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    Sources and Source Checks

    Twenty or so source checks fill my inbox everyday. Rarely do I ignore private messages. However, the situation and approach dictates my guidance. Allow me to illustrate:

    "hey is source xyz legit?"
    yes, no, so i hear from abc crowd, reputation of good/bad commincation/service/quality...so on and so forth

    "do you know of xyz?
    yes, no, vaguely, sounds familar...specify what you want to get out of me or get a single word response. (and yes, I know when you are fishing for contact info)

    "is terrible google search engine website imabuttpipe/symatech.com legit?"
    Please dont ask these questions

    "is iveseenthissite'sadonanothersite.com legit?"
    maybe, sure, whatever...take ease of access for what it's worth. adjust your security accordingly then maybe the answer leans more towards approval

    "do you recognize [email protected] for raws?
    yes, no, that name is hilarious, ...roll of the dice as this sector has so many variables (communication barrier, shipping, etc)


    At the end of the day, I do not and will not back up any sources 100%. Therefore, it is simply impossible for me to put anyone's mind at ease 100%. I will never be able to keep up with every new source that enters the market, nor will any staff, anywhere. Please continue to do source checks, but understand the etiquette and dont abuse it. thanks guys

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    good post and I thank you from a few of us - your work is much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
    If I may add...

    Just asking a mod about "blank""blank" lab is not enough information with some of the different ugl's. Give them the full name.

    Give them the full addy... Some people impersonate labs for obvious reasons.

    I will reitterate the importance of being specific. Just because a lab is legit does not mean it practices good business. So, "On this source check, not only do I want to know if it is legit but are their products consistant(if you have heard), have they been known to be late on orders or have went through possible scam issues though cleared(if you have heard), etc...
    Absolutely meso! Yet at the same time, there is a balance.

    If you find yourself making the source check to lengthy. you already know your answer. You are NOT able to comfortably order from that source. I would go as far as to say many should come to the conclusion that they are probably not even ready for whatever it is they are ordering if they have concern!

    "Slow down" is my response to that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 956Vette
    "is terrible google search engine website imabuttpipe/symatech.com legit?"

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    I guess being a Mod that shit comes with the territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytone
    just wtf are you laughing at

    you're all a bunch of dirty **** rags!!!!

    EDIT: aparantly we can't say c u n t but thats what **** means. kinda takes away the eloquence

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    thought i was the only one that caught that.....

    EDIT: thought it was fvck rag....either way, never heard it before

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    Your help has always been appreciated Vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytone
    thought i was the only one that caught that.....

    EDIT: thought it was fvck rag....either way, never heard it before
    I was gonna say flying herpes rag but it didn't quite roll off the tongue well. but you're both that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by symatech
    I was gonna say flying herpes rag but it didn't quite roll off the tongue well. but you're both that too

    i dont get the "flying" part...

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    yeah it was just a heat of the moment adjective I threw in there. but i stand by it.


    btw good info on the thread.

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    Very good post and something I have always found to be helpful to people asking for help is to say Please and Thank You.

    The Mods on this site seem to go way out of their way to be helpful. I have only been here a short time and I have learned so much and have even been saved by great information.

    Thanks to all


    Oldman

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    good post vette... and i appreciate your help in the past... thanks.

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    When Vette =

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    JK...

    Good post, you made some valid points....

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    I can only imagine newbs everyday asking ..."Hey wuts da cheapest best source u can advise me? Ya know I wanna get big by tomorrow n all"
    Then when they get the FO they go bitch about our mods to other boards. I can name a few that I know that did that. Pathetic!

    BTW good post vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkness
    BTW good post vette.
    Darkness everyone... Darkness! Blackmagic MFer... Darkness is spreading...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesomorphyl
    Darkness everyone... Darkness! Blackmagic MFer... Darkness is spreading...
    Ohh ok thats why you sent that PM!

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    Always appreciating mods taking the time to doing source checks...keep up the good work guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by 956Vette
    Please continue to do source checks, but understand the etiquette and dont abuse it. thanks guys


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    Good post Vette, thanks for the help in the past!!

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    keep up the good work guys

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    Old but i think this needs a

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    good info on how to avoid annoying source checks.

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    Yeaaaa Yeaaa

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    vette's the man.

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    hey vette it doesn't look like any newbies responded to ur post but i just had to say that what u do is greatly appreciated by people like me....the guys that r new to this board just don't have any idea as to how much time and effort the vets and mods put into it EVERY day! i mean, twenty source checks a day? that's a hell of a lot of work for one guy. and that doesn't even include the replies to all of the posts, either. anyway, just wanted to let u and all the other senior guys know that people are grateful even if it doesn't always seem like it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmrsm2000
    hey vette it doesn't look like any newbies responded to ur post but i just had to say that what u do is greatly appreciated by people like me....the guys that r new to this board just don't have any idea as to how much time and effort the vets and mods put into it EVERY day! i mean, twenty source checks a day? that's a hell of a lot of work for one guy. and that doesn't even include the replies to all of the posts, either. anyway, just wanted to let u and all the other senior guys know that people are grateful even if it doesn't always seem like it....
    Vette has how should i say...........left the building mate............
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    Remember.............for us to help you you need to help us....................stats and exp.........

    Source checks and Ugl's to be kept to PM's
    dont ask for source checks unless you have 100 posts/and 45 days minimum as a participating member.........

    Booz.. a long-standing member of the AR Police:

    sorry but absolutely no sources will be checked at this present time....

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