[DML] Playing nice in a public forum.
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[DML] Playing nice in a public forum.

If you don't like seeking advice in a "public forum", then dont.  Use private messages, or pick up the phone.

I don't remember EVER seeing someone respond like you and Steve have.  If you are not able to take the solicited advice of group members, and use that information to make rational decisions on your own, then this is not the place for you.

You 2 may share a brain.  Your writing style and attitude is identical, and it will DISCOURAGE people from speaking up and trying to help in order to avoid harassment like this.

The list is self-correcting.  By Steve posting what resolved his problem, it was more than enough.  For the 2 of you to attack those who gave advice that turned out not to be useful is uncalled for.

--- On Tue, 5/8/12, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 10:26 PM
> Everyone gave Steve wrong ideas,
> wrong things to look for, wrong things to check. Not only
> would Steve have wasted time chasing these false leads, but
> as Gary correctly pointed out, had Farrar not pointed him in
> the right direction (Farrar was the only person who did in
> fact give Steve the correct diagnosis and solution),
> continued driving with the original problem still in effect,
> even if Steve had performed all the other wrong checks
> everyone else was giving him, could have eventually caused
> even bigger problems.
> Why do you have to be such an ASS?
> Steve very clearly stated that the *ONLY* problem was
> shifting into 1st & 2nd. All other gears were fine. He
> even posted a YouTube video of the problem. That does not
> indicate a clutch hydraulics problem (otherwise he'd have
> problems with all gears). That does not indicate a gear oil
> problem (likewise otherwise he'd have problems with all
> gears). Etc.
> Ostensibly this forum is supposed to be a repository of
> useful information. Sending owners down rabbit trails is not
> useful. Pointing them to the most likely diagnosis and
> repair is useful.
> With the right information, Steve's problem was likely fixed
> in minutes rather than spending hours of chasing false
> leads.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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