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ebuild is sad to announce its closure - it has become too time and resource intensive to develop, manage and maintain.

However, ebuild will remain on-line in archive mode (ie no posting facilties) for several weeks so that users can use it as an information resource.

There's A New Mod In Town!


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#1 admin

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:31 PM

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I would just like to express a warm welcome to ebuild's newest Mod - recoveringacademic (RA).

As some of you will be aware, RA has completed a number of 'check lists' on ebuild which are proving to be popular. RA will be using his new Mod 'powers' to edit and keep these check lists up to date (and to keep one eye out for evil spammers).

As RA probably has at least another 3000+ check lists to complete, this should also help keep him quiet for a while ;)

So please keep an eye out on the check list index:

http://www.ebuild.co...ex-and-summary/

#2 ConstructionChannel

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:35 PM

Congratulations :D
couldn't have gone to a better candidate. :)

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:48 PM

Seconded, always a good read and humorous more often than not too.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:39 AM

We couldn't think of any other way of controlling him so, applying the old Service dictum, it was decided to challenge his behaviour by testing his capacity for self control by promoting the troublemaker to a position of responsibility. :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:15 AM

I'm thinking of this as the perfect opportunity to get on with developing checklists by doing a bit of legwork (reading and collating) and then getting out of the way - let the experts tell it like it is.

#6 SteamyTea

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:45 AM

Doesn't the Peter's Principle come into play?

X is an unknown quantity and spurt is a drip under pressure.

Lists are good.

Well done.

Edited by joiner, 27 January 2016 - 08:36 AM.


#7 recoveringacademic

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 08:59 AM

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Managing and collating the on line inspiration of others is what I used to do professionally. The on line environment is a hostile place for people to learn - and God knows I need to learn this building stuff. So I'm doing this because I need to if I'm to keep what's left of my hair and sanity.

The good on line company, the new local personal contacts, and risque humour are a huge help. Provided you don't mind comments from Welsh Plumbers, and the inhabitants of Saffron Walden that is.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:01 AM

Welsh plumbers have their use - allegedly, although I'm open to argument until he buys that pint.

#9 Nickfromwales

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:08 AM

Ok ok. I'll bloody PayPal you the £3
:D :D :D
Ian, you now have the power to edit my posts ( so don't feel any pressure to make me sound more intellectual ok ;) ).
With this place being as busy as it is, having another gun is handy.
Regards, Nick.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:26 AM

Could we have a checklist for identifying the perfect plot. There's been a lot of hopes dashed and money lost in hopeless quests.

Also a checklist on insulation, u-values and installation etc
Air tightness and how to achieve it?

Has my wife's says, don't spend all day on that computer, do try and get the house built!

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:32 AM

Ian, well done mate,Like the comments above, could not have gone to a better chap. Now that you have control over us you just need to get control over those newts :).

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:40 AM

It was the newts who pleaded with us to take him. Can't think why. :ph34r:

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:55 AM

View PostTriassic, on 27 January 2016 - 09:26 AM, said:

Could we have a checklist for identifying the perfect plot. There's been a lot of hopes dashed and money lost in hopeless quests.

Also a checklist on insulation, u-values and installation etc
Air tightness and how to achieve it?

Has my wife's says, don't spend all day on that computer, do try and get the house built!
No pressure then, Ian. :o
:D

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:42 AM

And write a standard for the checklist so that we can ensure compliance, together with a schedule of sanctions if breached?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 11:59 AM

View PostNickfromwales, on 27 January 2016 - 09:08 AM, said:

Ok ok. I'll bloody PayPal you the £3
:D :D :D
Ian, you now have the power to edit my posts ( so don't feel any pressure to make me sound more intellectual ok ;) ).

He's good but he's not that good :D

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 12:14 PM

View PostTriassic, on 27 January 2016 - 09:26 AM, said:

Could we have a checklist for identifying the perfect plot. There's been a lot of hopes dashed and money lost in hopeless quests.

[...later....]

Has my wife's says, don't spend all day on that computer, do try and get the house built!

Triassic, the checklists depend for their content on a series of threads which develop over time. That engagement - exchange of ideas - point and counter point is what creates the checklist(s): not me. It's a whole host of expert and inexpert discussion which is the core of exercise.

Importantly, that exchange also validates (to some degree: the checklist is never foolproof) the content. That's why I reference the comments.

All I do is pick the comments up and drop them in some sort of order, and then do my best to get out of the way. I'm not trying to make a point myself. I'm in it because I am having to learn really fast. And I know from long professional experience in online teaching and learning that the fastest way to learn something is to teach it. And to do so in public. It's a very 'exposing' thing to do.

So identifying the perfect plot may well be a good idea if there's a 'head of steam' about it within the discussion groups. There is no reason why you should not start one : have a look at the FAQ here.

I would encourage you to do so.

Edited by joiner, 27 January 2016 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 12:16 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 27 January 2016 - 09:55 AM, said:

No pressure then, Ian. :o
:D

Some I enjoy. The kind that's laced with good humour.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:08 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 27 January 2016 - 09:08 AM, said:

Ian, you now have the power to edit my posts ( so don't feel any pressure to make me sound more intellectual ok ;) ).
Regards, Nick.

He's an academic not a blooming miracle worker :P :P :P :P