I've asked this question before and never gotten an answer. What if a poster or multiple posters want to discuss the performance of a particular car. It is really impractical to sift through the mass of posts in the testing thread and for those that want to discuss a particular car. You'll also end up with multiple cross conversations when different groups of people are talking about different car.Steven wrote:This TECH thread is about the car's physical elements
NOT the performance, NOT expectations, NOT results or timings, NOT its drivers
For whichever that doesn't fit here, one of the following may be suitable:
Honda Power unit - the engine's technical topic
2016 Pre-season Testing - timings go here, as well as pre-season filming day talk
McLaren Honda Team thread - for less technical items, such as livery, people movement, sponsorship, etc
Note that I have gone through some effort to move a bunch of posts from here, but keep in mind that our policy is that we can delete posts without notice if they are unsuitable for the technical threads.
PS: That pic was taken by me and properly stolen by f1writers and f1grid (to name a few).damager21 wrote:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcEbrlqWoAQIHCf.jpg
What about if a forum member wants to try to compare new parts or whatever else to lap times or general performance? Before somebody says you can't compare lap times to changing parts because of other factors blah blah blah , this is supposed to be a forum for open discussion. By telling members that they simply can't post about changing parts (or whatever else) and correlating performance or lap times with it defeats the purpose of having a forum like this. Let people present their evidence and let it be discussed.
Telling people not to post about performance here only fixes the symptom of a problem, it's a bit like a law telling people that they can't say racist things in public (or whatever else), it goes some way to stop these this being said but it does not fix the root of the problem, people will still believe what they think is true. I believe the root of the problem is that forum members simply don't want to talk about lap times and performance etc in the testing thread simply because it would get to cluttered up and cross talking about different cars.
Let's work to fix the root of the problem and not a symptom of it.
*edit* I'm honestly not trying to cause trouble however I am just expressing my frustration openly and hopefully trying to explain where I think part of the problem lies.