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I've read through a few mega threads and really enjoyed it. Not only that, I was better off for it. That said, most people like instant gratification and asking all new people to read through all this isn't realistic. I still think it'd be beneficial, but that's a different argument.

I'd hope new posters would use the search tool more though.
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All of the people who state that they're willing to patiently read through a thread before participating have to realize that we are in the vast minority when it comes to the average forum user. I'd imagine that Fok is trying to balance the current thread participants (there must be tons of lurkers too) with the targeted wider audience. That could be people who don't read Styleforum yet, but find the thread through search or other forums - it could also be users who don't read this thread yet. For example, there are a handful of SW&D users who post here who don't look at any other threads in CM.
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Obviously in the minority. It'd be silly to think otherwise. However, I can't emphasize how much I wish people would use the search function before jumping in to an established thread with a question so they can see if it has been discussed.

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Obviously in the minority. It'd be silly to think otherwise. However, I can't emphasize how much I wish people would use the search function before jumping in to an established thread with a question so they can see if it has been discussed.

The lament of all enthusiast forums unfortunately.
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The search isn't exactly user friendly for new users.

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Obviously in the minority. It'd be silly to think otherwise. However, I can't emphasize how much I wish people would use the search function before jumping in to an established thread with a question so they can see if it has been discussed.

 

 

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The search isn't exactly user friendly for new users.


DLJr, I agree.

However... I will take what jbarwick said and further it. Even for experienced users the search functionality isn't user friendly.

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DLJr, I agree.

However... I will take what jbarwick said and further it. Even for experienced users the search functionality isn't user friendly.

+1

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I'd agree, it's hardly even decent, but it does work. Just depends if you want to put in some work and see about finding an answer while potentially inconveniencing yourself or possibly asking a question for the 3rd time in the same thread and inconveniencing others. Shrug.

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I've never minded the same question being asked over (within reason, of course). Just be friendly and answer it I always think. Even with an FAQ and a better search function, people are always going to come in and ask the same questions over and over from time to time. Like I said, we should just be friendly and try and answer if we can.
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The search isn't exactly user friendly for new users.

True it's not fantastic, but many people are just exceedingly lazy idiots. Why post a question and wait hours/days for an answer to something they could have googled in less time than typing the original question? Idiots.
Edited by Kid Nickels - 2/10/16 at 1:47pm
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I've never minded the same question being asked over (within reason, of course). Just be friendly and answer it I always think. Even with an FAQ and a better search function, people are always going to come in and ask the same questions over and over from time to time. Like I said, we should just be friendly and try and answer if we can.


If you were Dino or I discussing the GO Pano series for the umteenth time I think you may have a slightly different opinion. Certain heated topics just become exhausting after a while, but it's not like I am going to be rude when it gets brought up again.

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^ Yeah, I know. Like I said, within reason, but that's part of life isn't it...sometimes we have to do things over and deal with little annoying things from time to time. I try not to be too bothered by that sort of thing (anymore). Life's too short for that.
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Anyone bought anything through Chrono24?  I finally pulled a trigger on a long desired piece back at the end of December from a dealer in Germany.  About as close to a grail for me as I have. This was done via the Chrono24 trusted checkout.  The dealer did not have his export paperwork in order and has not been able to ship out the watch.  I believe the dealer has been acting in good faith and trying to get things resolved on his end and since Chrono24 holds the money in escrow and the dealer has not been able to ship, I'm not worried about getting screwed.

 

Today I have finally decided to ask for a refund though.  I've actually been very patient since its something I've always wanted and the price was right, but I think my patience has finally run out as I was expecting an update from the seller today and did not receive it.  I'm interested to see how quickly Chrono24 moves forward.  

 

Assuming I get refunded soon, there is a piece available more locally for a slightly better deal as well, so that may be part of why I've finally lost my patience.

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If some kind of change is coming, even if we don't necessarily think we need it, perhaps we will simply have to work with what comes and again make it our own type of thread/forum.  Everyone here who contributes to this thread has made it what it is, be it through photos, experience/knowledge, or even their sense of humor.  
 
As for the FAQ, I rarely read those on other forums, so I'm not opposed to there being one.  If it helps a Newbie great, and if not, since I probably didn't read it then its no big deal to me anyway. If as Fok suggested, the next version of this thread starts with the last 25-50 post, its unlikely most of our regular contributors or lurkers will read the FAQ section except maybe out of curiosity.  
I'm sure regardless of whether there is a FAQs section or not, we will get people posting questions that could be answered either using the FAQ or search function.  As always it will be up to us to choose how to respond (in the past, frequently covered topics have been responded to politely and there is no reason for that to change).  Over time opinions and information can change and  even if something is covered in the FAQs, perhaps at times a topic should still need to be addressed.  I never mind answering the same question or topic several times. However, there are some topics that have really been discussed quite thoroughly and those original discussions would perhaps benefit the person posing the question.  Therefore, I wouldn't mind if the GO Pano vs. Lange 1 topic ended up in the FAQ section (made up perhaps from past discussions found in this thread).  It has been discussed several times in great depth, and there are valid points defending each, but as DLjr points out it has become a rather exhausting topic.  
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

^ Yeah, I know. Like I said, within reason, but that's part of life isn't it...sometimes we have to do things over and deal with little annoying things from time to time. I try not to be too bothered by that sort of thing (anymore). Life's too short for that.
For sure, just lamenting on the topic mostly because I'd like to see it as part of the FAQ. At the end of the day it's just a minor gripe.
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