Re: [DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)
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Re: [DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)



I hate to say it but I agree with Claude.

Mark V


On Jan 31, 2008, at 2:52 PM, cbl1739 wrote:

>
>  People...It's your OWN fault and of your own making... that newbies
> want the answers pronto..
>
> It never ceases to amaze me but every time someone puts their
> Delorean for sale they ALWAYS say how easy it is to get any FREE
> advice on repair or services info on the Internet(specifically this
> site,but
> other sites included)and how people on this site freely and
> helpfully are there TO SERVE YOUR EVERY NEED..when it comes to
> problems...so yea a newbie comes on this site expecting to get all
> their questions answered..basically it is done by the Delorean
> sellers(private sellers and also car Dealers and repairers) to help
> to boost up the price on their car for sale and to reassure a
> potential buyer that they are NOT "alone" when it comes to repair
> and services and ownership(and in some cases to unload a problematic
> Delorean)..but then it is put on the shoulders of the long term
> owners,and enthusiast's to answer all the newbies  questions and
> problems.Don't get me wrong...99 9/10 of the people including me
> enjoy giving and helping out a fellow newbie(or even a older owner)I
> am JUST making a point where the source point basically  starts
> from.
>
> The other thing is a newbie does not know how to navigate(or does
> not realize) to find the "answers" like a person that has been on
> this site for a long time.
> Claude
>
>
>
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...>
> wrote:
>>
>> I agree that many things repeat. In the summer we get the A/C
>> questions. The newbies want to know about the doors and their most
>> urgent problems. Many could do more if they read the manual or
> tried a
>> search. The newer ones just are not aware of what we take for
> granted
>> as common and usual. Maybe they just need confirmation for what
> they
>> already know. I post to them because some people just don't ask
> and it
>> helps to refresh everyone's memory. From time-to-time we come up
> with
>> newer solutions by reposting old problems. Or at least different
> ways
>> to see them. How would you feel if you were a newbie, thrilled to
>> finally have YOUR Delorean, found a group like this with all of
> this
>> great technical information, screwed up the courage to post and
> then
>> gets shot at for not figuring something out on his own! That is NOT
>> the way to treat a newbie and I would not want to be treated that
> way.
>> A short post to offer some help and a mention to get the manuals is
>> much better. If someone doesn't like the DML they have the option
> of
>> leaving. From the beginning participation has and will always be
>> purely voluntary. If anyone doesn't get what they are looking for
> here
>> they are not going to stay. People will come and people will go. As
>> for great information there is always dmcnews.com with some great
>> write-ups. And all newbies should register on the DoD.
>> David Teitelbaum
>> vin 10757
>>
>>
>>
>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Rydholm" <ebondefender@>
> wrote:
>>>
>>> I think I can agree with the general opinion of everyone else; it
>>> makes sense. Though I bought my D in '04, technically I still
> consider
>>> myself a "noob" (Trust me, I'm no mechanic!) But one of the first
>>> things I got with the car WAS the manual set. It's interesting
> to read
>>>
>>
>
>
>
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