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Old 05-20-2017, 08:42 PM   #11
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we have several threads with great info but people dont read it... and most people dont knowe how to use the google method of forum searching (as forum search itself sucks.. but google site search is a great way to do it)..
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:17 PM   #12
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It is the short attention span of today. I am definitely still a noob and am ready to buy when the right one comes. Been stalking all the threads trying to inform myself on pertinent info. (Thanks everyone for your commitment! )

Have been thinking about starting a thread covering all the basic info that most people ask. Letting all the pros add their 2 cents in one collective location.

But not sure if that would be well accepted or not.
Been done before. Its buried over and over. Its the utter rehash on here that gets some folks a little annoyed, imo.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/so-...rst-11647.html
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:22 PM   #13
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Well, people want to know exactly what to do so they can have a beautiful and dependable bus, by next month. I've got to love some of the timelines.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:23 PM   #14
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Well, people want to know exactly what to do so they can have a beautiful and dependable bus, by next month. I've got to love some of the timelines.
LOL "I want to finance a bus, I want it by next week for a two year trip across north and south america".
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:04 PM   #15
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Well, people want to know exactly what to do so they can have a beautiful and dependable bus, by next month. I've got to love some of the timelines.
Now Now, I gave myself a 2 yr time line thinking that was reasonable, It's been 3 yrs now & I figure I'm about 2 yrs behind.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:06 PM   #16
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My original grip is where can I find? Well where the hell are you?
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I firmly believe that one of the things we will all be judged on by the Great Goddess of Karma is how well we suffer fools. This is one of the things I've always liked about this community, is that they do it well. If someone asks a question for the 40th time, we pretty much acknowledge that it's the first time - for them, and point them to an answer or 5.

I completely agree about newbies and their lack of responsibility about poking around before they jump in. I'm glad that we chose to blow off steam here, rather than on their thread entitled "Where you all buy your buses?". Perhaps if we had a sticky right at the top of this forum that said "FAQ - Read Before You Ask" or similar. The one we have now is about respectfulness, and degenerates into the silliness we all know and love by the end of the first page. Maybe not the first impression we want to make (or maybe it is; there have been folk who just didn't understand this place and went silent pretty quick).

There is a place in here that lists all the bus vendors we know of, good or bad. Good luck finding it. "Unaffiliated buses for sale" is a great thread, but ya gotta know it's there. And there's lots and lots of good information in threads that have titles that have no bearing on that information. If nothing else, we are good at thread drift.

So the next time some newbie does something newbie-ish, try to realize that for a first-timer this place might look like a hall of mirrors.

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I can't speak for others, but newbs are not that offensive. There's lots of forgiveness for newbs because they simply don't know what they're doing yet.

The problem, as I see it, is as follows;
1. Coming here simply to exploit mechanical knowledge of the forum, then leaving.

2. People that actually place orders for information in their first post. They want forum members to gather information for them and present it for consideration.

3. Opening thread after thread after thread.

4. Making a build thread for other forums based on information from this forum.

This site is actually designed to be exploited for build information. It's a shame that many don't feel the need to contribute anything back to the forum.
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