I've been a member of WHT for more than five years now, and while I skim WHT daily, I rarely start new threads. My recent experience with Mike Bailey (aka ub3r
) deserving of a review, and I hope that others find it informative and useful.
I only know Mike(y) through WHT, and over the years have had an opportunity to read his posts. I've previously contacted him asking for assistance with web design, but he remained humble and pointed me in another direction, with the explanation that my needs could be better met by a more experienced web designer (I'm not sure I agree).
For the past six months I've had a problem interpreting and responding to a support message by one of my VPS providers. I would imagine that the problem and solution were a relatively easy fix, but I needed someone to take the time to help me step-by-step. After contacting Mikey, he followed up with me immediately, and before quoting a price made sure he understood the scope of the problem.
Mike not only emailed me step-by-step instructions on fixing the problem, but he actually took time to explain how it worked. As a teacher I must say that he did a great job explaining the topic in a clear manner, and his willingness to answer follow up questions was very helpful.
The truth is I'm sure he's dealt with far more difficult server issues, but his level of professionalism and willingness to help were evident throughout this entire process. The value of services he provides, and his willingness to not only fix the problem, but also explain the steps, demonstrates his commitment to providing great customer service.
Thanks Mike, and I hope you're available in the future should I require assistance!
(If anyone would like additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me via PM)