Not sure how to word this or how it will be recieved (green newbies)

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  1. DavidG58

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    When I first joined, Feb 13, my first post which I now can't find was a desperate need for help, or more specifically I wanted someone to say I had done the right thing, as I cant now find the post and my memory will not allow recall beyond about 48 hours, unless more than 48 years I don't now know how it worked for me

    I do know I never even bothered with the 'introduce yourself' bit, my need for reassurance was far too important for that, so one day soon I really should go back and introduce myself properly

    Even though I did not follow protocol, or maybe it was because I didn't, I now have issues with non paying memebers diving in with deep questions before they have paid to join

    Now in fairness to myself here, I paid (or at least I think I did) before posting anything

    But when I see a post in green with anything other than Hi, my name is etc I feel I don't want to reply

    Is it just me??

    I do feel a little guilty when the status turns blue, but an awful lot never do
     
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  2. John Laidler

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    Yes, it's just you! :)
     
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  3. DavidG58

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    hang on DBK, that surely is just your personal take on it :D everybody else might see it my way :LOL::LOL:
     
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  4. DuxDeluxe

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    I always look at the posts and judge each one on how I feel at the time......
     
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  5. Speve

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    I usually say welcome and suggest the joining fee is well worth it
     
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  6. andy63

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    NO..:LOL:..
    Even if their first post is a question.... what better way to encourage them to join with a friendly helpful answer...
    I'm sure that's what you would do if you could help:)..
    Andy.
     
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  7. DavidG58

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    that could just be the answer Andy, I rarely know the answer to the questions and even if I do somebody else gets in first :LOL::LOL:
     
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  8. Chris

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    No it's not just you.

    I am a miserable old git as well.
     
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  9. Techno

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    You can save some people a lot of money & they still don't cough up o_O
     
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  10. andy63

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    Youer been modest....:)
    Not all questions are necessarily technical ...and you have a wealth of experience and very we'll travelled...
    See I do read your posts :LOL: and will be picking your brains on Scotland and the islands soon I hope...
    Andy
     
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  11. Puddleduck

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    Has the new van landed yet @andy63 ?
     
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  12. andy63

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    The dealer has it.. waiting for the registration from dvla ..
    Pick it up beginning of May, but as I was telling you it needs a few jobs doing before its fit for purpose. .. :LOL:..
    Have you any more news on yours??
    Andy.
    Hope David doesn't mind us hijacking his thread lol.
     
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  13. irnbru

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    I've noticed this too David, can be a little annoying when folk take the time to try helping them out and the OP doesnt even come back to say thanks.

    I don't think the greenies should even have access to the tech threads til they cough up.
     
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  14. Neilfg

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    The reason I joined was because of the wealth of answers to questions and the speed the answers came in at. It was all quicker than any other forum I looked at where a query was often left unanswered or took a week. Also you seemed to get a variety of opinions and no query is treated as wrong. Thats a strength of the forum, had I seen people ask a question and it be ignored or replies saying pay up it would not be the same and put people off.
     
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    I don't care whether they are paid up or not..

    if you give a helpful reply they may be encouraged to become full members .. if they don't .. no sweat..

    it may help others with the same question..


    what's the problem?
     
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    David g58 I don't want to offend but your comment feels a bit like those made frequently on the CC club blog. I am sure funsters are more generous than that.
     
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    also reminds me of the Dark side
     
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    it that were Luke finds out his father really is ......................
     
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    Exactly my feelings. :)
     
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