Do you hate it when some people...
April 30, 2007 5:31am CST
...when you start a discussion or ask a question - some people respond to you and tell you that this topic has already been discussed and they tell you to search for it instead of actually helping you out by answering your questions? I don't think ive come across this on mylot yet but on other (non-paid) forums i have seen someone ask a question which i would like the answer to as well - but the only response they get is someone telling them that they should have searched first because it had already been asked. I do a search for that topic but cannot find it - it is under a different name probably? The thing is also - sometimes i want to ask a question a certain way that will get a particular answer - different from someone else's topic. Yet some people may tell me to look somewhere else instead of just answering the answer - i find this quite rude - i know maybe it can be against the rules but still... do you normally find these type of responses quite rude?
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30 Apr 07
Well in some non-paid forums like tech forums or mobile phone forums, they actually do this. It's because it's in the rules, I think they do this because some questions that are really commonly asked are asked almost a few times everyday so the moderators probably got tired and posted that rule. But it does help when someone actually points you to where it is because more often than not, newbies don't know what to search for or the specific keywords for their problems.
30 Apr 07
I think these kind of people should mind their own business and should not answer the discussion if they don't want to. They should try to understand that people don't have much time and would like to get answers quickly instead of searching for the same topic.
30 Apr 07
yes, that's right - many of us are quite busy and it is quite time consuming to sift through hundreds of posts just to find one that answers our questions even after searching. Sometimes our topics can be quite complicated to be summarised up in just one word. I often find that when i want a specific thing answered i cannot just find it using a few words - and then when i type in the phrase it comes up with no results.