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Seiko7A38
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What is it with newbies - asking (me) their dumb questions by PM all the time ? :mad:
Are you all scared to death of posting in the public forum, because:

1) You don't want to look like a dumb newbie and risk being ridiculed ?
2) You think that I've got all the time in the world to reply to you privately (by PM) ?
3) You think that no-one else has ever encountered this problem, so wouldn't be interested ?

Please note the sub-title of this forum section:
The place to ask questions; hopefully get some help - and share advice.

There is also this very under-utilized thread in the 7Axx General Discussion Area:

Tell you what, if I had a quid for every newbie's PM I'd replied to, I'd be a lot richer. :(
Thing is, after I've shared my pearls of wisdom / opinions with them privately, many never come back and post on the forum.
You can guarantee that 6 months or a year later, someone else will come along and ask the same 'dumb newbie' question.
And of course, with the shortcomings of Webs forum software, I can't search on my PM's nor forward previous PM replies. :roll:

So from now on, when any newbie (or established forum member) asks me a question by PM, that I think warrants it ....
The standard answer will be: Please post your question on the forum, so that other members may get the benefit.

March 12, 2014 at 12:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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