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davec73
09-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Just as it says a section for common modifications and repairs done to the mn 12.

KMT
09-28-2011, 08:49 PM
Sign up...use the Member Center and FAQs.

Also, search...the body of work here is good news, not bad :)

davec73
09-28-2011, 09:21 PM
Sign up...use the Member Center and FAQs.

Also, search...the body of work here is good news, not bad :)

My member number is only a few from yours. Last time I checked FAQ stands for frequently asked question. A how to write up has detailed instruction and pictures on how to do things like install headers, rear ends, bleed hydro brakes or do a double din installation for a head unit in a super coupe or xr7. I am going to do a "how to write up" on installing a double din gps nav head unit in my super coupe thats why I suggested a new section to be utilized specifically for things like this. You shouldnt have to look all over the site for stuff like this, I think adding a section like this for day to day things would be very helpful.

Mike8675309
09-28-2011, 09:40 PM
better would be a wiki for sccoa.
https://www.vaultwiki.org/

jdsgallops
09-29-2011, 11:29 AM
Having such a section would have saved me a ton of time in repairing my car. Please add th is feature for us new SC owners.

davec73
09-29-2011, 06:55 PM
I agree thats why I posted this poll lol. Would be for stickied write up how to posts only.

scskydivin
09-29-2011, 11:29 PM
I think it's a great idea.

davec73
09-29-2011, 11:48 PM
I think it's a great idea.

Admin or mods chime in anytime and let us know what you think

1QUICKDAD
09-30-2011, 01:39 AM
Sounds great!Would really help us guys that are still learning these beasts!!:cool:

davec73
09-30-2011, 07:22 AM
more veteran members chime in please!

nmcbchief
09-30-2011, 06:33 PM
I think it is a great idea. Instead of searching all over the place you could go to the "How To" section and find exactly what you need with step by step instructions and pictures. Awesome idea Dave. Keep up the good work!

Mike8675309
09-30-2011, 07:16 PM
The reason why I recommend a wiki over just people posting stuff, is because sometimes how you do it, and document it, doesn't mean that's the right way to do it. Nor if you find a different way to do it, should we end up with 4 different fully complete and documented articles.

Thus the idea of a wiki is folks could edit it as they find differences or add additional information that you found helpful but wasn't originally included.

davec73
09-30-2011, 09:44 PM
The reason why I recommend a wiki over just people posting stuff, is because sometimes how you do it, and document it, doesn't mean that's the right way to do it. Nor if you find a different way to do it, should we end up with 4 different fully complete and documented articles.

Thus the idea of a wiki is folks could edit it as they find differences or add additional information that you found helpful but wasn't originally included.

How do you even know the antiquated software of this site will support wiki? You can post replies to a stickied post and the author can go in and update the post. I get it though I have an idea to improve the site and you have a better one lol. I dont think it is a good idea to give just anyone the ability to edit or change posts especially stickied how to posts but to each there own.

nmcbchief
09-30-2011, 10:11 PM
Personally I would like to see different ways of doing things. Just because one way is easy for you may be difficult for me and vice versa.

talonhead
10-06-2011, 07:02 PM
.. If the How To- are in the form of an article (document), it can be locked. It would need to be "groomed". Changes/Updates/Additions could be submitted to the originator and then incorporated and re-submitted to the 'web master' for updating.
maybe a thread of approved "additions, notes etc." that have been submitted and attached by the webmaster.

Yeah, the wiki thing could lead to corruption of the original doc.
Just my .02.
MikeH

boogeyman
10-07-2011, 01:33 AM
as a new owner i think this would be great there are tons of things i just like to read about doing just so i have a grasp of how things need to be done on these cars. while searching is fine most of the time a dedicated section would condense and organize all the pertinant information needed and make things easier for all of us even the old timers cold just hit up the section and take a quick peek as a refresher

davec73
10-10-2011, 11:38 PM
to the top vote away please

DriftingThunder
10-10-2011, 11:46 PM
Write-ups and wikis are apples and oranges. Honestly we should be doing both! I'd rather read a write-up for specific procedures, testimonials, and that sort of thing. I'd rather run to a wiki for specific details and tidbits of information.

