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Move the wiki to a more obvious place?

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Offline ch_123

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« on: Mon, 26 October 2009, 07:53:08 »
I was just thinking - I get the impression that a lot of new users don't know about the Wiki until someone points it out to them (and have seen posts where new members have said as much) At the moment it is rather obscure for something that contains so much useful information. Perhaps moving it into the main body of the forum would make it more accessible to people?

Offline ironcoder

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 26 October 2009, 09:27:09 »
What about a sticky? Something like a "READ THIS FIRST" thread for resources. Newbies and experts alike would probably benefit from it.
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Offline sixty

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 26 October 2009, 10:10:52 »
Personally I think the way the Wiki is implemented now is absolutely terrible. I think it took myself over a month to find it as well. It should somehow show up on the main page (forum overview) for sure, or should have its own flashy button (not actually flashing of course) in the menu bar.. or something like that.

Offline PRISONER 24601

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 26 October 2009, 16:47:02 »
we have a wiki?
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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Offline ironcoder

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 00:45:16 »
LOL I like the new guy, welcome to the forums!
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Offline ch_123

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 02:39:22 »
Who voted no and why?

Offline itlnstln

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 07:37:35 »
I didn't vote, because I don't really care, but I have never had a problem finding the Wiki.  I guess it might make more sense in the Media section, but I'm fine with it where it is.


Offline iMav

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 15:47:09 »
Seems pretty easy to find to me.  ;)

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 15:54:13 »
Thanks, iMav.  Could you also offer a comprehensive vision plan with membership?
 
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Offline o2dazone

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Should the Wiki be made part of Geekhack Media?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 21:31:05 »
Short of cross linking and sticky posts, there's no good way to incorporate the Wiki link into an already existing forum. What iMav did is about as good as it gets. If iMav would like, I'd be more than happy to build something into the global header that has things that would be accessible from every page. The only draw back, is it'd be "Wiki" and "Forums", perhaps some links to our sub forums like "Vendors" etc.