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Old 07-01-2004, 02:06 PM
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Hmmm

Interesting idea, a diesel DIY forum, that the moderators can store and we can view and search but not post in.
I like it.


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Would it make sense to create another forum to move the key posts to? I've done that on other forums and it is very helpful.

Move the best post about the ALDA there, a post about turbo adjustment, suspension bushings, manual transmission swap info, egr cleaning/blocking, shifter bushings, sunroof lube, diesel purge, radiator neck, oil lines, engine mount replacement, finding replacement dash/console wood, leaky trunk gasket fix, self leveling suspension fixes, Tex vs. Leather, normal gas mileage, flex disk replacement, valve adjustment howto, injection timing, year engine changes, etc.

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Old 07-01-2004, 02:22 PM
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Didn't someone try to start something like this about 6 months ago?

They had some archives from before the start of this forum as well.
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Old 07-01-2004, 03:12 PM
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A FAQ or DIY section would be a great help. I intend to someday create my website - right now it's still just a photo repository, but I've been saving some of my posts to make some HTML pages. I also get tired of writing the same thing over & over, if I do the website, I can say "just click HERE and read it carefully - don't ask me any questions that are answered in the text, but you can ask stuff that's not in there..."

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Old 07-01-2004, 08:49 PM
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Come on you guys like talking.
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Old 07-01-2004, 09:12 PM
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I've been trying to do that for a year, but he won't leave the farm.

Rick, don't start a fued, he's already committed to my house this Saturday. Perhaps on the way back to TX, he can stop in Tampa and help you out.
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Old 07-01-2004, 09:26 PM
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I have an idea. If it's not too difficult, why not have some sort of "search" counter for new members before they can actually ask what diesel means? Sort of to make sure they try and search......just kidding.

I do not care if they search or not, it's their loss if they miss out on some of the more senior members posts.

I for one, would rather a guy with 1598 posts answer a question, than a guy who has 127 posts under his belt over the last 6 weeks......
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A FAQ or DIY section would be a great help.
I have been running a good many searches on this board and have run across mention of a FAQ some folks were supposed to be working on. I can't find any results of this effort.

There was another mention of coding threads with YID for informative DIY threads.

My thought was to post a thread where the first post was the table of content of the factory service manuals. Other people could post links to threads and code them by the table of contents. The links could be added to first thread and it would form an index to this forum. Hard to explain, easy to do.

Things change.
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Old 07-02-2004, 07:30 AM
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[i]I for one, would rather a guy with 1598 posts answer a question, than a guy who has 127 posts under his belt over the last 6 weeks...... [/B]
Careful, there is such a thing as quality over quantity. A lot of posters just like to run up their "post numbers". Check other boards. Not a problem on this board from what I can tell. But I have seen posts from guys that clearly know what they are doing and don't have high numbers.

Another list I was on had a guy that just liked to see his name come up. Responded and started an arguement on nearly every topic because he was an antagonist. Sad part is that he had some decent knowledge but no one listened after a while.
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:18 AM
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Alan, you have no idea what you are talking about.....

I see your point, but I still say you miss out on a lot of stuff if you don't search FIRST.

Have a great day.
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:19 AM
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If you want to see an example of guys who just post for the hell of it, go to the open discussion forum.
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:03 PM
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Getting sidetracked by something else. :rolleyes:

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One of the problems with doing a search that I always have, be it here or the TDI Forum, is getting sidetracked by something else.
Searching for other information, I end up reading this thread. LOL

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