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Posted by Wanna.B TopDog, on
Why do some of the more prolific experts give the same answer over (100's of times) and over (''I would suggest you post your job.......'') again without ever answering the question? Is it just for self publicity or do they not know the answer!
Mark Leverton

Mark Leverton

Certain people do copy and paste the same statement over and over and it's a little tiring to be honest. Trades should stick to answering questions on their own trades as have seen bad advice by a plumber given on gardens page. The idea is to deter time wasters from posting jobs and although it's hard to give accurate advice sometimes without seeing the job I don't see a problem with answering questions and giving very rough price guides. Hopefully time wasters may not post the job in the first place and waste three trades time and money ...
Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson

Some experts most have a lot of time on their hands with the number of questions they answer! Or don't answer as the case may be! Now may I suggest you post you job!
Gary Branch

Gary Branch

I agree some people are just saying the same thing over & over again Just to look good G. Branch plastering
lloyd abbott

lloyd abbott

Since this ask an expert crap come out people don't post job leads this is why the answer is always the same.answering questions does not make money or gain customers
Graham Moore

Graham Moore

totally agree , one in particular has replied to you , how funny , if they have that much time on their hands then I wonder how busy they are , I have seen a reply from them to every question
Sam Sandhu

Sam Sandhu

I think some "so called experts" are repeatedly copy and pasting the same answer for all questions they are answering just to increase the number of questions they answer. I think they feel it makes their profile stick out above the rest. In actual fact if you look at the times they answer the questions it is normally throughout the day. Makes me wonder when they do they actually go out and do the work??!!
Bogdan Banasiewicz

Bogdan Banasiewicz

Hi Wanna . This is I call self advert . Some people have nothing to offer just address or company name and poor service . They just try to catch customers .
Dalton Thompson

Dalton Thompson

Hello, Some Experts do use repetative answers, sometimes this is because there is not enough information in the question for them to answer it properly and they therefore suggest that homeowner simply posts a job via Rated People. We do encourage Experts to provide answers that will be useful to homeowners, however. It is also in the Expert's interests to answer questions in a professional and informative manner, as any answer an Expert provides is published on their profile page. Best wishes, Charlotte Ask an Expert Moderator
Rafal Kaczynski

Rafal Kaczynski

Hi Wanna B In most of a cases we are an experts who want to earn money so in my opinion is better to post a job on Rated People and wait for respond from 3. Companies then you will able to read previous feedbacks received from customers and see poctures of work which have been done. Some of customers questions are like : i want put new bath and tiling where I need to start from. So is simply answer is please post your job on Rated People as advice can be given only if future job is seen.( it is no chance to give a good advice if bathroom required full refurbishment without viewing ) I hope this can help Regards Rafal
Bryan Winn

Bryan Winn

This isn't a forum,its a guide with advice for some with less experience than the trades people who use the site. Its simple,if you are unsure of the job you are attempting to do then find the correct trades person and list it,you will get 3 replies and take advice from all 3,its free,nobody can give advice on any job without a survey its just an opinion you will be getting.
keith owen

keith owen

If you have a job that needs doing, quite simply post your job. Then you will have a expert come out to your home, look at the job in hand and give you an accurate pricing. Rather than a vague discription from a customer...

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