- Jan 13, 2005
thenosyone said:Your introducing did not received many answers. Whats wrong, nobody is intrested in a family with 3 kids... is this to normal...
Thenosyne, I don't understand your comment. Laura did not ask any questions in that message, so it's not surprising she didn't receive "many" answers.
Take notice, most of the writers here are very senior, don't known if this has anything to do with the response on your Newby...
I don't know how you definie "very senior", but I sure don't consider myself in that category. In any event, most of the folks you consider to be old have had young children of their own and have young grandchildren.
...some of the posters on this forum are likely only interested in just adding a higher number of posts after there name. It looks sometimes, writing some intresting answers is not really a necessity.
Please realize that nobody here has an interest in every subject and few have a broad enough knowledge or experience to accurately answer every question. But, collectively the forum staff and forum members have a vast breadth and depth of knowledge and experience. Therefore, you'll see most folks responding to questions they feel comfortable answering.
As the person with the highest "number of posts after my name ", I sure hope your comment wasn't talking about me. I'll usually welcome new arrivals, help with navigation of the forum and deal mainly with administrative issues. If I've goofed and think that others might benefit from my mistake, I'll share that experience and try to make it a funny story. I'm sorry if you feel my postings are merely trying to increase my message count, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Although I've been an RVer for 20 years, have performed most of my own repairs, and have a technical background, we have folks on the forum staff and others who I feel do a more competent job of responding to questions regarding problems with RVs. Many folks have travelled much further than I, so I leave questions about destinations and routes to them. I've owned only two brands of RV, so I leave questions about other brands to other people. I've only owned class A motorhomes, so for the most part I leave questions about other types of RV to others with more specific knowledge.
We also have a lot of folks here who don't post any messages - affectionately known as "lurkers" because they lurk rather than participate. Personally, I wish some of the lurkers would share some of their knowledge and experience in exchange for the information they receive from others here. But I also understand that some folks don't feel comfortable posting in a public place.
In summary, I think you are misjudging many people here and their intentions. I have met many of the "high posters" in person and feel I have a reasonable understanding of their knowledge, skills and intentions.