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BITOG Board #4616343
12/28/17 06:25 AM
12/28/17 06:25 AM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline OP
Al  Offline OP
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Why is this board so archaic in its features? : Terrible search, when you post and edit it takeks 5 clicks (at least) to get it back to where it was, edit feature expires, no "New Posts" choice, no Gallery... Probably just me.

I'm already wrong it has "Active Topics"

Last edited by Al; 12/28/17 06:27 AM.

Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616346
12/28/17 06:30 AM
12/28/17 06:30 AM
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If it ain't broke don't fix it? No idea if it makes income for the owners but hobby boards/websites usually aren't cutting edge. Where else do oil nerds have to go?


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616370
12/28/17 07:40 AM
12/28/17 07:40 AM
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I like the format/layout of this site. It's easier to search this site by using Google.


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: skyactiv] #4616371
12/28/17 07:46 AM
12/28/17 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I like the format/layout of this site.


2nd

The layout of this site is superior to any other forum I've ever seen. Some forms are just a huge mess!


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616373
12/28/17 07:55 AM
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I like it!

There have been a few sites that went from a simple layout to a crazy one and I couldn't even figure out how to use the site anymore. I work in IT ...


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616374
12/28/17 07:57 AM
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I'm a kiss principle kind of guy, so i like the format.


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: spasm3] #4616376
12/28/17 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
I'm a kiss principle kind of guy, so i like the format.


I don’t see all the Gumout and Pennzoil active banners anymore so that’s a start for speeding things up …

Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616386
12/28/17 08:18 AM
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I don't like change...I'm perfectly content with things just the way they are.


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616387
12/28/17 08:19 AM
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The amount of knowledge on this site from all the members should warrant at least the oil manufacturers to support it.

The amount of info learned here and shared with the public is insane yet there's no one supporting us???

The site needs more sponsors and then there will be cash available to enhance the features and make everyone happy .


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616395
12/28/17 08:29 AM
12/28/17 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted By: Al
Why is this board so archaic in its features? : Terrible search, when you post and edit it takeks 5 clicks (at least) to get it back to where it was, edit feature expires, no "New Posts" choice, no Gallery... Probably just me.

I'm already wrong it has "Active Topics"


How much have you donated to help them upgrade?

You're on here a lot, ever think of helping them out with the cost of running it?


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616397
12/28/17 08:30 AM
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The edit feature is IMO just there in case you catch your own typo. It's unethical to go in days later and change things around after you've had people replying to your original post.

I also like the quote-cuss word loophole. laugh

Search is a disaster though and the auto-logout glitch is annoying. If I have to google search for an old post of mine in a new tab, the results put me back in a logged-out state and I have to cut & paste the URL back into my original, still-logged-in tab.

Re: BITOG Board [Re: Al] #4616407
12/28/17 08:39 AM
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I would like to see some categories added and/or split apart.

Maybe a category specifically for MMO thats always locked!


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Re: BITOG Board [Re: Artem] #4616428
12/28/17 08:58 AM
12/28/17 08:58 AM
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Canada
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I respectfully disagree with you. There's actually very few posters with strong technical knowledge of oil. Many come across as handy car guys with opinions and anecdotes on oil. And a ton of parroting marketing information.

Originally Posted By: Artem
The amount of knowledge on this site from all the members should warrant at least the oil manufacturers to support it.

The amount of info learned here and shared with the public is insane yet there's no one supporting us???

The site needs more sponsors and then there will be cash available to enhance the features and make everyone happy .

Last edited by Uregina09; 12/28/17 09:01 AM.

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2016 Toyota RAV4: Pennzoil Platinum 0W20 and Toyota 04152-YZZA1

Re: BITOG Board [Re: Uregina09] #4616435
12/28/17 09:09 AM
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Texas
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Texas
Originally Posted By: Uregina09
I respectfully disagree with you. There's actually very few posters with strong technical knowledge of oil. Many come across as handy car guys with opinions and anecdotes on oil. And a ton of parroting marketing information.

Originally Posted By: Artem
The amount of knowledge on this site from all the members should warrant at least the oil manufacturers to support it.

The amount of info learned here and shared with the public is insane yet there's no one supporting us???

The site needs more sponsors and then there will be cash available to enhance the features and make everyone happy .


Thing is … the “been there, done that” is just as important as understanding lubricant basics … As for more companies … no thanks … we already have a Pennzoil tab in the menu … don’t need a circus of that. The others are reading ~ why would you not … I put up my 2018 donation today … that’s one way to help if you can …

Re: BITOG Board [Re: skyactiv] #4616442
12/28/17 09:14 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I like the format/layout of this site. It's easier to search this site by using Google.


+1 . KISS.

If you want confusing layouts and constant change, go visit Facebook. A lot of those sites change because they have to, in order to keep people coming back.

Here content and knowledgeable members and their willingness to help, keep most of us coming back.


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