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RustyCas

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Please be careful about hijacking topics. If you’re reading something and think “Oh, that reminds me...” then please start a new topic. There is no way to separate or duplicate a topic, and “deleting” the less-relevant posts is not an option (in my mind). We don’t want to lose valuable content just because it’s posted in a hijacked thread.

If you hit the Reply button and then think of something else, use the “Edit” feature to edit your original post if there haven’t been many additional replies.

Keep in mind this is not meant to be a real-time chat room. Since we don’t have a chat feature, you are welcome to start a new topic if there’s something you want to chat about, perhaps in the Lounge.

 


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It would also be helpful for anyone that does start a new post to make reference to the previous/related posting.

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I'm probably guilty and I apologise.  I will look carefully before posting next.
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That reminds me of the time that.....[biggrin]
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I dunno, I think if the original poster feels like they have missed out on some attention because of hijacking, then they could also start another thread. Conversations are organic. Why enforce segregation of topics?

I think we all agree that enforcement of segregation is a part of western history that we should leave there, as history. Its been a hard battle fighting for equality, you know? I was just reading into Bernie Sanders the other day. Christ, I'm surprised he didn't have a heart attack earlier with all that protesting he did during the fall of segregation. Anyone here 'feeling the Bern'? I dunno, I'm an Andrew Yang fan myself. Who is voting in the primaries?
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It‘s called “categorization”.... nothing to do with segregation. We have nearly 800 members and many more “visitors” to the site who are not registered. If they click on a “topic” and happen to land at the bottom, or scroll down, it’s confusing if what they‘re reading has nothing to do with the topic title. It can be confusing or a time waster for even active users.

Threads sometimes ’evolve’ and that’s usually OK, but when you have a topic with 80 posts and half of them are off-topic, then that’s a problem, and it can’t be fixed. Perhaps the biggest issue is the “hijack” contains important and very useful information that will never be seen by those who are not extremely active on the forum.

I’m as guilty as anyone of hijacking. We just all need to stay somewhat focused and post intentionally. 

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Well, IMHO, having two parallel topics going on in one thread is better than having one and a half topics in one thread, and half a topic in another thread.

Anyway, I guess I'll stop trying to make jokes.

Speaking of jokes, last year I started to do standup comedy on the side 1-2x/week.
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Originally Posted by RustyCas

Please be careful about hijacking topics. If you’re reading something and think “Oh, that reminds me...” then please start a new topic. There is no way to separate or duplicate a topic, and “deleting” the less-relevant posts is not an option (in my mind). We don’t want to lose valuable content just because it’s posted in a hijacked thread.

If you hit the Reply button and then think of something else, use the “Edit” feature to edit your original post if there haven’t been many additional replies.

Keep in mind this is not meant to be a real-time chat room. Since we don’t have a chat feature, you are welcome to start a new topic if there’s something you want to chat about, perhaps in the Lounge.



Rusty, I hope I am not the one that triggered this topic.  In the thread at https://www.machineryanalysis.org/post/sudden-hoffman-blower-looseness-10358742?&trail=15 I added text starting "I'm reminded of a similar machine I worked on several years ago that had a cracked foundation."  Your thread about hijacking occurred, coincidentally at about the same time.

I would not consider my comment to check the condition of the foundation to be hijacking, but rather potentially applicable to the stated problem.  The machine I was reminded of was a blower that had also been shutdown for plant wide maintenance, then on restart exhibited high vibration.  The cause was a cracked foundation, something that in the OP's thread had not been mentioned, nor had any pictures been supplied.

More importantly, only the OP can get out and visually and audibly examine the machine, and that is what I was suggesting.  I have found in my 50+ years of doing machinery diagnostics that the people who have followed in our footsteps are all too happy to remain in the control room with their instrumentation and hope to find resolution through squiggly lines on paper.

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John,

I suspect that the timing was purely coincidental.

Relaying our experiences is always a helpful part of the problem solving exercises that occur here and citing instances in the past is the best way (only way?) to do that. Our small world is full of John Lockes.

Speaking for myself, I sometimes cause the drift by adding a recollection of a similar instance or something that may or may not add value to the discussion.  Believe it or not, I actually am fairly successful a holding myself back. It could be much worse.

While not speaking for Rusty, I am also a moderator here and feel that this is just a reminder to us all that while the drift can be entertaining, our purpose is to help people solve problems and it sometimes distracts from that effort.  We have places to trade war stories and if our posts are not pertinent to the OP's issue, we should seek those places.
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Speaking of entertaining...  did you guys see that Tesla truck demo? 


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Speaking of entertaining...  did you guys see that Tesla truck demo? 




Yeah, brutal. I wonder if Rusty's algorithm could have predicted that fall in their stock price.
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