Introduction to 206info.co.uk
|Welcome to the Peugeot 206 Info Exchange, the place to be
for anything and everything 206 related. This is the 2nd
generation website at our current home, and 4th generation
The original site was created by a member named Nigel after he
experienced some problems with his car. He started a small
message board where all topics and posts were placed and read on
a single page. As the Info Exchange grew and more 206 owners
signed up, the site was moved to a proboards forum, and a forum
structure similar to what we use now was set up. Again the site
grew, and when the member numbers reached 1,400, site admin
BigOl decided to start thinking of other options for improving
the site and community. The decision was made to develop a
completely new site with much more features and staff control,
meaning no more adverts and much more content! The domain name
206info.co.uk was chosen and 206info was born. The site was
largely unchanged for over 2 years, again growing in numbers,
until a large software upgrade and new look brought us to here,
the current Peugeot 206 Info Exchange.
We aim to provide a site that allows you to find out anything
you need to know about your car, as well as get to know other
drivers like you.
We hope you enjoy using it, be sure to look around!
|If you haven't done so already, the first thing you will
need to do is sign up. You don't have to be a member to browse
most areas of 206info, but you lose out on some valuable
information if you don't. Signing up is FREE and takes seconds.
Simply click the link at the top of the page to get started. Try
to make the information you provide about your car model as
accurate as possible, this will help other members discuss any
issues relating to your 206, like problems or modifications.
Once you have signed up, you can start customising your account.
You will want to have a display picture (known as an avatar) so
that other members can easily recognise you. You can either
chose one from our database, or link to one off site. (Avatars
must be less than 100 x 100 pixels, and under 24kb). To change
your avatar, just click it, it is displayed on the top menu bar.
Next job is to set up the site the way you want it to look.
Areas of the left hand menu can be folded up and hidden if you
do not wish to use them, simply click the white arrows to the
left of the block headers (Latest Forum Topics etc) and the
block content will toggle. If you don't really use the left menu
much at all, you can click "hide menu" at the very top of the
side bar, and the whole menu will fold away. You can easily get
this menu back by clicking the button again. This option is
often handy for users with smaller resolutions. Lastly you may
want to adjust the width of the site. As default it is set to
75% screen width, but you can make it full screen by clicking
the small buttons next to "Forums RSS" at the top right of the
Upon registering, you are automatically sent a private message
to your inbox welcoming you to the site. You can access your
private messages at any time by clicking your message status,
which is displayed under the site title at the top right of the
|We currently have 10 members of staff working on the site.
The staff do a lot of work to make 206info run as smoothly as
possible, with a lot of this going unseen by members! We
are always happy to help with any questions or issues you have,
so feel free to contact us by clicking any of the staff names
Chi - Administrator
M3RAN - Administrator
SAB206 - Administrator
Luke - Administrator
Adz - Administrator
Brian - Administrator
gti180lover - Administrator
Dillon - Administrator
Ste206 - Administrator
|The forums are arranged to make finding and posting
information easy. One of the biggest problems staff have to deal
with on the site is information being placed in the wrong area.
Please try to post topics in the correct section, and be sure to
read the forum guidelines in each section before posting.
Some areas of the forum have subforums, so be sure to check them
out. Subforums can be found in Site Meets (with regional
forums), 206 problems (with a solved problems and engine cut out area), FAQ (with a
forum for identifying parts of your car and finding information
on them), For Sale (with an Ebay section and Cars for sale
section), and Free Chat (with an idle chit chat section for off
topic chat to go. Messages here area automatically deleted after
a week of inactivity).
Posting in the forums is just like posting in any other forum,
its straight forward and easy. If you haven't done it before,
just follow your nose, you will find your way. If you still have
any problems, contact a member of staff and we will advise you.
General Forum Features:
Forums RSS feed - keep up with the latest forum activity
even when you aren't on 206info by subscribing to our RSS feed.
Simply click the Forums RSS button at the top right. If you are
unsure what RSS is, read
this guide from the BBC.
If you find a topic that you wish to quickly reply to, you do
not need to click the reply button. At the bottom of each thread
you will find a "Quick Reply" box, enabling you to type a
message and add it to the thread in seconds.
Related Topics are displayed at the bottom of every thread,
which can be handy if you are search for specific information.
Be sure to have a good hunt around before posting asking
questions, as it may have been covered previously.
