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Old 08-13-2017, 09:49 AM   #1
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Starting a "What is this?" Thread and where

So this is a thread about posting a thread

Yeah, exactly. I have a proposition for the admin and I want to see what people think or if I'm just off of my usual rocker.... (pretty likely )

I would like to start a "What is this?" thread. The reason is that I think more people are picking up where someone else left off. Case in point: I purchsed an Argosy that has already been stripped and I have been gifted bins and bins of, well, stuff: Screws, brackets, LOTS of broken drill bits pieces and parts and valves and such.

Where it might be totally obvious to one person that it's an LP valve because it came from the copper line near the stove, it might be a total conundrum for someone else who has a pile of metal in a box.

To all purists: While welcoming new people is usually left for those who have the perky attitude no matter what time of day it is, this could be a place to not only help the new kid without having to tell the whole story or describe the entire repair, but also find things you may be looking for! If you say "Because the 78's used the ABC and you're converting to the XYZ, you won't need that, but I've been looking for that stove knob for a year now!" Make friends, find what you need?

edited, bad Where should it be put?

My thought was the repair sections are for that, repairs and the model specific may mean someone with knowledge misses being able to help. I see a lot of people on here that have had multiple AS so if they are working on a Land Yacht right now but have already completed a Bubble and an Argosy, they might not be in that model forum much if at all.

So most of this mind wandering is because I'm still waiting to take delivery on mine (see my blog), but I thought it might be fun

Ok, let the berating and beatings begin!
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:12 AM   #2
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I think it would be hard to find a common audience for an ongoing thread like this, where readers would scan it from start to finish to see if anything already identified matched something they had.

That said, we have new threads regularly where members are trying to figure out what something is, so why not go for it...maybe in the General Repair forum.

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Old 08-13-2017, 12:52 PM   #3
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I think this is the best idea for a new thread that i have probably ever seen on here. It just get so exhausting on here of seeing nothing but Hitch and tire threads. I think this should be posted as a permanent link
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I think this is the best idea for a new thread that i have probably ever seen on here. It just get so exhausting on here of seeing nothing but Hitch and tire threads. I think this should be posted as a permanent link
There are fantastic restoration threads on this forum. Highly recommended. And will keep you out of The Slough of Despond for weeks if not months.
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There are fantastic restoration threads on this forum. Highly recommended. And will keep you out of The Slough of Despond for weeks if not months.
Yea I know all about the threads. This would be a thread that is ever changing and hopefully informative along with some rare parts that might get salvaged instead of trashed which is what happens on a lot of rebuilds.
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If the thread is a valid standing thread it will take on a life of its own.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:57 AM   #8
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Talking Yay!

Wow, thanks for the encouragement! I think it could take on a life of its own but I wanted to ask. You can search the forum for months and still not find 75% of what's in here so I just wanted to make sure with the veterans that it 1. had already been posted or 2. dumb idea.

I really appreciate it! Thanks for supporting your local noob.
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