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I'm sure everyone has noticed that the new forum is much busier than the old forum and it is getting very hard to keep up with the posts.

I don't mind looking through and trying to help where I can, but it seems there is unnecessary repetition in replies. I consistently see a question and 5 replies that all say the same thing. I think it is a good suggestion to read ALL of the replies before you post yours and try to add information that was not given before-hand which would be useful. A perfect example was about the guy asking how to get the horn ring off his steering wheel. I answered this with exact instructions and then see half a dozen replies giving out the same information.

I'm not a moderator or anything of this forum, but have been around long enough that I should be able to voice an opinion on something like this. I hope nobody takes it the wrong way.

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Good point Charles and well-taken...I'm making it a point to read all replies now and, if I don't have anything earth shattering to add, move on..

Of course, that doesn't prevent me from taking a few jabs at the OF's when the opportunity presents itself...*G*

Additionally, I've been encouraging posters of questions to use the excellent search engine we now have...I often end up using it myself to answer their questions expediently...

Yeah, I think you've been here long enough....hehehe

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Charles your point is well taken..busier is right!! Look at who's online at any given time and you might guess why there are duplicate post.. I have answered several post thinking I was the first one with a reply...by the time I finished my post and hit the continue button there were 1 or 2 others that were composing their messages while I was writing mine.. While you're correct duplicate post are not necessary(unless you're trying to get out of the newbie class)..I think it will be difficult to do with all of the new traffic here..

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Wow, this will make 2 times in 1 week I've disagreed with you Charles! I'm feeling like quite the deviant!

When I post a tech question (and I do a lot), I like to get as much response as possible, even if previous responses are repeated. There's two things I get out of each response, one is the tech info I'm looking for, and another is the name of a fellow VMFer who's been there and can help. Quite often, a forum respons to a question results in several private messages with furhter details, maybe pictures etc.

This electronic format is nothing more than bits and bytes stored on a disk. Words don't take up much space, and pics are just stored as links, so I say the more replies to a question, the merrier! I know I appreciate it.

PS. Your replies to many of my posts over the last several years have always been especially helpful. I always feel comfortable following your advice. Thank you.

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Sorry Charles,

In the rare instance that a question is asked that I actually know the asnwer too, I'm gonna answer it. Think of it as therapy.

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I agree with Charles. Reading the same thing over and over can be tedious, but many similar answers can also breed confidence in the solution.


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Charles,
As a newbie, a would like as much information as possible. Since there could be conflicting responses to the same question, if several people give a similar explaination, this would hold more weight with me. More is better in this case.
 
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I have a post out there from this morning regarding window seals with zip point zero responses. I would much rather have twelve responses saying "What're ya talkin' about?"

At least I wouldn't feel all alone in the wildnerness, crying out for the love of another human being, a warm touch, a word of kindness, a tearful smile...

I am not a slow learner. I am a fast forgettor. When two or more people tell me something, I have that much more chance of remembering it until it I have to remember something else and make room for the new stuff....

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Almost teared up there for a moment,,,,all alone in the wildnerness, crying out for the love of another human being, a warm touch, a word of kindness, a tearful smile...

Got to admit I'm sure we've all felt that. Ever post a question and watch it roll off the page unanswered? You just feel so dejected.

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well i guess i shouldnt be replying to this then since i am saying what someone else said! but i like as much input as possible and i like to find out the name of the person that does the most replies to me because that tells me he really knows what he is talking about!
 

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I hear youCharles, but like someone else said, sometimes when you hit the button with a reply you find several others that were quicker on the draw, (I write novels.......*G*).

What does bug me is when the poster does a great job of writing the original post and a "replier" just doesn't seem to read it. re; original "....... and when I put the piston in it won't go any farther, it's not even close to hitting the crank........", reply " ...... and are you sure it's not hitting the crank?.....".

I try not to answer a post unless I think I fully understand the question. Sometimes I THINK I know what the question is but am not sure because of the poorness of the explaination...... I don't answer. I think it's the responability of the poster to make the situation clear. It's kinda' hard to answer a question like "My car's broke, what's wrong" I'd have to say "there is something wrong with the nut behind the wheel"..............*G*

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i don't have a problem with the posts that are duplicates made within minutes of one another. if i post something and then someone comes along and posts effectively the same reply 4 hours later, this is a little absurd.

and, i'm really only referring to topics where it a question/answer type, not a 'what do you think of this' type topic.

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I agree with those who disagree, but my motive is purely selfish.... I don't want those with too much time on their hands to rack up all the post counts and end up as Mustang Gods to my lil ole beginner. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

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After reading through the replies this afternoon, while I still agree with you, in all honesty I think this lightly moderated approach from Bob has been and likely will continue to be the main reason why the VMF is the premiere source of Mustang information on the Internet....

When people feel free to express themselves, creativity flows, not always neatly and in an organized manner, but like giving birth- painful and messy and sometimes with a bad outcome...

I've posted a lot on forums on the commercial net as well as on Usenet and prefer this site and Usenet to all others mainly because we are a community of equals, with no one person or group lording their power or knowledge over us. Even in my areas of expertise, there have been many occasions here where I've been proven wrong or misguided or I've learned something new just like any newbie...that's why it's so attractive here...because everyone feels they can share...

Now when it comes to folks posting picture testing posts....arrrrGGH!

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I've found some of the most interesting stuff seems to involve discussions or more than one opinion about stuff. Not to mention the whole strength in numbers "thing".

Of course...how many different ways does a guy really need to be told on how to set points or something like that? Guess it depends on subject matter.

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I just look for the answer I wanna hear...... wife will confirm that!

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Although he agreed with you, 66emberglow hit the nail on the head:

". . . many similar answers can also breed confidence in the solution."

I concur!


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While Charles Turner is in principle correct, 66emberglow's comment is [color:eek:range]solid gold!</font color=orange>

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I dunno, but i like them tires and wheels on that Poppyred
tell me sizes and widths

wayne

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