Attention all forum members:
The windshield repair forum is getting rather large, at least by industry standards, so I want to remind everyone why it is important to use relevant titles when starting a new topic, why it is important to post to an existing topic whenever possible, and why it is important to stay on topic as much as possible.
I don't mean to pick on any one person as many of us have posted a new topic with an unspecific title at one time or another, but a perfect example is a recent new topic posted with the title "One with, One without. With this title the topic could be about anything, but it was about how to tell if there is moisture in a break. Good topic, with that title most people will never find it with a topic search. A better title would be "How to tell if there is moisture in a break" or "What does a break with moisture in it look like?" That way anyone who searches for "moisture removal", "moisture in a break", or "moisture" is going to find that topic. Please do not use topic titles like "Help", "Newbie", "Question", "I'm Mad", etc. Instead, use topic titles like "Cure Time", "Drilling cracks", "Telephone book advertising", "Fleet work", etc.
Before posting a new topic, please search for an existing topic on the same subject. If you find one, add a post to that topic rather than starting a new one. It will still move to the front of the line, but will help reduce redundancy on the forum. For instance, three topics were recently started about moisture in the break. They were titled: Dryout, Damp in the repair, and One with, One without. All of the posts in each of these topics should have been posted to one of the many prior topics posted on the same subject. If you cannot find a relevant topic, then by all means start a new one with a relevant and specific title.
Whether you start a new topic or post to an existing topic, please try to keep your posts relevant. If we start out discussing moisture in the break, but then switch to drilling, or gas prices, the topic title no longer accurately reflects the subject being discussed. This makes searching for information unnecessarily time consuming and frustrating.
None of us have a lot of time to waste these days, so paying attention to topic titles, searching for existing topics, and staying on topic, will help all of us to find the information we want faster, and will greatly reduce the amount of time we spend sifting through redundant and unrelated posts. As the board continues to grow this will become increasingly important.