This forum is for technical information on "how to's" etc. Preferably, any thread started in this section will have "how to" information AND pictures. For those that are verbally challenged, pictures will suffice.
This is supposed to be a resource/catalog of items for for anyone planning a swap or modification
This is not the forum to ask questions, post pictures that are non-tech related, or to gossip/BS.
I understand that ^ rule to say that a new thread, i.e. the original post of a thread, should not ask question. Those should be asked elsewhere. That makes sense. I read that rule to say if someone wants to start a thread to ask how to fix their Bronco, this is not the place to start that thread. I don't think its intent is to say that there can't be follow up questions & answers related to the Write-up, but is focused on keeping the "How Do I" threads in other sections.
It seems like these 2 threads, started by plug ugly:
Twin sticks for a E40D
are examples of the original intent of this section. If that rule was intended to keep followup questions out of this section, why does he allow and answer them in his own threads?
To delete the follow up questions & answers in a Write-up seems like a waste of good info provided by many members over the years. It may appear neater, but to lose that info for neatness defeats the purpose of someone trying to share their knowledge with the rest of us. To suggest that people PM the OP instead to ask those questions is kinda silly. Those questions & answers can help many of us if allowed in the open forum. If someone doesn't want to waste their time reading the followup, they don't have to read past the 1st post. But for the rest of us, frequently the followup can clarify the process shown in the writeup. And many times the alternate methods that are added by others are edited into the original writeup by the OP making it better. Even in that twin stick link above a gusset is added at the suggestion of someone who tossed in how he would do it. Alternate ideas can be an improvement. Sometimes they're not. Let us read them & choose which approach fits our build the best. We are better together as a group than we are by ourselves.
If I understand this rule wrong, & its intent is to keep us from asking followup questions, you folks should change the rule. That info is part of what makes FSB such a great resource. Removing it, or removing the opportunity for future followup Q&A, will only reduce the quality of this site. It might look neater, but it will be less of "a resource/catalog of items for for anyone planning a swap or modification".
Thanks for thinking about this,