A small experiment with the ride board... (1 Viewer)

Matt Derrick

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Hey folks, just letting you know that I'm trying something out with the ride board section of the site.

Basically I've made it so there's a 'template' that automatically appears in the text box when you create a new thread in the ride board:

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Departing from: Replace this text with where you're currently located.
Destination: Replace this text with where you are going.
Date range: Replace this with the dates you're trying to go.

About me: Replace this text with a little bit about yourself. Your likes, dislikes, if you can chip in on gas, do some driving, etc. Remember, this is your 'pitch'; the riders/drivers want awesome, interesting people to ride with, so make it good!

Don't forget to add a descriptive title! Something like "Denver > Seattle > Los Angeles - February 22nd!" usually works great!

These are just suggestions, feel free to delete anything here and replace it with what you want to say!
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My thinking here is that by providing a template for people to fill out when asking for / giving rides will increase the quality of those threads by encouraging people to add more information than 'i want to go to chicago' or whatever. Go over to the ride board, try it out, and let me know what you think!
 
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