Mike8675309
10-11-2011, 10:03 AM
Yeah, the wiki thing could lead to corruption of the original doc.
Just my .02.
MikeH

Wiki's track versions, and only authorized editors are allowed. The problem with running through the originator of the doc is multi fold.
#1 - Originator may only known what they wrote based on their experience. If you know something different, how does the originator determine if it is valid or not?
#2 - Originator may no longer be available. Numerous folks have come and gone over time with the SCCOA.

Wiki's are a proven platform for groups to share information that can evolve over time.

talonhead
10-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Wiki's track versions, and only authorized editors are allowed. The problem with running through the originator of the doc is multi fold.
#1 - Originator may only known what they wrote based on their experience. If you know something different, how does the originator determine if it is valid or not?
#2 - Originator may no longer be available. Numerous folks have come and gone over time with the SCCOA.

Wiki's are a proven platform for groups to share information that can evolve over time.

Have to say, I don't know all That much about how wiki's operate. Thats why the "authorized add-ons/ additions thread.
I think that properly put together it/they would be valueble tools.
MikeH

davec73
10-11-2011, 10:38 PM
Guys lets get this thing back on track, I havnt asked who wants wiki just about a how to write up section. I know ther has to be more than 15 members that have a voice of wether they want a how to write up section to limit the time searching for simple to custom modifications for our cars on this site.

Mike8675309
10-11-2011, 11:51 PM
The problem is, there is absolutely nothing keeping someone from writing up a how to article and having it posted into the FAQ section. There already are some articles like that. So how would a how to section differ from people posting things for the FAQ?

davec73
10-12-2011, 12:21 AM
The problem is, there is absolutely nothing keeping someone from writing up a how to article and having it posted into the FAQ section. There already are some articles like that. So how would a how to section differ from people posting things for the FAQ?

I dont get why you are trying to make this more complex than what it is mike! A faq thread is for FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS not an entire documented pictorial thread of somone completing a simple or complex job on one of these cars. Moderators and administrators can move the more detailed threads from the faq section to the how to write up section. My suggestion was only to make the site more user freindly faqs are as out dated and unused as versions of DOS. I am a member on several other forums and they all have how to write up sections, they are far more user freindly than the current system we have on this site. A wiki search has nothing to do with a section for detailed threads on procedures it has to do with searching for things. This is not a debate thread on the best way to do things but I can obviously see that you are the no vote on this poll so you have said your peice and I appreciate all of your input but as I said before this isnt a debate its a yes or no.

Mike8675309
10-12-2011, 07:27 AM
I wasn't aware I was making it more complicated. There are at least 16 forums where members can post technical information, including any walk through of repairs they might want to post.

On the face of the original post, there is little merit to adding yet another forum, for members to post only walk throughs. Thus the thought of any discussion is to flesh out what the benefit would be for yet another forum. I looked at what the problem is with the current options, and how you might work around them. The specific issue of things change over time. Part Numbers, preferred methods, and overall approach for various repairs can change over time (for example, rebuilding the 5 speed shifter).

If anything, the idea of people actually taking time to document some of the repairs they do to share it is great, but it doesn't really happen at any large volume. Changing that is the real challenge. For example, we gained a Tuning forum only after a good 12-18 months of tuning specific posting being done, and a number of individuals actively promoting the idea based on that volume.

davec73
10-12-2011, 06:31 PM
Its an idea to make searching easier through the hard work and documentation of people who want to help others, I know because I have done several how to tutorials and write ups on different procedures like changing the dash in my 05 f150 and adding a kickstart to an electric start honda trx450r and all of the threads were updated by me as time has gone on and new ideas for making the process easier has surfaced. I guess if your against it your against it, to each there own.

Plat0ribs
10-17-2011, 12:06 PM
This is a terrific idea IMHO! It seems as if because it's so hard to do most of the stuff on these cars the old-timers feel learning how to maintain is like paying your dues... But I would love to have a DIY thread for all the services necessary to keep these cars on the road.