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Post by Izmuth on Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:23 am

I thought it'd be useful since we've got people learning all kinds of things to make a summary thread of people willing to help if others are struggling, and what subjects they can help with.

I personally can attempt to help with:

Mathematics
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Basic programming in C++,java, php, actionscript (flash) or javascript.
Bad humour (not recommended!)

EDIT: Nice, we're pretty diverse bunch Grin


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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:01 am

Gardening
Cat wrangling
Baking
Drawing animals of all kinds
The Linnean system of binomial nomenclature

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Post by Mel on Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:57 am

I like this idea!

Me:
Writing (fiction and also to some extent essay-type stuff)
Depression and anxiety (both from an academic perspective and a personal perspective)
Kids (have worked with them for 20+ years and have my own now)
Pets (especially cats, but I've had lots of other types too)
Travel planning without the help of an agency or tour group (though I get the impression that's a pretty common skill around here Wink )
Basic web and graphic design
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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:13 am

I can handle a fair few IT issues including, but not limited to:

Theory (IT Security, Networks, different mediums, minor programming etc.)
Designing and constructing networks (from home to enterprise level)
Virus (and all other pesky computer intruders) removal
Hardware maintenance and care
A dash of web design


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Post by reboot on Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:41 am

Packing for moves
Traveling to places that might be a bit rough/dangerous
How to have idle cocktail party chit chat without getting bored/boring others
Refugee issues, but I will not give specific visa/legal advice as I am not a lawyer
Living in small spaces with people and pets (this is an ongoing learning process for me)
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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:15 am

Lessee...

Drawin'/Paintin' (though, I draw in pencil and paint digitally)
Guitar (I can play, but I think I'm a terrible guitarist since idk full songs D:)
Cook (I'm no chef, but I can certainly follow a recipe!)
Zbrush (I'm a Zbrush scrub tho)
Movies (I can write and make movies too, crappy ones but I can!)
Write (I can write formally or colloquially)
Computers (mostly software side of things, SOME hardware)
Swim (I can swim well, I'm not a world class swimmer, but I'm okay)

And some other skillzzz I can remember.

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Post by reboundstudent on Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:18 pm

Sewing
Writing (mostly fiction, but I'm decent at editing as well)
Basic programming (SQL, C#, some Java)
Traveling for cheap in Japan
Some Japanese
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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by Werel on Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:35 pm

Nice thread idea!

Travel in the global South
Rat care and behavior
Scuba diving
Being friendly to strangers
Grant writing/grad school applications/general academia stuff
Screenprinting
Writing (general)


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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by KMR on Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:42 pm

Cognition/Learning
Academic writing
Sleep/Dreams (side interest of mine that I've done some reading on)
Being an introvert (and embracing it)
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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by UristMcBunny on Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:44 pm

Lessee...

knitting
spinning (the kind where you make yarn)
writing
heathenism? Or at least I can point people towards resources?
many other things I do but do not feel even slightly able to act as any kind of authority.

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Post by Wondering on Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:52 pm

Cooking
Traveling, especially road trips in the US and Canada
(American) English grammar
Copy-editing
Feminist-ing while Catholic (this is a work in progress, not an authoritative take)

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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by trooper6 on Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:52 pm

I finally found my way here!

I can help with:

Locations:
*San Francisco Bay Area
*Los Angeles
*Bavaria

Professional & Academia:
*Grad School & Undergrad (applications, adjusting, life, advising)
*Musicology (specializing in Popular Music Studies and Cultural Studies--to include Race & Race Theory, Gender & Feminism, Sexuality & Queer Theory)
*Professorial Life (academic writing & publishing, the tenure process, service, teaching)
*The US Army
*Teaching ESL abroad
*A bit of Java and a bit of the Visual Novel program Ren'Py

Hobbies and Random Knowledges:
*Role-Playing Games (Table-top as wells as computer variety)
*Computer Games
*Women's Military History
*Cryptography (Old School)
*Fantasy Flight Living Card Games (A Game of Thrones, Netrunner primarily)
*Comic Books, but not the cool ones
*Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but not the cool ones
* S&M Theories of Power Exchange from a slightly hippy Bay Area standpoint
*Pulp Crime Novels
*Fitness & Diet

Languages:
*German, quite well
*Spanish, not so well

Identities:
*Transgender/Transsexual
*Mixed Race/Black
*Working Class (especially in academia)
*Feminist Masculinities

I think that is everything?

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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by SarahGryph on Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:14 pm

Ouuuuu, I like this idea!

Writing/editing/grammar (American English)
Assorted Lit stuff
Pet care (dogs, cats, rats, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils...I've owned a lot of different ones and used to work for a pet supply store that was huge on employee training)
Video gaming while female (all personal experience, just something I've put a lot of thought into)
Working in retail and retail management
Christian/Pagan/New Age stuff (not an authority on any!)
Depression/anxiety issues (personal and side study)
Small talk and getting along with a diverse group of folks/opinions
Finding things to do in a small town
Living with parent(s) as an adult

I can give *some* advice pertaining to livestreaming online. My computer prevents me from doing it often myself, though; so a good chunk of what I can recommend is filtered through folks I'm friends with who do so more regularly.

