Of course it does.
It is annoying when members post questions relating to things that have been discussed before, but we are a tech/windows site that offers help to those in need, so as long as people are using windows, the same problems will arise all over the world.
Its unavoidable that many people will encounter the same problems, so they come here seeking help, admitedly a lot could be solved by using the search feature (or using google as you say), BUT, this is flawed by the fact a lot of people use "HELP!!!" and "PROBLEM, HELP PLZ" as the topics to posts, therefore making it harder for the search utility of the site to actually find a post relating to a certain problem.
Both issues are addressed in the guidelines, you are asked to use the search function before asking/posting, and to always write an imformative topic. Obviously some people just feel the need to ignore the forum guidelines.
at the same time though... we are here to help (or some of us choose to) and therefore we choose to respond or not to respond to queries we can help with..
I am sure its a lot simpler/easier/within the know-how of the user to post a query rather than search..
its obvious a lot of people posting are not to aware of the various diagnostic methods to solve hardware/software problems therefore perhaps they may not be able to search effectively for the correct answers/threads...
above and beyond that.. many regulars here also post questions that have been answered before... there is no harm in that IMO
if it is posted in multiple threads then yah... there is a problem but otherwise I am more than happy to 'try' and help people if it is within my ability...
Lots of members have similar questions and lots of times a search could in fact solve it. But also bear in mind that some members are not schooled in the fine art of searching things down and resort to the age old tried and true method of asking every single person they can get a hold of... which is good for us that enjoy helping out...
Originally posted by rettahc If its a technical problem that someone needs help with I don't care if its been covered before. But when it the Nth thread about which browser is best it gets a little old.
/me chases kirrie2001, falls on twig, breaks leg, takes 3 months b4 i can walk again, sued the tree, it won, now i make a living making socks out of human hairs i find on the sidewalk ....hope your proud of yourself kirrie2001
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS