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post Jan 23 2010, 08:05 PM
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Hi guys,

With your permission, I will post here a message that we have on the Wiki Forum, because it fits even better in this Gear reviews board!, It's about a new knowledge base project called "Mini Reviews", which basically invites everyone to share their opinion on pieces of gear, with short reviews by different members, all gathered at the same entry, one after another. Kind of like the ones that we can read at "Harmony Central" smile.gif

Here's the original message!, hope you like it smile.gif


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 a 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:

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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Vox AC4TVH head + V112TV cab
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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 25 2010, 01:11 AM
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post Jan 25 2010, 05:42 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jan 24 2010, 07:11 PM) *
Perhaps this is a dumb question, but where is the search box unsure.gif

On the top left corner biggrin.gif . Don't worry I have found it last weeks laugh.gif

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post Feb 6 2010, 08:27 PM
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very cool stuff!

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