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Marlana

Arachnoknight
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This is really helpful for a newbie!! Thank you 🙏
I actually rarely post because I usually can find what I’m looking for and just naturally research everything related to spider for fun.
But this guide helps streamline the process!
 

moricollins

Arachno search engine
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I wonder how many post would get resolved if everyone always searched and read multiple threads before posting.
it’s funny though if they did what the hell would be going on here on a daily basis without all the repetitive help molt and other similar threads
What I've seen on other forums, that really gives most of the people offering assistance help, is where powwow have been searching and reading and still have questions of they either reply to the old threads with their new questions or they start a be thread and link to the old threads and explain the new question. This way people know what knowledge base the user likely has, and can tailor the advice to the specific questions

Searching is never going to be the one-stop shop for answers, but it can help you get INSTANT information on issues/problems, much faster than posting a new thread and hoping someone answers quickly.
 

Colorado Ts

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Yeah. Pet peeve--Why do people care if threads are resurrected? I'm not looking for OP...

Im looking for new and updated info on a topic that was touched on 10 years ago without creating a new thread. 💡
If I see a continuation of the dialogue, I see nothing wrong with resurrecting an old thread. But there are some here that get really offended at the thought.... :bag:
 

Smotzer

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What I've seen on other forums, that really gives most of the people offering assistance help, is where powwow have been searching and reading and still have questions of they either reply to the old threads with their new questions or they start a be thread and link to the old threads and explain the new question. This way people know what knowledge base the user likely has, and can tailor the advice to the specific questions

Searching is never going to be the one-stop shop for answers, but it can help you get INSTANT information on issues/problems, much faster than posting a new thread and hoping someone answers quickly.
Oh yeah I don’t see it as bad as this on my other forums at all!

I agree with you computer though. It would at least be nice to know people did a little research before just posting! Would go a long way
 

EpicEpic

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If I see a continuation of the dialogue, I see nothing wrong with resurrecting an old thread. But there are some here that get really offended at the thought.... :bag:
Continuation in dialogue in those threads seems to end abruptly when a person with 5 posts "yells" out...."This is an 8 year old thread!!!" Hahaha!
 

Colorado Ts

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Continuation in dialogue in those threads seems to end abruptly when a person with 5 posts "yells" out...."This is an 8 year old thread!!!" Hahaha!
Yeah...the content is still pertinent, the conversation is still pertinent....but OMG!!!...in some people's minds, there's a time stamp. :rofl:
 

Smotzer

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Yeah...the content is still pertinent, the conversation is still pertinent....but OMG!!!...in some people's minds, there's a time stamp. :rofl:
Yeah some people definitely can’t stand it. The only thing Is sometimes the people on the originals thread aren’t active members any more so there can’t really be much continuation of the conversation between original posters and new ones. That’s the only thing I see with it
 
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