Guide and Forum Integration

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by arn, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

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    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
     
  2. arn
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    arn

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    New MacGuide tags

    Example Usage [guide]IPod[/guide]
    Example Output [guide]IPod[/guide]

    Example Usage [guide=IPod]Apple iPod[/guide]
    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)

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    mad jew

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    Nice one arn. What's the benefit of linking as a guide as opposed to merely linking to the site's URL? :)
     
  4. arn
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    arn

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    mad jew

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    That's brilliant. It's much cleaner forwarding people to a guide like that as opposed to an open thread IMO. Nice. :)
     

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