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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:59 pm

After some feedback from other members, I have been thinking about dividing the DIY Guide section into categories.. Such as Interior, Exterior, Performance, Other etc as the number of DIY Guides in the one section is getting hard to search through.

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Postby arutha » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:08 pm

i think the DIY section needs to re organised and maybe even rewrite some of the more popular threads so they're all a little more streamlined. theres a guide to follow in the for sale section maybe something similar could be introduced for submitting DIY's

something like

mod:

aim of mod:

dificulty level / expected time to complete mod

tools needed

parts required

how to guide

any comments or tips for others

problem with a lot of the DIY's is that they dont really explain specficly whats required to perform the mod and a lot of users get sidetracked writting in ideas or comments half way through the how to rather than at the end where imo they should be so as not to confuse other people.

my 2 cents
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Postby tryg » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Arutha makes a good point.. I have been asked lots of times to explain what tools are required for XYZ mod.... would be a good thing to have a template.

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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:32 pm

Sounds like a plan, Stan.

I'll see what I can come up with next week, since I've got it off :)

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Postby Graham » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:02 pm

I like Adrian and Nic's ideas.

I would also suggest not stickying most of the DIYs, or only having the new ones stickied for say a month and then remove the sticky, or the uber popular ones which a great number of members have could stay as a sticky :P
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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:05 pm

Un-Sticky Tadz's DIYs he ripped off mine, and Sticky mine ;)

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Postby tryg » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:10 pm

no seriously, all the stickies are a pain...

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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:10 pm

Yeah I know... 3 pages worth

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Postby Graham » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:17 pm

Perhaps make an announcement in each new DIY board with a link to a DIY with a brief description. for example:

HOW TO: Remove Tail lights (Click here to go to guide)
HOW TO: Install Vortex Generator (Click here to go to guide)
HOW TO: Black out your front bumper (Click here to go to guide)

That way instead of a new user who may not be familiar navigating between pages and pages, they could go to one post, find what they want, click it and it will open in the same or a new window for them.

The post will need to be updated fairly regularly though.
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Postby arutha » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:37 pm

what about having say the 10 most popular DIY's from each section stickied at the top of their respective forums. ie

DIY Exterior
HOW to Remove Tail Lights
How to Black out front Lip

DIY Interior
How to carbon fibre wrap your trim

that way there would only be 10 stickies per forum and the rest would be normal threads. as a thread reaches more views than a sticky it replaces that sticky. it would mean someone would have to unsticky the DIY threads once a month but it would keep the most viewed/relevent DIY's at the top

i think the Admin team will probably be kept pretty busy if they want to keep the DIY section nice and tidy. there are a number of threads that are doubles on the same idea. you almost need an index to keep track on all the great help that can be found in that section. this is where a wiki could be usefull
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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:41 pm

Good ideas from all.

I will have a fiddle next week, and see what I come up with :)

And yes, there are a few too many of the one type... Air intakes mods come to mind *looks at at least 4*

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Postby arutha » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:42 pm

sweet as adrian. spose i better get off my ass and scan that sst guide so i can contribute a 'How to change your clutches on an SST' thread lol
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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:45 pm

LOL

Where did that guide come from? Mitsubishi themselves?

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Postby Deano1964 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:56 pm

I remember talking about a optimized ClubCJ for mobile devices etc...

Just logged into 'EvolutionM.net' Forums using my iPhone.
It seems they have done exactly that. A car forum, optimized for mobiles. Maybe something we can observe and take notes at how it works to maybe eventually implement something similar to ClubCJ!
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Postby SIR-VRX » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:57 pm

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