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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:32 pm

In an attempt to determine the source of the idiots who come here and ask for plans, I put myself in the place of a simple minded person who has just heard about spud guns, and is looking for plans because he is too uncreative to build one using his own intuition. When I searched for "spud gun" on Google, the link leading to Spudfiles, which is only 6th down from the top, states the following:

The Spud Cannon Database
Includes many plans, how-tos, and pictures of various setups and launchers. There is a wide variety of subjects and contributions.
www.spudfiles.com/ - 25k

Perhaps altering the description would help to increase the overall intelligence level of the forum?

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:37 pm

Perhaps a new forum area should be created. PCguy could create a forum just for plans. People could submit their plans, if they so choose. I think, however, that each set of plans would have to be reviewed by a mod before it is made viewable by the public, in order to assure that the plans aren't a complete piece of crap.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:45 pm

Thats practically half of the 'how-to's right there, but I agree a section just for plans that have been approved may help. I would be more then happy to grab already posted plans from the website and organise them if this goes ahead.
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:46 pm

What we need are some "stickied" plans on how to make a simple pneumatic, and a simple combustion, and a "stickied" section that shows exactally how piston valves and diaphram valves function, in a very simple manner (e.i. basic physics lesson). We also need some little chart on the different types of pvc fittings and what they are called, which might help those new to pvc and pipe fittings.
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:48 pm

We have a combustion plan on UKSGC and I must say I've yet to see someone ask for plans.....So it seems like it works...

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:49 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Thats practically half of the 'how-to's right there, but I agree a section just for plans that have been approved may help. I would be more then happy to grab already posted plans from the website and organise them if this goes ahead.


Yea, we do have the how-to's, but i meant like, graphical blueprints type plans. That would be pretty good I think. Maybe we should start a poll and see how many people agree with the idea?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:53 pm

No offence but UKSGC is more of a tight-knit community and doesn't get as much traffic as spudfiles. When I posted on UKSGC there were few regular members, maybe 10 - 15 that posted frequently then a bunch of people who posted every now and then then buggered off.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:57 pm

MrCrowley wrote:No offence but UKSGC is more of a tight-knit community and doesn't get as much traffic as spudfiles. When I posted on UKSGC there were few regular members, maybe 10 - 15 that posted frequently then a bunch of people who posted every now and then then buggered off.


*Three-headed knight* He's buggered off...

We should bug PCGuy about this.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:31 am

Im all for a plans section. I have a heap that I wont ever be able to build and I would love a plans section to post them in. The stickies would be good on valves and basic designs. Cmon PCGUY lets get a plans section so idiots dont have to spam all the boards for plans.
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:05 am

I concur. Having a plans section will (theoretically) reduce the posts for plans, as well as give some people to promote their cannons by having simple diagrams of their cannons.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:11 am

Yeah, it will be good and all, but the only problem is that then the guys are going to be building something they dont understand, which is potentially dangerous.
But I still vote for a plans section! :D ....please?
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:17 am

how about an updated, "welcom to spudfiles" private message??

put links to the advanced search, forum rules.. ect....
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:45 pm

Eh, or we could just stop feeding them the "plans" misinformation.

I think the OP has the most elegant solution, although I am not certain it would work.
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:13 pm

You realise you could just change the Google description? :D

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:21 pm

boilingleadbath wrote:Eh, or we could just stop feeding them the "plans" misinformation.

I think the OP has the most elegant solution, although I am not certain it would work.


OP? I'm not familiar with that acronym, enlighten me...
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