How about a FAQ post or stickies for FAQ?

Discussion in 'ClubSeaRay.com Suggestions' started by Loneranger, May 7, 2009.

  1. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    In this forum I see a lot of questions asked and then a lot of people respond with why did you not search first. I personally find searching this site difficult. For instance, the title of a thread often does not clearly indicate the content of the thread; therefore, you have to open each thread to see if it contains the information you desire.

    Anyway, has any thought been given to creating a FAQ section? The current FAQ section only seems to pertain to board mechanics or etiquette. A FAQ would require a lot of work initially but ultimately would be a very useful feature. Or even a page of stickies of the better threads of common questions? Say stickie the best thread on polishing or refinishing fiberglass, the best thread debating the use of portable generators, etc?

    This topic may have been discussed before but I could not find any discussion of it.

    John
     
  2. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    Excellent idea - I actually go to a site for my car http://www.xoutpost.com/ and on that page, they have a how to tab and it takes you to all the various DIY's that have been done on the X5's. I've used that resource a lot since I'm mechanically retarded ;-)

    It would be great to have a similar organization of how to's, DIY's, and cool mods. :smt043

    -T
     
  3. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Pool 10 Guttenberg, IA
    2006 300DA Sundancer
    350 Mags / Bravo III
    I like this idea too....any ideas how you would / should qualify what is sticky?
    There must be 50 threads a year on which annodes to use....
     
  4. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    Hmm... I think it's a judgement call by the moderator - but I'd have it so that you could 'tag' your post when you submit it for review by a mod, i.e. if you're posting a DIY, or maybe an anode chart.
     
  5. KayKook

    KayKook New Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Mitten State
    89' 200CC Cuddy (Sold)
    175HP 4.3L V-6
    A FAQ section would in time become so big that it would not get used, just like the search function now. What you would get is:
    " Hi, I'm new here, I am wondering how many liters is a 5.0 motor? I smoke pot, so I was too lazy to try the search function and FAQ section, can you help me?"
     
  6. timinfla2

    timinfla2 New Member

    578
    Sep 22, 2008
    Hmm... I'd disagree because the mods or whomever they entrusted to be the gatekeeper would decide what is and what is not an FAQ. Although it's probably bad form to drive traffic to another forum, check out the link I posted initially and check out their tips&tricks/howto section. It's really well done and it saved me a couple trips to the mechanic.

    -Tim

    PS, no I'm not the keymaster.
     
  7. kpetry

    kpetry Member

    362
    Jul 19, 2008
    Live in Ellettsville, IN - close to Bloomington
    2002 Sea Ray 340DA
    Twin 8.1 Horizons, inboard

    +1 here

    I think it's a good idea!
     
  8. Loneranger

    Loneranger Active Member

    May 2, 2008
    Knoxville TN
    2000 SeaRay Sundancer 270
    7.4l Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    I think the benefit of a FAQ section is that it is moderated and edited so that it does not become unusable. I am not sure of the mechanism to get this done. I think it would require quite a bit of initial work though.

    I also have seen this used on other sites for example: tundrasolutions.com which happens to be another car site.

    John
     

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