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Ideation/Proposal: Linus Tech Tips Forum Wiki

I'm wondering what the appetite would be for the creation of a Linus Tech Tips forum Wiki? There are a number of questions that get asked repeatedly such as "What's the proper process for installing a new GPU when I have the old drivers installed?" It may be advantageous to have a standardized set of detailed instructions we can point users to in order to solve their issue. Certain threads stand out to me as more wiki-like in their structure such as the PSU Tier List. 

 

I recognise this would be a lift, and more of an offshoot of the forum, but wiki.linustechtips.com could be an outstanding resource if participants in this forum were willing to work together to build it out. I recognise that Guides and Tutorials exists, but a more structured and editable, not to mention searchable, format may prove successful. 

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Just now, Skipple said:

Yeah I realized left that out in my OP. I just edited to address. 

Ah I see

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9 minutes ago, Skipple said:

PSU Tier List.

I absolutely dont want another circlejerk like that. I am all for more educational content, teach people why something is bad instead of coming up "this bad" "this good"

 

Also it is very well possible for users to make their long threads a breeze to browse. Couple of examples below.

 

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I did ask similar question like you did.

 

Basically tldr response is too much work.

Because they have to keep it updated etc etc.

 

So workaround for me is obsidian to note everything and guides for myself in case i forgot.

 

However i don't mind a post that had all links to guides etc.

 

Or in case use spoilers to open any of guides.

I'm jank tinkerer if it works then it works.

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41 minutes ago, Levent said:

I absolutely dont want another circlejerk like that. I am all for more educational content, teach people why something is bad instead of coming up "this bad" "this good

The scope would certainly have to be defined. Perhaps due to the nature of the good vs bad or product suggestion, this should be excluded. 

 

43 minutes ago, Levent said:

Also it is very well possible for users to make their long threads a breeze to browse. Couple of examples below.

Those really are a joy to read, and I don't mean to diminish any of the work that has gone into these threads. 

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On one side there are way more people ready to spend 2 minutes at a time writing 4 lines to answer a question in its context, even if it gets mostly repeated than people ready to sit down for 4 hours writing a detailed guide that has to cover multiple situations (and then keep maintaining it).

 

On the other a lot of people either don't have the patience to sift through a guide and understand what parts apply to them (or don't even have the knowledge to figure it out), or aren't great at self-teaching/need the reassurance of someone directly answering them.

 

That's what usually leads to the rarity of guides...

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