Originally Posted by ashleynicole
A lot of times if you just type the question in google the answer will pop up on some linked forum but people dont want to take time to read other discussions. If I ask a question here its always after extensive googling...lol
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This is usually why I get burnt out on forums after awhile, it's neat getting new people and stuff, but there's only so many
'I have 'blank' size tank, give me an exact stocking list?!?'
'How do I cure 'basic' disease?!?'
'Tell me what fish to get and after three pages I'll finally let you know what kind of fish I actually like!' (Which always makes me wonder why they got a tank in the first place)
'How do I switch gravel?'
It sounds awful but I've been in a few forums over the years and it's like so many people refuse to do a simple google search, or even search within a forum they took the time to register a profile on. Odds are if you have a question about something relating to the hobby your not the first, or even the hundredth person to have that issue. Of course there are always extenuating circumstances, but you can figure out a lot yourself.
Maybe that's against the idea of forums, but sometimes I feel like if this was a dog forum we'd get questions like 'I got a Saint Bernard, how big does it get?' And 'I just found out I have to WALK the dog?!?'
Rant over, was feeling snarky.