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Old 03-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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this forum dead?

I've been gone for awhile... I'm noticing every post gets moved into the basics... New moderator?


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Old 03-25-2012, 06:40 PM
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No, too many repeats of the same old questions over and over without people searching the knowledge base
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:08 PM
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No, too many repeats of the same old questions over and over without people searching the knowledge base
Exactly. Eventually the knowledgeable providers here will get tired of the same questions being asked over and over again, and like Rockin says, posters not willing to do any research on their own. The searchable database here is huge.

Nobody wants to be seen as a "basic" hotrodder, and it's not always easy to decide what's basic and what's more advanced or technical. Some post types are automatically sent to basic as policy. Moving posts was discussed at length in the mod forum with the boss, it's not something one individual is doing.

So no, it's not new moderators, it's all of us trying to clean up the more technical forum before people get burned out and quit reading threads. Almost all posts deserve a response and not be buried, we leave redirects to where the posts were put.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:53 AM
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I look at it this way when I move a thread, if it's just a "Look at what I did" thread, it goes to the lounge. If it's a fairly simple question or asking for opinions, like "what is the best primer to use?" it goes to basics. Like 68 says, we don't want to burnout our experts, making them read through a multitude of threads to answer a basic question just isn't the way to keep these guys interested. The engine forum is the toughest, how many times can a guy answer the best way to make a million horsies with a small block Chevy engine? We do our best.
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Sorry... I just saw a bunch of em moved (and mine). I see what you mean. My question has been asked too, I answered it myself even.


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Maybe using more stickies might help also.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:38 AM
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Maybe using more stickies might help also.
We used to have a mess of stickies, they get in the way sometimes. Now we try to limit 2 to a forum, no sense trying to wade through a mess of stickies every time you log on, just to see a new post.

No need for apologies, Mods would not be needed if there were nothing to do. This site, for it's size, is amazing that there aren't more problems than there are. We have a good bunch of Mods and a great bunch of members. Jon set up a great forum and runs it with wisdom beyond his years.
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I have a site that I visit on Rambler stuff and there must be 15-20 stickies on a few there, geeeez.

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Hey i'm new here and i want to know how to build a 383.
I swear if i see that question again

But i've been wondering how do you become a moderator? Not that i want to be ,but just wondering....
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Be completely outta your mind
Same as becoming a bull rider - - - "fill your mouth with marbles and everytime you post on this forum, spit one out, and when you have lost all your marbles then you can apply for a moderator position !"
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WR had the right answer.

A while back and when I reached 500 (or some number) posts I was asked to consider being a mod. After what I saw they went through, said no (also, I do have a problem of being a bit too 'crusty' {cranky?} at times )

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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But i've been wondering how do you become a moderator? Not that i want to be ,but just wondering....


Be completely outta your mind [/QUOTE]

It helps at times. Here's a link: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/modapp.php

I hope it still works, we haven't had any applications in a while and the old applications should probably be renewed if the original appliers are still interested. I don't know if we need any more mods, spammers are the worse problems, most are nailed and banned within an hour. Thread separation, editing for clarity, takes up more time. Patience is a virtue, mine runs thin at times.
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Hey i'm new here and i want to know how to build a 383.
I swear if i see that question again
Can I bore a 305 out to a 350? AHH!! thats another one that gets old.
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