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Thread: posting a request - please be specific

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    I love this forum and have found many useful ideas. But I have a request for those of you posting. Please, please, please make the topic as specific as possible so we have a good idea what it is about.

    For example, I am trying to find a way to remove wrinkles from wool batting. I did a search and came up with pages of topics named "wool batting" I can't possibly open up all of them in search of one that's about my specific topic.

    I've come across this in general on the forum. It would be so much more helpful for people to include something specific in the topic name, such as "removing wrinkles from Hobbs wool batting
    Thanks so much

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    I've had the same problem at times. Glad you brought it up.

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    you are right we could all do better with titles

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    Ditto! Besides making the "search" feature too hard to use, I find it impossible to read all the posts & probably have missed some that I should have read as the topic posted did not have enough key words.

    Quote Originally Posted by vtquilter
    I love this forum and have found many useful ideas. But I have a request for those of you posting. Please, please, please make the topic as specific as possible so we have a good idea what it is about.

    For example, I am trying to find a way to remove wrinkles from wool batting. I did a search and came up with pages of topics named "wool batting" I can't possibly open up all of them in search of one that's about my specific topic.

    I've come across this in general on the forum. It would be so much more helpful for people to include something specific in the topic name, such as "removing wrinkles from Hobbs wool batting
    Thanks so much

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    Also (and I think this has been said before) "Need Help" isn't very helpful. I look and it is something that I have no clue about, sometimes I don't bother to look.

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    I agree...that would be sooo very helpful.....

    Sandi

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    I agree. the search option only seems to go by titles of postings which isn't always much help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I agree. the search option only seems to go by titles of postings which isn't always much help.
    DITTO!!!! :x

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    Whole heartedly agree! And the "what do you think" or "help" ones drive me a little nuts too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I agree. the search option only seems to go by titles of postings which isn't always much help.
    that is good to know...

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    I'm a newbie to the forum & am trying to learn all I can. I find myself wanting to skip over the less descriptive titles, when it may be something posted that I can learn from.

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    Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Whole heartedly agree! And the "what do you think" or "help" ones drive me a little nuts too!
    I like the ' what do you think' ones..

    I agree the 'Help me' ones need more a description..

    I too am part of this problem when I post.. .. :oops: I promise to try better..

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    Thank you, "vtquilter" for creating this topic. I agree 100% with you and the comments that have been made.

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    did you find the answer to your question?
    i use alot of wool batts...normally i take it out of the packaging, unfold it and drape it over my sofa or something for 24 hours...that allows it to 'breath' and relax...all the wrinkles are gone...once i had one that the wrinkles seemed more problematic to me...i took a towel and got it wet...wrung it out really well then tossed the towel and the batt into the dryer...it came out fine-and with lots less wrinkles.

    and if i start any posts i will certainly try to be more specific :thumbup:

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    Thanks for asking. Yes, I solved the batting problem with the help of people on the forum. IT's under it's own topic.

    I'm glad there are so many others that agree about the topics. Let's hope the news spreads.

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    Argh YES. Thank you for posting this.

    I've stopped bothering to open topics that only say "Need help" or similar.

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    Thanks for mentioning this. There's so much great information here but it can be hard to find it.

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    thanks for the reminder to be specific. Another guilty person of not paying attention to vague subject titles. Things move very quickly on the boards and it is very difficult to stay caught up w/ stuff - making the search feature an invaluable tool.

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    I'm just as guilty as the people I get mad at! lol
    So thanks for the reminder :D

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