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    New Topic Areas - Suggestions

    As time goes on we add more functionality, make improvements, and add new sections of the forum. Typically we'd come up with a few popular topics we see and post a poll seeing how many of you are interested, but we might get some interesting ideas having you post your suggestions for new sections instead before we even do a poll.

    So feel free to reply in this thread with any suggestions you might have for new sections/topics for the forum. This thread can run indefinitely.

    As you may know, we have a few sections of the forum that were the result of suggestions from our members, your feedback is important and welcomed.



    Looking forward to seeing what ideas pop up.


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    Maybe a section on heating and cooling recycling. It's seems like there are more and more refrigerator questions all the time.

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    Sub groups for each state so we can work out logistics easier. I know we have one for buyers in state but a place for the locals to talk would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunemaul View Post
    Sub groups for each state so we can work out logistics easier. I know we have one for buyers in state but a place for the locals to talk would be nice.
    Are you talking a section for general scrap talk but a local discussion to connect and discuss things either specific to your area or with people from your area? I'm not entirely sure what you mean but I'm picturing a general section with a prefix for each state you'd choose before you post.

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    PS - I'm going to leave this thread up indefinitely.

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    I think a thread where we can post any tips on potential purchases or jobs we may run across that, say I can't handle b/c its 9 states away, but post it on here and maybe another member could pick it up?
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    Your idea of the prefix is spot on and the sections would contain both elements of the questions that you asked.

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    Maybe a section for rules/regulations and laws passed or to be passed for scrapping in various states, people can then discuss those there instead and those wishing to stay ignorant or simply don't like talking about new laws 'promising' the demise of regular scrappers needn't read.

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    Maybe put the new beginners section at the very top of the forum page (above the buyers and sellers/ removal ad section) so it's in plain sight and people newer people will notice it
    There's nothing more fun and more effective than hitting something repeatedly with a sledgehammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    ... I'm picturing a general section with a prefix for each state you'd choose before you post.
    I like this idea. A general section for states. May help to organize people with local buyers.

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    Yeah I like the local idea....Just met my first forum member the other day and helped him move some material he needed moved.....Was great experience

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    if we know about pending laws that affect us for the worse then we can take appropriate actions sooner than later, IE:contacting the appropriate congress men/women or others. so a section on laws sub section for passed and pending would be great.

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    Enjoyed it to Mike. Hope you and your family are well. Got plenty more to move, and need help with Hard Plastics.

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a for sale section. I know we have a section for buyers and sellers, and people post items there sometimes, but I would rather have a non public section (no crawling) section to post items in for members. If I have 2000 lbs of romex to sell, I'd rather not announce it to the world.

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    A how to use the forum, section specifically?

    We wouldn't create section just for how to post pics and videos, however a forum regarding how to use the forum would be helpful.

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    Any opinions on a section for pictures specifically?

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    This might be a little intensive, but I think it would cut down on a lot of the repetitive questions. In the Dismantling, Breaking Down, etc. sub-forum maybe sections for the major items. I know there's a sticky for computer parts, but maybe a sub-forum all its own.

    For CRT TVs/monitors it would include the following type of information.

    (1)Warnings: Discharge the CRT. Don't break the glass.

    (2) Salvageable components: Copper windings around the yoke, the degaussing cable and the power cord. Ferrite things the copper is wrapped around. Stainless steel clips. Low grade circuit board with big aluminum heatsinks and IC chips. Two or more speakers with magnets. Flyback transformer.

    (3) Specific identification and average values: 1 pound of #2 copper, 0.25 pounds of ferrite/shred steel, 0.10 pounds of extruded aluminum, 0.10 ounces of IC chips, 1.50 pounds of CBM for the various transformers and the bigger flyback transformer on the low-grade board, 0.50 pounds of low-grade board after the big copper and aluminum components are taken off (along with the bigger IC chips). I have no idea if these values are even close to accurate. I haven't done enough of them. They're there for illustrative purposes only.

    Separate ones for microwaves, fridges, washers, dryers, heck, even cars for that matter. Users could add their tips and tricks for maximizing value.

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    A sticky explaining the common acronyms used. It was weeks before I finally found someone define CBM. I figured it had to do with copper, but acronymfinder.com doesn't have it.

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    Cool

    How about a section for guys that do curbside pick-up or bulk day pick-ups?
    For alot of guys thats their only way to get started into scrapping.
    I know we still do it from time to time.
    Just a thought.......

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    id like to see a version of hyppomans idea. in the past i have missed out on major cash due to lack of resources.such as needing a large loader or even a crane.i work from the local labors union and i get alot of junk gave to me in power plants.but you generally cant torch it down in there.sometimes they will load it no problem for me.but there are cases where ive lost out cause my operation isnt big enough.i propose a need help section,where i can get on and say hey im in northern kentucky and i have 30 tons of large scrap.i need someone to split the time and overhead with me for an equal profit share.any use of your personal specialty equipnment will be generously compensated.this would really be great for the new guys,they could make money and learn valuable knowledge at the same time on jobs they otherwise would have never had a chance to wet there beak on with out helpi geuse you could call it a help needed section.anyhow just an idea

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