Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
I should be thanking you for starting this thread, it brings up extremely valid points and is something I have also noticed as well.
The new members who sign up on this forum should be welcomed, not just by the welcome email received when they sign up but in person by members.
As someone mentioned, if a thread is recent and answers the posters questions, then by all means direct them to that thread. It may not be directly related to their point but will offer information perhaps they have not thought of before starting another thread asking about it.
The classified section, yes a lot of threads go unanswered unless someone is interested in the item being offered..other sections though, the threads as mentioned may be lost with the new posts in other threads..I know Byron is extremely active in a lot of forum sections and rightly so with his knowledge.
My area is African Cichlids, which I am no expert on but know more about than anything else, I will still offer advice if it is relevant and not likely to cause harm to keepers fish or if regarding equipment, potentially themselves in other sections and have done.
It was an excellent thought on your part starting this thread..congrats.
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)