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modifications section

Discussion in 'Forum Feature, Rules, Communication Requests' started by haknslash, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Alabaster, AL
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
    Boat Length:
    19
    What are y'alls thoughts on creating a modifications section? A central place, regardless of boat make and model, where people can post the performance, cosmetic, DIY mods they are working on. My reasoning on this is there are so many subforums for each model that I've missed some mod ideas someone has done on their boat that I could also do to mine but I missed them because I don't browse often in other boat model subforums. Having so many model-specific subforums IMO can tend to dilute finding information that otherwise is not posted in the popular general forum sections. I had no idea some people were doing the things the do. I mean I guess I could make it a habit to occasionally lurk in other boat model subforums but that doesn't seem like the best way to utilize visibility and efficiency for finding modification type threads. Thoughts?
     
  2. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I'm not opposed to this, but no matter how the site is organized, it will be hard to decently group posts. Your best bet is to read often and use the New Posts or Recent Posts links :winkingthumbsup"

    @Administrative other opinions on a "Mods Forum"?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. 2nazt

    2nazt Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Tidewater
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    23
    I agree with @Julian aome mods are boat specific too. I always liked posting electrical stuff in that sub forum. Other mods like storage, anchors lockers, intercoolers are more boat specific. It would tough to do and something would be missed along the way. I do the recent posts as it’s quicker for me to see what threads I want to view as it is a lot to go through all the sub forums one by one.
     
  4. Murf'n'surf

    Murf'n'surf Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Naples Florida
    Ratings:
    +4,122 / 28
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    Perhaps we need to push the use of hashtags or at least someone posting a hashtag in a thread to signify a worthy item to mark?
     
  5. txav8r

    txav8r Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Location:
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    Boatless
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    After years of using this and the previous forum, making suggestions, seeing changes made for one reason or another...it all boils down to how each individual user views the forum. Like @Julian said, the easiest way to avoid missing things, is to read often, the two mentioned forums. But for those of us that have other things going on and can't get to it daily, viewing it is very subjective then. If modifications for example were a sub forum, and grouped as such, but another user viewed his mod as a topic better used under a boat specific group, then the mod is lost to you if you don't search all the boat specific threads. I personally think we have WAY too many sub forums and that topics do get isolated. It would be great, but I don't think a Xenforo add-on, to have a thread be listed in multiple forums. But that is probably the best answer. For instance, like the iPhone photos...you take a pic and it is in your camera roll, but you can add it to any other named folders you want to. The problem is that the master folder is the camera roll. It may be a feature available to us, but then you have thousands of members that each use the forum in their own way, and posts get lost. Search is the best way to find things to date if you don't read to keep up everyday.
     
  6. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    The hashtag addon we have is not very strong....would be really good if it had a page where you could go to see the frequently used hashtags and popular ones....I do need to go look at the mod we put in for it in case there are updates to it.
     
  7. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
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    +6,661 / 86
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
  8. Murf'n'surf

    Murf'n'surf Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    5,799
    Location:
    Naples Florida
    Ratings:
    +4,122 / 28
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    I think hash tagging is the way to go, especially now that I see you can watch them. We should come up with a standard # for several categories and within a few months members will be hash tagging the crap out of stuff.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

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