Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th August 2011, 09:56   #4006
Team-BHP Support
 
noopster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 8,665
Thanked: 9,197 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

^^ sachin, that is a feature, not a bug. It is in fact very helpful when threads are merged, so you can follow a particular discussion instead of being confused by the seeming lack of continuity
noopster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2011, 11:26   #4007
BHPian
 
ra'ul M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 222
Thanked: 45 Times
Thumbs up Re: Car Finder?

Have you tried this?
Automated Car Recommendations, Recommend me a Car - CarWale

It would solve your purpose IMO and does not warrant a separate thread.
Although something like this in typical T-Bhp style would be great, if it can be worked out.

Cheers!
ra'ul M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2011, 15:46   #4008
BHPian
 
abhi413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 214
Thanked: 101 Times
Default Re: Car Finder?

Carwale's database is terribly outdated as they rarely update it. Also data against a number of fields in their car comparison page differs from what is mentioned on the respective cars' websites and does not include all cars / variants available today. (Basically good concept / Bad execution case). That's why I stopped relying on it sometime back.

One more thing, I noticed it was a little biased in favour of Maruti and Hyundai cars. But the funny part is it invariably churned out silly recommendations - for example even if you say a high performance hatchback is a priority for you, carwale would recommed an Estilo(!!) among others. Try it - it's hilarious.

@thesilentone is right - we need a credible tool. If it is from a reliable source like team-bhp... Wow!

Already the mods have taken initiative and have started compiling a database of car specifications in a standardized format. This is good food for thought, maybe we should collectively also start working towards developing a car finder!
abhi413 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2011, 16:34   #4009
Senior - BHPian
 
mdsaab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,624
Thanked: 446 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Is it possible to get the images we upload auto re-sized by Team-BHP itself?
That way we do not have to open paint and re-size the images before uploading.
mdsaab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2011, 17:51   #4010
Distinguished - BHPian
 
dhanushs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bathery/BLR
Posts: 3,446
Thanked: 4,055 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdsaab View Post
Is it possible to get the images we upload auto re-sized by Team-BHP itself?
That way we do not have to open paint and re-size the images before uploading.
Hi Mdsaab,

I think the size limit on the images has been kept to reduce the load on the uploading image servers. So, if the images are uploaded as it is, it looses the point. but then yeah, viewing a page in low bandwidth will be still easy.

Again, as you mentioned, there might be some other options, but may be it might add to the complexity, and would be implemented sometime in the future?

Cheers!
dhanushs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st August 2011, 21:34   #4011
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 318
Thanked: 166 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Is there a possibilty of changing/editing the title of a self created new thread during the edit time period?
+1 to this.

Also, can Assembly Line section be allowed to create a post that can later be attached by the user himself to an existing thread as a new reply? This will help in creating a longish time-consuming post having lotsa pictures without being at the mercy of a fickle network connection. To manage server load, some practical restrictions on assembly line usage can be thought of, e.g. not more than a pre-specified number (three/five?) of threads/posts on assembly line can be created at a time, automatic deletion of a thread/post if it has been lying unattended for more than a month.

More emoticons requested in the emoticon library to express myself better, some examples
  • Ecstatic/very happy, the isn't quite there
  • Thrilled/excited
  • Sad / upset
  • Very sad / Shedding tears
  • tongue-in-cheek, although a serves almost similar purpose
Now please don't flog me for using the emoticons here, the latter two are used as examples and not as expressions! I actually have freedom to use one more emoticon! (would have liked to use a tongue-in-cheek emoticon here)

Last edited by mobike008 : 22nd August 2011 at 16:04. Reason: Please STICK to 2 smileys per post
RadiantKarma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st August 2011, 22:00   #4012
BHPian
 
Poitive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: 3rdRockFmTheSun
Posts: 850
Thanked: 280 Times
Default Approval of New threads

Now that we are onto new threads, there seem to be many (?) new threads which get deleted.

Have had times when I have spent ample time in the middle of the night replying to one, only to find that it was missing the next day. Just leads to frustration.

It may be more appropriate for mods to approve new threads, unless the members are above a certain level (senoir/1000 posts?). Though it may lead to delay in some threads, it probably would be worthwhile.

I realize that it may lead to some extra load on the mods. But then they check the first 25 posts by newbies. To compensate for the extra load, this number can be brought down a bit. Maybe to 20. Overall should be a very worthwhile compromise.
Poitive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2011, 04:39   #4013
BHPian
 
karty_83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 398
Thanked: 165 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this.

It would be great if we have reviews of all automatic cars under 10 lacs in the 'Official car reviews' section. It ll help all the prospective buyers to make a more informed decision.
karty_83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2011, 10:26   #4014
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 318
Thanked: 166 Times
Default Re: Approval of New threads

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poitive View Post
Now that we are onto new threads, there seem to be many (?) new threads which get deleted.

