10-02-2002 until 10-02-2020
From: Rocklin, California
Registered: Nov 2001
Newbie Forum Guidelines - Read Before Posting
BEFORE YOU POST A THREAD IN THE NEWBIE FORUM...
- Make sure it doesn't fit better in another forum. The Newbie forum is for noob and/or general questions that don't fit in one of the other tech forums. If you're not a Probationary Member, you should be posting your question in one of the more focused tech forums. Don't post it here thinking it will get an answer quicker just because the forum appears to be more active. Keep in mind that it's more active due to the larger number of Probationary Members who are forced to post here - not because there are necessarily more people with the answer to your question browsing. If we find people doing this, the thread will be moved or deleted.
- Do some basic research before you ask. Check these sections before you ask a question:
- Common Mistakes and Misconceptions of DSM Newbies
- DSM FAQs
- DSM Tech Articles
- Upgrade Paths
If you ask a question that's answered in one of the above sections, your thread will be moved to the Newbie Graveyard as a way of letting you know you didn't check the sections we asked you to check. We also ask that you do some keyword searches on the topic using the search feature. Learn how to use the Search Feature effectively.
- Use a descriptive thread title. Don't title your thread "please help" and expect people to read your thread. Those threads tend to get ignored. If you want help, tell people what the thread is about with a good title.
- Fill in your vehicle profile info. We may need more information about your car to answer your question. Make sure your profile is filled in completely with all your mods. Post a photo of your car as your Avatar so we can quickly identify you when you post.
- Vague questions = vague diagnosis. Give all the info you can. Here's a good post about vital info for a good diagnosis.
- Mark your thread as "Solved" when you get it worked out. Go into your thread and click "thread tools" once you get the problem fixed and choose "mark this thread as solved".
- Be respectful, always keep things civil, and abide by our site policies, which you've agreed to here.
- Probationary Members are limited on where they can post questions - if you're wondering why you can only post in certain forums, it's because all new members are forced to go through an introductory period where they figure out how to use our site properly, find where most of the answers are posted, and are encouraged to help others at the same time. This probationary period also helps deter scammers, as you also cannot post in our Classifieds section. To read more about this, click here.