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The forum used to be a place for great advises, now itís just a place where newbies come and ask stupid questions (95% of the questions shouldnít be asked if they read the Adsese TOS)
I may not have many posts, but I rather read all the old topics rather then posting unimportant posts, most of the newbies should do the same (reading the old posts will help them finding their answers)
We must save this forum
Also, people differ in their levels of understanding. What is easy for one person is not necessarily as comprehensible to another.
What skin off of anyone's nose is it what a person posts (obviously though, relevant to the board topic), if they don't want to answer it?Why not just leave that thread for those with the time and inclination, and perhaps generosity, to do so. There is no law saying someone must read every thread before posting - or to answer it.. Searching through a million threads to find the answer to what you want can be very time consuming. Someone coming here for the first time may actually not even realise their question is answered. Things also change, and knowledge updates. ALL a more experienced poster ever need to is post a link, surely, to the relevant thread if they know the information is there.
ALL a more experienced poster ever need to is post a link, surely, to the relevant thread if they know the information is there.
Isn't a bit presumptuous to ask other members to search for the URLs of previous threads just because you don't want to invest your time?
Also, many of the questions that are asked here shouldn't need to be asked at all. For example, there is no legitimate reason for asking, "Is it OK to click on my own adds [sic]?"
WW has this strange attribute of not allowing people to post in old threads. No wonder it ends up going around in circles
Nothing personal but that's a total load of...
There were 3-4 threads posted about the same exact PSA problem this week.
How hard is it to look on the list of topics to see if someone else has already posted about seeing PSA's due to the hurricane?
Lazy pure and simple.
Yes, queries about whether it's OK to click one's own ads may sound stupid but it's amazing how many great discoveries were made by people asking what were considered stupid questions at the time. As Iwrite brilliantly points out - knowledge updates. The answer to whether it's OK to click one's own ads is not as clear cut as logic may dictate. Brett himself advises that you should click your own ads now and again. I reckon he's not a newbie.
I once helped someone with what I thought was a really stupid question. He thanked me profusely by sticky, explained what he does for a living and ending up solving a particularly taxing coding problem I had. It doesn't hurt to be a little patient with new members.
what on earth are you talking about?
I'm talking about the fact that locking old posts has absolutely nothing to do with " it ends up going around in circles" because people post without looking up the previous answers, the fact that you can't post to an old thread doesn't mean the answer is invalid.
And my point was things "ends up going around in circles" in the same week as people didn't even bother to see 3 other posts about the same PSA issue so what in the heck good would posting to an ancient thread do when they can't find the same thread on the same day!
but i was referring to the idea that new members "search" for answers in this website (and FAQs etc). As a newbie, i have a few times found threads in WW which i had further questions for, but was not alowed to post them because they're 'too old'
Newbies are forced to start new threads asking the same or similar questions because they cant reply to the older and more relevant/informational threads! Hence the forum going around in circles...
Iwrite asked: "does anyone around here make any money?"
I answered: "If you spend just one hour looking around this forum and the AdSense group, you'll find amazing answers. Why not do a little work?"
Was that rude? I don't know. Heck, I'm a newbie myself.
not alowed to post them because they're 'too old'
Well, I agree that I've wanted to extend a thread once or twice myself, but when the last post was 2003 or 2004 for that matter you never know if the original participants are still members or even alive for that matter so I can see some logic to locking the thread after a perion of time.
I think a reasonable feature of the forum could be an automatic "continue thread with new post" option that backlinks the original thread for reference just to make is easier to track it all.