stop telling people to use the "search" option

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  1. certifiedjatt

    certifiedjatt Banned

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    i see it all the time here. those who've been on this board for a while think they're somehow better and part of an exclusive club. so when a newcomer asks a question that's been discussed, instead of ignoring it, these folks make it a point to say ''use the search button.'' if people posting repetitive questions makes you so mad, just ignore it and move on. you actually help your objective this way, i.e., to make the thread smaller.

    if all people used was the search button, lots of new information and insights would go unwritten.
     
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  2. verdasco

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    someone has complained about this already. search it.
     
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  3. TokyopunK

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    do a freakin search before you post a thread like this OP
     
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  4. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    stop telling me what to tell other people
     
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  5. YULitle

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    Beat me, and countless others I'm sure, to it.
     
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  6. superstition

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    Har har...

    Why is this in Odds and Ends, anyway?
     
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  7. Applesauceman

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    Search the words "pistol whipped". I have the same beef. Who cares if something has already been discussed?! Does it really matter?!
     
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  8. superstition

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    Reinventing the wheel is fun for some.
     
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  9. Applesauceman

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    I guess so is antagonizing others. :)
     
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  10. Sentinel

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    Actually OP, by using the search button first, one can gain many insights frm people who've discussed the point over the last few years.

    But i do agree that one should not be sarcastic about it.

    Every month someone posts a thread asking about sigs and avatars. One of our members always points the person to the FAQ rather than answering straiight, because this will help him find answers to many other questions too, and inculcate a good habit. Its like teaching someone how to fish.
     
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  11. Steady Eddy

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    If everyone did a search first, there'd never be any new threads, because at this time, everything that can be asked about tennis, has been asked by now. (Ever notice that about one-fifth of the threads are about how to beat a pusher?)
     
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  12. mistapooh

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    No new threads? How about resurrecting the old ones up if it's not too far back? It saves server space and makes you better at the internets.
     
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  13. YULitle

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    PLUS! Try finding specific information about a common topic. Like the string pattern for a Wilson pro staff. Which? There are many topics that will just pull up useless threads that are of no good. Asking is much quicker. And it is certainly better than letting O&E and R&R have all of the activity.
     
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  14. YULitle

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    Why resurrect them? If the information isn't there on that thread, then they may as well have started a new thread...
     
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  15. malakas

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    Because the forum is flooded by countless threads on the same old questions.A search is the best,AND if after the OP has more question left then do a new search.
     
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  16. Applesauceman

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    Yeah, since the world is flat, why would we want to go back and update known information. There is never any new information to explore about an old known topic.
     
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  17. certifiedjatt

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    the ironies on this thread are delicious---but predictable.
     
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