Suggestion: Member builds section

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Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by Mooseman » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:05 am

I'm a member/mod on a forum dedicated to GM Trucks (of course!) and one thing we have on there that I think would be cool and useful here is a member builds section. There, members post about their ride, what they are doing to them, modifications, pics and so on. It helps give ideas to others on what to do on their own vehicle. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :)

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This community is much smaller and rightly so given the rarity of the vehicle (especially in Canada LOL!). I think having a build threads section will create more buzz about our cars.
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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by elc32955 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:14 am

Interesting suggestion, thanks much for the input! What say you other members?

Oh, and don't get me started about the beautiful dash on my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500... I wore out the Silverado/Sierra forum over that one, lol!

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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by garrett » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:33 am

Absolutely 100%, let's have a members builds sub forum

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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by BIG_GREEK » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:28 am

Yea, Id say go for it. Some of these cars are unfortunately trashed when 2nd hand owners pick them up, and they modify it as they go along. Not every Caprice is the same. Plus it doesnt clog up the general threads/boards.
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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by Mooseman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:50 pm

There's gotta be some more interest in this?
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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by elc32955 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:50 am

Well, in my book silence equals consent and right now I'm in favor of doing it. I'll give a day or two more for other member input and then unless there's major heartburn I'll set up the section.

Basic ground rules will be one car per member per thread, hijackers will be moved or moderated if straying too far off the thread topic. We have had build threads scattered all over the place in the past, actually I should have thought to do this long ago. 4-year extended blond moment, sometimes the fresh perspective does wonders.

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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by TexasHotshot » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:00 am

I like the idea

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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by smwalker » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:17 am

This board has always been Modification Centered as opposed to vehicle centered because after all the variation of models at the beginning was 2 and in 2014 it moved to 3 differences. Having a build area makes it more vehicle centered in that the discussion will be centered around a particular vehicle as opposed to the modification. My only fear is someone does a great modification and it gets posted about in post 32 of a 75 post thread with the subject "John's 2012 Caprice ". As we all know the search function on this board is spotty so a poor subject and poor search spells disaster for the future in terms of information retrieval.

But I understand if people want to put all theirs car's info in one thread all I would ask is that is you list a mod you have done on your car and you get more that 5 questions on it and no one has done a write up of it already that should be your cue to start a new thread in the correct section and give us all the details in the format that this board was founded on. I will link to our constitution here:

Posting of procedures, tech data, etc.

Then of course link to your write up right after your listing of the mod in the first page of your build thread so people won't have to read through 31 messages to get to the info they are also interested in.

Other than that I am all for seeing lots of pics of members cars!!
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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by lastcall190 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:38 pm

FWIW I'm a fan of this. I enjoy seeing the direction others have taken their cars. The pictures are nice when it's a slow day at work as well.

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Re: Suggestion: Member builds section

Post by kevink » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:50 pm

smwalker wrote:all I would ask is that is you list a mod you have done on your car and you get more that 5 questions on it and no one has done a write up of it already that should be your cue to start a new thread in the correct section and give us all the details in the format that this board was founded on.
While this may be a good idea in theory, it will never work out. Even if this were a "rule", people will just not follow it. Too many people can't even post the correct size photo, make meaningful thread titles, write a complete sentence, etc. What you are proposing is very complex in comparison!

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