Regional FlagTime to reduce the number of sticky threadsSource
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#0 - 2007/02/27 09:15:24 AM
We have too many sticky threads now and the frontpage of this forum is getting cluttered as a result. We would therefore like to ask if someone could please create some new threads containing compilations of the current guide stickies.

It could be great if we could have guides of the same type being placed together in the same threads, perhaps something like the examples below:
- All class guides and talent build guides should be in one thread
- All item and gear related guides should be in one thread
- All macro guides, UI lists, Math and Calculation guides should be in one thread.
- All class related quest guides, Raiding Guides and class related soloing guides should be in one thread.

When these new guide compilation threads have been created, please report them so that they can get stickied and thus replace the current sticky threads.

Please note that if no one is willing to create such guide compilation threads, then all the currently stickied guide threads will get unstickied in a week’s time or so from now.

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#3 - 2007/02/27 10:07:12 AM
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Hmm, Lactose and Khalroar I guess that means folding theorycraft, macros and addon list into one thread.

It somehow would be great if we kept editing rights. Maybe the right thing is to find a time to create the new thread, each post as many placeholders as we need (I'll need 8) and hope noone spams inbetween?


If someone posts in between those placeholders, then just report those posts and then we will delete them :-)

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First post should probably be a navigation guide, because people looking for addons don't necessarily look for macros. People who care for theorycraft may not care for either of the latter...


It sounds like a very good idea to make the first post an index/navigation post to make it easier to find the relevant information.

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Hmm actually Veneras, you could help us... take the three threads that exist. Copy the structured first posts together and make an initial intro post with links to each part? That way we keep editing rights individually and there is minimal chance for random posts interfering.


The idea is good, but I am afraid that we would lose the guides after some time if we did that. If there is a thread that no one posts in within a weeks time, then that thread will disappear from the forums if it is not stickied. People often read the guide threads, but seldom posts in them, and that is why I am afraid that we would lose guides if we do as you suggest.

I know the editing rights is nice to have for your material, but since it is not possible to assign editing rights with the current forum software, we have to make compromises as best as we can. I therefore suggest that someone makes the initial guide compilation thread, and then get it reported for a sticky.

Then if someone in the future wants to make an update to their guide, but hasn't got editing rights, then they either make a reply in the sticky thread where they post the information they wish to have updated so that the person with editing rights can add it, or they create an entirely new guide compilation thread where they copy all the information from the old compilation thread, then add their own updated information and then they get the new thread reported for a sticky to replace the old one.

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Will be really hard for us to do this without getting messed up by random folks.


It will be a challenge yes, but just report those posts created by random people so that we can help keeping things clean :-)


A complete different solution to this problem is to create a wiki, and then link to it from these forums. The Mage players have done this, and it seems to work pretty well:
http://magewiki.wikispaces.com/

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#31 - 2007/03/06 02:25:36 PM
In case you guys need some inspiration on good solutions for cleaning up this class forum a bit, I would like to show you guys what has been done in some of the other class forums in order to reduce the number of sticky threads:

Druids:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?sid=1&forumId=10015

Mages:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?sid=1&forumId=10017

Paladins:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?sid=1&forumId=10017

Rogues:
http://forums.wow-europe.com/board.html?sid=1&forumId=10020

Their solutions are all pretty much different from each other, which shows that there are several methods that can be utilized in regards to reducing the number of sticky threads. :-)

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#34 - 2007/03/06 07:13:13 PM
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Well Vaneras , we already done it, we created it as you told us to, and I think we managed pretty good.

Hunter Macros, Addons and Theory Craft
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=203610423&sid=1


Very nice... You guys did a great job indeed :-)

Now we just need someone to compile some of the remaining sticky threads into two(2) new sticky threads, so that we only have one(1) sticky thread about gear/loot/quest rewards and one(1) sticky thread about pets. That should do it I would think :-)

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#38 - 2007/03/09 03:49:39 PM
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The new pet thread can be found here, at Vaneras's request.

http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=228282904&postId=2281423590&sid=1#0

sticky plx :o


Very nice :-)

Now we only need one last compilation sticky containing the guides on gear/loot/quest rewards... Anyone up for that task?