Redundant posts

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  1. Dale Hyde profile image82
    Dale Hydeposted 6 years ago

    Please take the time to use the "search" option. It is overwhelming to keep answering the same questions here in the forums that have already been answered appropriately by some excellent members.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's important to remember that newbies often don't know what to search for, so we do have to be a bit patient with them. 

      I've joined several sites and had great difficulty finding the information I'm looking for, simply because I didn't know the right jargon for that particular site.  It's very difficult to get relevant search results if you're using the wrong search terms!  For that reason, I always try to be patient with newbies.

      However I do get impatient with newbies who ask one or two questions, get helpful advice, then keep on coming back to ask more and more questions.  I'm happy to give people a kick-start, but not to spoon feed them.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    The same people who don't read the forums and make redundant posts aren't going to read this.  Not to mention they're over in the Q&A re-posting their forum questions there too.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile It gives the people who do read something to do when they're bored and a shiny badge so whynot? big_smile

    2. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, point well said. smile

  3. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Redundant posts? Probably about half whats in the forum...

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I used to answer more, but it does get old, lol.  I answer a few then move on.

  4. Reality Bytes profile image79
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    I don't mind answering the same questions.  I realize the frustration that can result from being motivated to do something, but not sure how to do it.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    I think we should make a 'standard reply', save it to our desktop wink then copy n paste into the appropriate forum as repeat questions arise? lol

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have thought of that, lol. smile

  6. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    I hate questions, and will only answer them if the question is interesting.  Very few of those.  When I first started HubPages, there were two Hubbers that constantly asked questions, and they both drove me crazy.  I knew they were bucking for accolades because they weren't very selective about what they were asking, but each day, they were on my feed.  Then you have the ones that ask about 1) how much money they can make here 2) when will they get paid.  These people aren't going to last on HubPages.  Redundant questions should be automatically deleted or labeled, "Duplicate.  Try again."

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What this does to me, is makes my visits here less frequent. I still do pop in from time to time, however and look around for some interesting questions. At times, I learn a great deal from scouting about. smile

  7. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    I get harped on by some people for constantly referring people to the FAQ and Learning Center, but if we encourage a culture of people using the resources provided to educate themselves, it cuts down on the repetitive crap.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile It's not that hard to goto the help section and ctrl+F. Or maybe that's just too much work for some people. How dare you make them work more Relache? Just let them pick the money off the moneytrees already.

      1. Dale Hyde profile image82
        Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        They would have to burn calories and actually "sort" things out using brain cells! The horrors! Eureka!  Haha.  I am kidding. Shoot, I know I did a few similar posts when I started here, but once I learned where to find the information, that is where I now go. There is an abundance of "published" information here that almost covers every area.  New areas pop up from time to time but usually it does not take long for it to be addressed.

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          When I started I started a forum thread asking people's CTR. *Shakes Head* We all do SOME dumb newbie things.

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            My personal fav for others asking..... 'Can you tell me how much money you make with x amount of hubs and how long do I need to do this before I become rich. Actually bugger the work, will you pay me for training?'

    2. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was just thinking, 'I like the way relache does it, with the link to the learning center'. Then here you are. Great minds.... smile

  8. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    It's not only the redundant posts, but the redundant replies.  Why does a thread asking a specific question which was adequately answered need more replies of the exact same post.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes I come close to such a reply, but I will note maybe another avenue or aspect that may remedy the problem, even if currently solved, should it surface again.

 
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