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Model S - FAQs

Discussion in 'Model S' started by brianman, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #1 brianman, Jun 29, 2012
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    [mod note - brianman, hope you don't mind that I'm hijacking your post, but it's at the top of the thread :). - b.]

    For new visitors to this thread, the Model S Owner's Manual thread/discussion may be found here.

    ---------------------- now for the regularly scheduled discussion:

    I thought it might be interesting to start compiling an FAQ for the Model S.

    Is there one of the Roadster maintained by one of the TMC members? I figure it might make a good starting template.
     
  2. tdelta1000

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    Also, make it a sticky.
     
  3. AndyM

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    I've been working on a private list of questions like this, on google docs, happy to share and allow collaboration!! Send me a private message for details if this sounds like fun.
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    It looks like Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum FAQ should be targeted to the Roadster forum with a new link created for the Model S forum.

    I'm curious how the editing of the FAQ works vs. regular posts. Is it limited to moderators?

    Perhaps one of the mods can chime in.
     
  5. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    That FAQ is great - but it is for noobs. We need a FAQ for owners to handle the myriad details of owning the car.

    What is the safe way to tow the car?
    Where can I get a NEMA 14/50 extension cord?
    What is the best way to sync music with the hard drive?
    Does anyone have a speed/range chart?

    etc.
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    FAQs are supposed to be for noobs. Their main purpose is to reduce the number of repetitive beginner questions. New owners certainly need this information but clogging up the form with them is not the correct way to deal with them.

    The details of owning a ground-breaking car aren't likely to be known until a number of people have had some serious time with the vehicle (I'd suggest about two years to get 80% of nuances down). As common questions are answered, they can be added to the FAQ.

    The speed range chart is here
     
  7. AndyM

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    The trouble is, there's different levels of "noob-itude". On one level, you get the "Did you say 'regence'? oh, 'regen'! What's that?"*, and on the other you'll get "Why doesn't the Model S support CHAdeMO or 3-phase charging?" Both are frequently asked.

    A good FAQ is organized well - with hyperlinks at the top so viewers of all levels of "noob-ness" can navigate quickly to their area of need.

    * I heard this myself from a guest of a reservation holder at the Oct 1 factory tour. And they got to ride in the front seat with the Tesla pilot. (grumble). Noobs come in all flavors.
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I brought this to the other mods for discussion. If one of you wants to start an FAQ for the Model S, then that would be great. But it feels a little too early right now - only a few cars have been delivered - and as I said to Brianman in a pm, we should at least have an owner's manual released so that we have some real facts. (My personal opinion is that noobs should be willing to at least read everything on the Tesla Motors Model S section and actually learn about the car they're buying or thinking of buying. I'm not real fond of spoon-feeding. )

    We really need to get a wiki feature installed to do this type of thing justice. Then the community could help fill it out and maintain it. But, like all of you, we have lives, too, that includes work, family, community. So wiki-capability is 'on the list', but perhaps not as soon as you would all like. And again, if one of you wants to step up and get it going, I'll help you out.
     
  9. AndyM

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    Thanks, Bonnie!

    I've started collecting the bits of Model S lore - some known, some speculative - and trying to organize them in a Google Docs spreadsheet. I would love to find the "right" spot to land them in when enough are collected.
    Anyone who's willing to help compile/edit, please send me a private message.
     
  10. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Actually, it'd be pretty easy to develop a good FAQ list right now. It's the answers that we're missing....:wink:
     
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    Model S FAQ -- Brainstorm

    I think the faq should include a couple of highlights from TM's site with a link to it, but mostly contain information beyond what is on TM's site. Instead of organizing the information at first lets just try and dump it all here. I volunteer to organize all the info in what will hopefully become a separate sticky faq thread. If someone else has also started compiling the information, please feel free to step up and take over. I just want to get it started because it is something long over due given the incredible amount of repetition in any forum this active.
     
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    I would not want to lose this piece of information about rust protection:
    Aluminum Corrosion Question

    Well you get the idea. Let's create an in depth FAQ to reduce redundant questions/posts.
     
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    Thanks brainman. I will read through this before proceeding.
     
  17. bonnie

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    [mod note: merged threads]
     
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    Did I just do what I think I did ... create a redundant thread to reduce redundant threads. Doh.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    You see the problem now, I think. Forum members WILL create redundant threads, despite best efforts by all. :) It's what we do.
     
  20. dsm363

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    add to FAQ: Winter wheel recommendations for 19" Model S rims
     

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