TTAC Housekeeping: Belated Spring Cleaning Edition

Jeff Puthuff
by Jeff Puthuff

Now is the time to clear out the cobwebs, dust off the servers, tidy up the code, and polish the site. The frenzy of breaking (bad) news, sales and takeovers, and flamewars has somewhat subsided and we take this time now to vet some ideas we’ve been kicking around.

First, are you, our loyal readers, satisfied with the number and time of postings? More specifically, do you prefer the way we do it now with a bunch of postings made early in the morning, a few an hour until around noon PST, and then a posting or three in the afternoon; or, would you prefer we schedule the posts to publish every hour throughout the day? Does the current method give you enough time to read the article and participate in the comments?

Second, we’re going to try and get some more cars reviewed. Whether we go undercover to our local, friendly dealers or beg and plead with the manufacturers, we want to test as many of the new models as possible. How about more capsule reviews such as a 1930 Ford Model A where 0-60 is measured with an hourglass?

Third, are there any car-related products that you think are a must-review? Books? Car care? Gadgets? We like free stuff.

Finally, the weekends can be kind of quiet . . . What say you to an open thread where anything goes save egregious behavior (the kind of stuff that gets you banned)?

Jeff Puthuff
Jeff Puthuff

Early 30s California guy driving a 97 Infiniti I30. Past cars: 90 Cavalier, 82 Skylark, 78 Courier, 61 Beetle.

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  • 50merc 50merc on Jun 17, 2009

    The pugnacity of some commentary has been mentioned several times. So maybe TTAC's situation is sort of like former Georgia Governor Lester Maddox's opinion that there was nothing wrong with Georgia's prisons that couldn't be fixed by a better class of prisoners. Funny you should ask "How about more capsule reviews such as a 1930 Ford Model A where 0-60 is measured with an hourglass?" I've been thinking of doing a little piece on my '31 town sedan. Lawzy, the crazy kids today, they've only driven modern vehicles. They don't know a Model A's performance, economy, safety, ride, braking, handling, and many luxury features (ventilation through the floorboards!) is just beyond comparison. But I'm hurt you said 0-60 is measured with an hourglass. That's not true. A calendar is necessary.

  • Supremebrougham Supremebrougham on Jun 17, 2009

    I've been coming around here for about three years now, thanks to Buickman. Other than the left versus right political bashing that sometimes gets carried away, I feel that some of the best writing, by some of the best writers around, has appeared here in the last year. One of these days I might get my nerve up and offer to try my hand at writing a review. One of these days...

  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on Jun 17, 2009
    50merc : ... but I’m hurt you said 0-60 is measured with an hourglass. That’s not true. A calendar is necessary. Haha, that made me snort a laugh; thanks!
  • T2 T2 on Jun 17, 2009

    Hi superbadd75, Yes you got me. I found typos in my own stuff too LOL after I pressed the SUBMIT button !! You know I would delete my earlier post but this old Windows '98 I am using crashes when I hit the edit function. I seem to remember other posters quoting similar experiences regarding system stability with their older systems as well. My list of posters who would not be missed is considerably longer but I have only so much time. It's just that the site would be so much more enjoyable if clueless posters in regard to technical issues could be chased out. Otherwise my stay on TTAC will seem rather pointless and for that matter maybe I've already overstayed my welcome. But it's been a nice ride all the same. Thanks. T2