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10/08/2013 at 20:14

I have never used a forum before, having spent my life getting information from printed books, but why is there no equivalent to a book's index in the form of a FAQ section? It seems to me it would save a lot of repetition. Sometimes people ask virtually the same question in the same day.

10/08/2013 at 20:20

Its not easy finding subjects covered alredy.

10/08/2013 at 20:25

There's no need of a FAQ section is there?  The questions come in or the comments do as and when they occur.  Also a "newby" has a personal answer to his or her question and we get to know that person that way. It doesn't really matter if a question is repeated.  They're not being asked for the sake of it.  Besides, someone different may answer with a slightly different perspective. I dont mind of a question is duplicated.  The answers come in the form of conversation.  this is an informal spontaneous forum.....don't like the idea of a reference section. Sorry Waterbutts.

10/08/2013 at 20:39

There's a 'How to.... section which I found helpful when first joining.

I don't think there's a need for a FAQ section either, it's good to talk, share knowledge and idea's even if Q's are sometimes repeated.

10/08/2013 at 21:08

also the search option brings up forum questions - the ultimate index

10/08/2013 at 21:34

I agree with Verdun.  

11/08/2013 at 09:27

Right. Message received and understood.

By the way, ifanyone has been wondering where they can find a Patek Philippe watch for somene's birthday they can just put "faqs" into Search and they will find a load of people wantng to help.

11/08/2013 at 09:35

11/08/2013 at 09:43

Because I'm daft I put fags into search and didn't find a watch...I'll keep using the sundial.   I'll get my coat.

11/08/2013 at 09:47

If you put fags in you should get Cannabis sativa surely?

11/08/2013 at 09:48

Kef, you have missed your vocation. Should be on the stage.

11/08/2013 at 09:52

I put fags in and got something altogether different.....

11/08/2013 at 10:05

Stop it you two!!! I'll be sitting here all day at this rate.

11/08/2013 at 10:26

I agree TT, the boggles, but if it raises a smile I'm there

11/08/2013 at 11:40

It's nice to ask,  I know I've asked things that have been proberly covered before. If everyone looked up their problem in FAQ's found the answer, and never posted it would no longer be a forum and more of a wiki.

Yesterday there was a post about sweetpea's he had 3 posts on this forum and someone told them to go to a FAQ for sweetpea, their comment was so rude and not friendly at all, it almost made me mad, and that coming from someone with thousands of posts is disgusting.

11/08/2013 at 11:47

There are plenty of places on the web where you can look things up. I like the different opinions and discussion you get on the forum.

11/08/2013 at 12:13

I enjoy answering questions even if I only know the answer because I've read it on a previous thread, shows me my brain is working.

If it's somthing I already knew, or a plant I recognise I'm thrilled.

Some of the things I've asked and had great answers to have probably been on here loads of time, but it's nice to get a personal answer.

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