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ajgskye
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WORST FORUM I HAVE EVER USED
Dec 22nd, 2007 at 10:14am
 
Does no one ever bother to help others on here Huh??
Usually I would think, people who would use this forum are looking for advice asap, maybe before christmas...............2007 !!!
This forum is a complete waste of time.
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Reply #1 - Dec 22nd, 2007 at 1:57pm
 
Another rather rude and ignorant user I see, and I make no apologies for saying so.

If people actually bother to read any of the threads on the forum, once AGAIN, to repeat, those that help out on this forum are either solicitors or academics who work full time positions, long hours, and drop by herewhen they have time and do so without being paid for their time. If you look through previous threads you will see that PLENTY of people have been helped out with their problems, so it is nothing more than pathetic to create a thread simply to state that the whole forum is a waste of time.

Not everybody that gives help is a specialist in every area of the law and so I'm sorry, but given that you are not paying for the service, you just have to bite your lip (and tongue in this case!) and hope one of those that may be able to give sound advice drops in soon.

To be honest, you've probably shot yourself in the foot now, as it's unlikely somebody will want to help if they are being badmouthed for their efforts.

I really don't know how many more times this has to be said... perhaps admin should put something in the site rules that everybody must read before posting anything on the forum. I think that would be the only way to stop these sort of juvinile responses!
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Reply #2 - Dec 22nd, 2007 at 3:18pm
 
zurich_allan

Do you think solicitors are someone special ? Why have the facilty on this forum to ask for advice and then have no one help ??
Every forum has its unpaid experts ( doing day jobs ) in whatever forum you visit, I use about 6 forums and can say that this one has been a waste of time for me, I was asking a fair question yet didnt recieve any help. So whats the point of posting ? !
I think it is you are you comments who are ignorant !
See how other forums work and then you might see how poor this one is.
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Reply #3 - Dec 22nd, 2007 at 3:51pm
 
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Do you think solicitors are someone special ? Why have the facilty on this forum to ask for advice and then have no one help ??
Every forum has its unpaid experts ( doing day jobs ) in whatever forum you visit, I use about 6 forums and can say that this one has been a waste of time for me, I was asking a fair question yet didnt recieve any help. So whats the point of posting ? !
I think it is you are you comments who are ignorant !
See how other forums work and then you might see how poor this one is.


To address all of the points of your post I have made bold.

for me - ok, so it has been a waste of time 'for you', that doesn't mean it is a waste of time for everybody, plenty of good advice has been given in the past, and will continue to be given in the future. by those who are specialised in the areas being asked - not all solicitors or academics will know the answers to every area of law in existence! And being fair, you allowed less than 48 hours for a response at a time of year where EVERYBODY is busy!

didn't receive any help - see the above, you didn't receive any help in the time that YOU deemed to be helpful to you. This forum is not about instant answers - please point me to the section where it says you'll be guaranteed a response quickly? It's a free service, and as I stated before, rather pathetic to slag it off on the (unfair) basis you are. If you waited, you may have gained a response, as it is you still might from one of the posters who knows more about your area, but you're endearing yourself to nobody by slagging off their efforts as a whole (which you HAVE done).

so what's the point in posting - well, if you look through the threads, while there are several threads without response, there are plenty where the question posed has been given an answer, several answers, advice or information given, some with simple responses and others with very lengthy responses. I never said I thought solicitors were special as YOU suggested - all I said is that those that help only drop in when they have time... why do you choose to make an issue out of that? It sounds like somebody already has a chip on their shoulder or a bee in their bonnet otherwise they would not have made that assertion...

I think it is you are you comments who are ignorant  - how do you work that one out? I'm sorry, and not blowing my own trumpet - just justifying how silly that statement is, I've tried to help many people here, members of the public, current students and new students to the profession etc. As with many others I've tried to help out where I can and yet responses like yours creating this thread still happen every now and then. It's responses like YOURS that put off people from actually contributing to this forum, why bother when all you do is get threads slagging us off! And I'm sorry, but if you can't even begin to see that point of view then you truly are ignorant.

See how other forums work and then you might see how poor this one is - I'm a member of plenty of forums thank you very much - ranging from political, news and education forums, to motorsport, video game programming (my first degree prior to my law one was in I.T.). I know exactly how other forums work. I also know that there is such a thing as professional indemnity in the legal world, and as I've stated previously, a lawyer will often not blurt out or type out an unresearched or unqualified opinion as they could potentially be sued and have indemnity removed if the advice given is incorrect. That is NOT the norm with specialists on most (though not all) other forums - hence the reason why mainly specialists in the areas of the questions being posed will respond rather than EVERY user who pops in.

You might not like all I have written above, but those are the facts. Please have a little respect for the regulars on this forum that do as good a job as they can by just leaving it at that. You've expressed your opinion.
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Re: WORST FORUM I HAVE EVER USED
Reply #4 - Dec 22nd, 2007 at 9:45pm
 
I have copy and pasted this from another page So why did you not start your thread on that page.

I have noticed that you have put that you agree with the last posting which states that this is a good Site.


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Reply #22 - Nov 28th, 2007, 8:01pm What a website
Dec 6th, 2006

Can I Add that last year I started the topic What a website.
I stand by it now as I did then.
This is not a search engine.
And As I stated you get what you pay for.
Rubbishing information based on the fact you dont like the responses you may receive is no way to Judge whats on offer here.
Okay some questions go unanswered the reasons for that have been clearly explained by Grumpy, Norseman and scottishlaw . Thats not forgeting all the others who offer advice wherther welcome or not.
Lets look at how this all started Stax2004 Says He/She will give advice within a 6 hour period.
Cant think of many who could answer some Questions i could put up in this time period!!!.

Stax2004 then says would it not be great if we could get Free legal advice.
Yes i so agree with Stax on this . And Is this whats not on offer on this site.YES IT IS.
An Ideal Scotland With free avice. We could all dream about it Dream is the Word here i think.
Well this site maybe the dream.
Free for all Without any costs.

As previously Mentioned You get what you pay for.


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Got to say that this is aimed at ajgsky and not zurich_allan.


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Reply #5 - Dec 22nd, 2007 at 10:53pm
 
Zurich_allan

Keep your bonnet on loon  Wink
see new subject heading.
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Re: WORST FORUM I HAVE EVER USED
Reply #6 - Dec 27th, 2007 at 3:08pm
 
I think we're drifting off topic. 

The forum doesn't claim that anyone's questions will be answered at all, nevermind answering them quickly.
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