[DML] Re: Repeated Questions Solution: DeLorean Tech Wiki?
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[DML] Re: Repeated Questions Solution: DeLorean Tech Wiki?



In theory, the DML archives could be just as good as the proposed wiki
site. 

But when you need to find out exactly why this mysterious blue relay
melted and all you can find are posts titled 'OMG OMG FIIRRRE"....

It's an exaggeration, but I've always HATED hunting through these
archives. Even though I generally prefer web-based sites, even those
are terrible to hunt through. (The forum I use for my regular car's
support has a restriction on the search engine: all queries must be 3
letters or longer. It's pretty hard to find details on "MS"
(megasquirt) or "+t" (adding a turbo system), especially when every
single post is titled that way.)

A dedicated site would be much easier to search and find answers on,
and could be easily updated and cross-referenced regularly. If someone
discovers that oil X is awesome, they're not likely to make a new post
about it, so all the data we can find will be people arguing about it. 

Plus, we could integrate the existing how-tos and tech data, with the
added benefit that people can add new pictures and details as new
methods are discovered. 

I'd be willing to help out with the site, although I'm not exactly a
good source of technical information. And I think that rather than the
existing wikia site, we should probably have it hosted by owners.
Maybe one of the vendors would be willing to host it for us? 

I vote that we take Lou up on his offer, or at least arrange
something. This could prove incredibly useful. 



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
>
> Joe, 
> Isn't the DML archives the same thing. My feeling is if the answer
is in the
> DML and folks don't won't to look it up they why would they look under
> Wikipedia or DML Wicki. Isn't it the same thing with just an
attachment? I
> was told years ago that one of the problems with the DOA was that
most of
> the problems were addressed in the magazines and they even did an
index on
> that. Then the computers got really going and the same questions got
> answered again.
> I really don't care anyway the group want's to do it, your still
going to
> get the questions unless the moderators direct the questions to the
archive
> before they are posted it's just going to keep on going and the
archive will
> still get bigger and bigger on the same problem and answer.
> John Hervey
> www.specialtauto.com
> 
>     
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From:Joe Angell
> Subject: [DML] Repeated Questions Solution: DeLorean Tech Wiki?
> 
> 
> Has anyone thought of setting up a DeLorean Tech Wiki?
>




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