FAQ's for Newbies

Mfc1955

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FAQ\'s for Newbies

I once saw on this forum a suggestion for an area on the site to list Frequently Asked Questions for newbies. Has the idea died, or is it possible? As a beginner I have a vested interest, particularly as some of my questions would seem very obvious to the experienced forum members? Similarly, and possibly like this question itself, some threads seem to repeat over time.
 

longjohnsilver

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Only Kim can answer your question. However if there's something which has been discussed before you can do a search, see the tab next to Main Index.

Anyway, even if topic has been covered you will almost certainly get answers, although the fred will almost certainly drift, just ignore the bits you don't want.

Forgot to say welcome, you already know it's a madhouse!!
 

hlb

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Yes the questions are the same ones all the time. But then, theres only about five questions! So we could have answered them all in the first week and all gone home. It's the pannels job, to just keep coming up with ever differing answers to the same questions. Bit like same on Gardeners question Time. Else we could just paste same answer in every time, but thats boring, and us lot might get mixed up and paste wrong answer to right question. If you see what I mean.
Just ask all the daft questions you like. We're not proud on here!

Haydn
 

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Re:what about the context?

i think it's a bit dodgy - and of course many of the questions are about the easy bit, on the surface, they concern the detail E.g. the chap coming down east coast ...with drinking chums, wo we pile in re the drinking chums cos skip will then have boat prob and drunk chum problems.

anyway. Wot question wd be the FAQ's do you think praps?
 

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Don't need an FAQ area, if we had that then theres not much point in having a forum. Thats what makes this forum work, interaction between people asking daft/stupid/obvious/and sometimes sensible questions. Just ask away, law of averages says that at some point some one will give you the answer your looking for.

Only one thing to say though. Some people on here will just jump at the chance to have a right laugh with you. Thats part of the fun, just give'em as good as you get. Above all enjoy.

Happy posting, BarryH

Bloody hell that was a bit to deep and sensible for this thing!!!
 

Mr Cassandra

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Re:what about the context?

tcm I have tried to understand quite a few of your postings but i am afraid you lose me on most of them .Is it the communion wine that does it . after reading what I have just written .I mean you drinking, as I have been excommunicated hic cheers bob t

Bob T
 

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Mfc, just ask away. Doesn't matter how basic the question, just ask. Eg why does a steel boat float? I've never understood that one. Or what's altitude of sun's lower limb off blackpool pier around 11 ish next week, never understood that either. Really we all know nothing, so just ask. What's Mfc, and why not MCFC (4-1)?

You're quite right the threads repeat regularly. This BB has 20,000 posts, and there's no way the contributors know 20,000 things, no way, so they gotta repeat. Frexample, it's been a month or so since the last Leopard pics (tcm's boat) so you can reckon for sure there will be a new bunch of pics next week or summink, just watch, the repeats are regular as clockwork round here....
 

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Re:what about the context?

It's OK no-one understands Matts Just the odd "yes" "i agree with Matts" usually works.

Adrian :))
 

coliholic

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

I'm sure you've posted that before jfm.

But anyway they're all right, Ys we do tend to get the same questions time after time,.but all we do is make up new answers. See there's a bit of a contest going on here. Who can come up with the stupidest answer to a Q, that's believable.

Haydn's ahead so far, making Cornwall sound almost attractive, even had me going there for a while, till I rememebered. The the other good one is from Depsol in the CI's, he'll tell you that the answer to every question is Soltron, not that he makes any money out of it of course.

Oh and jfm, re the question about the height of the sun, the answer's "the same height as a bottle of Soltron standing on a normal MacDonalds garden bench when viewed from 2.5 metres away, whilst looking through a straw".


As my old Dad used to say, "if it takes a week to walk a fortnight, how many apples in a bunch of grapes that colour" (holding his hands about 2 feet apart).

Hope that helps you both
 

kimhollamby

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Re: FAQs for Newbies

The FAQ idea has not died and it is also being discussed on the yachting side too. Meantime, as already suggested here, try using the search tools to get answers on many of your questions. You don't have to limit your search to one forum at a time...select all forums for the broadest search. The database you'll be searching grows every day.

The best way to get some mileage out of the regular rabble here is to keep your question as specific as possible and give it a precise heading so that everyone has a clue what's in the box. And ignore the comments that there are only five questions to ask, or that they've already been asked before, or for that matter that they are too silly to ask. Everyone has got to start somewhere, so why not here? In amongst the banter you'll get some sensible advice - and predictably discover that in boating there are at least 47 different possible ways of doing things.

Associate Publisher ybw.com websites kim_hollamby@ipcmedia.com<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by kimhollamby on Wed Jan 30 08:35:43 2002 (server time).</FONT></P>
 

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Hang on a sec, at least Soltron has been scientifically proven to work nothing like that has been produced to say Cornwall is attractive. :)

Dom

PS I dont make any money out of Cornwall either!
 

longjohnsilver

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Well I have scientific evidence to say it doesn't work!
So there!!!
 

DepSol

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Drinking the stuff doesn't count! BTW it would take a miracle to stop old smokey from smoking. When you left for Cherbourg someone says look Condors leaving you can tell by the plume of smoke and I said sorry that was John and he doesnt like your beer! :) <BG>
 

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Re:what about the context?

Have you not seen the pic? tcm is deceased therefore no sense can be forthcoming - perhaps he deceased a while ago then?
 

Mfc1955

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Re: FAQ\'s for Newbies

Thanks for all the posts....I'll just ask the questions then....regards
 
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