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May I have a slight whinge

PostPost by: 2cams70 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:07 pm

I notice that many people ask for help in these forums to diagnose various technical issues associated with their cars and many others respond with advice or suggestions as to the cause but never do they conclude the topic by saying how the problem, noise or other issue was eventually resolved!! Leaves us all guessing and doesn't help add to the knowledge base!! Even if the problem was never resolved it would be nice to know that also.
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:15 pm

I agree, please give us the end of the story.
Anyone giving advice and suggestions is also learning, as we all are all the time.
There are also many people who do not contribute to the conversation at the time but learn from reading how the problem was solved.
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:27 am

All

Hear Hear
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:14 am

Even if it takes time :!:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:12 am

Ditto

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PostPost by: 69S4 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:40 am

This isn't really a whinge but if whatever problem you're wrestling with takes a considerable amount of time to resolve, or even if it doesn't get resolved, it can be hard to find the original topic in the archives. I've learnt not to bother with the forum search function but to use Google instead. It often finds the topic much more quickly.

A +1 for ending stories though. I often find myself looking up something only to find it finishes at the same point I'm stuck at.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:41 am

Maybe posting a reply to this effect on all the unfinished stories one finds , will prompt the original poster ( or others ) to resolve any issues ??

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:33 am

69S4 wrote:This isn't really a whinge but if whatever problem you're wrestling with takes a considerable amount of time to resolve, or even if it doesn't get resolved, it can be hard to find the original topic in the archives. I've learnt not to bother with the forum search function but to use Google instead. It often finds the topic much more quickly.

A +1 for ending stories though. I often find myself looking up something only to find it finishes at the same point I'm stuck at.


+1 to the google search. Here's what I use: site:lotuselan.net xxxxxxx where the xx's is your search
criteria.

+1 to John's answer. I don't mind opening a can of worms again. To me, the problem is ongoing if there is
no resolution and I currently have the problem.
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PostPost by: Craven » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:50 am

It takes very little effort at the time to acknowledge responses with a simple, Thank You
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:08 pm

Craven wrote:It takes very little effort at the time to acknowledge responses with a simple, Thank You


This.

My excuse if/when I fail to do so is my ageing memory. :D
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:26 pm

+1
Mea culpa and I will conclude my 2017 problem threads in a few weeks (as I'm about to leave the country for a month)!
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