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Old 01-29-2009   #38 (permalink)
January Guy
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5,903
As someone who would be accused of recently picking on newbies, here are my thoughts. As Bumper says, if we are not nice to them, they may never come back, and we don't want that. At the same time, if we answer every single question that is asked and don't encourage them to use the search function and explore a bit before asking any old question, we lower the quality of the board. Every repetitive question bumps another perhaps more valuable thread down the board and perhaps out of cursory eyesight.

Perhaps the following is a solution. Let's say hypothetically (or not) newbie asks a question regarding using dollars or pesos and there are already 2 other threads going on regarding that topic. We could just say, "Use pesos and get them at an ATM when you are in Mexico. By the way, not sure if you knew but we have an awesome search function (insert link to Babaloo's tutorial) where you can also get answers to questions like this if you choose. Welcome aboard!"

How's that?


P.S. I believe we should still be allowed to be mean to newbies who tell our regulars that they are telling lies like mr water temperature dude.

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