I'm noticing more and more "similar" posts that I personally have seen answered dozens of times.
People getting bent because someone asks a stupid question or asks a question that has been asked 569 times is universal, par for the course, and still disappointing. Take all the newbies, stoopid questions, repeats, and off-topic posts off of this, or any other forum, and you've got a pretty dead web site.
My little take on Re-posts and "similar" posts.
I'm on this site a lot, I have it up in the background all day at work.
but as you can see by my 50 posts, that I do not post much. I do use the search feature, and I search, and search, and search some more... how about another search.. Most of the times I find what I'm searching for but I also do come up empty handed. Maybe like dmjonez said, I didn't phrase the search correctly or something. If I post a question that has been answered a dozen time, I apologize, but why not answer the question again or direct someone to a similar post. It takes just as long to do that than it does to tell someone that "this topic has been covers a zillion times". I know that it can be frustrating seeing a similar topic over and over but maybe the originator is new and does not know about the search feature. (happened to me) If it is really bothersome, pass it up. I feel that there is so much information on this site that if no one ever reposted an old topic, like -AC- mentioned, new threads would disappear. What fun is that? Even Tube buggies, 4-links, and Hydro-molecular quadrimatic anatomical steering
has been covered at one time. Many times I see a repost about a topic and someone would contribute new information that was not included in the original post.
I feel that if you add a new forum, you are still going to have the same newbie/repost problems
We are all hear to learn, educate, and communicate. There is an amazing amount of knowledge here and I depend on this site to help me "someday" finish my 7 so please don't ban
me for liking reposts.