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post #31 of 36 Old 02-02-2019, 11:58 AM
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post #32 of 36 Old 02-02-2019, 12:09 PM
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I'm actually guilty of that.. I bought a 98 zj back in April of last year, started a build thread, then got busy and didn't come back to updating it (even though I didn't do much to the Jeep). I am finally getting around to some modifications, and I will continue to update it. I also upgraded my account to a supporter of the forum, as sort of an incentive to stay here and keep coming back.

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post #33 of 36 Old 02-05-2019, 09:59 AM
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Not knowing how to search for something aside - I too am guilty of this. I suppose it would be more accurate to say I'm more of a "lurker", but some times its the equivalent of popping into the hardware store for a single item or to ask a question of someone who probably knows something more than I do.

Its also a bit of a catch 22 in that regard - if I were say a jeep owner but not necessarily because I'm a "car guy" and wanted to ask a quick question about the one thing or two that I need some tidbit of info on that I couldn't find online or the dealership couldn't/wouldn't help me with, or I didn't quite know how to word the question, what else am I supposed to do?

I can't speak for everyone, but in the few cases where I've had to do that (usually helping someone who knows nothing about cars with a car I don't otherwise have an interest in - say a toyota camary or something), I'll usually at least say something to the effect of 'thanks for the help/info' etc. But 99% of sites won't (and for good reason) let you post without signing up, so you inevitably end up with a site chock full of super short term users.

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post #34 of 36 Old 02-05-2019, 04:55 PM
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I'd guess the main beef to be had with the drive-by "one post wonders" is they lack the decent courtesy to at least follow up their query with a thank you post to acknowledge the input from others. There's nothing wrong with asking questions to gain understanding of something one doesn't know or need clarification on, but to not follow through with at least a "thanks for the info" is a bit rude and shows a lack of regard for the information shared and the time taken to do so.
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post #36 of 36 Old 02-06-2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by JeeperDon View Post
Have a look at post #22 above. It says the member has zero posts, which is not possible when looking at a post. The reply was also posted on the 22nd. You have to be logged in to post. The profile indicates the member has not logged in the past month. I 'reported' it, jokingly as Russian Hackers. Admin checked and said IP was from Orange County CA, but didn't seem to care about the zero and the dates. Odd too. Thoughts?
K... after re-reading post #22, aside from what you stated, the posters ride is a 2018 XJ Cherokee.
Question: Are the new (newer) Cherokee's even called XJ's any more?

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