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How often do you heed the advice posted on the forums?

Poll ended at Sat, 16 Aug 2008 5:06 pm

always
2
22%
most of the time
4
44%
sometimes
2
22%
never
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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How much do you trust these online forums.

Postby chocolatejunkie » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 5:06 pm

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and would like to find out how much I can trust all the advices given on the discussion board.

Thanks!

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Postby Saint » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 5:16 pm

Depends on what kind of advise you are after. You can usually tell very quickly the ones that you can rely on. If you aren't sure just check through their previous postings.

Most people tend to advise on what they know. There are some that try and give complete and utter rubbish advise but they are found out pretty quickly!

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 5:24 pm

Agree with Saint - when we first started here we took our time to research, research, research. This forum ended up providing some excellent advice. You soon find out who you can trust.

Remember also that times do change so it's ultimately your own responsibility to do as much research as possible. We'll try and help, and our only motivation is to help out people in the same way we were helped out. Beware of some peoples motives, however!

HTH, C & P

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Postby durain » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 5:55 pm

we are nice people here. just remember to do your research before asking the question as this forum has a lot of info that people asked over and over again.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 5:58 pm

could not have said it better ourselves, Durain - C

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 8:03 pm

Huh? Wha??? Listen! I am the guy that knows everything about everything. Trust me. I'm from the government and I'm here to help you. Trust me. I promise I won't come in your mouth.

Saint, s2a, durain have it right... when you see a post by a poster check all the poster's other posts. You'll soon know the BS'ers.

Consider also: Many of the competent posters post what they know from personal experience... at least that is my place. Almost all posts are speculative in nature... we don't run the gov't... and we don't actually know how things work... we just chime in with individual anecdotal evidence.

Me? I am a guy you can trust. Nod... nod... wink... wink. Seriously, like the others have said, there are SME's that are worth listening to, even if their advice is subjective.

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 9:05 pm

durain wrote:we are nice people here.


I'm not
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'nuff said Image

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Postby Bafana » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 9:42 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
durain wrote:we are nice people here.


I'm not


Yeah - His right

Wheres splat?
Be Like Water

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 10:01 pm

Trust only the women. :cool:

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 10:27 am

Wind In My Hair wrote:Trust only the women. :cool:


You? Yes.

Mrs 'Cluse? Yes

All women? Image
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'nuff said Image

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Postby banana » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 11:31 am

personally, I reckon forums are like bars. you know what they say: believe half of what you read, none of what you hear and the opposite of what you hear in bars.
some signatures are more equal than others

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Postby chocolatejunkie » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 12:06 pm

thanks all.

I do agree you have to do your own research and it's pretty obvious who are the people who bs and who are really sincere in helping others.

When i posted this thread, what i had in mind wasn't sth extreme like lying about being with the govt and stuff, we all have common sense and will more or less be able to tell who is lying and who is not. more like .... hmmm... ok, an example:

"Where should I go to if I want to have good and cheap dimsum?"

I understand that it can be pretty subjective and people usually answer based on their personal experience. what I meant was, how often would you guys give it a try if people in this forum (or any forum for that matter) recommend the place to you?

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 2:28 pm

chocolatejunkie wrote:"Where should I go to if I want to have good and cheap dimsum?"

I understand that it can be pretty subjective and people usually answer based on their personal experience. what I meant was, how often would you guys give it a try if people in this forum (or any forum for that matter) recommend the place to you?

You think too much.

This has nothing to do with trust. It's about taste. How can you trust taste? And why would anyone not be trusted on their personal taste?

Here's some advice (the kind you can trust :wink: ): If in doubt, don't. "Taste not, want not." :D

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 2:59 pm

Bafana wrote:
Wheres splat?


Image

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Postby Saint » Thu, 07 Aug 2008 5:06 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
durain wrote:we are nice people here.


I'm not


You've had your moments Mr V!


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