Have had times when I have spent ample time in the middle of the night replying to one, only to find that it was missing the next day. Just leads to frustration.

It may be more appropriate for mods to approve new threads, unless the members are above a certain level (senoir/1000 posts?). Though it may lead to delay in some threads, it probably would be worthwhile.

I realize that it may lead to some extra load on the mods. But then they check the first 25 posts by newbies. To compensate for the extra load, this number can be brought down a bit. Maybe to 20. Overall should be a very worthwhile compromise.
I did not know that Mod disapproval could be the reason why a certain new thread with a good number of replies suddenly went missing. If this indeed is the reason, your suggestion makes a lot of sense.
RadiantKarma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2011, 15:44   #4015
Senior - BHPian
 
pranavt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,628
Thanked: 272 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Remove this smiley

Not more than 3 out of 100 people understand the point of it. Makes me cringe everytime I see it. Don't need to use a smiley just for the sake of having 2 smileys in a thread.
pranavt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2011, 20:25   #4016
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 508
Thanked: 557 Times
Default TBHP Calendar

Hi,
I was preparing a travel planner and thought of adding some Calendar pics for date reference to my file, and giving a cool look. A simple search on the internet resulted in lot of automobile ones (mostly branded ones), either print or online media.
At that time, I thought if TBHP also had something like it. To start, a separate thread could be created to invite members to upload their own clicked images (cars, race, places etc) and then vote it accordingly for the 12 month pics.
The final version of calendar could be offered in two ways:
i) Hard Copy at a reasonable price: just as our stickers are put on vehicles, this Cal can be on my office desk.
ii) Soft Copy: as my laptop's wallpaper, changing every month.

let know if my wandering thoughts made any sense !

regards,
Pranav
pcpranav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2011, 20:56   #4017
Senior - BHPian
 
Klub Class's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA17|KL65|KL41
Posts: 3,794
Thanked: 896 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Quote:
Originally Posted by pranavt View Post
Remove this smiley
+1

Quote:
Not more than 3 out of 100 people understand the point of it.
Well. Though I know what it stands for, I did a quick search on Google! The definition given in the Urban Dictionary, which read as :

Quote:
Having sex with someone after they have passed out.
...literally made me spill the coffee all over my laptop!
Klub Class is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2011, 21:10   #4018
Senior - BHPian
 
sachinj12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,188
Thanked: 161 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klub Class View Post
+1



Well. Though I know what it stands for, I did a quick search on Google! The definition given in the Urban Dictionary, which read as :



...literally made me spill the coffee all over my laptop!
When we folks use it, its mostly the second definition that most (dare say all) BHPians mean.

Must admit, even I didn't know the first definition.
sachinj12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2011, 22:49   #4019
Senior - BHPian
 
pranavt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,628
Thanked: 272 Times
Default Re: Suggestions for Team-BHP from Team-BHPians

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klub Class View Post
+1



Well. Though I know what it stands for, I did a quick search on Google! The definition given in the Urban Dictionary, which read as :



...literally made me spill the coffee all over my laptop!
Beating a dead horse, not just dead horse. I guess you know the meaning regardless, just wanted to clarify.
pranavt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2011, 23:22   #4020
Team-BHP Support
 
.anshuman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Good-Gaon
Posts: 7,714
Thanked: 9,019 Times
Default Re: Approval of New threads

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poitive View Post
Now that we are onto new threads, there seem to be many (?) new threads which get deleted.

Have had times when I have spent ample time in the middle of the night replying to one, only to find that it was missing the next day. Just leads to frustration.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RadiantKarma View Post
I did not know that Mod disapproval could be the reason why a certain new thread with a good number of replies suddenly went missing. If this indeed is the reason, your suggestion makes a lot of sense.
Everytime a thread is deleted the OP gets a PM with a reason clearly mentioned. Most of the threads from the What Car section are deleted because they are about the same topic that is being discussed in existing threads, for example- What's the point in adding another thread for discussion on Verna vs Fiesta or Fortuner vs Endeavour when some existing threads cover the topic well. A note is attached to the closing posts of most threads where BHPians are asked to Report the Post to request for opening the thread again if they have a similar query and want to continue the discussion.

As a person who wants to buy a new car or is just casually seeking info, What would you like to see when searching for topics- 60 new threads on new Verna(just an example here) with scattered info or fewer threads with all the info in them?
.anshuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Team-BHP stands for the TRUTH. But Skoda wants to “instigate” Team-BHP and its users! GTO The Indian Car Scene 2624 21st November 2017 04:27
Office Firewall blocks Team-BHP - Proxying Team-BHP? shreeks Gadgets, Computers & Software 29 16th November 2017 04:54
From a Team-BHP Fan to a Team-BHP Member YNT86 Introduce yourself 5 19th November 2015 22:21
PIC : Team-BHP Stickers on Team-BHP servers! GTO Announcements 48 12th August 2014 16:08


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:48.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks