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Old 03-01-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
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As I surf the forum and do some posting myself, I see lots of great information come up about how to perform maintenence, fix problems, etc. I also see part numbers for replacement parts, interesting and helpful statistics on our cars, etc.

What I would like to see on this forum is a way to keep all of this wealth of information from fading away in the coming months, as it slips lower down the pages and becomes forgotten, or at least harder to find.

What if we identified the most relevant threads, reduced them to only the relevant material, and then made them a permanent part of the site? If possible, it would be nice if it was searchable, or at least organized by topic.

Another possibility would be to do the same thing, but move the consolidated threads onto the "techinfo" portion of the website, since it'* already searchable.

What do we all think? Am I nuts?
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What if we were to take the most usefully threads and make them "Sticky"? Don't the "Sticky'*" stay at the top of the list in thier respective sections?
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What if we were to take the most usefully threads and make them "Sticky"? Don't the "Sticky'*" stay at the top of the list in thier respective sections?
The "sticky" idea is a good one, but the way i'm thinking, there would be too many of them. It would take some major scrollling to get to the new threads. Plus, i'd really like it to be a searchable database of Bonneville information. Each thread could be re-titled (for more consistency/searchability), or even converted into an article based on the ideas presented or solutions that we found.

I think it would make for less repetitive "newbie" questions (ex: "what is a CAI?", "can I SC my NA?"), because it would be so much easier to find the information that has already been posted.

I dunno about you guys, but i'm too lazy to go back 4+ pages of posts to see if my question has been answered already, especially with the vague subject titles that some people use.
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As I surf the forum and do some posting myself, I see lots of great information come up about how to perform maintenence, fix problems, etc. I also see part numbers for replacement parts, interesting and helpful statistics on our cars, etc.

What I would like to see on this forum is a way to keep all of this wealth of information from fading away in the coming months, as it slips lower down the pages and becomes forgotten, or at least harder to find.

What if we identified the most relevant threads, reduced them to only the relevant material, and then made them a permanent part of the site? If possible, it would be nice if it was searchable, or at least organized by topic.

Another possibility would be to do the same thing, but move the consolidated threads onto the "techinfo" portion of the website, since it'* already searchable.

What do we all think? Am I nuts?
On my site at BA, we can edit our posts as "normal", "sticky" or "announcement"! I've already included most (if not all) revelant tech info etc in my Tech Info section of the Forum too.

I know this site uses the exact same software as I do too. So it is possible!
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