Big man on campus...sorry that I didn't get the questionnaire on the first post!
The original thread if read correctly tells my drivetrain....my mileage....my trim...my year...my make and model...transmission type..transmission setup and also includes the problems I am having. Here are ways you can improve your forum other than just your "basic requirements" upon first post.
1.) Don't be a troll to the new-comers.
2.) Make a "questionnaire" when creating a forum sub-post.
3.) Make a dropdown for problem areas..engine drivline...suspension...electrical..
4.)Have the questionnaire include recent work...the kind of problems. Any DTC's or MIL's? And which trouble codes.
5.) Be directed to sub categories.
If you do not have the admin privileges to help code in php nuke or java..which I doubt you do because your just a moderator and I get it..following rules. It must be a huge annoyance when someone asks for help without providing information your way. Than I suggest a softer approach and to take into consideration any affiliates also monitoring this forums customer base to ensure satisfaction to keep donations rolling so we don't have website not found mishaps.
I had provided information on my first post not even have acknowledged forum "requirements". As a technician I know what information is needed in diagnostic approaches.
I hope this helps direct a path for future new comers and how they should be approached. Respect is a two way street.
Now onto my issues.
You know, I really do try my best to help out the new members as much as I can and make them feel welcome........but then, every once in a while, someone like this shows up.
"Big man on campus"........Really?
REQUIRED READING - Mandatory New Member questionnaire; New Members - READ!!!
1) There is a REQUIRED READING - Mandatory New Member questionnaire sticky
, right at the very top of the new member section sub-forum which you obviously did not read - just like you did not read and properly complete the mandatory questionnaire until I pointed it out to you.
2) As far as your resume goes, I'm a network administrator myself, so, I'm really not interested in hearing about your credentials as a "technician".
3) Now onto the bigger issue;
Other than the fact you managed to screw up your first post - because you didn't read the required reading that is clearly posted in "stickies" at the top of the new member section BEFORE you posted, your snide, condescending remarks toward me aren't appreciated - and if you think for 1 second your response to me is acceptable conduct on this forum, you have grossly miscalculated.
4) If telling you what you did wrong, in your mind, qualifies as "being a troll to the new-comers" you definitely need to re-think your position.
5) You are (or were) a new member here and you actually have the audacity to try and tell me what information the new member questionnaire should have in it?
Based on what - your whole 6 hours of membership here?
6) You suggest "
a softer approach and to take into consideration any affiliates also monitoring this forums customer base to ensure satisfaction to keep donations rolling so we don't have website not found mishaps"
Strike 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.......I hope you consider "a softer approach"
on the next forum you land on - and just maybe, you might last more than a day.