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Silent1

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18,875 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
I've already posted this in GG, but i thought it might get viewed a bit more in here:

There's quite a lot of people on here without anything in their car section of their profile, this being a car website it makes it a bit dull when you want to read about someones car to find they don't list it.

So i made a short how-to to fill it in.

Go to:
Edit Your Profile

  • Then on the left about half way down, click My Cars
  • Then on the bottom right, click ADD car
  • Fill in as many details as you can
  • Add a URL to a photo of your car, or a stock photo if you don't have any photos, i suggest TinyPic to host your photos as it's idiot proof and doesn't require you to sign up.
  • Then click ok
  • You can then go back and fill in costs, like servicing etc, for example i've filled them in for my MINI Cooper S and my VX220
Et Voila, you are now actively contributing to PH being a nice place


Mr Will

12,575 posts

89 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
Nice guide!

We are looking to add a few new features to the members area in the near future to promote this side of the site a bit more, including the ability to hide your cars in some way as a quite a few people worry about making this information public.

Silent1

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18,875 posts

118 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
If you made the car ownership able to be hidden except to people on his my mates list that might work.

One thing that would be really appreciated is on the Big Blue skin is having a shortcut directly to My Cars, maybe next to the RSS Feed or the My Mates Button.

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snowy slopes

28,164 posts

70 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
Always wondered how you added cars to your profile, now i know, thanks!clap

Pvapour

6,806 posts

136 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
how d'ya do it again confusedbiggrin
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snowy slopes

28,164 posts

70 months

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Tuesday 17th February 2009 quote quote all
I did it by clicking the link that says my cars in the first post, and from then on its plain sailing!!

Silent1

Original Poster:

18,875 posts

118 months

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Wednesday 18th February 2009 quote quote all
snowy slopes said:
I did it by clicking the link that says my cars in the first post, and from then on its plain sailing!!
Well done that man, it's good to see what people drive thumbup

miniman

16,927 posts

145 months

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Wednesday 18th February 2009 quote quote all
Silent1 said:
One thing that would be really appreciated is on the Big Blue skin is having a shortcut directly to My Cars, maybe next to the RSS Feed or the My Mates Button.
Agreed there are quite a few functions missing from Big Blue, links to the member search would be useful too.

Mr Will

12,575 posts

89 months

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Thursday 19th February 2009 quote quote all
miniman said:
Silent1 said:
One thing that would be really appreciated is on the Big Blue skin is having a shortcut directly to My Cars, maybe next to the RSS Feed or the My Mates Button.
Agreed there are quite a few functions missing from Big Blue, links to the member search would be useful too.
Both of those can be reached in two clicks via either the 'My Profile' or 'My Mates' links, but we will bear it in mind and try to add them when we next update these areas.

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miniman

16,927 posts

145 months

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Thursday 19th February 2009 quote quote all
Mr Will said:
miniman said:
Silent1 said:
One thing that would be really appreciated is on the Big Blue skin is having a shortcut directly to My Cars, maybe next to the RSS Feed or the My Mates Button.
Agreed there are quite a few functions missing from Big Blue, links to the member search would be useful too.
Both of those can be reached in two clicks via either the 'My Profile' or 'My Mates' links, but we will bear it in mind and try to add them when we next update these areas.

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Do you know what, I've never clicked "my profile", always click on my username at the top right so never realised that they go to different places. thumbup

Mattt

15,556 posts

101 months

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Thursday 19th February 2009 quote quote all
What's the point of the 'mates' section? I never understood it.

Silent1

Original Poster:

18,875 posts

118 months

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Friday 20th February 2009 quote quote all
miniman said:
Mr Will said:
miniman said:
Silent1 said:
One thing that would be really appreciated is on the Big Blue skin is having a shortcut directly to My Cars, maybe next to the RSS Feed or the My Mates Button.
Agreed there are quite a few functions missing from Big Blue, links to the member search would be useful too.
Both of those can be reached in two clicks via either the 'My Profile' or 'My Mates' links, but we will bear it in mind and try to add them when we next update these areas.

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Do you know what, I've never clicked "my profile", always click on my username at the top right so never realised that they go to different places. thumbup
They used to go to the same place, until i and a few others asked that one went to edit your profile and one to view it thumbup

Mr Will

12,575 posts

89 months

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Friday 20th February 2009 quote quote all
Mattt said:
What's the point of the 'mates' section? I never understood it.
It lets you see who is online and gives you a quick link to their profiles so you can see what they have been posting.

crofty1984

10,337 posts

87 months

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Friday 20th February 2009 quote quote all
Could do with the ability just to list past and present cars, then edit at a later date.

Mr Will

12,575 posts

89 months

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Monday 23rd February 2009 quote quote all
crofty1984 said:
Could do with the ability just to list past and present cars, then edit at a later date.
You should be able to edit anything which you put in there, unless i'm missing your point confused

Fetchez la vache

4,390 posts

97 months

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Monday 23rd February 2009 quote quote all
Silent1 said:
If you made the car ownership able to be hidden except to people on his my mates list that might work.
What if you have no mates? cry

Silent1

Original Poster:

18,875 posts

118 months

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Friday 20th March 2009 quote quote all
Noticing a lot more profiles filled in now, hopefully some of the less clued up people will see my how-to for it smile

Mr Will

12,575 posts

89 months

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Monday 23rd March 2009 quote quote all
Silent1 said:
Noticing a lot more profiles filled in now, hopefully some of the less clued up people will see my how-to for it smile
I've made this thread into an FAQ to make it a bit easier to spot and when I get chance I will include it as part of the PH User Guide wiki that I intend to create.

Thanks for the help! smile

Silent1

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18,875 posts

118 months

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Monday 23rd March 2009 quote quote all
Thanks mr will! smile

Silent1

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Monday 13th April 2009 quote quote all
Bump for the new regular Website Feedback moaners hehe
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