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Old 01-07-2016, 06:44 PM
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super job!!! This is a great start and we can definitely add and improve over time. This addresses probably 80% of the questions out there. Still a few gaps like Transmission and ECU Tuning, but a superb improvement over what we had.
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I like it Rock, HUGE help!

Now, can we also add an IQ and English test for new registrants, or am I pushing my luck?
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Rock, I apologize, but my thread 'To all who track their car' is really a brake upgrade thread. I guess I picked a less than ideal name. Can you move it to the brake section, please?
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My bad. I'm trying to review all content before I place the links but I missed that one.
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Okay guys. I hope I have things a bit more organized for the W204 AMG owners. I incorporated the endless number of stickies in the FAQ thread and hopefully have a one-stop-shop for members. Please let me know if I need to make some additions or subtractions.

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Think the other stickies should stay in place since they're not just for new members (1/4-mile times should def stay, and the pic threads consolidate a lot of posts that would otherwise clog the forum). Otherwise it looks amazing so far Rock, seriously thanks for this.

Another item for the FAQ - MityVac oil changes
https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...up-photos.html
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Here's more good karma heading your way Rock! Loving the new clean forum. Thanks for enhancing our experience.
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The Head Bolt VIN thread should probably be stickied to stay at the top too
https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...rly-2011s.html
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Hi Rock! Can you please post this in the FAQ section under Maintenance?
https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...***-204-a.html
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I just wanted to add to this thread as someone who has been a member here for a while (albeit not very active) and someone who has way too many posts on other automotive forums. First of all a big thank you to both Purpleheart and Rock (and everyone else) for taking the time to improve things around here. I have been a fan of the W204 C63 for years, and a few months back decided I would get one. Of course the first thing I do is check for a forum to research on, and being that this is the only MB forum I am a member of I checked here first. This was several months ago before these changes were implimented, and to be honest I did not ever plan to come back. All I saw were a bunch of dead sticky threads and for sale ads that were so old I wouldn't be surprised if Karl Benz were the OP.

By chance I stopped by a few days ago and the two things that caught my eye were this thread and the new single sticky which has been very, very helpful for someone like myself. I have now realized that this forum is just like many of the other enthusiast forums that I have been a part of. It is packed full of knowledge; basically everything you could ever need to know about this car, and it is comprised of passionate, willing to help individuals. This time I will stay!

Having said that, there is still room for improvement. I'm sure many of us here have been a part of a forum that just "made sense". For me the E9x M3 forum on bimmerpost is near perfection. There is literally a section for everything which makes it incredibly easy to find what you are looking for. Even the for sale section is broken down into different categories (the main two categories are owner or sponsor classifieds) such as engine, wheels, cars etc. I spend hours just browsing the for sale ads because it is so easy! I realize that this site probably does not have the level of activity to support this type of system, but I think most members would agree that having a separate for sale forum would be very beneficial. Even better there would be one forum for vendors and another for owner classifieds. I have to imagine that the aftermarket and enthusiast base for the C63, which is most likely growing due to lower purchase costs, is large enough to support such a small change.

I appreciate the great products that the vendors here offer, and have done business with my fair share in the past, but quite frankly seeing a thread day after day bumped by the same vendor is not only annoying, but it greatly degrades the level of class and sophistication this forum possess. In a more absolute sense there is a finite number of threads that this forum can support being bumped daily before it is completely over run by them and you have to go back several pages to see any actual member posts.

In summary I am very thankful for the work that has been done thus far, and would like everyone to know that it has greatly improved the usability and my enjoyment of the forum. However, my one suggestion is that some consideration be put into the use of our enthusiast owner forum for vendors commercial advertising.
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Originally Posted by C-A-T-S View Post

I appreciate the great products that the vendors here offer, and have done business with my fair share in the past, but quite frankly seeing a thread day after day bumped by the same vendor is not only annoying, but it greatly degrades the level of class and sophistication this forum possess. In a more absolute sense there is a finite number of threads that this forum can support being bumped daily before it is completely over run by them and you have to go back several pages to see any actual member posts.
I concur. I would vote to completely eliminate this really shady/cheesey "PM us for best price" approach and ask vendors to post a price in their threads, and not bump their threads more than once a week or so (or some appropriate time). This whole craiglisty-vendor product push is unique to mbworld, I don't see it on any other vehicle forum that I am a member of.
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Why not a vendor sub forum for W204 C63 specific products only. Then they can bump their threads among themselves all they want...

A.) If someone is in need of a product it will be a little easier to find.
B.) It doesn't clutter up the "discussion" subsection.
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Because nobody will go there and vendors (who pay to keep the site running) will complain.

