Something that's been bothering me about MyADSL is that I know absolutely nothing about the more 'senior' members. As someone fairly new to ADSL some of the decisions I make regarding equipment, ISP's, ASDL vs wireless/satelite, etc, will very likely be influenced by the opinions expressed on this site.
Since these decisions will directly affect my pocket, I would like to know what experience and or qualifications these opinions are based on. I realise that this is an open and anonymous forum, and that giving away too much about your identity may have serious consequences for some people, but I'm not looking for DNA samples.
If someone is trashing Telkom just because they're a disgruntled ex-employee, I'd like to know about. If someone is 'pushing' Sentech or MegaLan or xxx or yyy, and they turn out to be shareholders, I'd like to know about it. If someone says Marconi modems are crappy Indian black market imports, and they happen to be a Netgear sales rep, I'd like to know about it. Any suggestion of conflict of interest, I'd like to know about it.
Likewise, if someone has 20 years experience in the telecoms industry, I'd like to know about it.
Looking at member profiles doesn't give you much.
This is particularly aimed at our administrators and moderators. Anyone feel like volunteering some useful info about yourself?
Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting that these forums are being abused by evil people with dodgy motives. On the contrary.
I'm just saying, It would be nice to know...