View Poll Results: Should There Be A Separate Section For Each State? Please read post before answering

Voters
80. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    14 17.50%
  • No

    66 82.50%
Results 1 to 28 of 28
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Capistrano Beach, CA
    Posts
    1,416

    Question Separate Section For Each State?

    Hi,

    Would you prefer separate sections to discuss individual state related issues?

    Good: It would provide organization if you wanted to follow the progress of an individual state.

    Bad: I think there would be a lot missed because people outside of their own state probably would not read all that is posted in other state. I think there is a lot to be learned by keeping up with all state.

    Please vote for your preference and post any input you may have.

    Similar Threads:
    F.I.R.E. Services
    See InspectionNews' Secret To Getting More Inspections

    -----------------
    Sincerely,
    Brian Hannigan
    InspectionNews.net / InspectionReferral.com
    Helping Inspectors $ucceed Since 1997TM

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspectionNews
    Twitter: @InspectionNews

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,222

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Maybe by region, but I think individaul states would be redundant.

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,828

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Too much to look at. Regions might be better.

    North
    East
    South
    West
    Midwest
    Northwest
    Frozen tundra

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  4. #4
    Richard Rushing's Avatar
    Richard Rushing Guest

    Wink Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Just above and below the Mason-Dixon line.

    RR


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    2,330

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    NO - by State is too much.


  6. #6
    Richard Moore's Avatar
    Richard Moore Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Also NO on 50 separate sections but ,how about just having a section labeled "State and Region Specific Issues"? Then ask the initial posters to include the state or region along with the topic in the thread title. That way, we all get to see the headings and can go there if the topic might be of interest, even outside of our own state.


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN
    Posts
    5,828

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Rushing View Post
    Just above and below the Mason-Dixon line.

    RR
    Did you know that the Mason Dixon line goes all the way to South New Jersey!

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

  8. #8
    Deleted Account's Avatar
    Deleted Account Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Lets face facts here the trickery & treachery being bandied about as licensing legislation all has the same stink attached to it regardless of what state it is being pushed in, I vote leave it all in one slop bucket.


  9. #9
    Brian E Kelly's Avatar
    Brian E Kelly Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    I like the idea of having a seperate heading stating region/state. The idea of having one post what state they are talking about and the topic so everyone can watch for both topic issues and state issues.


  10. #10
    Richard Rushing's Avatar
    Richard Rushing Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Scott,

    That's actually a myth. The Mason-Dixon line included Deleware as part of the union... in-other-words, the line jogged down from 15 miles south of Philadelphia to entend down to the bottom of Deleware.

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Posts
    341

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Some folks state where they are from on their hedings.
    For instance;
    Richard Rushing's heading states....

    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: Duncanville, Tx
    Posts: 29

    Everyones headings should include that info.


  12. #12
    Bruce Thomas's Avatar
    Bruce Thomas Guest

    Wink Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Scott,

    Notice it stops at West Virginia. So are you below or diagonal?

    Bruce


  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern Maryland
    Posts
    33

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    I agree with Richard Moore - No, with a reference to a state bucket of some type.
    Jim Kasterko, In Calvert County, MD


  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,217

    Talking Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    No on 50 individual states.

    How about dividing it up politically? Red states and Blue states.

    "Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand." Leo Durocher
    Bruce Breedlove
    www.avaloninspection.com

  15. #15
    Fred Herndon's Avatar
    Fred Herndon Guest

    Thumbs down Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    No, separate sections for each state would be too much to look at. I have learned quite a lot reading posts from Inspectors in other parts of the country (and Canada). Event though there are state-specific issues relating to licensing, etc. (particulraly here in NC!!!!) these can be discussed on the main board. Inspectors in other parts of the country can get maybe some different perspective and share ideas on how to deal with some of these issues.

    Brian, I love the new message board. Hey, I am only 56 posts behind Jerry now!

    Last edited by Fred Herndon; 04-07-2007 at 09:57 PM. Reason: More ideas

  16. #16
    Tim Moreira's Avatar
    Tim Moreira Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Hey, I am only 56 posts behind Jerry now!
    Yep, untill Brian merges the other posts, then you be 12,000 behind


  17. #17
    Fred Herndon's Avatar
    Fred Herndon Guest

    Cool Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    HA!

    Oh well, it will have been good while it lasted..........


  18. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Posts
    1,072

    Exclamation Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    I say leave it as it is. If you change it I would miss out on Joe's disgruntled efforts for License.

    Mike Schulz License 393
    Affordable Home Inspections
    www.houseinspections.com

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Posts
    2,285

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Wait, you mean there are other states besides California?

    Department of Redundancy Department
    http://www.FullCircleInspect.com/

  20. #20
    Gary Smith's Avatar
    Gary Smith Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    I say no... one area for every issue and we learn from everyone!

    G


  21. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Nope. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Think of all the heads that wouldn't be messed with by Jerry P.

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Hey Brian,
    What's with this post? I posted at 11:30 last night and all day it has been appearing as a new post with different times.

    T

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  23. #23
    Jon Randolph's Avatar
    Jon Randolph Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    I think that we are all basically the same as the inspection and structures goes. Reverse polarity, notched joists, cracked heat exchanger, missing TPR extensions, faulty overhead door reversals, etc. are the same regardless of what state you live/inspect in.

    There may be some differences for you TREC guys as well as the hurricane areas, but those can be covered if there were regional sections. I would be afraid that I might miss something on a post because I am not looking at each state.


  24. #24
    Anthony Alderman's Avatar
    Anthony Alderman Guest

    Thumbs down Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    No- leave it be
    Tony


  25. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Healdsburg, CA
    Posts
    1,741

    Talking Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Itís a well know fact that California and Florida have far and away the most knowledgeable real estate inspectors. I'd serve up just those 2 states because the rest are superfluous.

    Jerry McCarthy
    Building Code/ Construction Consultant

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    Yup, I've often said that the two of you pretty much "know it all."

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  27. #27
    Wen Myrick's Avatar
    Wen Myrick Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    I vote Nay

    We would all miss too many interesting posts....

    There are many applications in the Homes here in CA. that are from other States...../ Regions........

    I'd like to see things stay with topic related issues
    plain and simple

    If it applies,
    learn from it
    ~Wen~


  28. #28
    Joe Tribuzio's Avatar
    Joe Tribuzio Guest

    Default Re: Separate Section For Each State?

    NO TO EACH STATE , but maybe there should be a licensed state legal and professional issues discussion?? That may help folks navigate some confusing points. Or not.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •