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Old 08-04-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Coming Soon - Articles

We are going to be adding a news-style articles feature to AIR and need writers! If you are interested please PM a moderator for details. Articles could cover a wide variety of topics and have a few pictures (or not). Articles will be in a non-thread format, linkable from a new section. Over time we hope to build a great collection.

So... if you have any idea for topics or would like to author a couple of these let us know.

Some topics on the wish list already include:

Surviving the Dump Station
Airstreams & Pets
What do I really need to pack?
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Tire inspection, do it now!
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:36 PM   #2
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Articles

Another category would be "Great Places to Camp". Unless this is already covered in another section of the forums.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Another topic might be,,, off the highway destinations,,, many wonderful places exist that are not a National Park. donna
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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Great idea! I would also like to see articles on Great Places to Camp. Maybe create a template for folks to "fill in" so all the necessary info could be available. Things like webpages (addresses) to campgrounds, cost, photos of what it really looks like, noise level, etc. Fun things to do nearby, and distance from major roads like Interstate 5 in the west.

How about recipies, food prep and cooking time for travelers.

Anyway, my two cents!

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Old 08-04-2007, 11:02 PM   #5
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This is a great idea. It is neat to see the forums evolve into much more than it was just a couple of years ago. Thanks for doing this.

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Old 08-04-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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I agree! this is a great idea.
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Old 08-04-2007, 11:10 PM   #7
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Looking forward to the new format!
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:23 AM   #8
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Perfect! The Airforum can only get better. DIY articles would be a great idea with photo documentation for those of us who are so visual. Andy and the Mod Squad should be congratulated for this new direction for the forum.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:50 AM   #9
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Thanks for getting the ball rollling on ideas for articles Janet. It will be really amazing to see features like this added to AIR this year.

Here are some other ideas for topics:
  • Restoration Projects - articles about their restoration projects at either a highlevel overview or an article for each step of the process.
  • Buying New - articles about what to look for when buying a new Airstream
  • Buying Used - articles about what to look for when buying a used Airstream
  • Rally Reports - articles that summarize a rally so those great moments can be archived forever!
  • Website tutorials - articles on how to use AIR Forums better
  • Lessons Learned - articles about things we did wrong to help prevent others from making the same mistakes.
This is a really exciting project and together we can make this another tremendous resource for the Airstream Communtiy. If you have more ideas for articles, please post them here (or heck, just start writing the articles and we will have a system to post them very soon).
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Hi Andy,

Great ideas!. When and where will the articles be sent for members to post?
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Great ideas!. When and where will the articles be sent for members to post?
Very soon, I have to put the finishing touches on the software and then we will roll it out. I will add a tab to the top of the page for articles but with time the goal will be to start moving some more of this content to the home page.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:53 AM   #12
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Given the number of vintage TV's being used by forum members perhaps an occasional piece by various owners on what works, what to look for in a vintage TV, and their on-the-road feedback/pictures.

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Old 08-16-2007, 09:45 PM   #13
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Giving this a bump! We still need some writers!
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I've written a few threads. one was about heaters, the other about replacing a key switch in my Burb. I actually got karma from folks for both posts. I'm thinking an area that members could go to and find good info is a worthwhile pursuit. I really think the "search function" needs help. I have recently participated in the reviews section. How about a few more catagories there- like grills-rain shelters- fuel additives- wetting agents etc. I'm talkin about informative reviews. And if someone has a new area possibly PM a mod and have a new catagory issued. Just a few thoughts Ireally do like the review section and think it could be a great resource if members were aware of it's existence. You'ld be surprised what I could write about! Keep tweakin it, it's getting better. Thanks DG
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