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Author Topic: Why do some people "post and run"?  (Read 1667 times)
W6TGE
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« on: June 01, 2009, 04:22:08 PM »

I keep seeing this and wonder why some people post a request for help, get several well thought out suggestions (that have taken some of us time to compose) and then never come back?

At least they never post a reply to their original request letting us know that they have seen and read our suggestions. I think this happens far more than it should. I think that most of us are not looking for even a Thank You, but would at least like to know that our help was even seen!
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K5END
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 04:42:51 PM »

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I'd like to think they are busy checking out the suggestions...

or maybe they have ADD...
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W6TGE
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 06:24:34 PM »

Well, I hope they got what they were looking for.
I asked for help on a TM-731a issue and when I found it on my own after a few days I did a reply that I figured it out.
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WA8MEA
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 05:16:28 AM »

Maybe they've been flamed to death.

I wouldn't come back to a discussion after some of the snotty responses I've seen by people supposedly offering help.

Bill
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W6TGE
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 01:16:40 PM »

Well, the ones I am talking about have several helpful tips and NONE of them are "snotty". I would give example(s), but I do not want to single anyone out.
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WX7G
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009, 05:13:23 AM »

I agree that feedback from the originator would be very helpful.
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K5END
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 08:22:35 AM »

One guess is a person might post the same question on different forum websites and either got his answwer elsewhere or forget to check them all.

I guess that would be a "trot line." hihi

Or the person has so many questions that he posts several at a time, and forgets how many he posted.

In any case, it would be courteous for the OP to post a response, a thanks, argument or a follow up question.
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W6TGE
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 12:06:17 PM »

Yes, I agree. Also some say thanks and do not indicate which of the suggestions helped. However, just saying thanks at least shows he read the reply(s).
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PULLRAFTT
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 08:12:50 PM »

by K5END on June 1, 2009  
 
"I'd like to think they are busy checking out the suggestions...

or maybe they have ADD..."


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not funny at all...doesn't belong on here or anywhere.

-zw
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AA4PB
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 05:16:10 PM »

I expect some do not hang out on the forums. They have a question, they post it, and when they get it fixed they are off to other things.

Come to think of it - they may be smarter than the rest of us :-)
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K5END
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2009, 10:09:39 PM »

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"not funny at all...doesn't belong on here or anywhere."

Zed,

It was not intended to be a "funny" comment.

Maybe it was insensitive, but I meant it seriously.

Sorry for any offense it may have presented.
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WASKG5OY
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2010, 09:48:24 PM »

I have ADD and do not find this thread offensive.

 Oh, I'd say more but I just realized I need to
watch the latest episode of LOST.

Out of time.

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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 05:09:21 AM »

>> do not find this thread offensive.


Maybe not, but it is nearly 6 months old!
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