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    Please be clear on what you're describing.

    I've read so many threads about people seeking help and yet not providing enough information for others to help. I'll include some recent threads to illustrate what I'm talking about. Before I do, I just want to say that I'm not flaming you or putting you down if I list your thread. I'm sure I've done it too. But I do try to include all the informations when I can.

    12v 5a regulator for cheap?
    What's a 2699 case? Is there a link? what's it look like?

    Just wondering
    No idea what a Presslab PSU is. Did a google search and came up nothing.

    Gyration ultra cordless optical suite
    I know what a Gyration ultra suite is but I dont think more than 10% of people in here do. You can help us out like pointing a link to it.

    App to slow down your CD-ROM or DVD drive
    What make and model is it? This is something we like to know b/c some people may want to avoid the DVD drive due to noise. Or maybe you just got a defective one and not know it.

    desktop icon text shaddows & color in xp
    A picture is worth a thousand words. If you show us we'll know what you're talking about. (I had to guess what he was talking about but in the end, he got it fixed)

    LCD - WinLCD :confused:
    Are you talking about this timeline?

    Detaching LCD screen from laptop
    what kind of laptop? what model? what brand?

    All I'm saying is that when you have a problem, please let us know EXACTLY what you're talking about. You can point us to a link, show us a pic, or just list exact make and model, bio version, software name, version. Please don't just say "My computer is bad, how do I fix it"

    While most of the threads and posts are pretty clear on the descriptions like Defiler's cellphone thread (He listed the service, the plan, town name, exact model of cell phone, where to download the software and where to buy the data cable to achieve high speed Internet connection in a car PC though in different posts.)Free wireless internet for my car... the ones with little or no descriptions are the ones thats driving me crazy. Ok I'm gonna stop talking now and go put on my anti flaming suit.
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    Tbh, half of this stuff you can figure out by searching the mp3car forums.

    A link to a site for the 2699 case is here: http://www.diffusion-informatique.co...ue2/index.html

    Found this by searching for "2699" on this very forum. Follow the Boitiers Mini ITX

    Again, Presslab turns up rather a lot on this forum. Search, you'll find it.

    Some of those posts weren't problems, they were suggestions and helpful links (eg, the DVD slowing down one). I'm guessing the point of the post wasn't to highlight that a particular drive was noisy, but to spread the news about the software that can slow it down. This will help quieten down most drives.

    Timeline is this one: http://www.timeline-inc.com again found by searching on this forum.

    I'm sure you're getting the idea.

    There is a lot of information here, but you're expected to search. Posting every possible angle on every post is going to bloat the forum somewhat, and make it harder to find the information you're after (imho).


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    Tbh, half of this stuff you can figure out by searching the mp3car forums.

    Yes, half of this stuff you can figure out by searching the mp3car forums. So what you're telling me is if I want to help you, I have to do a search just to know what you're talking about? If I don't know what you're describing, then I'll most likely not gonna go through the trouble of searching just to see what you're talking about. It's basically I'm doing the search for you. Which means you didnt do the search yourself.


    Some of those posts weren't problems, they were suggestions and helpful links (eg, the DVD slowing down one). I'm guessing the point of the post wasn't to highlight that a particular drive was noisy, but to spread the news about the software that can slow it down. This will help quieten down most drives.

    I'm not talking about threads that' are seeking helps either, even suggestions too.
    Whats the best GPS?
    AHLU posted an USB GPS receiver that he saw at CES. It's a pretty useless post because the only useful information he provided was that it's USB and it cost 99 with software.

    Timeline is this one: http://www.timeline-inc.com again found by searching on this forum.
    There is a lot of information here, but you're expected to search. Posting every possible angle on every post is going to bloat the forum somewhat, and make it harder to find the information you're after (imho).


    Yes you're expected to search if you're looking for solutions to your problems but not when you're trying to help someone. And yes, I did a search on "timeline" and turn up tons of threads. So far I couldnt find one with links. www.timeline-inc.com is not much more than just timeline.
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