Help Desk - Site News and Site Problems ONLY Discussion, Is this a forum?? in Registration Problems/Site Related Issues; Hey Everyone, I honestly thought I was going to get blasted for starting this topic, but I was pleasantly surprised ...
That is one of the best things about this forum.
People are used to getting blasted on other forums but here people are just mellow and helpful.
Sure you get a troll now and then but usually they are chased off pretty quickly.
Even on some general searches I get tons of google links to this forum with the search words I use.
Heck a lot of times I search for my handle just to see what I get and tons of the search results are straight from here.
and the following quote should be popped up on every newbie after they sign in the first time
Originally Posted by noahsdad
It's important to remember that many of the gurus here are current or ex-Cadillac technicians, and most have spent the day having their @ss chewed by a grumpy service manager, dealing with whining customers, working against a rate clock, cracking knuckles on cold steel, getting gas and oil dripped in the face, etc. They give of their expertise here without compensation, other than our respect and appreciation. One thing they don't want to do is have their time wasted, or write the same response to the same question day after day. It's a brand new problem to you. To them, it may be the hundredth time they've heard it this week.
Ewill is right on the money, your vehicle is becoming quite rare so there wont be many people in that vehicle section. if your issue is more mechanical based you may have better luck jumping into another year that may be similar, or just a general engine section if this forum has one.
in the 1gen cts section its got a lot of younger guys in there so you see the same HID questions every 2 days, along with all the same fault code ones and many other duplicates.
i will admit i sometimes tell them to search but i usually have a thread in mind and tell them the title to look for, then check back a day or so later and if they didnt find it ill go hunt for it.
if its a big issue that needs to be addressed right away you will find a lot of guys putting in large posts with step by step on testing/fix or the link to where it is.
it all just depends on what you are looking for.
ewill i havent seen you around the cts section in a while...you gettin sick of us? haha
you gave alot of good info on the gas tank system in the cts and i dont think ive seen you since, its a odd design...
with less than ten posts you can not send a PM (private message)
it is a tactic/strategy to cut down on drive-by spammers
almost every forum or online community that allows anyone to post will have a similar 'trial period' for new users that restricts what they can post to make sure they're not going to just post a bunch of links to spam and then move on