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qtla9111

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Posted: 02/07/14 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

paulcardoza wrote:

LOL! There are a number of topics in here that generate loads of off-topic responses. topics like extended warranties, dog poop, waste tank maintenance, RV loans, etc., etc., etc....

there are just some topics where you know these kinds of unwanted responses will be provided, so why not try to head them off up front? Even though it almost never works! ;-)


Case in point, Rving in Mexico Central/South America [emoticon]


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Posted: 02/07/14 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Has anyone else noticed a trend like this:

The original poster says some thing like "I want to know about xxxx but, I do not want responses about xxxxx." (Related to the question)

Personally I find that arrogant. I do not respond to these type of posts, although I may have relevant information. I would not want to break the posters self imposed "rules.

I'm just the opposite. I find those that don't stick with the topic as requested and follow the OP requests very arrogant and argumentative.


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Posted: 02/07/14 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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

Aw thanks! May be giving up RVing, but I'm not giving up the forum! You're stuck with me! [emoticon] Ooops, off topic.


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Posted: 02/08/14 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP here: As I always want updates from others, here is mine.

The varied opinions showing many different angles and possibilities stated here has changed my mind somewhat.

Posting an "outline" or "rules" of what is wanted in responses to a thread seems to be reasonable to me now.

I still don't like it much, but now have lots more tolerance, now that I see so many different reasons for it.

Thanks to all members that have posted.

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Posted: 02/08/14 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Really depends on 'how' the OP posts the question and frames the request.

Case in point.....recent post by 'LOG'


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Posted: 02/09/14 04:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Really depends on 'how' the OP posts the question and frames the request.

Case in point.....recent post by 'LOG'


Amen.

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IMO, some of the most useful info often comes in the form of somewhat tertiary responses. People often don't know what the right question is.

e.g. Someone asks about museums visiting DC, and a responder suggests visiting the AF Museum in Dayton. It's got nothing to do with visiting DC, but could still be useful to many that don't know.


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Posted: 02/09/14 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You're belief anyone asking for specific, limited information is an error in judgement. In stating such, you condemn anyone who asks a question like "What fruit grows on apple trees?" There are a lot of different apples but all from the same type tree. Everyone deserves a say because like you wrote, it's a public forum. There are many remarks on here I don't care for but then I'm sure a lot of people don't care for some of my responses either. It sounds like a political ad to tell people they can't say what they wish because it offends the current norm.





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I have always tried to be open minded and read everyone's opinion of a answer. Sometimes the best answer or advise comes from the most unusual or unlikely place. Sometimes I will answer a question with a question! But most of my questions get answered by reading what others did wrong or mistakes they have made, this has saved me a lot of headaches and $$$. So to me the more answers the better. My brain can filter out the comments I don't want, But sometimes when people get off topic they say things that really help me out in other areas.


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Posted: 02/14/14 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not specifically about RVing, but one of my aunts, who had never left the rural county in southern Ohio where she was born, was flying to San Francisco to visit her daughter, and had a four hour layover in Chicago. She asked my RVing parents if she could rent a car during the layover to visit cousin Harley's ranch in Havre, Montana, a 2800 mile round trip. A question like that on this forum pops up from time to time from someone new to the lifestyle, usually because they have no idea how big this country is.
Recently, a newbie on this forum planned to rent a 'C' and drive a loop from the east coast to the four corners states in the SW and back in 3 or 4 weeks. Several people on here jumped on them pretty hard (including me). The newbie failed to mention that they were moving to Europe for good when they got back home. That's a pretty big "I failed to mention". After that, several of us suggested that they fly into Las Vegas, rent a car and stay in motels while touring the SW.


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