Reference resource collections?

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Reference resource collections?

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I was just wondering if this would be something wanted or considered for those who collect or own Cub Cadets. I have been a member of the Economy group for years and one of the members there (Larry Goss RIP) created a huge repository of information on those tractors and variants. Things like service manuals, sales ads, company information, parts lists and more. Then what he did was sell copies of that to anyone at the cost of the media and shipping. His thinking was that it's a good idea to have as much of the information out there in multiple places to prevent a huge loss if it was only stored in one place, like a web site that closed down or if the company that was supporting them decided to stop.
I know many of us have some items stored away and we use this site as well, but it might be a good thing to have multiple copies out there of everything we have collected over the years. Just an idea. Any thoughts?
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Sounds good to me. I'm a classic VW owner, and I see a lot of info like that shared across several websites.

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Sounds like a good idea Steve. I have no idea on what that looks like or how to do it but it sounds good. Are you thinking hard copies or out into the clouds somewhere?
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With the other site it was both. A thumb drive that Larry would update as he collected material and a website where he shared a lot of it as well.

Just thinking about how many times things have come and gone on the MTD site concerning our brand. I would love to see them put up a better site that had owners manuals, service manuals, service bulletins and parts lists that are up to date, but they don't make money off of that so I doubt they would do it.

We have quite a bit here but there are times when I'll look for something and not find it, then another member posts it from their stash. Was thinking it would be nice to try getting it all in one place. The worst thing is trying to figure out who has what, I know I have a lot of this stuff already but what do say you have different or Mike or Scott or ??????
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Hmm...good question. I don't have any good specific ideas unfortunately. It takes people to take the time to catalogue stuff, and then share it, so it would take the right individuals on both ends. Plus there can be issues with sharing and publishing stuff (e.g. costs, copyrights, etc.)
I'm a newbie and don't really know the dynamics of this and the other websites either.
If the admins figure out how they want to proceed and need help, I would be open to it, though.
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interesting idea. I am not sure i have all the files we have here on my computer.... at least in normal format. The file names are all hashed on the server so its not quite as easy as just sucking them all out via FTP. And a good number of them would most likely need to be renamed as the file name doesnt really explain what the document it.... and a good folder system to separate out the files.

On the flip side they are all available here... and if people have stuff we dont have i can easily add them to the libary.
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