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I have two suggestions for forum additions that I think will better organize C&G.

First, the some of the brands in the GM Family have current and future model/plan subsections. I think we need to add a subsection for past models for each brand since there's really not an "appropriate" place to put threads about them. Currently, they're being posted in the current model sections. I think it will better organize things.

Second, I've noticed there's been an increase in the amount of video links being posted. I think there should be a separate forum section to post these to reduce the amount of clutter in other sections of the forum.

Any thoughts?

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I think all of the videos should be put into one massive thread, then responded to in a separate thread. The way it is now, I go to check new posts and there are a dozen or so video threads that I'm not going to bother looking at cluttering things up. How many of the video threads have zero replies? A lot, thats why I think they should be contained in one thread that the members can sort through, and if they choose to discuss the video further they can start a separate thread.

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I wouldn't mind more opinions on the first item you bring up.

As for the second item, the videos just need to be coalesced in a better fashion. Several individual Buick commercial videos should be combined in one topic, for example. Some should just be posted in a general Chevrolet Video topic, again, for example. Some, well, I really don't care about a 1998 Renault and I think most people don't either.

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I think the time is right for a "GM Heritage" section, which in theory could be used to solve both points.

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Didn't Walt once say C&G was supposed to be about GM present and future, not GM past? A heritage section would only dilute the site and take the focus away from future advancements made by GM. Just my :twocents:

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Well, you can't exactly ignore the past and people are going to discuss it regardless. I think it'd be best to give them a specific place to do so.

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I agree about the videos, but not about a Heritage forum. People can discuss the past when they want, but we should always focus on the future.

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I even think the Oldsmobile forum should go. The past is in the past, no amount of "This is what should have happened" threads (lets face it, thats what a heritage forum would turn into) are going to change the past. Focusing on the future allows for debates, suspense and excitement. Taking about the past just brings a brief moment of joy (to some people) followed by a depression based on "they dont build 'em like they used to" which is not something we need more of around here.

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Well, you can't exactly ignore the past and people are going to discuss it regardless. I think it'd be best to give them a specific place to do so.

You echo my sentiments exactly. Yes, our thrust is the present and future of GM, and I agree that it should remain that way. But topics about the past always end up coming up no matter what. Having a dedicated forum for GM's past is the lesser of two evils, rather than having it intertwined with the latest news.

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Taking about the past just brings a brief moment of joy (to some people) followed by a depression based on "they dont build 'em like they used to" which is not something we need more of around here.

*raises eyebrow*

Wow....point taken and noted.

To the topic at hand, Walt did say a while ago that C&G was about the present and future ... not about the past. And, I agree. I'm not sure a heritage forum would be a good idea.

But, then again, the videos mostly have been of old commercials and older cars ... so, perhaps a video section or thread isn't a good idea either...?

Course, I enjoy seeing the videos....

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Before new features, I think the forum design language needs to come back up to speed. This blue and white crap aint cuttin it, and I miss the old C&G logo.

:withstupid: This endless blue theme is rather depressing. Anything would be better...

As for the heritage forums, well, regardless, I'd just end up posting it in the Lounge, like I have in the past with Pontiac tributes. Gets more responses that way and means less lulls (and boredom).

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Bumped to re-suggest that videos be posted in a single thread. Its really annoying when I go to the new posts and there are half a dozen threads for Chevy videos between 1964 and 1973 that nobody will reply to when they could all be put into one thread that nobody will reply to.

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Didn't Walt once say C&G was supposed to be about GM present and future, not GM past? A heritage section would only dilute the site and take the focus away from future advancements made by GM. Just my :twocents:

I've always liked a quote that goes a little something like this: Part of knowing where you're going is knowing from where you've been.

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