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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:08 am

+1 on the avatars, but I'm sure the mods are all over it because this place rules.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:12 am

One thing that came to mind is the vendor neutral stance of this lovely forum... where does the money come from for hosting? Is it purely an out of pocket expense, or is it going to somehow become revenue neutral/positive via sales, referrals, etc?

Only asking, not to be nosy, but, because if it's 100% out of pocket expenses for time to moderate/hosting expenses then perhaps we can set up a voluntary PayPal donation to keep up the hosting? I for one would be willing to contribute some cash for a vendor neutral resource where I can find amazing info and referrals without fear of Host reprisal... :hide:
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby Mcstiff » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:28 am

PRY4SNO wrote:One thing that came to mind is the vendor neutral stance of this lovely forum... where does the money come from for hosting? Is it purely an out of pocket expense, or is it going to somehow become revenue neutral/positive via sales, referrals, etc?

Only asking, not to be nosy, but, because if it's 100% out of pocket expenses for time to moderate/hosting expenses then perhaps we can set up a voluntary PayPal donation to keep up the hosting? I for one would be willing to contribute some cash for a vendor neutral resource where I can find amazing info and referrals without fear of Host reprisal... :hide:


I know other forums (pirate4x4, colorado4x4) which have similar programs set up giving contributors an icon next to their username and perhaps a private forum or other benefits (custom username subtitles etc).
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby loxxrider » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:50 am

I do like that kind of idea as well. I'd imagine the featured shops are sharing the expense in some way or another, but that is purely speculation.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby Marc » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:54 am

PRY4SNO wrote:One thing that came to mind is the vendor neutral stance of this lovely forum... where does the money come from for hosting? Is it purely an out of pocket expense, or is it going to somehow become revenue neutral/positive via sales, referrals, etc?

Only asking, not to be nosy, but, because if it's 100% out of pocket expenses for time to moderate/hosting expenses then perhaps we can set up a voluntary PayPal donation to keep up the hosting? I for one would be willing to contribute some cash for a vendor neutral resource where I can find amazing info and referrals without fear of Host reprisal... :hide:



the forum is on my servers, but I dont want your money.

I want your responses and your knowledge on build threads. How other forums started, and how this one is going to stay.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:18 am

:metoo: Exactly what Marc said. I originally hosted the site on my server but we decided to move it to his to have something a bit more stable. I am willing to eat some costs to keep the site running, and I know Marc and Hank feel the same way. Regardless of where it is hosted or who is paying for it, it will always be free to the community. All you need to contribute is content!
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Postby amd is the best » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:20 am

We buy parts too of course ;)
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:29 am

amd is the best wrote:We buy parts too of course ;)


Of course :)
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:05 am

frostyflax17 wrote:can we enable scripts so that i can "center" some stuff in my signature? ie [CENTER] [/CENTER]

i just wanted to center my picture and the saying at the bottom

or will that make it kinda messy?


Sorry, not willing to allow users to play with the formatting like that. That could get messy.
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Postby frostyflax17 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:32 pm

understandable, i'll get used to it lol
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:26 pm

Any way that you could add a preview text box for when you pause the cursor on the thread title? I really like that feature on Audizine so if you read something in the first paragraph that's uninteresting you don't have to load and then back out of the thread.
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Postby loxxrider » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:59 pm

I like that too, especially when I'm in Saudi where every click saved counts.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby speeding-g60 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:04 pm

how about a DIY section? i did some things that could be there ;)
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Postby loxxrider » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:33 pm

I'll second that. I have a few DIY's I'd like to transfer over.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:32 pm

Not sure if this is my browser or privacy settings or such, but I've read the big 'welcome' message from Hank and it's still in a banner on every PP page I load. Just sayin'
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:40 pm

Yeah its pinned on the site for now.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby 85oceanic » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:21 pm

You know what we need? A tasteful die cut PJP sticker so we can represent! :P
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:35 am

avatars now work, FYI
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby ringbearer » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:46 am

This may have been asked before but if you could add "View new posts" and/or "View unread posts" at the bottom of each page next to "Board Index", "Subscribe Topic", "Bookmark Topic" that would save some clicks. And add a view first unread in the preferences menu (if there is one) or add it somewhere in title as a clickable option to avoid having to select it after you open the thread. Ask me if I'm not making sense, I need more sleep.

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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:15 am

I just changed it to automatically go to the first unread when you click the topic link.

FYI It was a clickable option before, you need to click on the little orange icon to the left of the thread.
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby ringbearer » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:33 am

Cool
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Postby mushasho » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:37 am

EDIGREG wrote:I just changed it to automatically go to the first unread when you click the topic link.

FYI It was a clickable option before, you need to click on the little orange icon to the left of the thread.


Much better... thanks!
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby loxxrider » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:02 am

How about we get the classifieds and maybe the off topic out of the "new threads" thing?
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby EDIGREG » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:32 pm

loxxrider wrote:How about we get the classifieds and maybe the off topic out of the "new threads" thing?


What is the "new threads thing"? :huh:
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Re: Forum Suggestions...

Postby Wheeljack » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:07 pm

He means to filter those subforums from being included in the 'new threads' list. Keeps the 'noise' down for people wanting to bypass non-technical content on the main page. It's been discussed on MG, but never really came to fruition. The thought is if you want to buy or sell or engage in random banter, you will just navigate directly to those areas.

It's a little different here since there isn't a landing page with latest posts (yet?), but same idea nevertheless.
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