Re: [DML] Product sub forums?
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Re: [DML] Product sub forums?

My two cents:

This idea would be wonderful if dmcnews were a web based forum. It's easy to
create different sections in such a forum and simple to enforce discussion
rules (moderators can simply move messages between sections as appropriate).

However, for an email list, this idea is basically unworkable due to the
nature of email based lists.


On 6/27/06, Tom Tait <TTait@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>   An idea like this was floated a month or two ago, but this is a little
> different and maybe of interest.
> How about adding a section to the Main DMCnews area where we can post
> information specifically on products.
> I'm sure I remember posts from months ago that the Optima batteries were
> great - now I have one in my car and another thread has come up letting
> me know they are awful.
> I thought I had researched pretty well on alternators and bought a
> popular upgrade item, only to learn afterwards that a higher amperage
> model requires a higher rpm just to kick in - I would have purchase
> differently if I had known that.
> I almost purchased a much more expensive automatic antenna, but in that
> case I found a good option at a much lower cost.
> With the choices for aftermarket items on the market it seems like sub
> forums with specific product reviews for batteries, tires, which oil,
> alternators, AC accumulators, aftermarket frames, etc. would be very
> helpful. If the members and moderators work to ensure it's not about
> ongoing online arguments between vendors and owners it could remain
> concise and helpful. In fact I would suggest that vendors/manufacturers
> be encouraged to only include links to a product page and application
> notes for the item. That is the page they could showcase their own
> information on the item and answer criticisms of it in one place/message
> (application notes?) rather than a series of posts.
> Picture finding a structure like this:
> >Alternators
> >>Ducillier
> >>Motorola
> >>DMCH 105 Amp Reviews
> >>>DMCH Product Page
> >>PJ Grady 110 Amp Reviews
> >>SpecialTAuto Alternator Reviews
> >>>SpecialTauto Web Site
> >>>SpecialTaut application Notes
> >Battery
> >>AC Delco Reviews
> >>Optima Yellow Top Reviews
> >>>Manufacturers Web Site
> >>>Manufacturers Application Notes
> >>Optima Red Top Reviews
> >>>Manufacturers Web Site
> >>>Manufacturers Application Notes
> >>Sears Diehard
> >Door Lock Controllers
> >>OEM Grady/DMCH/DMC
> >>DNPW Wings-Be-Open
> >>>DNPW Website
> >>Joe Cool
> >>>Joe Cool Website and application notes
> >>Other
> >Tires
> >>General Info
> >>Michelin Pilot Reviews
> >>Goodrich T/A Reviews
> >>Yokahama Reviews
> >>Other Tire Reviews
> Everyone will agree that their preferred vendors are a great source for
> recommendations on products, but it's hard to compare. If original
> posters could be allowed to update a posting over time it becomes a
> living guide and far more concise than searching for old posts.
> Rather than the previous suggestion of a review committee, this might
> prove more feasible and more helpful.
> Moderator, vendors, owners, anyone think this might work?
> Tom

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