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RandomFact314 07-22-2009 01:58 AM

Suggestion to
Ok so you know I recently started the "Top 10" thread and it was already being worked on. And I am just trying to think of how may be able to be a just a little more than the very simple (not that I'm complaining at all) website that it is.

So my suggestion is, when I was REALLY into my Fiero I used to go to a certain website that had a very small section of wallpapers that were about the Fiero. Maybe Ecomodder can have something like that? Just a small section of wallpapers (since lets face it, we all want one right?) and they can be made up of pics the users of this site created? They can be like wallpapers, or Hypermiling wallpapers, exc... ?

Think this is a good idea?

Think we could use a chat room for quick help on how to set up or calibrate vacuum gauges, MPGuinos, Kiwis, ScanGaugeIIs?

Maybe you can comment and tell about any changes you think Ecomodder should have in your opinion? Or maybe you like it the simple website it is?

blueflame 07-22-2009 08:06 AM

I find using archives(search) to get specific info a drag as you need to read all the filler in between the good stuff.

This is with all forums.

The face cream ad makes me spend too much on cosmetics.

McTimson 07-22-2009 11:39 PM

Personally, I think a better solution is to just have one thread, preferably some sort of sticky, designated to each of those things. I don't think there's a need to create a whole new section for wallpapers when the forum is already designed to properly show images. vBulletin has become pretty versatile in what it can do with forums, and I feel that adding separate sections is kind of a waste of resources, especially for a forum like this. If it were a 100k+ member forum, then going through one thread of pictures would take a while, but this is a smaller forum, and I wouldn't expect a wallpaper thread to get too big, at least not for a while.

The chat room idea is great for the first time somebody gets help setting up their gauge, but when the 5th person needs help with the same thing, it ends up being better suited for a forum topic/sticky, not a chat room discussion. If somebody were willing to wait in a chat room for someone to have a problem setting up something like that, I'm sure they'd be just as willing to make a new sticky about how to do it, so that people can learn how to do it without needing to ask for the help. Sure, it'd be great to not have to go through all the extra info in a thread to find the stuff you need, but if you need the information, and nobody's in the chat room, then you have to go through it anyway. Creating a sticky for calibration of those things (or any other DIY/HowTo, for that matter), or incorporating the wiki sounds like a better option to me.

That being said, I'm not opposed to a chat room - just opposed to a chat room with the intentions of providing technical help, as I really do feel that a forum environment is better for that, to get the most outside help possible.

RandomFact314 07-23-2009 04:51 PM

Well its not like I was saying that Ecomodder sucks because its lacking these features, I was just saying that it might be a little useful to have a chat room and I think a really small section of wall papers would be nice too. I love Ecomodder

SVOboy 07-23-2009 04:56 PM

It is difficult to add a bunch of things and make the site navigateable. Right now we need to do some serious work on making the site easier to understand and use, before we go and make it more complicated

RandomFact314 07-23-2009 05:14 PM

Yeah I know they were just ideas. I didn't mean to start anything big

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