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  • Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Enterprise Java software development,

    I’m so sorry. I didn’t know. My condolences.

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    Yes. I even write books and articles in my field. But in complete accord with Samuri’s words:

    Of course, it means cock all on here because thirty other people have opinions on the matter so the *actual* expertise gets lost in the chaff.

    I see little point in bringing it up. It would be a shame to let fact get in the way of certain types of STW discussions.

    Reality isn’t nearly as entertaining.

    i wouldn’t say I’m an expert at anything… i’m good at things and have a passion for certain subjects but definitely not an expert ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Of course, it means cock all on here because thirty other people have opinions on the matter so the *actual* expertise gets lost in the chaff.

    exactly what was going through my mind when i started the thread! you could be a world renowned expert in something and you’d still get the STW armchair experts telling you you’re wrong based on their own limited experience.

    there’s a chocolate expert on here isn’t there?

    I have no qualifications whatsoever in bike repair or manufacturing or anything like that – I do have a degree in Physics and Astronomy.

    Really should do Cytech or something, but can’t be bothered…

    What are the odds! I was in bencooper’s Physics and Astronomy class. I’ve forgotten just about all of the technical stuff though.

    Nowadays I’m now more expert in frontier oil exploration.

    In everything else I am a hamfisted amateur.

    hammyuk
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    Same here – little use on here unless someone wants to get their bike somewhere REALLY inaccessible………

    Premier Icon SaxonRider
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    Nowadays I’m now more expert in frontier oil exploration.

    Did they make a movie about you called, ‘There Will be Blood’?

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    Nowadays I’m now more expert in frontier oil exploration.

    Did they make a movie about you called, ‘There Will be Blood’?

    Or a session on John Peels show?

    I’m an expert at fitting tyres as all my mates come to me for theirs. and I’m an expert at dogs as I’ve had 3 of them.

    pebblebeach
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    and I’m an expert at dogs as I’ve had 3 of them.

    Friend of mine has had 3 wives, doesn’t make him an expert. Well not in keeping wives anyway.

    Did they make a movie about you called, ‘There Will be Blood’?

    Now,if they had called it – “There Will be Boredom”……..

    Friend of mine has had 3 wives, doesn’t make him an expert.

    Makes him an absolute amateur surely?

    Premier Icon tinman66
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    Used to be a motoring journo and now got a masters and a lot of experience in PR and marketing but not sure that makes me an expert.

    However I am an expert in the ability to make a decent cuppa and spend lots of money on thing I don’t need.

    Other than that I’m pretty much a rank amateur at most things.

    rudebwoy
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    yep i have driven illegally all my life, that makes me an expert in motoring and subterfuge ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m an expert on the truth.Know your enemy,see?

    nacho
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    Well, typical to STW I work in IT. Although I have no formal qualifications my field is very niche – sales of used HP Unix Hardware.
    I would say I am expert in my field (13 years experience and counting)and luckily I have a good set of customers who agree.
    FWIW I don’t drive an Audi or have an Orange 5 (I do have a Heckler though – the US version of a 5? Well they are both single pivot!)

    andyrm
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    Not got qualifications in it (sales manager for an online marketing company), but am viewed as enough of an industry expert to have been booked for my third keynote speaker engagement this year to headline an event all about sales and marketing techniques, approaches etc for the leisure/hotel/hospitality sector. Guess that qualifies me ๐Ÿ™‚

    LoCo
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    Know a bit about a few things, but learning new stuff everyday.

    brakes
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    Procrastination.
    I’ll tell you all about it sometime, maybe next week.

    brakes
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    Actually I invented the Procrastinatron.
    A robot designed to put off doing things until later.
    Problem is, it was just too perfect and actually does bugger all.

    Expert in looking a helluva lot busier than I am. No qualifications just vast amounts of experience.

