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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&...
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-...

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-supercha...

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...

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-tesl...

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&...

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-a...

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

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-...

"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:
https://youtu.be/D_UV08thMyI

"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

renwo S alset | September 18, 2015
GHammer | September 18, 2015

Thread on topics that if you are a newbie and post one you will be made fun of.

Help newbies into the fold.

http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/please-dont-ask

"Is it an African swallow or a European swallow"
"I don't know"
AAAAAAHHHHHHHH

GHammer | September 18, 2015

"Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know"

PBEndo | September 18, 2015

Instructions for proper use of the forum
Not very helpful since nobody reads it (except JT).
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/please-read-first-posting-forums-1

Adventures of the first Tesla Superhero.
Not very helpful but a very good read.
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/deice-man-coneth

Reaction to Tesla Acceleration
Not helpful at all unless you need a laugh.
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/granny-discovers-best-feature-tes...

EVRider | September 18, 2015

Perhaps this could be incorporated into the existing FAQs thread? That way you would only have to bump one thread every day instead of two. :-)

J.T. | September 18, 2015

@SbMD Good start. Please, as you're doing with the Options thread, keep the title the same and just edit the OP when necessary. I'll link to it from the FAQ forthwith.

SbMD | September 18, 2015

bonus point to @hammer! Thanks for the suggestions.
And to @renwmo for the infinite loop... somewhere there is a server frying itself...

@PBEndo - good links, and thanks!
@Roofless and @JT - yes, and yes!

I'll hold off on my own suggestions for now... like to see what others submit.

PBEndo | September 18, 2015

@SbMD -
I assume you do not want some of the obvious "Informational" threads that are already listed in the FAQ, right?

Mathew98 | September 18, 2015

How to remove makeup on headliner.
Oh I just love to fondle the headliner...
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/make-removal?page=1

1BadNerd | September 18, 2015

I'm getting nauseous! This is my tenth time around this post. Thanks renwo.

Here's 3 of my favorite:

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

(Mathew98 also has a topic that is etiquette related, but it's too soon for it to be a classic.)

Roadtrip
Excelent writing and Tesla roadtripping
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/utah-parksbeyond-trip

What does that mean?
You think people might not understand your vanity plate? Heck, people can't even figure out these usernames!
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/how-did-you-choose-your-forum-nam...

1BadNerd | September 18, 2015

SbMD, that's a challenge? No, this is a challenge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5S42DeSiao

Bighorn | September 18, 2015

I'm partial to this one out of modesty...
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/bighorn

1BadNerd | September 18, 2015

Bighorn has spoken! So, this thread is closed.

;-)

renwo S alset | September 18, 2015

If Bh is in a forest and argues with his wife, is he still wrong?

lolachampcar | September 18, 2015

Ignore threads have the best of TM Forum culture

1BadNerd | September 18, 2015

I think PBEndo and I deserve gold stars for following the requested format. :-PpPp

renwo S alset | September 18, 2015

Forum culture? We don't need no stickin' culture.

hcwhy | September 18, 2015
Rocky_H | September 18, 2015

Thank you to @Matthew98 for bringing up the "makeup on the headliner" thread. I was going to post that one if no one else had done so yet. It is an entertaining classic.

1) Funny story of an owner's dog having an "accident" in the car and the aftermath
2) It's freakin' hilarious
3) http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/my-husky-pooped-my-center-console

1) Story of crazy bystander calling police because she saw someone "putting kids in the trunk" where owner was using the Model S rear facing jump seats. Owner was detained briefly by police.
2) It's mostly entertaining in itself, but also the comment thread brought out some other stories of weird reactions to the jump seats and discussion of concerns about using them.
3) http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/almost-arrested-ms-feature

And now not just for entertainment:

1) A man 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.
2) 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.
3) http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/heading-cross-country

NOTE: When reading the thread now, it's a little confusing because the original poster changed his forum name to JohnGlenney, but in most of the comments, they are referring to his old username of myfastlady, which he was using at the time of the thread.

