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Old 07-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #151
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I would think it to be common courtesy to type clearly with no slang, lingo, ebonics, etc. How does one expect to receive a proper answer or comment if their question or statement is not properly stated?

So, to this post, I say well "well said, sir."
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #152
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If only the minority of forums out there followed this rules...
Very well pointed! And a nice read.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #153
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right on
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:24 PM   #154
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That was actually very helpful and I now wish I would have taken the advice and read this prior to posting a technical issue on the newbie page...
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:17 AM   #155
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@ post number 4: Cant live with 'em, Cant live without 'em. Old guy ball stench?!?!?! Really?!?!
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #156
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hi i am new on this forum and a member of montreal subaru club from canada i would just like to know where i can present myself i went on general but it says i have to do something like 3 post replies???
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #157
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I'm new to NASIOC and this has probably been one of the most helpful threads out there for getting started. Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #158
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Wow, I just read this thread and I can certainly understand the points within. For me, I wouldn't really care if someone mispelled something or used improper grammar.

I'm new here and this "OT" forum where people are ready to pounce on you seems quite strange. I think I will probably take the higher road and just not respond to someone writing something annoying or stupid!! I got too many other things going on in my life to even care. Basically, I'm just not the type of guy that likes to hurl useless electronic insults at people I don't even know. Besides most people do that just to entertain other readers and get them in on the abuse. My friends and I did plenty of that on the playground decades ago. Regardless, I think this site is a great place to get as much info as possible to enjoy your wrx/sti to it's fullest!! cheers..
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #159
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Just read the thread. Makes sense.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:18 AM   #160
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Thanks for the tips, much appreciated.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #161
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Thanks for info. Good read for noob(me).
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:11 PM   #162
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Man that was funny! Good post, and had me laughing throughout it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:32 PM   #163
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Hi im new
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So, I'm seeing more and more people complaining about the "NASIOC mentality" where "everyone hates everything."
I've been thinking about it, and I think I've found the root of the problem.
There are many written rules, but there are also a number of unwritten rules of etiquette that need to be addressed. When these rules aren't followed, flaming occurs and people get their feelings hurt. There is no secret council of old members who try to follow you around and make you feel bad about yourself, there are simply a lot of people on this website who get very tired of running into the same problems over and over again.

Following these seven-and-a-half simple rules will ensure that you get the most out of your car and your forum experience.

1. Use Proper Punctuation and Grammar.
NASIOC is an English-language forum. This isn't difficult to figure out, either. Fact is, people are less inclined to help you if you seem like a fool. Typing things out correctly is very easy, even on a tiny little cellphone keyboard. Most internet browsers have a "spell check" feature. Please use it. If you expect help from people, please do them the courtesy of making your posts clear and concise.
This is very, very hard to understand:

Side note: the period key "." is not your space bar.

We've all seen posts that look like this.
Stop doing that. I'm going to start pointing out offenders by name soon. You know who you are.

2. Be Wise With the Search Function.
It really is better to start a new thread about an issue or question you have than to bump a thread from 2004. If anyone tells you to "SEARCH N00B!!!!!1!" it's because your question has been asked within the past week, or because the person telling you to search has an itch they can't scratch in public, making them cranky.
...(what, that doesn't happen to you guys?)

3. Ask Technical Questions in the Appropriate Forums.
The "Newbies" forum is a bad place to ask technical questions, due to the fact that it's full of, you guessed it - newbies. People who know as little about the car as you do.
In the past week, I've heard the following.
"HID Kits are okay as long as you paint your headlights black."
"Subarus can't be driven under 30 degrees."
"The plastic intake manifold on the new WRX absorbs heat and tends to crack if you're not running an aftermarket radiator."
"You can run whatever size spacer you want without any sort of fender work."
All of these statements are complete and obvious crap. The technical forums, found here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=51 are much better suited to helping you with any problems you may have with your car.
However, that comes with a little bit of a caveat: I will venture a guess that 90% of the people on this website do not have a ****ing clue what they're talking about. Let me reiterate with a more concrete guess: easily more than half of the people giving advice here have no ****ing clue what they're talking about. Absolutely no clue. It's best to take peoples' suggestions with a grain of salt. Speaking of which...

