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Old 03-12-2006, 04:25 PM   #31
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'nother suggestion. this

'nother suggestion. this one of mine may actually be useful:

how about mouse-over explanations for acronyms, initialisms and other "coined" words or phrases.

one of the bigger frustrations in joining an established forum is trying to decipher these. i recall this was a particular problem for me whenever i visited greenhybrid.com. they have more short-forms for words, cars and techniques than you can throw a stick at (TASA).

the teamswift site has a great technical fix for this. for example, see:

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=20537

and notice how you can mouseover WTS and TPS for explanations. maybe you've seen this on other boards already.

FYI, i have a feeling the more we get into the nitty & gritty of FE conversation, with WAI vs HAI, FAS, NICE-on / NICE-off, etc, the more this will be appreciated for those seeking MPG.

it will help reduce the classic response: WTF?
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:54 PM   #32
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I'd think that would be the

I'd think that would be the place of the wiki, where once HAI is added every mention of HAI on the site becomes a discrete link to the wiki entry for HAI.
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:44 PM   #33
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What about lenght of running Mods.

I don't know how you would do it but have some place where you list lenght of time running a modification so that people can see if it has cause a premature failure of a componet. Info for things for example: Starter condition for those that turn the engine off, tire wear, IAT mod, lean burn, Acetone, Torco GP-7 etc for example.
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Old 03-17-2006, 01:20 PM   #34
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Just did a little

<style>
a.wiki
{
color:#009900;
text-decoration: none;
}
</style>

Just did a little research... looks like this functionality (definitions) is VERY easy to impliment. I should be able to do it in about 30 minutes time.

Check out these examples:

<a class="wiki" href="/wiki/TPS" title="Throttle Position Sensor">TPS</a>

<a class="wiki" href="/wiki/HAI" title="Hot Air Intake">HAI</a>

<a class="wiki" href="wiki/w00t" title="Expression of excitement">w00t</a>

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Old 03-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #35
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Matt is super magnificent.

Matt is super magnificent.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:24 PM   #36
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i bow to his superness.

i bow to his superness.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:35 PM   #37
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Man you, and you gave me all

Man you, and you gave me all this whining about how hard it would be to wiki it up. Make the links more discrete like they were the first time for just the mouseover. I wish you had done this a week ago and I woulda had spring break to fill it up with ****,
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