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Old 01-07-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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Requesting Feedback on the Thread Index's Reorganization

First (very rough) Draft completed.

I explained my draft state in the end of the thread, but suffice to say I wanted to get some feedback on my direction before going too (?) far. Please take a gander and lemme know!!!
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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ok, just a bit more info; I was too tired to deal with this last night. This is the process I have started on the index Reorganization. We are in Phase I:

Phase I - Splitting the Index into "essential" and "optional?" Your choices or ideas would be of help here (I don't want to be dictator).

Phase II - Reformatting the Index into a more logical format; my current idea is to organize the posts based upon components (wheels, suspension, chassis, cockpit and controls, bodywork, and other?). Your ideas would be of great help to me.

Phase III - Beautification of the Index. This is an optional phase, one that may take some time. But I was considering improving the index to make it more pleasurable to use (no Loaded, no pron...). This may include embedding URLs into text, and other eye candy. Again your input would be of great help.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:50 PM   #3
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Draft Phase II is up - please visit the index and give me some feedback!

I would like to thank a little birdy for the scatergories to start with - I have modified them to help me in my reorganization (combined some, widened others, detailed...).

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Old 01-23-2006, 09:01 PM   #4
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Works great with a "Ctrl F" search.

Terrific organization, very easy to find a general subject and the desired subcatagory.
To bad it would be a major bitch to throw a synopsis on each running thread title... that would be the ultimate index.

Never the less... the effort you've put in to this is way above and beyond.

Thanks Meat... it's a real gold mine of good info for the user.

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Old 01-23-2006, 09:07 PM   #5
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Pokin around a bit. Found what appears to be a duplication.

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2. Carburetion, Exhaust and Other Highly Contested Subjects

2.a Discussions


Other Exhaust Threads
urls 2 and 4 go to same thread... I think.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:28 PM   #6
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Pokin around a bit. Found what appears to be a duplication.



urls 2 and 4 go to same thread... I think.
Thanks creeper, I will fix that.

I have mentioned the "Ctrl-F" function to quite a few folks but they still have a hard time finding stuff. What's the ole' saying? "you can lead a horse to beer, but ya can't make him pay."

Perhaps synopsi would be helpful... perhaps... was that in Phase III? Depends on my definition of "beautification"

Just recently an inmate said that they couldn't find any threads in the index on setup (standard mods, wish list kinda stuff I think)... not even a section that contained them; just here and there snippets. I am sure there is a section and there are a few threads (there have been quite a few started)! I guess I could check, but not tonight.

EDIT: just a peek:

LC4 Setup Threads

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Old 10-07-2006, 11:03 PM   #7
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major update

see my post at the end of the index for an update on the update. I'm tired...
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:27 AM   #8
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major update planned

There is a long overdue major update to the index in the works. I have been busy moving across the country, for nothing , and then back again. Trying to get resettled right now...

Anyways, I have gone through about a year of my own thread tracking and picking nominees for the index. But the index's two posts are full, so I was trying to go through them and select threads to "demote" into a third post. But I was having trouble, because I didn't have a good criteria for this whole business anyways. Surprised?

The existing criteria is "essential" vs. "optional", but what is essential to one owner is not to many, many others. Heck, it might be essential to only one inmate! So last night while rappin' with Mrs. Popsicle about a related subject we came across a new criteria!

New Criteria:

Useful to All

Useful to Many

Useful to Some


Of course something like a mainshaft bearing update is not useful to post 2002 owners, but it is useful to all pre-2003 owners, so things like that will be in the Useful to All category.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:21 AM   #9
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Finished this round

Sucks to fall a year behind on that - just check out all the orange... those are the new additions!

So if I get bored again I will be going through the threads and demoting some more down (so I can promote some up that are worthy). While I am at it I might add a blurb to each link, starting with Post #1. That was a very smart fella's recommendation a long time ago; I haven't forgotten bud.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:15 AM   #10
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First (very rough) Draft completed.

I explained my draft state in the end of the thread, but suffice to say I wanted to get some feedback on my direction before going too (?) far. Please take a gander and lemme know!!!
Great Job.

It is apparent from all your hard work that the KTM thumper is deserving of it's own forum.

I vote yes to KTM Thumper Forum
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Great Job.

It is apparent from all your hard work that the KTM thumper is deserving of it's own forum.

I vote yes to KTM Thumper Forum
Thanks Bill,

Well, I think indexing helps eliminate the need for subforums. One of the drawbacks to subforums is less cross-platform idea sharing. KTM Thumpers would hang out in theirs; Huskys in theirs; Beemers in theirs... reducing the chances of sharing outside of their brands. At KTM Talk they have even screwed up their subforums; one of which tosses the dual-sported RFS in with the LC4s when the RFS bikes have their own subforum... I am fine with one Thumper forum.
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