So what should we talk about in this interest?

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
November 25, 2008 8:26pm CST
Well I've noticed that a lot of the discussions here could either be answered by reading the guidelines or are a violation of the guidelines. I'm just wonder, what would be an acceptable thing to talk about here in this interest? I know that general questions can be asked, but I've seen a lot of the same questions by newbies. I was once a newbie and asked general questions myself, ones that I could have found out by reading the guidelines. How do we stop those questions from being asked? Be rude? What would that do? I think nothing as if your knew here you don't know, you might want to read guidelines and as a rule, people usually ask the same question. So what do you think should be discussed here? Should their be a "tagged" discussion of sorts that stays at the top and answers all questions to mylotters?
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
I would still entertain those questions since I remembered when I was a newbie I had to search high and low for answers and it is not that easy to find certain things unless we know exactly where they are or what it looks like. Same goes for many newbies that they would not be aware that the answers to their questions are right in front of them. I believe as a member who have been here for some times and have learned many things or tricks and know where certain things are, it would be part of my responsibility of being in a community to help those who are not familiar with certain things or those who have lost their way or unsure about where they are heading to. Anyway, that is just my opinion and furthermore, whether we like it or not, we would still get paid for helping the newbies by responding to them and answering their questions and at the same time we have the liberty of ignoring that and move on to the next thing that interest us. Cheers!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I think that a lot of us just get fed up with seeing the same questions and while I know that as a newbie it's not always clear as to where a certain thing is, I don't understand those who get told where the mylot tab is and yet start a discussion about something else that they could find in the same mylot tab. I appreciate the response.
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
12 Dec 08
This is a very good discussion baby,and I am sure there are a lot of people who have different opinions on what should be discussed in this interest category,because different people think different things are stupid questions or are not worth taking the time to answer,I know a lot of the discussions are either easily answered by reading the guidelines or are violation of the guidelines and could cause the discussion to be deleted,which no one likes having discussions deleted especially those who are trying to make money on here,and I am not sure what an acceptable thing to talk about in this interest would be because I am never that good at creating discussions,and yeah general questions can be asked and I have also seen a lot of the same questions asked by newbies,and I know I was also a newbie at one time and I know I asked some general questions but for the most part I was able to ask you my questions since you had been on mylot for a month longer than me so you already had the general idea of mylot,and yeah most of the general questions can easily be answered by reading over the guidelines,and I am not completely sure how we can stop the questions from being asked,but I do not think that being rude would be the answer because being rude never does anything but cause harsh feelings between people and cause people to be rude back which this site is about friendship and sharing knowledge with others,and I think that all newbies should have to read the guidelines when they start an account so that way they know all the general information,and if you see someone ask a general question who is new,then it might be a good idea to suggest reading the guidelines and maybe other newbies will see it and also read the guidelines,or having tagged discussions of sorts that stays at the top and answers all questions to mylotters would be a good idea too,I love you with all my heart and soul.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I am glad that you are wholeheartedly in aggreance to me on this discussion. I love you with all of my heart and soul too.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
26 Nov 08
I know all these can't be stopped like this. newbies will again and again ask those things.but we can say as much possible as to them that it is not right to ask them.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Nov 08
True and hopefully they will listen, I think what bothers some is those who don't listen after being told and directed to the guidelines.
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