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    Ok, I know there are almost no stickies in PL and probably never will be, however, searching for anything can be challenging in my opinion. How about a locked forum where information that needs to be stickied can reside. Things such as the wiring guide, variance info and safety info could be summarized, packaged up and neatly placed in a sort of repository that's easy to access. Perhaps the only way that things could be added or removed from the forum is by vote.

    Or maybe this would just junk up PL, whatcha think?

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    EXCELLENT IDEA!!!

    I dont think every little bit of info belongs there, but like you said-

    1. variance info.
    2. links to 21 CFR 1040 perhaps
    3. wiring schematics, guides, tutorials (PROVEN and tested)
    4. Scanner tutorial
    5. safety info
    6. DZ's bank account info
    7. Basic terminology (like beam modes. i STILL dont remember all the different beam modes... )

    Good idea Dave!

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    I would like to be able to find things in a stickied thread... I wouldn't personally mind a "useful links" sticky at the top of each forum...

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    Naaahhhhh....
    I'm a member of several forums and I usualy have to scroll post the numerous stickies to get to "the meat".
    And who'd decide what's "stickyable"?
    A vote?
    You're 'avin a Giraffe!

    Follow the principle that Google's home page was founded on.
    Keep it simple and use the search function.
    We're a forum, not a WIKI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soforene View Post
    Naaahhhhh....
    I'm a member of several forums and I usualy have to scroll post the numerous stickies to get to "the meat".
    And who'd decide what's "stickyable"?
    A vote?
    You're 'avin a Giraffe!

    Follow the principle that Google's home page was founded on.
    Keep it simple and use the search function.
    We're a forum, not a WIKI.
    Hey... that's an idea!

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    I think this idea keeps cropping up but there's no appetite to manage it.

    Probably be a thankless task anyways and unless it was written by "The Top Doggies" there'd be endless challenges to what is/isn't the right way of doing things etc.

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    Hmm, good point. I just find it frustrating sometimes to try and search for things I know I've read here, only to come up with no hits. Oh well, it was a thought.


    Quote Originally Posted by soforene View Post
    I think this idea keeps cropping up but there's no appetite to manage it.

    Probably be a thankless task anyways and unless it was written by "The Top Doggies" there'd be endless challenges to what is/isn't the right way of doing things etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottaluvlasers View Post
    EXCELLENT IDEA!!!

    I dont think every little bit of info belongs there, but like you said-

    1. variance info.
    2. links to 21 CFR 1040 perhaps
    3. wiring schematics, guides, tutorials (PROVEN and tested)
    4. Scanner tutorial
    5. safety info
    6. DZ's bank account info
    7. Basic terminology (like beam modes. i STILL dont remember all the different beam modes... )

    Good idea Dave!

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    totally agreed for stickies..

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    Thumbs up Compromise?

    Here's a partial solution: Start a "user-created social group" under your profile. Then post links to cool threads in that group as you come across them. If you ever need to find one of those cool threads in the future, just look it up in the group you started.

    This way everyone can have their own list of "stickies". Because what I think is worthy of a sticky might be garbage in someone else's mind...

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