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Tesla official forum strangeness

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by dsm363, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    When did the official owners forums turn into a place for people to post ideas about solar panels and nuclear fusion (or perpetual motion) being a great idea for the Roadster and Model S? I guess it was with the site redesign and opening the forum up to the public (which is fine of course). TMC is also open to the public but has a much more focused and serious readership/following which I like. Actually the level of knowledge and helpfulness of people at TMC is amazing so I think it's one of the best forums I read. Just an observation on a slow Sunday I guess.
     
  2. TEG

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    There was a time when this forum was similarly full of such postings.
    I think many of those posters stopped bothering to post them here anymore because there are too many "sensible scientific minds" ready to refute anything which stretches the realm of possibility.

    Actually some of those ideas might have some practical application someday, but this forum seems to have evolved to discussions of what is possible now, and maybe in the next year or so, but stays away from the wild speculation for the most part.
     
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  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That's the official Tesla Motors forum. You are probably not logged into the website if you're only seeing a few threads.
    You need to register here
    https://www.teslamotors.com/user/register
    Although if you own a Roadster, you can e-mail your sales person and they'll make sure you have your account setup to get owner access to the older threads that only Roadster owners and Model S reservation holders have access to.

    If anyone with a better understanding of the science wants to chime in, feel free
    http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/why-solar-panel-top-great-idea
     

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