I like this idea and we have thought about it, but that was back before we had enough DIY's to make it worth it. Now I think is a great time to implement it.
Originally Posted by Wingnut
Originally Posted by good
How about the tried and true DIY - How To's Anybody using Google search's outside the forum ('cause the regular search, sucks, I can't even find a thread with the exact same title!) wouldn't be using search terms like 'ClubCrosstek Install University'. Besides it shouldn't be about just installs as the title suggests.
Under my plan you would not need to use the search function. Just go to the HOW-TO forum and scroll down the list of posts till you find your How-To.
To keep it uncluttered Disable the "New topic" feature (Let the mods control the Postings of the New How-To's. But people could comment on the individual posts like we are doing in this thread.
I think what he means is that, for non-members (unaware of Club Crosstrek) who are doing generalized Google searches, it would a lot easier for them to find the forum thread if it was labeled something more generic like Crosstrek DIY's and How-To's.
I think the best way to go about this is create the forum category and only allow mods to post new threads in it. However, it would just be an organized link farm that would lead you to the original thread where you can comment. This way, it would still make it easy to find how-to's while still allowing people to post in the proper forum section. What I mean is, if you have DIY instructions on how to install the Kicker speaker upgrade, you would still post it to Interior Appearance/Mods >> Audio/Navigation/In-Dash Displays, then either Thelosis or myself would come along and link to it on the main DIY page.
In fact, on second thought, I think the best way to keep it organized is to just build a page of the site with DIY links instead of a forum category.