Originally Posted by mcurcio1989 View Post
When you give the new ones LINKS with the ans they do not look... then ask the same question in the link info. That even a bigger peev for me. I think the new guys should be forced to use links given to them and find other links similar. Something should be done before they can post like find these four subjects with two good treads and post them up for us to look at. That would get more links for the subjects, teach them to search, and we get to peek again at old threads. Something gota be done.
I think part of the issue is the word is out pretty good answers here... so the young new guys are comming in fast. Not sure what the member count is up to but all the posts are from new joiners. Mr Crawley was active when I joined and have not seen him in a year.
The goal for more technical could be done with more Technical Write ups... Not question then ans based, but I have a good solution to share and write it up with pics. I have done a few on my own but many / most do not do that.
I see some build threads but that is hard to follow up on 50 pages to find the article on CJ Hard Door Repair. I looked at Goocho Build, cool, but missed the door repair/build. Shows the clip location and steps with pics very nice. A poster linked it the other day... I copied to Word and put the link page on my HD. A SEARCH will never find that page.
SEARCH... I think SEARCH only works on titles/subjects. So when a poor subject is used that Solution Page Thread will never be found. I save lots of info & Links on my hard drive and try to use good subjects. I have lots of links / info save that the title does not cover the material.
I have saved info like this.......
Jeep Engine Pistons
Jeep Engine Push Rod Length Changes 258
Jeep DuraSpark vs HEI
Jeep DuraSpark Grounding
If we did this with topics could put 10-20 threads or so that covered that topic well. They have the stickies and thats a start. We could even do that amoung ourselves and when a question is asked we copy the list of 10 web links and post it... Make them look it up.
THE TOPICS OR INDEX might help the new ones to find good subjects to search and also could be used to start the Subject line... Both of these ideas could help with the search feature. We could make that a download for Word or HTML or even notepad. But break down the Jeep Subjects so they have the words to use (search&subject)
anyway thats my ramble
just got thru the other two pages:
I have never been on pirate4x4
Hardly go to any other Jeep Model Sections here. Went there few times to help with Weber Carb and show a link... thats it... are the other groups that much behind the CJ??
This is the only forum I have ever been active in, joined 2 about 2 yrs ago
I guess time for a look at others
Never realize what you had till its gone... CJ Forum Pretty good.
Last edited by Fjguercio; 01-15-2010 at 09:11 PM.