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Plans for the Hardware Forum

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Kris Vickers, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    OK guys, we have a plan!

    Hopefully over the next few days, we (me and Brian) will be able to tidy this section of the forum up a little.

    The plan is to create sub-sections for various subjects to make it a pleasant and easy experience to browse through.

    If anybody has any suggestions, please add them here :wink:
     
  2. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    A place to ave coffee while we talk soldering and cutting wires. :)

    SRW(Sim Racing Hardware) is my fav chilling our area here lol.
     
  3. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Kris a support area will be grand m8.
     
  4. Separate purchased hardware from DIY stuff. Then sticky anything that is good as reference material.
     
  5. Abdul, there is one already, look for 'solders corner' thread mate!
     
  6. Completion of started tutorials, perhaps?

    No offence Brian, but you've started, and left some people hanging. It's useful for everyone, not just those making button boxes.
     
  7. Hi Tom, None taken :) I WILL finish the tuts and start some new ones asap, Ive just had no time, the forum has taken off, reviews, and other forum stuff has really taken my spare time. I have learnt one thing, in future I am going to write up the tuts FIRST then publish them complete :) But yes, I will get it done asap :)
     
  8. Maybe some dedicated forum moderators aside from reviewers. That way, you can just forward what you need done in the forum to them and worry about reviews and other affairs?
     
  9. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    I should therefore put my hand up for that job, seeing as i`m halfway there already.

    Bri, forward some stuff and i`ll do the do with it :)
     
  10. Alex Ball

    Alex Ball
    Web Nerd

    A better classifieds section?

    Other than that it already seems OK
     
  11. Kris Vickers

    Kris Vickers
    Hardware Staff

    I agree.

    At the minute it can be quite difficult to see what is for sale, wanted or is just a random post.

    Rest assured that we are all working or trying to restructure the forums to best suit the servers and the publics needs :)

    Watch this space!
     
  12. I think having sub-forums that are specific to different hardware manufacturers will be a big help. For example, the Official Fanatec Support Thread has grown into 496 replies as of today (Dec. 12, 2010). That's pretty daunting for a new Fanatec customer.

    So, I'd suggest having a general-purpose hardware forum for stuff that's not vendor-specific (e.g., "what wheel should I buy") , and then sub-forums for equipment from Logitech, Fanatec, etc. It's probably true that some vendor-specific sub-forums would be pretty empty. But, staying with the Official Fanatec Support Thread example, there are many different issues contained in there and it would be much easier to view them as different threads within a Fanatec sub-forum.