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Old 09-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default Do you search before posting?

I have only been here 'actively' for about a month and am already seeing the same questions over and over, I cant imagine how the veterans feel!

Up in the upper left hand side of this site, there is a search option, it works quite well. Also, google any question, and add HomeBrew to your search and guess where you are bound to end up? Back here.

As long as this site has been around, and as long as beer has been around there is a very good chance your question has already been answered.

Just some friendly advice from a newb to these parts!

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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oxymoron thread?

i understand where your coming from but, the people who use the feature will continue to do so and the people who dont will....prob not use it like they always havent.
this "topic" has been beat to death in 70% of new threads, and such, here is another.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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I do always search before I make a new thread, but not always if I post a question in an existing thread.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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oxymoron thread?

i understand where your coming from but, the people who use the feature will continue to do so and the people who dont will....prob not use it like they always havent.
this "topic" has been beat to death in 70% of new threads, and such, here is another.
just my .02
Ya got me, I didn't search this topic before posting.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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Well search for something and im gonna tell ya right now theres 50 different answers. Theres nothing wrong with clarification. If half the people here knew what they thought they knew its be perfect but its not. Oh i been brewing for a year and still clueless bc of all the different answers. Misinformed people is what make this so difficult.....

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I personally will spend hours searching before I post, but I certainly have more patience than most and am a bit on the stubborn side to the point that I want to do my own research. Most people today certainly have an Internet/fast food/microwave NEED IT NOW!!! mentality, and that's certain not going to change, it's only going to get worse!!

That said, does pumpkin go in the mash or boil??????? Is my beer infected??? Why isn't my four day old beer carbonated?? Oh, and why is my extract OG is off......... (<--- I wish we had a "shoot me in the head" emoticon!!)

On the positive side, it sure does make me look like a genious to newbies when I can explain base concepts that have been covered a million times. Any ego stroke is a good ego stroke, right?

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google any question, and add HomeBrew to your search and guess where you are bound to end up?
I do that a lot.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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I actually don´t open threads very often, all the basics are covered if you search. But again it doesn´t annoy me to answer the same questions over and over not yet at least

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Three perfectly understandable reasons why people post topics redundantly:

1. That search feature does not work as well as you lead on. It's serviceable, but not great.
2. Many of the threads that come up when you search are from 2010-2006... things change quite often, new theories and practices. Not long ago, everyone was using secondaries.
3. Many of the questions people have are ones in which they'd be better served by open discussion and the ability to ask questions and be interactive.

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Ya got me, I didn't search this topic before posting.
I was going to ask you that .....Because there's usually at least one thread like this every 6 months or so...had you searched you would have seen how nasty they usually turn out. You're going to hear the same arguments from folks who get pissed off with being suggested to search...





Though I agree with you.
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