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Offline ecbritz

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Why Avast Evangelists?
« on: July 24, 2012, 05:14:31 AM »

How do the Avast Evangelists feel about being given religious titles? Looking the word "Evangelist" up in the dictionary, I get the following synonymns: clergyman, minister, parson, vicar, woman minister. Is it just a fun way of describing fans & regular visitors to the forum? Or does it decribe some sacred devotion? I must saw I do appreciate the wonderful support given by these clergymen. It IS a bit like consulting sacral authority.  ;)

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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 05:24:56 AM »
It was discussed a lot in the forum yet...
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 06:10:57 AM »
An evangelist is a person who recommends something they like and/or believe in to others. It does not have to have religious connotations although the word is most often used in that context. I personally have no problem with the title being thought of in either way.
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 03:33:12 PM »
Besides all said above by Tech and Dch48. You have to consider that this is not a religious forum but a software ( Avast! ) technology forum. So the term " Technology Evangelista " was embraced some time a go by Macintosh and Microsoft.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_evangelist
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 04:21:11 PM »




« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 05:18:19 PM by George Yves »
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 04:37:40 PM »
I especially liked the last comment, the one before the Russian statement which I can unfortunately not decipher. (A quote from Holy Scripture?)

I liked the comment because someone might be called "the High Priest of Reggae", or "the High Priest of Alternative Healing", and no one would demand from that person a religious rite or sermon. The combination qualifies the type of Evangelist, High Priest, etc. Thats true. I buy that.

The expression "Evangelist" does carry the risk of suggesting a hobbyist or product loyalist gone bonkers, though. Taking a quick peek at Google, using the search term "Microsoft Evangelista", the first item I discover is some writing about the "Ravings of a Microsoft Evangelista".  That illustrates my point.

But who cares? I really appreciate software forum fanatics, if that is what "Evangelist" secretly means here. Their dedicted services to millions upon millions of software users all over the world is nothing less than glorious. I can't imagine living my software life without them any more.

Any more thoughts on the subject? Or should I now write RESOLVED at the beginning of this thread?
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 04:43:11 PM by ecbritz »

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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 04:50:59 PM »
Where did you find Russian here? The whole thread is in English.
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 05:07:26 PM »
I attach a screenshot of your post consisting of Russian (???) text. I'm not really sure its Russian.

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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 05:20:59 PM »
I see. It was information from my usual image hoster - they can't show the image here. I changed the hosting for my screenshot. Do you see it now?
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 10:52:52 PM »
It is just a forum term. A more neutral term would be Avast Ambassador,

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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 11:48:30 PM »

How do the Avast Evangelists feel about being given religious titles? Looking the word "Evangelist" up in the dictionary, I get the following synonymns: clergyman, minister, parson, vicar, woman minister. Is it just a fun way of describing fans & regular visitors to the forum? Or does it decribe some sacred devotion? I must saw I do appreciate the wonderful support given by these clergymen. It IS a bit like consulting sacral authority.  ;)
I've already answered that one  :)   starting at:


http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=78426.msg808812#msg808812
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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 12:18:32 AM »

How do the Avast Evangelists feel about being given religious titles? Looking the word "Evangelist" up in the dictionary, I get the following synonymns: clergyman, minister, parson, vicar, woman minister. Is it just a fun way of describing fans & regular visitors to the forum? Or does it decribe some sacred devotion? I must saw I do appreciate the wonderful support given by these clergymen. It IS a bit like consulting sacral authority.  ;)
I've already answered that one  :)   starting at:


http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=78426.msg808812#msg808812

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Re: Why Avast Evangelists?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 03:11:40 AM »
I am not a forum poster unless I run into something that is totally unknown to me. I repair, clean, and build computer and custom computers for the public, my A-V of choice has been for the last 5 years running Avast. With the help of Avast, I removed Storm Worm from over 50 computer personally and i have no idea how many via my online help forum. No other A-V, free or pay, touched it completely, Avast killed it so that I could remove the other crap left by Stormworm via Spybot, Ad-Aware, CCleaner, EasyClean, Blacklight Rootkit scanner, and several dozen more cleaners. Removing it was simple. hook the infected drive into a computer as a slave drive, then run the scanners. My home workstation is really a home server, with two dualcore CPU's and 8gb of RAM, so I ran scan after scan and killed it dead without reformatting the HDD like the GeekSquad were doing, and that the other local techs would do if it took more than 5 minutes to fix. I have been called the Avast Evangelist ever since I included it as A-V of my choice on all repaired fixed, cleaned, or built computer and laptops. The term does not bother me at all.