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arn
Oct 31, 2005, 08:41 PM
In order to make the most of the new Guides, I'm trying to more tightly integrate the forums and the Guides.

The top of each forum now has a "Guides" area where guides can be linked to. Similar to "stickies", the new Guide links should eventually replace most stickies.

The biggest advantage is that these links are user editable. Any user with Guide-editing access can add links or remove links as needed.

For detailed instructions, see this link:

http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Guides:ForumHead_Instructions

You need some very basic Wiki-editing skills, and if you have questions, you can start here:

http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Contents

arn

arn
Oct 31, 2005, 10:27 PM
New MacGuide tags

Example Usage IPod
Example Output IPod

Example Usage Apple iPod
Example Output Apple iPod

Note MacGuide wiki pages are case sensitive.

ipod isn't the same as IPod. And due to the way the software works, all the first letters have to be capitals. (sorry)

arn

mad jew
Oct 31, 2005, 10:29 PM
Nice one arn. What's the benefit of linking as a guide as opposed to merely linking to the site's URL? :)

arn
Oct 31, 2005, 10:39 PM
Nice one arn. What's the benefit of linking as a guide as opposed to merely linking to the site's URL? :)

nothing, just potentially convenience

I've started filling out some of the Guide links near the top of the forums. Like I said, it's meant to replace the stickies. Some examples

http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=69
http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=75

arn

mad jew
Oct 31, 2005, 10:41 PM
That's brilliant. It's much cleaner forwarding people to a guide like that as opposed to an open thread IMO. Nice. :)