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SAAC Forum => SAAC Forum Requests => Topic started by: 2112 on January 20, 2018, 01:56:00 PM

Title: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 20, 2018, 01:56:00 PM
I would like to start a suggestion thread;

I suggest that when you post a comment, you get to immediately see the comments in the thread in which it was posted.

This is opposed to having your post load then having the thread close and you get booted to the forum category that the thread is located in.

With the new method, you can catch your typos quickly and make corrections, or maybe you would notice your single paragraph is a full length page of information and is hard to read so you could return to break it into true paragraph format to facilitate reading and comprehension.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 20, 2018, 02:00:57 PM
Another suggestion. Maybe a 5-10 minute window to make corrections without the post modified tag getting attached.

Not sure where it is now, but since you have to reload the page to read your post, it seems like it is about 60 seconds before editing gets tagged.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: JD on January 20, 2018, 02:22:40 PM
I think there are settings in your Profile setup pages that lets you go to the post after you've made it.

 Also there is a Preview button when you are creating a post/reply to proof you postings.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 20, 2018, 06:23:22 PM
Thanks JD.

I knew about preview but not the profile settings, that is automatic on all the other sites I visit.

Edit; it took a few minutes but works now, thanks JD
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 20, 2018, 06:36:42 PM
Another feature I like on the other forums I visit is that under each member's name is their location.

Nothing specific, usually just a city or state, sometimes a country outside the U.S.,  somtmes something snarky.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: J_Speegle on January 20, 2018, 10:12:31 PM
Any chance of turning spelling help feature of the software?  Know I can always use the help and it would help reduce the editing of the post which happens for me way too often

Thanks
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 20, 2018, 10:26:24 PM
Any chance of turning spelling help feature of the software?  Know I can always use the help and it would help reduce the editing of the post which happens for me way too often

Thanks

Eye here yu Jeff.

I kant splell wurth a chit.

Chris ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Shelby_r_b on January 20, 2018, 11:57:59 PM
Any chance of turning spelling help feature of the software?  Know I can always use the help and it would help reduce the editing of the post which happens for me way too often

Thanks

Eye here yu Jeff.

I kant splell wurth a chit.

 ;D

Its only funny, because this is me to a T!!

Chris ;D
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Bossbill on January 21, 2018, 02:52:16 PM
One thread for all topics of a specific nature or item.

We don't need 20 or 30 threads all asking about yellow top coils, their markings, and so on.
If the thread detail is specific to certain years (carbs or intakes, for instance) then there would be one thread for each year.

New threads on the same topic should be merged into existing threads.

I'd rather wade through 20 pages of one thread than 20 different threads with duplicate data regurgitated ... again and again and again.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 21, 2018, 03:40:25 PM
One thread for all topics of a specific nature or item.

We don't need 20 or 30 threads all asking about yellow top coils, their markings, and so on.
If the thread detail is specific to certain years (carbs or intakes, for instance) then there would be one thread for each year.

New threads on the same topic should be merged into existing threads.

I'd rather wade through 20 pages of one thread than 20 different threads with duplicate data regurgitated ... again and again and again.

Something like that take dedication from the Mods. Policing every post and moving or merging is time consuming. Any volunteers, Bossbill? You up to it?

I will gladly help out given the chance, count me in.

I know Jeff and Charles(+ others??) do a great job on CMF.

Chris
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 21, 2018, 05:44:34 PM
At the bottom of each page, it would be great to have a "to the top" button.

We had one before, but it would be even better if it took us high enough on the page that we can click on the unread posts button.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Chris Thauberger on January 21, 2018, 06:32:32 PM
At the bottom of each page, it would be great to have a "to the top" button.

We had one before, but it would be even better if it took us high enough on the page that we can click on the unread posts button.

Click in the blue circle. That will take you back to the top.

(http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/178-210118183043.png)
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 21, 2018, 06:35:14 PM
Thanks

I modify my suggestion to having an "unread posts" or "what's new" button on the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: computerworks on January 21, 2018, 08:35:27 PM
At the bottom of each page, it would be great to have a "to the top" button.


I added "Go Up" and Go Down" links at the top and bottom of topic pages...that may help
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 2112 on January 22, 2018, 12:57:14 AM
At the bottom of each page, it would be great to have a "to the top" button.


