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Who is "Bob"?

Posted By: nuskool

Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 01:10 AM

Forgive me, but I don't know Bob. I was wondering who he is.

I started reading the first article on the home page and only got through a couple of paragraphs before I realized that "Bob" has not said anything about who he is, what he does and why he is enough of an expert to write articles about oil.

I'm not doubting anything, but to be fair, I'm not going to sign on to an accounting forum and read what a mechanic has to say about handling money. (I'm not signing onto an accounting forum anyway, just making a point.)

SO..... Who is "Bob"? And why is he qualified to write articles about oil?
Posted By: willix

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 01:15 AM

He is the oil guy.
Posted By: nuskool

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 01:19 AM

Originally Posted By: willix
He is the oil guy.
I added another question you might like to answer.
Posted By: tinmanSC

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 01:20 AM

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=215545&page=1
Posted By: Bluestream

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 01:26 AM

You can read is posts here: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=userposts&id=2

I remember when he was an active poster here; Very nice guy...
Posted By: Cup of Joe

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 01:31 AM

Bob is Bob Winters a Schaeffers dealer. He was sick some years back and the board has changed hands but not the name.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=382633
Posted By: pcoxe

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 02:12 AM

We are the Bob. Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.
Posted By: PandaBear

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 02:24 AM

bob is your uncle
Posted By: LargeCarManX2

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 02:25 AM

Bob is now a business women who has done rather well!
Posted By: oilboy123

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 02:46 AM

Boy, you guys really cleared that up. smile2
Posted By: MolaKule

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 03:09 AM

As TaterandNoodles said, Bob is Bob Winters of Ocala Fla and wanted a website to educate the public about oil, and sell a little Schaeffer's oil on the side. He was very openminded about members mentioning other oils for comparison.

He was a prolific experimenter and did some very interesting things in his garage and backyard.

Later, Terry Dyson and others joined to talk about synthetic oils, additives, oil analysis, rsults of simple experiments, etc.

He had a stroke some time ago but appears to be recovering nicely. He sold the website and domain to Tony during his hospitilization. Tony passed away and now his wife oversees the website.

He is an avid fisherman as well.

I don't think he ever forsaw the tremendous growth of BobIsTheOilGuy.
Posted By: willix

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: nuskool
Originally Posted By: willix
He is the oil guy.
I added another question you might like to answer.
Answer what question?
Posted By: willix

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 06:53 PM

Originally Posted By: willix
Originally Posted By: nuskool
Originally Posted By: willix
He is the oil guy.
I added another question you might like to answer.
Answer what question?


I see you edited the OP.

This is an open forum and respectfully "BOB" is as qualified as anyone here who accepts points of interest as valid.

It's always a judgement call, some being easier to to make than others.

Plenty of good data to back up or contest opinions.

It's safe to say folks are here to contribute or pick brains.
Posted By: oilboy123

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: MolaKule
As TaterandNoodles said, Bob is Bob Winters of Ocala Fla and wanted a website to educate the public about oil, and sell a little Schaeffer's oil on the side. He was very openminded about members mentioning other oils for comparison.

He was a prolific experimenter and did some very interesting things in his garage and backyard.

Later, Terry Dyson and others joined to talk about synthetic oils, additives, oil analysis, rsults of simple experiments, etc.

He had a stroke some time ago but appears to be recovering nicely. He sold the website and domain to Tony during his hospitilization. Tony passed away and now his wife oversees the website.

He is an avid fisherman as well.

I don't think he ever forsaw the tremendous growth of BobIsTheOilGuy.


Good info. Thanks
Posted By: nuskool

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/19/10 08:58 PM

OK let me say this a different way.
What are Bob's credentials? (or the author of the articles on the home page)
OK, he is a Schaeffers dealer. Anything else. Schooling, experience, scientist, triboloigist, what? How do I know that the things said in the articles are reliable information?
Posted By: Cup of Joe

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 01:10 AM

The current article is written by Dr Haas "AEHaas". Dr Haas is a physician and surgeon if I remember correctly, I do not recall his specialty.

Quote:
About the author:
Dr. Haas is a physician and surgeon. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in biochemistry with honors. He studied motor oils since high school where he did independent studies on this topic. He studied the properties of viscosity.

When he was a general surgery resident in Chapel Hill he studied the flow mechanics of human blood. Today he continues his research by discussion of oil products with chemists in the field and chemists from the oil manufacturers.

He has personal racing experience in Formula Super Vee. He is his own Lamborghini and Ferrari as well as Mercedes mechanic.


http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubb...5835#Post635835
Posted By: MolaKule

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 03:33 AM

Quote:
I started reading the first article on the home page and only got through a couple of paragraphs before I realized that "Bob" has not said anything about who he is, what he does and why he is enough of an expert to write articles about oil.



Bob is a Certified Lubricantion Specialist (CLS) who wrote about his oil experiments and experience.

BTW, we don't know much about you either.
Posted By: nuskool

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 04:18 AM

Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Quote:
I started reading the first article on the home page and only got through a couple of paragraphs before I realized that "Bob" has not said anything about who he is, what he does and why he is enough of an expert to write articles about oil.



Bob is a Certified Lubricantion Specialist (CLS) who wrote about his oil experiments and experience.

BTW, we don't know much about you either.
That's true, you don't know much about me, but then I didn't write an article about a particular subject that when people read it they must assume I know what I'm talking about.
I am a student on this forum. I expect to know my teachers credentials. It is rare for a teacher to worry about anything more than a students desire to learn. If you want to know more than that I'll be happy to share, but it's really not very exciting.
I sell oil, so I consider it a priority to learn more about it. How's that?
Posted By: Patman

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 04:36 AM

For those of you wondering if Bob is still around, he sent me a private message just a few weeks ago, so he is alive and well!
Posted By: Bill in Utah

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 04:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Patman
For those of you wondering if Bob is still around, he sent me a private message just a few weeks ago, so he is alive and well!


