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New Question? New Topic Please!
« on: Oct 17, 2007, 11:23:57 »
It really helps discussions if you start a new topic to ask a new (or only slightly-related) question. Likewise, keeping discussion about a subject in one topic is also helpful.

You'll notice I've been splitting the odd topics recently... ;)

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 18, 2007, 00:20:40 »
Even if it's connected to the previous question?

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 18, 2007, 11:39:42 »
If it's asking for elaboration on an earlier answer then it's continuing the discussion and should stay in the same thread... up to a point. The longer a discussion gets the more difficult it becomes to go back to it later and find information. You can see the questions I've split out of the monster Digital Photography thread. They were obvious new distinct questions. The rest of it is less easy to split up, but it might well have been easier if there'd been one about connecting a camera to a laptop, and another about what processing software to use, and so on. I'm kind-of hoping someone will extract the useful information and write some "Answers to Frequently Asked Questions" articles. The trick is to figure out which question is being asked... ;)

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2007, 11:52:41 »
There is a loose, badly formed and very high level plan to extract key info from the forum and store it elsewhere for future reference. Breaking the threads down now, while we're working on them, means less work unravelling questions and answers, and tips in the future.

Well, that's the plan as it stands today anyway. Tomorrow may well be different...

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #4 on: Oct 19, 2007, 10:12:42 »
I am (slowly) working on a bunch of pages with all kinds of basic information on how to do astrophotography for my own website, with graphics, etc. You are more than welcome to have them once they are done.
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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 19, 2007, 12:28:36 »
well it's daft if we're all doing to same thing independently. I set up a Wiki yesterday to play with. I like Wikis. I'll post a link here, but at the moment there is no info in it...

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2010, 21:42:56 »
Stop hijacking my thread. Go away you bunch of reprobates. You're like a crowd of Carole clones.
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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #7 on: Jun 10, 2010, 17:00:04 »
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You're like a crowd of Carole clones

Oi!!  I'm turning over a new leaf.

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #8 on: Jun 10, 2010, 18:54:27 »
Finally after hunting for over a year I have found somewhere that can provide a replacement worn and gear set for my damaged EQ6.
Although my mount is now working perfectly again. A problem has now arisen on the camera.
Stop hijacking my thread. Go away you bunch of reprobates. You're like a crowd of Carole clones.

Pot.................................Kettle  ;)

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #9 on: Jun 10, 2010, 20:24:11 »
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Oi!!  I'm turning over a new leaf.

Doing some gardening then Carole ;)

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #10 on: Jun 10, 2010, 21:29:03 »
Surely posting stuff in your own thread is not hijacking?!
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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #11 on: Jun 10, 2010, 21:43:07 »

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #12 on: Jun 10, 2010, 21:44:13 »
My point is the first two quotes of Tony's above of mine were still on topic.
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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #13 on: Jun 10, 2010, 21:48:18 »
You could also argue that the problem with the mount and the problem with the camera were different topics...

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Re: New Question? New Topic Please!
« Reply #14 on: Jun 10, 2010, 21:51:23 »
But surely for a forum to work, you require people to reply to your comments, and if each comment relates to a previous one on that thread, then it would not be classed as hijacking...................................unless your name is Carole, and you answer people's comments on a forum. :D

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