Sticky Topics

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  1. Sonicslasher
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    Browsing around the forums, you may notice that some areas are filled with stickies. Some are educational and others are funny. And then there are the outdated, unused and ones whose comments no longer follow the original topic (Example: in the EOF). This causes problems like the quick death of topics, since nobody goes to the 2nd page [​IMG] .

    What I propose is that some base rules be set for stickying topics. And that those topics are checked at least once every bluemoon for relevancy and whatnot.
     
  2. Frederica Bernkastel

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    I agree.
    I also think that the EoF should be deleted, thoughts?
     
  3. prowler

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    Me, Hadrian and ProtoKun7 are going to sort out the PSP stickys
    Nearly most of them are out-dated

    But I agree that there are tons of stickys that are out-dated.
     
  4. mthrnite

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    I think the important ones would be the outdated guides and stuff, but all sections could use a clean.


    Not gonna happen.
     
  5. CannonFoddr

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    Maybe some of the more 'useful' sticky guides could be made into WIKI - that way those members with WIKI access can keep them updated as & when needed
     
  6. VVoltz

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    That would be great.
     
  7. Hatsu

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    I totally agree.
     
  8. Lily

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    You sir win best post of the day award.

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    Just for fun I did the Wii Hacking forum. Easy. One guide! If there comes a time when a new guide supersedes that guide, we can unpin the old one and pin the new one.
     
  9. Sonicslasher
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    mthrnite said the same thing to me in IRC. [​IMG]
     
  10. dice

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    Rather than waste time posting another long message I'll just QIA.
     
  11. tj_cool

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    Finally [​IMG]

    I don't know why the NOOB paradise topic in Wii hacking was unstickied though
    It's a good topic to collect noob questions
    And nabsters noob guide was pretty goo too.
    I don't really care about the rest. [​IMG]
    But if you think they're useless, then so be it [​IMG]

    edits
     
  12. Hadrian

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    For the Wii sections I think a stickied thread that had other links to essential threads would be better, just like the one I had. I couldn't keep that one up seeing the scene moved too fast for me to keep up but if someone who is on the ball could get it started again I would be more than happy to pin it up.

    If you want to incorporate a new noob paradise that on the first page had all the essential, relevent links then please do.
     
  13. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    That could indeed be a good idea
    But do you mean 1 sticky per section or 1 for the whole Wii forum?
    I'd rather choose the first, but the second can work too if its done well

    I also had an Idea once to create a google document and aks a mod to embed it in the first post of a topic (so more people could edit it), but thats probably a bit unrealistic [​IMG]
     
  14. Hadrian

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    One for each section, maybe each one will tell people which sub-sections to go to for other things, say like the thread in Wii Hacking would have something like.

    "For back-up loader issues & guides go to this thread etc."

    As for the google doc thing, I'd love to do that but it would require a mod to keep a constant watch on it all the time.
     
  15. tj_cool

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    Not if I'd only allow specific people to edit it [​IMG]
    I can make it that only some trusted people can edit it and make it view-only for others
     
  16. Urza

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    You can set edit permissions on gdocs (eg only a specific list of people could edit it).

    A viable alternative to giving out moderator permisions on the forum itself.
     
  17. Hadrian

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    Might be an idea then, we could have a trial run of it.
     
  18. Urza

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    Granted, I don't think sticky-worthy come up fast enough (or the speed of stickying is crucial enough) that it would be difficult to simply report/PM a moderator and wait for it to be added.