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  • StudeRich
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    Originally posted by Studedude View Post
    Hey, it's something for those that are not happy unless they're unhappy to be unhappy about, and they can be happy about that!
    It never ceases to amaze me how some people can TWIST the intent of someone else's Post to mean something entirely different.

    Not a derogatory word was said my myself or Craig about the Forum's "System/Procedure" or the Moderators up to Post 35, BUT, now we have THIS!

    We were only surprised to learn of the previously unknown fact about Old Posts.
    No one is "unhappy" about anything, only blindsided and confused.
    Last edited by StudeRich; 07-25-2019, 06:24 PM.

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
    Prove to us it shifted to a DIFFERENT topic. Every post on that has to do with the Studebaker dealer, Frost & French Inc., including the latest 07/23/19 post, whose car was sold new there, and seeks further information. Did it ever occur that perhaps someone who was not a Forum participant ten years ago may have a Frost & French licence plate frame they can offer him!!

    Just because a ten year old post may be older than the ones posted last week does NOT mean its obsolete!

    Craig
    Craig

    Sancho Panza is on record that the windmill is about to win this one so why don't we just let the forum policies rule and move on to more exquisite uses of your talents.

    Bob

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
    Most every Forum on the internet has a policy that locks old threads so that they do not become zombies that come alive again with a different topic - like that one did.
    Prove to us it shifted to a DIFFERENT topic. Every post on that has to do with the Studebaker dealer, Frost & French Inc., including the latest 07/23/19 post, whose car was sold new there, and seeks further information. Did it ever occur that perhaps someone who was not a Forum participant ten years ago may have a Frost & French licence plate frame they can offer him!!

    Just because a ten year old post may be older than the ones posted last week does NOT mean its obsolete!

    Craig

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  • Studedude
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    Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
    Snipe and bite at me all you like guys. Most every Forum on the internet has a policy that locks old threads so that they do not become zombies that come alive again with a different topic - like that one did. Ours is more generous than most.
    Hey, it's something for those that are not happy unless they're unhappy to be unhappy about, and they can be happy about that!

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  • showbizkid
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    Snipe and bite at me all you like guys. Most every Forum on the internet has a policy that locks old threads so that they do not become zombies that come alive again with a different topic - like that one did. Ours is more generous than most.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    The answer is AGE! He said: "it's 10 Years Old!" I was not aware that Age mattered.
    Thanks Rich.

    I wasn't aware age mattered, either. Because if it did, we wouldn't be driving or talking about Studebakers.

    Craig

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  • StudeRich
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    Craig I got an email back from Clark about my "Report this Post" to the Moderators.

    The answer is AGE! He said: "it's 10 Years Old!" I was not aware that Age mattered.

    It seems that often old posts get linked to for answers to questions on current ones, but I guess we are not supposed to Post on them.

    My question was the same as yours:
    "Why is this Post Closed? There does not seem to be ANY derogatory comments etc. at ALL?"

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  • 8E45E
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    Our moderator(s) certain isn't helping any by locking this earlier thread, when it comes to offering assistance to someone's latest inquiry: https://forum.studebakerdriversclub....h-plate-frames

    Not a very warm welcome, considering its only his third post, and is looking for information on this Forum. Please correct me as I don't see anything that is offensive or controversial in that thread and explain why it is locked.

    Craig

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  • Jeffry Cassel
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    If you click on SDC Home Page the first thing you will see is "Your Guide to Over 200 Vendors" And many will sell manuals and parts catalogs.

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  • 62champ
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    Originally posted by mbstude View Post
    Another idea/thought/opinion.. Since this is an SDC sponsored Forum, maybe it would be possible to have a list of vendors that are paid advertisers in Turning Wheels?
    Wonder if the forum has the capacity to put little strip ad after the post in each thread. Any vendor that pays to be in TW could check a box to have their ad show up on the forum that would direct a person who clicks on the ad to their website...just a thought.

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  • wittsend
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    Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
    This is an excellent thread, but there is another side to this same question.

    Someone asks "what is wrong with my car?" We ask for more information about the car or the symptoms and they do not reply.

