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Check out this month's NCEES "Licensure Exchange" newsletter.

Scroll down to page 5, and you'll find an entire article devoted to the smack-down by Tim@NCEES in April for the idiot who posted an exam question. The article goes on to actually mention a lot more about the content of the question than I ever would have thought appropriate.

The true identity of "Tim" is also identified, and coincidentally there is a picture of him on the preceding page.

UPDATE: link in case they archive that issue

http://www.ncees.org/About_NCEES/Licensure...07&month=06

UPDATE 2 (new link):  http://ncees.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/LEx-June-07-for-Web.pdf

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WOW.

I guess that answers those questions as to what happened. Just kinda sucks that they have our web address wrong. Maybe we should register engineeringboards.com too.

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It does suck they got the name wrong, someone (meaning not me) should send Tim@NCEES a notice, and see if they can correct it in the next edition....more free press!

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QUOTE (Dleg @ Jun 27 2007, 08:30 PM)

The article goes on to actually mention a lot more about the content of the question than I ever would have thought appropriate.

I would guess they are probably not going to use the question again anyway, so why not?

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QUOTE (Mike in Gastonia @ Jun 27 2007, 09:15 PM)

I would guess they are probably not going to use the question again anyway, so why not?

I guess that's why NCEES has to watch that kind of thing, if you had 80 of those guys, it would cancel out a whole exam, and NCEES would run out of questions for the future.

I hate seeing that happen to the guy, even if he did question my testicular fortitude, but he did blatently say he didn't care, and he posted it like 3 or 4 times.

QUOTE (SapperPE @ Jun 27 2007, 11:33 PM)

We need to put that portion of the PDF file in the "Rules of the Board" as a deterent for future candidates.

Great idea, but NCEES is the last place we need to risk copyright problems. Maybe we'll just add the link and hope they keep it up.

QUOTE (jregieng @ Jun 27 2007, 11:59 PM)

^^^^ smile.gif

JR

LOVING THE KNARLY MAN!!!!!!!

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Is that how it happened? I thought you guys were the ones that let Tim know about the post. Anyways someone was nailed.

What a dumb mistake, but he/she has no one to blame but himself/herself.

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Well I am still surprised that I haven’t gotten any hate email from the guy to be honest.

Looks like Tim is getting promoted from one of the articles (Congrats!)

At least they didn’t site.. engineertrades.com ….. I guess we should go register www.engineeringboards.com and have it re-direct here for a few months..

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And all you guys thought he was from WV. Dipshit was from Ohio. :screwloose::lmao:

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QUOTE (DIAZWV @ Jun 28 2007, 07:24 AM)

And all you guys thought he was from WV. Dipshit was from Ohio. screwloose.giflmao.gif

Yeah, but wasn't his handle wv...something? He probably just went to school at WVU..... blush.gif

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Well I checked into buying www.engineeringboards.com and some company from china already owns it …..

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Very cool. Definitely gives the board both press and credibility.

I'd suggest that someone PM Tim@NCEES through this board and make him aware that the board URL is incorrect.

Note: It wouldn't be fair to deluge him with PM's, so I'll leave it to the Admins to act.

It's great when you can work with the NCEES and know that you can be heard.

I also applaud that he posted as Tim@NCEES. No covert lurking on thier part, he was straight up front about who he was. Great job all around.

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Hey, any publicity is good publicity.

Way to go EB!!!

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Guest VA_Env_Engr

Here's another thought. When a new member sign up on this board, we make him read and accept a few major rules of the board before signing him/her on. Kinda like the credit card or other companies do with legal stuff.

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QUOTE (Mike in Gastonia @ Jun 28 2007, 07:52 AM)

He probably just went to school at WVU.....

That may explain it. biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (MA_PE @ Jun 28 2007, 08:43 AM)I also applaud that he posted as Tim@NCEES. No covert lurking on thier part, he was straight up front about who he was. Great job all around.

He was on it pretty fast, so I assumed he must have been reading as a guest or so, NCEES may be on everyday all the time for all we know.

I saw the post almost immediately, so I PM'd the guy who wrote it, and by the time I was done writing that PM, Tim@NCEES had already PM'd me, and by the time I read his, I noticed the guy posted the same thing in about 4 different places.

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QUOTE (VA_Env_Engr @ Jun 28 2007, 09:08 AM) Here's another thought. When a new member sign up on this board, we make him read and accept a few major rules of the board before signing him/her on. Kinda like the credit card or other companies do with legal stuff.

That’s a good idea, I added something brief to the registration part that should essentially spell it out for people.

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Go back and read the PDF on NCEES site. It now reads EngineerBoards.com correctly.

Those guys/gals are alright in my opinion. :D

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Thanks for updating the link.

Its still unfortunate that this occurred, I wish the board was not being recognized for something so negative.

Just an FYI, there will be a lot heavier moderation after the next exam, super cool secret mods just to help out in case another unfortunate event happens again.

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^^^ You saying I wasn't 'heavy' enough? LOL

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QUOTE (Road Guy @ Jun 28 2007, 09:53 AM)

Its still unfortunate that this occurred, I wish the board was not being recognized for something so negative.

I'm not so sure the board's recognition is so negative. They did point out that the post was only there for 10 or 15 minutes. That's a pretty quick reaction considering that running this board is not your primary occupation. The rules are posted here, they were knowingly broken, the offender paid a price. I would only see it as negative publicity if you had withheld the identity of the nitwit who posted the exam question.

Just my 2cents.gif

Jim

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That is serious shit there. A guy probably ruined his life or at least, will have to wait a few years for a promo if he was counting on getting the license. If DVINNY warned him and he still posted the same thing again he deserved it. That shows two things in the way I see it. NCEES really has a vigilant eye on this board and that you guys are serious. That was a quick reaction. I was good that an admin was on the board at that point because who knows what would happened should the post stay a long time. Someone mention about a heavy watch after next test. I suggest a 24 hour watch for a couple of days and I am serious. You never know who might try that stunt again and is your good name on the line. I don't mean to be an ass kisser but I believe in recognition when a great job is done. Great job adms.

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well they would most likely just issue a court order to get the information if we put up a fight (not that I dont think we did the right thing in the first place)

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