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Has anyone else noticed this?!

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by jajwrigh, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I kinda come and go on the site. When it gets to be too much newbie stuff for me, I take a break. Sometimes, there are great things to discuss. Other times, it gets on my nerves, but it's part of the deal here. I've certainly learned a ton of new stuff thanks to this site, and I can't derride others for trying to do the same.

  2. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Messages: 629

    great point!
  3. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 334

    I am also new to the site but not new to the business! although sometimes I think I know alot I find more info, I find that out in the field that some LCO's do not like to talk about their business they feel you may be stealing their Idea's. but hear everybody is very helpful and more relaxed, I love IT glad to be part of a great site and a even better business Thank's to all Great Job!!!!!!!!:blob3: :blob1: :blob4:

  4. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Messages: 629

    That is one of the original ideas behind why I started my first lawn forum on lawnicure ... back in late 1998. ( ha, using OLD board script called Matt's Script WWWBoard, version 1.0 )
  5. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I apologize to all for my previous post above. It must have been a bad day or something! Again sorry...
  6. kdmaint

    kdmaint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Great site guys i am a new user and somewhat new to buss and have learned more in 2 wks on the site then the libariey could offer me also when I sign on to look at treads I usually find my self looking for certian user names which have answered mine or others with really good honest oppions (tiedman) but thanks to all you older member you guy are a big help us new guy like posting stuff to also I think its great that sean and chuck are ative in the site thanks guys
  7. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
    from earth
    Messages: 587

    as mentioned before, the newbies asking all the same ole questions, will one day be old hands complaining about newbies not using the search engine.
  8. FlatLander

    FlatLander LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 47

    What's a 21" mower ???

    lol, just kiddin
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    i personally dont mind certain newbie questions.

    I think lawnsite has 2 kinds of newbies.

    Newbie Breed #1-Lazy newbies. These are the ones who come up with posts such as: I need a walkbehind, I have some small yards and a big one. I need a trimmer, whats a good kind.

    These are the types that get annoying, these are the newbies whom have made no effort to investigate for themselves and are basically saying, I dont want to do the research, you guys do it and then get back to me. These types of posts get annoying, just because its pure lazyness.

    Newbie Breed #2-Informed, Motivated newbies. These are the newbies whom have done their detective work, have a general idea of what they need, but still need help. Questions such as, I have mostly moderate sized houses, one with a pool gate and one wide open...would a wise descision be a 52" walkbehind and a 21" mower.

    These dont really bother me, no matter how many come up. They have done a little work, and are just looking for a little guidance.

    I dont really think a newbie forum is the solution for the problem, for the simple reason that the only people that will post and repond are the newbies. No one else will visit it, and posts will just pile up and they will get no inteligent responses and no one will get any answers.

    I think it should be made clear to newbies before they post of the 2 kinds of questioning, and which ones are deemed acceptable and which are just pure lazyness, and that they need to have made some effort to find answers for themselves before posting.

    Once they do a little work, they have a better idea of what they need and it becomes much easier for us to help them, but with these vague questioning, we dont really know what to say.


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