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Nick Diaz

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The Newbie Mentor Program, is designed to help out any one (1st year) who is beginning and would like to know someone near them who could answer questions/assist with display set-up , or just be friends.

If you sign up you would get someone who lives in your state, and is willing to answer any questions you have and give advice.

To sign up, PM your Name, E-mail, City, and State to me, and I will pair you up with someone in your own state.

Once you have a match you will recieve his/her's e-mail, and you can go from there.

Thanks

Nick Diaz

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Okay, so to explan further, The veterans, and some other's who are in their 2nd-3rd year of computerizing, would take people from aroundour areas under our wings, and we could be more consise information, and If he/she needed help, could meet somwhere.

Any questions, Feel free to contact me.

E-mail: [email protected]

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Sorry everyone, I had 3 acceptance papers to do over the weekend and they kind of spilled into today, there really aren't that many people who have signed up for help, I'll work on it right now,.

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Love that Mentor Program just hurd of it on here whos idea was it. that person needs a pat on the back :]:]:]:]

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txgstraitbullrider4 wrote:

Love that Mentor Program just hurd of it on here whos idea was it. that person needs a pat on the back :]:]:]:]

I believe the original idea was Nick's.

--Daniel L

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Wow, okay so just to let everone know, I haven't forgot about you all. The problem is cities/states don't match up, Trying to get people close.

I'm going to just start paring people up, any opposed, just give me a yell.

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Nick,

Instead of trying to find matches, why not just email everyone in that state? John doe is a newbie in any town Connecticut. The go on to say what this person is into. Animated (AL or LOR) static, blow molds etc. That way the newbies needs arefine tuned.

If you pair me with someone who uses LOR, I can't be of much help (use AL). Make sense?

Scott

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Problem is if you only contact people in the same state, you might miss someone whose just over the state line that might be closer.

It could be done by ZIP code with a fair decree of accuracy. Somewhere I have computer code and the database for one of those "Dealer locator" type web pages.

Works great as long as both sites are in the USA and Lake Michigan is not in the way (it keeps telling me Milwaukee is a shorter drive than Detroit)

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I am located in Port St Lucie Florida (east coast about 45 minutes north of West Palm Beach) and this will be my first year in animation. Would really appreciate any help and assistance. Will be getting LOR during the spring sale.

Feel free to contact me directly and I will share my ideas to see what we can come up with.

Thanks,

Shawn

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taybrynn wrote:

Scot, thanks for reaching out to this newbie!!

I can use all the help I can get.

Scott.

Hey Scott,

Which Scott are you talking about?

Scott

:laughing:

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ProLawn wrote:

Any mentor available in the Triad area of NC?

I'm not there, but I'm up in that area all the time. I did sign up to be a mentor, too. If you're interested, send me a PM, and we can try to work something out sometime where we can talk/get together.

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Hi scott,

I got your name off the newbe mentor thread.

my name is scott also Im currently doing my controller via DIY, however the reason im PMing you is Im moving to the denver area and would like some advise!

Where is a good place to live with good schools? We will want to be close to my wifes work (anheiser busch told it is in north part of the down town) about 30 min commute or so would be ok. We are looking for a 4 bedroom house around $300,000, any suggestions??

Also I am interested in getting to know people in the area with the same interest! I would love to get together and pick your brain about display stuff (if you will talk to a DIYer--lol) this is going to be my firat year controlling my lights and im planning a 25 foot mega tree and a few other things (time and budget willing).

hope to hear from you soon

scott

sorry I ment for this to be a PM

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