Is nobody is interested?

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by John Bevins, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. John Bevins
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    John Bevins Guest

    I posted about needs, wants, and desires about schematics within my
    website and not one single response. Humf? I am trying to create a
    website that has as much technical information on it as possible. I
    am doing it for you, so you must tell me what your needs are before I
    can meet them. SO wazzup?

    John
     
  2. Bill Connelly
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    > I posted about needs, wants, and desires about schematics within my
    > website and not one single response. Humf? I am trying to create a
    > website that has as much technical information on it as possible. I
    > am doing it for you, so you must tell me what your needs are before I
    > can meet them. SO wazzup?
    >
    > John
    >

    Cap'n John:

    I wouldn't interpret that crashing silence of keyboards as disinterest if I
    were you. I've read and re-read your original posting, and I suspect it's
    rather more akin to Einstein's asking folks on the bus if they thought that
    "C", though stressing the co-valence of wave form light, might better be
    replaced with a simple "L" for "Light", such that E=ML2. I'm sure that
    most folks simply have confidence that whatever you come up with will be for
    the best. As for my preference, half-informed as I am on a good day, I
    might prefer an integrated general AND specific layout option similar to
    that which with you offer at http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Technical.htm.
    I know it's double the work, but hey...you asked.

    As for your dearth of hits on your site at present, that certainly has to do
    with the fact that it doesn't have the "placement visibility" it deserves.
    That will certainly change as the Club page's "Restoration" link is revised
    to point to a page of actual restoration resources: info, services, a Q&A
    guestbook type thing monitored by the Wave Twins, Billy Syx and Dave Derer,
    and so on. It's pretty obvious your tech and systems stuff should feature
    PROMINENTLY there.

    For other readers' ready reference, to perhaps elicit a few additional
    comments, I am reproducing your original posting just below.

    ~Bilgemaster~

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    With all I have going on (20 diferent states so far this year) I have
    not had as much time to work on the interactive schematic for my
    website as I would like. I haven't even had the time to do anything
    on the Amphi for over a month now.

    What I need from all of you is some input.

    How would you like to see it presented?
    Maybe a clickable map where you click on a lamp or switch and a
    picture will be displayed with the corresponding wiring color codes
    and location. OR a pictorial list of switches, lamps and such with
    the corresponding information.... or?

    If you have any other ideas or suggestions I am open to all, good or
    bad. This project will take me some time as I am doing it in my
    "spare" time (whatever *that* is!)

    If you have anything else that you would like to see on my site,
    PLEASE let me know so I can plan for it. We have a great thing going
    here (and for free! free! free! thanks to Amsoil and the
    Bildgemaster) so we should make the most of it. Your input is needed
    so the site can be useful to all. I average only 3 or 4 hits per day,
    so something is lacking. Help me out here.

    Cap'n John
     
  3. John Bevins
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    John Bevins Guest

    >>I wouldn't interpret that crashing silence of keyboards as
    >>disinterest if I were you. <SNIPOLA> I'm sure that most folks
    >>simply have confidence that whatever you come up with will be for
    >>the best. As for my preference, half-informed as I am on a good
    >>day, I might prefer an integrated general AND specific layout
    >>option similar to
    >>that which with you offer I know it's double the work, but
    >>hey...you asked.

    Thanks for the compliment! (Yes, I did ask!) I have had a couple of
    responses now and they seem to concur with integrated theme. I now
    have envisioned using different pictures of front, rear, dash , etc.
    By by clicking on say the Horn, it will bring up a wiring diag of the
    horn with color codes along with where the wires go to/from. Right
    now I have about 90% of the schematic reproduced. Those striped wires
    make it harder to draw for certain! The file (before compression and
    flattening) is at 21+ meg!! Photoshop doc with over 40 layers so far
    is friggin huge. The image map will be a fun one to do!


    >>As for your dearth of hits on your site at present, that certainly
    >>has to do with the fact that it doesn't have the "placement
    >>visibility" it deserves. That will certainly change as the Club
    >>page's "Restoration" link is revised to point to a page of actual
    >>restoration resources: info, services, a Q&A guestbook type thing
    >>monitored by the Wave Twins, Billy Syx and Dave Derer, and so on.
    >>It's pretty obvious your tech and systems stuff should feature
    >>PROMINENTLY there.

    Thanks again Bill! I wasn't sure if it something within the page that
    prevented anyone from viewing it. I added that "barrier" page because
    I was starting to get spammed quite a bit. I try to make it as
    browser friendly as possible by testing it with IE and Netscape.

    Carpe Dium!

    Cap'n John
     
  4. Ralph Fowler N4NEQ
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    Re: Re: Is nobody is interested?

    John-

    Having not started restoring anything yet, (currently still looking for a
    worthy amphi candidate) I can't comment on what I'd like to see- but being
    an electronics buff I can certainly appreciate a good schematic! I think
    that is a marvelous idea and as I one day begin my own, I'll certainly give
    you feedback at that time.

    Ralph
    Atlanta


    Finally on the way home from Brussels, Belgium
     
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