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Old January 2nd, 2009, 20:22   #16
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"1. Noobs are thrilled when they join this blog."

This place don't look like a blog to me...
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 21:42   #17
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1. Noobs are thrilled when they join this blog. They want to post right away. Especially if they just bought a New Diesel!!! Pee on a tree and make your mark!

2. The desire for structure here in TDIReich, is not apparent. There is a lot of detail, a lot of stuff. To a lot of people it seems kind of jumbled anyway, so why not just post?

3. The fact that there are a myriad of very brilliant aficionados here, a veritable dieselintelligencia, is not apparent either. It seems similar to, (gasp!), a honda blog when you first sign in.

4. Why not a very short instructional indoctrination for noobs. Somewhere along the lines of: a. Yes we are glad to see you here, b. a lot of us have been here a long time, c. some very bright and learned minds will look at what you write, d. don't you want to go read a bit before you post and ask a question that has been asked 100000000 times because that clutters up the site's search engine and requires bandwith that could be better utilized?

5. Of course, that will cut down on hilarities like Bob's "Dr. Phil says You're an Asshat" or Oilhammer's, Yoda: "Hmm, the fail is strong on this one." I haven't laughed so hard in years! However, that kind of stuff can backfire pretty drastically as we all can see I'm sure.

Just some thoughts I had.... I'm new here too, but I love this place, for some odd reason, I really do.
you're using too many large words to be a newb. you also know large numbers like 100000 and more! cat and mouse... hmmm....
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 23:15   #18
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Isn't that the tradition?
I admit that I am a traditionalist at heart.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 23:17   #19
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i feel a boogie comin' on gwumba! gwumba!!! choo choo!!! partay!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 23:24   #20
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What about the good ole system where one of the in guys finds a new post and immediately decides if he likes the new guy and if he's in the mood to pick on the new guy or not? If the ole boy is then he thinks of the most rude and degrading way to deal with the problem.

Then if the noob gets mad and reactes he PMs all his buddies and they all cluster over on the post and each one takes turns trying to out do the other in domineering highschool fashion?

Then the final icing on the cake is that the moderator/admin will let any thread by the new guy be totally ruined by the good ole boyz. Even better, make sure that anyone else who tries to be decent to the new guy is notified that the new guy is a stupid jerk and its not cool to talk to him. Isn't that the tradition?
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 23:27   #21
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Its your username. We`all like smoke whether its from our cars or a Lucky Strike.
Or even smokin dope and jumpin rope...

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Old January 2nd, 2009, 23:31   #22
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 23:39   #23
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We have a brand new tradition now!

People of questionable intelligence and ethics join up and post endless speculation and complaints. Then just as soon as they lose their newbie classification they post an answer to a unsuspecting newbie that is in complete opposition to best practices as accepted here at TDIclub.

The old tradition here is to never ever tell someone something that may get them or their car or their wallet hurt by what you are telling them.
The new tradition negates this, but if it makes you feel smarter you just go for it and to hell with honesty and the TDIclub reputation of helping without harm.

The other new tradition is apparently get all self medicated and post semi-understandable rambling posts that blame the volunteers that try to keep this place running for every real or imagined slight upon your besotted self.

I almost forgot the last new tradition of editing all your posts in an attempt to make yourself look blameless for all the trouble you caused and to make it appear you are in agreement with whomever actually had the right answer in a thread.

I prefer the old ways, don't you guys?

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Old January 3rd, 2009, 00:22   #24
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We have a brand new tradition now!

People of questionable intelligence and ethics join up and post endless speculation and complaints. Then just as soon as they lose their newbie classification they post an answer to a unsuspecting newbie that is in complete opposition to best practices as accepted here at TDIclub.

The old tradition here is to never ever tell someone something that may get them or their car or their wallet hurt by what you are telling them.
The new tradition negates this, but if it makes you feel smarter you just go for it and to hell with honesty and the TDIclub reputation of helping without harm.

The other new tradition is apparently get all self medicated and post semi-understandable rambling posts that blame the volunteers that try to keep this place running for every real or imagined slight upon your besotted self.

I almost forgot the last new tradition of editing all your posts in an attempt to make yourself look blameless for all the trouble you caused and to make it appear you are in agreement with whomever actually had the right answer in a thread.

I prefer the old ways, don't you guys?

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lol also add: resurrecting threads that are more than 1 year old
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 00:37   #25
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lol also add: resurrecting threads that are more than 1 year old
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 08:03   #26
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Then the final icing on the cake is that the moderator/admin will let any thread by the new guy be totally ruined by the good ole boyz. Even better, make sure that anyone else who tries to be decent to the new guy is notified that the new guy is a stupid jerk and its not cool to talk to him. Isn't that the tradition?
Yeah, it's all our fault and none of anything is yours. You are a victim. To help you play the victim card better, here is
'THE GUIDE TO SELF-PROCLAIMED VICTIMIZATION FROM A TO Z' so you can better educate yourself how it works.

http://www99.epinions.com/content_3317407876


This is interesting, D is for 'delete.'

All the top whiners who never accept responsibility for themselves on the Internet use this guide.

Good luck...

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Old January 4th, 2009, 14:51   #27
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"Self-proclaimed victimization" - we've had a few good examples of THAT over the last couple of years!
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Old January 4th, 2009, 22:24   #28
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Well, this is getting ridiculous, not because the forums are really that hard to navigate, even for newbies. All it takes is to read the forum section descriptions for a few seconds and use a bit of common sense to understand that "Suggestions/Forum Issues & Problems" does not mean suggestions, issues and problems about YOUR car. Nor can I understand how any mind can deduce that "Web Page News" is the place to announce your new car purchase (we're happy for you, we really are) or some problem you've encountered with you car (there are specific forums for questions of this nature); and that "Testing" is another forum for you to post questions about your car.

Folks, there's nothing wrong with being a newbie and claiming ignorance, but this is pure and utter LAZINESS. Sorry for venting in such
a dramatic manner. Moving dozens of posts a day gets tiring. Just read down the thread list in this section and see how many threads have been moved!
You're absolutely right, and I couldn't agree more.

So, the next logical question is... why is this allowed to constantly happen in the Ontario forum?
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:59   #29
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Its amazing. As soon as I post on a thread, it is ruined. "NosmoKing" was a cartoon character from the late 60's in Pittsburgh; A weird little guy in a raincoat and a fake nose, beard etc. Editing: I usually write fast and then go back over and add thoughts or change things. Just because you've had people in the past who have written rude things down and then deleted them, doesn't mean everyone does that.
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Do you want to solve the problem proposed by this thread or not?
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