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Huntn
Dec 1, 2013, 10:49 AM
If this is the right section, when will the Mac Guides part of Mac Rumors return? I've got some guides with updates, I'd like to post.
Thanks!

SandboxGeneral
Dec 1, 2013, 10:50 AM
If this is the right section, when will the Mac Guides part of Mac Rumors return? I've got some guides with updates, I'd like to post.
Thanks!

It's still being discussed what to do with them and the format of that part of the site. At this time we don't have an ETA of a decision.

arn
Dec 1, 2013, 11:06 PM
If this is the right section, when will the Mac Guides part of Mac Rumors return? I've got some guides with updates, I'd like to post.
Thanks!

Sorry about that. We are going to revisit those soon.

arn

Huntn
Dec 2, 2013, 09:26 AM
Ok, thanks guys!

Huntn
Dec 22, 2013, 08:20 AM
Not to pester you, but is the intent to bring them back or is that undecided? Thanks!

Astroboy907
Jan 4, 2014, 08:20 PM
So could anyone post a guide in this part of the forum now?

shinji
Jan 13, 2014, 09:10 PM
Hope you guys bring the guides back. I found some of them to be pretty helpful.

Huntn
Jan 28, 2014, 08:27 AM
Looks like the Guides are back. Was there an announcement I missed? :)

http://guides.macrumors.com/

SandboxGeneral
Jan 28, 2014, 08:33 AM
Was there an announcement I missed? :)

http://guides.macrumors.com/

No, I think they just quietly re-appeared.

Huntn
Jan 28, 2014, 09:15 AM
No, I think they just quietly re-appeared.

Don't know if it's me, but I can't log in to edit them, so it's possible they are not fully back. When I try to log in, I get a warning: Sucuri WebSite Firewall - CloudProxy - Access Denied. Could you verify status? Thanks!

SandboxGeneral
Jan 28, 2014, 09:19 AM
Don't know if it's me, but I can't log in to edit them, so it's possible they are not fully back. When I try to log in, I get a warning: Sucuri WebSite Firewall - CloudProxy - Access Denied. Could you verify status? Thanks!

Yes, Arn added extra security to various places on the forum and this was one of them. Right now no one can edit anything except him and maybe some admins.

As far as I know, the Guides are still up in the air as to what they're going to do with them.

Huntn
Jan 28, 2014, 09:24 AM
Yes, Arn added extra security to various places on the forum and this was one of them. Right now no one can edit anything except him and maybe some admins.

As far as I know, the Guides are still up in the air as to what they're going to do with them.

Thanks for the quick response...

Huntn
Feb 26, 2014, 11:56 PM
I wish you guys would make a decision one way or the other about Mac Guides. Is it that hard of a decision to make?

SandboxGeneral
Feb 27, 2014, 04:51 AM
I wish you guys would make a decision one way or the other about Mac Guides. Is it that hard of a decision to make?

This one is really up to arn and I don't know where he's at on it.

I believe the code architecture is severely outdated that was running it and he was trying to find a better way to host them.

I'll try to ping him on it and see what his thoughts are.

Huntn
Feb 27, 2014, 08:12 AM
This one is really up to arn and I don't know where he's at on it.

I believe the code architecture is severely outdated that was running it and he was trying to find a better way to host them.

I'll try to ping him on it and see what his thoughts are.

Thanks again! :)

arn
Mar 1, 2014, 03:21 PM
Thanks again! :)

Sorry for the slowness of it all.

Yes, the codebase we were using for it is outdated.

My ideal solution would be to bring it under the vBulletin umbrella and convert them into a vBulletin-integrated wiki. At least that would give us one codebase to worry about. We could upgrade the wiki software in isolation, but then we'd have to continue to maintain that over time.

arn

Huntn
Mar 1, 2014, 03:41 PM
Sorry for the slowness of it all.

Yes, the codebase we were using for it is outdated.

My ideal solution would be to bring it under the vBulletin umbrella and convert them into a vBulletin-integrated wiki. At least that would give us one codebase to worry about. We could upgrade the wiki software in isolation, but then we'd have to continue to maintain that over time.

arn

Thanks for the heads up. Would this be a difficult, drawn out proposition?

arn
Mar 1, 2014, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Would this be a difficult, drawn out proposition?