4. Don't Pretend to Know More Than You Do.
The people who made the above statements thought they were entirely correct. Please note that people listed as "Scooby Newbie," "Scooby Specialist," and "Scooby Guru" are classified only by post counts, not actual knowledge. If you're like some members here, myself included, you probably got to that number by calling people idiots on a regular basis. Please try to figure out who you're taking your advice from. Credibility isn't hard to reason out. If the person telling you which oil to run has a bunch of threads on blowing their motors, you probably shouldn't take their advice.
Similarly, if someone who knows more than you corrects you, don't do something like this:
Because that's not a good way to make friends.
Similarly, respect your elders and your moderators.

5. Stay Out of OT.
Until you have a very, very firm grasp on the rest of these rules, do not ever go to the Off-Topic section of this forum.
Actually, it's crowded in there. Don't go in. Seriously. You'll get your feelings hurt and there's a lot of people in there. I'm not even kidding, man.
Too many people complain about how mean everyone here is - well, yeah. That's like going to a biker bar, getting your ass beat in a bar fight, and saying that people are all horrible and that motorcycles make people into tools of Satan.
This works nicely between rules 4 and 6, because, it is just the internet. Be respectful, keep a low profile, and don't step on anyone's toes, especially if you're thin-skinned.

6. We're All Friends Here, But...
Even friends disagree. If someone says they don't like the way you modified your car, or if someone informs you you're doing something incorrectly or illegally, do not respond like the person mentioned in point number four. There is no rule that says we all have to like each others' cars. We're here as a community to shoot the **** and talk about cars. Please do not PM people death threats if you don't like their opinion. Similarly, please do not spend five pages of a thread talking about how you want to do socially unacceptable things to their exhaust.

7. Take the Advice People Give You.
I see far too many threads that go like this.
OP: "Hey guys, my car isn't working, I'm throwing the following codes and recently did the following modifications, what should I do to fix it?"
Helper: "Do x, y, and z."
OP: "Okay, I did a, b, and c, and it still isn't working, should I maybe try doing d and e?"
Helper: "Do x, y, and z. Seriously."
OP: "Okay, well, that didn't work, but, I tried doing r, l, and q..."
Helper: "Did you do x, y, and z?"
OP: "no, but I just tried m, pi, and tractor."

For the love of God, if you ask for help, please take it. Oh, and be sure to give us all the information. About half the time, that thread will end like this:
OP: "Oh, I forgot to mention I just changed my timing belt in sub-zero temperatures with a hammer"
which is, of course, causing the problem.

As it stands, we now have 7 1/2 good tips for noobs.
This will ensure that you have a long, happy, healthy internet career here at the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club. I may or may not add more as time goes on.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:42 AM   #164
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Hi im new
Apparently...
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:09 PM   #165
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #166
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Hi,
My name's Austin and I'm a brand new Subaru owner. Just picked up an 07 Impreza wagon and I'm very excited to be a new Subie owner. This site has been very helpful in my research leading up to my purchase. The tech knowledge here regarding mods and tuning and even basic maintenance I found is very good. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Subaru fraternity and can't wait to start some basic modding!
Cheers
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:02 PM   #167
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Quote:
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Hi,
My name's Austin and I'm a brand new Subaru owner. Just picked up an 07 Impreza wagon and I'm very excited to be a new Subie owner. This site has been very helpful in my research leading up to my purchase. The tech knowledge here regarding mods and tuning and even basic maintenance I found is very good. I'm looking forward to being a part of the Subaru fraternity and can't wait to start some basic modding!
Cheers
Congrats
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:25 PM   #168
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Thanks for this -- this is great.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:14 PM   #169
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I'm new. Thanks for this thread it will help me a lot.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:27 PM   #170
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Thanks for the tips! Ill be sure to follow.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #171
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Good Advice
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:39 PM   #172
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As a new member, I'll try to not be too much of a pest.

Thanks,
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #173
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Can we add spelling to this?

Weather vs. Whether: weather is when it's raining outside etc.

Breaks vs. Brakes: breaks is what happens to your face when your brakes don't work.

Meat vs. Meet: meat is what they serve at Outback.

There are many more but this is just the few that I see a lot.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:16 PM   #174
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Meat vs. Meet: meat is what they serve at Outback.
Sometimes people do that one on purpose
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #175
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Thanks for the great tips
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