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Old 18-08-2011   #31
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

If we had one specific "Tuning/Customisation" section for all the Fiat models, we'd need to find a moderator for it who had some knowledge of tuning on all those models.

It's difficult enough finding moderators for the individual sections, a multi model moderator would probably be immposible to find.
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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Short memory Dave?
i cant remember one, i think tech talk may may been it for a day?
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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If we had one specific "Tuning/Customisation" section for all the Fiat models, we'd need to find a moderator for it who had some knowledge of tuning on all those models.

It's difficult enough finding moderators for the individual sections, a multi model moderator would probably be immposible to find.
Why would the moderator need to have knowledge of all the models?

Surely someone who is unbiased and knows how to moderate a forum is more important, someone like yourself? If you have the time and are willing you deffinately get my vote.
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Quote Originally Posted by Shadeyman View Post
Its strange you should say that as it seems to be mainly MODs that are against having a seperate section.

I know someone has to moderate the new section and as most MODs don't seem to be intrested in Tuning & Modifying at all I can see why, but many others are and the info is hard to find here. With or without a prefix if ALL tuning & modifying info was in ONE section it would be easier to find and better for everyone. Only the Tuning & Modifying moderater would have the job of re-asigning the correct prefix's to the threads instead of all MOD's looking for somewhere to label or dump tuning info.
Maybe because Mods have been here and been active longer than most. So know the issues members have when things are complicated for them.
It's mods that see the reports and know what people are doing wrong, not just guessing what they think people are doing.

The info isn't hard to find, which is the whole issue I have with the idea of ANOTHER new section. The info is only difficult to find if you have trouble tying your shoelaces or counting backwards from 10.

I've explained in earlier posts why it's not an easier way to do things, if you can explain why it is easier or how it's difficult to find things then please do so. Or there is no chance of a new section since it's been tried before and didn't work. Admittedly without the 20 odd prefixs the model yur proposing would have.
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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i cant remember one, i think tech talk may may been it for a day?
Was longer than that. It was long enough to fail.
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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If we had one specific "Tuning/Customisation" section for all the Fiat models, we'd need to find a moderator for it who had some knowledge of tuning on all those models.

It's difficult enough finding moderators for the individual sections, a multi model moderator would probably be immposible to find.
why would they need knowlege of tuning on all those models, we have section mods with the only knowlege of the car they moderate is what they have read on the forum to start with, moderating is more making sure the rules are kept to and putting stuff in the right places, like FAQs and guides.
admin dont even know an engine needs fuel and he is the boss of all the mods
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Was longer than that. It was long enough to fail.
a week? it didn't have prefix to section either did it? auction watch never used to work until it was prefixed to section, then even the classic panda lot got the hang of it
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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Maybe because Mods have been here and been active longer than most. So know the issues members have when things are complicated for them.
It's mods that see the reports and know what people are doing wrong, not just guessing what they think people are doing.

The info isn't hard to find, which is the whole issue I have with the idea of ANOTHER new section. The info is only difficult to find if you have trouble tying your shoelaces or counting backwards from 10.

I've explained in earlier posts why it's not an easier way to do things, if you can explain why it is easier or how it's difficult to find things then please do so. Or there is no chance of a new section since it's been tried before and didn't work. Admittedly without the 20 odd prefixs the model yur proposing would have.
A section for Tuning & Modifying, its cant get more simple. Obviously the previous attemp at a Tuning & Modifying section wasn't good enough. What was it called, "tech talk"? I bet even its name was miss leading to most so what did you expect?

Finding info on tuning/modifying is difficult especially for newbies.

If its in one place and moderated properly I'm sure it will recieve more hits than anyother part of the site.
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

The way Venters is talking, I think it had a different name at the time.
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

I would prefer having to search for hours through my own car section than a separate section!

At least in the Classic Panda section (I don't know about others) but you get to know who knows their stuff and who doesn't (like me ). Where as if it was one section you would get every Tom, Dick and Harry putting there pennies worth in and the information might not be 100% correct.

For instance I don't want some spotty faced 17 year old Punto owner (no offence is meant to any Punto owner by that comment) telling me how to do an engine conversion on my Panda just because the think they know a Punto engine. I would rather ask in the Classic Panda section at least then I am going to get right information. At least in there I know the people know the car.

The prefix's work well if they are used right maybe instead of debating in here we should all be welcoming newbie's in Newbie Central and educating them rather than moaning that no one knows how to use the forum right!
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

if they was prefixed then panda ones would still show up in panda section, if you was to do a conversion on say a panda though a lot of the info that would be of use to you isnt in that section, so you wont have to search just the panda section, to get all the best info you would need to search a few sections, we have often had to send people over to the cento section to see kev an emmas conversions for refrence for example
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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if they was prefixed then panda ones would still show up in panda section, if you was to do a conversion on say a panda though a lot of the info that would be of use to you isnt in that section, so you wont have to search just the panda section, to get all the best info you would need to search a few sections, we have often had to send people over to the cento section to see kev an emmas conversions for refrence for example
so it would appear twice so whats the point? educate people better and the current system would work!
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

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so it would appear twice so whats the point? educate people better and the current system would work!
But thats the point, the current system doesn't work.

Having all the relevant info in one place makes it easier for everyone, especially new members.
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so it would appear twice so whats the point? educate people better and the current system would work!
so there must be no point to members motors or auction watch then as they work in the same way
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Re: Tuning & Modifiying section - Poll.

Current format does work though.
There is no possible way making things more complicated can make it easier. If i want know something bout tuning the watercooled 126 engine whats the point in going to a section filled with cinq owners telling me to put a 1.2 in or punto owner telling me to fit a gsr or GP guys telling me to remap it? And it was the tuning section it was renamed techtalk to keep someone happy instead of just getting rid cos it was crap.


And how would you mod it correctly?
misinformation is a terrible thing, so mod would need wide range of knowledge from air cool twins to multiair turbos.

Can the software handle multiple prefixs?
2.0 20v engine is in bravo marea and coupe so what section does it get linked to and whichmiss out?
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