When will Mac Guides Return?

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by Huntn, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    SandboxGeneral

    #2
    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.
     
  3. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    #3
    Sorry about that. We are going to revisit those soon.

    arn
     
  4. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #4
    Ok, thanks guys!
     
  5. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #5
    Not to pester you, but is the intent to bring them back or is that undecided? Thanks!
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    Astroboy907

    #6
    So could anyone post a guide in this part of the forum now?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    shinji

    #7
    Hope you guys bring the guides back. I found some of them to be pretty helpful.
     
  8. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #8
  9. macrumors demi-god

    SandboxGeneral

    #9
  10. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #10
    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!
     
  11. macrumors demi-god

    SandboxGeneral

    #11
    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.
     
  12. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #12
    Thanks for the quick response...
     
  13. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #13
    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?
     
  14. macrumors demi-god

    SandboxGeneral

    #14
    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    I believe the code architecture is severely outdated that was running it and he was trying to find a better way to host them.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.
     
  15. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #15
    Thanks again! :)
     
  16. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    #16
    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
     
  17. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #17
    Thanks for the heads up. Would this be a difficult, drawn out proposition?
     
  18. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    #18
    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
     
  19. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #19
    Any progress updates would be appreciated.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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  21. macrumors demi-god

    wrldwzrd89

    #21
    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.
     
  22. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    #22
    ya, that was the reasoning.

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

    arn
     
  23. macrumors G3

    Huntn

    #23
    Will the existing articles be editable, or will they have to be recreated from scratch? Thanks!
    -Dave
     
  24. macrumors regular

    #24
    Wow, I can't even think of the last time I've used MacGuides.
     
  25. macrumors demi-god

    SandboxGeneral

    #25
    Things are changing over to Wiki threads now.
     

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