    Training in Engineering Management at the minute ironically.

    hjghg5
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    I’m ranked in legal 500 and chambers in my practice area so I reckon I must be getting there.

    rudebwoy
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    I am an expert on faecal matters

    mark90
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    Physics and Astronomy degree

    Physics and Astrophysics here. Long time ago now, so certainly no expert.

    Day job is mediocracy in MS SCCM, though hopefully I manage to bluff enough some people who know nothing on the subject might even believe I’m an expert

    brakes
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    I am an expert on faecal matters

    would you consider bovine faecal matters your specialism?

    skink2020
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    Expert Picture Framer and,coincidentally, an expert at getting others to do said picture framing whilst I stand around and sponge compliments.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I used to be an expert on hay meadows. Not anymore though.

    You were outstanding in your field?

    Nah, he’s an ex tractor fan.

    bencooper
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    What are the odds! I was in bencooper’s Physics and Astronomy class. I’ve forgotten just about all of the technical stuff though.

    Weird, I’ve never met anyone else who did the course – though someone who taught us as a postdoc lives just around the corner from us. I still get cold sweats thinking of Archie Roy’s spherical geometry lectures…

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Expert in soft furnishings, mainly curtains and Roman blinds, or ‘window dressings’ as we call it in the industry.

    However in the male based world of slightly overweight, 40 something, IT working, mtbers it counts for very little ๐Ÿ™

    Oooh and eating chocolate.

    Sue_W
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    Member of a few UK and international expert advisory groups … which I guess means that those folks who work in my field think I’m an expert.

    Sometimes consider contributing to the occasional relevant thread on here … But hey, as has been said why let a bit of knowledge get in the way of STW opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    “However in the male based world of slightly overweight, 40 something, IT working, mtbers it counts for very little” – Hoi, I don’t work in IT!

    andymc06
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    Weapons and tactics 8)

    Premier Icon momo
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    I am an specialist in sewage treatment, people come to me as an expert, although personally I don’t think I am as I am learning more all the time.

    Premier Icon GHill
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    I’m in the top three in the world, in a esoteric aspect of an esoteric science.

    Weird, I’ve never met anyone else who did the course – though someone who taught us as a postdoc lives just around the corner from us. I still get cold sweats thinking of Archie Roy’s spherical geometry lectures…

    Small world, eh? I think there were only about 8 or 9 of us in 3rd and 4th year? I don’t know how many are still ‘astronomers’ – Steve Owens might be the only one.

    Even if the subject matter was dreary, at least Archie was entertaining to watch.

    – Matthew

    Am supposed to know something about designing and then developing software/systems for processing data and controlling stuff. Especially space systems.

    The thing is, the more you know the more you know you don’t know. “Expertise” is understanding the limits of one’s knowledge!

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    There’s probably only a couple of dozen people in the world who could do my job. Not sure if that makes me a specialist or an expert. But people do come to me, so maybe I have them fooled.

    Sadly, it’s no use in STW debates which is why I spend so little time on here. That, and I’m really rather busy. I’m only here because Citrix is taking a lifetime to boot up.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    As said above, by no means an expert but I “seem” to be compared to people around me. It’s quite frightening really that my advice is sort out and large business decisions are made based on my “advice”.

    In reality I haven’t a clue.

    I’m pretty handy with mechanical things and tools, so tinkering with bikes I find reasonably easy. Still, by no means an expert.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Used to be a bit of a boff in the exciting world of compliance with FSA complaint procedures in relation to insurance.

    Am now a wiper of other peoples’ bottoms and try to be nice to people with dementia.
    Much more interesting.

    BLIMEY what alot of trumpet blowing.

    Any humble folk at all on here?
    Definatley populated by 40+ IT middle management with inadequacy complexes.

    Well except Ben cooper of course!
    ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    BLIMEY what alot of trumpet blowing.

    We are only answering the question.

    Sectors and specialist skills are transient, I ran a business as a top 5 player globally, that specialist business sector no longer exists

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