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Old 07-31-2021, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Update EM site/forum? Specific ideas.

This is a little presumptive of me, but I want to create this thread to crowd source SPECIFIC & WORKABLE ideas and resources for updating the EM site/forums if the owners wanted to update it. (I am not an owner, btw, I am just a 10-year member making myself very comfortable, lol.)

What are your ideas for software, content, organization, appearance...?

The inspiration for this thread comes from discussion today on the "Is ecomodder dying/dead?" thread.

A change (very minor) I suggest would be to the description of ecomodding so it is less narrowly about ICE drivetrains only but might also include EVs and such...

Current language below the ecomodder.com banner:
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Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by fuel economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to squeeze every penny out of the pumps. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.
A suggested modest revision (my changes shown in bold):
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Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by efficiency and economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to go as far as possible as inexpensively as possible. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.
Very minor, but there are bigger ideas... your thoughts?

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Old 07-31-2021, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Truck forum and and electric car forum.
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It'd be nice to be able to sort pictures and move them from album to album. But that would depend on how they are stored and referenced.
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Truck forum and and electric car forum.
EV forum...

There is a "Fossil Fuel Free" forum, but I agree that the should be a separate EV forum or sub-forum. EV technology seems to be quite different than stuff like biodiesel.

Truck forum...

I also agree there should be a separate truck forum. There's a big difference in modifying a people (person) hauling car and a vehicle designed to haul firewood, lumber and fire going off-road.
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EV forum...

There is a "Fossil Fuel Free" forum, but I agree that the should be a separate EV forum or sub-forum. EV technology seems to be quite different than stuff like biodiesel.

Truck forum...

I also agree there should be a separate truck forum. There's a big difference in modifying a people (person) hauling car and a vehicle designed to haul firewood, lumber and fire going off-road.
Could put the Truck forum under the Unicorn Corral
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Could put the Truck forum under the Unicorn Corral
Haha. But seriously, lots of people NEED trucks for work. A forum for ecomodding trucks could include things like the buy a trailer thread, EV conversions, and ways to make them more economical and cleaner. Importantly, it might also bring new members with know how and interest in more ecological transportation. I see nothing but wins. And the aerocap threads and prius truck threads have been awesome.
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I'd be posting stuff like this:

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I'd be posting stuff like this:

Do you get paid to post air-cooled VW content?
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