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#141225 - 06/29/04 06:53 PM Attention: New Members  
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We've gotten quite a few new international members recently, so I thought a recap of tips and some of the ECN board's features might not go amiss.

First, don't be afraid to look back over earlier threads and add comments. It's always good to bring up certain topics again and get some fresh ideas. If you look up toward the top right of the page when displaying the list of meesages in any forum, you'll see a bar from which you can select how far back you want to go.

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#141226 - 07/09/04 08:51 AM Re: Attention: New Members  
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Bumped to the top of list for the benefit of our latest members. [Linked Image]

While we're at it, if anyone wants to add a little background information on themselves -- electrical or other interests -- feel free to do so here.



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