Originally Posted by diamondrmp
When you get someone asking a question that has already been answered thats just one more thread added to the muck when you do a search.
My first thoughts were to close threads when they start if they have already been answered that way it doesn't go on and on.
However I just remind people to search.
I think you might find that whilst keywords are mentioned, they dont necessarily answer the OPs questions, thereby they ask. I searched for Catalytic and got four threads including mine. There was nothing of relevance in them at all.
I am a newbie on your forum, I find it off putting if administrators simply go into instructional mode.
You may find that a lot of threads die off and over months or years other people find out "new" information on lots of different subject matter and they dont dredge previous threads to update them. This is equally annoying on other forums when dredging begins and 5 year old threads start popping up. Essentially what I am saying is that a thread can die two years ago, yet there may be 1000 Vegas owners that have since discovered that there is good information on Catalytic converters. They just may not start a thread on it, they may however submit to a new one.
Just my thoughts, constructive I hope