Cleaning up, adding new and consolidating older forums …

Discussion in 'Website news & discussions' started by xcel, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___Please take a look over what is setup as it may be finished? I did not add a V6/V8 section but did add a 4x4, SUV and P/U forum in the conventional powered vehicles category.

    ___I am still working on a media forum (where to place it) or set it up as a separate html page rom a link or tab on the home and forums pages. John Flory (Lightfoot) has created a great first post for that one.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  2. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Marc, I inherited the code with calculations already being done with a simple 50/50 split of city/hwy numbers for combined EPA -- the code for taking into account entered percentages would be significantly more complex and I see no evidence of it ever existing in the developed environment?
     
  3. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    Would it be better to make each of the forum groups about the various cars into subforums the way the automobiles forums used to be? That way the main forum page would only be about half the length it currently is.
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Auston:

    ____We had a bunch of those buried forums within a forum sub-group previously and you could not see the latest threads contents when nested like that. Not saying the new way is right but it is a lot cleaner and someone does not have to drill down into sub-forum or groups to get where they want to go other than the extra half page scroll as we have to now.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  5. kmactavi

    kmactavi Well-Known Member

    Isn't it "Fuel Cell Vehicle"?

    Right now the FCV forum spelling is "Fuel Cel Vehicle".

    Kirk
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Kirk:

    ___Done.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___Bumping for the last time. Also if anyone knows of a thread or group of threads that was intermixed in the old forums and wants them moved into the newly created/ordered forums, by all means let me or one of the mods know and we can move them post haste.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  8. kmactavi

    kmactavi Well-Known Member

    Wayne, I like the new forum setup, it looks good.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is the elimination of sub-forums. I know Auston already brought this up, but you mentioned...

    I can't remember, but couldn't you see the latest threads in the sub-forums when you clicked on the main forum? If so, then it comes down to this: Is it a bigger hassle to look through 2 pages of forums to find the one you want, or to click once. Computer science tells us search trees are more efficient (the sub-forum method). If we only had a few forums, I would agree with the elimination of sub-forums since it's not difficult to look through a short list. We have A LOT of forums, which is why I'm not sure one way or the other. So here's how I would see sub-forums working: Move from Electric, Motorcycle, Hybrid, Diesel, Conventional categories to one "Vehicle Specific" category. The categories would become forums, and the forums would become sub-forums. (Does that make sense?)

    Anyway, just something to consider.

    Kirk
     
  9. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    It looks like you may have two forums entitled "General" now,
    forum 2 and forum 78. Or I'm missing something.
    .
    I also cannot seem to post into the "website news and
    questions" area, no permission, or I would have dropped
    this over there instead.
    .
    _H*
     
  10. kmactavi

    kmactavi Well-Known Member

    Hobbit: There are actually 6 "General" Forums, but they are all under different topics. Click the "Fuel Economy Forums" link on the left to see the layout.

    I'm able to post new threads in the "Website News & Discussions" area. Do you have the "remember me" box checked when you log in?

    Kirk
     

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