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Old 31-12-2006   #31
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killyourmama i am very experienced on tomtom systems if you need help drop me a pm and i will help you add speed cams voices poi,s etc to your unit.

but before you try to do anything back up your system as sometimes adding extras can knock the system out
Brilliant, thanks Rick!

Backed up everything today, been working my @rse off recently so maybe drop you a PM next week for POI/camera advice if that's ok?


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Just an idea, but seeing as this isn't really a proper website as such, and is just a forum, have you considered having a proper website and using phpNuke?

I use it for my classic mini site and you get lots of different sections to use for different things, downloads, links, news postings, shop, classifieds, auction, members journal, etc etc.

It's easy to install and runs on mySQL database, so is easy to maintain.

You can add to the downloads section who is permitted to download, but if you made it for subscribers only it might put some people off.

If you do decide to expand the 'site' and go 'nuke' then you need Sentinel which is a downloadable security program that protects nuke sites against hackers. I can recommend it, it's the best security program out there for nuke sites.
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We've been talking of bits and pieces like this backstage.

I think I'm going to code (or if I can get vbAdvanced to do what I want, use that) - a mini front end page which can integrate all the bits and pieces.

Though as far as gallery, links, auctions etc goes - they're already here!
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vbAdvanced is ok but it's not really advanced enough for a proper inter active website, you need a dedicated script like NUKE to do that and to cope with the traffic.

Don't mean to be patronising, I just design websites for a living so know quite a bit about portals and site design.
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I'm not a fan of nuke and for this site it's un-necessary - everything nuke can do (that we need here) can be hooked in with vB - no need to reinvent the wheel and all.

The front page would just be to show bits and pieces off, point things out to people etc - at the end of the day, we are a forum
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I was about to sign up to PocketGPSworld to download the speed camera database, was just wondering if this is the best option, is there anywhere else around more detailed or cheaper? I thought I'd have difficulty installing the initial POI database, but I guess I underestimated myself, it was pretty simple!

I think the idea of sharing some of the non-copyrighted files on the site, even selling them to help the site, is a good 'un, though I'm not overly clued-up on the logistics/legality of the whole idea.

Also, does anyone know where I could get different voices? I've nothing against Jane, but thought it's be fun to find some other ones to try out, really just want to personalise the unit a bit!
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I bought a navman 570 for 99 from Halfords, not only do you get a PDA ,which I now use for e books and MP3's but you get a good satnav system,it is loud enough to hear and does a good job of getting you from A to B using the SmartST system. I have also loaded Tomtom navigator 6 onto the system and that works just as well.Choice of two systems -can't be bad
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I still think Sat Navs are way over priced. I here they make them for little money. I wonder when prices are set to tumble? And is it still true that the Government are still set to ban all speed camera detectors?

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Not GPS units, just likely to be laser based ones.

You can get a PDA/sat nav unit for £99 (!!!) can't complain there really.
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Re: sat nav forum

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the stuff is available from pocket gps world but people have trouble installing it so maybe we could help them
there is already a forum specifically for this, with far more capable people offering advice than we could ever dream of: http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums

there are so many other sites dedicated solely to downloading and using POI's and other sat nav add ons and updates, and torrent and P2P networks are also stuffed full of sat nav files to download (inlcuding cracked sat nav software like tomtom). plus ebay is full of it as well (people download stuff then sell it so lazy people dont need to download it). why do we need to offer what is already widely available elsewhere? how can you expect to charge for something that is already free elsewhere? most importantly, how is it relevant to fiat?

i'm still confused why we have a computing section. whats next? a vauxhall section!? maybe a section for fashion tips? how about a hardcore porn section? it seems many users think of fiatforum as the place to ask about anything. ask google instead, you get better answers. leave fiatforum for fiats, thats the whole point isnt it
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i'm still confused why we have a computing section. whats next? a vauxhall section!? maybe a section for fashion tips? how about a hardcore porn section? it seems many users think of fiatforum as the place to ask about anything. ask google instead, you get better answers. leave fiatforum for fiats, thats the whole point isnt it
So you want the Leisure Lounge removed then?

The two new sections are just off-shoots of that, due to the level of threads that kept coming up. No-one is forcing you to look in any section, apart from those that interest you
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with regards to jugs post he makes a valid point but i am quite aware that there are other sat nav forums indeed with people more qualified than i could ever dream of becoming however how do people get to know of them? thats where this section would come in people who have used these sites like myself can listen to others satnav probs and know exactly where to refer them having used these sites myself i know the pro,s and cons and can advise folks accordingly at the end of the day my philosiphy is whats the point of having knowledge unless you share it?
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By that ruling we should drop ll, ice, security - basically all the non car sections.... nah, we are a bit like asda, you can come in and leave with everything you need (still looking for some decent download software by the way, I haven't forgotten about you )
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i wonder if the download section (if implimented)should be for donatees and/or for members of a certain post count/membership time.
prevents people joining just to grab files and never be seen again
Dont think it should be for length of time, you could exclude zero posters etc, but putting a post target means more spam, and useless info.

I personally dont think we'd need downloads etc, unless it was for fiat only related stuff!

I remember looking into the subscription for pocketgpsworld and it was quite cheap as you could sign up a web site. You could limit this to those who have donnated.



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there is already a forum specifically for this, with far more capable people offering advice than we could ever dream of: http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums

there are so many other sites dedicated solely to downloading and using POI's and other sat nav add ons and updates, and torrent and P2P networks are also stuffed full of sat nav files to download (inlcuding cracked sat nav software like tomtom). plus ebay is full of it as well (people download stuff then sell it so lazy people dont need to download it). why do we need to offer what is already widely available elsewhere? how can you expect to charge for something that is already free elsewhere? most importantly, how is it relevant to fiat?

i'm still confused why we have a computing section. whats next? a vauxhall section!? maybe a section for fashion tips? how about a hardcore porn section? it seems many users think of fiatforum as the place to ask about anything. ask google instead, you get better answers. leave fiatforum for fiats, thats the whole point isnt it
I guess that it could be a sub cat of the Leisure Lounge. And would be quite usefull as more and more people are using them. There are so many different websites, i agree that are better suited, but sometimes it helps to keep it in the family, and gives people somewhere to get a quick answer or pointed in the right direction.

After all i sometimes point people in the Brava/o section to fiatboo, but does that mean they shouldnt have posted here, no, as the knowledge can then be shared.
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how about a hardcore porn section?

Anyone? Anyone?

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