Please don't answer questions with things like

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Jim

Jim

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Jim..... Please can we have a raspberry emoji so I can send it to Nanniemate.


Here you go

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I copied it from another thread thinking it meant 'Read The Frigging Manual' then posted it when a newbie asked a question about his motorhome and got banned by Jim. Now I'm just a lurker with a dim view of Motorhome Fun.
Yes I remember that, thought it was a bit harsh.

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My take on it is before I joined this forum I’d never been on another forum so didn’t know the etiquette and was a bit daunted by it all .what I would say is quite a few a re ready to shoot you down in flames for quite trivial posts that are not trivial to the new member ,now I’m more thick skinned to say the least :LOL:
I newly joined a different forum with a different type of vehicle, and answered a question in good faith but failed to notice that the thread was ancient. Got a few smart alec comments so just left that forum, who’d want to engage with people like that? . Mohofun members however has been so helpful technically and I guess it doesnt really matter if a question gets asked again, theres always loads of answers!
 
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It is easy for those who have been there seen it done it, but if someone genuinely doesn’t know the answer a dismissive attitude may well stop them posting. Been motor homing for over 40 years, repairing them nearly as long, still learning. Not afraid to ask for help and advice if the best you can reply with is negative comments might be helpful not to.

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I newly joined a different forum with a different type of vehicle, and answered a question in good faith but failed to notice that the thread was ancient. Got a few smart alec comments so just left that forum, who’d want to engage with people like that? . Mohofun members however has been so helpful technically and I guess it doesnt really matter if a question gets asked again, theres always loads of answers!
Always remember, the ONLY stupid question is the one you didn’t ask.
 
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Hate it when people tell someone their post is a repeat... as though we have time to check everything we post is original.

I always want to hug the person being told off.... then they'd never post again anyway.. chased by an ol mad woman. :)
You mean new threads that are repeat queries - by old & new members?
Or posters repeating stuff where they can't of read much or any of the thread before posting?

It varies, but definitely the 1st scenario shouldn't be getting any negativity.
But imo it's harder to not be disappointed if a post in a thread with the same details are ignored before the new repeat of the same info.
 
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Please don't answer questions with things like

This has been done to death
You're the 10th Person to ask this week
Use the search and you'll find loads of ...
Google is your friend.

The person who has plucked up the courage to ask the question, will feel like they have just wasted your time, they'll feel bad, and it certainly puts people off posting.

You shouldn't care if the question has been asked 500 times before, it should still be answered like it's the first time you've seen it. Some people take ages to pluck up the courage to post here and when they finally do, some of those go on to be prolific posters and can become virtual and real fiends. I count people as good friends now who certainly would never have joined this place if people were thoughtlessly rude to them on their first few days here.

If you can't be bothered to come up with a friendly welcoming answer, please don't bother responding at all, someone else will.

Hello, we have discussed this a lot recently, take a look here, That should answer your question, if it doesn't, pop back here and ask away. (y)
Hear, hear, Jim

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Jaws

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Recently we've had responses like

:doh:

Then, after a newbie asked a detailed question, a long standing member responding with

RTFM

Last week a response to a new members first question was

Not again!

Those responses are totally lacking in any empathy and certainly not the friendly helpfulness that the forum was founded upon.
Indeed, they are worthy of a 'Facts' response.... those who know to which I refer I am sure you will agree !
 
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Sometimes id like to quote someone ,or thank someone personally ,but i dont know how to ,because altho im on this forum im actually a bit of a dummy when it comes to techno stuff , best regards pampam
 

Gellyneck

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Sometimes id like to quote someone ,or thank someone personally ,but i dont know how to ,because altho im on this forum im actually a bit of a dummy when it comes to techno stuff , best regards pampam
Click "Quote" at the bottom right-hand corner of the post you wish to quote and it opens in the box below.
To add a "Like" \ etc hover over the "Like" to the left of the "Quote" and select the comment you want to make.
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If you want to Private Message an individual click their avatar and then "Start Conversation".

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Janine

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Sometimes id like to quote someone ,or thank someone personally ,but i dont know how to ,because altho im on this forum im actually a bit of a dummy when it comes to techno stuff , best regards pampam
If you want to quote someone's name, put @ before their forum name and it will link to them pampam 😀
 
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Indeed, they are worthy of a 'Facts' response.... those who know to which I refer I am sure you will agree !
I am the said culprit you are referring too. I copied the acronym from another post and used it when said newbie asked a question about his/her new M'home. It cost me a month in Coventry. Do I regret it ? :dance2::dance2::dance2:
 

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I am the said culprit you are referring too. I copied the acronym from another post and used it when said newbie asked a question about his/her new M'home. It cost me a month in Coventry. Do I regret it ? :dance2::dance2:

:dance2:

In the interests of NSYGTC again, I thought this could be used as a manual, you might like to read (y) :h: I thought i would use a TLA FYA

