DIY Dad: if it has things, I'll tinker with it
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It's no big deal to be in the "wrong" area, and some areas span multiple variants or years. The issue is posting a generic thread title that does not tell the potential viewer anything about what they are about to read, then being miffed that people actually took their time and clicked the post to read it but did not leave comment as they had no answer (and most likely had no idea of what they were about to read to begin with). If the post title had stated "Need help identifying 1971 Corona windshield replacement" then people would have a pretty good idea of what the post was about, and you have less chance of a bunch of people opening the post just to see what it is about.
Also, to be spun up and demean the site because an answer was not provided inside of 1 day is a bit much, even if 1,000 people had viewed the post. People are providing free information here, on their own time, to complete strangers. And there are actually people that post up informational threads that contain info and answers for folks, not just "I need" posts. Maybe some of those 86 people thought they were about to be told some great nugget of info about "windshield", and once opened saw it was an "I need" post, and had no answer to give. Those same people had the kindness not to spam the post with "Dunno" over and over again, requiring the OP to scroll through something like 7 pages of "I don't know" posts, wasting his time as well, when he thinks someone may have answered his question. Having the 0 replies info meant he knew there was nothing substantive to provide him.
The site exists to share information and help each other out, but it is not a "give me my answer NOW" kind of thing, and some basic civility and common sense go a long way in making it a functional spot on the interwebs. I encourage both of you to stick around and keep posting your questions and solutions/experience up for others. But if you don't get an answer on something that is not likely to be common to the vast majority of vehicle owners, well take it in stride and hope for better luck next time.
Good luck! We always appreciate it when people post up the solution to their issue as well, so future other's can benefit. I am not a mod in this forum area, so can't edit the thread title, but will ask the mods that do have that power here to do so to make it clearer for others what, specifically, you are looking for. That will help to drive people that may have the answer to the post.
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