nick@dunsdale wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:22 am
850man wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:12 am
Maybe i got out of bed the wrong side today or I am just in a bad mood, 850man i am sorry i find your post pointless to this thread and the very antithesis of the original posters point, your post serves no purpose and just reduces the chance of those that lurk to post. I have no doubt you have a huge amount of knowledge, but your post comes across very bitter. I have taken some time to disect your post, this is how it comes across to me.
Sorry if this offends just my humble opion
Nick, thank you for the feedback.
I took from the original post that it seems that there are many very knowledgeable people out there that don't post on forums, and that the people that do are usually quite happy to listen and learn from those that wish to share their experiences. But occasionally someone comes along who big note themselves and belittles people asking legitimate questions and ends up stopping people from commenting. This I have experienced many times,and yes, I am over it. So these days I rarely comment unless I know the answer, or I am calling out BS
It usually costs them plenty of money to have the mistakes they have made rectified by the specialist Mini workshops. Some of which are just as bad as the internet experts, causing just as many problems. Thats ok, I get paid well to fix other workshops mistakes.
Really I mean REALLY !! , have you any idea how this comes across
But unfortunately its true. I work everyday fixing Minis. And everyday I have to fix mistakes made by people that should know better. It is disappointing and often I genuinely feel sorry for customers that have spent thousands of dollars on restorations by "experts" only to tell them that there new engine has low oil pressure and the gearbox crunches 2nd.
So I now sit back and let people make fools of themselves
The very reason new posters are afraid to post responses.
I have never discouraged anyone from asking questions on a forum. I help when I can and for many years I have worked on friends cars for nothing. I don't profess to know everything, every day I still learn something new. I have no reason to make people afraid to post.
Occasionally I will respond to a forum question when I have absolute knowledge and expertise. And factual evidence to back up my answer.
Off putting this suggests one should only post when they have definitive knowledge on the subject, and perhaps not post a theory or thought they have on the subject in hand.
Yes. Exactly. Don't post a theory or thought.
People want answers to questions, not other peoples ideas of what they would do.
Thats how ball joints get done up with a shifter and wheels fall off because of a metric PCD.
If you don't know the correct answer, dont make one up. Thats how people get hurt.
Sadly I see far too often posts from these so called "experts" taken as gospel by fellow forum members. People read someone's response and because of a high post count or a fancy avatar they automatically believe that said person is knowledgeable.
This appears a directed at regular posters thus off-putting new people to regularly post
It is. To many times members with high post counts belittle new members. Its not a competition, you are not going to get a Crown when you hit 5000. These forums are a social outlet for like minded people to talk about the cars they love. But some people think the more they post, the more "expert" they become.
if you bother to fact check (a wonderful invention called "Google" can help with this) you will often find that these "Experts" are simply telling lies, or only giving part of a much bigger story. Or quite simply have a pile of workshop manuals, tech bulletins, documents that they quote from. This does not make them knowledgeable people, it merely shows that they can cut and paste. Taking credit for other peoples work is also quite prevalent among these "experts"
Condescending and repetitive
Its true though. Fact check, be critical. So often information given out is incorrect and believed to be true. Its happening more and more and no one seems to care.
these Narcissists just continue to make fools of themselves over and over again.
Extraordinarily strong and uncalled for where we are just a bunch of guys and girls who share a love for the little brick, there will always be people whom think they know best, that’s life !! everyone is different we are all individual and prone to saying the wrong thing now and again
Is it? Yes everyone is individual and get things wrong now and then, but a Narcissist believes everything he says is correct and believes his own lies. Forums don't need people like them.
due to Marks diligence it is the best Mini forum available
One little gem buried in the post