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Old 09-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #41
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We have rules against excessive text speak or netspeak. If you see posts that are excessively bad please report them and we will address it. We attempt to combat that type of posting every day but as a staff we cannot get to every post and every thread so we rely on the membership to report problem posts so we can address them.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #42
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Do the regular and obviously far more experienced fish fanatics on here think that sometimes people might post more as a way of getting a foot in the door so to speak, when someone new joins a forum like this one it can seem at first as though everyone knows everyone else personally and as a newbie they maybe feel a little intimidated, probably wrongly so but having limited knowledge in itself is going to deter people from speaking out at times, asking a simple question could maybe just be a way of getting a deluge of answers and gets you known to a few people at least, just a thought I might be on the wrong track totally but for what it's worth there's my 2 cents worth as you guys say... Oh and keep on answering as you all do cos I reckon I read pretty much every single post on here whether it's relevant to me or not and I've learnt tons of stuff by doing so.

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #43
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.Yes and no, what about Manjo nems? Most newer people aren't going to be able to distinguish between the two, and even some coral polyps may appear to be aiptasia to the inexperienced eye. Many of these "duplicate" threads have individual pictures, and for the inexperienced, it is not all that simply to look at somebody else's picture and say, "yep that is what I have for sure."
Yes mojano nems are different, I'm not talking about those posts. The posts to which I have an issue with is the ones where people ask by name about aiptasia and it is an obvious picture of aiptasia that is included. If I person honestly doesn't know what it is they are looking at and is asking for help that's totally different. If a person knows it by name then they are capable of doing a search for it either on here, on other forums, or even google. I learn alot on this forum and try to help when I can but its harder to help people when the forum is flooded with posts that are all the same question. That being said I have helped people with their "aiptasia" posts and will continue to do so I just feel that if a person knows something about what they are asking that it is a good idea to try and do your own research. I personally do lots of research on my own and it helps me be a more knowledgable reef keeper and helps me to retain that knowledge.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #44
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I just want to add something, not sure if it was mentioned as I grew tired on the last page, BUT.

There are always different circumstances, everyone's tank, stock, etc. is different.

For example, with freahwater ich. Yes there is numerous threads, however, like I said everyone's circumstances are different. IMO treating ich heat alone is my preferred method. However some fish can't tolerate high heat for extended periods of time, so other treatment methods may be required. That's why someone with experience chimes in, what's your stock? Parameters? Etc.???

This is a forum, and posting, helping, or whatever, is what it's all about! If you find it annoying, which I sometimes do, move on, just like it was said before. This is "Aquarium Advice" not aquarium library.

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I just want to add something, not sure if it was mentioned as I grew tired on the last page, BUT.

There are always different circumstances, everyone's tank, stock, etc. is different.

For example, with freahwater ich. Yes there is numerous threads, however, like I said everyone's circumstances are different. IMO treating ich heat alone is my preferred method. However some fish can't tolerate high heat for extended periods of time, so other treatment methods may be required. That's why someone with experience chimes in, what's your stock? Parameters? Etc.???

This is a forum, and posting, helping, or whatever, is what it's all about! If you find it annoying, which I sometimes do, move on, just like it was said before. This is "Aquarium Advice" not aquarium library.

Okay, that's my opinion.
You explain that much better then I tried to lol
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #46
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Text type, not using periods, bad spelling makes it hard on the brain trying to decipher what they are trying to say. Using "Your" instead of "you're" , also not proof reading before sending post. Sorry to get off topic.
So are you agreeing or disagreeing ? I obviously didn't mean to add the 're onto the end of your. Thank you for pointing that out.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #47
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I am sure that the vast majority of questions asked on this website will have been asked before and discussed in depth whether on this very website, or on one of the many multitude of other discussion forums available on these subjects. Whether or not it is "Readily" available to the inquiring mind is simply a matter of the scope of your search. To imply that "newbie" topics are the only ones repeated ad nauseum seems a bit foolish. They do tend to garner the most responses, but that includes a lot of responses of individuals *****ing about newbie topics being repeated or yelling about the search function while waving their fists.

If people wanted to just research, Google already exist. People join a forum because they want to discuss in real time, right now, what is happening in their personal tank. I see nothing wrong with that. It is the nature of the system - a system that everyone is more than welcome to not use if it doesn't suit their fancy
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So are you agreeing or disagreeing ? I obviously didn't mean to add the 're onto the end of your. Thank you for pointing that out.
I was responding to one of someone else's post about text typing.
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yeah i got a in-fraction when i first got on this sight....
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If people wanted to just research, Google already exist. People join a forum because they want to discuss in real time, right now, what is happening in their personal tank. I see nothing wrong with that. It is the nature of the system - a system that everyone is more than welcome to not use if it doesn't suit their fancy
I couldn't agree more. Every situation is a bit different. For instance, there are tons of "my cycle is taking forever" threads. My cycle was taking forever, so I started looking at them. But none of those people's situations matched mine, so they did not help too much. Thus, I started a thread.
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