I've been one of the guilty parties myself, so I hope this suggestion doesn't come across as holier-than-thou. It's a good idea to read and understand what's already been posted before you add something. In some cases what you're saying has already been said, sometimes by several people in slightly different words. I think this is especially true in regard to links. Sometimes the information you post was already covered in one of the links you didn't bother to look at. It's not unusual to see one person post a link giving the pertinent information, then a couple of posts later someone copies and pastes all the information that was already given in the link because they didn't look at it. In the great scheme of things this is not a big deal, but it's nice to avoid looking like you weren't paying attention when the teacher called on you.
Yes, Mother Superior.
Alright, I apologize Steve. Your point is good and very well stated. And I agree with you. But sometimes my brain ain't capable of keeping my hands from doing something less then admirable. I apologize for any anxiety I may have caused.
That would be great but twice i see a dump truck load when a couple of simple idea's might do?? Is this a forum or not?? Bud.
Just gotta ask, did you hit your thumb in the garage before pecking on the computer ?
I'm on dial-up. Sometimes dial up takes so long to post my posting, that others have already posted while mine was loading!
Frankly, I appreciate when someone posts the info rather than having to click on the link. I see it more as a service than an annoyance. I have to wonder if the folks doing it aren't doing it for that very reason.
For example, when I was composing my previous post, there was only Mike's original post here!!
Dial-up--the other internet!
A good example is the carb icing thread going on now. One guy posted a link to a carb icing chart, but another guy posted the chart directly into the thread. Which is more convenient to read? I see that as a plus, not a minus.
I like tacos.
Burger, seems you strayed too far from the Ann Margret posting.
Im dyslexic so it helps me to read subjects in multi ways. So it helps to read multi subjects in dyslexic ways. Multi ways to read helps dyslexic subjects so it.
I like Ann Margret. I think it would be a good idea if people would read the posts before posting a reply, sometimes what they are posting has already been covered. It is really much better to post things rather than providing a link, provided it can be posted directly, sometimes links end up being dodgey and for that reason, I will often not click on links provided. Oh crap, Hal already covered that
I understand that there are only so many questions that can be answered about a model T on this forum. And yes some of the questions have been asked over and over, and answered. And yes there is the search engine, but can you remember the first time you came here? Buying something as old as a T is a daunting experience, i know because i am one of them and ask stupid questions all the time. Steve Jelf is a great asset to this forum, i hope to be able to contribute to this forum as much as he does one day, although i doubt i could.
I've seen on this Forum and others the expectation of some newbies that there are several experts on hand just waiting to impart their wisdom to this new stranger. As if these experts had nothing better to do. These newbies are easily offended if they don't get the desired answer right away, and go away, blaming the Forum.
RTFM, Read the Manual.
In this case, it's Read the Forum Manual - the keyword search.
Now that is one HOT tomato...or has that already been mentioned? Grin..
If it been posted before and good advice was given I will continue to add a link.
Next time someone new joins us, I could copy and paste the whole "How to take your car out of Mothballs" here! Na I'll just post the link, takes less space.
Thanks Ricks-Surf City, that says it all doesn't it?
I guess what it boils down to is that there are several tools at hand. Depending on circumstances, immediate need, time of day, etc, one tool may work better than another for someone searching for info, newbie or not.
And some folks may ask a question knowing full well the answer could be found by other means, just to start a friendly discussion around the coffee pot.
What the hey. Really not that big of a deal. If you don't want to click a link or answer someone's question, it's no big deal. This issue is just not a hill to die on, IMO.
And you wonder why some people feel like they don't want to ask questions. Take a look in the mirror.
If you are responding to me, I think you misunderstood my post, John.
Believe it or not, Ann Margret is two months older than I am. But she looks a lot better.
That was definitely not for you Dan, that was for someone else, I'm leaving before i say something i will regret tomorrow.
Ah ok JOhn...It's late...time to go dream of Ann Margret and get Steve's mug outa my brain.
Steve, Ann Margret always looked better than you did!
Well sometimes when a person is in the middle of dealing with a problem, they dont have hours to dig thru threads to find a answer. They just key in a question and useally within a couple hours have a answer they can use and get the problem solved or the project further along. The search function has never been up to par on this site.It is my only complaint about this entire system.Google actually works alot better to search the forum than the site search engine.
There is no gun held to anyone's head to force them to answer a question on the forum.If it is to much trouble to post a answer, then don't. The limited number of people that think that way won't drag this hobby down.
Someone else will do it and the world will continue to spin to fast for me to hang on.
It should not matter if a question is answered 10,000 times, if that 10,001 answer helps someone get a problem solved then that is the forums job in the first place.
1 thread will ask where are the youngan's in this hobby and the next thread complains about having to answer their questions. DUH am I the only 1 that sees a pattern here?
So that is Ann Margret? Ok, uh what was she famous for other than being good lookin?
I think i see it too but i might be wrong.Not to long ago there was one pushing for FAQ. Same deal,but now we need to read all links provided before we might offer what we think??????????????????? I have often been taken to task for my spelling and word use but can i still post what i think?? What you think?? My point is at almost 69 do i need to be talked down to?? This is one great forum,please do not let it degrade as the other has! Bud.
@ Mack Col
(I got this one! I got this one!)
Here's a link for ya (grin)
Patience, Glasshoppah !
MORE ANN MARGRET! That's a WOMAN right there, good Lawd . . . I know she's 73 and I'm 28 but I would make out with her right now. Her and Raquel Welch, yowza. Raquel in particular has aged marvelously, she's still smokin' hott.
Has it ever occurred to you that some of us are getting older and by the time we get to the end of a long thread, we have forgotten what was posted earlier?
So THAT'S what's going on. I wondered how we got from 'not posting the same thing someone else has already posted' to 'not having to answer the same ol' questions over and over'. I thought it was the Ann Margaret pics, especially the one in the thread that Steve posted the link to. See, I DO click the links sometimes. But it wouldn't have bothered me if someone else had posted that pic in this thread. Heck, it wouldn't have bothered me for them to post THAT pic on the wall of my shop!
Some of us are getting older and by the time we get to the end of a long thread, we have forgotten what was posted earlier.
If anyone would like it, I'll post my recipe for "Hasty Pudding". OH, Wrong Forum! he-he
What Forum is this, Ann how, What me worry, model What, just say-in, my two cents worth,you got to be kidding. Now that is the rest of the story.( I think, there for i am) Now where were we, or has that been answered?
The key word search here is next to useless.
Google your specific problem and suffix your search with mtfca.
I use the keyword search all the time. Does that make me next to useless?
Don't answer that.
But what oil would Ann Margret use in a T?
That don't look like Ann Margret.
Is this better than a link???
Who cares, as long as she's there??
Ann Margret fits here perfectly
She was in Grumpy Old men and Grumpier Old Men
Now we know why Steve likes her!
I keep looking at the red head with the ford logo
I love that redhead, Bob. I robbed it and used it as an avatar on a non-car forum I frequent often and those that didn't know me there all assumed I was female. After fending off the emailed advances more than a few times I figured I better change it.
I don't Understand this post?
Neither do I.
I'm sure a doctor could prescribe a link to help you out with that affliction, Mark.
RE: Mark Stewart's post above. It is simple. The man pictured is in San Quentin for grand theft auto. He has stolen every Model T in Califunny over the last forty years. Most have been returned to their owners.