If it was marchnz's forum, fair enough. The mods have already warned marchnz about their attitude. Tell me, Surfer what benefit to the forum was it to have marchnz comment on a post from June 12. Really, what possible benefit is there to that? marchnz is as useful as that poster from June 12 as far as I can see.
"What did the manufacturer say" is just putting a mirror up to marchnz's terrible and typical responses to posters.
The marcvhnz tells people to not silo (poster's words not mine) recently yet refuses to respond when people have searched for and still can't find answers yet he knows the answer.
There will always be people who drop in and then leave. That is life. Just like there will always be people who take advantage of situations in life. It can't be stopped.
But the rich thing is that marchnz complains about useless posts. Look at their history, there are plenty of terrible responses.
To make another post when someone leaves without giving the respect, or complaining about someone not typing in English is in fact doing one of the exact things that marchnz compains about.
If my responses bring a mod to sort it out, all the better. Because I'm sure marchnz scares off more potential long term members who come here to learn from wonderfully people like yourself Surfer, than he keeps away 'one hit wonders'.
It's about getting people to think first, including contacting the owner of the support - the seller. The seller often walks away from that responsibility and they shouldn't. Asking that question helps others if they reply to get a picture of who are the bad sellers and who might be reasonable. That's contributing to the forums. Why that might "scare off" is beyond me - they obviously didn't come here to contribute and expect others will solve their problem at the cost of contributing members.
It's pretty obvious to me at least, those that join simply for free support and leave - they're typically the ones that ask the same questions as "new member".
I'm not a moderator, nor do I wish to become one. But we can shape the forums, and help those that show at least a basic level of interest in contributing.
If asking basic questions "scares off" those that had no interest in at least a small amount of self help, or asking thoughtful questions, does it not then benifit the forums from keeping the noise down and potentially enable those that do contribute to stay and focus on development and not noise.
I.e. your comment is logically fallacious- a false dilemma.
I know I contribute and have written many articles, including those that enabled members like hal and Mal to create upgrades from Android 7 to 8, when previously it was not possible.
I also offer a free recovery service for MTCx devices, world wide.
How have you been contributing? What would you suggest?
If those that do not agree or take issue with posts - the report button is available for that.