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post #1 of 41 Old 10-16-2017, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Discuss-FAQ-First Time Buyers

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Hello everyone. I made a few posts as examples.

Please join in or this won't work... let's get some good info and help out our new members.
Hopefully we won't need to be repeating the same old stuff over and over again as the same questions crop up.

The next time you see a newbie asking a common question... consider making an entry on the FAQ and pointing them to the FAQ.
That way you'll never have to say the same thing twice or 100 times or 1000 times :-)
Don't agonize over the post.. we can improve it over time. I think you get the idea from my examples... not perfect... but good enough for now.

One easy option is to find what you said last time it was asked and just cut-n-paste it as a FAQ topic

As a reminder - please don't post replies onto the FAQ thread unless it is intended to be part of the First Time Buyers FAQ
If you want to make general comments or offer advice etc post them HERE on the discussion thread
That will avoid needing to clean up accidental posts on the main FAQ

If finding these threads sounds like a pain... my sig points to the FAQ and post #1 on the FAQ gets you to this discussion thread - 2 clicks and you're done

If you've been following the Database thread you'll notice there's a bit of banter that I'm hoping will get cleaned up soon.

If you see me or anyone post something that's incorrect on the FAQ or perhaps needs to be improved then this discussion thread is the place to communicate what you'd like to be changed.

Make sense?

Thanks :-)

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One polite way of saying RTFM might be something like..

Hey check out the FAQ and get back with any additional questions there's some good stuff over there
FAQ here: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...me-buyers.html

For some reason, newbies don't seem to be searching for answers. Maybe they can't figure it out.
This is an attempt solve the repeating-question problem
If it gets good enough we may make it a sticky but I'm not convinced everyone knows what a sticky is

If it fizzles and dies... oh well... I tried :-)

I notice we have 100 members and 2000 lurkers right now
Any lurkers want to come and join in? :-)

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Great idea Stuart! I like it..
I will definately add items to the FAQ thread as they come up..

I'll also "sticky" it so its always at the top of the "general" forum, and easy to find.

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Do we have any takers to write a topic on the following.

Starter options - Why you may care - How to decide

Pull rope does it have one? If not can you be stranded
Pull rope - is that all you need (Shoulder injury, older or infirm)

Plug-in AC

On-board DC (Battery storage capacity, motor specs, Battery charge time, Mean time to failure and cost to replace.. others?)
External DC (car battery? ac-dc converter?) Batteries are bigger, last longer, lower cost - fact or fiction?


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Fuel Systems - Why you may care - How to decide

EFI - Carburetor - etc

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Transmission Options - Why you may care - How to decide

Hydro - Friction Wheels - etc

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Chutes - Why you may care - How to decide

Length
Manual - Cable - Electric
Metal - Plastic

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Impellers- Why you may care - How to decide

Clogging
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If you know Tons/hr and Throw does it even matter (treat the system as a magic black box you cannot see inside)

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How to check metalwork - hint lift at the corner and see if buckles
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