Rob, yes there were many people working hard and I was also glad of the help with T4ing. Paul (raistlin) took some of the load, and Chris (super chip) did some sterling organisation to help the flow of people by finding the next owner in the queue and so on.
I'm glad we sorted Chucks car too. Very patient man, and although he said he'd not seen his car in so many bits before, was still OK with my ripping apparently random bits off.
We for sure need to think about how we organise these meets, as although it's good to see more people, I really feel that some are only turning up for a Free T4 (Testbook version 4.Computer Diagnostic System)
and then clearing off. It comes to something when I'm trying to help a regular Nanoer with their problem and some 'lady' tells us to get out of the way so she can have a free session on MY T4
! Still no idea who she was. The T4
list helped, but we still had aggro about who was next, how long they were waiting, but worst of all people daring to want a break. I think a good sit down to figure out how we bring back the real ethos of the meets is needed. If nothing else we need to remind people they are a cross forum / forumless meet, and some aren't on every forum. That means if people are in cliques, and don't introduce themselves at the very least, they aren't contributing to the whole event. There are more people like this, who clearly know each other and treat some of us like dirt, at each event. We can fix this, but only if everyone is prepared to talk to each other! I'm not going to name names, of course, because I don't have the faintest who they are!
Sorry if that sounded like a rant. Also it's usually the wrong people who think they might be being mentioned. The majority are good guys (which includes boys and girls for the record), who help out in their own way. You don't have to change someone's fan to be helping. Just telling newcomers about things to check, passing on tips and so on, are good too.