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    As more people post things on this forum I'm starting to see that some goo information could easily get lost in the shuffle and I've seen on other forums I was a part of in the past that they had a tab with a repository for information. Maybe we could do something similar here. I'm thinking of a tab that will take us to another page which will then have topics with posts that have been sticky'd or something like that. If you we wanted to get real fancy we could break it down a little further. Bike Maintenance, Modifications, Aftermarket parts installations, General info, etc... I imagine the limit would depend on how much space the mods want to take on on the web and how much time they are willing to invest in the organization of it all but in the end I think it would be a nice way to keep the really good stuff easily available so we can find the information again when we want to go back to it in the future. Just a thought.
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    Open to any and all ideas.
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    • #3
      My suggestion:

      Find a small panel of mechanically adept GW members who are willing to be on a committee to read, screen, and amend (to correct incorrect items and to get rid of idle chat) members posts that have technical value. The committee, after they agree, then submits the corrected post to the administrator who will put the post in a part of the forum that can be read but not commented on.

      I would also have an area for members to submit technical topics to be considered by this committee.

      Keep the committee members confidential to avoid personality issues. I would have 3 or 5 people with technical savy on the committee to discuss the topic on hand.

      If a reader has questions, they can start a post on the subject in the technical forum.

      I would have an area in the forum for technical advice divided into topics, like; electrical, tires, engine, drive train, routine maintenance, etc. Have a disclaimer and instructions for questions and/or construction comments to be posted in the technical forum referring to the post at the top as a sticky. Have each technical post titled and include a reference number (like 01-2014 = post 1 year 2014 then next year 01-2015) to catalog the post and for members to refer too. (Do NOT make it in the groups as groups are a little to difficult to access, going through several separate clicks to get there, that's why the groups are not that busy).

      A good place to start is the recent light bulb post, if its correct. Just take out the idle chatter....
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      • hparsons
        hparsons commented
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        Excellent suggestions!!

    • #4
      So, what is going to happen with this idea?
      2006 Titanium Level 3 'Wing with a few 'farkles. From Mesa, Az.
      My avatar is me from a recent summer ride in the Phoenix Az area:"Its a dry heat"

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      • #5
        We already have a Tech Discussion forum, so how can we implement within that framework?
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        • #6
          Stickys for condensed relevant topics.
          2006 Titanium Level 3 'Wing with a few 'farkles. From Mesa, Az.
          My avatar is me from a recent summer ride in the Phoenix Az area:"Its a dry heat"

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          • #7
            Stickys for each and every topic usually take up space and push any new posts further down the page which is the exact opposite of the reason for the repository in my opinion. The only way I could see this working would be a separate section in the site which would add bandwidth requirements (I think) and space required so it may not be doable. However, if its created, a tab at the top or a single sticky with links to all of the individual mods, maint articles, how to's etc... could be posted and just updated as things get added into the repository, wherever it is.
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