Originally Posted by VetRVer
I've been on many forums and fairly new here so had a couple of questions.
1. Is "go look it up" an acceptable answer to a question here?
2. Is "we've talked about that a hundred times" an acceptable answer here?
3. Is "I told you so" an acceptable response here?
The reason I ask, seems to me these forums are here to answer people's questions and enlighten people. Not slam the door on them and not make them look stupid.
I know of other forums there the questions I asked above are not only acceptable, but are the norm.
I'd say that forums are more of an information exchange with a little socializing thrown in. A forum's success depends largely on the membership and how they interact with each other, so providing a welcoming and helpful environment is important to iRV2 and we take the "Be Nice" rule very seriously.
Many times a member will sign up, ask a question or two, then disappear...never to be heard from again. Not even a "thanks".
It's nice when members stick around and make an effort to contribute by sharing their expertise with others when they can.
That said, people are pretty much the same everywhere; you will get a few thorns among the roses.