6SpeedOnline turned into this when IB bought them as well. It's just how they choose to run their properties.
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Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I certainly agree that this site is clouded by advertising but that's nothing a moderator can fix. We can help minimize excessive vendor bumps but sponsors are able to post where they wish. The only way members may be able to get things changed is to voice their displeasure in a constructive and respectful way to the people at IB. It will take more than just a few to speak up. Go here to get things started: https://mbworld.org/forums/suggestions-feedback-12/

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One last thought. I could put a "For Sale" thread specific for the W204 AMG in this forum. We could sticky it and then keep members parts and car sales in one place.

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We have another good thread for the FAQ section, thanks to 561design. Can you please add to Intake and Filters?
https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...row-boxes.html
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:41 PM
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Hey Rock, can you add this thread under brakes, please?
https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...uestion-2.html
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Hi Rock, one more reference thread - this one for the suspension section, please!


https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...-bushings.html
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One of the nicer For Sale forums I've seen is the myg37.com classifieds. I'm assuming what is done there can be done here since they are both owned by Internet Brands Automotive.

First of all, there is only one place to post for sale. That's it.

Second, its private classifieds, no vendors.

Other major rules that are amazing and help expedite the sale are:
-Price MUST be listed. Put a price and OBO if you want, but an actual price must be listed.
-At least one photo of item needs to be included.
-Location of item and if you're willing to ship.

There are more and they can all be found here:
http://www.myg37.com/forums/private-...-forum-40.html

Also, it's just me but I love how the for sale forums are laid out:
http://www.myg37.com/forums/private-classifieds-329/

Picture, price, and category are all right there for easy browsing.

Love it!
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Originally Posted by SaphGreyC63 View Post
One of the nicer For Sale forums I've seen is the myg37.com classifieds. I'm assuming what is done there can be done here since they are both owned by Internet Brands Automotive.

First of all, there is only one place to post for sale. That's it.

Second, its private classifieds, no vendors.

Other major rules that are amazing and help expedite the sale are:
-Price MUST be listed. Put a price and OBO if you want, but an actual price must be listed.
-At least one photo of item needs to be included.
-Location of item and if you're willing to ship.

There are more and they can all be found here:
http://www.myg37.com/forums/private-...-forum-40.html

Also, it's just me but I love how the for sale forums are laid out:
http://www.myg37.com/forums/private-classifieds-329/

Picture, price, and category are all right there for easy browsing.

Love it!
Add a minimum of 100 posts before you're allowed to post a for sale item
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Vendors have their own for sale section
A different for sale section for members
A different section for things not NSX related for sale

Even separate sections for WTB, and separate for autos for sale and autos wanted

Price must be listed, and no one can comment on the item except the OP..... keeps from item bashing
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FAQ updated. Thanks
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Seems like we've had a flood of idiots lately on here, and many members are getting tired of the stupid questions, trolls, and spammy posts.

Can we ask for a minimum post count before someone starts spamming the forum? It would force idiots to go post an introductory thread and make them act like a human being for at least a few minutes. There it could be better ascertained if they're just stupid, or a troll, or is someone who might come here and contribute.

Perhaps all newly registered members or those under 5 posts should be required to post in an "Introductory" thread first before they will be allowed to post on the main forum? That way the trolls will weed themselves out, and anyone who likes answering the "OMG OMG OMG Help Me Find A C63" threads or questions that are asked over and over and over again by people too lazy or stupid to search can go there and help people till they're blue in the face, while the rest of us are left alone.

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Seems like we've had a flood of idiots lately on here, and many members are getting tired of the stupid questions, trolls, and spammy posts.

Can we ask for a minimum post count before someone starts spamming the forum? It would force idiots to go post an introductory thread and make them act like a human being for at least a few minutes. There it could be better ascertained if they're just stupid, or a troll, or is someone who might come here and contribute.

Perhaps all newly registered members or those under 5 posts should be required to post in an "Introductory" thread first before they will be allowed to post on the main forum? That way the trolls will weed themselves out, and anyone who likes answering the "OMG OMG OMG Help Me Find A C63" threads or questions that are asked over and over and over again by people too lazy or stupid to search can go there and help people till they're blue in the face, while the rest of us are left alone.
Agreed, most forums have this. Good solution, needs to be done.
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Today's idiocy examples.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...ner-600-a.html

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w...worth-not.html


I'm just going to use this thread to park all of the retardedness that's going on here lately. I'll make it my job to update it every day until someone pays attention to this bull****. Bueller?
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