It depends. We're still looking into the feasibility of it on the vBulletin side, and there are a few other things we're working on on the vBulletin side. So depends on a few factors that haven't been determined yet.

arn

Huntn
Apr 16, 2014, 10:02 PM
It depends. We're still looking into the feasibility of it on the vBulletin side, and there are a few other things we're working on on the vBulletin side. So depends on a few factors that haven't been determined yet.

arn

Any progress updates would be appreciated.

mogf01
Jun 13, 2014, 07:03 PM
I have a small suggested change to http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X. Shall I post it here (will anyone edit)? (Note: I'd be happy to edit it myself of course, but I cannot get past the firewall.)

wrldwzrd89
Jun 22, 2014, 05:23 PM
Wow, the MediaWiki version powering Mac Guides is outdated. By a LOT. I like the idea of integrating the guides into vBulletin, but I'm not sure if the software version we use has that capability.

arn
Jun 22, 2014, 05:30 PM
I have a small suggested change to http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X. Shall I post it here (will anyone edit)? (Note: I'd be happy to edit it myself of course, but I cannot get past the firewall.)

Wow, the MediaWiki version powering Mac Guides is outdated. By a LOT. I like the idea of integrating the guides into vBulletin, but I'm not sure if the software version we use has that capability.

ya, that was the reasoning.

We have a Wiki plugin for vBulletin now. I'll deploy it for public testing soon.

arn

Huntn
Jun 27, 2014, 01:29 PM
ya, that was the reasoning.

We have a Wiki plugin for vBulletin now. I'll deploy it for public testing soon.

arn

Will the existing articles be editable, or will they have to be recreated from scratch? Thanks!
-Dave

oatman13
Jul 22, 2014, 09:55 PM
Wow, I can't even think of the last time I've used MacGuides.

SandboxGeneral
Jul 23, 2014, 04:28 AM
Wow, I can't even think of the last time I've used MacGuides.

Things are changing over to Wiki threads (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1754616) now.

simsaladimbamba
Jul 23, 2014, 04:35 AM
Things are changing over to Wiki threads (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1754616) now.

Good news. Who will do that? And once they are finished we can create our own guides again instead of using posts to have guides in like some basterds use to do?

SandboxGeneral
Jul 23, 2014, 04:42 AM
Good news. Who will do that? And once they are finished we can create our own guides again instead of using posts to have guides in like some basterds use to do?

I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Some people in the iOS 8 forum are already doing this. Example (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1740199).

simsaladimbamba
Jul 23, 2014, 04:50 AM
I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Some people in the iOS 8 forum are already doing this. Example (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1740199).

Sorry, meant the original guides, that were separate from the forums in some way. But maybe I am also just mistaken.

As I have many posts being guides I always wanted to create guides in the Guide section of, but was a bit thrown off by its editing tools.
But if Wiki guides always have to be new threads, then that is an option too.

Did I make myself clearer?

SandboxGeneral
Jul 23, 2014, 04:53 AM
Sorry, meant the original guides, that were separate from the forums in some way. But maybe I am also just mistaken.

As I have many posts being guides I always wanted to create guides in the Guide section of, but was a bit thrown off by its editing tools.
But if Wiki guides always have to be new threads, then that is an option too.

Did I make myself clearer?

Existing threads can be turned into Wiki threads, but they remain in the regular forums and not in the Guides section.

If you're not the OP of a thread that you want to make a Wiki, report it too us and we'll review it and make a decision to turn it into a Wiki thread for you. If you're the OP of said thread, you can turn it into a Wiki right now if you like.

simsaladimbamba
Jul 23, 2014, 04:55 AM
Existing threads can be turned into Wiki threads, but they remain in the regular forums and not in the Guides section.

If you're not the OP of a thread that you want to make a Wiki, report it too us and we'll review it and make a decision to turn it into a Wiki thread for you. If you're the OP of said thread, you can turn it into a Wiki right now if you like.

Ahhhhhh, Thanks.

And just to make sure, the Wiki Guides will stay in the sub-forums as discussed in that other thread with arn? Or will there ever be a Wiki Guide section like the old Guides section?

SandboxGeneral
Jul 23, 2014, 04:59 AM
Ahhhhhh, Thanks.

And just to make sure, the Wiki Guides will stay in the sub-forums as discussed in that other thread with arn? Or will there ever be a Wiki Guide section like the old Guides section?

