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Scott L

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Hi Scott D,

Not sure what is going on.  No alerts or anything from the forum now including topics I post in.  I double checked that I was subscribed to two topics and nine forums.  I have no spam filters on.  I might try unsubscribing and then subscribing again.

Where do you want us to post these type of forum problems so they do not get spread out?  Maybe a forum problem area so things like this do not clutter up other topics.

Scott L
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We could also use the section for tips&tricks for using the forums.
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Hi Guys, 

Please feel free to start new topics for forum content suggestions, forum tips and tricks, etc., here;

http://www.simplysolar.supporttopics.com/?forum=268174

Speaking of that, for some reason, folks are not using the General Discussion and Chat forum to start new topics and post solar questions like they would on the e-mail group.  I wonder if we need a more explicit titled forum like Please Post your Questions Here?

I can't change the name of an existing forum, but it is no problem to start a new one.

What do you think?


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steene

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Is there a section on local or state laws or codes regarding solar energy projects?  I believe my state (MN) only allows certified water heaters and collectors.
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Hope that is not true, and if it is I hope they put us in the same cell so we have something to talk about
:-) Dan
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In our fine state, if it is fun or effective it is usually against some rule.

http://www.state.mn.us/mn/externalDocs/Commerce/Water_Heaters_110802042613_WaterHeaters.pdf

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A suggestion for the forum site - add a favicon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

A favicon (short for Favorite icon), also known as a shortcut icon, Web site icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, most commonly 16×16 pixels, associated with a particular Web site or Web page. A web designer can create such an icon and install it into a Web site (or Web page) by several means, and graphical web browsers will then make use of it. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab, and site-specific browsers use the favicon as desktop icon.

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Scott,
There are a lot of good sites on various aspects of solar.  When someone posts a link it gets lost in the maze of forum posts.  For example, I did not notice the Zen of Passive Solar Heating link until recently.

My suggestion is to have a topic within each forum that is used only for posting links directly related to that forum.  The info in those sites would not be discussed in this forum.  Only the links and a brief description of the site would be in the links topic.  Discussions would be in separate topics as is done now.

Kevin H
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Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the suggestion.  In theory that sounds great, but I don't know how you would ever get folks to follow that protocol.

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Kevin,
   I am not even sure what you mean by this, for example, "The Zen of Passive Heating" you mentioned.
   I love this article so I mention it as often as possible, here is the link for others who may not have a clue what you are talking about. http://www.iedu.com/Solar/Panels/
   Did I just make a snafu again by not putting this in a post labeled as such?  If I had not posted it on the yahoo message board, which I did because you mentioned you had not heard of it, others still may not know about it when it is referenced.
   Is posting a link to a backdraft preventer wrong because it has been posted in another subject?  I mentioned the above link in that post because it was talked about, and in about ten other post because some design characteristic seemed to be related to the article or I felt his design approach may help.

   On the other hand are you saying we should have a links section where anytime we post a link we could also add it in that section?  I think that would be a nice idea and could then be sub grouped into sections for hot air, water, fans, pumps, controllers etc.
   Another way this could be done is to get Scott to add a section to each already established section for links and pin it near the top.  (actually on rereading your post this seems to be what you where saying so I guess I agree with you. I originally thought you were upset because we were posting links randomly in other post)

Scott, I would try and follow it and even if somebody forgot to post the link in the special section, anybody else could copy the link to that section if they thought it was worthwhile.

Dan
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