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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject: "Your cars...." section Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm toying with the idea of combining all the ownership posts within the Your Cars section into a single category, rather than having the separate manufacturer categories as there are currently. I'd like to try and encourage more posters to contribute to threads that they might not otherwise spot, if they currently stick to their own maker's category only and don't venture further around the forum.

Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought the categories might be better expanded rather than condensed into one; although I appreciate space is limited.

Perhaps have a "your cars" heading but leading to a separate page with a more extensive alphabetical list of makes from which to choose.?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree 100%. I for one only ever look in two of the choices.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rather like Ray's suggestion.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Minxy wrote:
I agree 100%. I for one only ever look in two of the choices.


I use the yellow/orange folder icon to tell me which boards and threads have new posts.

If I want to find older posts about a particular vehicle or problem I use the search function, and tick posts rather than topics.

The only comment I have to make about that is that a boolean search using AND, OR, NOT would be useful as sometimes using 2 or more words ends up with results which only contain one of them.

By the way that De-Bug warning is still coming up after submitting a post.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
I would have thought the categories might be better expanded rather than condensed into one; although I appreciate space is limited.

Perhaps have a "your cars" heading but leading to a separate page with a more extensive alphabetical list of makes from which to choose.?


The problem with expanding is that there may only be one post in a particular category, eg your TC resto thread under "MG". No other MG threads are running right now. Same for Vulgalour and his Lanchester. Spreading things too thinly makes people have to click more, jumping from make to make category, which leads to even less involvement over time as people get fed up clicking even more than they do now.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went through the same debate with the MR forum and concluded exactly the same; that categorisation wouldn't work for the rarer models as potentially only a handful of members would read them.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just go with the flow. I just look at the today's dated items.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you may notice, posts in the former make sub-categories (Austin, Morris etc) have all been rolled into the one category now, it makes things a bit neater.

For now I'll leave the restoration sub-categories separate from each other, but may look at them again at some point.

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