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Should We Build A Locked Library For Super-Useful Posts?

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Locked Library For Super-Useful Posts.

Post by xyster » Sep 10 2007 8:36pm

Bob McRee's simple and definitive post regarding the use of capacitors on ebikes
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2200
(8th post down)
got me thinking: we should build a locked library of posts such as this, perhaps placed in their own separate section, that are selected by either of the admins on their own, or on request by a member.
A broad library of short, super-useful single posts wouldn't require writing and updating a separate FAQ, only an admin copying the entire post to the new section; wouldn't clutter the other sections with stickies; and could be cited in replies when common questions arise instead of inefficient keyword searches through the ever-increasing volume of material here.

What do you think?
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Re: Locked Library For Super-Useful Posts.

Post by knightmb » Sep 10 2007 8:38pm

xyster wrote:Bob McRee's simple and definitive post regarding the use of capacitors on ebikes
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2200
(8th post down)
got me thinking: we should build a locked library of posts such as this, perhaps placed in their own separate section, that are selected by either of the admins on their own, or on request by a member.
A broad library of short, super-useful single posts wouldn't require writing and updating a separate FAQ, only an admin copying the entire post to the new section; wouldn't clutter the other sections with stickies; and could be cited in replies when common questions arise instead of inefficient keyword searches through the ever-increasing volume of material here.

What do you think?
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Post by Jozzer » Sep 10 2007 8:39pm

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and don't forget threads!

Post by Xase » Oct 03 2007 9:08am

Of course, IMO this is the purpose of forums: freely expanding & evolving human knowledge. The easier it is to access that knowledge the better it will be for all. One forum I used to frequent had their best of threads locked up in what they called a "vault". I think threads should be included as well as posts.

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Post by Eric G » Oct 03 2007 11:13am

Makes perfect sense to me...

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Post by fechter » Oct 03 2007 1:28pm

The 'EV Basics' section is locked for the same reason. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to populate it much.

It's on the 'to-do' list.
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Post by knightmb » Oct 15 2007 10:47am

Hopefully this week, I'll have something up for everyone to take a look at. Also, anyone that has a little free time, I'll need some help testing a few things such as users being to post articles, etc. It's not going to be as open as things are here where anyone can post just about anything. Instead it will focus in so that anyone new will have a place to reference instead of having the same question answered over and over.

Just send me a PM from here if you are interested.

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Re: Locked Library For Super-Useful Posts.

Post by swbluto » Sep 29 2008 2:32am

I'm thinking that's what "stickifying" is for, right?

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Re: Locked Library For Super-Useful Posts.

Post by Link » Sep 29 2008 3:12am

Yeah, but that can clutter up boards. A separate sub-forum would be best. Posts should be editable by their authors, though, in case something small but important was left out or something.
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Re: Locked Library For Super-Useful Posts.

Post by swbluto » Sep 29 2008 3:16am

Link wrote:Yeah, but that can clutter up boards. A separate sub-forum would be best. Posts should be editable by their authors, though, in case something small but important was left out or something.
Hmmmm.... :!:

I noticed that the top of the ebike technical page was getting quite cluttered. I think a solution to that without "removing it" too much(by creating a sub-forum), would be to ... uhh... create a summary that contains the "essence" of each thread which itself is expandable to show each individual thread as it is in its current state.

But.. yeah, that'd require some javascript(or better). Who wants to program that? Actually... can this forum software actually be edited at all at the programming level?

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