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Customs Vs. Hot Rods - A Poll for you to consider...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. No! Leave the HAMB just as it is...

    818 vote(s)
  2. Yes! I'd love to have separate custom and hot rod forums!

    169 vote(s)
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  1. This is true but it is a BIG if.

    Maybe there is a way that Ryan can set it up so that you are required to pick a prefix as part of starting a thread?

    I have no idea how doable any of this is but I also think it would be cool if you could pick multiple prefixes. So for example if you are doing a build you could pick project and hot rod prefixes. It wouldn't add a endless list of prefixes but might help guys narrow down searches using Prefixes
  2. It's already in place,,look at my last post. HRP
  3. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,558

    Member Emeritus

    I like the status quo.
  4. What's already in place? I know prefixes exist but guys don't have to use them and the vast majority don't.(35 posts on the first page and 4 are using a prefix) I am suggesting that to start a thread you are required to pick a prefix or you can't post a new thread and as far as I can see you can only pick one prefix am I wrong?
  5. Ryan, I respect that you have brought this to the forefront and that you have put it up for a vote.

    Even though I voted NOT to change, I like both Rods and Customs.

    However in defense of the custom guys, placing this to a vote on "this" forum is like walking into the Republican Convention and asking "Who's voting for Obama?". You already know how the voting is going to go.
  6. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    I think if the moderators, or maybe a new group could retroactively add the prefix. It's hard for the existing threads. It would be a similar issue if there was a separate forum anyway, who is going to do the work of dealing with existing threads.
  7. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    I get the general idea, and my motives are selfish (as usual) I wouldn't want to split it up, as I am a die-hard hot rod/musclecar:eek::p;) guy, but I do appreciate the whole custom thing, its just not for me. However, I DO like checking them out, and Ray Goularts Olds was one of the coolest things to ever sit on 4 wheels. If the forum is split, I will be hard-pressed to find the time to check out the custom board, and I will start missing out on some cool stuff that I otherwise would probably see.
    At the same time, I understand that the custom guys feel "lost in the shuffle" on the main board. At first, I was gonna say no, but that feels pretty self-serving. I think I will abstain for now...
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  8. I am probably going to get on someone's last nerve here but if being separate from the rest of the group and havening control of the content of your own special type of information is all that important there are really two options already open one is to start your own website that is only about what you want to read and the other is to start a social group that caters to your specific needs. Of the two the social group is the easiest, it is free still and you don't need a lot of web savy to set it up. No extra work for the mods either.

    Send a note to everyone in your click and you are golden.

    The really nice thing about a social group is that the one who starts it is the moderator you can even delete stuff that you don't like.
  9. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Good point. FWIW, I will start making more of an effort to use prefixes. Just one small drop in a very large ocean, but I'll try to do my part. Dont think I have ever started a thread on the main board that pertains to customs though...
  10. I am offering a suggestion to the guys that want a separate forum for CUSTOMS,,it's there whether you decide to use it or not,,I am totally against being required to use a prefix,,there are so few hard fast rules and that's what makes the Hamb such a great site for us all. HRP
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  11. bfinch56
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 121


    x2 .
  12. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 561


    Love them both. So in my humble opinion, If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  13. You don't have to keep posting it I am well aware that it exists if you had actually read my post it had nothing to do with whether or not this function exists but the fact that it is used so infrequently that it is essentially useless.
  14. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    Some days I just want to look at Hot Rods and some days I just want to look at Customs. I dig em both but would like to be able to go through threads on Customs easier than scrolling though all the posts to find them since there are obviously alot fewer threads on Customs.
  15. I did read your post,,and again,,if you want your CUSTOM post to stand out,,use it! HRP
  16. Drew.Morris
    Joined: Mar 8, 2010
    Posts: 74


    I like it as is.

  17. I vote to keep it as it is. I like hot rods more, but like reading about both.
  18. 61TBird
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,640


    I do believe there is something else going on though....just in case,I'll be ready for anything....:D

  19. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,664


    as is..............
  20. Well remember just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they are not out to get ya. :D

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  22. craftscustoms
    Joined: Mar 16, 2005
    Posts: 219


    Seems like a lot of people have trouble following the rules as they are, one more rule might be too much for the clueless...;)
  23. tjet
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 1,277

    1. Early Hemi Tech

    I agree, no O/T section needed

    That's what the rest of the internet is for
  24. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,417

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    I dig all cars - custom and hot rod.

    I like having both here to read about.
  25. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    Sorry to inform you there is plenty of OT crap posted every day. That shit is already infested this forum, we need a place to clean it off the main board.

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
  26. goetzcr
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 123


    I came here for the hot rods, but my interest and appreciation (and knowledge) of customs has grown because of this site. I also agree that there will be common technical knowledge that may get passed up on by one crowd or another.

    Please leave it the way it is.
  27. goetzcr
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 123


    The way that's written makes me laugh. Reminds my that my grandaddy liked both types of music; country AND western! :D
  28. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 275


    When building a new thread can you specify to which category it belongs and then you can have the threads sort by category? (Like when you browse e*ay you can filter your results) If you don't sort them you just read it the traditional way...
    Sorry if this has been posted earlier but by this time there are a lot of pages to read.
    Regards - Fernando
  29. No we need to just not post it to start with. If someone wants to post stuff that is OT let them start a social club, then they can post whatever they want (within reason) and be a happy camper.

    I believe that the reason for Ryans sticky about being focused is to point out what the focus of the board is and to remind us that OT material has no place here.

    OK I went off on a rabbit trail, sorry about that, this is about rods and customs as I recall, maybe we can get back to the center of the discussion. Do we need to separate them a main board for the hot rodders and OT stuff and a special place just for customs.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  30. OhioRiv
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 283


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