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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:27 pm 
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On the other forum, the members will post that they did such a mod to their vehicle and usually post a link to the tech write-up about it, either theirs or the one they followed. For the most part, it works very well. We do allow some discussion within the thread like "how's that mod working out for you?"but if it gets too chatty or tech heavy, we ask they start another thread or go to PM.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:48 pm 
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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!


Yea but one can dream cant they! LOL

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:46 pm 
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kevink wrote:
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!


Where have you seen any place that follows the rules 100%? It just doesn't happen. The mods can't be forum nazis as this would make the board no fun to be at but at the same time apply the rules enough so it's not anarchy.

As far as the pic size is concerned, that's a forum software issue, if you don't mind me saying, is way outdated. No fault of the site owner/admins as there doesn't seem to be much revenue to support the site. But then, on the other site, we have the opposite problem of making enough money just to keep it afloat because of software and hosting costs. We try to make due with what we have.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:38 am 
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OK folks, discussion is now finis. We'll try the build section on a trial basis effective sometime today. I'm sure we'll see a semblance of order, as I said if things get too far off topic we can always reorganize posts or even move topics out if necessary. I'm rather disappointed we didn't have more user input, but again, silence equals consent.

Mooseman, just to respond for a brief second, yes there are some elements of the software the forum uses that are outdated and a "scrub" to update things a bit is a bit overdue. With that said, however, recognize that to date there have been no assessments to users for any financial aspects of the site. There are no ads, no pop-up's here, the site is not monetized in anyway and will remain free of all that ilk as long as I have anything to say about it, in which I happen to have considerable say :) No one has ever been asked by me to assist with paying for hosting fees, DNS fees, upgrade expenses or anything else dollar related. In the entire history of this system, one good user has donated $50. That's it. I'm just very lucky in that I have the distinct pleasure of having very good friends with a long history in the online car community. There is also the element of "keep it simple" that's worked for us rather well for over 4 years now.

The pic sizing issue actually sprung to life based on user input a few years back. We opened up the sizing due to user complaints and relied on them to be self-policing. Wellllll..... some things work better then others. So far it's been tolerable, but I can crank the screws back down very quickly with forum controls if I have to. Just hasn't come to that need... yet.

In sum, you've probably figured out by now that we're pretty easy-going here as long as the forum guidelines are adhered to. We have an excellent user base and very good associate administrators with plenty of common sense, and when that happens the jack boots are normally not needed. I don't like playing "gruppenfuhrer" because no one wins at the end of the day.

'nuff said!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:27 am 
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OK folks, discussion is now finis. Mooseman, just to respond for a brief second, yes there are some elements of the software the forum uses that are outdated and a "scrub" to update things a bit is a bit overdue. With that said, however, recognize that to date there have been no assessments to users for any financial aspects of the site. There are no ads, no pop-up's here, the site is not monetized in anyway and will remain free of all that ilk as long as I have anything to say about it, in which I happen to have considerable say :) No one has ever been asked by me to assist with paying for hosting fees, DNS fees, upgrade expenses or anything else dollar related. In the entire history of this system, one good user has donated $50. That's it. I'm just very lucky in that I have the distinct pleasure of having very good friends with a long history in the online car community. There is also the element of "keep it simple" that's worked for us rather well for over 4 years now.

The pic sizing issue actually sprung to life based on user input a few years back. We opened up the sizing due to user complaints and relied on them to be self-policing. Wellllll..... some things work better then others. So far it's been tolerable, but I can crank the screws back down very quickly with forum controls if I have to. Just hasn't come to that need... yet.

In sum, you've probably figured out by now that we're pretty easy-going here as long as the forum guidelines are adhered to. We have an excellent user base and very good associate administrators with plenty of common sense, and when that happens the jack boots are normally not needed. I don't like playing "gruppenfuhrer" because no one wins at the end of the day.

'nuff said!

Eric


Agreed and very much appreciative. Every community is different. I know I'll post smaller pics than suggested because I seem to always be scrolling (could be my browser text sizing that I usually keep bigger. My eyesight isn't what it used to be, LOL!)

I'll probably post a build soon but it will be pretty thin since I haven't done much yet. A build has to start somewhere!

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