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    Cool Why not make a section for NEWBIE

    just like to topic says
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    So the "elite" can make fun of them? I think we have enough sections. The whole idea of the site is to educate and assist. What would be the point of alienating the new comers?
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    Maybe not a whole section, but you could put a link to it somewhere at the main menu and make a webpage with a bunch of basic info. That would be helpfull.

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    Enter the FAQ.. maybe one day we can get that going.
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    I think the SEARCH button should be bigger. Most people just post things over again(I did that my first time round). If we could get that Search topics button a little more noticable, it would prevent a lot of the post to be re-posted. But at the same time, I think we all like to post our ideas again and again. If the new guys didnt come in and ask questions, then thi splace would get a lot slower and lose some people. I like giving my two cents whether I gave it a month ago or just 10 mins ago on another post.

    FAQ would be helpful, but keep it basic - most of us have fairly unique setups that dont exactly work for everyone. Maybe get a generic car FAQ and then a Member Entry FAQ - that would have stuff like how to setup a Climate Control on a 1996 Toyota 4Runner or Power supply setups for certain motherboards members have tested
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    The search function doesn't bring up all information that was put in this board once.

    I remember me looking for something that I knew was posted in the first days that I came here.
    Then, like 2 or 3 months later when the whole board got a facelift I didn't find it.

    I am sure that there where tons of usefull info in the old posts.

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    If there were a newbie section, none of us old-timers would read the topics, hence defeating the purpose (or maybe that is the purpose.
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    why dont we just call it, skinny boy's board?

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    As a newbie I can say that a GOOD newbie/faq (they're one in the same, no?) page would be very helpful. I saw early on that there was a search option, but half the time I couldn't do a search because I didn't know the terminology to search on.

    In my opinion, a good FAQ page would include:
    • an overview of why people do this
    • basic parts of a system (display, input, computer, etc)
    • a breakdown of the parts (display options = none, lcd, tft, etc)
    • Pitfalls/common mistakes/things to avoid (examples of lessons learned the hard way)
    • Links - where to buy items that everyone is after (displays, inverters, etc)


    I'm sure there are more things to include. I agree that if you have a newbie forum, then it would be the blind leading the blind. Instead, I think a comprehensive FAQ page would give them (us) enough information so that we can join the forums and ask (more) intelligent questions.

    Divx.com has the right idea, although their implementation could be better. They have a newbie section that is pretty hard to miss. It tells you what you need to know in order to get started playing. It would be better if it included a newbie guide to ripping, as that's where most of their questions come from. Anyway, I know that the info on these pages is a little more complex that the divx scenario, as there are a TON of options that we all have in building these systems (which lead to a TON+ questions).

    Just my opinion....

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