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Started Jan 14, 2017 | Polls thread
Michael J Davis
Michael J Davis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,502
Re: interesting thread - searches

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Strangely enough some are endlessly patient in helping new users even if the questions have been answered before. Others are easily (and perhaps unreasonably) intolerent to repeated threads on the same subject.

The solutions are easy:

New users can use the excellent search facility for a quick response before they launch into a set of queries. Often there are many suitable explanations already recorded.

As a long time user, I find the search facility not particularly useful. I enter a search term and it throws up every mention of it - not, for instance, just headers! So one long but irrevelant thread can take several pages of search results because of one mention. of a word. Equally the ability to search with an "AND NOT" combination would also be helpful...

Perhaps I'm doing it wrong?

For those easily made grumpy I suggest that there is no need to even open, answer or follow new user question threads.

Unfortunately many good explanatory threads are confused and diluted by the grumps being negative.



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