Pissed off with the same questions all the time
munrof at sympatico.ca
Thu Nov 8 20:27:31 EST 2001
I've learned a lot from these lists and over the years have tried, in my own
feeble way, to return the favour. I have saved some of my more detailed
posts in my own FAQ folder and fire one off every now and then in response
to some plea for help. I do find that I am now ignoring the "My rack is
leaking", "My door handle is broken" type posts, though. Jimmy Pribble of
the s-car list hosts www.urs4.com , a website to which listers can post
technical how-to's and other info. This works well as a central knowledge
base for the UrS cars. Something similar might work for the q-list - a 5k
website, a 4k website, a 80/90 website, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Huw Powell" <audi at mediaone.net>
To: "nicksimc" <nicksimc at plu.edu>
Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: Pissed off with the same questions all the time
> nicksimc wrote:
> > As a newer list member, I have to say that the continual discussion of
> > problems on the list itself is more of a help than the archives.
> But that "continual discussion" involves those who know the answers
> typing them over and over and over and over and over.
> Then they stop answering until they see someone else answering wrong...
> I know this isn't what you want to hear. But 95% of what I know about
> my cars I either learned on this list (85%) or have shared here after
> learning it (10%) - which means it's all in the archives, for what its
> worth. And that is compounded by many others comments on the same
> topics at the same time. Now I know there's nothing wrong with
> answering things again sometimes, and it really helps us all to
> "practise what we are learning" by trying to teach it or share it, but
> some people sometimes have gone to great effort to synoposize their
> knowledge in carefully construted posts.
> Those are what you miss out on when you ignore the archives.
> Huw Powell
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