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Old 03-15-2006, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Defined upgrades by fixed naming.

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J!m, myself and my girlfriend were brainstorming over a couple of beers at The Black Forrest Brewhaus last Saturday night. Here is a suggestion that would improve the ability for members to determine what changes we have made, and at the same time clear up the bloated signature blocks. If categories were made such as the ones we already have, but with pre-defined brand and parts, we could choose from a list to define what upgrades we have. For example:

I have a Reiger rear spoiler. I would use the drop down list to choose Exterior/Body Kit/Reiger/Rear Spoiler. That way no one can be ambiguous about naming their upgrades. It would allow members to search for specific upgrades, and see who has them.

It would also clear up "Garage" tab that restricts typing in upgrades. We need standards, so we are all on the same page.

Here are more items, and how I would choose them from drop down windows:

Transmission/Shifter/Z3M
Suspension/Shocks-Struts/Bilstein/Sport
Interior/Seats/Vader-Heated
Exhaust/Stromung
Intake/Carbonio.
Differential/6cylinder/3.45/Limited Slip
Interior/Armrest/OEM

Users can request new items be added to list, but otherwise must choose from the list.

Those members that have, for example M-tech model cars, can list that they have the M-tech rear bumper, even though it came stock. It would still help other's with possible questions.

Interior colors and OEM options direct from the dealer can be added too, such as side impact airbags.

I hope this is possible, it sure would be helpful.

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Old 03-15-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
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a standardized parts list?

brilliant!
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:46 AM   #3
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That sounds like a good idea L8. See if it wasn't for beer you guys would've never thought of it.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:26 AM   #4
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Maybe after I have a few beers first.
I love to add things to the site, but that seems like WORK.

Let me look into a couple mods that is out there.
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:01 AM   #5
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I think it's just a matter of adding a Microsoft Acess database into the website. Then queries can be made once everyone loads their info.

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Maybe after I have a few beers first.
I love to add things to the site, but that seems like WORK.

Let me look into a couple mods that is out there.
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I think it's just a matter of adding a Microsoft Acess database into the website. Then queries can be made once everyone loads their info.
Microsoft. NEVER!
That's not the problem. I can create additional profile fields with dropdown menus and put them where ever I like. Where would you propose these list be. You know, I bet I can make them a signature.
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NEVER use non-standard pieces to build a website! especially anything M$. they can't comply with STANDARDS to save their lives. freakin' xml would be better.
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:28 PM   #8
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I'm only a computer geek by hobby. I'll leave it to a professional computer geek to figure it out.

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NEVER use non-standard pieces to build a website! especially anything M$. they can't comply with STANDARDS to save their lives. freakin' xml would be better.
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I'll leave it to a professional computer geek to figure it out.
me too steve?
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It's not a question of how, it's more where.
I can eliminate sigs and probably create a custom sig in a specific format.
I'll try yo do it over the weekend.
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Better have another beer and really think this over. I'll help by having a few tonight as well. If this is a topic over beers, we all need help.
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Think of this as more than just a signature. A database can have records consisting of text, video, images and sound. Member upgrades can have images attached to the text. A Stromung upgrade could have a sound file attached

Between all the members, we have so many pictures and videos that need to be properly cataloged. Each upgrade can also have a link to the "Notebook" section.

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It's not a question of how, it's more where.
I can eliminate sigs and probably create a custom sig in a specific format.
I'll try yo do it over the weekend.
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Seems like a good idea, but that is going to he a HUGE list. And what about the people that have custom parts? Not trying to shoot you down, just adding to the discussion.
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You start with the mods that most often are done. Custom stuff would be the last thing to worry about.

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Seems like a good idea, but that is going to he a HUGE list. And what about the people that have custom parts? Not trying to shoot you down, just adding to the discussion.
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You start with the mods that most often are done. Custom stuff would be the last thing to worry about.
I'm just thinking things like homemade intakes, and people who just take their car to a shop and have an exhaust built. I figured those were pretty common.
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