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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Good informative site, but the members appear a little.....ummmmmm unfriendly.

Joined yesterday in new members area, couple of viewers but no response.

Member of a few other sites, biking etc.. and all the newbies seem to get a couple of "welcome to the site", "enjoy your stay" type comments, but here, for the first time, an astounding nothing, nil, complete silence.

Are you all too busy driving your cars, if so, great, I can understand that, but if not, are you all a little too stuck up the "I'm a Mercedes driver" not good form to show friendlessness type attitude

Oh well, keep up the good show

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First, welcome to the forum. I don't find members here being unfriendly although you can find a few at every forum.

I believe you did not get the welcome responses because members are used to going straight to business but more because your first post was not a long ago and the sub-forum you posted on may not be the most lively (not sure, I never visit ML-stuff myself unless linked from somewhere else).

Thanks a lot for your polite feedback.
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I have always looked at the various forums as a gateway to help you with issues on MB products. This is one of the better forums, I generaly gravitate to the subjects and models that I have experience with. Maybe the people on other forums, (as you state "biking") have the time to provide a welcome, or start a social experience.
Anyway welcome!
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The new member sub-forum here was started not too long ago. The members here that have been here a while aren't used to having that section because, like Diesel says, everyone is used to having it their respective forums. The posters here tend not too gravitate from their respective forums often.

Perhaps you should try posting in the W163 forum as that is the most active forum here, aside from Off-Topic.

Try not to assume too quickly next time, especially given you've only been here a day. Not adequate amount of time to start making judgments, isn't it.

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Thanks for the responses, easy ain't it

Didn't make assumptions, I simply gave a few examples as to the reason there were no possibly responses. If that makes sense

Anyway, let's do what we are here to do, and drive, safe driving all...
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They were a little unfriendly with me at the beginning, but they are all good guys. I didn’t give up writing here and everything is ok. I didn’t upset anyone (I hope) and still writing here. I don’t know if it’s ok to do that (being new too), but…Welcome here.
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Welcome to the forum.
Having different models, I am posting in several sections here. There is big difference between responses in them. W210 section for example will very likely give you instant response to any topic. Especially one personality makes sure it happens all the time.
W163 is good as well. In other sections it takes longer to get any response.
Don't expect Maybach section to give you pictoral on oil changes
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It may be too that this site isn't really a chat environment. Some of us have made a friendship of a sort with each other, but it's from experience or expertise that we share rather than any particular interest in each other's lives. That doesn't make us unfriendly; we mostly come here looking for a solution to a problem or seeking a part or a car or something else useful. Sometimes we bump into a problem we can help solve, so we pay back for the help we've gotten. Welcome.

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Hey, silverbadge. Plus one to pretty much everything asianml's said. I tend to hang out 98% of the time in the W210 section and never even drop into the new member section, it is quite new...

But welcome, nonetheless. Post a pic and an intro in the 163 forum and you'll get a hale 'n hearty welcome, no doubt.

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