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Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:34 pm
by evchels
The Electric Generation (http://theelectricgeneration.org) would like to feature a few of the best existing forum resources for EV drivers or those considering becoming one- including, of course, MyNissanLEAF.com.

As some of you know, however, joining some of these forums can seem overwhelming at first- a bit like drinking from a firehose in terms of all the information. What would be your first tips and threads on this forum to read for those just joining- whether they're already LEAF drivers or not?

Thanks,

chelsea

PS- yes, I will also be using this information to encourage more Nissan folks to jump in. :)

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:41 pm
by surfingslovak
Good to see you posting on MNL again, Chels! My recommendation would be the forum wiki in addition to a short list of most relevant threads.
evchels wrote:I will also be using this information to encourage more Nissan folks to jump in. :)
That would be great, and very welcome. I've noticed a sharp drop-off in terms of their activity on the forum. It would be nice to see someone in an official capacity check in once in a while ;-)

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:43 pm
by Stoaty
I always encourage people to look at the Battery Capacity section of the Wiki, as that gives them some realistic expectations about Battery Capacity loss and some of the steps they can take to try to minimize it:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/wiki/index. ... acity_Loss" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I am also partial to a thread titled:

"Stoaty's Guide to Energy Efficient Driving of the Leaf"

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5508" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, a thread on Tony's Range Chart (don't have it on the tip of my fingers) would be good.

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:45 pm
by surfingslovak
Stoaty wrote:Also, a thread on Tony's Range Chart (don't have it on the tip of my fingers) would be good.
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Here you go. I have a number of bit.ly links I could share for some of the popular topics.

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Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:53 pm
by thankyouOB
i would definitely list the gun thread. some of our stars really shine on that one. :roll:

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:06 pm
by thankyouOB
i would list one of the self-help mod threads, such as the horn install.
it has pictures and shows the true, community-aid and friendly nature of our group.

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:20 pm
by Stoaty
thankyouOB wrote:i would list one of the self-help mod threads, such as the horn install.
it has pictures and shows the true, community-aid and friendly nature of our group.
Here is the EVSE mod to add a lock:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=12690" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here is the horn mod:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4000" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Definitely add the link to http://evseupgrade.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:37 pm
by thankyouOB
yes, the evse thread is a good one. i was too lazy to look for any of them. so cheers to the stoat man.

Re: Forum tips & best threads for new members?

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:25 pm
by Reddy
All good ideas. The Wiki should be a first read. We seem to get a lot of questions, and probably always will, like "Can I make this distance?" and various EVSE-related questions (types, L1-L2, costs, 3.3-6.0 KW, etc.). There seem to be a thousand confusing variations on each of those two topics.