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squirrel
07-10-2005, 05:11 PM
some people forget that these forums are not only a repository for the newbie to use as a learning tool, but it is also a soapbox for the experienced user to thump on his chest and remind the masses how stupid they are.

a search of these forums routinely returns 1000+ posts on a particular topic.
many of those results can be over a year old and no longer relavant. many of us learn better by doing our own research and putting that research to practice, but if that information is no longer valid then nothing is learned.

some are just too lazy and want the answers handed to them, but most are just tired of reading old info and need some help.

FLAME AWAY IF YOU NEED TO

alldeadhomiez
07-10-2005, 05:21 PM
remind the masses how stupid they are.

Posting your little tantrum in an mfs_ftp support thread (clearly an inappropriate venue) has done little to dispel that notion.

Moved to Sewer.

eastwind
07-10-2005, 05:38 PM
some people forget that these forums are not only a repository for the newbie to use as a learning tool, but it is also a soapbox for the experienced user to thump on his chest and remind the masses how stupid they are.

a search of these forums routinely returns 1000+ posts on a particular topic.
many of those results can be over a year old and no longer relavant. many of us learn better by doing our own research and putting that research to practice, but if that information is no longer valid then nothing is learned.

some are just too lazy and want the answers handed to them, but most are just tired of reading old info and need some help.

FLAME AWAY IF YOU NEED TO
Tips for better searching. (http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?p=202696#post202696) I would also add that you can limit the number of really old posts by setting the search by date box to less than 6 months ago or something shorter--especially if you're looking for a post you know is recent. But remember when you do this that sometime the first mention of a subject is the best place to learn about it and is usually a good starting point.

ew

PapaSmurf
07-11-2005, 11:00 AM
some people forget that these forums are not only a repository for the newbie to use as a learning tool, but it is also a soapbox for the experienced user to thump on his chest and remind the masses how stupid they are.

a search of these forums routinely returns 1000+ posts on a particular topic.
many of those results can be over a year old and no longer relavant. many of us learn better by doing our own research and putting that research to practice, but if that information is no longer valid then nothing is learned.

some are just too lazy and want the answers handed to them, but most are just tired of reading old info and need some help.

FLAME AWAY IF YOU NEED TO

I'm sorry. I just can't seem to contribute anything constructive to this topic, but since we're in the sewer anyway... Would you like some cheese with that whine?