Acronym Meaning
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AFAIKAs Far As I Know
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AFKAway From Keyboard
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AKAAlso Know As
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ASAPAs Soon As Possible
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beforeBefore
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BAKBack At Keyboard
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BBLBe Back Later
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BBSBe Back Soon
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BCNUBe Seeing You
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BFNBye For Now
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BRBBe Right Back
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BTDTBeen There Done That
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BTWBy The Way
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BYOHBat You Onna Head
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CFVCall For Votes
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CUSee You
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CULSee You Later
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CUL8RSee You Later
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DYJHIWDon't You Just Hate It When...
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EGEvil Grin
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ETLAExtended Three Letter Acronym
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F2FFace To Face
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FAQFrequently Asked Question
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Oh Please!For Foobars Sake
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FOADFoobar Off And Die
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FUBARFoobared Up Beyond All Recognition
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FWIWFor What It's Worth
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FYAFor Your Amusement
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FYIFor Your Information
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GGrin
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GAGo Ahead
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GBHGreat Back Hug
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GBH&KGreat Back Hug & Kiss
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GR&DGrinning
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HHug
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HBHug Back
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HHHolding Hands
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HHOJ/KHa Ha
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HHOSHa Ha
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HIWTHHate It When That Happens
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IAEIn Any Event
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IANALI Am Not A Lawyer
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IBNI'm Buck Naked!
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IDKI Don't Know
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IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
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IMNSHOIn My Not So Humble Opinion
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IMOIn My Opinion
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IOWIn Other Words
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IRLIn Real Life
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IYKWIMIf You Know What I Mean

J/K
Just Kidding
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JAMJust A Minute
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JASEJust Another System Error
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KKiss
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KBKiss Back
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KOTCKiss On The Cheek
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LLaugh
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L8RLater
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LMAOLaughing My A** Off
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LOLLaughs Out Loud
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LYLAB/SLove You Like A Brother/Sister
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MORFMale Or Female
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MOTASMembers Of The Appropriate Sex
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MOTOSMembers Of The Opposite Sex
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MOTSSMembers Of The Same Sex
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MUDMulti User Dungeon
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NFWNo Foobaring Way
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NIFOCNaked In Front Of Computer
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NRNNo Reply Necessary
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OBTWOh
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OICOh
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OTOHOn The Other Hand
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OTTOver The Top
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PDPublic Domain
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PITAPain In The A**
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PMFJIPardon Me For Jumping In (same As Above)
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PMJIPardon Me
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POTCPeck On The Cheek
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REHIHello Again
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RFDRequest For Discussion
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ROTFLRolling On The Floor Laughing (also ROFL)
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ROTFLMAORoll On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
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RSNReal Soon Now
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RTFMRead The Foobaring Manual
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RUOKAre You OK?
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SSmile
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SBSmiles Back
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SITDStill In The Dark
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SNAFUSituation Normal
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SOSignificant Other
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SOLStuff Outta Luck (not Us)
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STFUShut The Foobar Up
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SWShareware
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SYLSee You Later
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TANSTAAFLThere Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
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TARFUThings Are Really Foobared Up
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TGIFThank God It's Friday
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TIAThanks In Advance
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TICTongue In Cheek
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TLAThree Letter Acronym
Acronym Meaning
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TNXThanks
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TNX 1.0E6Thanks A Million
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TTFNTa Ta For Now
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TTYLTalk To You Later
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VEGVery Evil Grin
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VESVery Evil Smile
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VWGVery Wicked Grin
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VWSVery Wicked Smile
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WWink
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WGWicked Grin
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WRTWith Regard To (also With Respect To)
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WTFWhat The Foobar?
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WTHWhat The Hell
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WTHDTMWhat The Hell Does That Mean
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YKYBOTLWYou Know You've Been On-line Too Long When?

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Minxy Girl

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What was that 'game' we used to play where instead of a common phrase etc you used to have letters/numbers intead and had to work out what it was, eg:

13 in a BD
 
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Thanks Gellyneck and Janine . Like pampam always looking to learn. My attempts at using these forum attributes have been hit and miss and I have tended to avoid them. By the way there are two quote options - what is difference? Finally how did Gellyneck draw a blue circle round right hand corner ?
 

Gellyneck

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What was that 'game' we used to play where instead of a common phrase etc you used to have letters/numbers intead and had to work out what it was, eg:

13 in a BD
Had my face slapped a good few times playing that in me yoof!

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Gellyneck

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Thanks Gellyneck and Janine . Like pampam always looking to learn. My attempts at using these forum attributes have been hit and miss and I have tended to avoid them. By the way there are two quote options - what is difference? Finally how did Gellyneck draw a blue circle round right hand corner ?
The "+Quote" means you can select multiple responses to include in your reply.



As for the blue circle that's a trade secret so send copious quantities of cash or beer! ;)
Simply a print screen and add the circle in picture editing software.
 
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Missing from the otherwise gr8 table above (oh! Is gr8 needing an explanation? No. Only if m8 does :LOL: ): -
JFF = Just For Fun
/ = or ;)

EDIT: A lot if 8 fabrication above as gr8 auto-corrects to great :(
 
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Thanks Gellyneck .The creation of the blue circle shall remain cemented in mystery for those of us not privy to picture editing software. ;)
I’m sure there’d be an android equivalent but apple has simple tools built in.
Go straight to the intermediate level with this MHF help.
 
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