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Fran
post Jan 9 2010, 06:20 PM
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Hi all smile.gif

Guitarists love gear!
We love our amps, our stomps, our pedalboards and multi-fx units. We even love our cables, strings and picks! And guitars, oh, guitars.... wub.gif smile.gif

Let's write mini-reviews!!


Errr... but what's a mini-review?!
It's a small, fast & useful "post" about some of your favourite (or hated!) pieces of gear!, but we write it in our wiki.
Reminder: Every member of GMC already has wiki priviledges activated. If you are a member you can (and are encouraged!) to edit any of our wiki articles freely!


Yeah, yeah, we already have lots of great reviews in our knowldge base!
Yes, but mini-reviews are much more smaller and take no longer to create than making a post in a forum thread!
No need to write a long text with pictures, explanations etc. You just say what you feel like about your gear, it can be just a couple lines, a couple paragraphs or a whole book. Up to you!


Ok, then I'll post in a thread!
Cool!. But if you "post" it in our wiki all the info regarding a particular piece of gear plus all GMCers opinions about it will be at one same place! Fast, useful and easy!


Hmmm. This sounds good. But how does it really work?
Piece of cake.
I'm going to write a mini review in our wiki right now, because I have a nice VOX AC4TV amp which I enjoy a lot. It will take me only 3 minutes to do it all. Be right back!

You see? I'm already back! Took me just 2 minutes actually laugh.gif .Here it is:
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...4TV_Mini_Review


But I don't really understand how the wiki works
If you can type, you can wiki.

Just go to the knowledge base, type in the search box example: POD X3 Mini Review and click "Go". If the gear doesn't exist it will tell you there's no such entry, you click on "create this entry", and you are rolling.

Once there you write your mini review, click save and it's done!, it will be saved as POD X3 Mini Review, because that's what you searched for at the start and chose to create. Make sure you add the "mini review" words after the gear name, so that everyone knows it's a mini review page and they keep adding more opinions.

Besides if you still have any doubts we have a short really helpful tutorial, or you can contact me anytime and I'll be glad to lend a hand smile.gif


Now comes the fun part

If someone types vox ac4tv they will read my mini review, and know whether I think it's good or bad and why. Just a couple paragraphs.
What's even better is that if you also own an AC4 you can just go ahead, edit the entry and post your opinions right there too! Just like we do on the forums, only creating an amazing knowledge base in the proccess!.


And that's it? As easy as writing a post?
Yes smile.gif



To sum up:

I always feel there's an inmense amount of knowledge in our boards. But it's "spread all over the place", takes so much time to search through threads & threads to find that golden piece of advice, opinion, text, etc.
Imagine if this week we all take 3 minutes to write about our amp on the wiki. Can you imagine the awesome amount information that would be at our disposal with only 3 minutes of our time?

It's like when you think "If every person in my country gave me a cent, I'd be millionaire!!", but this is actually possible, and we all win.
Let's share our 3 minutes, and we'll gain thousands of hours of experience & knowledge! (Besides we all love telling our friends about our latest stomp, axe or amp, don't we?)

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Caelumamittendum
post Jan 9 2010, 06:26 PM
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Fantastic! I've always been a little turned down by writing in the Wiki, as I do not really feel I have the time (I do have the time, I just don't feel like I have the time laugh.gif!) to write long reviews. With mini-reviews I might take more action and write on what I know!


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audiopaal
post Jan 9 2010, 06:41 PM
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Now we're talking biggrin.gif
That's a great idea!
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Fran
post Jan 9 2010, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Jan 9 2010, 06:26 PM) *
Fantastic! I've always been a little turned down by writing in the Wiki, as I do not really feel I have the time (I do have the time, I just don't feel like I have the time laugh.gif!) to write long reviews. With mini-reviews I might take more action and write on what I know!


Exactly!

We all enjoy tellingl others brief reviews about our gear, but we might not have the time to write long texts. Mini-reviews!!


QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jan 9 2010, 06:41 PM) *
Now we're talking biggrin.gif
That's a great idea!


Glad you like it Paal, you sure have some amazing toys to talk about wink.gif


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audiopaal
post Jan 9 2010, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jan 9 2010, 06:46 PM) *
Glad you like it Paal, you sure have some amazing toys to talk about wink.gif

I do, and I will find some time next week to write about some of them smile.gif
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post Jan 10 2010, 12:59 AM
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Great idea!!! And the small WIKI's can always be extended afterwards!!! smile.gif
I'll go and check what I can come up with....

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post Jan 10 2010, 01:07 AM
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Great idea and initiative smile.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 01:44 AM
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I wrote my opinion on the Vox too, but I'm not sure if I done it properly, and left room for others to write something as well. If there is an explanation how to do this it would be great, cause I always forget how to insert important tags and all smile.gif


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Fran
post Jan 10 2010, 01:57 AM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Jan 10 2010, 12:59 AM) *
Great idea!!! And the small WIKI's can always be extended afterwards!!! smile.gif
I'll go and check what I can come up with....

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Of course!
Regular reviews are always welcome too cool.gif

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jan 10 2010, 01:44 AM) *
I wrote my opinion on the Vox too, but I'm not sure if I done it properly, and left room for others to write something as well. If there is an explanation how to do this it would be great, cause I always forget how to insert important tags and all smile.gif


Great Ivan! that's exactly what this is for, sharing different impressions of the same gear, the more the merrier!

As for tags, etc. there's really no need for them in these mini reviews, and if something important is missing I will find it and sort it out, so no problem. Members can always check the wiki tutorial or ask if they wish to add links, pics etc.

I really liked your review Ivan smile.gif


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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Ibanez RG2570MZ, Epiphone SG G-400
Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D


GMC wants YOU to take part in our Guitar-Wikipedia!
Have a good time reading great articles and writing your own with us in our GUITAR WIKI!
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post Jan 10 2010, 02:16 AM
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Thanks a lot my friend. I'll try to do some more. Cheers smile.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 04:01 AM
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thanks i may do a couple!!!!!!!!! cool.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 06:16 PM
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What a great idea Fran!!!
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I'll go add my little write up from the Bugera thread!!
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post Jan 10 2010, 07:09 PM
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Very nice idea! I'll do one about my guitar wink.gif


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post Jan 10 2010, 07:16 PM
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Cool guys smile.gif

I plan on writing mini reviews of all my stuff too, as well some full reviews too cool.gif


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Amp:
Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
Effects:
Vox Satchurator, Vox Time Machine, Dunlop CryBaby, Boss MT-2, Boss CE-5, Boss TU-2, Boss ME-70
Recording:
Line-6 POD X3 + FBV-Express, Pandora PX5D


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post Jan 11 2010, 10:54 AM
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What a smart idea! I have already read through Paal imac article - mini reviews could be a GMC hit!


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post Jan 11 2010, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Jan 11 2010, 10:54 AM) *
What a smart idea! I have already read through Paal imac article - mini reviews could be a GMC hit!

Smart idea indeed smile.gif
Thanks for reading biggrin.gif

You can find links to my first three Mini Reviews in this thread: LINK!

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post Jan 11 2010, 04:30 PM
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grat idea! nice mini reviews Audiopaal


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post Jan 11 2010, 06:16 PM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Jan 11 2010, 04:30 PM) *
grat idea! nice mini reviews Audiopaal

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post Jan 12 2010, 06:05 PM
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Fran, do you think we should add some kind of link from the Gear Portal? Or even have a 'Mini Reviews' sub-section on the Gear page?
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post Jan 12 2010, 06:28 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 12 2010, 06:05 PM) *
Fran, do you think we should add some kind of link from the Gear Portal? Or even have a 'Mini Reviews' sub-section on the Gear page?
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