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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by DavidG58, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

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    I quite like to reply to the newbies in green, provided the question is not too technical or obscure, but when their status drops to read only I never reply, is that mean?
     
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    I'm the same
     
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  3. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Meanie.. :)

    I have often wondered what the percentage is of newbies who do 5 posts and then either drop or subscribe,,
    Have replied to a few recently and some seem to join straight away or disappear for ever..
     
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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    And . . . . . those who joined yonks ago, post infrequently then come back with a question you answer with a genuine offer of help but disappear without an acknowledgement. (n)
     
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  5. Jim

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    I never bother with their status when answering posts. Lots of people don't subscribe at first, it may take them a little while to realise that this really is the best motorhome club in the world :)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I don't bother whether they are read only or not..

    replying with good advice or help may just be the push that helps them decide to subscribe.. and it may also benefit others who read the thread
     
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    Agree with what ScotJimland says, but must be honest I get really fed up sometimes when the men on the forum really go to town and take a lot of trouble to reply to queries from newbies ... and are not even acknowledged. I usually just go on and say welcome ... don't answer the query .. in the hope it makes them feel welcome enough to join.
     
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  8. DavidG58

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    That's a good point Jim, I have on occasion put a motorhome related search into google, it is amazing how often MHF comes in the top three replies (y)
     
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    Only takes a moment to reply, whether they read it or not you may never know.
    A few sensible replies may convince them to subscribe.
     
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    :) I'm gonna buy you a halo for your birthday young John if you keep this up.. :)
     
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    And as pappajohn says it only takes a moment to say thanks.
    One of my hates of life.
    As my old Mum used to say: It costs nothing to say please and thank you.
     
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    I was one of those who took a while to join. Not because of the tenner joining fee, but because I was very wary and inexperienced. I'm a bit of a commitment phobe too. Some people are 'shy', whilst others aren't initially the join-in type. Others aren't too au fait with the 'net and computers. OK, yes, there are a few that want it all for nothing, but any group has those.

    I always answer the newbies, coz I was one myself. If someone hasn't done it already, I prompt them to join. Can't do any more than that. At least they will have had a welcome and know our site when they DO need answers (which ultimately they will and then will join up).
     
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    Never look at the status just answer the question if I can, though I do think it's manners to acknowledge the time someone has gone to research a answer.
     
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    Me neither, till now. What is that little green triangle on the top left corner for please?

    Ooops. some are blue.
     
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    I'm a little colour blind so have difficułty with blues and greens therefore will always welcome a newbie and give advice if I can as others did for me when I joined 18 months ago.
    I soon realised it was a good place to hang out if you are willing to join in and I'm sure others will see the same.
     
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  16. DavidG58

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    Hello Joy @movan

    It used to tell us who was logged in or on line, not sure if that is the same, you seem to have sneaked in under the radar :)you are not on the list top right, but clearly are posting!! (y)
     
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    :) Yeah. Little tinker arn't I ..... :) :) :):whistle:
     
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    Think you can switch it on and off if you want. (y)
     
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    her full name is Joy Straw
    :whistle2:
     
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    You are cheeky.......... but I like you. :)
     
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