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I have browsed almost all of the threads here in our forum, but it seems that there are a lot of people posting with problems with their bike and after a while the thread seems to be or have an open ending. What I mean is there are people that seems to be very enthusiastic in asking for insights but at the end of the thread, it seems that their status is hanging. They didint even bother to keep the people here updated as to wether they have solved their problems or what, wether that the advises coming from our fellow brothers did them good. So Im calling all you brothers out there to pleeeeeease, at least update the status of your bike problems for us newbies can have ideas as to what cured your bike problems. No offense guys but we newbies rely on the solutions of our bikes probelms. TIA guys. So guys need your insights on this matter, do you agree or not? For me, it seems that we owe something to our brothers out ther who give advises on our bikes.
 

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They come to this board, post their problem, and we try to help

Like you stated, it either ends with sarcasm toward the helper, a thanks or never-to-be-seen-again.

It's a study in frustration to help someone you know will probably never come back to this board. I worked a parts counter for almost a year, and rarely did anyone ever call back and tell me that they had got their bike fixed

So no response is the way of mankind, and I don't let it bother me.
 

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As Tina has already stated, tis the way. I agree it would be really nice to know what the fix was, for others to use as reference. Some times we get a closing statement describing what the fix was and a kind thanks but thats just not the norm. I do this to help others so the thanks is not required but it's still nice to hear once in a while. :biggrin:
 

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We are not substitutes for either a shop or a manual.

And Mike, I give you props. You have more patience than I do!
 

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it's nice to be able to share wisdom and experience with anyone to help them out. It's a plus to hear back from them and know that they were successful in resolving their issues. I don't take it personal if they don't update. I just assume that we provided them with some useful help.
 

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They come to this board, post their problem, and we try to help

Like you stated, it either ends with sarcasm toward the helper, a thanks or never-to-be-seen-again.

It's a study in frustration to help someone you know will probably never come back to this board. I worked a parts counter for almost a year, and rarely did anyone ever call back and tell me that they had got their bike fixed

So no response is the way of mankind, and I don't let it bother me.
I work in customer technical support for a semiconductor maker: I consider "no news" to always be good news, since I know if there was still a problem they would still be whining.

Same goes for my boss: if I hear nothing, I know he was unable to find anything to criticize me about despite his best efforts.... again, no sound is as golden as silence.
 

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Yeah, but that's just coz yer selfish with your seat Erv. ;-) :tongue:
 

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I am afraid I must agree with XANTHUSIMA!.

I do not know how many times I have had a problem that I was sure was not new and thought surely this is not the first time this problem has occurred. I went to the Search area to see if the problem had existed before. Sure enough numerous times but 98.9% of the time there was no feedback as to how the problem was solved or even if it was solved. I try my best to give good well thought out advice the kind that I would like to receive when I ask for help. I would also like to know that the advice I provided actually helped or was I way out in left field.

By the way, I am still curious as to whether or not the stuck spark plug came out and if it did, how?
 

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Yes indeed, some people are like that. How I wish some people will show some kind of gratefullness as to what advise did solve their problem, or even though that they are the ones who figured it out, I think that in joining our community out here that at least they owe something to our brothers and sisiters out here to at least share the things or solutions that solved their problems. Dont mean to rant but, if however, guys will start to think or be gratefull enough, at least keep the people here updated. And we will have a very meaningful community out here. IMHO
 

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Most of the "I need help" posts come from 1st time posters. They want free help fixing something. They don't wish to join a community, they want their info, and then they leave.

Gratitude is not inherited, it's a learned behavior.

Sharing is not inherited, it's a learned behavior.

I understand your point, but it's not likely to happen. Ungratefulness and selfishness are the way of mankind.
 

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I try to be optimistic so each time this sort of thing happens I like to think that they were so happy and excited when their bike was fixed, they just forgot to come back and post the resolution. :biggrin:
 

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Guess I already aired my sentiments, thanks for all the inputs and insights from you guys. Hope that this could be the start of change of some of the people to be more appreciative and thankful. Chao!
 

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I worked a parts counter for almost a year, and rarely did anyone ever call back and tell me that they had got their bike fixed

You too, eh? I made it about 4 years, until the low pay chased me away.

Hey, I need another one of these pistons. Bike model doesn't matter, they're all the same. :rolleyes:
 

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You too, eh? I made it about 4 years, until the low pay chased me away.

Hey, I need another one of these pistons. Bike model doesn't matter, they're all the same. :rolleyes:
They payed you? :eek: :lol:

"I have a Yamaha, it's blue, and I need that thing that goes in the motor." :p
 

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So no response is the way of mankind, and I don't let it bother me.
+10,000

In my business, I probably get a "that fixed it" maybe 20% of the time.
The vast majority of usernames here probably have fewer than 10 posts and they last as users less than a couple of weeks.
When their problem is fixed, they have no need for the forum until another problem crops up.

I don't take it personally at all... not everyone makes friends with others online, and others simply don't spend much time on message forums, preferring instead to spend the time with family.
I know if I had kids at home, I'd be on here about 10% of the time I spend now. When I'm home, I basically don't leave the desk. The TV and sofa is in view... wife hangs on the sofa, I hang in my desk chair. I'll kick back and watch a show or a movie, read and post during commercials, etc....
Most people I know have their computer in an office or in a corner somewhere and it is not the center of their attention when they are home.
 
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