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paulcardoza

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Posted: 02/07/14 08:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ugh.... [emoticon]

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Looking at or answering an OP's limiting question so narrowly and bluntly doesn't really answer the question asked or expand the OP's knowledge of what's actually involved with the question asked. Blinders won't help anyone see the real world facts or even a poster's answer in most threads.

What color is actually red? OR What makes the red color appear red. About the same question asked. One has no real definable answer and the other can be answered with detailed educational facts. Don't ask a question if you don't want to know the real answer!



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Effy wrote:

I've done it. As others have stated when you are on here long enough you know you will get answers that you don't want. ie: I have tried a certain method and does not work for me, I have stayed at x CG and don't want to stay there or the more than abundance of ripping you get from some on here about what you are doing is not what they would do. It's clearly an effort to trim the responses to what is relevant. That said it usually doesn't work


I been here since 2003. How long will I have to stick around? I guess I am really thick. Just never noticed that many unwanted or irreverent responses [emoticon] [emoticon]

Good responses here though, keep them coming.


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Posted: 02/07/14 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's OK with me,....as long as they know the difference between you're and your, there and their, and its and it's.


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And the point is: sticking to the op's question and not sidetracking with tangent trivia or unrelated responses.


Exactly. In the case I mentioned the response was something like "I wouldn't drive a xxxx truck if you gave it to me!". With no information provided to support their view, I did not find that information helpful.


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I know I go off topic sometimes and Im trying to curb that. Sorry, But on my posts I don't mind if somebody gets a little off topic. I like to read, That's how I learn. And its not only what I read but what it makes me think. Good day folks.


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I am in agreement with sticking with the question. In every single what generator thread, someone says you must go solar, or that generator owners should be executed at dawn.

No! I want to know what generator is recommended by the majority, I do not want to go solar and your opinion of generator users means less than nothing to me.

I asked a question once about normal driving speed in an area. After complaining of the unrelated and tangental answers I was receiving, one poster actually told me that I could not qualify or narrowly define my question.

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Looking at or answering an OP's limiting question so narrowly and bluntly doesn't really answer the question asked or expand the OP's knowledge of what's actually involved with the question asked. Blinders won't help anyone see the real world facts or even a poster's answer in most threads.

That logic defies me. If someone asks "Does Ford make a truck", the answer is "Yes", period. If that someone asked "Does Ford make a truck and if so, what types?" the answer is F150, F250, F350, etc. Sticking to topic (yes, I stray as well) is more beneficial than offering sidebar info that the poster doesn't really care about.


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Crowe wrote:

Looking at or answering an OP's limiting question so narrowly and bluntly doesn't really answer the question asked or expand the OP's knowledge of what's actually involved with the question asked. Blinders won't help anyone see the real world facts or even a poster's answer in most threads.

That logic defies me. If someone asks "Does Ford make a truck", the answer is "Yes", period. If that someone asked "Does Ford make a truck and if so, what types?" the answer is F150, F250, F350, etc. Sticking to topic (yes, I stray as well) is more beneficial than offering sidebar info that the poster doesn't really care about.


Actually Crowe, you were the kind person that jumped to my defense and pointed out the new poster was way off topic and his rant served no purpose. Thanks and sorry to see you are giving up RV'ing. Best wishes

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Posted: 02/07/14 03:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

georgelesley wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Looking at or answering an OP's limiting question so narrowly and bluntly doesn't really answer the question asked or expand the OP's knowledge of what's actually involved with the question asked. Blinders won't help anyone see the real world facts or even a poster's answer in most threads.

That logic defies me. If someone asks "Does Ford make a truck", the answer is "Yes", period. If that someone asked "Does Ford make a truck and if so, what types?" the answer is F150, F250, F350, etc. Sticking to topic (yes, I stray as well) is more beneficial than offering sidebar info that the poster doesn't really care about.


Actually Crowe, you were the kind person that jumped to my defense and pointed out the new poster was way off topic and his rant served no purpose. Thanks and sorry to see you are giving up RV'ing. Best wishes


OP here: Hey Hey , Let's stay on topic here. LOL [emoticon] [emoticon]

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Posted: 02/07/14 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I try to be specific in a question, but sometimes I don't know that there's more than one correct answer. Then, I appreciate a second choice.
But If I'm looking for a FHU CG and say so, it doesn't make sense to tell me about a boondocking spot.
OTOH, I can remember tests in school when I didn't know the answer. So I'd go into detail about why it was a bad question, suggest a better question, and then answer the new one. It didn't work in school, either. [emoticon]


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