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tutorials sub-forum?
« on: June 01, 2012, 05:01:59 PM »
okay so I've seen some other forums have tutorials sections (and i don't just mean that one other forum). some were good, some were bad, and some were very good! is there a chance we can set one up? not just for self-made gear, or cooking, or stuff like that, but an overall tutorials section?

maybe i'm just full of hot air, but i'd like a tutorials section if we could...
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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 05:40:48 PM »
I'd considered this, but...

If we make a separate section for tutorials, then you'd have tutorials on knife making posted in the same section as tutorials on how to build a beer can burner, or how to make natural cordage, etc. We have sections of the forum devoted to making knives, other outdoor gear, and bushcraft skills in place and I think that tutorials would be easier to locate and better serve our members if they are posted in the sections of the forum their content pertains to.

Still, thank you for the suggestion! If we ever do a serious restructuring of the forum layout it might be a possibility.

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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 05:42:24 PM »
Maybe give Hushnel a sticky.  He can educate all of us.
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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 05:46:39 PM »
Indeed Hushnel is a talented guy with a great deal of expertise in many crafts.

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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 05:47:35 PM »
I understand what you're saying. I just fondly remember a tutorials page on hammock forums. now it's gone :( ... but that's another story

maybe an actual page, not a sub-forum, but maybe a link at the top to an articles/tutorials page? or maybe a submitted articles sub-forum and an "approved" articles forum... articles could range anywhere from how-to's on making stuff all the way to camp setup and so-on. I hope I'm making sense. idk, i'll shut up now, ramble over.
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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 05:52:52 PM »
I understand what you're saying. I just fondly remember a tutorials page on hammock forums. now it's gone :( ... but that's another story

maybe an actual page, not a sub-forum, but maybe a link at the top to an articles/tutorials page? or maybe a submitted articles sub-forum and an "approved" articles forum... articles could range anywhere from how-to's on making stuff all the way to camp setup and so-on. I hope I'm making sense. idk, i'll shut up now, ramble over.

I get what you're saying. What we might be able to do is set up a sticky thread for tutorials in the general discussion section. Then anyone who has written a tutorial, or knows of one that they like, can post the link to it in that thread. This would allow the tut's to remain in their appropriate forum sections, and at the same time provide a consolidated index where all the links could be found.

Your thoughts?

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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 05:58:48 PM »
that sounds like a great idea. that would still keep them in the right section where they belong, but make it easy for members to find tutorials. posting links in a topic vs. complete threads being double posted saves bandwidth, and being in general discussion allows for anything to go in it.

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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 06:00:56 PM »
that sounds like a great idea. that would still keep them in the right section where they belong, but make it easy for members to find tutorials. posting links in a topic vs. complete threads being double posted saves bandwidth, and being in general discussion allows for anything to go in it.

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Cool, glad it sounds like a viable solution. :)

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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 06:05:36 PM »
just started the thread in general discussion. man work is boring today...
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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 09:08:19 PM »

or we could just do a child board under the main 3 topics ;)
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Re: tutorials sub-forum?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 09:14:40 PM »
Could you just mark it with a special "sign" (don't know what they're called) like the thumbs up, tack, etc?  That way regardless of the forum, any tutorial thread will stand out as such...