<font color=yellow>Hi Jeepers, welcome to the new board!</font color=yellow>
I have a few suggestions and points to make about this new system and the forum in general. I hope that my suggestions can help to make things go smoothly.
As with anything new there may be the odd glitch, but I've been observing the new system over the last few days and Patrick J. Chicas has done a great job of working things out. I'm sure he'll be on top of any possible problems in the future!
Because this new system is so rich in features, I feel that we should attempt to utilize these features to there fullest. This will help to create an organized and friendly nature to the board. I think that this forum will feel more and more like a community and thankfully we will no longer have to endure the flammers, trollers and other riff raff.
<font color=red>PLEASE FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE
By using your profile you will allow other Jeepers to give a more informed response to your messages.
Give an e-mail address if you feel comfortable doing so. Some people use Hotmail or a simular e-mail server if they don't want to provide their home e-mail.
Include a link to promote your web page!
Include the area you live in. This can be very important at times. Often people forget to state where they live when they are looking for or selling parts and Jeeps. Also, knowing the area you are in may invite goodwill from those nearby or may team you up with a 'wheeling buddy somewhere down the road.
Jeep Year & Model
Again, this info is often left out of posts, which can make answering a question difficult.
Club Web Page
Promote your club!
Showing what your experience level is can go a long way to helping other users of the forum make appropriate responses to your questions.
<font color=yellow>Other things to consider
Flames and childish behaviour
Making pointless and rude messages designed to invoke others into a battle of words will likely get you banned from the forum. <font color=red>DON'T DO IT!</font color=red>
Private Message Feature
Very cool feature if you have something you only want one or two people to read.
It can be helpful to trim messages so they are easy to read and understand.
Don't be afraid to get long winded. It's better to give too much information than too little. The more information you provide, the better the responses you will get.
Whenever possible, post pictures of the area you are discussing! What a great feature, eh?[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Research a little beforehand
There is some basic information available here on ORC that may answer some of your questions. Take a look here before posting a message: http://ORC's Jeep Tech Page
HTML and Mark-up
What can I say? Use it to make a point or just have fun!
This is all I could think of right now, but I'm sure I'm leaving some things out.
I hope to see you all here soon, this is going to be a great new home! I know it may take a little while to get use to and there is bound to be a feeling out period, but I honestly think this is a step in the right direction. I'm feeling all fuzzy inside, or as Dave would say, "I'm feeling a little moist".[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
<font color=red>These are my personal views and suggestions, I am not affiliated with Off-road.com in any other way than being a user of their service!
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77 Jeep CJ5 Fozzy Locker
RTI Score 1250