From what Arn was saying, we, or someone, could make a Wiki thread of Wiki threads in each sub-forum and we'd make it sticky. This thread would list all the Wiki threads in that forum for quick reference. That's because there, currently, isn't a good way to keep all the Wiki threads available near the top of a forum.

Huntn
Aug 1, 2014, 10:35 AM
Over the years I have uploaded many images associated with MR Guides. With the intention of resurrecting some of my guides, can someone in the know, either explain to me how to look at an index of uploaded MacRumor library images or point me at a link? Thanks.

Since wiki posts now appear as regular threads, I may elect to retain editing rights on some, if not all of these guides, and create them as regular posts.

Questions:
Will wiki guide/posts get a dedicated index page so they can be easily located?
Will posting what was formerly a guide as an individual post violate a MR rule?

Thanks!

Huntn
Aug 1, 2014, 01:47 PM
Update: Look at this guide I posted today: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19430093#post19430093

Under the Title is a link to a MacRumors Guide image, but that link does not work in the regular forum section to display the image.

Here is the original Guide: http://guides.macrumors.com/Steaming_Your_Mac

[url=Image:Steam.small.png|right[/url]

Looking for instructions on how to insert this image into this post as an attachment. Thanks!

Huntn
Aug 6, 2014, 08:57 AM
What will become of the Mac Rumors guide section? Will it remain or be decommissioned? There is a lot of info there such as: http://guides.macrumors.com/Inline_Attachments. This info should be retained.

Also I'd like to say again that if guides are to be scattered among forum posts, there needs to be an index of Guides available to find them. One possible solution would be a sticky wiki post in each section where a list of guides for that section could be quickly referenced, but a dedicated guide index with a list of all guides would be better IMO. Thoughts?

Thanks!

If Admin would like any (casual) assistance in reorganizing the Guides section, please give a shout.
I'd also like to thank Sandbox General for the help he has provided in answering my questions! :D

stridemat
Aug 6, 2014, 12:54 PM
I am seeing how this pans out and whether it is picked up by the community...if it does it could be rolled out to each forum.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1757289

jbg232
Aug 9, 2014, 11:34 AM
Not sure if this is being addressed but as an "older" user I used to love the guides that were at the top of the forum pages. I can't find them anymore except for at guides.macrumors.com. Are there plans to systematically change all the 132 guides that members worked on into a wiki (ie: http://guides.macrumors.com/Category:Guides)?

There is still some good info in those guides even if some of them are a bit outdated. Case in point: a guide that I spent a lot of time on, "Booting Windows on the Mac (http://guides.macrumors.com/Booting_Windows_on_the_Mac)", while outdated, does have some very fundamental information in it that I think is helpful to users. Most of the guides are similar and I think it would be sad to just completely remove them from the site.

Thoughts?

stridemat
Aug 10, 2014, 07:09 AM
I would agree and advocate creating new wiki threads :)

As far as I know there are no plans, however the community may as well fill the void.

Huntn
Aug 13, 2014, 07:24 AM
Wiki posts should have a label somewhere identifying them as such.

SandboxGeneral
Aug 13, 2014, 08:22 PM
Wiki posts should have a label somewhere identifying them as such.

They do. They say Wiki in bold before the thread title and a disclaimer at the top of the first post.

485502

485503

Huntn
Aug 13, 2014, 11:48 PM
They do. They say Wiki in bold before the thread title and a disclaimer at the top of the first post.

485502

485503

I thought I started the following post as a wiki: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1762313

Maybe I messed up and it's not a wiki? I don't see those labels on it. Thanks!

Edit: My error? I thought I put a wiki checkmark in the above referenced thread but it is not labeled as a wiki post. I started another "this is a test" thread to see if those labels would appear and they did. :-\

SandboxGeneral
Aug 14, 2014, 04:33 AM
I thought I started the following post as a wiki: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1762313

Maybe I messed up and it's not a wiki? I don't see those labels on it. Thanks!

Edit: My error? I thought I put a wiki checkmark in the above referenced thread but it is not labeled as a wiki post. I started another "this is a test" thread to see if those labels would appear and they did. :-\

It could be a system error thing. You aren't the first person I've seen say this - you're the second one.

I turned the thread you linked to above into a Wiki now.

Huntn
Aug 14, 2014, 07:25 AM
It could be a system error thing. You aren't the first person I've seen say this - you're the second one.

I turned the thread you linked to above into a Wiki now.

Thank you! :)