thebozz1975

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Can we agree not to answer questions that have obviously been answered 100 times on here, when it is obvious that the poster spent no time reading the forum? Can we simply respond "read the forum"? I know that some members are anxious to answer these softball questions to get their post count up, but the board has been getting overwhelmed lately with the most basic, repeat information.

Thanks.
 

tamkhan

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If people are asking for help, they'll get it. Even the most laziest ones! :laugh:
I do understand what you're saying, though. The same questions keep showing up over and over again. But, it happens when the cycle is just about to start. Things will improve once we get into the summer months.
 

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i try to post links to other threads that answer their questions, but i think reading the forum in general is a good idea.
 
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topdent1

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am i missing something...what's so good about having your post count ^?
 

jon68

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I totally agree. Everyone needs to search and read better. But I also understand wanting to have the most recent opinions of people who have either just applied, just been accepted, or have an answer. No one wants to read about stats from people that were accepted two, three, or even four years ago, or an experience from a dental grad that doesnt pertain to current undergrad students anymore.
There are also many new people around here that answer questions for others because they dont know about old posts (myself included), and I am not about to take time to research someone elses question before I post a response - most responses are unique anyway.
 

jon68

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For all I know, this subject could have been posted last year as well...
 

doc3232

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Can we agree not to answer questions that have obviously been answered 100 times on here, when it is obvious that the poster spent no time reading the forum? Can we simply respond "read the forum"? I know that some members are anxious to answer these softball questions to get their post count up, but the board has been getting overwhelmed lately with the most basic, repeat information.

Thanks.
And who exactly are you? You have 20 posts, what have you contributed to the forum. If you have such a severe problem with the way this site is run then don't get on it.
Thank You.

am i missing something...what's so good about having your post count ^?
It determines your future salary as a dentist.
 

stdmufin27

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I totally agree. Everyone needs to search and read better. But I also understand wanting to have the most recent opinions of people who have either just applied, just been accepted, or have an answer. No one wants to read about stats from people that were accepted two, three, or even four years ago, or an experience from a dental grad that doesnt pertain to current undergrad students anymore.
There are also many new people around here that answer questions for others because they dont know about old posts (myself included), and I am not about to take time to research someone elses question before I post a response - most responses are unique anyway.
Word :thumbup: I have to admit I have been lazy at times to ask those repeating questions. I have also checked out old threads and decided that they were just that, old info.
 

blankguy

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To some extent it can't be helped. Imagine if professors were getting annoyed if we asked the same questions that come up every year. :scared: We'd be screwed. :thumbdown: I think people ask about chances with different circumstances so in that way it may not be the same question.
 

KinKs

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I have read a post like this before - as per OP's request. PLEASE SEARCH OLDER THREADS

by the way, who the hell cares how many posts I have on SDN

i dont
 
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