I can talk somewhat on addiction as well - something else where I'm not a professional but I've some life experience and personal study that might be helpful.

There's other things that I have at least enough knowledge/experience to discuss, but not necessarily enough to feel comfortable listing. I'll edit this if I think of anything else, though!

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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by IntelligentDice on Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:16 am

Skills: The Office suite with a focus on Excel and Access. Relational databases. SQL and VBA. Yard care. DIY / home repair. Personal and professional financial planning. Ballroom dance.

Knowledges: Economics. Relational database design. American football. Ice hockey. RPG with a focus in d20 systems.

Experiences: college. Grad school. Divorce.

Did anyone have a plan for how requests are made? If someone wants to ask a question feel free to pm me. But if we have multiple experts on a topic a thread might be a good idea.

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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by Gentleman Johnny on Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:14 pm

Web designer
Live show producer/runner - including a lot of crazy stuff like building sideshow acts
Fire performance safety
How to blend in or stand out just about anywhere
How to be forward without being an asshole. Smile
Working closely with a majority female team.

So does anyone have experience with business/nonprofit paperwork and fund raising?
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Post by azazel on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:46 am

I have basic electronic skills/Java programming/mathematics.

Sadly no fundraiser experience Razz

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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by reboot on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:49 am

Gentleman Johnny wrote:Web designer
......

So does anyone have experience with business/nonprofit paperwork and fund raising?

I have some experience with both, although my nonprofit experience is more on the maintenance of status than getting it in the first place and fundraising is more on the grant seeking side rather than individual donations....
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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by Mel on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:57 am

IntelligentDice wrote:
Did anyone have a plan for how requests are made?  If someone wants to ask a question feel free to pm me.  But if we have multiple experts on a topic a thread might be a good idea.

I think PMing is a fine idea--and if this forum works the same way as the old one, people can address a PM to multiple people.

Starting threads is totally all right too, of course, but then you're not guaranteed that the people who've offered their skills/knowledge will happen to see it.

Perhaps a combination of both? Post a thread and PM people who you'd particularly like to hear from, based on their post here, to ask if they'd weigh in?

Gentleman Johnny wrote:So does anyone have experience with business/nonprofit paperwork and fund raising?

What kind of paperwork are we talking about? Technically I have a corporation, although most of the paperwork type stuff was organized by my accountant and a lawyer. (First advice: Seek the aid of a business accountant and/or lawyer. Wink )
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Post by Falcon on Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:10 pm

I would welcome technical questions - mainly computer and car stuff, but not limited to those fields. I know remote diagnosis is difficult and I can't do anything hands-on with a 40,000km-circumference planet separating us, but I'd be happy to provide useful tips if I can.


One example of how I've put my skills to use, off the top of my head:

I had a problem with an air conditioner outdoor fan running constantly. I opened up the outdoor unit and, without going into too many details, I fixed it with a $7 part from an electronics store! :-D

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Post by Gentleman Johnny on Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:27 pm

reboot wrote:
Gentleman Johnny wrote:Web designer
......

So does anyone have experience with business/nonprofit paperwork and fund raising?

I have some experience with both, although my nonprofit experience is more on the maintenance of status than getting it in the first place and fundraising is more on the grant seeking side rather than individual donations....

Still good stuff. I have an umbrella group to get us through the applying stage. Obviosly, the first step is going to be file incorporation, apply for non profit, get business licenses etc. Once I clear that hurdle, I may have some questions.
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Re: Helpful skills of members of the community

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:33 am

My maybe-helpful skill set:

Web application development
Java
Knitting
Cooking
Christianity/The Bible
Folk music

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Post by eselle28 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:17 pm

So, here are mine:

Professional:
*It's ethically not cool for me to go around providing legal advice, and I definitely don't want to be anyone here's lawyer! That being said, I've practiced law in the US for about 10 years. I can outline general principles of US law and provide some guidelines on various rights when dealing with authorities, and I have a lot of practice at helping people sort through whether they should write a nasty letter or think about hiring an attorney and filing a lawsuit.
*I took the LSAT, graduated law school, have passed the bar in three different states, and have worked at a big firm, a smaller firm, and for a company. I'm happy to share experiences from all of those with anyone interested!

Experiences:
*Moving from a small town to a large city.
*Moving from a large city to a small town.
*Eating disorders and recovery. Bulimia is my specialty, but I know a decent bit about anorexia and general body dysmorphia as well.
*Buying and selling real estate and vehicles.
*Adulting, especially when it's hard and you're not naturally inclined toward it.
*Negotiating relationships with difficult or controlling parents. This is very much a work in progress for me, but I have some practice in on it.
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