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Follow-up on threads

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ericg, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,792

    Since joining this forum back in 2006, I see more and more people asking for advice and never following-up to tell us how they made out. How are many of us going to learn or get more proficient at repairing small equipment if we do not know if the advice that was provided was correct. Can I ask those that don't follow-up to reconsider and let us know how things are going?
    Is there anyone that agrees with me or am I off base here?

  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    I agree with you 100% I was just looking through some threads thinking the same thing.
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  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I agree Eric...... How will people know I'm a smart azz !!! :laugh:
  4. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,792

    RestoRob, I am waiting for Slapper to weigh in on the topic.
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,335

    I agree....common courtesy isn't common anymore...
    Although...unlike RestroRob...its not important to me whether people think my responses solved the problem...
    I know I'm right most of the time....and that's enough for me...:walking:
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    The ones that don't follow up witch are a lot they had to take mower to mechanic you know how hard is trying to fix mower over the net most times it's unsuccessful.:waving::waving:
  7. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,792

    Joe, you are probably correct. The ones that go back to the dealer or local mechanic should still follow up. They had to repair the machine some how and it would be great if they shared what they found. Although it is hard to make repairs over the net, there are many success stories that are shared here. Even if I am wrong and I suggest something that does not work, if someone would get back to me, the information might help the next time.
    Many of the elders have nailed the cause of problems here within a few posts. I give them a lot of credit. They have saved people a lot of money. I try my best but I am still learning every day.:dancing:
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,021

    You right Eric there is good number of highly qualified techs on this site and I know piston slapper is one of the top techs. :waving::waving:
  9. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,738

    Following up started threads makes the search function all the more productive.
  10. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,792

    That's a great point. Sometimes we are right and other times we are wrong but generally I think we all get to take away good information from this forum that is priceless:dancing:

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