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

No no, put it as a section of the DMCnews home page, just like the
photos section, so it is web based not email based.  Moderators, is this


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Ryan Wright
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 5:23 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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
rules (moderators can simply move messages between sections as

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 <> >
> 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
> great - now I have one in my car and another thread has come up
> 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
> 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
> 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
> (application notes?) rather than a series of posts.
> Picture finding a structure like this:

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