Newbie reminder

MizM

Arachnoprincess
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If you have tarantula questions, please click on the "Search" button above and enter the subject of your question.

Chances are, your question has not only been answered, but a whole entire discussion of the subject is posted here somewhere.

Trust me, we've discussed EVERYTHING on Arachnoboards!{D ;)
 

Shadow Tongue

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I think this should be a sticky
I guess you would recommend making my thread a sticky if I made one explaining that users shouldn't try to ride their Ts?

Point being, if they're too stupid to use obvious forum functions they probably won't even heed this advice.
 

JMoran1097

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If you have tarantula questions, please click on the "Search" button above and enter the subject of your question.

Chances are, your question has not only been answered, but a whole entire discussion of the subject is posted here somewhere.

Trust me, we've discussed EVERYTHING on Arachnoboards!{D ;)
thank you for saying this! sorry to the n00bs as we were all n00bs once, but there are so many topics that are similar to yours. search for them.
 

rattler420

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while i agree the search function is over looked too often, it seems to me there wouldnt be a whole lot of action on this forums with out many of the "noob" questions.
 

mwh9

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while i agree the search function is over looked too often, it seems to me there wouldnt be a whole lot of action on this forums with out many of the "noob" questions.
Best answer, If you know everything about everything, maybe you should find something else to do.
 

Cheshire

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Best answer, If you know everything about everything, maybe you should find something else to do.
Many experienced posters are actually reluctant to post in these forums because there is not a post on this page that has not been discussed in this forum already.

Let's go through the math of arachnoboards. There are 36,615 threads with 406,906 replies as of 10:01 AM central time. Answering the same question over and over again is tiring and frusterating for some.

These numbers are only applicable to the tarantula forums. I didn't bother to add up the numbers from the rest of the forums.

I think it's safe to say there are well over one million pages on invertebrate care stored within the search function.

Seriously. Most questions have already been answered.
 

rikimaku666

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Best answer, If you know everything about everything, maybe you should find something else to do.
I totally agree... if all subjects have been covered why not shut the forum from active posting and use it as a referance library?? no, thought not!!!

The point is that its fun and educational for "noobs" to post because human interaction beats searching through stacks of old info every time (or is that just me?)

I can see where your coming from but i find people are too harsh these days!
 

phil jones

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I totally agree... if all subjects have been covered why not shut the forum from active posting and use it as a referance library?? no, thought not!!!

The point is that its fun and educational for "noobs" to post because human interaction beats searching through stacks of old info every time (or is that just me?)

I can see where your coming from but i find people are too harsh these days!
i agree as its good to see and find out how others dealt with the " problem " so i say ask away :) ---- PHIL
 

forhorsmn

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Really

:mad: Well for all of us that are new to the hobby, let me just say how sorry we are for waisting your time. I thought this would be a great place to get some information from people with experience. I guess some of you have better things to do. Sorry for the hassle.:mad:
 

Pulk

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There are some things that are likely to have been discussed, but it's difficult to impossible to come up with search terms for. To get an answer someone might have to look through hundreds of threads.
 

David_F

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The point is that its fun and educational for "noobs" to post because human interaction beats searching through stacks of old info every time (or is that just me?)
That people consider the internet "human interaction" boggles the mind. And, sometimes, old info is the best info.

I thought this would be a great place to get some information from people with experience.
Who do you think wrote the thousands of posts archived on the site? Many were written by people with experience.

Pretty much everyone here enjoys helping other people. By pointing out the search function they're helping you to learn more about tarantulas and come up with more specific questions.

Is it just me or does anyone else think some people are just too used to having everything handed to them?
 

Cheshire

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:mad: Well for all of us that are new to the hobby, let me just say how sorry we are for waisting your time. I thought this would be a great place to get some information from people with experience. I guess some of you have better things to do. Sorry for the hassle.:mad:

It's not that experienced people don't like helping the 'newbs' out but with over one million pages on invertebrate care stored on this site, it's a fair bet that your question has been answered.

There is one reason and one reason alone why I don't ask any questions anymore. This is because I've discovered the search function and now use it daily.

Seriously...three months of straight reading and you'll be an expert in no time.

Care? Breeding? Sexing? New spider acting funny/not eating/not webbing/webbing too much/in a death curl/stuck in a moult/lost their fangs in a moult?

It's all been covered before.

Asking someone to find the answers themself is not rude. The OP simply reminded people that there is another way to answer your question rather than posting four seperate threads on the same subject for the same spider.
 

Talkenlate04

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I see both sides, but I say ask away. So what if there is a repeat question. It’s a questioned presented from that person’s point of view. And being an online community that interacts online a lot, what good would it do to say” look it all up before you ask your question?” That kind of defeats the reasons behind having a Discussion forum. Conversation threads would almost stop if we followed that thinking.
Here is an idea, if you don’t want to answer the question in the thread (a repeat question for example), then don’t answer. But then don’t get mad when someone posts an answer you think is wrong because you were not willing to spend a few minutes giving an answer when the question was first asked. You did not want to answer from the start so why would you then come in and correct someone?
If you have tarantula questions, please click on the "Search" button above and enter the subject of your question.

Chances are, your question has not only been answered, but a whole entire discussion of the subject is posted here somewhere.

Trust me, we've discussed EVERYTHING on Arachnoboards!{D ;)
So you are essentially saying "stop talking, we have covered it all" "the board is now closed" Right?


That’s my rant I am done now. ;P
 
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cheetah13mo

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I agree with Talkenlate04. If I know the answer and I already typed it a hundered times. I'm more than happy to help and type it again. I could care less if the noobs searched before they post. It's easier for me to just go to a thread which I have already answered and copy and paste it again. Ask away people. That's what a forum is about. :)
 

Talkenlate04

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Even having just said that I can admit there have been a few times where Ill see a post and just pass it over cause I don't the energy to pound out an answer, but if I see it go un answered for a while Ill answer anyway. I personally learn better when I can talk through a problem. Even if I have the answer in black and white in front of my face, for me talking through it just works better.
 

Cthulhu1254

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I guess you would recommend making my thread a sticky if I made one explaining that users shouldn't try to ride their Ts?
I don't know, it might be a pretty good idea if it's big enough.

Granted, a newb likely wouldn't have a T quite that big.
 

Feathers

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I also see both sides. To the old timers, aspire to teach. I also use the search button, and such an avenue of research can be difficult and time consuming, as one must wade through many, many posts that don't hold the answer sought. Some of the comments here were downright clique oriented, which leaves a bad taste. Don't throw your Arachnoboards time around. Some people may not have the time to spend searching threads and it's much easier and faster to refer to a single, new thread. To new comers, ask away. Don't be put off by those who regard themselves as better (ie, more learned), than yourselves. We all start somewhere and this "club" isn't just for an arrogant few. That's my two cents. Beat me up, Scottie.
 

Laceface

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I can see how responding to the same few things over and over again can get frustrating, but I can see the other side. Starting a thread asking about starter species and such gets yourself known on the forum, its like an icebreaker from being a lurker. Not only that, If you dont know what youre doing, or what exactly youre looking for, a new thread works a whole lot better, then searching aimlessly.
 
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