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Offline danf

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Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« on: Jun 10, 2013, 07:11:09 pm »
I decided to follow one of the writeups and post to it with some issues I came across.

I understand the need for not allowing new posts, but perhaps replies should be allowed for feedback. If people get off topic in that specific forum the mods will have to smack butts hard to get them back in line.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2013, 06:29:57 am »
No, I think they need to stay locked, otherwise they get messed up, usually by a newb asking a stupid question. If you want to add something, either run it through a mod, or make your own thread.
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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 11, 2013, 03:43:17 pm »
Agreed I hate reading useless crap in write ups, so annoying. You can still quote it though right? Don't know haven't tried it yet. Seems like the way to go.
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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 11, 2013, 06:12:30 pm »
There is no "quote" button, but you could copy and paste the relevent parts, then manually add [ quote ] tags.
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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2013, 07:30:02 pm »
The reason I mentioned it is because I'm also a member of several other tech forums and they don't have issues like that. The odd time someone does post (very rarely) but the mods move the post. Maybe tech people are just smarter and generally don't do stupid shit? :P

Another issue is that means that you'll have any sort of feedback or comment scattered all over the forum when it really belongs attached to the writeup. Which makes the writeup less useful when you can't easily discern whether or not there are any issues.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 13, 2013, 05:22:48 am »
Another issue is that means that you'll have any sort of feedback or comment scattered all over the forum when it really belongs attached to the writeup. Which makes the writeup less useful when you can't easily discern whether or not there are any issues.
Good point! Anyone?
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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 13, 2013, 07:28:08 am »
I can see both sides of the argument, but I think it would be much more common for newbies to post semi-related or unrelated stuff in the write-ups (for instance, look at the last couple pages of the SRA tuning thread). Maybe when an issue with a write-up is found and/or resolved, we poke Teran to have a note and/or link to the thread added to it?
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Re: Maybe allow replies to writeups?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 13, 2013, 02:30:27 pm »
:agree:
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