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  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

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    If you ask a question and don't get serious and/or helpful answers, is it okay to wait a few days and repost the question in the hopes that the person with the answer will see it this time? As it is, I'm doomed to not getting the info I want.

    Example (No offense intended against the people who responded. I simply thought it best to cite the real instance. I really would appreciate an answer to the query.)

    (I'm posting the question here vs. PM'ing a mod because I learn a lot about how to be a good MR member from this section, and I thought the answer might be of communal interest. I did a search on "reposting" and didn't see any relevant answer. And I don't see guidance in the MR "rules.")
     
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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Bumping is generally frowned upon around here.

    I guess you could look for a similar question and PM a member from that thread to see if they can help you (in the threads preferably, not through PMs). Alternatively, you could ask if one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse (serial SPAMMERS) would like to join your thread through PM. It'll either get answered or closed that way. :p
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Considering that most questions have been asked and answered, a comprehensive search would be the best way to avoid posting the first time. Obviously, if you're good enough to ask about it, you're willing to do a bit of research.
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Search first, ask questions later.

    But if you're not getting the answers you're looking for, my opinion it's okay to bump the thread, but doing so by explaining why you're bumping and providing more details about your problem. And it might be helpful to ask for help in a creative or humorous way, to get people's attention.

    Your problem may be so esoteric, only you could solve it.

    Otherwise, your other best bet would be to take a spoon and Google your eyes out. :D

    By spoon, I meant google while eating dessert, so you won't be too bored searching.
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You called ...

    To answer his question, reposting is bad.

    You would be beaten and forced to live in a MicroSoft store and if you are really bad you'd have your thumbs superglued to your nipples.

    Or your thread would simply be wastelanded.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    There's only one way to bump a thread, that's not going to be frowned upon (or to put it in anohter way: bring the wrath of the mods down on you) after a slow day or two, and that is to add something. More information, either something new or just to specify/clear something about the information you gave in the OP or maybe a rephrasing of a difficult question. Give people more of a chance to understand the problem and thus come up with an answer.

    Another tip (which some mod - don't remember who :eek: - gave in another thread) is to see if your thread title is covering and precise enough. If not, PM a mod and ask (nicely) if they can change it for you. Then give some additional information. Then you might attract a better suited crowd... ;)
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    This same question came up here the other day, and I answered it there.
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    So it was you...? I knew I read something similar somewhere... :)
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Would that make this thread...hmmm...a repost? How ironic! :D

    I so love the fact that the term "Horsemen of the Apocalypse" has caught on.

    Oh, yes.

    Now we just need wack swords.

    I personally fight with a Wu-Tang sword, but my style is Tiger all the way.
     

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