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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