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Old 29-07-2014   #1
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Restarting the Members Car Count

Well just been looking through the Members car count thread and have seen that in the past it was discussed to re-start the list every year to make sure its up to date/true to a certain degree.

What do you guys think about this?
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Re: Restarting the Members Car Count

There so seem to be a lot of people who pop up, look all enthusiastic , then sell and/or vanish again almost immediately.

On that basis it would be a good idea to delete anything which is out of date - how easy is it to pm all the people on the list & collate a new one?

I move that @homeward gets the casting vote if he's going to do all the work potentially.

By the way, Panto hasn't quite got onto my list - maybe if he's added, he will consider this home & arrive shortly.
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Depends if people will admit in public how many they actually have
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Re: Restarting the Members Car Count

Ideally, it would be good to have a locked sticky that only ever has one post -- or a normal (unlocked) one where the membership list is confined to the first post: and people can comment, and let us know they've got (another) Panda in the succeeding posts, as per a normal thread.

The current set-up is cumbersome (especially in its repetition); and, although it works well (simply and easily) with people letting me know when they acquire a Panda (as recent activity has shown); as @Palio says, they're not quite so efficient when they bugger off...!

The problem with such a set-up is that it needs moderator-level access to keep editing that first post; and, although -- because I'm part of the Events Teams (because I set up Midlands Italia) -- I can PM up to 150 people at a time (i.e. take care of the admin side -- although I already have issues with keeping the size of my mailbox down (oo-er)), I can imagine it's going to be hell keeping tabs on everyone -- even as, say, an annual exercise: where I give you a month to confirm that you still own the car(s). And -- of course -- I'm not a mod!

Another issue is that it seems a bit of overkill to PM everyone: when some members are highly active on here, and actively document the work on their cars. But I see no way around this. The main question, therefore -- apart from me being willing to take on the grief that comes with this (and I was seriously thinking of passing on my MI responsibilities, because of my health) -- is everyone's willingness to respond to an annual audit (although I haven't yet got it clear in my head how I would carry that out...).

These are just thoughts, at the moment; and I'm open to suggestions as to how we take this forward....
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Ideally, it would be good to have a locked sticky that only ever has one post -- or a normal (unlocked) one where the membership list is confined to the first post: and people can comment, and let us know they've got (another) Panda in the succeeding posts, as per a normal thread.

The current set-up is cumbersome (especially in its repetition); and, although it works well (simply and easily) with people letting me know when they acquire a Panda (as recent activity has shown); as @Palio says, they're not quite so efficient when they bugger off...!

The problem with such a set-up is that it needs moderator-level access to keep editing that first post; and, although -- because I'm part of the Events Teams (because I set up Midlands Italia) -- I can PM up to 150 people at a time (i.e. take care of the admin side -- although I already have issues with keeping the size of my mailbox down (oo-er)), I can imagine it's going to be hell keeping tabs on everyone -- even as, say, an annual exercise: where I give you a month to confirm that you still own the car(s). And -- of course -- I'm not a mod!

Another issue is that it seems a bit of overkill to PM everyone: when some members are highly active on here, and actively document the work on their cars. But I see no way around this. The main question, therefore -- apart from me being willing to take on the grief that comes with this (and I was seriously thinking of passing on my MI responsibilities, because of my health) -- is everyone's willingness to respond to an annual audit (although I haven't yet got it clear in my head how I would carry that out...).

These are just thoughts, at the moment; and I'm open to suggestions as to how we take this forward....
One post is much betterer if it can be done - we don't need 301 posts when only the last one is up to date. I appreciate the issues with a locked thread though!

As it's a big task why not flip it & post a message on this section saying to confirm you want to stay on the list & all up to date. Anyone who doesn't respond in a month is exterminated (or similar) on the basis they don't have the car or don't visit the section. They can always be added later - simples?
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Re: Restarting the Members Car Count

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One post is much betterer if it can be done - we don't need 301 posts when only the last one is up to date. I appreciate the issues with a locked thread though!

As it's a big task why not flip it & post a message on this section saying to confirm you want to stay on the list & all up to date. Anyone who doesn't respond in a month is exterminated (or similar) on the basis they don't have the car or don't visit the section. They can always be added later - simples?
Sounds like a good plan! I was actually thinking looking at the list the other day that I havent seen posts from a lot of the members listed there. Would be nice to see an up to date and accurate current members list
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As it's a big task why not flip it & post a message on this section saying to confirm you want to stay on the list & all up to date. Anyone who doesn't respond in a month is exterminated (or similar) on the basis they don't have the car or don't visit the section. They can always be added later - simples?
This is a very good idea...!

Easiest way is probably to change each owner's name in the current thread into a mention (although you can't do this in numbered lists... -- I tried...), along with the warning. I would still like one post, though, rather than the repetitive mess it is, at the moment....

@Freebo; @Dragon Man...?
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Right I'm on it
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@homeward if you can post up a new reply every time the list is updated I can delete the old ones so the up to date is is always the second post in the thread
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Re: Restarting the Members Car Count

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One post is much betterer if it can be done - we don't need 301 posts when only the last one is up to date. I appreciate the issues with a locked thread though!

As it's a big task why not flip it & post a message on this section saying to confirm you want to stay on the list & all up to date. Anyone who doesn't respond in a month is exterminated (or similar) on the basis they don't have the car or don't visit the section. They can always be added later - simples?
Love that people are being exterminated - an expression not used enough I feel!

Good works guys :thumbup:
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