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#1158663 - 03/06/09 06:37 PM Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings
RPD Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 961
Loc: Kalamazoo Michigan
I am hoping for a more professional and courteous discourse, relating to the postings at the Forums. Since I too have played a part in the whole unfortunate debate about PTG vs. non-PTG technicians, I now submit this pledge in hopes of a higher outcome.

PLEDGE: The argument is over. I will henceforth seek mutual, respectful understanding with all of those members who may disagree with me, and work diligently toward a better, kinder communication.

There you have it my friends. Who will join me in this pledge? Who will add or amend it to make it better. Lets get together on this. We'll all win if we can all move forward together as respected collegues.

It doesn't matter if even one person replies, because now I am free.

See you in cyberspace.

Warmly, RPD smile
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#1158682 - 03/06/09 06:59 PM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: RPD]
Ron Alexander Offline
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Registered: 06/17/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: North Carolina
I pledge to wear only cotton drawers when reading and replying to threads. The polyester and wool undergarments tend to make one...shall we say edgy. smirk
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#1158695 - 03/06/09 07:18 PM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: RPD]
Supply Offline
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 3919
Loc: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
I'm in.

Now about those DIYers.... burn
Just kidding.
Somewhat.

You touch on something very elemental, RPD. That is this:

Our enemies are not other piano technicians. Our enemies are the declining attitudes in society regarding culture, which equate music making (in our case piano playing) to a consumer commodity instead of an activity. Public apathy is our common enemy, not only because we derive our livelihood from tuning and repairing pianos, but also for the sake of the health of our society's culture.

If we spend less energy fighting amongst ourselves and unite in directing that energy toward raising more awareness of the benefits of piano playing, the (Piano) World could be a better place.
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#1158790 - 03/06/09 10:01 PM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: Supply]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
I'm in too. Although, I'm afraid that Ryan might be a bit disappointed as he was seeming to really be enjoying himself in reading all of that stuff. wink

We should be more focused on what we can do to better create more jobs for ourselves, better educate our customers, do more rewarding work for our clients and we should all get along with one another.

Sure, occasional disagreements are bound to happen, it's a part of life but, it should never get to far out of hand.

I'm glad you chose to stick around too Rick. I thought about leaving here myself as well but had received a few private IM's asking me not to leave so I chose to stick with it as well.

We certainly don't want to turn this into a fighting forum that's for sure. smile

Great thread Rick.
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#1158819 - 03/06/09 11:13 PM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: Jerry Groot RPT]
RPD Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 961
Loc: Kalamazoo Michigan
Thank you! I have high hopes and this is encouraging...

As for my part, I fully expect to be held accountable to my standard in this pledge...so, you may all bust me if I stray...:-)

RPD
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#1161214 - 03/11/09 11:30 AM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: RPD]
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Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 4231
Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada
Sorry Rick,
I am coming to this thread a bit late, because of other duties. But count me in too. Keep your hopes up!
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#1161276 - 03/11/09 01:20 PM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8585
Loc: Georgia, USA
Okay, I’m in too. I promise not to post anything on this forum that may sound like I know anything at all about piano technology when I know I have only scratched the surface grin. I promise to be swift to hear and slow to speak.

But my pianos sure do sound good and play good since I’ve been visiting this forum. thumb

Take care,

Rickster
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#1161618 - 03/12/09 12:35 AM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: Rickster]
Dave Stahl Offline
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Registered: 05/06/07
Posts: 1645
Rick,

Count me in. More energy towards positive aspects of the piano and goodwill to all involved in furthering those positive things will help everyone here (and in the World-at-large).

Good music on your "My Space" website. Keep it up!
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#1161724 - 03/12/09 09:11 AM Re: Pledge: Professionalism and respect in postings [Re: Dave Stahl]
RPD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 961
Loc: Kalamazoo Michigan
Thanks for visiting, Dave! We're working on another recording project, hopefully to complete by Fall 09...its happening in what qualifies as our free time LOL!

TO EVERYBODY: Thanks everybody, for your support here. The overall vibe is elevating, and I think our collective thread here is at least a little bit of the reason.

Cheers, All! RPD



Edited by RPD (03/12/09 09:24 AM)
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