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Chris H.
05-15-2010, 06:34 AM
Some ask about GeekTool here and there (specifically in the Images thread under the monthly desktop).

Here's my suggestion:

How about a stickied GeekTool explanation thread, such as what it does, what can be used in it, and where new people can ask questions about it and get answers (like "how do you get your weather to look like that?")

Just a suggestion. ;D

chscag
05-15-2010, 06:13 PM
If your suggestion is accepted, would you be willing to write up a Sticky about GeekTool?

Regards.

Chris H.
05-16-2010, 01:43 AM
If your suggestion is accepted, would you be willing to write up a Sticky about GeekTool?

Regards.

I would, but I wouldn't be very good at it.

cwa107
05-16-2010, 02:53 AM
I would, but I wouldn't be very good at it.

Tell ya what, I've had a lot of people tell me that I'm good at acting as an editor to spruce up stuff that they've written. If you're willing, put something together and I'll be happy to refine it for you and post it up as a sticky.

Chris H.
08-09-2010, 12:11 AM
Okay, I have created a thread for GeekTool. Feel free to move it if where its at is not the right place. Me thinks it goes under OS X: Applications and Games

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-applications-games/210866-geektool-what-how-do-i-get-what-do-i-do.html#post1095452

schweb
08-10-2010, 09:04 AM
Thanks for writing that, but we're not going to sticky that. Unfortunately, a question here or there on a specific piece of software isn't going to justify a sticky. GeekTools is not a common subject here, especially to justify a sticky just for that software.

We have to be careful about what is stickied and it needs to be something of substantial volume. If we have too many stickies, things get very cluttered and people ignore all of them.

This would make a much better blog posting if you'd like to write it for that format if you want something more permanent than a post.

Chris H.
08-11-2010, 04:26 AM
Not that I'm really pushing for this to happen, but what about this thread: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/other-hardware-peripherals/211048-reformatting-usb-drive.html#post1096521

Too basic and non-informative (OP post quality)?

schweb
08-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Not that I'm really pushing for this to happen, but what about this thread: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/other-hardware-peripherals/211048-reformatting-usb-drive.html#post1096521

Too basic and non-informative (OP post quality)?

Again, I'm just not sure that it's universal enough to need to be a sticky.

But this may be a good idea for a blog series on the basics of OS X.

thedoc
08-11-2010, 06:20 PM
My suggestion with things like the GeekTool post would be to create a new board for tutorials, etc. That way you don't get a whole load of stickies which tend to clutter up forums...

MYmacROX
08-11-2010, 07:11 PM
My suggestion with things like the GeekTool post would be to create a new board for tutorials, etc. That way you don't get a whole load of stickies which tend to clutter up forums...

I LIKE that idea. Maybe keep the tutorial threads in their respective forums so someone looking for how to format vide for iPad doesn't have to fish through a lot of unrelated tutorial threads. They can go to the iPad hardware or the iOS forum.

thedoc
08-11-2010, 07:13 PM
It may be worth having tutorial moderated first though, with a set of guidelines, etc. I'd be happy to help start setting this up...

iWhat
08-11-2010, 08:58 PM
Unfortunately, we've set up member contributed forums before. However, they usually go unused and abandoned.

Also, I'd like to make clear that we are not trying to hamper these ideas at every turn. It's just in the past, we've tried these things before, and we can pretty much predict the outcome by now.

schweb
08-12-2010, 07:02 AM
My suggestion with things like the GeekTool post would be to create a new board for tutorials, etc. That way you don't get a whole load of stickies which tend to clutter up forums...

This is why we have the blog. If someone wants to write a tutorial as a blog post, that would be great.

Chris H.
09-02-2010, 07:40 PM
I did post How Many iPods Do You Own and Which (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ipod-hardware-accessories/213278-how-many-ipods-do-you-own.html#post1106699) in the iPod section.


Can it be stickied?

Doug b
09-02-2010, 07:58 PM
I did post How Many iPods Do You Own and Which (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ipod-hardware-accessories/213278-how-many-ipods-do-you-own.html#post1106699) in the iPod section.


Can it be stickied?

Nothing personal Chris, and of course I'm only speaking for myself, but, is a thread like that really important enough to warrant making it a sticky ? Not sure I get that one. Sticky's IMO and IME are usually reserved for topics which very large groups of people find they need access to very often. If there were a sticky for every topic like that, it would be hard to draw attention to truly important subjects such as say:

"Reasons to or not to Jailbreak your iPhone and step by step instructions on how to do it"


Doug

Chris H.
09-02-2010, 08:29 PM
Nothing personal Chris, and of course I'm only speaking for myself, but, is a thread like that really important enough to warrant making it a sticky ? Not sure I get that one. Sticky's IMO and IME are usually reserved for topics which very large groups of people find they need access to very often. If there were a sticky for every topic like that, it would be hard to draw attention to truly important subjects such as say:

"Reasons to or not to Jailbreak your iPhone and step by step instructions on how to do it"


Doug


Understandable- you might find it not helpful, however- why are there stickies for:

Web search providers (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-applications-games/208378-search-provider-do-you-prefer.html)?
Type of web browser (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-applications-games/206023-web-browser-do-you-use.html)?
Dock screenshots (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-x-operating-system/26500-post-your-dock-screenshots.html)?
Your internet speed (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/airport-networking-wireless-technology/90357-your-internet-speed.html)?
Favorite iPod touch/iPhone app (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ios-apps/127653-whats-your-favorite-iphone-ipod-touch-app.html)?
iOS homescreens (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ios-apps/128958-show-us-your-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-home-screen.html)?
eBook readers (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/ios-apps/207199-ebook-reader-do-you-prefer.html)?
Monthly desktop screenshots (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images-graphic-design-digital-photography/210257-desktop-august-2010-a.html)?
Monthly photos (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/images-graphic-design-digital-photography/210256-photo-month-august-2010-a.html)?
Member bands (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/music-audio-podcasting/23258-member-bands.html)?
Personal Websites (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/web-design-hosting/52745-personal-websites-new-updates-things-see.html)?


Helpful? Some of the above, I just don't understand how they would be helpful. Honestly- what is the point of some of these? Creating a monthly calendar with various photos? (<— Just a thought). I mean, I understand the point of stickies for this forum- it's all about technology, which I know, not everybody gets into it as some of us more technology-know it alls are.

I'm not trying to start a huge war here, but really, having those stickied above…doesn't quite make sense in terms of "helpful".