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Important Task: Write FAQ chapters for new site to guide members.

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  1. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    We are getting closer to migration to the new site. For many people DF is their home and part of their daily routine. The migration will mean a lot of change. This will be confusing, frustrating and upsetting to many.

    We need a new FAQ to guide our members on how to use the new site and its functionality.
    Just like the current FAQ we need the same wiki articles with the same chapters.
    Almost every chapter needs screenshots and step by step instructions.

    This will make the migration much easier on our members and will avoid frustration and confusion.

    Who is willing to dedicate daily time to this project?
    It would be optimal if multiple people work on this as many hands make light work.
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Re: Import Task: Write FAQ chapters for new site to guide members.

    If we want to have the new site live soon, then we need more help with this.

    Any takers?
     
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    detoxin momma Just A Brick In The Wall Silver Member

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    Re: Import Task: Write FAQ chapters for new site to guide members.

    I would like to help you with this, DF sure is part of my daily routine, I'm just afraid my toddler would be too much distraction for me to a good job....

    are you saying all the wikis have to be rewritten?
     
  4. Alfa

    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Re: Import Task: Write FAQ chapters for new site to guide members.

    The FAQ explains forum protocol and functionality. Most functionality works a little different on the new site, so every FAQ article needs to be reviewed and all chapters about functionality need to be rewritten. It concerns chapters in these FAQ articles:

    • Donating
    • Your account
    • Your profile
    • Reputation System
    • Forum posting functionality
    • General forum use
    • Reporting Posts
    • News page / Blog
    • Documents
    • Drugs-Wiki Functionality
    • Social Groups
    • Image Gallery / Video / Audio
    It is huge but each articles has smaller chapters. There are a lot of chapters that need minor adjustments to describe the new site.
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Currently aemetha and hookedonhelping are working on the pages 'your profile' and 'news / blogs'.
    More help is needed to be able to migrate soon!
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    This is currently stalling our migration. We need people to write one or multiple paragraphs or an article.
    I have prepared the articles by adding empty paragraphs.
    We need to have these guides ready before migration.
    You can make the migration happen!

    Who is up for it?
     
  7. Beenthere2Hippie

    Beenthere2Hippie The Constant Optimist Palladium Member

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    I have some time I can dedicate to helping doing rewrites daily, if I just knew where to actually jump in and be most helpful. With hookedonhelping and aemetha working on profiles, news and blogs, which forum information sections are imperative to getting done next?
     
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    Once.up.on.a.time Titanium Member

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    Hey I'm not certain how much time I have but any I do have I will help. Could you let me know specifically what to do so as I'm not doing something someone else has done.

    Thanks Guys and Girls xxxx
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    We are ready for migration. What we need is the FAQ articles / chapters to be written.
    What is needed is to log onto the new site demo and follow the instructions there. And ask questions there about anything that is unclear. I will help you.

    Who is going to make this happen?
    Let me know.
     
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    detoxin momma Just A Brick In The Wall Silver Member

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    ^^^ I am trying to help.....somebody help me!!!
    I am writing shit I know nothing about!

    Where are all the writers at!?
     
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    Hello I sent u an PM, Alfa, about helping but just to cover bases I'll say it here too... I know I may b a newish member n I've never posted but I've come to this site almost daily for years and if I can help I will, if you'll allow me that is...idk if I can cause I don't have any "street cred" here but nonetheless here I am, hat in hand asking...have an AWESOME day y'all!
     
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    carpetwalls Silver Member Newbie

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    Hello? Is this thing on *taps mike*? Do u still need help with articles? I'm available...just waiting to get assigned something :)
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Check your PM.
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    I have hired a fast server for the migration. I am currently running the migration over and over and fix anything that I find until I encounter no more issues. Full steam ahead until we reach migration time. This should be very soon.

    it would really help if multiple people would write (part of) the forum functionality FAQ article, so that the migration will not cause too much distress. It will be a major change to peoples daily routine.

    Without clear instructions on how to use the site this will cause people to be annoyed.
     
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    Do you still need help here? I am a former IT pro (Android dev currently) and write at a professional level. I'm disabled so have more time than most to devote to such a worthy project.

    Let me know what you need.

    Steven Peterson (Equitube)

    Aspiring Android Developer and Recovering Windows Expert
     
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    Alfa Productive Insomniac Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, it is still needed to write up tutorials on how to use the new site.
    The wiki has not been ported yet, so its best to post your tutorial in a thread first.
    Please pick a topic from the list above.
     
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