    Or... we give them some tests to make to determine where the problem lies. They refuse to make the tests, but continue to ask "what is wrong with my car?"

    Or... they have already decided what is wrong by shotgunning/guessing and they have misdiagnosed the problem and are unwilling to diagnose it properly.

    If they do not understand the importance of the tests, or the importance of basic troubleshooting, but continue to want the correct answer and refuse to answer follow-up questions, how can we help without enough information?

    Communication is a two way street.
    Heartily agreed. You hit the nail square on the head.

    And I'll add that the Subject titles could often use better description. I've seen titles like "What do you think?" Or, "I don't know." It is like the person asking the question has walked into Floyd's barbershop in Mayberry and has all day to 'beat around the bush' getting to the point. And yet characters like that were written into the script to show the absurdity of that type of communication. On TV they got a laugh - but in real life it is anything but funny.

    While I agree that the search function is an asset I often find it tedious and have spent hours chasing down rabbit holes. I'll then ask the relevant, pertinent question on a forum and shortly get an answer. When one is halfway through a job, covered in grease and the sun is setting a quick answer is greatly appreciated. Frankly I have searched for posts I know I myself have written and 20-30 minutes later I still struggle to find them. Lastly on the subject; methods, products etc. change over time. Thus a "searched for" answer might not provide the most current solution.

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by mbstude View Post
    Another idea/thought/opinion.. Since this is an SDC sponsored Forum, maybe it would be possible to have a list of vendors that are paid advertisers in Turning Wheels?
    Good idea. I will second it.

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  • mbstude
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    Another idea/thought/opinion.. Since this is an SDC sponsored Forum, maybe it would be possible to have a list of vendors that are paid advertisers in Turning Wheels?

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  • Mike Van Veghten
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    A bit on the other side of the fence..!

    Another "all to common" thing I've found on most ALL forums is people that depend on others to do "their" homework for them, rather than doing their..."own" homework.
    As noted above, many questions can be answered but just using Google. This one I don't understand myself, making others, answer their questions, when the same question can be answered by using the Google line, and then...no one has to take the time to answer a question that's been asked...well, you know.

    Leave the (in this case), specifically, mostly oddball / problem type Stude questions to the forums.
    Questions like, what's the bore / stroke / et-al type questions for Google to answer. It's very quick, immediate response answer, happens, right now, within a tenth of a second..!

    I'll shut up...

    Mike

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  • Edsel G. Tattooer
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    Originally posted by Mike Van Veghten View Post
    I've noticed an all too common "thread" to many of the so called..."help" questions.
    This is mostly for the newer Stude owners, but also for most others asking questions like this also.

    The question goes like this -
    Hi, I'm new here and just got my first Studebaker. I'm having trouble with xxxx. Can you please point me in the direction of / let me know where to find / help me with finding xxxx parts.

    Answer -
    Any Stude vendor.


    What kind of useless (non-) answer is this ? If the person knew WHERE...to find these, so called..."Stude vendors", do you think he / she'd be asking their questions here ?
    A link or two to a vendor wouldn't be too much to ask of the people answering the questions..??
    Really...taking too much of your time to actually help, rather than state the already painfully obvious..!?

    Or maybe even better...one of those "sticky" things with the address of the "Studebaker Vendors" page..!
    For those who supposedly know...it ain't Rocket Science, to be able to actually lend a helping hand rather than just toss out semi-useless information...


    Mike

    Yes please dont let this mostly civil kind normal fan board devolve in to any thing like a Chevy fan board. Ive had some of the most rude experiences on some of those boards. I enjoy the help here the usual kind responses to my IMO sometimes stupid questions. But we are all are not full time mechanics nor have we been around these cars our whole lives. I bought mine because it was my favorite looking car also my father said I could never own one because the parts were just not attainable bla bla bla.. I showed him LOL.

    It would be nice if there was a list of more of the folks like Robert Kyeptain (SP) who has a good amount of parts yet doesnt have a web page or much more than an email for contacting him. I learn more about availability of some parts just by reading the forum.

    Just my 2 cents

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