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Discussion in 'Other Italian' started by abstamaria, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. abstamaria

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    Dear moderator,

    There have been a number of discussions in FerrariChat on the Stratos, but they're difficult to find, even with the search function. Is it possible to have a separate section on the Stratos? Not in the Ferrari model section, but perhaps as a separate section under "Off Topic"? The link between the Stratos and the Dino probably justifies this (I think the Stratos has a greater affinity with the Dino than with its Lancia siblings, and that may be true too of the Dino and its Ferrari siblings - but I don't want to start a flame war). I note as a matter of interest that the Stratos was in a recent issue of Forza.

    I've posted separately in the Dino section, as I'm not sure who to address this suggestion too.

    Warm regards,

    Andy
     
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  3. ylshih

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    There has to be a lot of traffic on a topic before the Admin will consider a sub-forum and a search results in some results, but not a lot.

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=121302

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167498

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=179312

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=180558

    The Stratos is a cool car, but we have one forum for all the vintage Ferraris, so I doubt that the Stratos deserves its own sub-forum. What you can do is to create a thread and archive/link all the most interesting Stratos references and see if you can generate more discussion on the car.

    P.S. It's generally frowned upon to cross-post to different forums.
     
  4. abstamaria

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    Oh, okay. Thanks for the advice, Yin, and my apologies to all for cross-posting.

    Warm regards,

    Andy
     
  5. staatsof

    staatsof Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Could you explain what you mean by that statement and why that's the case?

    Thanks

    Bob S.
     
  6. dm_n_stuff

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    Posting the same thread or topic in multiple forums is considered bad form.

    Generally any give thread should have one home, one forum for discussion.

    This one, perhaps belonged in Other Italian, but because of the historical link to Dinos, was put here and in Other Italian. Thus the cross post issues.

    Not a major infraction, but something to consider going forward.

    DM
     
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  9. ylshih

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    DM defined a cross-post.

    Here are a few reasons for the rule:

    1) Multiple threads is an annoyance to users who frequent all/most of the targeted forums. It doesn't seem like much once or twice; but, without a rule, there will be abusers who will hit 20-40 forums with a plea for help, notice of a gathering or even more spam-like postings.

    2) There are several hundred original threads created every day here. Allowing cross-postings would vastly multiply the number of threads to be scanned at the index level for new content daily or in future searches (users who create informative thread titles are very helpful to other users).

    3) Creating multiple same threads creates multiple conversations, which defeats one of the values of a board - to concentrate the available knowledge at an instant and archive it. Here's the twin thread from Dino:

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183545

    Note that both the same and different points are made. Ideally, these two threads should be merged so that all the info would be available for future readers at once.

    4) Users who post to or read multiple threads often get confused about which thread they're in (note that DM apparently thought he was in the Dino twin of this thread).

    There's obviously some value to cross-posting, i.e. to reach a broader audience of those who frequent only a subset of available forums. But since there are broad coverage forums as well as model/regional forums, the belief is that most users can be reached by putting some thought into selecting the single forum that best fits the topic and that any missed users will be at the fringe; consequently those losses are acceptable in comparison to the problems created.
     
  10. staatsof

    staatsof Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Wow, you guys are really fussy. Well, sometimes all of those things make sense to me. I don't like multiple threads on the same topic in the same forum either. The example of above of list of know discussions about the Stratos seems like a perfect way to create a pseudo forum for that model but I guess you don't like that?

    Well if I get out of line some time just let me know.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  11. miketuason

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  13. abstamaria

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    Where was that Stratos being sold, Mike?
     
  14. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Hi Andy, Motorcar Gallery in Fl. (954) 522-9900 or

    www.motorcargallery.com

    I saw this car when I went to the Cavallino Show in Palm Beach Fl. last weekend. The Stratos is very clean.
     
  15. abstamaria

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    #12 abstamaria, Apr 26, 2009
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    This morning, I took out the Dino and then the Stratos for a quick spin. I hadn't been able to use either car for several weeks and thought I would take advantage of a break in the weather - the rainy season started early this year in Manila.

    The Dino started easily and, as usual, was pure joy to drive. Very civilized, but quite exciting to use, specially with the Tubi exhaust.

    The Stratos took some time to catch - it has always needed more waking up than the Dino; they have different carburetors, cams, etc..
    But I was quite surprised by how different they feel, made quite apparent by this morning's back-to-back drives on the same route. The Stratos feels much lighter (and it is). It jumps forward when one depresses the accelerator, much more suddenly than the Dino. Its responses are more immediate. The Stratos feels raw and nervous, as it should. After all, it is a competition car.

    I've had the Stratos 23 years now (bought it when they were inexepensive) and the Dino 3 years, and I am still quite amused by how different they are. They complement each other, and I feel really lucky to have both. Highly recommended.

    Andy
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  16. ferraripete

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    could you post more pictures of the stratos? that one posted is quite a teaser!!

    best,

    pcb
     
  17. abstamaria

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  18. EMILIO

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    very nice car

    one of Gandini's masterpieces (with the miura, countach, diablo )
     
  19. miketuason

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    Andy, I will be going to Manila this May and I'm wondering if I could see your Stratos, Thanks.

    Mike
     
  20. Merak1974

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  21. ferraripete

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    i love that picture. it really punctuates the radical nature of the stratos and the refined gt design of the merak. both cars are from a design era that must be remembered as very important!!!!

    when i was shoping for my boxer, several folks told me i should get a stratos instead. i wish i had listened. the stratos is an icon!!!!
     
  22. velocetwo

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    Thanks for the comparison it's nice to hear the details from an owner of both. The stratos looks very tight is there less room than a dino?
     
  23. philt68

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    that's the car i bought!

    i've just repainted it back to it's original color...it was never a rally car to start with..
     
  24. velocetwo

    velocetwo F1 World Champ

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    looking at that website Boy the M-1 BMW's sure have shot up.
     
  25. philt68

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    they have, although in person i wasn't quite as impressed with the design....
     
  26. Countachqv

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    I am just curious. How do you get these cars serviced in Manila?
     
  27. Merak1974

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    I totally agree with you. The early 70s (and late 60s) marked a definite shift in automotive design, and a great one at that.
     
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