The voice of reason !
Actually it did help answer some questions thank you, but none that I raised so I guess we shall see what happens.:thanku:Well, well, I do seem to have kicked the coop a little here. Let me try and answer some questions. First, I'll say sorry for the delay, but I was out of circulation Monday and Tuesday with the flu.
Now, I don't want to make any assumptions about how things happen here on MTF, but I'll tell you what I often see in other forums. People do post lots of great threads with their experiences and a lot of people rad them and find what they need.
Sometimes, there is a lot of discussion after and other points emerge that are important to the topic, but are only found two, three or ten pages after.
Sometimes there are links to other information and they get broken after a year or two.
Sometimes the person writing the original post links to photos somewhere else and later that somewhere else disappears and there's just red X's left. Sometimes, there's just no photos to start with.
And sometimes the person posting doesn't really take the time to explain things so that a novice can understand what is being talked about.
We're not necessarily trying to turn people into mechanics, but to give them the information they need to make a decision whether some particular job is within their capability, or they should have a shop look after it for them.
So, the question has come up a number of times about posts that have already been made. First, those posts will remain right where they are. If you're interested in converting one or more of them to a Quick Tip, an article or a feature for the TECH Exchange, I'd love to talk to you about it.
If there aren't any photos in the original post, well we're going to have to find some. If the thread rambles on for 300 posts, we're going to have to cut some stuff out and make sure its not the important content. If there's broken links we'll have to fix them.
Since old posts can't be edited, there's a Working Area forum for TECH Exchange writers to create and update new articles.
Anybody that still wants to post a DIY and have it stickied in the normal way is free to do so, just as before. Nothing has changed in that way at all.
Hope this helps... Don