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#11 Nrvsbride

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    Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:19 PM

    For example, the other day I needed information on the restaurants at the Sheraton resort in Cabo. Instead of posting a new thread that said "Does anyone know anything about the restaurants at the Sheraton?", I proceeded to do a search and found lots of reviews from members who had already gotten married there. I also did my own searches on trip advisor and google to get more info. I was not able to find any pictures of the inside of a specific restaurant so I PMed two different members (who had been married there) and asked them their personal opinions on that restaurant and I also asked if they could send me some pics (assuming they had any).

    I got all the info I needed just by doing a search and asking a select few members. This saved the forum a lot of space than me starting a new thread and just having everyone direct me to the old Sheraton threads anyway. See, its very useful to do a search.

    #12 rodent


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      Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:47 PM

      Originally Posted by StephanieMN
      I think the reason some people start new threads is that they think they are Hi-jacking a thread by posting their own stuff. I think if we all stop worrying about that it will go better.
      Definitly true. Maybe if some regulars start hijacking more it will become the norm.

      Other forums will attack you if you repost something. I think it's great that we never attack anyone here, but something needs to be done to cut down on the redundancy. Thanks for this thread! I'm off to make one just like it :)

      #13 DreaW

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        Posted 31 January 2008 - 09:48 PM

        Thank you Glenda!!!!

        #14 Christine

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        Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:04 PM

        great post Glenda, thanks for doing this and Newbies feel free to search and PM other members for more info, at some point we all have a hard time repeating ourselves in similar threads constantly.
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        #15 Spazz

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          Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:26 PM

          Thanks, Glenda! I have noticed that I haven't been replying to threads as much because I feel like I'm answering the same question or issue that I did 6 months ago. Hopefully a lot of less repetitive threads will make the forum run a lot smoother.

          BTW - I love your new siggy pic!

          #16 LisaG

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            Posted 31 January 2008 - 10:45 PM

            Thank you, Glenda. Very well said! Now.....who's Juan Carlos again??

            haha! jk!

            #17 *JillD*

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              Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:22 AM

              Good Job Glenda!

              I think that the more people post the same things the less people actually respond, so if people use the search first they're likely to get more answers to their question through the old threads, then they will if they repost and no one wants to answer the same question for the 23rd time.

              #18 berliewed08

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                Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:19 AM

                Make sure you save that post, and use it again 3 months from now. Yahoo Answers should do something like that.
                Hoping my New Year's wish comes true.

                #19 CarrieRN

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                  Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:25 AM

                  I loved that post. The example topics were so on target!! It's true though. I discovered this site on one of the night shifts I worked and read through all the posts on my resort. Found a lot of the answers I needed before I even signed up to be a member.
                  Philip at 1 yr old. Go Steelers!
                  Soon I will get to post wedding pics, figure I should get some more Philip in first!


                  #20 Martha

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                    Posted 01 February 2008 - 01:33 AM

                    Question: What about the ongoing threads? Like the ones for the brides getting married at X Resort....are we allowed to keep those alive?

                    I know some where even started with the intentions of keeping topics all in one place instead of starting a new thread each time a question needed to be asked....Do the long ass threads take up a lot of bandwith too?

                    Like our Gran Bahia thread is a few pages long. Is it cool to keep using it for questions we have?

                    I hope I am making sense,....I am sleeeeeeeepy.

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