Since I'm the new deputy in town (sounds of derisive laughter and snorting heard 'round the forum) I've been thinking about a sticky thread, something along the lines of "deals, tricks and tips". A couple of things make me think it might be worthwhile.
First, the recent post about how to set your transmission to baseline and relearn; while not a DIY, it's information many don't know about and wouldn't study the manual long enough to find. The alert about lug bolts for the spare, how to set your hood wide open, that's another than I didn't realize until it was shown me. Such things are really more of a tip/trick than a true "DIY" but it would be nice to have things like that captured in one place.
Second, we often hear recommendations for things, a great deal on something we all want, etc. For example I just found a really good deal on a couple of different OBD code readers, I think ohlord had one on that too, etc.
Third, handy tools to have, such as the spark plug boot puller, torx bits, etc.
While in some ways these are disparate ideas, I don't want to clutter up things with too many stickys and I think they are related enough that a single sticky could handle such items. I'm considering something along the lines of the DIY sticky, really a closed thread so it doesn't get really messy. Instead if you had something worthy of the sticky category you'd post with a title "TIPS STICKY ITEM" or something similar to catch the mod's attention, with the body of it to contain the tip, link, details, etc. then we'd add that link to the sticky thread, changing the title accordingly. Alternatively we could do two separate stickies if you think it's worthwhile (1 for tips/tricks, 1 for tools/deals?) Either way it's a little extra work for the mod, but that's part of what we sign on for.
So, all that to say, what do you think? After all, this is YOUR forum, I'm just here to do what little I can to help make it worth your time. Vote in the poll above and if you have other input post a reply as well. If you hate the idea say so, too. If there's enough positive feedback I'll start the thread with a post about a couple of things and we'll go from there. NOTE: At this point please don't start posting tips/deals etc!
I'm going to sticky this for the time being, then I'll dump it either way. Let me know your thoughts, folks.
Take care and enjoy the ride,