@deckingman OH my goodness! I certainly didn't mean to offend ANYONE, and am certainly aware of how helpful you are here!!! My DEEPEST apologies for any slight!!
I was not referring to any of the "regulars". Certainly "a LOT" was a simply a poor choice of words.
I would edit the post and remove the offending remarks but that would break this discussion, so I'll just take my whipping like a man.
What I was referring to was NOT any of the regulars who spend a lot of time helping people and sharing their work, but every forum out there has lurkers that either don't post, or only occasionally, and DON'T share but only come for help.
Pros with "industrial" machines would understandably be reluctant to divulge what might be a proprietary design, which is what the OP had ALREADY STATED earlier, I was replying to that.
Despite being a complete noob here, I've already attempted to share what little knowledge I have and have always tried to be upbeat and helpful. That I'm here posting at all when I'm not try to solve my own problems should speak to that. Simply being only a member for three months doesn't mean I'm stupid or just an ass, it just means I've only recently started in the Duet world, how long someone is a member doesn't make who they are. You hurt me with your remarks.
I've also stated several times both here and on some other forums how great a forum this is, very little of the BS found on some of the 3D forums, and have referred people here.
I think you were a bit harsh and quick to jump me. I know full well who you are and regard you as "one of the good guys" who could be counted on to help out (as you have in some of my questions).
NO implied insult or put-down was intended in the SLIGHTEST. I really don't get how you could have read this as an attack or criticism, it wasn't aimed at you or anyone else here, it was a reply to the OP who was reluctant to share what might be a business advantage (HIS words). I was BEING NICE TO HIM, not attacking you.
Most sorry you took it that way, and my DEEPEST apologies.