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  1. EdFromNY

    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

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    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by EdFromNY, Aug 12, 2017 at 1:43 PM.

    I've been seeing quite a number of threads being "bumped" lately in this section (an action of which I was once falsely accused and for which I received a warning) with the notation that they were to be moved to "Resources". I gather the idea is that these threads were more than just items for discussion and provided information that would be of continuing use.

    My question: Where is this Resources section? I don't see it anywhere.
     
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    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Supporter Contributor

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    If you look to the top of the homepage, it's one of the buttons in the top row.

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    https://www.writingforums.org/resources/
     
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    Some background info as to why these threads where bumped: This bumping was done as a part of the Empty that Bucket project, as a way for the members involved to mark threads that they deemed worthy of being Resources (without reporting the threads).
     
  4. big soft moose

    big soft moose Contributing Member Contributor Community Volunteer

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    That - and then again while I was moving them into resources I had to label the threads i'd worked on so we didn't get any duplication - you'll note the bumped threads have all gone now as their content has migrated into resources
     
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    How do we add to resources? There is a site I use a lot and think others would benefit from using.
     
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    big soft moose Contributing Member Contributor Community Volunteer

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    go the resources tab (on the top bar next to community) click on it, then click on the add resources tab, then pick a category and fill in the template. Don't worry too much about the category as mods or volunteers can change it later
    resources 1.png
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    Just because we can move things, it doesn't mean that people can put things wherever they want, though. Please select the category you find most appropriate for your resource.
     
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    Oh yeah definitely - I just meant that it's not the end of the world if he gets it wrong because lets face it the resources categorisation is a bit "special" which can be intimidating to those who've not done it before

    In @surrealscenes case the best cat will probably be "writing websites - general resources"
     
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    Thank you, but I have no Add Resource button, just the Quick Links arrow button.
    Here it is if someone wants to add it
    https://thrillwriting.blogspot.ca/
    It is all about writing crime, how forensics works, etc.
     
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    no problem - I've added it and then reassigned it to you.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    As far as I know, all members should be able to add resources (but resources posted by "New Members" and "Members" must be approved before they become visible to the general populace). However, using one of my dummy accounts I can confirm that the "Add Resource" button is not there (for "New Members", at least). Not sure if this is a bug or if our admin has changed something in the back-end. I will see what I can find out about it.
     
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    Its odd because when you try to reassign a resource if the member doesn't have access it won't let you, whereas this reassigned to SS without a problem
     
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    Okay, I guess what threw me was that I was expecting to see it under "community" because that's where the forums are.
     
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    Most of the content of the forum falls under "community", since that word describes what the point of a forum is, so it makes sense to expect things to be there. Resources, however, is meant to be a separate area dedicated to providing a collection of useful, quality resources to the community, outside of discussions and debates (hence it is separated from the forum proper).
     
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    Looks good, especially with all the categories.

    One question. I just received (yesterday) a notification that a resource I created many moons ago has been 'reassigned to you.' What does that mean?

    Also, I looked for my particular resource under Grammar Resources, because it's about correct grammar and usage. There is only one entry in that category, but it's not mine. I then started trawling through the other offerings, and found mine under Word Mechanics instead.

    I'm not sure of the difference between these two categories, but the one I put up (the Bristol University website) is definitely a Grammar Resource.

    I'm wondering if we need both categories? I happened to be looking for a Resource that I had posted, but if I had been seeking grammar advice I'd have only gone to that one category labeled Grammar Resources. I'd have assumed that one entry was the only one on offer, and stopped looking any further.

    Possibly Word Mechanics could cover all word-related resources. Either that, or maybe some of the posts in there which are about grammar (such as mine) should go into Grammar Resources instead?
     
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    The resource you created was in the forum (general writing) and its one of the ones I moved into resources proper. After I moved them, due to the way the software works they were all assigned to me.

    I then went back through and reassigned them to their original authors. Mostly the original authors aren't around anymore so I turned the notification off, but in your case and that of @psychotick it seemed only fair to leave it turned on.
     
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    Ah, thanks. That clarifies that. I was wondering if there was something I was supposed to do to it, because it had been reassigned to me! :) You guys have done an excellent, job, by the way. I guess housecleaning is always a good idea. Makes things easier to find.
     

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