Change 'wiki' to 'manual' on website?
#1
I reckon that many new users looking for support, if the go to http://kodi.tv and see the word 'wiki' their eyes will glaze over and so they hit a word that they know - 'forum' - they then ask questions that the wiki would have answered.

I wonder if it might be a bit more user friendly if it said 'Manual' - and maybe even more heavy suggestions that first time users should hit the link.

In fact we could have two links, one to Manual for the wiki front page and One 'Getting Started' to point to First_time_user (wiki)
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#2
+100

I've been meaning to ask the same thing :D
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#3
And we'll change you to "Team Kodi Documentation Guy" Wink
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#4
That sounds pretty insightful, is there per chance a way of having a pop up/notification page when a member first registers on the forum with links to what "nickr" suggested in OP. Would be beneficial to persons interested in KODI and help resolve some of the easier questions within the FAQ's that have already been documented. I can't say how many times I've linked replies to First time user/wiki area.
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#5
Probably need to ping in @Piers to this, maybe he can do something with it in his design
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#6
Just tried it. Unfortunately, it totally screws up the page formatting. May have to alter other thinks to make it work.
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#7
(2015-04-08, 19:21)natethomas Wrote: Just tried it. Unfortunately, it totally screws up the page formatting. May have to alter other thinks to make it work.

Ah Feck, Sad

Hw'bout a PM notification/pop-up plugin, synchronous with the alert bar.
On register, new user gets a PM with link to.... , pop-up notifies of PM
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#8
maybe have phrases like
"Start Here"
"welcome guide"
"kodi welcome guide"
"learn the basics of kodi"
"bug Ned and nickr until you force them to provide wiki link guide"
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#9
(2015-04-08, 13:17)Kib Wrote: Probably need to ping in @Piers to this, maybe he can do something with it in his design

@ isn't working for me, mention it in IRC or somewhere Sad

I think it's a good idea, certainly can be worked into the new design.
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#10
(2015-04-08, 07:52)nickr Wrote: I reckon that many new users looking for support, if the go to http://kodi.tv and see the word 'wiki' their eyes will glaze over and so they hit a word that they know - 'forum' - they then ask questions that the wiki would have answered.

I wonder if it might be a bit more user friendly if it said 'Manual' - and maybe even more heavy suggestions that first time users should hit the link.
+1 for this suggestion to change the text/link from "Wiki" to a more generically describing "Guide" or "Manual" on the main http://kodi.tv index menu bar as well as in the forum top menu.

Perhaps better yet maybe change it to "Guide (Wiki)" / "Manual (Wiki)" or to "Wiki Guide" / "Wiki Manual" to make it more clear the wiki is a guide/manual and the guide manual is a wiki.

Also suggest to add subdomain alias/redirects for http://guide.kodi.tv as .guide is the generic top-level domain for help sites like manuals and wikis.

As such I also recommend that the Kodi team register the domain name http://kodi.guide to the XBMC Foundation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_In...el_domains
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#11
Bump.
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#12
I had this idea originally but unfortunately the "Manual" didn't fit on the menu bar. Too many letters!
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#13
(2015-07-13, 16:45)zag Wrote: I had this idea originally but unfortunately the "Manual" didn't fit on the menu bar. Too many letters!

It does now.
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#14
(2015-07-13, 20:02)Piers Wrote:
(2015-07-13, 16:45)zag Wrote: I had this idea originally but unfortunately the "Manual" didn't fit on the menu bar. Too many letters!

It does now.

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Only fit's with a CSS tweak.
http://kodi.tv/wp-content/themes/paradis...styles.css

FROM
Code:
#menu li a {
  padding: 10px 18px;
}

TO
Code:
#menu li a {
  padding: 10px 17px;
}
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