Once again one of our great members comes up with great idea and we would like to share it with you. Actually we need each and everyone of you to help us help others. Here is the idea...
"Hi, I was just browsing the site when I noticed that in the "Modding Basics" tab at the top there was no kind of a "Modders Toolbox" area that could show the different tools used in modding and how they are commonly used. If something is here then I am sorry but I missed it where I thought it should be. Smile
What I was thinking of was if someone was thinking about making a new hole in their computer case for a fan then they should be shown to use a hole saw for best results or maybe a jig saw then a dremel. I was thinking that it could be compiled with a list of what you want to accomplish and what tools you could use to do it or something along that line with links to another spot on your site telling you how to do it and with what tools.
I have seen in work logs the same tools and concepts used over and over again so it is not like there will be a hundred sections for tools and uses but maybe 20 to 40 tools and about the same for the objectives. Smile
Think of it this way, if someone said to themselves "I want to have my own mod workshop" or "I want to add a fan in my case where there isn't a hole for it" or "I want to cut acrylic for my mod", this is where they would click to understand all the tools they would have to get to be able to do that kind of mod. Of coarse the finer details such as painting and such would have more tools and breakdowns but you get the idea.
As I said, if I missed it I am sorry and I apologize. If I didn't miss it then I think that you could create a post for this and ask for community help to post objectives and tools used to be compiled into a final form or something like that. You should be able to get some volunteers to finalize the project if you don't have the time to do so which is understandable as I am sure that some will be willing to help.
My thought is that if I wanted to cut a hole in my computer for a fan or mod a computer in some way I should be able to go to a modding site and easily with a click of a button/link from a basic list of mod options such as " How to add a case fan where there wasn't one" see how to. You do have the "How To's" tab but that covers some objectives and not the basics for tools and basic how to's. Smile
They don't have to have pictures showing you how to do these things but it would be a bonus if available.
I think that will not only be a great feature to your site but will be a very big boom to new users and some old users alike and would put you above the other modding sites. Smile
Tell me what you think.
What do I think? I think it is an awesome idea!!
This is exactly the kind of thing we need to share with each other and the modding community. But to make it the best that we can we need your help! So if you have any suggestion on tools and how you use them then please post them here. Once we get a good amount of items listed we can turn it into a page with a link at the top of the site. I know we have the best people here and the ones that like to help each other so lets get this list started!