Too often I see people passing across their opinions as fact. Here is a most recent example. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...x-problem.html
I do not have a problem with the person who started that thread, it's simply the most recent example of the problem I keep seeing so if the OP of that thread reads this, don't take it personally. I just needed it to demonstrate my point.
The person in that thread offered some advice that was incorrect. As a result, a newbie came along, read the post and thanked the person for the great new knowledge they had learned.
Now this definitely poses a problem. This poor newbie is now going to act on things he has learned to be correct, when in actual fact they are far from the truth.
This also creates an effect where the new person who has learned this misinformation will then go and tell someone else, who will then tell someone else and before you know it people will be spreading misinformation throughout many threads on the forum. ("duplicate content penalty", anyone?)
This goes on way too often so I would like to offer two bits of advice.
1. If you're starting a thread or responding to a thread posting advice, make sure that what you're stating is true, is, in fact, true. If it's simply you're opinion then say so! Use the words, "in my opinion".
2. Whenever you read anything in a thread on here, do not take that advice as gospel. Always do further research and your own testing to determine what you've read is correct. It's imperative you do not blindly believe something simply because you read it on a forum.
If all members learned to follow the two bits of advice above everyone would be much better off and it would help stop the continual spread of misinformation that is becoming prevalent through the forum.