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I'll be the first to admit, I have bashed a couple of the newer members, BUT I have also helped a couple. I dont mind helping with repeated questions because I was flamed pretty bad when I was new but read a couple of threads with flaming in them, most of the time they're asking for it. I've noticed that when you tell someone that they should search first they get all defensive and try to start acting all big and bad. theres no reason for that, just take the advice and use the search. the only reason I would flame someone would be because of that, it drives me insane. take RAspecC for example. him and I are not on good terms because the way he acts. bringing money and everything into it. and if your asking for opinions expect to get a couple that are negative. its an opinion and you asked for it. dont act all immature about it. thats just my opinion on things.
 

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Because that takes a lot of time. Also, information can become dated rather quickly as new products are released and vendors go out of business or move.

The opportunity is there for anyone who wishes to do that, they would just have to put in the time.

-Justin
Well, the specs on the coilover thread doesn't change much, and shouldn't, this way, you can compare coilovers that are NLA for comparison sake.

We've requested the coilover spec thread be stickied, but when AZNHYPNOTIQ asked, he was denied for reasons unclear to me.

I wouldn't mind spending some time in a dedicated sub-forum to organize it. I think the biggest problem is in the inside and out, where things tend to be to subjective.

You cannot expect a solid answer for which bodykit looks best.

If anything, the thread I hate most, is the often appearing "let's see" threads. I like how someone stickied the show me threads, that was brilliant.

I would volunteer myself to organize the stop drop and roll forum. We still need mods who see that there are 2 greddy lip threads, and merge them as one.

What about deleting FS threads that all items are sold and whatnot. Those are of little to no value in most instances.

Oh well. the 20sec limit sucks, but the search is good enough IMO. I have not had an instance where I couldn't find what i needed.
 

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i know im kinda new here, but there does seam to be a alot of negativity here. I see alot of the (for lack of a better term) burnt out older members becoming crotchity old men, and instead of spending their time trying to educate the masses would rather spend that same amount of time, if not more, griping because someone didnt use the search function. Lets face it, sure, good content was posted back in 03... but unless it has a recent post its at the bottom of the search results, sometimes on page 300 or so. so yes, you have answerd the questions before, but you also answerd them a long time before some people came here and that information is burried in the cespool of BS that seems to always float to the top....
The know-it-alls rarely post anymore because you get people like mo and tsop that CONSTANTLY go at it. That HAS to STOP. If it were up to me, I would have temporary bans for useless arguments and attacks that dilute a thread. That, combined with the fact that now the IS300 is getting cheaper to own, so younger crowds with distinctly different tastes have started to show up.

Most people here would last a week posting in some of the BMW e30 boards (the cars cost anywhere from a couple thousand), it's a very young crowd that doesn't have as much knowledge as some of us.

I work as an EE for a building automation company, and some of our clients are schools. Currently, I have an addition at a middle school, and obviously, the kids are immature, but I still find myself thinking "I can't believe I acted like that when I was in middle school."

You'd be foolish to think you knew everything before posting on the boards. The difference is, I read more, and posted less. Not the case with many newbs.

Let's bring in the temporary bans. People would argue less if all they could do is lurk for a week. There are no consequences for diluting the forums. There are some forums you can't pull that non-sense in.
 

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I will go ahead and say it too. Im as noob as it gets for this site as far as posting stuff, but I have been keeping up with this site since i purchased a IS about a yr ago. As i was sitting here reading this thread I noticed a post that is a perfect example. o2blackis-sent a post in the go fast section-verifying that he's a noob to and asking a question - though a very BROAD question. The first 5 or 6 post are a bunch of smartass remarks about using the search engine and crap.

- If these people want to get on here and bash people all day, then there not helping this site become the type of forum website all u guys want it to be
-start reporting these people for bashing-
 

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i am a new b on this site. but personaly i dont care if people make fun of me for a post i asked for help on. i do alot of research before i come here. and when i do come here and ask for some help. only a few will actually give me helpful tips and information. and for those that do i appreciate it.

i love my IS. and i do all my own work on my car, but i still would like help from other people out there.
 

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i like this. one of the reasons im still here and not out there with the rest of the IS owners and getting info straight from the source was because when i first saw this, it gave off a good vibe. i saw the meets and the casual conversations and the jokes. it'll be cool if we can keep it that way and not flood forums.
i did a buncha searches on stuff like intakes and exhausts. what i found were threads telling people to go do searches -.-
so im really no one to talk, but it's kinda cool when everyone takes their ritalin and just kicks back on here
 

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Agreed. The flaming is why I avoided this site for over a year until recently. I always try to do a search first, but so many here are quick to namecall and just be an ass in general, so I stayed away. This is a great site and a great community when we try to have a little respect for one another. I try to help out with what I can, when I have experience with something. We were all newbs at one point.
 

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This thread should have to be read every time you log on. My question is, will people actually do the right thing or will they continue to be idiots? This is a car forum for car enthusiasts, not for people looking to start trouble.
 

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This thread should have to be read every time you log on. My question is, will people actually do the right thing or will they continue to be idiots? This is a car forum for car enthusiasts, not for people looking to start trouble.
i would say ppl do this because they can...so they do it. plain and simple i guess...
 