Shesmyne2 | September 18, 2015

Knew someone would be quicker than I-
Good one on myfastlady RockyH

Still Grinning;-)

SbMD | September 18, 2015

Great recommendations thus far! Thanks, everyone, and keep them coming.
These are a great mix of functional and funny so far.
With more suggestions, will have enough to break into different groups of top threads, and keep the dialogue of posts as well.
@PBEndo - yes, that would be good to avoid duplicating things already in the FAQ.
@1BN - already have gold stars for you and @PBEndo; as an added bonus, I offer you the additional Monty Python as a reward:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqObJtGrKaA

And now for your moment of zen:
If @BH has spoken, with the infinite @renwo loop, does that mean that no one can get in a word edgewise?

sbeggs | September 18, 2015

Thanks, @1BadNerd!

SbMD | September 18, 2015

Updated!
thanks, @JT, for the link... you are a gentleman and a scholar :)
Keep the suggestions coming!

NKYTA | September 18, 2015

1) Before The Nod, there was The Wink.

2) The original Tesla Wave.

3) http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/get-your-wink

;-)

SbMD | September 18, 2015

updated! also added Bjorn's video thread

Shesmyne2 | September 18, 2015

I love the wink.

Still Grinning ;-)

SbMD | September 19, 2015

any threads debating a particular aspect of the MS, not already in the FAQ?

KevinR.co.us | September 19, 2015

For the fun of it, I enjoyed this group project...

http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/you-might-be-tesla-owner-if%E2%80%A6

SbMD | September 19, 2015

@KevinR - a good thread! Added!
@Matthew98 - still laughing about the makeup post...

J.T. | September 19, 2015

@SbMD Back in the day there was a post by Waterboy explaining why he bought a Cadillac ELR instead of a Model S. That post has been dispatched to Forum hell but this post in response by Olof was the best post ever.

http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/wanna-know-why-i-bought-cimarron-...

teslagiddy | September 19, 2015
J.T. | September 19, 2015

@teslagiddy +1000

SbMD | September 19, 2015

@JT and @Teslagiddy - great suggestions spanning the emotional spectrum. Added!

PBEndo | September 19, 2015
PBEndo | September 19, 2015

1. From exclusive to commonplace
2. It tells of the celebrity status the early owners often felt.
3. http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/i-used-be-rock-star

Mathew98 | September 19, 2015

Way too many people moaning and groaning.

My take on standard features.

http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/must-have-standard-features-i-buy...

SbMD | September 20, 2015

@Pbendo and @Matthew98 - thanks! Will post them above as well.

PBEndo | September 20, 2015

1. Suggested Solutions for FeatureGate
2. 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. It renewed my faith in the forum.
* As a bonus, it also showed that the legendary Bighorn is human!
http://my.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/solutions-featuregate

Bighorn | September 20, 2015

PB
Couldn't you make that font any smaller?

SbMD | September 20, 2015

@Pbendo you are on a roll. This is also good and the subject matter will lkely stage a resurgence.

SbMD | September 20, 2015

Updated, and starting to rearrange into groupings.
Feel free to post your thoughts on any of these.
@PBEndo - I just saw the teeny, tiny font in the last post; my iPhone rejected such small font thinking it was a mistake. What you have written is considered heresy, and there are villagers with pitchforks heading your way...

PBEndo | September 20, 2015

@Bh
"Couldn't you make that font any smaller?"

Apparently I made it so small that iPhone owners couldn't read it! (ironic, since I posted it from an iPad)

Bighorn | September 20, 2015

PB
I can read it on my iPhone:(

PBEndo | September 20, 2015

But that's because you are Bighorn!
The rest of us can't read it.

SbMD | September 20, 2015

I have the iPhone 6s-"c" which has a censoring function for forum posts. It automatically filters out things so preposterous that they can't be true anyway. Things like people disliking puppies, or that @BH might have posted something erroneous.

Shesmyne2 | September 20, 2015

SbMD
The wink thread is posted twice
Ok by me, but...

Still Grinning ;-)

SbMD | September 20, 2015

@Shesmyne2 - Thanks! I think that 2 winks is a full blink, or perhaps blepharospasm?
Little forum post editing error... appreciate that the thread is getting read!

KevinR.co.us | September 20, 2015

@SbMD
I vote blepharospasm.

Also the "You might be a Tesla owner if" link is not an active one (you can't click on it). Thanks for the inclusion.

Bighorn | September 20, 2015

Oh crap, you really included mine?! Well, they say there's no bad publicity, right?:)

Mathew98 | September 20, 2015

There's nothing like touting your own @Bighorn....

;)

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