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Old 11-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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One of my favorite quotes from General Colin Powell.


“Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”


I find this very fitting to the conversation.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #12
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One of my favorite quotes from General Colin Powell.

“Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”

I find this very fitting to the conversation.
+1000 great quote hukit
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #13
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Just like some people are studying to become medical professionals doesn't mean they will or want to become doctors.

Relying on Google for research can be a double-edged sword. I came here to learn from people who know what they are doing because I wanted guidance, not a Google result. Everyone was a beginner once. Not everyone wants to take it to the Olympic level.

Like the Brooks & Dunn song goes, "I've learned that happiness on earth is not just for high achievers... I've come to know there's life at both ends of that red dirt road."

I sincerely mean this without meaning to be rude, but there seems to be a sort of snobbishness implicit in your remarks. Like fort and Andrew said, let someone else catch some of these and relax a little. You aren't Atlas nor should anyone expect you to be.
Its not snobbish at all, its the truth. This site recycles the same advice over and over and over, so the person that wants advice doesnt even need to use google, they just need to read the thread right infront of their eyes that is full of information. I once saw 3 threads in a row that were on the exact same topic, that was very annoying. Your all of you newbies: search on this site before you ask tons of simple questions.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #14
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I must say that google wandering, while sometimes helpful, can also be very confusing. That's why i got an account on this forum. I googled for hours on end and could not find a straight answer. One site said this, the other said that. That's why I took nearly all my questions to this site, so I could get a straight answer. I googled what I could, but since there is so much conflicting information out there, there wasn't much I could actually find out. I think that is why many people ask specific questions over and over.

Now, I am all for searching the forum for threads like the one you want to start. It would help a lot. But, even that occasionally doesn't help. For instance, cycles. Every cycle is different, you can't really find a thread started by a person in the same situation as you. So, that is IMO one of the reasons we see so many cycling threads out there.

I myself have backed down from answering many threads, because I feel the same way as you do. I am tired of repeating myself. And backing down is all you can really do in situations like that. You can't keep other people from posting a zillion threads about every little aquarium-related inquiry they have.

I also agree with what Andrew said about articles. Writing articles would be a great way to solve some problems. Instead of repeating yourself, you can just link an article you wrote. Tons of people were asking questions about aquarium salt, so I wrote an article. Now when they ask a salt-related question I can just link the article instead of repeating myself over and over. Also, when they see your article they may find other articles that answer their questions and keep them from posting more threads.

Also, one last thing I want to touch on; it's a little pet peeve of mine.....calling people newbies, complaining about newbies, etc. It's like more experienced people who have been members here longer are somehow superior to people who are new to the hobby and/or the forum. I am by no means singling out one person, as many do this. I would just like to point out that this is a forum to help people learn, not a place for new people to feel inferior.

Thanks for reading and considering, I know I talk a lot
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #15
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tip: adding site:aquariumadvice.com into google searches the articals and forums

but yeah, i've been around alot for the last month or so and REALLY alot of threads asks the exact same questions, or very similar questions that were anwsered in a thread already. but i guess if people really wanted help urgently they'd search for themselves.
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Just remember that Newbie is a relative term and I agree with your point Bud. Jack, just remember there are people here that have kept reefs longer than you or I have been alive.
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Just remember that Newbie is a relative term
Yes. Some new people say they are newbies as in new people to the hobby. My problem is with people saying stuff like "I hate it when newbies (fill in the blank)," like new people are stupid or annoying. Everyone has to start somewhere
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #18
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Just remember that Newbie is a relative term and I agree with your point Bud. Jack, just remember there are people here that have kept reefs longer than you or I have been alive.
Isn't that the truth lol I started a thread a while ago "who's got the biggest and oldest corals" and some were as old as me at the time (22) lol
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #19
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I understand and agree with everything said here it is true that a little research goes a long way i do my on every new fish i learn or hear about on here just to learn about that fish or subject for future reference if or when i get to that point of keeping said fish or plant etc... but when i have a question i try to research what i can then when i find an answer ill ask the same question here to double check what i came up with so i know im comfortable in my choice and learning experience
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Google works really well at giving you as much wrong information as it does right that's why I like asking people here that have personal experience with the fish or situation at hand.
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