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Unread 01-14-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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A more "Technical" CJ Forum?

Would it be possible to create another CJ forum that's a little more geared to "veteran" jeepers or off-roaders? Most of you are familiar with pirate4x4.com and their "Hardcore Jeep" forum. I think it would be great to have a similar forum on here but without the offensive language that's always present on pirate.

I'm noticing more and more "similar" posts that I personally have seen answered dozens of times. I may be speaking for myself here...but I would love to see a section dedicated to more serious Jeep "off-roaders." Topics such as 4-link or coil spring conversions, axle builds and swaps, tranny swaps, and other technical suspension setups and questions are just a simple few that I can think of.

This way, newer CJ owners could continue to post their questions in a setting that's geared specifically for them and those of us that may be past that stage can contribute our experiences. A "hardcore" or advanced forum would allow members to expand their way of thinking, challenge their abilities, as well as inspire others. Plus, prevent boredom!

I, by no means, am an experienced fabricator or Moab driving professional. But I do want to become better at both! I think there are probably many people on this forum that are in the same boat.

Just a thought...

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Unread 01-14-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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I see where your going with that but i think the problem is not the layout of the site. I think it is more that we need to get new to guys to use the search function more. Its like this on every forum i am a member of (regardless of what it relates to). It would be hard to draw a line at what stuff is technical and what stuff is basic. It varies based of of experience.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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cfljeep, I see where you're coming from but I can't help think that people will naturally follow the knowledge. In other words, if you began a thread on 4-links, not only would "veteran" builders contribute but also those who are less knowledgeable (myself included) would be attracted to the discussion as well if it pertained to us. On the flip side, if the thread was above the head of someone or didn't pertain to them, they most likely wouldn't become active in the thread-- much the way it is now.

My $.02 would be to create hardcore topics within the CJ Technical Forum (or any forum for that matter) that might attract a more veteran audience rather than creating another forum entirely. We're all here to learn and for me, there is no better method of learning than to follow those who are more knowledgeable on a particular topic.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
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I am just reading this and think it isn't that great of an idea. If there is a veteran CJ area for those extensive topics, who is going to answer them and help out the new guys?

And there will always be duplicate threads...it's just the nature of things. Plus some threads that look like duplicates are not, they have different smaller items leading to the big problem.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #5
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Spend some time over in the JK tech section then come back here. You'll gain some appreciation.
I like the moderate to advanced tech quality of this forum. I think the size of the membership speaks well to how it's geared (no pun intended) to the masses. Pirate 4X4 is the place to go for the nothing-but-advanced tech.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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Spend some time over in the JK tech section then come back here. You'll gain some appreciation.
I just did this...and thank god for the CJ Tech Forum is all I can say....
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Unread 01-14-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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Too much work on the Mods to do this, and it's just going to give the more experienced and less tolerant something to ***** about.

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Unread 01-14-2010, 02:49 PM   #8
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I just did this...and thank god for the CJ Tech Forum is all I can say....
I just hopped over there for about 20 min. Thank you CJ tech forum, for not having topics full of flame wars about hummers, and people complaining about their mygig not working

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Unread 01-14-2010, 03:36 PM   #9
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Why don't we just get a "CJ General Discussion" like all the others? That way we can separate non-tech and tech, that would be the way to go if you ask me.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 04:35 PM   #10
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with respect to everyone- this isn't that hard- just skip the posts you don't find relevant, or repetitious.

for a guy who just bought his first jeep, getting his fuel guage to work, orinstalling shackles might just be 'hard core'.

(when I first came to this site, I didn't know it had a search function!)

newbies are just that, newbies. it takes a bit to learn forum ettiquite. no need to add further seperation within a great group on a great forum.



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Unread 01-14-2010, 04:49 PM   #11
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We should keep it as just one forum. I used to do pirate4x4 before I came here, I dont like there 2 group thing for hardcore and non-hardcore. I feel as if what I am doing is above newbie status, but the hardcore guys get down on you for not fabricating everything from scratch, this place seems to have the right balance. I learn about the simple things I have not had to worry about and see the advanced things I might want to do years from now. If it was 2 places I would not see both.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 05:53 PM   #12
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Back in the 80's I used to wheel a 1975 K5 Blazer, three years ago I bought my Bro's 79 CJ7. Hey its got 4 wheels a transfer case,transmis, and engine, how different could it be? Well, thank god for this forum! I looked thru the threds every night for years before joining, with great answers to some of the most mundane stuff I needed to know about my Jeep. I think the experienced Jeepers will tackle any thread, weather its mundane or the most challenging, because they enjoy helping others. It's a Jeep thing.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 06:28 PM   #13
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We used to have a "hardcore" forum.. it barely got any traffic and was removed.

I'm with Hoss on this... if the "Thread Title" doesn't entice you, skip it.

As a Moderator, I have to skim over every single thread in both the CJ and the Fabrication Forum. I've seen them all... at least 100 times.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 06:45 PM   #14
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Back in the 80's I used to wheel a 1975 K5 Blazer, three years ago I bought my Bro's 79 CJ7. Hey its got 4 wheels a transfer case,transmis, and engine, how different could it be? Well, thank god for this forum! I looked thru the threds every night for years before joining, with great answers to some of the most mundane stuff I needed to know about my Jeep. I think the experienced Jeepers will tackle any thread, weather its mundane or the most challenging, because they enjoy helping others. It's a Jeep thing.
good post. I actually joined some time in 2008 and made my first post about 4 days ago. I read a lot w/ out posting. Tons of good info here. keep it coming. Hardcore or not.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 06:58 PM   #15
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don't know if this has already been posted but,

the problem with creating two seperate forums one for newbs and one for veterans is that everybody doesn't want the newb forum anymore. trust me, i feel the same way but i've also seen what your talking about actually happen and it ruins forums. you see, if all the people that normally respond to those posts couldn't see them (because they were in a different section) they would go unanswered. yes, i guess they could just google search it, but that wouldn't bring many people into the community now would it?

instead do what it do, either help out or don't say anything at all.
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