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Put the car in the signature?

Geraldy212 Feb 27, 2013

  1. Geraldy212

    Geraldy212 Sportback owner

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    One of the frustrations I face on the forum is not knowing details of the car when reading the posts. It would really be a good idea to add the details of the car (engine, year, model etc) in the poster's signature. Then when we read the post, we can quickly relate to the issue at hand, and possibly reply immediately with some helpful tips. So many times I have seen members having to reply with the question...well what car is it then? OK, so rant over, but I do think it would help. :yum:
     
  2. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Very good suggestion. :) x
     
  3. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    i agree :)
     
  4. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yes often I ask for this & even at times I get shxt for it aswell, asking for logs of the cars aswell when having a vcds issue, I get shxt for asking that aswell, cant win & tbh sick/tired of this attitude, you come on here for help, you dont get shxtty with the people that are trying to help you, its disrespectful & will not get you help going forward!!!
     
  5. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Does that mean you agree with the suggestion Nige ?

    I do, and have just added my ( pathetic but sufficient I think ) details ! :icon_thumright:
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I'll let you work that one out lmao

    Butttttt, I do find people change there cars without uopdating sig & also talk about families, friends etc cars which makes the sig idea obsolete, but yes its part way forward.

    I just think it should be defacto they just tell us the cars info in the 1st line of text before anything else, that way no confusion with sig etc.
     
  7. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    That, I also agree with when asking a question.
     
  8. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Mythos VCDS Map User Team Tornado Audi RS3 quattro DSG

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    Here Here, well said.
     
  9. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Nige, what are you driving at the moment - never did know really !!! lmao !
     
  10. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Ok guys, I will speak to admin if we could set something up in the registration process for all new members, as for existing members, that will require something else. :) x
     
  11. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Sandra, maybe the easiest way would be to make it a requirement when posting a thread ?

    That way it would cover new and existing members would it not ? xx
     
  12. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    That would sure cover all existing members Mike. Thanks. :) xx
     
  13. rOb_A

    rOb_A Active Member

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    :laugh: thats funny
     
  14. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    An 8P hybrid, hybrid of many years parts.
     
  15. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Nige can you help with this thing on my neighbours car.
     
  16. Rom

    Rom Member VCDS Map User

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    Dont make it default for a post.... or every post any one makes is going to need car info filled out ? Regardless of the post content.

    But yes, its annoying when people dont specify details.

    A bit like asking for stuff, and not having a location set...
     
  17. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Posts with specific questions relating to a particular car/engine/year/model cannot expect an answer without the necessary details.

    I have ETKA and regularly use it to help members but sometimes the detail required by ETKA to answer the query is way in excess of the information provided by the OP.

    A modicum of common sense is required to phrase a question in such a way to enable an answer. Unfortunately not all owners realise what PR numbers are and how they relate to the information required.

    ROM, if you needed certain info. from ETKA then I would probably need to ask you whether it was DSG or manual ! ( just about to change my info !! lol )
     
  18. Jack_tdi

    Jack_tdi Member

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    I use tapatalk more than the PC so signatures don't show up anyway.....
     
  19. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    So you would need to provide all the relevant info. in the first place then ?!!
     
  20. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    I think it's a given that car details should be mandatory on any OP in the Tech forums, but draw the line with accurate location details on a public forum! anyone can see not only what car you have, but also the mods you've done - insurance declared or not - which might enhance the desirability to potential thieves.

    I don't mind posting that I'm in Herts, but I don't want the world & his wife to know where or how I park my car ...have to leave the crooks a little leg work to do. :thumbsup:

    Hey Nigel, I doubt you'd know how to describe that car of yours if you were ever to sell it. i.e: what year is it? = :think: all of em. lol
     
  21. Jack_tdi

    Jack_tdi Member

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    Obviously.........! My point being that, making everyone have a signature with car details in wont help tapatalk users will it ........!?
     
  22. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Bronze Supporter Audi A3

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    Done!
     
  23. Rom

    Rom Member VCDS Map User

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    I don't mean your house number and postcode ;)
    But when people ask 'can anyone do this for me' or 'can anyone recommend a place to' or 'can anyone lend me'
    They could at least post their rough location, Bristol, London, etc.

    I use tapatalk a lot too, we don't see sigs, but ours still show for others not on tapatalk.
     

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