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When I joined, I read through the FAQ, Stickies and other resources before I ever asked a single question. I have yet to have "search" screamed at me...you know why? Because I found 99% of the info I needed to know by searching.
 

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I Also agree. i'm new and nobody trying to help me out. most of the time i use google and it's links me to this site and thread i needed. weird that google dose a better job than the search in here. i still havent figured out how to find people in a thread near me or in my area. i want to get a MEET together or maybe even a show/BBQ. I'll have booths and displays for people trying to trick or SUPe up their rides. i really think the rep idea is a waste of time you'll know a persons rep by the kind of info the provide or things they give to this site. Anyways not trying to talk people to death. Thanks for pointing this problem out. IS300DUAL
 

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I Also agree. i'm new and nobody trying to help me out. most of the time i use google and it's links me to this site and thread i needed. weird that google dose a better job than the search in here. i still havent figured out how to find people in a thread near me or in my area. i want to get a MEET together or maybe even a show/BBQ. I'll have booths and displays for people trying to trick or SUPe up their rides. i really think the rep idea is a waste of time you'll know a persons rep by the kind of info the provide or things they give to this site. Anyways not trying to talk people to death. Thanks for pointing this problem out. IS300DUAL
Take a look in the regional forums, some are far more active than others but you might be able to get a group together for a meet.
 

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Its funny that I'm reading this now becasue i just go slamed for -76890 Rep becasue i posted a question about Exhaust Systems and im the newest one in this thread. It was just a simple question and the reason for that question is because I'm currently in Afghanistan and I don't have the pleasure to be on a computer every day like some other people who live there life in front of it. Its easier for me to ask a 5min question then spend time I don't have available looking for something. I mainly get on the computer to talk to family but that day and like today I'm using 5 minutes from my 30min allowed to use the MWR (military rec center) to get some information, some was good and thanks them for helping. Like windex who was the only one that actually put something I can use. I was looking at your All Members Read This Now!!! Newb Or Not!!! thread and I found something interesting "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."and "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." But its ok thanks for your help windex and when I can find more time after convoys I will search what I need to find even though the seach is not to helpful. Have a good day.........
 

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See here: http://my.is/forums/f88/tuning-engine-management-387272/

I hope this is seen or passed along to whomever owns/runs this site. My sole intent was to gain information about products and I asked for detailed info more than once since my knowledge base is all but non-existent on my wifes car. Thankfully one or two fellow enthusiasts were able to shed some light on my inquiries before the thread was closed.

Let this serve as prime example to the mods on here that just because a member such as myself has a low post count and rarely frequents a site means said person doesn't moderate on many other sites of equal or larger size. The impatience displayed was pitiful.
 

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See here: http://my.is/forums/f88/tuning-engine-management-387272/

I hope this is seen or passed along to whomever owns/runs this site. My sole intent was to gain information about products and I asked for detailed info more than once since my knowledge base is all but non-existent on my wifes car. Thankfully one or two fellow enthusiasts were able to shed some light on my inquiries before the thread was closed.

Let this serve as prime example to the mods on here that just because a member such as myself has a low post count and rarely frequents a site means said person doesn't moderate on many other sites of equal or larger size. The impatience displayed was pitiful.
kponti did a great job of answering your questions, leaving the thread open for more people to comment wasn't going to get you any other answers. The thread was simply closed because your question was answered and it has been addressed before in the past.
 

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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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I totally agree, I was the same way and just now started posting since I saved up money to finally get a Turbo.

Now, Im going to take advantage of this Thread and ask for help! I posted another thread that has the information of a Turbo I am buying actually today. I have not received any answers or feedback so Im afraid Im going blind to buy it.

Could anyone help me decide????

http://my.is/forums/f114/help-decide-turbo-setup-2002-is300-389899/
 

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i feel the exact same way. the other day iasked a simple question and got a bunch of smartass answers. makes you not even wanna get on anymore. if u think the questions are stupid then don't even look at the post
 

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Just thought I'd mention, its everyone. Including mods!

I've seen it. Most recently in a few threads which I will provide through PM to whom ever is in charge if that is, they are curious.

I mean, a noob joins. Some are new to forums in general, some have experience on others before making there stay here.

Regardless, it looks totally confusing to them. Well, some if not most of the noob population. Not every forums has the 'Search' tool.

I always do my best to welcome those new to the site and answering their questions even if they have been asked numerous times before. Of course, I'll end it with a prompt generous closing statement that explains what and how to use the search function.