I added "Go Up" and Go Down" links at the top and bottom of topic pages...that may help

Thank you. 👍
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Bossbill on January 22, 2018, 04:46:45 PM
One thread for all topics of a specific nature or item.

We don't need 20 or 30 threads all asking about yellow top coils, their markings, and so on.
If the thread detail is specific to certain years (carbs or intakes, for instance) then there would be one thread for each year.

New threads on the same topic should be merged into existing threads.

I'd rather wade through 20 pages of one thread than 20 different threads with duplicate data regurgitated ... again and again and again.

Something like that take dedication from the Mods. Policing every post and moving or merging is time consuming. Any volunteers, Bossbill? You up to it?

I will gladly help out given the chance, count me in.

I know Jeff and Charles(+ others??) do a great job on CMF.

Chris

This is a two part task. The users have to be made aware of the policy and know that it will be enforced. As well, a thread (or series of threads, one for each major model) needs to be created where users can advise the mods of duplicate threads and offer up suggestions as to placement.
"Will the mods please combine threads 'Coil colors' (postid xxxxx) with 'What spray paint can I use to paint my coil?' (post xxxx1)?"

On the enforcement end, I'm good with helping out. One shouldn't complain unless one wishes to be part of the solution.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: NC TRACKRAT on February 10, 2018, 09:35:25 AM
Will we eventually be able to have a Reference Photo section like before?  It would help if it were set up by year/s, then sub-topics like: drivetrain, suspension, interior, exterior, etc.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: CharlesTurner on February 12, 2018, 09:53:24 AM

This is a two part task. The users have to be made aware of the policy and know that it will be enforced. As well, a thread (or series of threads, one for each major model) needs to be created where users can advise the mods of duplicate threads and offer up suggestions as to placement.
"Will the mods please combine threads 'Coil colors' (postid xxxxx) with 'What spray paint can I use to paint my coil?' (post xxxx1)?"

On the enforcement end, I'm good with helping out. One shouldn't complain unless one wishes to be part of the solution.

On concoursmustang.com, Jeff does most of the moving/sorting and will leave a link where the original topic was posted.  This is done to make finding previously posted topics easier.  It's too much to ask for someone to go back and search for something like 'coil colors' and then combine all previous posts into one.  It would be an all day job to keep it to that level.

I'm not aware of much of that having happened here in the past, mostly just moving for sale or wanted items to the correct sub-forum.

Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Bigfoot on February 12, 2018, 10:57:46 AM

I think we could add back the SAAC 33 -SAAC 40ish area to post year appropriate photos of the conventions.
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Richstang on February 12, 2018, 11:22:36 AM

I think we could add back the SAAC 33 -SAAC 40ish area to post year appropriate photos of the conventions.

Yes please, what Biggie said!
I'll help by posting some of those photos back to those threads. Maybe others will even add some new ones...
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: computerworks on February 12, 2018, 11:36:31 AM

I think we could add back the SAAC 33 -SAAC 40ish area to post year appropriate photos of the conventions.

That's next on the list....
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: Bigfoot on February 12, 2018, 04:47:27 PM
Great
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on February 12, 2018, 07:48:39 PM
Will we eventually be able to have a Reference Photo section like before?  It would help if it were set up by year/s, then sub-topics like: drivetrain, suspension, interior, exterior, etc.
That might be as easy as adding a sticky at the beginning of each years forum for detail/concours photos ONLY
Title: Re: Suggestions
Post by: J_Speegle on February 16, 2018, 01:04:15 AM
Will we eventually be able to have a Reference Photo section like before?  It would help if it were set up by year/s, then sub-topics like: drivetrain, suspension, interior, exterior, etc.
That might be as easy as adding a sticky at the beginning of each years forum for detail/concours photos ONLY

The challenge may be the oversight of that sort of a section since not all pictures that are offered may in fact be up to the current levels or after a year or more no longer be. Something that also goes along with this is someone posting a picture of a detail but the picture includes (for example) multiple details not correct of original.  Some other site just have a reference library but offer a warning that not all details, pictures and cars continued within are original, correct or should be copied if .....

Another byproduct is the production of cookie - cutter cars rather than ones that reflect the range and scope covered when observing a group of these cars.


Just thinking out loud before its anyone specific car or picture