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    Post count - 0, PM count - a million

    Whats peoples thoughts on random PMs to members from users who dont post?

    On this site and on others i get constant emails from people asking about information on certain subjects.

    But once you click on their username and view their statistics they have no posts at all..

    Its like they signed up just to ask you a question which imo is a bit rubbish.

    What do people think of these kind of people, help as much as possible or leave them to actually use the forum?

    Also take into account some of the things they ask aren't available on the forum it is more specific to me.

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    Dont see a problem tbh. I get the occasional PM question for further info on something I might have posted a while back and I'm happy to help.

    If you call yourself 'HID Guru' then it stands to reason that you are bound to get a fair few queries
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    personally its annoying..

    people that only use the site for there gain and give nothing back to it is a no no imo..

    i origionally joined the site to get info but since then i have helped others with problems that i have had in the past..

    Its the same a s the for sale posters that onlu use the site for that purpose.. drives me nuts
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    cant really see the problem - i get quite a lot of these PMs from new members but at the end of the day they're still getting the same result from the forum like the rest of us - just cos sum1 doesnt post doesnt make them less of a user of the forum and have less right to be here surely?

    ok they may not be posting but in theory its just the same as those that come on here, browse, see what info they need then move on.

    it may bother u slightly in receiving a pm but cant see a huge issue personally - if u dont like them then dont reply

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    I looooove it, makes me feel like i have friends......*takes another gulp of carlsberg*

    So i try and help as best as my limited knowledge can, often i just tell them things that are completely wrong. I'm one of these people that will give someone duff directions when asked, just for the crack..... but i gotta admit if i haven't haven't had a few bevvies then i get annoyed if they constantly keep pm'ing and wont leave me alone. i mean LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!!
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    PM's really annoy me simple.

    the amount I get asking queations that are perfectly easy to find the answer to and they are just being lazy is astonshing.
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    see i am with stu in this one.

    you come to the forum and you get something from it, you put something in return.

    I cant see why someone wouldn't even put up one post just a hello would be good at least then we have the chance to welcome them.

    I just feel like there is something they need and thats it, once they get the information they fly away.

    But on the other hand, they may just want to ask someone which might make them stay on the forum....

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    Iv had it happen afew times and i dont mind it but its when you reply and dont get a simple thanks or anything in return that bugs me

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    generally if a PM is worded politely I will answer it if its not - no chance.

    The majority are 'Where do I get x from and what is the name x ?????'

    Thats it no hello, no thanks, just a statement usually with ???? on the end as if I have personally made it difficult for them! How dare I!
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    i think its just rude when people come on, take what they want and sod off..

    i will always try to help others out but it do get annoying when u hve people that just abuse it a bit..

    the one the ****s me off is only using the site to gather information for another site...fair enough every little helps and all that but at the end o the day.. u get some help then return the good deeeeeeeead
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