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YOU MUST READ THIS before posting. Must.

Postby matthew1 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:21 pm

...all of this.

To view or post in this Help A Neighbor sub-forum, you must be 18 or older.

For Helpers: Don't make promises you can't keep. Assume the fix will take twice as long. You may not charge money for your help. Gas money to get there is ok. You may ask the Helpee if s/he is unable to afford a mechanic or if they would just like the camaraderie of fixing their Volvo with somebody they can learn from.

For Helpees: Stating up front why you need help is optional. Please answer privately if the Helper asks. Be specific in your automotive needs... link to a topic if you've posted one. Let us know if you need parts or have the parts already.

For Both:
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Re: Help a Neighbor MUST READ

Postby Choguy03 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:54 pm

I feel like people are using this section to post problems way too much. This should only be for people looking for physical help, or someone to call in their area. People need to keep topics in their respective car sub categories. We could probably move some of these topics to the correct area?

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Re: YOU MUST READ THIS before posting or you may be suspende

Postby matthew1 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:57 pm

Good point. I changed the title and some of the text above.

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Re: YOU MUST READ THIS before posting or you may be suspende

Postby Ozark Lee » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:12 pm

Rightly or wrongly I let the moved topics hang around for about 2 weeks and then I delete the original post and let the moved post take control. The delay, in my mind, is a courtesy to the original poster that may not have checked back in and they don't know where to go.

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YOU MUST READ THIS before posting or you may be suspended

Postby Choguy03 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:25 pm

I figured that symbol meant something. :lol: I don't mind the delay, just confused me at first. :rofl:

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Re: YOU MUST READ THIS before posting or you may be suspende

Postby matthew1 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:35 pm

Ozark Lee wrote:Rightly or wrongly I let the moved topics hang around for about 2 weeks...

Rightly :-D.
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Re: YOU MUST READ THIS before posting or you may be suspende

Postby PantherGirl » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:44 am

Confirmed...thank you :)

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Re: YOU MUST READ THIS before posting. Must.

Postby 98T5 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:10 pm

You guys must've been readin gmy mind because I was thinking of putting out an ad in Craigslist to form a network of Volvo, BMW, and Merc Mechanics who are not "actually" ASE Certified, but they know how to get the work done just the same as a shop. Kinda like myself, I'm a self- taught mechanic. no formal training, just good at following instructions and fixing my cars. this site and youtube helps a lot.
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