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Re: welded gears or not?
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I understand there point but when you first get on here did you all actually read all of the stuff
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Yes. In fact, in any situation I tend to read as much as I can and learn on my own before I present my questions to the people who "know."
Think of it like a social situation. When you are going to a gatherring of people you have never met before, do you just barge in the door and start talking or do you take a few moments to feel the situation out before you introduce yourself?
I guess it's one of my own pet peeves when people refuse to search. Not just here, but on the internet in general. Happy Trails was told that he could get a hi-lift at a farm supply store and immediately replied, apparently at an impasse, that he didnt know of any around where he lives. In about 30 seconds I had checked his profile for his location, gone to switchboard.com and found a huge list of farm supply stores within 25 miles of his house.
Maybe I'm showing my age or something, but it used to be when you needed an answer for something you had to spend hours on the phone, or visit a library or read your encyclopedias, etc. Then if you were lucky, you'd find the info you needed.
These days, nearly all the info known to mankind is only as far away as your computer keyboard and a few minutes of searching. It bugs me when answers are practically laid on a silver platter liike that and people still can't take the incentive to do some research themselves.
For instance, I am entertaining thoughts of building an electric rock crawler. I was thinking of it before Junkyard wars the other night, too. Instead of jumping on an electric vehicle BBS someplace and announcing my intent, I am doing lots and lots of reading about it and forming my own opinioins and ideas before I run them by people who know about it, already. One advantage to that is sometimes I come up with ideas that are original because I'm not just recycling other peoples ideas.
Whew. I think I need a laxative. Sorry.