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Old 01-16-2019, 10:17 AM   #15
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I get it, I just think sometimes (not just this thread) people default to snark rather than offering help. And I realize it's not just this forum. I've been on many forums/message boards over the past 20 years or so. The Roadster forum I'm on tends to be pretty helpful, even to newbies with stupid questions (of course, there are less Roadster...therefore less newbies with stupid questions). Anyway, that might just mean I'm getting old...like the other Roadster owners.

I probably just needed more coffee.

We generally start out trying to help and the responses from the OP determine where things go from there. That does not mean that if the question is really really silly or the answer could be found in a 5 minute search there are never snarky responses right from the start though. Many of the "snarky" answers are also just intended as jokes or banter and I get that a new member may not always understand that. We have a very strong base of regulars so when somebody new comes in it is sort of like walking into a room full of buddies and listening to them talk. It may seem insulting at first but you have a couple of choices on how you proceed. You can join in and take the comments and banter as it exists or you can decide the whole room is full of jerks and try to pick a fight. You will not win a fight against a whole room of buddies! We also seem to attract a good number of snowflakes which will be offended if you even remotely seem to not agree with them or do not give precisely the answer they want to hear. Nothing we can do will help them.

As pointed out in this particular thread there is little to go on based on the info provided and the stamp sized pictures. I know we have managed to put at least 6 people in contact with previous owners but we need better material to help. New members need to help us help them!
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It's got louvres and distinctive wheels. I'd recognize it immediately if it were mine. You don't need a 4000K picture to recognize whether or not it's your old car...

And yeah, plenty of douchy sites act the same. It's how they became known as douchy.
Yep I would know mine as well but with more info and better pictures it raises the odds of somebody that didn't own it recognizing it. Difference of one set of eyes and 1,000.


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Yep I would know mine as well but with more info and better pictures it raises the odds of somebody that didn't own it recognizing it. Difference of one set of eyes and 1,000.


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I wouldn't recognize anyone else's car from this forum even if they ran directly into me... And besides, it's quite obviously got louvres and distinctive wheels...how much more info do you really need than that? Do I have to see the parking lot ding he got 3 years ago to recognize it?
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I wouldn't recognize anyone else's car from this forum even if they ran directly into me... And besides, it's quite obviously got louvres and distinctive wheels...how much more info do you really need than that? Do I have to see the parking lot ding he got 3 years ago to recognize it?
Ohhh snarky and condescending. Well done!
The little pictures I see put identifying the wheels right off the table and I couldn't tell there were louvers until you said it. Maybe you wouldn't recognize it but many may and THAT is why the more eyes that can actually see it the better.
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Ohhh snarky and condescending. Well done!
The little pictures I see put identifying the wheels right off the table and I couldn't tell there were louvers until you said it. Maybe you wouldn't recognize it but many may and THAT is why the more eyes that can actually see it the better.

I'm looking at the forum on a crappy 13" laptop and not using my reading glasses and still can make out what the wheels look like and that there are louvres on the back window. Do you really need to know the brand of wheel to recognize the car?? The original gripe is that the pictures are too small, so we're talking about a visual thing here...
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I'm looking at the forum on a crappy 13" laptop and not using my reading glasses and still can make out what the wheels look like and that there are louvres on the back window. Do you really need to know the brand of wheel to recognize the car?? We're talking about a visual thing here...
A visual thing that many probably can't see.
All I said was larger pictures would be more helpful. Not rocket science.
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Hey I try to help first and then turn to comedy. Unless of course I can make the help also the comedy.
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Oh, my - this thread went downhill quickly -

I don't reckon the OP is out of line posting here to try to find some background on his newly purchased car. However, better pictures and a description of the mods he has identified, would have been helpful.

I do believe that generally, we try to be helpful to newcomers, but if they don't follow up, they leave themselves open to some of the forum wolves.


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Hey wait a minute! I was providing that service almost two years before @Tcoat showed up.... I do defer to his better skills however.

As far as the car, sorry don't recognize it. In my defense until someone mentioned it I didn't know it had louvers. In fact, I'm still taking your word for it as I still am not sure.
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No ones blaming me huh? I'll go post more memes in the tech section...
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Oh, my - this thread went downhill quickly -

I don't reckon the OP is out of line posting here to try to find some background on his newly purchased car. However, better pictures and a description of the mods he has identified, would have been helpful.

I do believe that generally, we try to be helpful to newcomers, but if they don't follow up, they leave themselves open to some of the forum wolves.


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Hey! As per the Supra thread I am the one that is toxic and everybody hates. Don't try to take that away from me. It is all I have in the world. Now how do I use this newfangled computing device again.
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