DT page you should see you user name:
    Coversations instructions.jpg
    Since I am using a PC with a mouse if I right click on my user name, this drop down menu appears:
    Coversations instructions1.jpg
    By clicking on Conversations (circled in red) I will then be taken to the conversations page.

    The other way i can do this is to click on my user name and then it ill take me to my profile page. On the left hand side of the profile page this set of options are shown:
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    By clicking on the appropriate Conversations sub menu (circled in red) I will be taken to the appropriate page.

    Hope this helps.

    NG.
     
  15. Boatteacher

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply NG
    I also am on a PC.

    Your first alternative comes up as advertised. But if I want, for instance, to PM you, I can't see how it lets me start a conversation from scratch.

    And the underlying cause of my problem may be reinforced in the second option where, when I go through those steps, I only get a "view conversations" option, not a "start a conversation" one.

    Thanks
     
  16. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    That is no problem.

    Ok. In the the graphics above, I use the 02-DT-Material-Sport-NEW Style for my browser which is Google Chrome, so in the Personal Details it says "New Conversation". When I change to the old style Default Style it says "Start a New Conversation" as shown below:
    Coversations instructions3.jpg

    If you still can't see the "New Conversation" or "Start a New Conversation" button then you may have a browser issue, so it may pay to update your browser. try that and see what happens.

    NG.
     
  17. At lakes

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    Morning All from the South East of Victoria where i retired after serving with the RNZAF / New Zealand Defence Department then the NSW Police Communications and the Tasmanian Police and last the Australia Tax Office as a Debt Collector.
    My interests are mainly Military Aviation and Naval assets with a passing interest with the Army Assets and
    I have just finished writing two books and now my only problem is finding some one silly enough to publish them.
     
  18. ngatimozart

    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    G'day, or more appropriately kia ora @At lakes . Welcome to the forum and nice to have another Kiwi onboard, although your last job may strike fear into the hearts of some of our Aussie posters :D Ah well aren't they all descended from criminals anyway :D. Good luck with having your two books published. What are the topics? Anyway we look forward to your contributions to the ongoing discussions and please take time to familiarise yourself with the rules.