There are many options in the forum to help you get the most out
of the site content. If you wish to print a thread, just click
the print button, if you wish to quote a member, just click
quote at the top of their post. Its all fairly straight forward.
Any member that is online will have a small green online
indicator under their avatar. This can be handy if you are
looking to find someone to speak to quickly.
User Forum Features:
If you wish to no longer view messages in the forum from
certain members, you can simply click the "ignore" button on any
of their posts. This will filter all of their posts so that you
don't see them, however you can easily undo this by clicking the
"ignore users" button at the top of every forum page.
You may find certain topics in forum interesting, and wish to
keep track of them. You can do this by clicking the "watch
topic" button on a thread page. This will add it to your watch
list, which you can access and edit by clicking "watched forums
and topics" at the top of every forum page. You can also watch
entire forum sections if you chose to.
If you wish to display pictures in the forum, we encourage you
to host them on a picture hosting website such as
then link to them. However if you need to, you can attach files
to a post you make. Every member has an attachment quota so use
what you have wisely.
Please remember - the site staff are there to do a job and we
give our own free time to do so. We make no profit from 206info
and ask that you respect the service we provide. Do not break
site rules, as it will not be tolerated.
Idle Chat and post boosting is not allowed - please use the idle
chat subforum in free chat or the shoutbox to do this.
|You will notice that the members car gallery section of the
forum has been closed. This is due to the new garage section
which is replacing it, and can be found at the top of every
To get started in the garage, click Create Vehicle. As you will
see, you can enter all sorts of information about your car.
Select the model/engine size/number of doors/trim from the drop
down menus, then enter other details like colour. You don't have
to enter any optional information that you don't feel
comfortable giving, but the more you provide means the better
our database is.
There are 4 categories of information you can then add to your
car. These are Parts, Modifications, Dyno Runs (rolling road
results), and Quartermile times.
The parts section is for adding information on any
replacement parts you have bought, either for servicing or
repair. You can provide details on where you purchased, prices,
The modification section is similar to the parts section, but
its used only for non standard upgrades. Again, details and
photos of each modification can be added.
The Dyno run and quartermile sections are self explanatory, you
can even attach photos from the day of the event.
You can then view information from all members by clicking the
links at the top of the page:
Mod Table |
Parts Table |
1/4 Mile Table |
Dyno Run Table. The more information you provide, the better
these tables are to browse. When browsing, you can filter
specific cars/parts/modifications to find the information you
There is also an events section in the Garage, where things like
Car Shows, Rolling Road days, Quartermile days etc can be
advertised. (The site Meets Section can often be a more popular
area for discussing these however).
As you add details to your car, you will most likely add
businesses that you have purchased your parts from. These
businesses are put into a catalogue which is accessible by
clicking "Business" at the top right. You can give these
businesses ratings and leave comments about them for other
members to see.
Lastly, member feedback helps improve the community and keep
things friendly. You can leave comments on any member's vehicle
by signing the guestbook found on their car page.
|206info.co.uk is provided to all members for free. We are a
non profit site, however we do have to pay for hosting fees. As
such, we open a donations block once a year. You do not have to
donate and we ask that if you do, you keep it under £5, so that
the site is not reliant on a single members contribution.
You can support 206info in other ways however - clicking "shop"
at the top of the page takes you to an area where you can
purchase site stickers (in a variety of styles and colours) or
|Want to see which members are near you? Visit the
map (found on the right hand side of the home page, or in
the Quick Nav menu on the left of most pages).
The map is provided by google maps software, so its easy to use.
Adding your location is simple, simple find where you live, and
double click on the map. The system will than ask you to confirm
your location. Don't worry if you get it wrong, all you have to
do is double click somewhere else to change it.
You will notice other members markers on the map. To view them,
just click on them, and a bubble will appear with details and
|Other areas of the site which may interest you:
Site News - This can be found on the
home page. You can rate articles and leave feedback if you wish
to, or find related news by clicking on the topic category.
Older news is archived and can be accessed in the Quick Nav
Site Polls - This can also
be found on the home page. At the right hand side you will see
some quick links to sections, our surveys are found here. If you
wish to request a new survey, simply pm a member of staff or
discuss it in the forum.
Site Links - We now
have a dedicated section for links to other sites. These are
categorised into sub sections so that you can easily find what
you are looking for. You can submit your own links here, as well
as vote and leave feedback on existing ones.