Badge56 has a great point. His response was a bit sarcastic, but hits the nail on head. Okay, maybe you can bash him on his sarcasm, but certainly not the point he's making. People spend time second guessing something very simple without going to the provided source that clearly has the information they need. So they ask a question on a forum, when they could just as easily read the manual. Guess what - the answer(s) are there and NOT HARD to find within a few minutes, probably in less time than it took to get to this forum's website and typing out the question. Also not helpful when one DOES NOT read the manual, then asks questions on a forum, and a participant answers the questions, while also stating they haven't read it either! The first response on this thread was the case, but additional responses were not. Not trying to bash the OP, but did he not come across the information needed from the manual because he hasn't looked yet? This kind of stuff cracks me up. lol
Maybe. It is true that the manual contains a bunch of good information. I am probably unusual in that I read all the manuals before I even had the car and then I read some of them again after I brought the car home. Nonetheless, reading the manual apparently isn't as effective for some people as engaging with other people about the issue. Hopefully one of those other people has read the manual and can offer the manual's recommendation to the conversation.
didn't contribute in a positive way. @srbrubak
did, and in doing so @srbrubak
also pointed out that the information was in the manual and avoided attacking the OP in the process - an approach that is less likely to contribute to an adversarial environment on this forum. There are many examples of me doing precisely that - I answer a poster's question by quoting the manual and in doing so attempt to show them that is the source of information for other questions they may have.
This should be a place we come to help each other, not demean or denigrate each other. I too will admit to sometimes getting frustrated when someone posts a question that is currently being discussed in another thread or is clearly stated in the manual, but I would suggest to @Badge56
and others if they can't bring themselves to just ignoring those posts, to please try to steer the OP in the right direction without attacking them.