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Postby techtalk.cc » 2014-04-06 02:54

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Postby Steven W » 2014-04-24 00:18

I have a suggestion, a true *Members Only* section in the forums, maybe one that you really have to be logged on to see. One reason I could see is doing this is to discuss content creation.

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Postby Scorpius » 2014-04-24 00:55

Steven W wrote:...One reason I could see is doing this is to discuss content creation.

Can you please expand on this and explain a little more what you mean? A bit confused.

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Postby Steven W » 2014-04-24 02:16

Okay, my initial thought is some basic articles/entries about asking for computer support on the internet. Some dos and don'ts what to expect, what not to. Explaining that we can't see your device, don't know the particulars, don't know if it has electrical faults, et cetra.

In essence have an area of the forums where we, as a group, can edit and flesh out entries before they go "official" to hopefully avoid massive edits later. What do you all think?

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Postby Steven W » 2014-04-24 02:24

I think the site could use some "anchor" entries regarding tech and they probably should be put up by someone with admin privileges so they could be edited later, but if we as a group work on them, perhaps the some of the editing could be take care of beforehand. Make sense?

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Postby Scorpius » 2014-04-24 07:26

Like a sandbox section with full edit and then finished stuff gets moved to regular public sections?

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Postby ! » 2014-04-24 13:21

Hm? I don't get it either. I'm confused! ::crazy::

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Postby Steven W » 2014-04-24 22:17

Okay, I'm not being clear. How about articles that we're not quite comfortable with, would like feedback on before posting. Maybe half-baked ideas, that we'd like to have expanded.

For example, I was thinking of doing one about install 9x/ME on modern computers and would like some help with it. The more I think about it I guess I could just start a "help-me with my posting" topic here in the lounge, maybe being over-zealous with the members-only idea. I suppose if I'd ask for edits later on someone would do that -- kinda like the edits made to the Unofficial Windows 98 SE Service Packs first entry, right?

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Postby ! » 2014-04-24 23:45

That "98SP" thread is a bit of a special case but I understand your point now.

Let us see what "Scorpius" thinks of this. It's a bit too big of a decision for me to make alone. :oops:

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Postby Steven W » 2014-04-24 23:54

Understood. One thing I was thinking -- not sure how much work would be needed or if anyone would feel up to it -- might be nice to have a place to do some "prep work" that wasn't going to be indexed by search engines.