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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Char Baby] #5127031 06/06/19 12:30 PM
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I started a thread recently with a pretty specific question and got lots of answers and opinions as expected but not one actually addressed the question.

Something about separating the wheat from the chaff comes to mind as well but when the chaff is all gone and there's no wheat....but I got exactly what I paid for and life goes on.


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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Char Baby] #5127036 06/06/19 12:35 PM
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In a perfect world, every forum would just be a question and then the answer.

Unfortunately that's not how the internet works.


Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Char Baby] #5127051 06/06/19 12:53 PM
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How about the proverbial question "how much should this repair cost me" with a bunch of posters than chiming in that it is cheaper to do the repair yourself. Same thing happens on a boating site I peruse every now and then.

Masters of the obvious, they certainly are.

Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Char Baby] #5127057 06/06/19 01:00 PM
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Just glad for the no politics policy.

Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: AuthorEditor] #5127068 06/06/19 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AuthorEditor
One person's tangent is another person's useful information. A lot of questions/comments are rather vague, or contain misinformation themselves. Therefore the tangents can be more useful than a direct reply to the OP, which is often unanswerable. Someone will ask something like, "I want to run a 20W-50 in my car that calls for 0W-20 in the manual. Which oil is best?" Well, a direct answer to the question is impossible. All we get is a bunch of opinions. Many of us would go off on a tangent and suggest the OP should use what the manual says and not some ridiculously heavy oil. Just one example of many tangents that might be of much more use to someone trying to learn something.


As the saying goes - "Separate the wheat from the chaff."

As far as sarcasm and snarkiness ... some people use that as a means of communication. If it's not all out blatant personal attacks then somethings sarcasm and snarkiness (with some humor added in always helps) is needed to get a point across for some people. Pretty much a standard chat board thing. But yeah, try to respect everyone as much as possible.

Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: gathermewool] #5127075 06/06/19 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gathermewool
Where do you draw the line, though? I'd prefer one rude person to sarcastically answer my question correctly or bluntly tell me that I'm a dumb dumb than 30 posters make stuff up, based on no practical experience.

This

Hey you get what you pay for...wait what?

Eh, it is the internet it happens everywhere. I enjoy sarcasm and jokes

If I got mad every time I posted in a GM thread where the only thing offered by someone is "Everything GM makes is poop" I would spend a lot time upset.

I come here for entertainment and sometimes to learn some stuff. I do all my work, did all the stuff to the Trans Am myself to get it to run 11's, but I try to remember not everyone is mechanically inclined
and will ask questions other thinks are silly. Does not mean the question is any less important than another one.

Off topic happens a lot in normal conversations, no different here. I would guess just about everyone in here has added a tangent to a thread at some point. I know I am guilty of it.

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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Char Baby] #5127097 06/06/19 01:37 PM
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This board has a percentage of entertainment value for me too. I can't be serious all the time smile


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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: hallstevenson] #5127107 06/06/19 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Someone just posted a thread asking "who makes the best filter?". Haha !! That will be a fun one !

What will be the outcome ? Will a determination of which filter is the best come out of it ? Absolutely not !!


You already know the answer to that so unless you are a fanboy and jump on the bandwagon its not worth posting in it.


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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Char Baby] #5127118 06/06/19 01:54 PM
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Old rusty $1.67 filters from RA are the best ... because filtration doesn't matter. Need something to keep the oil from squirting out the oil filter mount - lol.

Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: ZeeOSix] #5127131 06/06/19 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
Old rusty $1.67 filters from RA are the best ... because filtration doesn't matter. Need something to keep the oil from squirting out the oil filter mount - lol.


Can I buy an e-core, snap the cage and pull the element out thru the return hole and then use it that way so I never have to change the filter again? That way I can just keep topping it off with Nitro 70 since the oil more closely resembles used cutting fluid?

Sorry, back on topic. I agree with many posts about general lack of direction. If you search older posts, there is a lot of thoughtful, directed response to the OP. I noticed really in earnest about 6 months ago (maybe a little longer) there were days I would log in and look at all the active threads down the left side of the page, and not see a single one directed towards oil, ATF, or VOA/UOAs. So, while I haven’t yet used the ignore function in earnest, there are certainly posters who appear to spend their day looking to parrot only useless bits of info that doesn’t benefit anyone.

I personally try to make at least 3 useful, constructive posts for every sarcastic one. Some days I’m successful smile

Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5127138 06/06/19 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo

I personally try to make at least 3 useful, constructive posts for every sarcastic one. Some days I’m successful smile

Eh....;)


To be honest I have not done a UOA since I have owned a 3800. My current cars minus the Malibu really don't need it. I just change the oil in the Malibu at 5000ish miles

The UOA were only helpful for me to detect coolant.

After the guy posted the stellar UOA with the blown motor I kind of gave up.


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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5127159 06/06/19 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
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I personally try to make at least 3 useful, constructive posts for every sarcastic one. Some days I’m successful smile


That takes too much effort, just be sarcastic and constructive in every post.

See, easy to do thumbsup


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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Marco620] #5127186 06/06/19 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Marco620
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Originally Posted by Char Baby
...stop making comments in a thread that offer no value to the OP or even pertaining to the original question. Or comments filled with sarcasm.


Isn't that what mods are for?


Only idiots need to be moderated/governed. If I fall off topic it's the add but I'm not gonna blame it or apologize for having it lol.


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Your posts are fine. I think most posts are fine.

I find that people who complain too much about things are simply feeding the trolls. NOT worth my time or attention.

If anything, I'll provide a few snarky responses to a troll, if it amuses me, but then move on when there's no positive benefit.


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Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: Trav] #5127290 06/06/19 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Trav
You already know the answer to that so unless you are a fanboy and jump on the bandwagon its not worth posting in it.

I've been using a particular filter model on our cars for a while now and am happy about it. I don't think I've posted what filter it is. I've mentioned the oil and viscosity that I use in my G35X (in fact, you 'convinced' me to use it) only rarely.

Re: WOULD MEMBERS PLEASE... [Re: hallstevenson] #5127303 06/06/19 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstevenson
Originally Posted by Trav
You already know the answer to that so unless you are a fanboy and jump on the bandwagon its not worth posting in it.

I've been using a particular filter model on our cars for a while now and am happy about it. I don't think I've posted what filter it is. I've mentioned the oil and viscosity that I use in my G35X (in fact, you 'convinced' me to use it) only rarely.


Can we please stay on-topic!!!!!

...about being off-topic. crackmeup


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