Hmm, I typed out a response earlier and its not here. :crazy I must have done something wrong! :eek
Anyway, What I had said was that I thought overall the categories were looking good. I like the Compost Pile forum. My suggestion, however, would be to maybe combine a couple of the suggested forums to try and avoid some overlap, and make it easier to decide where to post.
I would consider combining all the news forums into one. Posts would still be easily searched using the car's name as a search topic (Solsitce, Sky, etc) and I cannot imagine there being so many news articles that it would become too cumbersome to handle it all under one forum.
I would also maybe make some alterations to tech. First I would add a dedicated Audio tech forum for both stock and aftermarket systems. There is bound to be a lot of audio specific related questions. I might think about dropping accessories and options from tech to accomodate an audio forum too, as those items could be discussed in the other tech sections. Power options in electrical, covers in exterior, etc. I might also think about doing in with the aftermarket section, since a lot of that discussion is likely to be linked to modifications, which could also be posted under the specific sections, engine, suspension, etc. Thats also partly based on having a help forum. With a seperate help section for do it yourselfers on normal repair and maintenance items, I would think the engine tech, suspension tech, etc would be more intended for modifications and upgrade information.
My final change might be to remove the rumors forum. Solstice/Kappa rumors and speculation will subside some when we get final specs, and it could go to Solstice general, Sky general on the sky forum, etc.
One other suggestion... possibly add a competition/autoX forum for legal racing only (no kill stories or such). Just a place where people who autoX their Sol's can discuss their sport.
I apologize because I feel like this sounds too critical, and I don't intend it to be. I think it looks great so far! Keep up the good work!! :thumbs
Solstice and Sky Fan
Retired Solstice Forum Super Moderator (Apr 2005-July 2009)