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New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 11th, '12, 22:20

Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a subforum for stuff which wouldn't fit into a MAQeia, but which offers readily available solutions/hints, like f.ex. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2761 so this doesn't get drowned in all the other support issues? FWIW, i've marked it as [SOLUTION] but maybe somebody comes up with some tag which fits better, and/or is widely understandable, maybe [HINT] ?
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jun 12th, '12, 08:24

doktor5000 wrote:Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a subforum for stuff which wouldn't fit into a MAQeia, but which offers readily available solutions/hints, like f.ex. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2761 so this doesn't get drowned in all the other support issues? FWIW, i've marked it as [SOLUTION] but maybe somebody comes up with some tag which fits better, and/or is widely understandable, maybe [HINT] ?
If you mean something like the "Tips and Tricks" as in Mandriva then yes it would be a good addition to the forum.

I'm not sure what we should call it here though.
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Germ » Jun 12th, '12, 12:53

Good idea. why not call it "Tips"?
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby alf » Jun 12th, '12, 19:20

Germ wrote:Good idea. why not call it "Tips"?
Why not "Wand" to stay with the magic.

BTW here's the first candidate for that viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2780#p20751
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 12th, '12, 23:56

Well, "wand" totally fits into the theme, but is not easily/widely understandable for novices (IMHO)
And i've already posted the first candidate, so queue up in line 8-)

I like "Tips and Tricks" ... what about all the others?
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jun 13th, '12, 01:33

doktor5000 wrote:I like "Tips and Tricks" ... what about all the others?
I had thought that the name should be different than that used in Mandriva but as I can't think of a better name my vote is for "Tips and Tricks".

After all nothing is written in stone so if someone comes up with a better name later it can be changed.
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby isadora » Jun 13th, '12, 08:22

Would be very nice to have some magical linking.
Though "tips and tricks" will suit best, we always can use that as some kind of sub-title.
People searching for tips and tricks will find their place anyway.

Those not aware have to be pointed anyway, and this makes it no need to specifically call it "Tips and tricks".
So we could choose for something like "Wands" or "Scrolls" or whatever our magical brain conjures.;)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Max » Jun 13th, '12, 12:59

How about Wizard's Apprentice?
Or Apprentice's Handbook?
Or in the spirit of alliteration: Secret Scrolls? Sneaky Scrolls?
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby isadora » Jun 13th, '12, 14:16

Max wrote:How about Wizard's Apprentice?
Or Apprentice's Handbook?
Or in the spirit of alliteration: Secret Scrolls? Sneaky Scrolls?

Sounds even that inviting, nobody would even doubt not to visit. :)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby juergen_harms » Jun 13th, '12, 17:47

Adding to the list
The magician suggests ...

or is this not sufficiently serious? you can alway add a "...blast" :lol:
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby marja » Jun 13th, '12, 17:52

juergen_harms wrote:Adding to the list
The magician suggests ...

or is this not sufficiently serious? you can alway add a "...blast" :lol:


On the contrary, this sounds very serious..... it would be where I would look first, even before going to "tips and tricks"

So my vote is for this proposal :)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 14th, '12, 01:02

juergen_harms wrote:
The magician suggests ...

or is this not sufficiently serious? you can alway add a "...blast" :lol:


Really nice, by the way it does not need to be serious :mrgreen:
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jun 14th, '12, 01:13

doktor5000 wrote:
juergen_harms wrote:
The magician suggests ...

or is this not sufficiently serious? you can alway add a "...blast" :lol:


Really nice, by the way it does not need to be serious :mrgreen:
Or perhaps
The Magicians Suggest....
But either way I like it.
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby filip » Jun 14th, '12, 13:43

Ken-Bergen wrote:
The magician suggests ...
Or perhaps
The Magicians Suggest....
But either way I like it.
Both are great but I like last one a bit more ;).
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Germ » Jun 14th, '12, 21:10

Ken-Bergen wrote:Or perhaps The Magicians Suggest....
But either way I like it.


I like it.
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 15th, '12, 00:30

Hands up, who's against it? Noone? Then if everyone is happy with that, seems like the way to go :)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby marja » Jun 15th, '12, 08:22

doktor5000 wrote:Hands up, who's against it? Noone? Then if everyone is happy with that, seems like the way to go :)


My heart likes "The Magician Suggests" better, but my mind thinks it should be "The Magicians Suggest" :?

Please decide fast, so my heart and mind won't have a reason to argue anymore ;)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby madeye » Jun 15th, '12, 12:11

I would say that "The Magician Suggests..." to be the one that has the nicest ring to it, but that is just personal preference.
Both are good candidates and actually they are also rather much alike :)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby juergen_harms » Jun 15th, '12, 12:47

I agree - it adds a "personal touch", indicates that are friendly people who do the magic
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jun 18th, '12, 06:53

It maybe hard to do but I would suggest that each "Spell" be limited to one post editable only by the origanal wizard or a moderator with a link for discussion thereof in the appropriate sub forum.
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby madeye » Jun 18th, '12, 15:22

If it could be limited to only the first post, then that would be a bonus.

But there is one other thing to consider. Shouldn't instructions like these "tips and tricks" be stored in the wiki? That's what it's there for, I would say?
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 18th, '12, 22:12

madeye wrote:But there is one other thing to consider. Shouldn't instructions like these "tips and tricks" be stored in the wiki? That's what it's there for, I would say?

Yep, definitely. But currently noone looks in the wiki ...
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jun 19th, '12, 00:03

doktor5000 wrote: But currently noone looks in the wiki ...
Perhaps that's because there's no direct link to the wiki on the forum page?
There is a link to Support which in turn has a link to the wiki.
There is also a link under Community and under About us but it would be better to have a direct link.

Edit:
Bug report submitted https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6506
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 19th, '12, 22:54

Ken-Bergen wrote:Bug report submitted https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6506


Nice :)
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Re: New subforum for solutions/hints etc.

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jun 20th, '12, 11:50

doktor5000 wrote:
Ken-Bergen wrote:Bug report submitted https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6506


Nice :)
It looks like hiding the wiki in favour of better but none existent documentation is the current policy. :shock:
Please add your comments if any to the pug report.
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