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Isn't the idea to learn? You can learn by asking questions and by reading. The threads may not answer the question and differnt input is helpful. If you see a question repeated, don't friggin answer it! If it angers you, suck it up and move on. If you want to be nasty and show how incredibly smart you are and impress everyone with your vast expanse of knowledge by putting down novices and newbies DON'T, take a moment, get some K&N Oil and squat on a cold air intake... you need it.
Now for my question...
I have a new IS... what can i do to it????
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
 

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Isn't the idea to learn? You can learn by asking questions and by reading. The threads may not answer the question and differnt input is helpful. If you see a question repeated, don't friggin answer it! If it angers you, suck it up and move on. If you want to be nasty and show how incredibly smart you are and impress everyone with your vast expanse of knowledge by putting down novices and newbies DON'T, take a moment, get some K&N Oil and squat on a cold air intake... you need it.
Now for my question...
I have a new IS... what can i do to it????
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH


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I should have edited the typos, sorry...
As long as you get what I mean.
I am here to learn. You can try all you want to tear me a new one if a I ask a question that has already been asked, but no chance...
I know I lack knowlegde on cars and IS300's... I laugh at it.
So in the idle banter of some responses I can dig out some good info.:cool:
 

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^^^ what he said :lol:









I agree with what was said, but how many threads do we need on "can I swap a GTE motor into my IS" or "what intake should I use"...I think that there should be a beginning tutorial or something that they HAVE TO READ before they start posting (not like a sticky that says newbs read this) that shows them how to search and that there are very few topics that havent been covered. Im just throwin ideas out there, but I'll start being nice :blush:
 

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^^^ what he said :lol:









I agree with what was said, but how many threads do we need on "can I swap a GTE motor into my IS" or "what intake should I use"...I think that there should be a beginning tutorial or something that they HAVE TO READ before they start posting (not like a sticky that says newbs read this) that shows them how to search and that there are very few topics that havent been covered. Im just throwin ideas out there, but I'll start being nice :blush:


In a matter of like 3-4 days, there were about 4 members with titles of threads saying "New, how can i modify my car"

And the body of the thread was asking what can be done to a car to make it faster. Isn't this covered in like reading stupid street or something?
 

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I'll be honest, My.IS has gone to shit. I never even sign on anymore and when I do I rarely post. Take the inside and out forum for example, I mean I love looking at pics of what everybody has done to make their IS unique but starting a new thread every couple of days with just one picture each is plain stupid. how about once every 6 months? just because I wash my car every 3 days doesnt mean I need to go out and take a pic then post a thread saying "I washed my car today!!!" is that really that important? does anybody learn anything from it? this forum is meant to be a tool for learning, not showing off or talking shit. I think someone should come up with a "blocker" when starting post. I'm not real sure how to explain it but kind of like if you type in 3 or more words that match a previous it shouldnt let you post, it should show you the matching threads and if you still cant find what you want then you can post. just my opinion. I would really like to see this forum go back to what it used to be, a lot of helpful people are leaving and once they're all gone theres going to be no point in the forum.
 

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i am brand new(signed up 4 hours ago) i know that i have asked a question that has been asked by about every noob but i want the question answered with my needs in mind so i started my own thread. i havent even picked up my 300 yet and i would hate to think that IS owners are a bunch of a#* holes that would just make me leave the site and not look back. i registered because a friend told me that this was the best site on the web for IS owners.
 

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Well. I must say this thread is very interesting.

I think basically the biggest problem is the search. With the 1,736,726,023 threads on this site, it's hard to come by sound advice without reading for 18 hours str8.

People think that because they have 15,000 posts, or or 10 red boxes in their rep, they are some how above everyone else. Which is rediculous. Like some one else mentioned, regardless of what a website/forum is about, you want new people...period! When new people don't feel welcome, say goodbye, cause they aint commin back. You don't even have to be the person that own's the website (makes all the money), to want new people to join. This is about comming together because we all love the SAME car.

You would be surprised what some N0oBs may know about YOUR car, that YOU DON'T...Mr. I have 50 million posts and 23 red boxes. So when he asks a question that may be obvious, or already discussed...just give a good answer to the best of your knowledge. If you wana write somthing stupid, why waste your time? Why not just hit the back button and go read another thread that you WILL be interested in, and leave dealing with the noobs up to people that WANT TO take the time to help the noobs?

The search sucks. We all know it. They always do on ALL forums, it's not just this one. Reason being is that their are so many diffrent topics per key word. Not to mention all the threads that say "should I go turbo or SC?" "shut up noob, you suck. Use the search!" Which always seems to be in the top 10 threads on the search might I add. Also, threads that are completely irrelavant. It may have started out about "what does this button do?" and turned into "well, my car is turbo, and ur's is N/A..blah blah blah." Giving that person absolutely nothing.

The point here is, if you plan on telling a noob to search, try searching it yourself first. If you happen to come up with somthing without having to go through 123 threads...just post the damn link. If it's so easy, why not help the noob out and show them how it's done?

And another thing I would like to point out here! Take the "go fast stuff" forum. If all the questions have already been answered, then why does it even exist anymore? That goes for all the forums acctually. If everyone want's to complain about repeat posts, theres pretty much nothing to talk about anymore except "which rims do you think I should get?" or "look at the pics of my new paint job". Think about THAT for a second.

And THAT'S all I have to say about THAT!

Thanks for reading this reply, have a horrible day!
And don't forget to play in traffic you mongoloid! :p
that was sarcasm by the way, if you coulnt tell by the smiley, so don't get all butt hurt...:suspiciou
 
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