What Improvements Would You Like to See on the RAC Forum?
We are always looking for ways to improve the RAC forum so it is better and more enjoyable for members. So today we’d like you to tell us which of these ideas you’d like to see implemented on the forum. We’d also like to hear your own suggestions on the ways the forum can be improved
So please, have a look at these ideas and then tell us which you like best and why by posting a comment below:
• More surveys/polls about motoring issues
• Admin’s to create more topics on motoring and motoring news
• Set up a ‘you and your car’ section on the forum
• Viral campaigns, e.g. upload a photo every time you see an RAC van
• Fun quizzes and games e.g. how well do you know your highway code quiz
• Invite members to be part of a special panel to participate in special topics, polls and surveys
• Shoot a series of videos with RAC staff e.g. how to change a tyre etc which we could upload periodically to act as help guides for members
Personally, I would like something to help users find info relevant to fixing their cars. For example, I have lost count of the amount of times myself and others have explained about testing alternators and battery drain testing. A way of making these things 'stickies' would be good.
I think the site is great the way it is just now. One thing I would like to see however, would be "car reports" you know what I mean like they do on Tog Gear but more seriously
The Mobility Scheme has that sort of thing, where customers write reports on any car that they have had for the first time, handling, comfort mileage, that sort of thing.
I would like to see a section devoted to supporting motorists (and their rights) against the rip-offs we are hit with; specifically the scam perpetrated by private parking companies which is a national disgrace.
In particular, the ludicrous charges imposed for supposed infractions of parking conditions masquarading as "fines" when in fact they are no more than unenforceable invoices.
As I said, this is a national disgrace and occurs in car parks belong to shopping centres, leisure facilities and even hospitals.
It's high time people such as the RAC remember that they were founded to HELP the motorist and took on these con artists! And don't even get me started on the highway robbery known as "clamping" - which rightly is illegal in Scotland, and damned well should be everywhere!
Watcher: Re your comment: 'It's high time people such as the RAC remember that they were founded to HELP the motorist and took on these con artists!'
There used to be two clubs you could join which were run to help motorists. Now, there are none, as both have sold out to commercialism in exactly the same way as the utility companies. They now exist for no other reason than to make a profit for shareholders.
I like the idea of more surveys and polls but whilst they may give a fair indication of the members' views, without serious weighting these couldn't really be used to get the message over to the RAC. It's for this reason I thought having a panel to input on specifics would be useful.
Definitely would like the videos but if that's not feasible then Rolebama's suggestion of having a section on how to from the forum responses would be great! Quick easy access on topics such as battery checks, wheel changing, etc. There could also be a section on equipment e.g. jacks; reversing aids, etc.
You might also like to consider a section on law changes - unless you've heard or read about it, you might not know it's happened and stand to get into trouble - such changes are, to my mind, very badly advertised (suspect for revenue raising purposes) - or where things are different in Scotland than England - I didn't know you can't clamp in Scotland!
I'd like to see the forum formatted more normally, very few people actually run their monitors at 800x600 now and it just looks and feels a bit silly viewing it with a higher desktop resolution. The main RAC site is a slight improvement which offers a better compromise between displaying well on normal displays and not forcing those running a lower res to scroll all over the place...
Forgot to add, it would be great to have a click at the bottom of the page to take you back to the top and/or to link to the next/previous page of the same topic.
Hear, hear! I think it's very rude of web designers/ whoever NOT to provide this facility!
Originally Posted by ficklejade