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Dieselstation Car Forums _ The Cool Wall _ The New Cool Wall Rules

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 24 2009, 05:29 PM

Alright, so the old cool wall suffered from a major case of grade inflation (289 cool & frozen cars versus 73 uncool & seriously uncool) so we're trying to have another go at it.

This time, in terms of voting, you will vote between 3 options: cool, neutral, and uncool. After about 20 votes, the car will be moved to its final subforum destination based on how voting went. The following results are possible:

Frozen: This is possible only if a car receives a number of cool votes that is at least 80% of the total number of votes on the car, including neutral votes.
Cool: If the car fails to meet the criteria for frozen, but the number of cool votes exceed the number of uncool votes, then the car is cool.
Uncool: If the car fails to meet the criteria for seriously uncool, but the number of uncool votes exceed the number of cool votes, then the car is uncool.
Seriously Uncool: This is possible only if a car receives a number of uncool votes that is at least 80% of the total number of votes on the car, including neutral votes.

Otherwise, the forum rules transfer pretty much wholesale from the old forum, and are as such:

Rules of the Cool Wall
These rules are listed in an intuitive order for someone who's never posted a car in the Cool Wall.

1. Check if the car you want to put onto the Cool Wall is allowed.

What vehicles are allowed to be posted in the Cool Wall? Examples in Italics.

What vehicles are specifically not allowed in the Cool Wall?This list is subject to change and the discretion of Cool Wall management.
If you're unsure if a vehicle is allowed, please ask in the new Feedback thread:

2. Check that the car you want to post isn't already in the Cool Wall.

Many of the more popular sports and vintage cars have already been posted, so use the function to double check. Try searching by both maker and model seperately to yield more results. To find the Jaguar XJ-13, use the search terms "Jaguar", "Jaguar XJ", "XJ-13" and "XJ13". Duplicate polls will be deleted immediately and without warning so search thoroughly please. Also, as noted above, cars can be posted seperately in their generations if there are significant differences. If this is the case, double check which years and generations have already been posted.

3. Bumps are allowed in the Cool Wall.

A "bump" is when someone posts in a thread that's old (typically more than a month ago) and no longer topical, bringing it to the top. This is generally frowned upon here on DS as being a nuisance. However bumps are allowed and encouraged in the Cool Wall. If you were going to post a car and found a poll was already made, feel free to vote on and post your opinion of the car. But please don't spam with Cool Wall with gibberish one-liners "nice." "I like it" just to boost your post count. This is can lead to a tempban in extreme cases. Lastly, many of these polls are old and the pics don't work. Don't bump polls just to tell us that, spend a few minutes on and post up some pictures that can be edited into the original post.

4. Create a new thread with poll for a car.

This is fairly simply but there are some guidelines.5. After a number of votes, a car will be moved to it's appropriate forum.

Simply, the Cool Wall is like an electoral college. Just because a car has 1 more vote for Cool than Uncool does mean it's going to be moved. Moving cars with ambiguous votes is at the sole discretion of the mods and admins in charge of the Cool Wall.*Rules revised 11/24/06
*Rules revised 3/24/09

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