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Now that we've got a lot more noobs on the site, perhaps we could have a "posting for dummies" or "posting 101" sticky in which we instruct people on how to search for topics when an idea pops into their heads, rather than just instantly generating redundant posts. Or perhaps we could just add this to the rules for posting sticky and make it more prominent so that people will read it. I'm sure there are other guidlines for navigating a web forum that people might like to see added to this list also.

Not saying that I havne't posted redundantly before, but everybody's got to learn sometime.
 

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Redundant posts are something i don't mind to a point.... here's the reason...

If we institute something like that, it will invariably lead to everyone yelling SEARCH anytime a new topic is posted that may have been discussed in the last 5 years....

That is NOT what i want this site to turn into... i enjoy seeing people post, and quality discussion following it, not some lame remark yelling at the person to search. If something was discussed in the last day or two, or something, then that would be one thing... like if it is on the first page or two of the forum topics list.... but if it was talked about last month, why NOT dignify it with a reply, even if it is a copy-paste?

That is MUCH more tasteful and in a 'community-like spirit' than.....

SEARCH NOOB!

I will say this much..... and this is only my vote of course, this site is run by a group, not any one person.... i would rather come down on the person telling everyone to search, than come down on new users who are asking questions that were discussed even 3 weeks ago.

Should we encourage searching? Absolutely... there is a lot to learn there.... but don't think that 'SEARCH NOOB' is going to be an acceptible response around here to any question posted.
 

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Krix said:
id rather point someone to a thread myself or explain it again. thats one thing I hate about HT. anytime someone has a question you get 15 replies saying SEARCH. Its not a big deal to help out someone, thats why we are here anyway 8)
Yea, thats another reason I stay away from HT. Also, I know searching doesn't always come up with good results. I tried to find the post Ti Rider made about the Honda Owners/Drivers Manual... I found 735 topics that had nothing to do with the book. Trying to narrow down my search and be more specific only yielded more results.

The easiest answer to this would be to sticky topics, and combine them into one thread for reoccurring threads.
 

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Fair enough guys, I musta been a little grumpy a few hours ago. I'm all for helping people out.
Ya'll are right, often times the old posts dont do the new questions justice.
 

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Yeah I totally Agree With John. I hate when people are yelling SEARCH all of the time. Even if they are saying it in good spirit. . . It still ( at least to me) seems to come out rude.... you can not really change your tone of voice on the Internet.. . and allot of times. The SEARCH NOOB reply can seem really nasty. . . . Plus it makes the forum look like crap.

and the ' general answers" that were in a post from last month. . . .might not be 100 percent appropriate for the new question that is being asked. . . .

" A personal response " is much nicer to receive than a post that was replied to by the community for " some other" user...
 

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Honda-Tech is mostly a bunch of mindless parrots repeating everything they've been told, while not actually sharing anything from personal experiences. Just because something was said 2 years ago, it doesn't mean that it is still valid today.
 

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jmart said:
Now that we've got a lot more noobs on the site, perhaps we could have a "posting for dummies" or "posting 101" sticky in which we instruct people on how to search for topics when an idea pops into their heads, rather than just instantly generating redundant posts.
I have always been an proponent for searching, but the search function is, IMO, somewhat poor when compared to other boards.
When i am specific in looking for something, whether it be by author or topic title, i seem to get lots of hits on things that do not even pertain to what i am looking for.
 
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