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Yes, the double-thread is what is throwing me off. I completely understand the format is not ideal for what you're intending to do but keep at it, we'll get it.

So what I posted above needs to go on the thread titled "FAQ - First time Buyers", correct?

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I am working the issue with Scot to see if we can rename these threads so you can tell the difference over on the right under "Recent Discussions"

I missed that problem when I first named them - Mea Culpa

Also I'm scratching my head trying to help figure out how to know which Topics are looking for an author
and who owns which topics to keep this coherent so we can figure out at a glance what's happening

Stay tuned for my next best-attempt to sort that out

Hey does anyone want to join in? Look at my avatar :-)
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Yes, the double-thread is what is throwing me off. I completely understand the format is not ideal for what you're intending to do but keep at it, we'll get it.

So what I posted above needs to go on the thread titled "FAQ - First time Buyers", correct?
BINGO!

By the way "above" is relative... I sort my threads with newest on top ... so for me it's "below" ;-)
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BINGO!
I could have asked Scot to slide it over of course but having you go though the motions gets it clear in your head

I think I've finally reverse-engineered what I created in the first place so I think I get it now ;-)

That makes two of us... we need 3or 5 more for critical mass
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BTW - as contributors of Topics let's avoid hitting "LIKE" on the main FAQ thread

I'm watching those to see if anyone is liking what they see

I'm also working with Administrator to see if we can get Polls to show up more clearly over on the right above "Recent Discussions" - fingers crossed
That will allow us to see who likes what they see and get more visibilty.

Also working with Scot to fix the thread names looking like duplicates when they are truncated under "Recent Discussions"

I also have a few other ideas...

One problem I see already is that the Discuss thread doesn't scale well.. we'll soon have 100s or 1000s of posts (if it gains critical mass) and things will get lost 300 posts downstream... still thinking!
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Sweet I see it.

Pictures? (pretty please)

Did you forget to add a title to that post (see advanced editor options) I hope it's not already too late
I was asking Scot about that yesterday because I knew it would happen ;-)

If you can't change the title we may need to pull Scot or Administrator into the loop
I don't understand why they thought it was a good idea to lock-down the title :-(
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I'm getting anal-retentive here ;-)

May I suggest that the title could be
Traction - Why you may care - How to decide

The current name focuses on Tracks&Wheels (but not Weight) - If we keep it "generic" it will always apply if another factor creeps in

If you buy THAT then there's no need to also repeat it in the body of the post so the top line can go

BTW no need to PM - just post here - Those who don't care won't read it
Those who DO care will see how this discussion is working

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This FAQ thing works!
Check out my cross-reference to your Topic here:
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/1300369-post4.html
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You? Anal-retentive?

I never would've thought....



I just realized that another sub-topic would be tire chains. And I all I know about them is that they're available. I've seen some people here on the forum state that with the way the newer tires are nowadays, chains may not even be necessary while others swear by them. Having zero experience with them, I'll refrain from commenting.

"It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."

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