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I know that it gets 'old' when you answer a simple question for the 5th time, but then again, I think sometimes you have to bear in mind why someone might post a simple question. Afterall, if you dig deep enough, you can find just about anything you'd need to know about the Sentra on the internet without consulting this site. I've been guilty of asking frequently repeated questions because while the actual topic might be redundant (exhaust, grill deisgn, etc) there is something to be said for having a personalized question and specific answers for your situation.

Plus, those of us who are gaining more Sentra-based wisdom through this site don't mind answering a question that might seem ever-so-simple to a hardcore do-it-yourselfer. If you've answered something so many times that it is making you mad to type in the reply - don't do it, let someone else take care of it. If posting entries on here gets you that upset then maybe you should rethink posting at all.

I think this is an amazing resource - it is one of the main reasons why I am so happy with my Sentra. Let's not get too concerned with how many times a question has been answered, or the simplicity of a question. This is a bulletin board, right? Then let people use it. Technically, all the possible posts about this car have already been covered - a long time ago. So using the logic of "don't post anything that's been posted before" we should all just quit using it. Let's just keep this a great source of information like it is.
 

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I guess what I don't really understand is why people get mad about posting on here. If you read something and don't want to post a reply because you covered that topic 3 months ago then don't reply - why would you post just to let them know how mad you are? Get real. Please. If logging on here and posting a reply makes you angry, you need help. "Flaming" is just juvenile. I think some people need to analyze their maturity and see if it really makes them feel better about themselves to put someone else down.

Plus, think about this - maybe you didn't really read what I had to say earlier (I doubt you did). Technically, this BB encompasses just about every possible question (and answer) about the Sentra. So we could all just quit posting and search from now on (for nearly every question, right?). So then what's the point of continuing this BB? If we can't post for fear of making someone mad (ooooohh) then it doesn't seem like that great of a place to be. Does this line of reasoning make sense?

Here's the facts. This BB runs in a sort of cycle - several members will be prolific in their posts (and possibly answers) for quite some time - and many people who are wanting the same info will be enlightened till they become quite knowledgeable about the Sentra. Then as new members trickle in...guess what...the same thing happens. As people gain most of the info they need - they begin to post less and maybe even quit using the BB (gasp!). Why is it so horrible for this BB be continuous?

I am very grateful for all the information that people have provided me here - it has proved to be invaluable. I think the moral of the story is if you get upset by seeing repeated subjects posted (its a car, how many individual post topics could there be?) then you need to step away from the computer and do something else. The rest of us that want to help others out and have respect for each other can actually handle being members of a bulletin board.
 

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With all due respect Adam, I didn't say you'd get mad. I've definitely seen posts that were intended to be angry...and I haven't experienced it first hand too much - but it's so juvenile when some new member with 2 or 3 posts get some "flame" message about needing to search instead of asking. How's that for a welcome? My previous post was a response to Anthony, because his message showed just how little he actually understood what I had to say. I search all the time - that's why I've been on here (under different screennames) for a couple years and I don't have many posts. I don't take anything on here personally - it's a online bulletin board. I just wish people would give the newcomers (or anyone, for that matter) a break when they want to ask their own question. I've been a member on other topic-based bulletin boards, and this is the only one I've seen that seems to be so "search happy". Just my $.02.
 
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