Excellent news! Did he say anything if he has been online and seen the site?

Thanks for the update!
Posted By: tonycarguy

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 05:58 AM

Originally Posted By: MolaKule

I don't think he ever forsaw the tremendous growth of BobIsTheOilGuy.


I don't think anyone could have forecast this much popularity for a motor oil forum. I'm going to start a competing website tonyIsThePowerSteeringFluidGuy.com and see if I can match his popularity
Posted By: hr1940

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 06:38 AM

nuskool,

You keep asking about everyone's credentials on this board and you fail to realize that we have many very well informed members. Some have degrees in various oil related fields and others have studied in depth. Each group has a lot of valuable information to offer. I have learned a lot concerning oil and vehicle maintenance just listening to my husband and reading post on this board. I worked for an oil and gas company and that gave me an understanding of the importance of using quality products in my vehicles. If the members were not interested in the best products for their application they would not be here. This is a website for members to share information and learn in a relaxed setting -- we do not give test at the end of the semester.
Posted By: oilboy123

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 08:28 AM

We probably should receive a test? wink2

I feel like when I joined this site I knew more about lubricants than 99% of the people out in the world.
I now know more than 99.1% of the people out there which is not saying a lot........
I'm sure my percentage would be much lower compared to the members on this great board.
Posted By: Scienceman

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: hr1940
nuskool,

You keep asking about everyone's credentials on this board and you fail to realize that we have many very well informed members. Some have degrees in various oil related fields and others have studied in depth. Each group has a lot of valuable information to offer. I have learned a lot concerning oil and vehicle maintenance just listening to my husband and reading post on this board. I worked for an oil and gas company and that gave me an understanding of the importance of using quality products in my vehicles. If the members were not interested in the best products for their application they would not be here. This is a website for members to share information and learn in a relaxed setting -- we do not give test at the end of the semester.


+1
Posted By: MolaKule

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 07:33 PM

Hi nuskool,

There is a lot of information in the Science and Technology of Oils and Lubricant Additives topical section

Study the many technical articles there as they contain a lot of testing and research data.

Originally, the Question of the Day thread was set up as a Q&A slot to educate people who were going to test for their CLS certificates.

The Technical and White Papers thread was an attempt to supply research data and industry insight into how lubricants are made and to supply information on new additive chemistries.

SO if you sell oil, this area would be very advantageous to you.

BTW, we are all students as learning is a lifelong endeavor. You don't get get a degree and then know all there is to know about a particular subject. Education is "Continuing."
Posted By: Papa Bear

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/20/10 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: nuskool
Forgive me, but I don't know Bob. I was wondering who he is.

I started reading the first article on the home page and only got through a couple of paragraphs before I realized that "Bob" has not said anything about who he is, what he does and why he is enough of an expert to write articles about oil.

I'm not doubting anything, but to be fair, I'm not going to sign on to an accounting forum and read what a mechanic has to say about handling money. (I'm not signing onto an accounting forum anyway, just making a point.)

SO..... Who is "Bob"? And why is he qualified to write articles about oil?


You've been here for nearly 4 yrs and you don't know who Bob is ??...... Been discussed a few times over the years.
Posted By: nuskool

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/21/10 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: hr1940
nuskool,

You keep asking about everyone's credentials on this board and you fail to realize that we have many very well informed members. Some have degrees in various oil related fields and others have studied in depth. Each group has a lot of valuable information to offer. I have learned a lot concerning oil and vehicle maintenance just listening to my husband and reading post on this board. I worked for an oil and gas company and that gave me an understanding of the importance of using quality products in my vehicles. If the members were not interested in the best products for their application they would not be here. This is a website for members to share information and learn in a relaxed setting -- we do not give test at the end of the semester.


With all due respect, I think you're misunderstanding me. I don't fail to realize anything. I was only asking about the credentials of the person that wrote the article on motor oil on the sites homepage. I haven't asked for anything more than that. I am well aware there are many very qualified people on the forum. But I was only interested in the one that wrote the article.

It is my opinion that any article of any nature that is based in fact and not opinion (and often times even then) should show the authors credentials.
Posted By: nuskool

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/21/10 12:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Papa Bear
Originally Posted By: nuskool
Forgive me, but I don't know Bob. I was wondering who he is.

I started reading the first article on the home page and only got through a couple of paragraphs before I realized that "Bob" has not said anything about who he is, what he does and why he is enough of an expert to write articles about oil.

I'm not doubting anything, but to be fair, I'm not going to sign on to an accounting forum and read what a mechanic has to say about handling money. (I'm not signing onto an accounting forum anyway, just making a point.)

SO..... Who is "Bob"? And why is he qualified to write articles about oil?


You've been here for nearly 4 yrs and you don't know who Bob is ??...... Been discussed a few times over the years.

Has it been that long? Anyway, to be honest I never really thought to ask and was primarily just enjoying the forums and never really read the articles on the homepage. That and I have not been active for quite some time. So if it's been discussed a few times over the years, I have missed it. Not surprising considering the size of the forum and the fact that I don't usually read the off topic section.
Posted By: MolaKule

Re: Who is "Bob"? - 11/21/10 04:48 AM

Quote:
It is my opinion that any article of any nature that is based in fact and not opinion (and often times even then) should show the authors credentials.


If this were a Peer Reviewed Journal or an industrial magazine such as TLT, this might be the case but not here.

You can also click on the authors name and his profile will give some indication of his background.

BTW, which Bob article are you referring to?
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