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11-27-2007 09:44 PM  10 years agoPost 21
OICU812

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If it is a repeated topic that has been beat to death there is no need to make a new topic, ie: example T-Tex tail wag, tail belt etc, like sreiously... When new peeps or for that matter even some long term people will make the silliest posts and questions and well... that clutters a site "BAD". I do not want to read 30 of the same threads on the same topic sorry, I "always" do a search before asking a question, that way the question is fresh and we can all benifit from that, sounds like you got told, and if you did you should have all imho. Once in awhile I fully admidt I likely ask something related to an answered question, the point is to make a simple effort to see if the answer is out there allready.

BTW...

I have given multiple links to allready answered topics in threads and people get just as mad as me posting the picture showing the search function, so now I simply post the pic and let em get heated up no matter to me.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-27-2007 09:54 PM  10 years agoPost 22
Dakine

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I must be a loser, I'm actually reading this whole thread.

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11-27-2007 09:56 PM  10 years agoPost 23
OICU812

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I must be a loser, I'm actually reading this whole thread.
Yea really Tony, what were you thinking?

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-27-2007 10:23 PM  10 years agoPost 24
WJackson

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sounds like you got told
Nope, never told to do a search, but answered a post that was today. Using your logic you dont like seeing mutliple posts,for example a wag in the t-rex tail, the post is done, its there. So the next person that searches for a "wagging tail on a Rex" , they get "Do a search" as opposed to a link to an additional post that provides the answer. Like Barracudehockey pointed out, if you can take the effort to respond with the "Do a Search" you can answer the question or point the person in the right direction to get the question answered.

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11-27-2007 10:28 PM  10 years agoPost 25
OICU812

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Well answering the same question that was answered more than a year ago a billion times gets old pretty fast sorry. Search function is easy, there is never a problem helping someone new all I am saying is take a second to do a search, it is not that hard is it?. I do not expect people to hold my hand throughout life, I always try to do something and learn from it, if I can not do it, then I ask for help,,, why should the net be any different?

Like I said I have made responses with multiple links and peeps get all offended so screw it, from now on I usually just do not respond, seems to be less stressfull, lol.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-27-2007 10:38 PM  10 years agoPost 26
WJackson

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Well I promise you'll never get any flack from me for including examples. I heard this is now a policy in another forum and thought it was a good idea. I too get tired of going over what pitch range is, or what collective is, or cyclic pitch and how do I measure it,buts its all part of the hobby and I was new once too. Your right though , I normally pass over most posts of that nature due to the fact it gets old, but if I do post, its constructive and hopefully helpfull. I just thought the "Do a search" always sounded rude to me. Heres a link to the post i was refering that spawned this one. http://runryder.com/helicopter/t389675p1/

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11-27-2007 11:12 PM  10 years agoPost 27
aceisback

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The more time spent searching means less time for flying (or worse, rebuilding after a crash)

The only problem I see with searching is that sometimes, the info is old and out of date. I want current, up to the minute info!!!

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11-27-2007 11:25 PM  10 years agoPost 28
Droid

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"Do a search" is a bit like having a community where no-one goes out in the street. I say ask as many questions as you want, theres always someone willing to give an answer, after all its an interactive forum, if i want to do a search i use Google.

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11-27-2007 11:43 PM  10 years agoPost 29
skydude

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I cannot believe I am reading posts that bitch about people asking questions.

If it bothers you --- IGNORE IT.

There are forums where it seems the main idea is the camaraderie. Maybe this is not one of them. You do not get any camaraderie from a search.

There is only so much to know about this hobby. If you are tired of people bothering you (the idea of this is too funny, if not pathetic) spend a few minutes to put all the info together and get the bureaucrats to put one big site for everbody with a heli question and then you can have this site for whatever it is you want. Just what exactly that might be I am sure I don't know but have at it.

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Watch out all you moles!!! (Vae, puto deus fio)

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11-28-2007 12:08 AM  10 years agoPost 30
electriciancarl

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I will post any question I feel like. If some self appointed web nazi has a problem with it, who gives a sh*t. Answer the question or move along.

Some folks really need to lighten up a little.

Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

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11-28-2007 12:09 AM  10 years agoPost 31
Droid

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What was the question??

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11-28-2007 01:25 AM  10 years agoPost 32
rbl4

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The very nature of a forum “An online discussion group, where participants with common interests can exchange open messages.” lends itself to questions by its members that may be repetitive. Other members, depending on there expertise and temperament, may find the repetitive questions wearisome since it is their perception that the question has already been asked and answered.

The experienced forum member’s situation is similar to a longtime subscriber’s experience to almost any magazine where the editors continue to repeat information previously covered because they are trying to also educate the new subscriber.

