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aspergian_mutant
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08 Sep 2005, 10:46 am

In the News today, many new posters posted the same questions thats been answered since the dawn of wrongplanet, and the old members try answering the same question for them for the 1000+ time. will they ever find the answers? or new ways to answer them? tune in tomorrow, same batty station same web channel.



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08 Sep 2005, 10:54 am

Nope, there will never be a conclusion, only a fragile synthesis. The balance, once upset, seeks to re-establish itself.


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08 Sep 2005, 11:05 am

:lol: Luckily we are the type of people who can talk about the same topic incessantly.


I think a "search" feature could help eliminate this problem and make the collective wisdom of the board more accesible.


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08 Sep 2005, 11:12 am

That's a good idea. I'll ask if it would be possible to add a search feature.

The other thing I'd like to see is a fuller FAQ section.

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08 Sep 2005, 11:21 am

now, the FAQ thing would be a fab idea. if there was an FAQ forum, then we could cut down on repeated posts by shoving such repeats in there.

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08 Sep 2005, 11:47 am

But there is a 'search' feature, and an FAQ (although it's attached to the site instead of the forum?)



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08 Sep 2005, 11:57 am

But the thing is, do most people want to search? It's not like most of these questions have definitive, objective answers, anyway; so a new topic taken from a different author's perspective is useful.



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08 Sep 2005, 11:59 am

Where is the search option? I dont see it anywhere.



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08 Sep 2005, 12:34 pm

I see the FAQ but its a bit light. And as Vivi said, maybe a FAQ forum would work.

I'm afraid I'm missing the "search" feature too. I looked on the home page but couldn't find one. Where did you see it, DrizzleMan?

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08 Sep 2005, 12:36 pm

NeantHumain wrote:
But the thing is, do most people want to search? It's not like most of these questions have definitive, objective answers, anyway; so a new topic taken from a different author's perspective is useful.


I'd say sometimes yes, sometimes no. Search would answer some questions completely and, failing that, would allow the searcher to refine their question before asking.

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08 Sep 2005, 12:56 pm

BeeBee wrote:
NeantHumain wrote:
But the thing is, do most people want to search? It's not like most of these questions have definitive, objective answers, anyway; so a new topic taken from a different author's perspective is useful.


I'd say sometimes yes, sometimes no. Search would answer some questions completely and, failing that, would allow the searcher to refine their question before asking.

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I never even bother with searches to see if a similar topic has already been started. That's just too much effort. :lol: When I come up with an idea for a topic to post, I just post it. This must be another one of those personality differences that causes people to plan their actions differently.

I have noted some people, off and on, have expressed so much caution just about making a post here. I wonder what it's all about. They get worried about people noticing typos, incorrect spelling, etc. I guess it might be because I know my spelling and language usage are good enough that I don't worry about such things, but there seems to be a greater apprehension than that for some people. I know I experience much more social anxiety offline than on, but still I never worry about the correctness of what I'm saying.



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08 Sep 2005, 12:56 pm

At the top of the page, between 'WrongPlanet.net: Forums' and the topic (eg 'In the News today.') there seems to be:

Forum FAQ....Search....Profile....

(Note that the Forum FAQ is just an FAQ about the forum system :-P)



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08 Sep 2005, 1:03 pm

DrizzleMan wrote:
At the top of the page, between 'WrongPlanet.net: Forums' and the topic (eg 'In the News today.') there seems to be:

Forum FAQ....Search....Profile....


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(Note that the Forum FAQ is just an FAQ about the forum system :-P)

That's true. There is a short FAQ on aspergers accessable from the home but it only has, like, a defination or something. Anyways, its very short.

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(Who from now on will be using search periodically. :lol: )



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08 Sep 2005, 1:55 pm

I see it now. It says RSS and searches for news articles but it would be good to search for forum topics also.



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08 Sep 2005, 2:41 pm

Well, you do realize that everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
But the thing is, do most people want to search? or has someone already asked that question? :P :wink:


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