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#4754872 - 05/12/18 09:10 AM So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog
littleant Offline


Registered: 10/10/17
Posts: 354
Loc: Vermont
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA
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#4754879 - 05/12/18 09:15 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 443
Loc: texas
Quality of your questins and answers

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#4754892 - 05/12/18 09:34 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
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It's either a 4 digit member number or over 10000 posts.
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#4754895 - 05/12/18 09:36 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
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Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4225
Loc: Taiwan
When you can no longer remember the difference between brake and break?

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#4754898 - 05/12/18 09:37 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 517
Loc: US
Originally Posted By: littleant
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA


:noob: wink

When you don't have to ask. You'll know.

I consider myself new even though I've been reading here for years.


Edited by JLTD (05/12/18 09:37 AM)
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#4754902 - 05/12/18 09:41 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
maxdustington Offline


Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 393
Loc: Toronna
1. Buying oil only on sale
2. Having a minimum 3 jug stash
3. Ignore manufacturers recommendations for fluids
4. Post a thread and have Trav reply
5. Take the advice of BITOG over advice of IRL mechanics (who are normies and do not read BITOG)
6. Long OCI on a car that was built when 3k OCIS were the norm
7. Buying favorite parts or tools of BITOG (Akebono brake pads, Rhino ramps)
8. Have a filter stash (in a developing country where they are at risk of being eaten by roaches)
9. Owning a GM product with a 3800 (and worrying about the LIM gaskets)
10. Getting oil for under $1 a qt (Americans only)
11. Getting a UOA done on a normal car for fun
12. Adding extra filters to your engine, trans or cooling system
13. Running multiple OCIs on one filter
14. Cutting an oil filter or sending one to car51 to be cut
15. Applying for mail in rebates, and posting about how fast you get them, if you get them.
16. Realizing that most mainstream automotive advice is either wrong or generalized.
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#4754912 - 05/12/18 09:52 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1533
Loc: Alberta
Max hit it on the nail. LOL

Add

17. Throwing in the towel and accepting that the higher the viscosity the better.
18. Seriously considering 70w140 gear oil as an acceptable engine oil.

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#4754920 - 05/12/18 10:02 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11147
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: littleant
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA

When there's no sanctimonious forum vigilante trying to pretend it's okay to talk down to you.
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#4754923 - 05/12/18 10:05 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: maxdustington]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 5950
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: maxdustington
1. Buying oil only on sale
2. Having a minimum 3 jug stash
3. Ignore manufacturers recommendations for fluids
4. Post a thread and have Trav reply
5. Take the advice of BITOG over advice of IRL mechanics (who are normies and do not read BITOG)
6. Long OCI on a car that was built when 3k OCIS were the norm
7. Buying favorite parts or tools of BITOG (Akebono brake pads, Rhino ramps)
8. Have a filter stash (in a developing country where they are at risk of being eaten by roaches)
9. Owning a GM product with a 3800 (and worrying about the LIM gaskets)
10. Getting oil for under $1 a qt (Americans only)
11. Getting a UOA done on a normal car for fun
12. Adding extra filters to your engine, trans or cooling system
13. Running multiple OCIs on one filter
14. Cutting an oil filter or sending one to car51 to be cut
15. Applying for mail in rebates, and posting about how fast you get them, if you get them.
16. Realizing that most mainstream automotive advice is either wrong or generalized.


I am at 13 of 16

I feel so underachieved now.....................
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#4754926 - 05/12/18 10:07 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
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Registered: 04/27/18
Posts: 218
Loc: Canada
19. You have tried 20W50 in all your cars and have UOAs to show

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#4754945 - 05/12/18 10:35 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11910
Loc: Middlesex County CT
You use oil x and filter y "with confidence"
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#4754951 - 05/12/18 10:40 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
BeerCan Offline


Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 575
Loc: FL
Max, that list is awesome made me lol
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#4754964 - 05/12/18 10:48 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1017
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
All I really score a miss on is the GM 3800, which I guess will forever disqualify me as "non-noob". And if that's the case, I'm cool with that smile

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#4754969 - 05/12/18 10:56 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: littleant]
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Registered: 08/05/17
Posts: 458
Loc: Nebraska
Whether someone has been a member for 1 week or 10 years, or have 1 comment or 10,000, makes no difference to me. Whether or not others consider me a newbie or a oldie, makes no difference to me either, zero. I enjoy reading many of the various automotive topics on here and find them interesting regardless of how long someone has been a member or the # of comments that member has on BITOG.
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#4754979 - 05/12/18 11:05 AM Re: So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog [Re: d00df00d]
Smoky14 Offline


Registered: 04/23/03
Posts: 1332
Loc: Nowhere NM
Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Originally Posted By: littleant
So when are you not considered a newbie on bitog. Time on bitog. How many post you have.
Quality of topic.All of the above. Or never you will always be a newbie. USA

When there's no sanctimonious forum vigilante trying to pretend it's okay to talk down to you.

Oh yes, I know him. He is a close friend of Trav.

Smoky
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