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Old May 19th, 2009, 16:08   #37
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Toronto
Not asking for anything...not sure that anything's needed.

The existing Gun-Doc section works pretty good. Lots of junk one liners thrown in there, but all in all it's ok.

I have ZERO issue with anyone offering up advice...tag/no-tag/secret gun-doc hand shake or not. A forum is a forum. You've got to take the bad with the good. If you think someone is completely up. But do yourself credit and everyone else the benefit of fully explaining why (a neutral moderate tone often works) and what better alternatives are.

Anyone with half a clue will be able to discern good advice from crap. If the person is so un-informed enough to differentiate crap from good advice...then it's unlikely that the advice is going to really help them anyways (although it might...and that's why we try over, and over and over and over...).

Purely wrong advice, and those habitual with providing it, is/are quickly weeded out. And so (short of scrubbing it from the forum/threads), the current communal-collective system works.

It'd be nice to be able to stay on top of re-organize threads...or combine similar threads (i.e. the daily "My Kraken died...what do I do now?") to help people either find the info themselves or to help those who are trying to help others (i.e. internal linking). It'd be nice...but I wouldn't want to do it for more than an hour...

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