I just find it funny how even mods will bash the hell out of people and not even offer a bit of help, even if they have seen this thread.

Maybe a site clean up or re-furbish should be made. To cleans it of its now bad reputation, and maybe find a way. Other than this simple thread of advise and hope to enforce these rules and guidelines.

Just getting that out there.

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This is very true! While I may be new to the IS/2jZ platform, I'm not new to cars especially aspirated ones. I've succesfully built several engines, mosly from DSMs, Starion/Conquest and 3000GT VR4 in my day. Some bits and peices of info. need for my projects have been acquired from site like DSMtalk, Starquest, club 3Si, ect...from very, kool, helpful ppl. I'm new to this site and gotten a few honest respones to my pesky question regarding a GTE swap. But for the most part, I think members, Gurus can do a little better for the new guys than to say "search the forums"
 

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I agree with the OP. We all just need to be more respectful and kind to others. Our world is going down hill lets do our best to slow it down as much as possible.
 

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I bought a few things from other members here in the past but I got neg rep by someone with a million rep points for a comment I made, it has been over a year now since I have been able to see the "for sale" section. Rep needs to be taken away, it's a freaking car community bashing on their own members. If sellers wanted to sell something, why not let past buyers with good purchase feedback buy?
 

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IMHO 90% of my searches have me drudging through crap without finding what I was looking for! When I finally get the nerve to post my question it seems that within the first responders, there a super bad ass member who knows where everything is and shoots me a link to what I am looking for. Its almost like this one guy saves everything to his desktop just so he can be helpful. Thanks to those guys!!! I say save the drama for your personal life and help lift the community!!

P.S. it's good to be here I just picked up my first IS on monday.
 

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As a newb to the ISx community, but a long time member of others such as PBnation.com, LS1tech.com, Thirdgen.org, Supraforums.com, and ClubLex. It hurts me to have to say that the only other places I've seen this much newb bashing/disrespect is on local forums to large cities where the rich and arrogant think because they have more money than the other guy they can talk trash all they want. I sure hope this isn't the case here.
I know that stepping up into the Toyota/Lexus playing field costs quite a bit more than grabbing a LSx series v8 from a junk yard truck and throwing it into an 80's Camaro and running low 12s, but seriously, if 70% of people on here act like dick heads it will keep new members from coming back, and even newer from joining...

Maybe I don't really have any room to say anything here, but I know for a fact that my friends on the other boards would feel the same way.That being said, I want to say thank you to people like MX99204, TECHis300, leonardis300, kaptain86, and a few others who I have asked questions to,and have seen them post very knowledgeable and respectful answers to other newbies here.

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IMHO 90% of my searches have me drudging through crap without finding what I was looking for! When I finally get the nerve to post my question it seems that within the first responders, there a super bad ass member who knows where everything is and shoots me a link to what I am looking for. Its almost like this one guy saves everything to his desktop just so he can be helpful. Thanks to those guys!!! I say save the drama for your personal life and help lift the community!!

P.S. it's good to be here I just picked up my first IS on monday.
A big problem with the search is the number of repeated and un-informative threads on the same topic. I haven't checked lately, but I will guess there are 100 or so intake threads. When a Noob comes and posts another thread on the topic, it becomes 101 and so-on.

That leads to the problem of the search being useless (because 90 of your 101 results are going to be crap), and then the subsequent problem of a member who was unable to find his information in the search posting another thread (now 102) on a topic that has been well-discussed.

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Thank You

i love cars...something about them just calms me down...i know a lil bit about cars but not really how to fix them....so youd probably call me a newb so ill accept it no problem.....im also a member of ClubLexus and ive been posting on there because these forums get my blood boiling kinda difficult to find good information and to just go threw all the stuff on these forums its endless....anyway so ive been posting and this dude for no reason jumped down my throat when i was just asking a question he said i should have gone threw the threads and found a post related to my question or look for a thread that answers my question honestly i could do that but i like starting my own threads its more personable to me.....but i really do truly appreciate this thread you posted i have skipped by it more then once and iam very glad i took the time to read this thread so again Thank You!!!
 

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Just read this post, and I wanna say that this site is the LEAST littered site I have ever seen as far as flaming and bs posts go. I have been on other sites where someone asks a question and for like 5 pages following that, people talk smack and flame their asses off. In the short time I have been on, I find this site EXTREMELY informative. I mean I have been a mechanic for 10 years and I feel I know nothing compared to the regulars on here. It's quite amazing, actually. So kudos to this post, as it may have made this site one of the best forums out there. And THANKS to all who have helped on all bases.
 
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