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Topic FAQ, aka How to Organize the World into Topics

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Phil Herring, Nov 7, 2016. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,399 posts, 300 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    Thanks to some gentle prodding by @rgranger, we have a new feature on the site:

    Topic FAQ

    In a nutshell, it lets you gather forum posts, owner mods, and (soon) other bits of data already posted to our site and organize them by topic.

    Here's what the FAQ looks like. I started a topic as an example:

    Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 9.50.23 AM.png

    To get to the FAQ, there is a link under the Forums tab of the nav bar.

    Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 9.46.08 AM.png It is also in the list of forums on the forum index screen.

    To add a post or owner mod to a FAQ, just look for the link up by the author's name:

    Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 9.51.20 AM.png

    On the subsequent screen, select the topic to add it to. (If you need to add a new topic, just click the New Topic link described below.) Then add a few words about why this thread or mod is relevant to the topic. That's all there is to it: one menu selection and a few words. Click submit.

    Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 9.51.36 AM.png

    Within 24 hours your link will appear on the list.

    To create a new topic is just as easy:

    Screen Shot 2016-11-07 at 9.50.39 AM.png

    Enter the title of the new topic and one or two keywords. within 24 hours your new topic will appear on the list.

    As always, this has been tested but never as well as you'll test it. If you find bugs please let me know. links from Media and Photos Albums will be online soon.
     


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  2. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,617 posts, 1,267 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Wow Phil

    You are quick. Look cool. Sorry if I ruined your weekend....:oops:
     


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  3. bawlmer

    bawlmer

    Joined Sep 15, 2013
    470 posts, 77 likes
    Catalina 270
    270 Mystic US Baltimore
    This is an excellent idea! On several occasions I have seen the same questions asked several times and each time an answer thread has to start from scratch. This will make finding answers much quicker.
     


  4. ggrizzard

    ggrizzard

    Joined May 27, 2004
    1,045 posts, 106 likes
    Hunter 30_74-83
    US Ponce Inlet FL
    Congrats RGranger and Phil. Great idea and feature.
     


  5. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,871 posts, 660 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
  6. captrus

    captrus

    Joined Nov 14, 2015
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina Capri 26
    US Eagle mountain lake
  7. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,318 posts, 1,098 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Great Idea!! I had been doing the same on my computer so I can save a good discussions on things like the recent Black Mold or Mildew topics.
    Jim...
     


  8. LuzSD

    LuzSD

    Joined Feb 21, 2009
    1,008 posts, 45 likes
    Catalina 30
    US San Diego/ Dana Point, Ca.
    one little tiny problem that I can't get past....... License is listed as Licence .
    Licence, Charter Capt. Licence
    Sorry, I can't help myself!!!
     


  9. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,399 posts, 300 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    Yikes! I should have caught that, but it's fixed now.
     


  10. LuzSD

    LuzSD

    Joined Feb 21, 2009
    1,008 posts, 45 likes
    Catalina 30
    US San Diego/ Dana Point, Ca.
    sorry, I am a geek!!
     


  11. ifmdalvey

    ifmdalvey

    Joined Feb 2, 2010
    296 posts, 14 likes
    Island Packet 37 Hull #2
    US Harpswell Me
    Phil, why is there 3 different threads running on a windlass leak all by the same person?
     


  12. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,318 posts, 1,098 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Is that FAQ , still active and monitored?
    Jim...
     


  13. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,399 posts, 300 likes
    US Bainbridge Island

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