1) If you want this to eventually be definitive (as you put it), then you need to cover more systems than listed. There were a stream of other consoles brought out that deserve modding, and can be modded. I have mentioned this before and now there is an opportunity for suitable sections; however the request looks like it is still being ignored - so this can hardly be "definitive" - it's like saying a definitive movie collection of very movie ever made; um, except for anything pre 2000 and only from the USA ... and has to feature Tom Hanks (it's either definitive or it ain't)! there is nothing stopping anybody from working on any system not listed here, if they want a thread for any system not listed all they have to do is request it! how hard is that
While i'm at it, there should also be a section on batteries, types, good brands; good protection circuits to use with Li-po's etc; which ones work to their claimed values and which ones don't, etc. in due time, we just made this section recently, you cant expect it to be all encompasing and complete mere hours or days after we put it here!
2) Not right that only mods and admins can make new threads or run them unless they have done the work entirely by themselves originally (eg their portable, etc). Obviously, if a member has gone then that is different, but their sigs should still be shown and credit given. last time i checked this forum was not a democracy, we listen to the input of our members. this isnt a "show off something you made" forum, it is a REFERENCE forum, much like wikipedia, you dont see "bill posted X info on wiki" now do you? credit will be given to the person who made the discovery or posted the info
This would alienate the members here as it means that other members will have their work cut and pasted into another thread with someone else taking the credit (eg a moderator) which is not fair. You can't have a definitive guide without member contributions and corrections, which means they have to be able to post and contribute. Put it this way, if I choose to post work I should have the credit for innovating, then I should be able to post it and have the right to do so; I might also not want it posted here at all so should have the right not to have it shown (my decision after all): I would object if someone else posted any of my work in a general section therefore. your making assumptions about us mods that i dont particularly like, we arent stupid, its not bloody hard to put "information courtesy of X" in the thread we make based on said persons info
It will therefore be a balance to not alienate members here and breed discontent for the reasons above.
For example, I have posted pinouts for some boards (eg a correct pinout for the PSone controller as Ben's in his book is incorrect), and worked some bits out on the TurboGrafx, and other work (including many pics); so if anyone is going to post it here it is only right it is me, not a moderator or admin; in fact, I would take exception. It is good to have a "definitive" section for works to be posted to help others, but the originator must post it, take the credit and have their sig shown against the work. if you dont want your work cross posted thats fine, we just wont use any of your images or information
Any posts submitted will need to be restricted to diagrams, pinouts or similar; and brief, to the point; no worklogs, etc.
thank you captain obvious, this is a REFERENCE section, not a worklog section. we will have our own diagrams etc for just about everything
You make a great deal of assumptions as to the integrity and intelligence of our moderating team here. we are not Orwellian naziesque a$$holes bent on taking all the credit for everything posted in this section, in case you didn't read the header this is the REFERENCE section, not the news or general forum. It makes sense to have a uniform style for ease of use. of course credit will be given where credit is due for all images and procedures and if your not happy with the way we decide to do things feel free to pull all your materials from the site and move elsewhere.