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#1 Olnick

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:55 PM

I've noticed that a lot of newcomers to USMB are starting model-specific threads here in Shoptalk. Obviously they are not familiar with the structure of the various forums or of how their car would be classified.

It's not helping them or USMB in general--their questions and the responses given are somewhat "dead ended" here. The problems and answers don't get the wider exposure they deserves. Besides that, it clutters actual "Shoptalk" discussion.

If I may I'd like to offer a couple of suggestions:

MEMBERS--Do not offer detailed answers here. Welcome a newcomer then aim them to the appropriate forum, suggest they post their questions there.

MODS--Please keep an eye on this forum and move model specific threads as quickly as possible.

I think we'd all be a lot happier and it would help preserve USMB's fantastic reputation for helpfullness.

Mahalo and Aloha!

#2 Turbone

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:18 PM

If a thread like that gets posted here, just hit "Report Post" symbol and ask a Mod to move it.
I've done that a few times now and it works pretty quickly.

#3 kelly cervone

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:45 PM

Thanks Ol nick for info, I am newbie and I posted a question in shop talk "water pump Kelly cervone" Which forum should I post this question?

#4 Olnick

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:12 PM

Hi kelly, welcome aboard. Where to post depends on what model car you have.

All Subarus with the EJ series of engines--basically everything from the 1990 Legacy on (with the exception of the Loyale) is in the "New Generation" forum.

Cars with EA engines, which includes the Loyale, are considered "Old Generation."

But don't worry--if you get in the wrong place some nice person will point you to the right one!

#5 Legacy777

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 08:21 PM

I just moved all the specific model threads recently posted. I do try to keep an eye on things in this forum.

#6 Olnick

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:29 PM

Thanks Legacy777. People are really nice about it, they just need a little help to the right place.




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