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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Devin
    Joined: Dec 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,352

    from Napa, CA


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
  2. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
    Posts: 461

    from Texas

    I won't miss them. Nuke em.
  3. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    so, if you lose 2 forums, are the new mods out of a job? :D
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  4. mooreboy
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 26

    from wisconsin

    Me personally I scroll through and read whatever title grabs my attention! I like all kinds of styles, years, and cars rods to customs to stock! NO TUNERS!! haha so glad I found The H.A.M.B!! peace and axle grease!

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  5. I've found myself getting lost and/or confused with the "Big HAMB", "Discussions & Happenings" & "Traditionally Styled & Stockers" forums. It's all just too damn much - especially when starting a thread. I thought on Day One that sorting all of the archives into separate areas would be next to impossible.

    Traditional Hot Rods and Traditional Customs is easy to figure out. But sorting out all that other mess is a pain in the ass... & I think it's unnecessary. Cut it to 3 - The HAMB (that contains everything) and the two traditional-only forums.

    Quite honestly, I liked it before the change better but I am, admittedly, not a hard core "traditional guy" so I like some of the slightly O/T stuff. I want to log onto one forum and see it all.

  6. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,570

    from Yuma, AZ

    I tend to only look at the aggregate forum now and the traditional hot rods forum. I like the old one big forum best.

    With the new way it seems like more of a pain to search for things across all the forums. It always takes me into one of the specialized forums or doesn't bring up all results unless I remember to click on all of the forums in the search. Then I need to remember to go back to the aggregate so I don't get stuck only looking at one of the smaller forums. Maybe I am doing it wrong?

    I think I am missing out on reading a lot more now, not looking into the customs, stockers, or discussions and happening forums, but I might be in the minority. So, ya I like the idea of rolling the latter 2 forums into the big hamb forum.
  7. Sounds good. Pick one and stick with it! You're driving us old guys nuts!! ;):D

  8. Tyler=smart.
  9. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,844

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    thanks,and thanks,not having to look around as much is good
  10. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,523

    from Woburn, MA

    I actually REALLY like having the "Traditionally "Styled" Hot Rods, Customs, & Production Cars" section and implore you to keep it! Maybe rename it "Traditionally "Styled" Hot Rods & Customs" but I really think, even if it's just threads moving forward that will get filed in there, that it's a value added feature that will help spread the gospel.

    I have a question/suggestion. Would there be a way for you to enable OPs to take the burden off of the moderators and move their own threads?
  11. 63comet
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 508


    I tend to only use the mobile app and just scroll the new/unread posts column. Specific subforums haven't made a difference to me except when starting posts.

    Although I have been guilty about whining over details I seriously hold firm to it's your house, your rules, do as you wish.
  12. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,568

    from Nebraska

    I've just been looking at the old Hokey Ass Message Board forum and thought it grouped all threads together... Now I understand that it was just all threads that have been grouped under one of the (new) sub-forums.

    Now that I look at the "Discussions & Happenings" forum title, I see that I've missed some things. Perfect example is the stickied threads like HAMB Auctions and the Friday Art Shows.

    I think simplifying with just the two strictly traditional sub-forums is a great idea; leaving everything else grouped together under the main heading and still seeing the traditional threads.

    Good idea!

  13. hotrodsnguns
    Joined: Apr 3, 2004
    Posts: 545

    from Fresno, CA

  14. squeaky32
    Joined: May 30, 2013
    Posts: 135


    sounds perfect to me
  15. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    Great idea I'm all for it!
  16. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,485

    Rudy J
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

    Simplification...Good move
  17. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,385

    from Michigan

    Me too, mostly...except that I do appreciate the "pure goodness" of the Traditional Hot Rods and the Traditional Customs forums when I want it.

    So no problem here. I think the 3 forums would work well, with a little less confusion for the membership and much less work for you guys.
  18. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,396


    Works for me boss.
  19. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
    Posts: 393


    If anybody has a problem with you doing anything they should keep it to themselves. Go with the Kiss program, Keep It Simple Stupid. I say that with the much respect!
  20. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    so pontman you think ryan did not want any opinions besides yours when he asked the question?
  21. Let's not start a pissin' match. HRP
  22. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,912


    That makes it easier for me,Ryan. I like the idea.
  23. I like the hard core traditional rods and customs cats. That's why i'm here. All thou i don't build that way i love watching the builds. Then i can cruise over to what ever else is going on. 3 is good but works pretty well right now so why go through all the work. It's fine.:)
  24. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    A few said to "give it time" the way it is now.

    I think it was perfectly planned right from the start; the "insprired section" is about those cars and their parts and questions. Happenings and discussions, is not about a particular car by itself.

    I think it will run perfect, if given time for all to get used to it.

    But I don't know if it causes more staff hours to keep it this way.
  25. 24 Dodge
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 659

    24 Dodge

    Good for me, it works
  26. Do it.
  27. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,987

    Member Emeritus

    Two thoughts come to mind:

    1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    2. If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

    Pick one

  28. JakeDW
    Joined: Sep 30, 2012
    Posts: 580

    from Missouri

    Leave it way less drama from the old drama queens.

  29. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,119

    from Central IL

    I liked the old way the best. I am interested in Hot Rods, Customs art shows whatever. I like the general forum and just open what seems to catch my interest at the time. Even if I go to the new posts it seems like a lot less has been going on since the change. I find myself not getting on here as much of late, and it seems like either I am missing a ton of stuff or else there just isn't as much going on lately.
  30. I have never "fit" the HAMB in the truest sense because back in "the day", if we had had alternators and disc brakes you can bet your ass we would have used them.
    Having said that, I can appreciate the folks that are hard core wanting to build to a specific time period and don't want to scroll through a bunch of "every day" hot rods to peruse what they want to see.
    For me, it's not much of a change because I hardly ever get away from my subscriptions.
    When I come on, that's the first place I go. I have several, some that actually are from the traditional side. If I want to spend more time on the HAMB, then I go surfing...

    Oh, BTW, Ryan, please keep the cutoff at 64. That's one thing that I believe, if it was changed would dilute the whole thing down the drain.

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