Acknowledgement (Work of Love) - Yamaha Keyboard Guide Forum

by Alfred

A majority of members do not acknowledge responses (applicable, acceptable/ or not) to their many questions, and this shows not only lack of manners; it discourages and restrains otherwise willing respondents from participation in this Forum. After all, devoting any time to provide answers or positive suggestions is purely a “work of love” which takes but a few minutes……….. and where would we all be if this forum were to fail because of a simple thing like lack of acknowledgement??

As an active contributor I can tell you that the acknowledgement rate is close to only 1%. It’s not a matter of “gratitude”, rather one of common decency and reciprocal action. At the least, if you have the time to post your question, surely you can spare the time to just be fair and post your acknowledgement of answers received.

In order to encourage fuller participation among all of us, I urge you to stop and think about the above comments as you pose your questions. You may not be familiar with all the modes/functions of your units, but surely you have opinions/ suggestions re other areas of their operation, and all of us would benefit from your input.

I hope you accept this message in the constructive spirit in which it is offered. No malice or sentimentality is intended.

Keep well.

Alfred................

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Apr 03, 2011
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Where to ask my question
by: Dega Lois

I had the same problem as Jodi. I could not figure out where to ask my question until I read the answer to her question. For the most part I am a neophyte and don't know enough yet to offer answers to anyones questions so I really appreciated this forum - I am learning from all of you. Thanks loads. Dega Lois

Mar 29, 2011
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A thank you
by: Anonymous

after reading these comments I am more relaxed.as A beginner with new tyros 3 I felt very much out of my depth but now feel it is the manual that is the biggest problem.Thank you all very much.

Sep 02, 2010
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Dick's comments
by: Mantius

Dick, you are spot on and more than welcome.

Sep 01, 2010
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Thank you
by: Dick Rector

Thank you Mantius for these words.

I hope that people read this BEFORE they put a question on the forum and realize how much of OUR free time we spend to sort out THEIR problem.
And if they don't get an answer we simply don't know it.
Anonymous questions are put aside straight away by me as to my taste it is impolite not to give a (nick)name.

Regards to you all,
Dick


Sep 01, 2010
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Showing gratitude in Yamaha Keyboard Forums
by: Mantius

Friends,

I would love to see more folks say thanks when they have been helped or their questions have been answered in the forums.

Alfred, Dick Rector and other helpful contributors are volunteers and are not being paid to do this. They are simply doing this out of the goodness of their hearts. Their helpful nature is very rare. The least we can do is thank them for their genorousity. At least turn back and say that the solution they suggested worked or didn't work.

These are real people, not machines answering your questions.

It's a "help-and-be-helped" forum so if you are helped, it would be in your interest and a way to show gratitude to those who helped you by turning around and helping someone else.

Please folks let us make this forum work. I would hate to see such a good thing die.

And to the helpful contributors, please don't give up. It's so sad to see the loss of our Forum Stars because of a lack of gratitude.






Aug 20, 2010
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nice to know......
by: jim in mexico

alfred, thanks for the quick response...and the info....i will try the spray, vacuum and talcum trick...hope that works...kinda afraid to open my p-80....replacing it here is very costly....but once again thanks...and it is a very nice thing you do......jim

Aug 10, 2010
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How to come on board.
by: Alfred

Dear Jodie: There is a box on the top left corner of this page with options for subscribing to this Forum. Make your selection, and you should be able to “blog” to your heart’s content. Other participants may post addenda expanding on your topic. If you have a problem come back and say so. Have fun, and welcome aboard!

Aug 10, 2010
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having a little trouble working out where to ask a question
by: Jodie

Seems a little silly but I've been on this website and I can't find where to ask a question.

Aug 08, 2010
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English language Yamaha Owner Manuals
by: Alfred


Dear Members:

I believe that any neophyte with the intention of acquiring and learning to play the Yamaha keyboard will have a serious problem with the Owner’s Manual. From comments left by other members of this Forum I know I am not the first to make this observation.

Interpreting the Owner’s Manual is nothing short of an exercise in futility. The only (well-deserved) conclusion which owners quickly realize is that Yamaha’s manuals are an ABOMINATION!

Yamaha owner manuals have no continuity trend, the texts are miserably cross-referenced and confusing, and the editing is horrendous.

For experienced “keyboardists”, the procedures probably are easier to fathom, but beginners are obliged to experiment and learn by trial and error. The shame of it is that in so doing,
a good part of the keyboard’s features can often not be/never is discovered. Unfortunately I see no other way to approach the problem, except to hope this Forum includes members who are willing to share their hard-gained trial and error experience! (What a heck of a way for a beginner to learn! Sure incites enthusiasm!!!).

It seems that Yamaha’s sole objective is just to “sell their product while the selling is good”. They have made no effort over the years to provide owners with any improvements to their manuals. (I might say, too, that Casio has the same problem).

ONE WOULD THINK THAT WITH THE PROFIT YAMAHA & CASIO MAKE ON SALES, THEY COULD AFFORD TO EMPLOY TECHNICAL WRITERS WELL-VERSED IN ENGLISH!

"nuff said", Peace.




Jul 13, 2010
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Work of Love it is!
by: Deena

I agree with Alfred. Although I'm a professional musician I think it's important that we all remember that we started like some of the new people that write in for comments. The bottom line is that we love music and technology is constantly changing and improving. We should share our knowledge with anyone who is searching to improve their skills. There's always something new to learn and a simple acknowledgment is just plain courtesy.

Jul 13, 2010
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Spot On!
by: Dick Rector

That's well said Alfred and Mantius.

It is disappointing to spend MY time to sort out the problems of others and almost never get a reply if the advice has worked or not.
For me, I am maybe old-fashioned, a simple 'thanks for your help' would encourage me to try to help again.
Other fora are having the same comments about this and no wonder that helpful people are dropping out, I don't blame them.
'Only grabbing the goodies' is not very social. Another thing is to be polite enough to give a name when someone is asking the forum a question. To be honest: 'Sort it out yourself mate' is the first thing that pops into my mind when a question is asked with no name attached, 'I am not your dog and when you need advice at least the words 'please and thank you' are appropriate.

Regards to you all,
Dick


Jul 13, 2010
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Acknowledgement (Work of Love)
by: Alfred

Dear mantius: Obviously this answers my question @!!! Thanks.
Alfred

Jul 13, 2010
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Yamaha keyboard forum participation
by: Mantius

I think Alfred's post is spot on. He only meant well. We need the participation of everyone for this Yamaha Keyboard Forum to work. A simple acknowledgement can go a long way. Many thanks to those who are keeping this forum alive.

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