Organizing the LS Forum

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  1. rgorke

    rgorke Well-Known LVC Member

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    Has anyone thought about having a sticky that organizes some of the more common questions and issues posted?

    What I am thinking is that rather than using the somewhat pitiful search function (not a criticism, just an observation) we have a sticky that has certain categories to point people to, such as:

    Cooling system: There are 3 or so threads that are routinely used.
    Suspension: including...Control arms, options for Gen 2 V8 sport (the whole bilstein jag work), I was even looking for the size of socket for the rear hub nut recently...
    Electrical
    Oil leaks
    Transmission
    Even one on basic tools
    ...when do you really need the "special tool" in the book vs getting another tool to do the job.
    I am sure there are other categories, etc.

    Of course there is the caveat of someone actually doing it....

    Thoughts?
     
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    • AmsterDutch

      AmsterDutch Dedicated LVC Member

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      That would make sense ...good idea! Especially for the new LS enthusiast...so many of the same issues come up ...the primary of course is Overheating
       
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      • HRLNKN

        HRLNKN Active LVC Member

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        Would make the forum a lot easier to navigate, especially for newbs. Could ask specific questions in a designated sub-forum, and would make the collected knowledge amassed over the years much easier to get to. Stickys are great, but you could also see all the threads & posts that went into getting to that point too
         
      • HRLNKN

        HRLNKN Active LVC Member

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        And maybe the search box would magically work better too...
         
      • jerryg2112

        jerryg2112 Active LVC Member

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        I resort to Google advanced search when I need to search this forum and it won't search for 3 letter words (pcm, rem, fem, etc..) or common words. Advanced google search lets me search only this site.
         
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        • FDR

          FDR Dedicated LVC Member

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          google "[topic] site:lincolnvscadillac.com"

          The search here isn't broken, we're just spoiled by current search engines being pretty good at sorting by relevance
           
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          • HRLNKN

            HRLNKN Active LVC Member

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            Yeah, I know, but I always kinda disliked the whole "Google-the-site" work-around thing
             
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            • 04_Sport_LS

              04_Sport_LS Dedicated LVC Member

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              That can actually be a more effective search alternative.

              It's actually been mentioned a few times over the years... to make certain topics a "sticky" at the top of the page.

              At one point it drew a negative comment about "the powers that be" on this site.

              If enough people made the request, it could happen... but there would be alot of material to filter through considering how many duplicate, (triplicate, quintuplet, sextet.............), threads there are.
               
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