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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Imprecise.
I am a pandemic pundit.
It's all bullshit.
Mandates for 100% when the majority get immunity, to protect the 1% who will die anyway.
It's an exercise in futility and absurdity.

So it isn't worth treating cancer, because only a small percentage of people die? Should we apply that logic to all diseases with only a small percentage of deaths? That's a Fantastic idea, we could knock 30 years off of the average lifespan in no time.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
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coniglio rampante

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Austin Texas
Car(s)
2019 GTI Rabbit Edit
Who’s this new guy anyway?
Just some random guy who owns a GTI. I mostly lurk here and the other sections, because just about every question that could be asked about a GTI has already been asked. So I search a lot. After all, we don’t need any more “original” threads consisting of “hey, can these cars be tuned?”… “what is the best tune?”… “what oil should I use?” … “what octane gas should I use for my 93 octane tune?” (smdh) … and so on. 😉
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Just some random guy who owns a GTI. I mostly lurk here and the other sections, because just about every question that could be asked about a GTI has already been asked. So I search a lot. After all, we don’t need any more “original” threads consisting of “hey, can these cars be tuned?”… “what is the best tune?”… “what oil should I use?” … “what octane gas should I use for my 93 octane tune?” (smdh) … and so on. 😉

I use 93 octane in my 91 octane tune. Come at me, bro. 🤣
 

torga

Autocross Champion
Location
Seattle
Car(s)
'11 GTI
Just some random guy who owns a GTI. I mostly lurk here and the other sections, because just about every question that could be asked about a GTI has already been asked. So I search a lot. After all, we don’t need any more “original” threads consisting of “hey, can these cars be tuned?”… “what is the best tune?”… “what oil should I use?” … “what octane gas should I use for my 93 octane tune?” (smdh) … and so on. 😉
Yeah, keep those on FB. Every time I see a lazy "hey what intake is best, drop links!" on the FB groups, I die a little inside. So many of the dumb/lazy questions they ask have been answered dozens of times on these forums.
 

IanCH

Autocross Champion
Location
MA
Car(s)
'20 GTI
Just some random guy who owns a GTI. I mostly lurk here and the other sections, because just about every question that could be asked about a GTI has already been asked. So I search a lot. After all, we don’t need any more “original” threads consisting of “hey, can these cars be tuned?”… “what is the best tune?”… “what oil should I use?” … “what octane gas should I use for my 93 octane tune?” (smdh) … and so on. 😉
Same, once in a while I see something unique on new and throw out a comment.
 

1L19

Autocross Champion
Location
Sactown
Car(s)
MKVII GTI
Just some random guy who owns a GTI. I mostly lurk here and the other sections, because just about every question that could be asked about a GTI has already been asked. So I search a lot. After all, we don’t need any more “original” threads consisting of “hey, can these cars be tuned?”… “what is the best tune?”… “what oil should I use?” … “what octane gas should I use for my 93 octane tune?” (smdh) … and so on. 😉
I so don't agree with you guys on this one. A forum is a terrible way to catalog information... it's not a wiki or an encyclopedia. There are no definitive answers or consensus. I sure don't want to search a site for loads of time when what I want is to drop a fast question. You may not know the search terms, you may not want to read through five hundred million results from your search or read through page after page of long threads. You may not know what you are looking for or who to trust.

Additionally a forum is a social construct. People want to interact and ask their specific question and get help. You don't have to help them if you don't want to and remember this is a community. If they first thing a new users sees is "don't bother us, your not worthy, you haven't looked enough, you're doing it wrong, you haven't earned my help" then there is a good chance they could just turn around and leave when they might have been a valuable member of the neighborhood.

In the immortal words of Larry Flint... "If you don't like Hustler magazine then don't read it".
 

torga

Autocross Champion
Location
Seattle
Car(s)
'11 GTI
I so don't agree with you guys on this one. A forum is a terrible way to catalog information... it's not a wiki or an encyclopedia. There are no definitive answers or consensus. I sure don't want to search a site for loads of time when what I want is to drop a fast question. You may not know the search terms, you may not want to read through five hundred million results from your search or read through page after page of long threads. You may not know what you are looking for or who to trust.

Additionally a forum is a social construct. People want to interact and ask their specific question and get help. You don't have to help them if you don't want to and remember this is a community. If they first thing a new users sees is "don't bother us, your not worthy, you haven't looked enough, you're doing it wrong, you haven't earned my help" then there is a good chance they could just turn around and leave when they might have been a valuable member of the neighborhood.

In the immortal words of Larry Flint... "If you don't like Hustler magazine then don't read it".
Hard disagree. Our forum search functions are hot garbage, but "SEARCH QUERY golfmk6/mk6 gti/etc." on Google has given me the answer to almost every single question I've ever needed to know the answer to. If you leverage Google to search the forum, it very much becomes a great, organized wiki. Vastly superior to the endless stream of posts on FB Groups.

Asking questions to engage the community is totally fine, and I've certainly made use of our "random/stupid questions" thread. I have no problem with newbies asking good questions and wanting to learn about the platform or cars in general -- I realize not everyone with a recently purchased Golf has been into cars their whole life.
But after the 100th "what oil should I use?" or "drop links to good mods", the lazy people wanting to be spoon-fed basic information start to become incredibly grating. They need to learn how to do the most basic of research. I don't want to engage with someone that refuses to do any legwork and expects you to give them links/lists for everything.

It's generally pretty easy to tell who's who between the "gimme gimme gimmes" and "hey, can you help me learn?" users. The latter can ask all the questions they want, the former can get bent.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
From what I’ve read, you likely won’t run into any trouble as long as you keep your blinker fluid topped off. (y)

I always top off my blinker fluid and keep my muffler bearings greased.
 
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Unreal1

Autocross Champion
Location
Pittsburgh

JC_451

Autocross Champion
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
If you walked into a Library you could search for the information or just ask the Librarian where to find it.

Guess which is quicker.

Starting a new conversation isn't a burden on the forum. It takes just as much effort to tell someone to use the search as it does to just answer the question.
 
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