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edited August 2018 in Model S
I'd like your suggestions for a "Top threads" segment that could be searchable and linkable. There are a number of threads which people have found, read, and thought were really helpful. They can be informative, entertaining, or ideally both. Threads that describe a topic which keep popping up as new threads are particularly good candidates.

Please past/post your recommendations with 1) the topic the thread covers 2) one sentence on why it is helpful, and 3) the link itself. For example:

"Thread on Tesla acceleration and the velocity of an unladen swallow
This describes how fast a Tesla is in comparison to the average swallow
http://teslamotors.com/africanoreuropean"

If someone posts a link that you like as well, please say so! Your vote counts. Ideally, this entire thread becomes the "Best of" list.
And, you get a bonus point (first awarded to @hammer) if you identify the movie reference in my example and post your favorite thread (too easy, though...)

Please also feel free to inject liberal amounts of humor... but you do that anyway, don't you?
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Here are some from the thread with the comments from the posters (NOTE - sometimes links are not being recognized as links, so let me know if I need to fix something)

If you didn't find this thread from here, you should read this one for lots of useful information on the car.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/how-use-your-tesla-and-forum

This can help newbies into the fold, by trying to answer some common questions (and with a dose of humor) that get posted on the Forum many times over.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/please-dont-ask-revisited-and-updated

Thread for Bjorn Nyland's classic Tesla videos
[The link works, but routes via google because of issues rendering the URL]
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjLnYvH4NbcAhXsp1kKHd_rD18QFjAFegQIBRAB&url=https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/bj%C3%B8rns-tesla-model-s-videos&usg=AOvVaw2GHu2WtktSTmzJXWw-7iGV
Here's his YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/bjornnyland

Supercharger etiquette
Introduces an issue of Supercharger etiquette--one that is still referenced today
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/tesla-amateur-fail-when-we-needed-it-most

Roadtrip
Excellent writing and Tesla roadtripping
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/utah-parksbeyond-trip

Rules of thumb for planning a Supercharger trip
A number of good suggestions on budgeting power and time for a long trip using Superchargers
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/just-want-rule-thumb-when-supercharge-road-trip

What does your forum name say about you?
Get to know many of your fellow Forum posters:
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/how-did-you-choose-your-forum-name-and-what-does-it-say-about-you

What is your car's name?
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/whats-name-your-car

Adventures of the first Tesla Superhero.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/deice-man-coneth

Reaction to Tesla Acceleration
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/granny-discovers-best-feature-tesla-model-s

How to remove makeup on headliner. (just plain funny!)
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/make-removal?page=1

How did Tesla get it so right?
A 2013 post about how impressive the early MS was... and the same sentiments play out now.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/how-did-tesla-get-it-so-right-im-awe

Suggested Solutions for FeatureGate
A remarkable discussion/analysis of negative responses to Tesla's rapid introduction of new features. This thread had some well-thought and well presented ideas, stayed on topic, and was insult free.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/solutions-featuregate

(@Bighorn: “I'm partial to this one out of modesty...”)
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/bighorn

If you want to know about Mclary…
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/mclary-revealed

Funny story of an owner's dog having an "accident" in the car and the aftermath
(“It's freakin' hilarious”)
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/my-husky-pooped-my-center-console

Story of crazy bystander calling police because she saw someone "putting kids in the trunk" (rear facing jump seats).
It's mostly entertaining in itself, but also the comment thread brought out some other stories of weird reactions to the jump seats
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/almost-arrested-ms-feature

John Glenney and his daughter detail the first cross-country trip with a Model S in January 2014, before even Musk or an official Tesla team did it.
It was a part of history and exhilarating to see it happen when the first Supercharger route connected from coast to coast of the U.S.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/heading-cross-country

Tesla psychosis
A thoughtful post about the human condition and ownership, with a very personal touch. Be sure to read the posts that follow.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/tesla-psychosis

Before The Nod, there was The Wink.
(The original Tesla Wave)
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/get-your-wink

You Might Be a Tesla Owner If...
A fun post about Tesla ownership with funny follow-on posts:
[The link works, but routes via google because of issues rendering the URL]
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwifsrmH4NbcAhVhx1kKHadkBlYQFjAAegQIABAB&url=https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/you-might-be-tesla-owner-if%E2%80%A6&usg=AOvVaw1cAW-OLJHJECM_57UQ9rgL

Evolution of an Owner
A new owner? A seasoned owner? Then here's funny look at what's coming or where you've been
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/evolution-owner?page=1

A hilarious post about the merits of the Cadillac Cimarron over the Model S
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/wanna-know-why-i-bought-cimarron-and-not-model-s

"Another useless but funny"
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/why-i-bought-tesla-model-s-instead-horse-elephant-or-mule

Link to satirical piece on ICE test drive
Click through to the article embedded in the thread... worth the effort!
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/test-drive-ice-car

From exclusive to commonplace
It tells of the celebrity status the early owners often felt
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/i-used-be-rock-star

"Way too many people moaning and groaning [about which features are standard]"
A take on standard features.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/must-have-standard-features-i-buy-again-satire

"Nozzie" and other entertaining videos
Check out the videos in this thread.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/another-great-fanmade-commercial
BONUS: here's the link to "Again! Again!" referred to in a number of threads:


"Warning... very strong language"
For those who haven't seen this one, there is some very strong language in the embedded YouTube video for this thread
It is a link to a Louis CK performance talking about what would be said about how people have "messed up" the Earth
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/warning-very-strong-language

Songs about Teslas... and pants?
Page 2 of this thread has some classic lyrics and one odd video...
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/drop

"Your first car"
Great car stories and great cars as posted by Forum members. Worth a read, IMHO.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/your-first-car-please-share

"If Tesla advertised"
Clever observations and how other brands' ads could be turned into Tesla slogans.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/buick-ad-using-tesla-expression

"Thoughts after a year of Model S ownership"
One person's details on their first year with the MS, includes cost information and others. Worth a read for prospective owners.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/thoughts-after-year-model-s-ownership

"Why you shouldn't wait to buy a Tesla"
Poignant, moving, and demonstrates some of the best of this Forum's community.
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/why-you-should-not-wait-buy

"Warning - He wants to know why?"
A clever and funny encapsulation of the path taken to buy one's first Tesla
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/warning-he-wants-know-why

"My Husky Pooped My Center Console"
No explanation necessary!
https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/my-husky-pooped-my-center-console
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