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reorganizing the forums

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by doug, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. jcstp

    jcstp Active Member

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    #41 jcstp, Jan 12, 2012
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    I do not know what you all think, but I think The roadster & Model S need some sub-forums!
    Now to find a thread you have to search thoroughly!
    1 for "technical" questions from each specific car!
    1 for "interior" questions or threads (use of touchscreen, adjusting radio, other)
    1 for "exterior" (questions about color, exterior shape, roof, door, painting)

    Maybe use the same subforums from the roadster in model S to begin

    I have no Ev, but I guess roadster-users must know best how to differentiate all the posts

    Maybe the video thread too! adding a sub-forum for Roadster-videos & one for model S videos
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Changing the order of the forums on the front page got me really confused for a minute.....
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It did change! I looked at that and thought 'something doesn't look right'.
     
  4. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    In process of changing a few things. Unfortunately it's happening piecemeal.
     
  5. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I agree with this. Needs to be fleshed out a bit more, though. I don't think the distinction between "performance" and "technical" was ever quite useful. Perhaps a drivetrain sub-forum? I appreciate member input.
     
  6. jory

    jory Member

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    i personally would like a way to see "new posts relating just to roadsters"
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Some ideas ...
    • Technical - performance
    • Technical - drive train
    • Technical - controls
    • Technical - other (and if 'other' gets crowded, we break it out as needed to keep order)
    • Charging
    • Battery
    • Styling - interior
    • Styling - exterior
     
  8. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Doug,

    Here's an old suggestion that still has merit.

    Thanks.

    Larry
     
  9. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    noted and added to "the list"
     
  10. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Finally got around to doing this. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forumdisplay.php/87-Local-Groups
    Spent some time trying to figure out how to break down different regions, but came back to your original request post and thought it looked pretty good. Things might get tweeked a bit, but we'll see how this works out.
     
  11. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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  12. frequencydip

    frequencydip Sig 100 - #52

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    Plus One! Its getting difficult to see whats relavant with the S and X chatter picking up. I'm sure they dont want the Roadster chatter either..
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Try going to 'Forums: Roadster' instead of 'new posts'. The recently updated threads should be in bold.
     
  14. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    @Doug, David and Michael.

    Thank you to all of you guys for running and moderating this forum. You're doing a great job and I really like the new layout. Thanks especially Doug for putting up the local groups section! :biggrin:
     
  15. cinergi

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    Similar request from me. Right now I read all new posts -- but soon I'll have to start filtering out of necessity. E.g. mark forums as favorites and then a "all unread in favorites" type of feature. To Bonnie's point: I used to do that for each and every forum before I realized there was a "read ALL unread posts" feature... once I found that, I can't believe I lived without it. In other words, the overhead of visiting each forum and then "finding" the new threads is high.
     
  16. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    You can achieve the same result by doing an advanced search: leave the terms blank but specify "Roadster" forum only and also specify "since your last visit". That may be more clicks than you want but it does achieve the same result I think.
     
  17. rabar10

    rabar10 Model 3 >> Focus Electric

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    #57 rabar10, Mar 26, 2012
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    Slightly OT: from where do you access 'advanced search'?

    EDIT: found this post in the TMC: Search thread. Will bookmark this link below, but still not sure how to find it in the forum UI...

     
  18. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I just found it after knowing it was findable.

    Do a random search. Then on the top there is a navigation bar, where you can just press 'search', next to 'search results' it gets you to advanced searches.
     
  19. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    On any forum, click on the "Search Forum" on the right side of the black bar:

    search.jpg
     
  20. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    The "What's New" button is less likely to be useful as the site grows and there are lots of threads about things you don't care about. You'll have better results going to the specific forum you want, which is why we really need a better layout.

    Here's an advanced tip, though. Figure out the ID number of the forum you are interested by going to that forum page. For example if you're interested in Roadster

    www.teslamotorsclub.com/forumdisplay.php/62-Roadster

    From the URL you can see the forum number is 62.

    Then, to get all the new posts in the Roadster forum go here:
    www.teslamotorsclub.com/search.php?do=getnew&f=62

    Say you want all the posts from the last 10 days (new and old) from the Roadster and the Model X forums make this a bookmark:
    www.teslamotorsclub.com/search.php?do=getdaily&days=10&include=62, 84
     

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