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Hi Lee,

I think Lawrence misunderstood your question.

Lee was perhaps asking what specific changes to the forum appearance/organization can be made from their end to bring about some of the changes demanded by Lawrence.

Till some years ago, our forum moderator "CCF mod" (a.k.a. martin_krpan) had some privileges on the forum that enabled him to make changes to the appearance/organization of the site, like adding subforums, arranging child forums alphabetically, etc. But lately he told us that those privileges were abruptly withdrawn, and he longer is able to make new subforums. Probably only an administrator of the site has such rights now.

What Lawrence likely wants is a new main section on the forum landing page for startup manufacturers of NEVs, Intelligent connected vehicles, etc. (equal in rank to the "Chinese Car Manufacturers", "Foreign/Chinese Joint Venture Car Manufacturers", "Other China Motor Vehicles" sections) under which these new-age manufacturers will be nested.

At present, moderators of this forum cannot make these changes; they can only create new threads or move, copy, delete, or rename threads. So, what specifically the administrator(s) can do is restore these privileges (to create new sections/subsections) to one or both of the current moderators (CCF mod and/or dmitra). The moderator can then evaluate a member's demand for a new section/subsection and act accordingly (acquiesce or reject).

Of course, there is a risk if somehow spammers get hold of these privileges and mess up the forum. That admins will have to take a call on that.

· Super Moderator
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Hello Ed

Thanks for replying!

There is already an "Alternative fuel vehicles" subsection under the "General" section, listed just beneath "General Discussion".

Lawrence's view is that this "Alternative fuel vehicles" subsection does not have enough visibility or attraction because it lists startup electric vehicle makers and models, low-speed electric vehicle makers and models, and electric commercial vehicle makers all lumped together, without proper arrangement, which makes it difficult for visitors to find out about the new startup electric vehicle makers (i.e. New Energy Vehicle Manufactures) such as Tesla, Nio, Weltmeister, Bordrin, Byton, Xiaopeng, Hozon, Aiways, NEVS, Lixiang, Leapmotor, etc. unless they wade through a mass of threads. It would be better if there could be a new main section "New Energy Vehicles" or some such heading (we can decide on that) located after "Foreign/Chinese Joint Venture Car Manufacturers" and above "Other China Motor Vehicles". Also some prominent manufacturers should be nested under this new section, appearing on the main page, the list of which we can decide on later.

So it should appear something like:

"New Energy Vehicle & Connected Vehicle Manufacturers"
then beneath it child forums (sub-forums):

Dayun EV
Human Horizons
Leap Motor
Tesla China

(this list is just indicative)

The "Alternative fuel vehicles" subsection which exists the "General" section can then be used for just the less prominent (read ordinary or not-so-high-tech) electric vehicle makers or low-speed electric makers.

Another way is to promote the "Alternative fuel vehicles" subsection to a main section, rename it to "New Energy Vehicle & Connected Vehicle Manufacturers", have the nested list of prominent manufacturers under it on the main page, as shown above, and use the last child forum "Other" to park threads for the residual manufacturers.
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