Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fremont, Calif.
An appeal to newbies and vets
i guess i'm a 'tweener ... haven't been here that long.
but i've been here long enough to note a familiar theme: newbies asking questions that have already been asked and answered, and veterans grumbling about newbies who don't use the "search" function. this is a theme that repeats itself on countless bulletin boards around the world.
i'd like a word with both the vets and the newbies, if i might.
to the newbies: i suggest you use the search function first, especially when asking about a topic that has probably been discussed before. for instance: which tires are best? what's the best brake pad? try search first. sometimes it won't work. it doesn't always work, partly because the right keyword to search on is not always obvious.
to the veterans: newbies will likely be the lifeblood of the portal. they come here with great enthusiasm for the strom in the hopes of finding out all they can about the bike. they are absolutely bubbly, and i, for one, am really glad they are here. they are tomorrow's vets, and with any luck they'll one day welcome newbies, in turn. surely we can show them some tolerance and good humor, rather than turning them off to this group. after all, if a topic pisses you off because it's been covered, you could always ignore it, right? repetitive posts only cost a few electrons.
that's it ... i'm hoppin off my soapbox. :rolleyes: