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Old 01-22-2011
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If things are starting to calm down for Rick and he's not sick, I would like to start getting the tech info area set up. I would like some feed back on how to section it off before we set it up. This is my thoughts so far, but please, I want to hear your thoughts on this. Keep in mind this section will be set up for beginners as well as more advanced. So it needs to include everything from oil changes to what ever.

Here is my thoughts.

2009 to present
2004 to 2008
1997 to 2003
1987 to 1996
Pre 1987
OBD2
OBD1

Each of those sections would then be sectioned off to.

Mechanical
Electrical
maintenance
interior
exterior
testing
general information
performance

Or it can go the other way around. Also, if there's any sections I missed, let me know. Once we have this all hammered out Rick can section it off and we can get started.
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For cleanliness and order, I think it would be nice to see the Tech info sections under the same umbrella that the General Discussion areas are. So you have a mini-forum in the main forum. Make sense?
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I think I understand what your saying. Section off like I have it. I feel each year group should then have its only sub sections. There may be many things the same, but other tasks my be very different. For the most part, a oil change is the same from year to year, but other things will be different.

Also, I want to keep this area as clean and easy to navigate as possible. Ie, 2 layers deep. Any more then that and it becomes hard to find anything. I looked over RF how to area, lots of great information, but it's all tossed in to the same section and it's 3 pages deep with no rhyme are reason. Hard to find things.
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Also dan how about a how to section for each gen. Section
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Not sure what you mean. This whole section will be how tos.
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Oh haha nevermind I miss read the post.

What about a search que within each section to search that section only.

Like if you want to search how to do the headlight mod and its 3 pages deep you should be able to go right to the thread/page its on.
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Oh haha nevermind I miss read the post.

What about a search que within each section to search that section only.

Like if you want to search how to do the headlight mod and its 3 pages deep you should be able to go right to the thread/page its on.
You can do that already. Search This Forum is at the top right of every section
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Well damnit I thought that was a general search tool. not specific.
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I should be able to do that. On GMF I set up a index for each section when they got more then a page deep. I could, in each year section set up a index thread. Then in that thread list all the links in that section in alphabetical order. That way it's a mater of going one layer deep to find just about everything.
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Originally Posted by danthurs View Post
I should be able to do that. On GMF I set up a index for each section when they got more then a page deep. I could, in each year section set up a index thread. Then in that thread list all the links in that section in alphabetical order. That way it's a mater of going one layer deep to find just about everything.
Yea that will make it a little bit cleaner
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