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I hate to be the one to say it but....

whats with all the new forums? I really liked it when everything fit on one page without having to scroll down. Things like the FAQ can be a webpage, it doesn't need to be a forum. And 'tech'? why break it up like that? So do I have to post my technical question in the appropriate area? will you guys have time to flip through a bunch of different areas to find it?

I dunno, just my opinion but it seems like micromanagement overkill.

And you guys know I love this site and say this as a 'creative' critisism. CAFERACER.NET (in my opinion) should be like its namesake- stripped down to the essential elements.


all these new sections are just 'farkles' (is that the right word?)

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I am kinda with rosko on this one. I have been clamoring for a FAQ but since nobody can post to it it is kinda pointless to have it as a forum and not a webpage. and the tech thing was kinda overkill too.
 

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I am in agreement with both.
 

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Is there a timelimit on this board software for how long you can edit a post?

If not, why not let people add stuff to a thread beneath the FAQ post, and one of the admins here can add to the topmost post. That's how most forum sites do it.

If someone poses a question or something offtopic to the thread, you can always delete the post and make fun of them or something...

In my opinion, the best way to do stuff like FAQ's and guides is with something called a "wiki". These are web pages that anyone can edit, and you can follow the history of, in case some idiot or spammer throws stuff in there you don't want.

You can have as many pages and categories as you like, and give out as much or as little access as you like.

For a great example of how a wiki gets done, see http://www.wikipedia.org

This way we have have guides anyone can contribute to without a lot of admin fascist control...but, you'd have to get someone to install wiki software to this host...


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change is hard to take ...JD is only responding to forum requests.I understand Geeto and Rosko but it does same some repetitive questions over and over .Which does apply to FAQ and Technical FAQ.
I dont see the big deal .Newbies can go to faq and not make that vein in Geeto's neck twitch. So over all we should give it a try at lease to see if its better or not.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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All right, I get what you guys are saying, and part of me agrees. It's one of those cases where you can't please everyone. I sort of feel like I'm catering to the noobs but one of the things I like about this forum is all the great technical knowledge and advice. I wish I had this type of forum available when I first started stripping screws and bolts.

And that's how this really came up in the first place. There are around 10-20 new members a week. With so many of them new to bike building we keep seeing the same questions over and over again. I know there's the search function but my goal with the specific forums and faqs if for people to get the right information quickly without reading hundreds of posts that say basically the same thing. Rosko, you might be right. There's probably some overkill here. I was kinda thinking the same thing about the tech sections. Probably not necessary until you can't keep up with reading a day's threads, although sometimes I don't get a chance to read them all now.

And the faq sections are mainly because this version of the software doesn't have sticky threads. I'm still debating on how I want to deal with them so I locked them for now.

And one more thing in true caferacer.net fashion...Piss off! This ain't no democracy!

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ha ha ha


time to get you another cake with FAT HEAD on it in purple iceing

I will work on that shit... cause it pumps up my later you in the bowl mojo

dude



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I agree

clubmans on the left...clipons on the right

clubman page will hyperlink to gay porn sites

ha, ha, haaaaa



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JD, I think a FAQ is a great idea. In fact I think I proposed setting up a FAQ page long ago. But a page not a forum. (I think we all forget that there is actually a website attached to this) Things like: "how do I make a cb350 go fast?" have been hashed out 100 times. It would be easy to consolodate. And look at the grid this year, lots of solid, fast bikes (the riders are a whole 'nother can o' worms...). Could be set-up like the Eurospares 'cb350 racer faq' but with all of our extra insight.

or not, whatever.

As for too much of the same thing or pigeon-holing why not consolidate 'tech' AND (I forgot to mention this before) 'FOR SALE/ WANTED' into one forum? would be clean and none of us post enough to bury threads that fast..... except maybe Geeto or Joe!


But hey, it's your baby JD, your call. SIR!

.....or you could even just put the 'NOO' sections at the bottom of the page so us 'old' folks don't have to keep scrolling all over.



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Oh, it's an faq section that was added. Whew.....just glancing at it, I thought it was an fag section! I was beginning to worry about my association with this forum.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Oh, it's an faq section that was added. Whew.....just glancing at it, I thought it was an fag section! I was beginning to worry about my association with this forum.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
no clubman only section......yet
 

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waaay better!

jc

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Hell yes keep the faq section. I have the only posting under technical.
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