To best serve the interests of all the forum members, experienced users may want to refrain from responding with information that does not help to answer the question. ….Ridicule or derision is not an effective learning tool. Rather, the experienced members’ may want to channel their impatience when answering the “redundant “questions by educating the newer/less-informed users with the necessary information, perhaps, by explaining or citing a previous thread that answers the question after a brief but cordial introduction to the topic.

Remember, that the most experienced of us were once “beginners”, and your questions (at least I would hope so) were answered in a positive manner. Rob

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11-28-2007 01:32 AM  10 years agoPost 33
Gyronut

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Excellent explanation RBL4

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11-28-2007 04:58 AM  10 years agoPost 34
wags

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Unless it is a new product, manuever, etc,.. it has been discussed time and time again. So, if, every time someone has a question, instead of asking and getting new input from probably different people, they do a search, the website will become stagnate.
Wow, it's getting late and that is totally a run on sentence. I'll search later. LOL
Wags
BTW, as a guy who isn't here very often, I do searches, then ask questions that have been asked and answered (probably). Thanks for the help guys.

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11-28-2007 07:25 AM  10 years agoPost 35
Busher

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Can anybody give me any constructive information on how to search in a more specific manner. I have typed in for searches and got a whole manner of return topics some not even remotely related to the search I put in. Can you use wildcards or boolean if so can anyone give me any pointers.
This would be a great help and stop quite a few frustrated searchers, posting so called new topics.

Good luck
Busher

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11-28-2007 07:28 AM  10 years agoPost 36
WJackson

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Mr Ryder informed me today that the search is being totally revamped. I know what you mean, and hopefully the new one will give better results and allow more narrowed searches.

RIP Roman
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11-28-2007 08:06 AM  10 years agoPost 37
fiveoboy01

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I figure if you have the time to type a post to tell them to do a search you have time to answer the question at hand.
Well said BH, and I agree.

I myself use the search function a LOT here and at many other websites I visit. There's almost nothing here that hasn't been discussed.

But, some people are not good with the search function, or they don't think to use it. Some of these guys don't have many posts and they're looking for help. I know how frustrated I got a few months ago when I was first starting, asking questions about things that are very simple to me now, and some of my questions might have even warranted a "do a search" reply.

What bothers me is when someone asks for HELP with something, and some prick has nothing better to do than spout out "do a search"... Sadly, it seems that a vast majority of them are veteran/high post count status and above, the very guys who should be setting an example and helping newcomers.

I'm not pointing the finger here specifically either. I see it on a lot of boards.

R/C helis are very complex machines. There is nothing in R/C imo which matches their difficulty when it comes to flying, building, setup, and maintenance. People get stuck and just want help, and someone snubs them because they're either too good or too busy to give a helping hand... Forgetting all along that they too were once noobs.

Thankfully most every question I had was answered patiently, but I think I would have become very frustrated had I been told several times to "just do a search"....

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11-28-2007 08:07 AM  10 years agoPost 38
fiveoboy01

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Can anybody give me any constructive information on how to search in a more specific manner. I have typed in for searches and got a whole manner of return topics some not even remotely related to the search I put in. Can you use wildcards or boolean if so can anyone give me any pointers.
This would be a great help and stop quite a few frustrated searchers, posting so called new topics.
Generally what I do here because there is such a huge amount of info, is just limit it to a title search with the results shown as threads/topics. This usually gets me real close to where I need to be, sometimes I might have to do a little reading.

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11-28-2007 10:00 AM  10 years agoPost 39
dick smith

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i personally dont agree with do a search post, a, try this thread answer( i dont know how to do them yet,but i am working on it)is more helpful... some times i have done a search and have not been able to pinpoint the answer im lookin for.. so i post an ask question .. and if i get a do a search answer its frustrating and it makes me feel like jumping into the computer and ripping their bloody arms off.ive noticed the same old questions being asked... and its the same people who take the time to answer those questions again and again.
well done them,,,,,,

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11-28-2007 12:13 PM  10 years agoPost 40
bagobitz

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many good points raised here....It's terribly frustrating ,reading a magazine, when a reference is made to an article in a past issue......that's NOT the case HERE you get ALL the "back -issues" on RR, AND they're in chronological order.

I don't see a problem with telling someone to do a search, ESPECIALLY when the very subject is further down the same page and the poster is just too damne lazy or impatient to browse the first couple of pages on each relevant forum section . Then there's the guy who asks "which sim"

several respondents made a fairly unanimous recommendation....then he just bought the "worst choice" anyway!

yup, it's a 2-way street....to me, "do a search" says,
"it's a well worn, recently aired subject, don't expect others to "wipe your arse " for you"

(having read the ENTIRE Jokes forum,...I see the old chestnuts reappear with monotonous regularity) ...but they're "new" to someone who doesn't expect to find anything interesting before the latest 3 posts

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