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Old 11/10/2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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thread titles interpreted. ;) [tongue very firmly in cheek]

1. Thread title...."how many fish can I put in my tank?" Translation: I have just bought 4 tangs for my 20 g, to join my percs, my 3 damsels, and my undulate trigger.
2. Thread title... "nitrates!!!!" Translation: Cannister filter!
3. Thread title..."I can't find my wrasse." Translation: I didn't research this fish.
4. Thread title..."I can't find my firefish." Translation: I don't have a jump prevention system in place.
5. Thread title..."hair algae!!!!" Translation: "Phosphates!@@@" or: "I've been using tap water..."
6. Thread title..."could this be ich?" Translation: "I put my first fish straight into the tank with no qt...."
7. Thread title..."Do I need a ro/di?" Translation: "Things are looking pretty grim in my tank."

...with due apologies to the reefer who: hasn't bought his fish yet and is asking in advance; has a different nitrate source; had a bizarre calamity with a new fish; has one of those mysterious algae events; did qt his fish; and has been using bought-ro/di water faithfully from setup on....you guys are ok.


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Old 11/10/2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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Old 11/10/2007, 02:09 PM   #3
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Old 11/10/2007, 02:43 PM   #4
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8. Thread title..."How much light do I need for SPS?" Translation: "I bought a birdsnest and blue tort frag and have them under NO lighting."


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Old 11/10/2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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9. whats this weird looking thing? translation: " i just described everything ever, try to geuss what it is without a picture"


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Old 11/10/2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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10. Will a tang be okay in my __g? Translation - I've already bought the fish, and dumped it straight into the display

11. Is there a reef-safe cure for ich? Translation - I didn't quarantine, my fish have ich, and I'm looking for an easy way out so I don't have to catch them and treat in a QT


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Old 11/10/2007, 10:46 PM   #7
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thread title: "How fast does a --fish-- grow?" Translation: i brought a --tang-- for my nano and plan to upgrade in 2 years...I am okay?


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Old 11/10/2007, 11:09 PM   #8
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thread title: new hobbyists beware- there is no excuse for your ignorance

A little harsh don't you think? And not to throw the thread off track but RO/DI water has the smallest impact on algae among all the variables that cause algae and doesn't even come close to ensuring that you won't have algae problems.

And as for all the other unfair/hasty generalizations I don't have the time

But face it - this is a place for new members to get information and for seasoned members to share it. You have to expect to see the same topics come up week after week. I may not have personally started many of them but I certainly searched for them


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Old 11/11/2007, 06:21 AM   #9
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thread title: new hobbyists beware- there is no excuse for your ignorance

A little harsh don't you think? And not to throw the thread off track but RO/DI water has the smallest impact on algae among all the variables that cause algae and doesn't even come close to ensuring that you won't have algae problems.

And as for all the other unfair/hasty generalizations I don't have the time

But face it - this is a place for new members to get information and for seasoned members to share it. You have to expect to see the same topics come up week after week. I may not have personally started many of them but I certainly searched for them
Esp when the friggin search button never works and people don't know how to use Google to search the site


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Old 11/11/2007, 06:36 AM   #10
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2nd the "friggin" search button never working!!! Someone Please fix it!!! I know there are a lot of people on RC, but I am a member of forums with WAY more people online at one time, and the search buttons are always enabled!!!!!!

FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!THE WORST THING ABOUT REEFCENTRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact if I am in the "mood" I dont even search, I just post and let all you guys respond no matter how ignorant the question is!

Just my two cents......


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Old 11/11/2007, 07:13 AM   #11
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Search almost always works for premium members, very rare not to.


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Old 11/11/2007, 07:21 AM   #12
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So I got to pay to get the search feature?????

Seems like those advertisments at the top should do all the paying....HE HE

Last but not least, why havent the mods made the "Reef Discussion" forum not for newby questions? Move newbs post over to the "New to the Hobby" forum. Post a sticky maybe? At least then this thread wouldnt have been started.


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Old 11/11/2007, 08:11 AM   #13
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So I got to pay to get the search feature?????

YES...or use Google.


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Old 11/11/2007, 08:24 AM   #14
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The servers are constantly being upgraded but the number of people is unbelievable. So as the bandwidth becomes depleted, the search engine priority to premium members only is the way to decrease it.


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Old 11/11/2007, 09:35 AM   #15
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this thread has more hijackers than flight 93 duh-dum-chh

also this thread is just for fun, im sure i've started at least half of those threads at somepoint


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Old 11/11/2007, 09:50 AM   #16
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Very Funny!!!

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Old 11/11/2007, 09:59 AM   #17
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2nd the "friggin" search button never working!!! Someone Please fix it!!! I know there are a lot of people on RC, but I am a member of forums with WAY more people online at one time, and the search buttons are always enabled!!!!!!

FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!THE WORST THING ABOUT REEFCENTRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In fact if I am in the "mood" I dont even search, I just post and let all you guys respond no matter how ignorant the question is!

Just my two cents......
i'm also member of a lot bigger forums but i don't believe they get search like this one. i do a couple searches here almost every day.....on the other forums i might do one a month.


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Old 11/11/2007, 10:20 AM   #18
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I am just blabbing like all the others are doing...please dont flame me....just expressing my opinion. BUT the search feature does ruffle my feathers! It just seems like if the search feature was available more, then you would have less newb threads, maybe not "no" newb threads but at least less...?


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Old 11/11/2007, 11:38 AM   #19
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nobody stable is really bothered by n00b threads, but it is fun to laugh at others, and yourself, because you know we've all posted stuff like this before. also this thread is ruined-ed


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Old 11/11/2007, 12:58 PM   #20
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YUP!


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Old 11/11/2007, 03:48 PM   #21
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i agree, a working search function would help eliminate some some of the repeat posts.


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Old 11/11/2007, 03:50 PM   #22
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The servers are constantly being upgraded but the number of people is unbelievable. So as the bandwidth becomes depleted, the search engine priority to premium members only is the way to decrease it.
so does thsi mean that ONLY premium members can use the search, or are there ALWAYS so many premium members searching that it will only work for them.


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Old 11/11/2007, 04:17 PM   #23
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so does thsi mean that ONLY premium members can use the search, or are there ALWAYS so many premium members searching that it will only work for them.
the only time i could search without premium was 3am-6am est.


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Old 11/11/2007, 04:58 PM   #24
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haha damn did I open a can of worms!!


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Old 11/11/2007, 06:00 PM   #25
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I can almost always use the search function

helps being in a different time zone to all you yanks


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