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So what will the point of the Classic Panda section be then? What Threads we suppost to have if it can't be about our car(s)

The impending doom of the Classic Panda section
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So what will the point of the Classic Panda section be then? What Threads we suppost to have if it can't be about our car(s)

The impending doom of the Classic Panda section
what we used to use it for before the spammers, how to fix things, telling people how to fix things. what parts are n so on
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what we used to use it for before the spammers, how to fix things, telling people how to fix things. what parts are n so on
Dave,

The Panda section's a community, not just an on-line Haynes manual.

I don't like being labelled a spammer just because every post I make isn't related to track rod ends.

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Oh, how great that will be. A forum on how to fix things. Will make our cars, Classic Panda's, and Fiats in general (assuming this is going to be happening in every section) look like **** heaps.

Whats the point in that then?

So whats the point in the thing you click when you make a thread saying if its Technical or General etc? I thought that system was there to help filter out stuff. Why these people who have been complaining about general threads not been told to go off and use this screening feature?

Seems some things haven't been thought out compleatly from my point of view and that this is going to affect the majority of posters in this section.
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Oh, how great that will be. A forum on how to fix things. Will make our cars, Classic Panda's, and Fiats in general (assuming this is going to be happening in every section) look like **** heaps.

Whats the point in that then?

So whats the point in the thing you click when you make a thread saying if its Technical or General etc? I thought that system was there to help filter out stuff. Why these people who have been complaining about general threads not been told to go off and use this screening feature?

Seems some things haven't been thought out compleatly from my point of view and that this is going to affect the majority of posters in this section.
maybe you should have took notice off the offtopic smilie when it was used, instead of having a go at the person who posted it then maybe the spam would have kept under control
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Having just been in MM i notice that ban has prefixed. Maybe another box on the side showing threads prefixed accordingly, like AW?
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Lots of good points here...A bit of fine tuning me thinks!!!

As has been said before...some discussion before hand would have been good...People will always find change difficult, but involve them and "hey presto" everyone wants to help and gets a lovely warm glow doing it!!!!

Plus people come up with great ideas....Hmmm...Plugs right this is a community...and MEP could have just hit the nail on the head if this community dies!! JUST how to fix things and what parts what???!!!..Zzzzzzzzz....

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I don't have a classic Panda but regularly come here. It's much more friendly in the classic section than the nuovo section.

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A lot of confusion going on here - an MM thread is just a single thread on which to show off your car. Discussion about your car doesnt need to be kept exclusively to it - thats what the general tag is for.

Take a look at any of the other sections, they dont have the issues you forsee.

The issue we *do* have now is that if you want to keep discussion to MM threads, there is no way to know they have been updated. This is a valid concern.

However, for every problem there is a solution, and usually one which gives greater benefit over the original method.

So let's do this - I'll write a new plug in for the top of the forum (just above the thread listing) that shows the last 4 (or 5 depending on space) updated Panda MM threads, along with a thumbnail of each car (as long as the gallery has been used to upload the photos, this can be automated) - this will be bold or not based on whether you have already read it.

How about that?
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I like the first two lines of your comment there Ben.....What a shame this was not pointed out by others because the picture that was painted was NOT that..Perhaps if it was all this could have been sorted sooooo much easier!!..The keyword is respect and i thankyou Ben for showing us that in your replies...So i take it that we can continue to "Chat".."Show pic's of days out"..."Pandas we see on holiday"...etc etc...with a "General prefix"...

New mod eh?????....Go on Ben spill the beans. Or shall we start a thread about that with betting attached....

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Re: Forum rules....

Ok chaps, for the meantime until I get back off my holidays, I've added a link to the very top of the forum which takes you directly to all filtered Classic Panda MM threads. This will of course be replaced by the new photo bar when I get it done, but for now it should make things a bit easier.

As we mentioned before, the Auction Watch threads are now down the right, and clicking on the ebay logo takes you to the filtered Auction Watch thread where you will see just Classic Panda.

As for chatting - I won't lie, ideally we'd like chat kept to LL so everyone can join in, however even I realise sometimes you prefer to share just with your bonded mates, so can see why sometimes it would be kept to Panda only.

I guess the easy answer is - if its Panda related, it goes in the Panda section as general. If its about an event (which hasnt happened) please post it in events, so it can go on the map and more people could get a chance to come. "Here is my new car / big change" Members Motors would be nice, "I just changed the bolts to square instead of hexagonal" - well, I guess we'll let that stay in Panda

If its general chat, we'd like it if you could put it in LL - however if you really dont want to, then so be it - but a few LL threads now and then would be nice

It's appreciated the Classic Panda community here is a very special 'gift' to the forum and we really don't want to destroy that, however I hope a few simple changes (with as much comprimise as possible) will help make the forum a much better place for everyone.



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As we mentioned before, the Auction Watch threads are now down the right, and clicking on the ebay logo takes you to the filtered Auction Watch thread where you will see just Classic Panda.
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Fantastic....Ben! Great news.... You will find most "chit chat" in our section is Panda related....

Well done with all the stuff you have done....

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The issue we *do* have now is that if you want to keep discussion to MM threads, there is no way to know they have been updated. This is a valid concern.
apart form 2 mouse clicks to the nn section an see whats bold
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Well yes, but that's 2 mouse clicks more than it took before
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I like the first two lines of your comment there Ben.....What a shame this was not pointed out by others because the picture that was painted was NOT that..Perhaps if it was all this could have been sorted sooooo much easier!!..The keyword is respect and i thankyou Ben for showing us that in your replies...So i take it that we can continue to "Chat".."Show pic's of days out"..."Pandas we see on holiday"...etc etc...with a "General prefix"...

New mod eh?????....Go on Ben spill the beans. Or shall we start a thread about that with betting attached....

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Oh, how great that will be. A forum on how to fix things. Will make our cars, Classic Panda's, and Fiats in general (assuming this is going to be happening in every section) look like **** heaps.

Whats the point in that then?

So whats the point in the thing you click when you make a thread saying if its Technical or General etc? I thought that system was there to help filter out stuff. Why these people who have been complaining about general threads not been told to go off and use this screening feature?

Seems some things haven't been thought out compleatly from my point of view and that this is going to affect the majority of posters in this section.
plenty of chat goes on in the other sections but based around the main purpose of the section.that is the model

heres another section you may want to visit https://www.fiatforum.com/site-ideas/

ive not been online so much lately so im just catching up with whats been going on myself however i think some of the pandaers could give things a chance
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