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Your own Tech. section?

nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
edited September 2008 in Commuting chat
Having popped in and out of the " Embarrassing Bike Questions" topic a bit it seems, to me that a new section might be of help here.

Do you want a separate tech area? If yes what should it be called?

If you are happy with things as they are no probs.
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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    I kind of like that my embarrassingly dumb questions are only visible to a few. Also, I know the guys on Commuting are lovely and very helpful and that they read most of the threads on there so I do get an answer.
  • Call it "embarrasing bike questions". Seems to work okay at the moment!
  • LittigatorLittigator Posts: 1,262
    If you mean a tech sub-section to sit within the Commuting forum like 'Commuting General' then yes please.

    As for names, I'm thinking I'm thinking gimme a minute.
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  • LittigatorLittigator Posts: 1,262
    What about

    101 Tech Questions You Never Wanted to Ask

    or

    Online LBS

    or

    Tech Support (for a more sensible approach)

    or

    The Fettle Stop
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Call it "embarrasing bike questions". Seems to work okay at the moment!

    NL - good idea.

    Seconded. :)

    And, as Litts says, within "Commuting General".
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Littigator
    yes like at the moment you have commuting general as the only sub fora of commuting, what i am suggesting is a new sub fora for the tech bit in commuting along the lines of the embarrassing bike questions topic.

    With the idea of keeping it simple and basic mainly as a place for you lot to discus the tech issues you have.
    If you want serious pop into the road or the MTB sections.

    Oh I will need fora heading and subscript :wink:

    so you can go for both serious and ......
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  • LittigatorLittigator Posts: 1,262
    cjcp wrote:
    Call it "embarrasing bike questions". Seems to work okay at the moment!

    NL - good idea.

    Seconded. :)

    And, as Litts says, within "Commuting General".

    No no non CJCP within Commuting the same as Commuting General is...tsk check your thread man for goodness sake :wink:

    Nicklouse, unless we get any better suggestions then I favour "Online LBS - daft questions asked and helpful answers given"

    TA!
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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    How about helpful questions asked and daft answers given?

    That would make me feel I contribute to the Forum.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    The On-line LBS.

    Ask the daft questions here first.

    ?
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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Littigator wrote:
    cjcp wrote:
    Call it "embarrasing bike questions". Seems to work okay at the moment!

    NL - good idea.

    Seconded. :)

    And, as Litts says, within "Commuting General".

    No no non CJCP within Commuting the same as Commuting General is...tsk check your thread man for goodness sake :wink:

    Nicklouse, unless we get any better suggestions then I favour "Online LBS - daft questions asked and helpful answers given"
    TA!

    Yep. What you said. :)

    Re the bold bit, "LBS" would hold us out as having some sort of expertise. Expertise is the last thing I have. "Possibly inaccurate answers" I am full of.
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    I think "online" is one word these days - "on-line" looks a bit like "good-day" or "e-mail"!

    And "ask the daft questions here first" is a bit scoldy! I like Litt's "Online LBS - daft questions asked and helpful answers given" and don't really think it needs to be changed.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Ok

    Looks like

    "Online LBS - daft questions asked and helpful answers given"

    any other thoughts?
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  • Silly point: Not everyone will know what LBS stands for. I only learned what it was after reading posts here.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    ansbaradigeidfran
    Good point.

    Online Workshop?

    Online Bikeshop?

    Arrrrgggh :wink:
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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    I'd say no to Online Bikeshop or the section will be inundated with people asking which bike they should buy.

    Why not 'Technical stuff: daft questions ..."?
  • 'Online LBS/Maintenance' Page

    Definately a top idea, it would definately mean less money spent in the son of satan they call evans! :evil:
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  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    Biketech 101
    Tech 101
    The Workshop
    The Garage
    Beginners' Workshop
    Fisher Price Bicycle Maintenance Forum

    Etc etc
  • LittigatorLittigator Posts: 1,262
    Mix two ideas -

    The Workshop - home of daft questions and helpful answers
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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    Littigator wrote:
    Mix two ideas -

    The Workshop - home of daft questions and helpful answers

    That's good!
  • Littigator

    Seconded
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Thirded and DONE.
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  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    Good work! How about moving the embarrassing questions thread there in order to get things moving?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    just thinking about doing that.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Great idea. Looks like Im too late for the naming. I would have suggest 'Embarassing bike questions - Thingymijigs and whatstheirnames'

    What about a cake shop too for us commuter forum users (or is that just the game thread?)
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  • Is 'The Workshop.' meant to have that full stop in the forum name? </pedant>
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    why not call it "know how" and it could fit in the general road section...
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  • robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367
    This has made these forums even more disjointed I'm afraid Nick.

    I'm all in favour of a specific workshop / technical section to take the technical topics from road gear and know how, which is too clogged full of "what shiny factory wheelset should I buy?" type threads that it's difficult to find the useful technical stuff, hence the same questions get asked over and over again.

    Yes, we need a workshop topic, but if the road section, and the road gear and knowhow section needs to chenged simply to road gear.
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    robbarker wrote:
    This has made these forums even more disjointed I'm afraid Nick.

    I'm all in favour of a specific workshop / technical section to take the technical topics from road gear and know how, which is too clogged full of "what shiny factory wheelset should I buy?" type threads that it's difficult to find the useful technical stuff, hence the same questions get asked over and over again.

    Yes, we need a workshop topic, but if the road section, and the road gear and knowhow section needs to chenged simply to road gear.

    sticky up threads for

    components
    lights
    baggage panniers
    canyoufixit?

    that kinda thing
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