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Old 09-30-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Whats so wrong with starting a new post?

Ok, Im guilty of this and admit I have opened new posts asking questions that have been asked before, but only after I have searched and read threads looking for the answer to which I have not found. Searches by the way are not that simple. Answers can be embedded in several pages of a post, multiply those pages by the number of posts and that adds up to a lot of reading and time. And then for what? To realize you're still left with unanswered questions? So, why do some readers get all riled up when similar topics are repeated? Doesnt that logic go against the true meaning of Forums? And are we so sensitive that this actually irritates us? Can we not just overlook the post?
If we cannot post topics that have already been covered before, believe me, there would be no more new post or replies!

I guess the next time I have a question Ill just create a new post asking where can I find or search for this topic?

My appreciation go's out to all of you dedicated Forum Members who reach out and take the time to reply to post and are willing to offer helpfull information to those who seek it, regardless of the circumstances.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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If this is in reference to your question about Mobil 1 0W-40 Euro Car Formula, then I don't believe you ever searched very hard.

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. Answers can be embedded in several pages of a post, multiply those pages by the number of posts and that adds up to a lot of reading and time.
Hmmm, yes, it requires time. Do you think those of us answering questions were just born knowing the answers? Look how many threads I've started (only nine) in a year. Each is either a post contributing some sort of knowledge (except for that troll thread hahaha) or a legitimately hard to find subject. If I need clarification on a subject, I generally just bump an older thread.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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If this is in reference to your question about Mobil 1 0W-40 Euro Car Formula, then I don't believe you ever searched very hard.
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No, Its in regards to all genaral postings. Read it again.
I've read posts where members have had legitimate questions and then posters respond with "remove this post" or "do a search" if its a striaght forward question someone can answer, is it really to much to ask? And if someone has already answered it why not let the post continue? I dont mean to step on anyones toes, why cant we just try to be considerate nad helpfull to one another? Thats all Im saying
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime.

What I mean by that is that constantly helping people with the absolute most common questions just creates the problem of them never learning how to teach themselves. It's like feeding a wild animal. It'll keep coming back for the easy food instead of hunting for itself.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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This forum = entertainment for many. Of course it would be easier to just give a simple answer rather than telling you to search, but where is the fun in that?

I admit I'd rather just not respond than tell somebody to search.... but if they ask a really "stupid question" then they deserve a "stupid answer".
Like if you start a thread asking "My car won't start... what should I do?" without giving any sort of basic details, you deserve the ensuing flame/bait/troll fest.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
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Be a member for more than a few months or even a few years and you'll understand. You also posted this in the incorrect section. Belongs under site feedback/questions
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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I admit I'd rather just not respond than tell somebody to search.... but if they ask a really "stupid question" then they deserve a "stupid answer".Like if you start a thread asking "My car won't start... what should I do?" without giving any sort of basic details, you deserve the ensuing flame/bait/troll fest.
Oh no, I agree with you there!
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #9
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Be a member for more than a few months or even a few years and you'll understand. You also posted this in the incorrect section. Belongs under site feedback/questions
lol, oops my bad.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:25 AM   #10
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You have 43 posts and already started 19 threads. There's a difference between asking a legitimate question and starting a thread just because you're too lazy to search. This board has been around for over a decade and there is a TON of information on here. This isn't wikianswers. We don't need ANOTHER oil thread. It makes it harder for people who actually take the time to search because it clutters the results with crap.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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sometimes when i am tired and lonely, i rub plums on my nipps and sing "This is a man's world".
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
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You have 43 posts and already started 19 threads. There's a difference between asking a legitimate question and starting a thread just because you're too lazy to search. This board has been around for over a decade and there is a TON of information on here. This isn't wikianswers. We don't need ANOTHER oil thread. It makes it harder for people who actually take the time to search because it clutters the results with crap.
Dude! I just needed reasurance if that was the correct oil? What so hard in looking at the picture and answering YES or No?
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if i don't have plums i go for oranges.

i find that the vitamin c makes them smoother.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #14
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sometimes when i am tired and lonely, i rub plums on my nipps and sing "This is a man's world".
I think there are already three nip-rubbing threads...would you fn search first?

Plums is new, though...two of those threads involved mangos...the other guy tried mango, chicken broth, and a beagle. You guys are freaking weird!
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hoodluum - I say this with respect, but I think WDE46 nailed it. We have thousands of members here (100k+ if I remember correctly) and I doubt even 0.01% of those got their knowledge from being a genuine BMW factory or dealer tech, i.e. a majority of us got our E46 know-how from existing threads.

Rebuilding a transmission, although has been discussed, may warrant a new topic due to the relative complexity of the job and the chance that "new tricks" may have come about since the original thread, but oil is a very basic topic. I just asked Siri right now and she gave me the answers.
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Plums is new, though...two of those threads involved mangos...the other guy tried mango, chicken broth, and a beagle. You guys are freaking weird!
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:37 AM   #17
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I seem to find stuff easy by going to Google and putting the forum name, then what I want to search. If you think some of you get harped on bad here, try some Volvo forums. Sh!t search engines, trolling old time members that all seem to be master mechanics, a lot of threads turn into pissing matches with no solution, etc. It pays off to just read all the threads rather than bump or start a new one. One of the sites even has a comment rating system.........
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:40 AM   #18
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Dude! I just needed reassurance if that was the correct oil? What so hard in looking at the picture and answering YES or No?
That wasn't his point though. Repeat threads create clutter. I don't mind answering questions even if they are repeated, but you're being defensive rather than trying to understand where some of these guys are coming from.

In almost all of these threads, there is always someone who answers the question before the others have some fun. You have your answer, and off you go. Don't take it personally...it's just the internet.
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Dude! I just needed reasurance if that was the correct oil? What so hard in looking at the picture and answering YES or No?
Yeah, and how hard would it have been to post in one of the thousand existing oil threads to ask your question instead of making a new one.
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I seem to find stuff easy by going to Google and putting the forum name, then what I want to search.
This is a great tip. Google is much more powerful than any forum search engine. Plus, what I like about this approach is that it points you to other BMW forums as well. Even though I only post on here, I have many bookmarks from other sites on random E46 info. There really is a ton of info out there on our cars.
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