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    Question FAQ is out of date / Links Broken

    Hi Lounge Staff,

    It has come to my notice that the FAQ section is out of date as demonstrated by my link and attachment. Quick Reply Image.pdf

    Some of the links do not take you to the topic described. No proof to show yet.
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    Hey Roderunner, thanks for bringing it up.

    The FAQ section is the default FAQ provided with the vBulletin forum software - the makers of vBulletin may update or modify it, but the FAQ content is not maintained by Windows Secrets staff. It is simply part of the standard forum software package, and we include it in our site layout to cover some basics about using the forum. I couldn't find any broken links, though I did a quick check - I could have missed them.

    Your guide to adding an image which you attached to your post looks very easy to follow, and useful. I like it a lot. Maybe we need an area in the FAQ for "Roderunner's Lounge Guides"... If I build it, will the guides come? That image PDF you included is a great start for example.
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    As to broken links in FAQ, when you enter the Mission Statement and Forum Rules section, clicking on any Forum Rule links takes you back to the Lounge Home page rather than to the associated rule discussion. These links have been non-working for as long as I can remember.

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    Hey now, those are things I can fix right now. Thanks for clarifying that Deadeye81.

    While I'm posting again.... To clarify what my previous post in this thread was hinting at - we have the ability to delegate "FAQ Manager" abilities to members. For example, if Roderunner were interested in sharing some guides that help members use the Lounge features, I would be happy to give him that ability and instruct him how he can share the guides in the FAQ section. We'd name a section of the FAQ after him to give credit where credit is due.
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    I think the rules links in that section all work correctly now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I.M.O.G. View Post
    While I'm posting again.... To clarify what my previous post in this thread was hinting at - we have the ability to delegate "FAQ Manager" abilities to members. For example, if Roderunner were interested in sharing some guides that help members use the Lounge features, I would be happy to give him that ability and instruct him how he can share the guides in the FAQ section. We'd name a section of the FAQ after him to give credit where credit is due.
    That sounds like a great idea. It would reduce confusion and benefit all new members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I.M.O.G. View Post
    I think the rules links in that section all work correctly now!
    Thanks, it is working great now!

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    Hi Matt,
    Yes, I would be interested in your offer re post #4. I do have others made already, But, and I mean a BIG BUT (not as in US slang). They give NO credit to the original authors, mainly from this wonderful Forum.
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    RR, I will pass your interest along to Matt, and he will be in contact shortly.

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    The following Links are broken.
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    1, http://windowssecrets.com/forums/faq...on#faq_mission
    Titled 'Changes to the Lounge Rules'
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    2, http://windowssecrets.com/forums/faq...ision#password
    Titled 'Privacy Policy'
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    RR,
    I believe I have the link fixed in #2, Privacy Policy.

    But #1, "Changes to the Lounge Rules" was formerly in the "Lounge Matters Forum", which I believe no longer exits. That forum went through a lot of changes, particularly in location. I will continue to search for the location of "Changes to the Lounge Rules", but it may have disappeared with the "Lounge Matters Forum".

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    I almost got access to my second link before standard FF error i.e. try again or cancel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    I almost got access to my second link before standard FF error i.e. try again or cancel.
    I am using FF 8.01, and each of the three links I use work for me. I click under FAQ > Our Mission Vision and Rules > Privacy Policy, and I can directly click on Lounge Rule 2 in the Rules table, and also on 'See our Privacy Policy' when viewing Rule 2, all with the result of viewing the full text of the Privacy Policy.

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    The links I posted were done on Laptop using FF 8.0.1. Just tested using my Desktop using FF 8.0, link 2 worked. Link 1 not working.
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    RR & Gerald,

    All those links work for me if that's any help.
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