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Old 05-27-2018, 04:17 PM
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Angry People should learn to close a post...

When I am bored I will look up old post on THT. I might be digging for repair info or maybe customization ideas. Why do people start a post and not "close" it? Or conclude it...know what I mean?

I'm a professional automotive technician. As such I am member of a lot of repair sites. Some for professionals only. When you post a "help me" or "WWYD" post follow it up with the fix or what you ended up doing!


THT is a great resource and as I read some of the old post I am continuously disappointed to find post after post from ALONG time ago that people were asking for help and never shared what fixed the issue. Or they just bought a boat and posted one time to find an answer and never posted again. There should be a rating system on here so people who contribute and share great ideas can get the credit they deserve! Maybe that is asking too much...but you get the idea. lol



But for real....

Post title says "my HPDI will not plane" 20 people post follow up questions and ideas and the OP answers a FEW questions (or none) and NEVER says if he got it running and what was wrong. This type of post should start with Year of engine, size of engine and the make and size of boat. (and model too)

Turns out the JA had a 40hp on a 25' deep v... No wonder he could not get on a plane... (okay, that was my sad attempt at humor...and yes I made that up)

But for real. People are taking the time to answer you and maybe you hope that your post will help others, well then, tell us what was the fix!

Okay...small rant over...

Thoughts?

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perfect example:
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Originally Posted by FL Bill View Post
Why do people start a post and not "close" it? Or conclude it...know what I mean?

Turns out the JA had a 40hp on a 25' deep v... No wonder he could not get on a plain... (okay, that was my sad attempt at humor...and yes I made that up)

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My thought... Best way to put an end to any thread is by you attempting a joke.
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good topic
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OP, you need spell checker. It's "bored", not board. It's "Plane", not "plain".

carry on!
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
OP, you need spell checker. It's "bored", not board. It's "Plane", not "plain".

carry on!
I do...I no I do.(just kidding, I know it is know!)..but I do not think I spelt it wrong...because I did not see any red lines! I need you to follow me and be my grammar Nazi.

Thanks for the heads up...
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
OP, you need spell checker. It's "bored", not board. It's "Plane", not "plain".

carry on!
Will spell check catch those?

I always have trouble with bare / bear.... it's the reason I usually just go with "buck" naked.
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I think you're asking too much of the THT community. For example, after 847 posts Tampa Girl still hasn't gotten out on a boat!
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I for one can't stand when people start a thread and
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Please - if you start a tech line case w work- do you go back and tell them what fixed it ????

i was searching Friday for something , at work, and the same thing your saying here was there - no response on what fixed it.

It is aggravating
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I mean, I get your point and all, but
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Great post should be read by all. I like to think I share my fixes. But I will search the most recent and make sure. Thanks for posting I totally agree.
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It's always disappointing when just left hanging.
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Originally Posted by FL Bill View Post
When I am bored I will look up old post on THT. I might be digging for repair info or maybe customization ideas. Why do people start a post and not "close" it? Or conclude it...know what I mean?

I'm a professional automotive technician. As such I am member of a lot of repair sites. Some for professionals only. When you post a "help me" or "WWYD" post follow it up with the fix or what you ended up doing!


THT is a great resource and as I read some of the old post I am continuously disappointed to find post after post from ALONG time ago that people were asking for help and never shared what fixed the issue. Or they just bought a boat and posted one time to find an answer and never posted again. There should be a rating system on here so people who contribute and share great ideas can get the credit they deserve! Maybe that is asking too much...but you get the idea. lol



But for real....

Post title says "my HPDI will not plane" 20 people post follow up questions and ideas and the OP answers a FEW questions (or none) and NEVER says if he got it running and what was wrong. This type of post should start with Year of engine, size of engine and the make and size of boat. (and model too)

Turns out the JA had a 40hp on a 25' deep v... No wonder he could not get on a plane... (okay, that was my sad attempt at humor...and yes I made that up)

But for real. People are taking the time to answer you and maybe you hope that your post will help others, well then, tell us what was the fix!

Okay...small rant over...

Thoughts?

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I'm with you, I was going to start a thread about just generally getting back to people who have reached out to help in order to give them some love and close out the topic!

Say thanks and let them know what was the solution to whatever problem you were posting...
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Can we have this thread closed?
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Bump lol...
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Bugs me also when we never find out what the problem and solution was. I also wish everyone would have their location in their signature. Many answers are location based so if we dont know where you are, how can we answer you?
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Totally agree with OP. Was just thinking the same thing yesterday. THT is not nearly as bad as another boat site I visit.
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So the only and best way to conclude i
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