We should have a separate area for Guides that people have written up and Basic info.
Right now, a beginner (the beloved n00b) or someone seeking info on basic things has to Search or scroll for hours to find solutions for it.
The answer they seek could be buried dozens of posts deep in a long complex discussion between some of the Pros. They’ll never find it.
I have recently posted a Guide to Calibration. As far as I know there’s no way for this, or others like it, to be pinned in the Forum. Currently the post is unfinished but posted. It’s here:
I have done, and plan, others. I’m also aware of a number of other such threads, some unintentional but developed that direction and hold excellent guides.
It would help everyone if there was a single place to put such guides.
It would also greatly help those of us who are on here doing the heavy lifting. It gets tiring explaining, re-explaining, linking, and explaining yet again the same things over and over.
I’d say the biggest loss of knowledgeable members is that grind.
Of course, some Admin might be needed to move posts in or out, and I sure don’t want to create some monster for the Admins.
But that’s easily managed with the Flag function already present and I doubt there would be more than a few a week.
But I think this would dramatically help this Forum.
EDIT: Another possibility would be to open the BL WIKI to editing IN A SINGLE SECTION for use by the Users. That is what a Wiki should be, by definition … (Please forgive the shouting )
We could have a prominent link posted on the left in the Forum Sections that would allow new users to jump quickly to it.