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post #1 of 135 (permalink) Old 05-06-2003, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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All Members Read This Now!!! Newb Or Not!!!

the reason i'm here is due to a good friend of mine. he told me about this site and he's someone i consider to be a "guru" in the automotive world. he used to actually be a member of this site and all this time he's been wanting an IS300...

anyway, he just got one and he mentioned to me this moring how he came back onto the site...i want to quote him on what he wrote but i don't want to make his email public knowledge. basically, what he's telling me is that he can't believe how the forums have changed.

you know what...screw it...this is from his email:

"I see posts where newbs are asking questions.. legitimate questions.. 90% of the time its some callous remark about doing a search first.. the other 10% of the time its something sarcastic.. rarely is it informational.. very rarely.. also, half the posts are "yeah.. I agree" or "^^ what he said".. its like.. dude.. where's the content ? occasionally I'll find a tidbit of good info.. but half the time, its just all BS.."

and you know what...he's right!!! this is a serious part of the forum here. the "Go Fast Stuff" forum i mean. do we really need the BS in here???

i know we all get mad at the newbs asking the same questions...but come on people...if you going to argue and bicker about STUPID crap...take it to the PL!!!

also, if there's a newb asking a legit question...treat them with a little more respect. be nice...unless of course they're rude too...then go flame for all i care.

BASICALLY, all i'm asking is for you guys to take the small talk, well mostly the fighting/name calling/stupid posts to the PL and post IS300 related stuff in here.

when i go into a new forum, i expect people to treat me nice and not jump down my throat...so please don't do the same here...PLEASE. this is how we start giving ourselves a bad rep...tone it down a bit or else we'll have to REALLY start moderating shiet!!!

Thanks for your attention...
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Werd. I agree, alot has changed since I first registered on. What's even more ironic are newbies telling newbies to do a search. Now that's classic.

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Hmm, a guy that's been a member that introduced you to the site. Oh, dawg, I think I know who that is. Sup, duder.
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i'm glad someone realized this. when i first registered, i'd ask questions like newbies would be asking and i rareley got "do a serch NOOB". my question was answered. i was happy and the person who answered it did a good deed. now a days its diffrent. i go to other forums, and there are alot of questions repeated over and over again. usually there are ppl who just tell em to search. though most of the time there are some who answer it. some forums hav a FAQ at the top of the forum, this prevents alot of repeated questions. if we can get a sticky like that then i think alot of the "how much hp can i get out of an i/h/e" questions can be prevented. the FAQ IMHO will save alot of headaces.

the search function on this forum is terrible. i dunno how some of you guys do it, but i have a hard time finding imformation that i'm looking for.

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What bugs me about the search isnt its functionality.. its that when you do execute a search, you'll pull up plenty of topics on, say the "best intake".. but like 9 out of 10 threads dont answer the question or come close to providing any information to make a decision, much less a suggestion.. they're just filled with "dude.. this has been discussed".. so yeah, you can do the search, but most of it is garbage.. I understand that the questions have been asked hundreds, thousands of times and I'm sure some people get sick of seeing it.. but seriously, why not just answer the question with a simple "SRT", for example, rather than go into some long winded reply about how to use the search engine.. no one has the time or patience to answer a question, yet they have all the time in the world to do their name calling/flaming, sermons on the proper use of the search engine, and comments about someone's IQ..

Its sad.. I get more information by calling shops directly.. it may be useful information to some.. it may not.. but is it worth sharing with everyone knowing that there is a potential "threat" of being ridiculed by other members ? Why would anyone want to post anything and get a kick to the groin as a gesture of appreciation ? Its not worth anyone's time..

I saw a similar thread was started in the General Discussion area.. I'm glad to see others recognize there has been a detrimental change in general attitudes.. but as someone else pointed out, the attutide isnt going to change unless it comes "from above"..
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completely agree...Flaming is not needed

If you have time to flame someone, then you have time to help someone out.

Not everyone was born from the woom of an IS300 inline straight 6 engine. We all here have questions and are interested in becoming unique and standing out above the standard IS... I love my car, but by no means would ever trust myself to do the modifications myself. Rather like expecting someone to manage my network who knows only how to turn on a pc.

the searches don't always pull up what you want. Example did a search today for Dyno tuning and SRT and received about 95% garbage. Perhaps my searching abilities aren't quite as honed. But that's why a forum is created in the first place to share mutual ideas and input.

Just my .02

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basically, this forum is here to help us all out...newbie or not...

also, i'm pretty sure tony would like traffic here to continue to increase. if we keep up treating newbies badly, our traffic will suffer and sooner or later, people will not be willing to come here. there's already been talks about how rude people on this site are...new people will not want to come here if this continues.

please help to welcome people and try not scaring them away...

thanks.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the same. Search button is useless, quite frankly. 9 out of 10 posts are just garbage. It takes me hours of wasted time sifting through all the useless posts. Like what IT said, the forum is a place for IS300 owners to learn, not bash.

After lurking on this site for a couple of months now, I pretty much know who is the real deal, i.e. very technically knowledgeable about cars. Since owning this car, I actually frequent other car sites forums more than this site. That's only b/c other forums sites provide better facts about cars (in general) as well as showing mutual respect for its fellow owners. Something that's slowly degenerating on this site. The powers that be need to lay down the law.

Just my 2.5 cents.
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After lurking on this site for a couple of months now, I pretty much know who is the real deal, i.e. very technically knowledgeable about cars. The rest are people who only care about there post count.
we're counting posts??? where???

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After lurking on this site for a couple of months now, I pretty much know who is the real deal, i.e. very technically knowledgeable about cars. The rest are people who only care about there post count.
we're counting posts??? where???
Oops...That one should be deleted since obviously no one here does that. Much apologies.
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This site is a reflection of the average IS300 owner.

I have met about 12 ppl from this site that I now
Consider friends, so it canít be all bad.
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Very well put. I agree with you that most posts are a buch of nonesense, I am finding myself deleting at least 5 posts a day due to nonesense. So everyone please treat ppl the way you would like to be treated, Hyper said it the best, No more BS it is giving this community a bad rep, so lets not waste a good thing.

As for the Newbs, I have noticed as well ppl slaming newbies just for asking a question, please ppl you were a newbie at one point in time as well, also quit telling ppl to search on every little thing, sometimes you don't always find what you are looking for so what is the harm in asking, if you feel it is a BS post, the PM a moderator to have them either lock/delete the thread. Treat ppl w/ the same respect you would like to recieve, and for those who don't know, the person w/ the most posts doesn't mean anything...

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What i think might help would be more informative stickies at the top with very good names:

Sticky: What is the Best Intake / Exhaust?
Sticky: Check Engine Light
Sticky: There is no "Chip" for the IS300 (and other posts marked "Retarded" by GTE )

because a lot of the posts are what most of the "search n00b" replies are for... maybe?

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hey

Thank god someone finalyy said something. I am kinda new to this site and I have tried not to put any posts up b/c I know someone will jump all down my throat. Just b/c you do a search doesnt mean you will find out what you need. People really need to get a grip and just calm down in here. If you dont want to answer a noobie question then just hit the back button and go to another post, dont just down his throat. We are on here to help each other out, not jump all over them. Sorry, had to vent. Thanks for finally posting this problem.
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i don't know whether to call myself a noob or not... been here for so long, but didn't start posting until recently. I was afraid, just like many ppl here.. now I could really give 2 shizzles if ppl write "do a search jackass", "it was posted 50 times already".. if I can't find it, I'm posting it. No need to be afraid, are you worried about your image on .net??

This goes out to all those guys who think they are superior to everyone else here on .net...

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