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    The Guide to making a Guide


    THE GUIDE TO MAKING A GUIDE


    1. Title
    2. Content
    3. Formatting


    1 Topic title
    a) Make sure the title is clear and summarizes your guide effectively.
    b) Use rhetorical questions to help players find what they are looking for.
    c) Don't write "my guide", or "help for players". Titles must be specific.
    d) Always add a Prefix, and ensure you are using the correct one.
    e) Do not use CAPITAL LETTERS or **symbols** to try and make your guide stand out from another.


    2 Content
    a) Use clear wording; make sure that if you write a guide for the total n00b, the person won't know what a sitter is, what an alliance does.. etc.
    b) Know what you are talking about; if you don't, post a short guide and ask others to improve it
    c) Add pictures to clarify things, not because they're fun. Make sure images are sized within reason and annotated properly. If you need an image made for you, just ask! Many users are willing to help out
    d) Don't talk about multiple subjects at once; the guide should be written in chronological order.
    e) Don't use different letter sizes every time you type; keep the standard forum font.
    f) Spell check and grammar check; DON'T TYPE IN CAPSLOCK or overuse...... punctuation!!!!!!
    g) Don't use smileys; these count toward your 25 images and look unprofessional.


    3 Formatting
    a) Make use of bold and underline. Use bold for subheadings, and underline to accentuate a point.
    b) Do not use Quote tags, if you need to credit another player, do so at the bottom.
    c) Create a table of contents if necessary.
    d) You may link to other guides if something within your own needs further explanation.
    e) Keep your guide left alligned to suit all web browsers.
    f) Make good use of paragraphs and spacing, to allow skim reading.



    Thank you for making a guide!


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    Uk1 armies: Round 2, Round 3, Round 5
    Uk2 armies: Round 2, Round 3, round 4
    Uk3 armies: Round 2
    Uk4 armies: Round 3
    Uk5 armies: Round 2, Round 3
    Uk6 armies: Round 2
    Ukx3 armies: Round 8, Round 9, Round 10, Round 11
    Ukx5 armies: Round 1

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    I like it althought the teal is a little difficult to see on a white background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie184 View Post
    I like it althought the teal is a little difficult to see on a white background.
    Cyan I think, blame Laika ;) he likes it.
    Uk1 armies: Round 2, Round 3, Round 5
    Uk2 armies: Round 2, Round 3, round 4
    Uk3 armies: Round 2
    Uk4 armies: Round 3
    Uk5 armies: Round 2, Round 3
    Uk6 armies: Round 2
    Ukx3 armies: Round 8, Round 9, Round 10, Round 11
    Ukx5 armies: Round 1

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    Great guide completely original


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    Damn it let me spam.

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    Can I suggest as a convention, that people do NOT post in new threads until the maker says they are ready for comment? This means people can make a thread requiring several posts (due to large numbers of images, say) in peace, and edit until they feel it is ready for comment.

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    The best guide on here
    Warning! Above post may contain sarcasm!
    Thanks to apollo for the sig

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    Became Excellence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon5 View Post
    The best guide on here
    The standard of :spychic: these days. Hmmmph

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    Is there a limit on the amount of pictures you can add to a thread, thinking about making a guide about the perfect start for teuts - how I got gold on comx week one, a guide I'm sure many would like to read ^^

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    There is a limit but if you put it in chapters, with each in a new post in the thread, it's a simple way round that.

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    Yes, max no. of images is 25 per post. Not sure you'd exceed that if you split it up, as Tullia suggests.
    Uk1 armies: Round 2, Round 3, Round 5
    Uk2 armies: Round 2, Round 3, round 4
    Uk3 armies: Round 2
    Uk4 armies: Round 3
    Uk5 armies: Round 2, Round 3
    Uk6 armies: Round 2
    Ukx3 armies: Round 8, Round 9, Round 10, Round 11
    Ukx5 armies: Round 1

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    Just thought I would comment and let people know how well some of these guides are doing/ find out about others

    I've seen that images I've made have been used on the Vietnamese server! I also had someone from the Indian server last night PMing me for permission to use some of the guides on their forum too.

    Does anyone else know where their guides have ended up (check your image hosting site stats) or has anyone spotted one of our guides anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    Just thought I would comment and let people know how well some of these guides are doing/ find out about others

    I've seen that images I've made have been used on the Vietnamese server! I also had someone from the Indian server last night PMing me for permission to use some of the guides on their forum too.

    Does anyone else know where their guides have ended up (check your image hosting site stats) or has anyone spotted one of our guides anywhere?
    http://tineye.com/
    Hi there :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToySoldier View Post
    Some of my guides and pictures have ended up translated on the Greek servers, on the Russian servers, on the Australian servers... and all sorts! Not sure about the website TS, Photobucket statistics appear more accurate.
    Uk1 armies: Round 2, Round 3, Round 5
    Uk2 armies: Round 2, Round 3, round 4
    Uk3 armies: Round 2
    Uk4 armies: Round 3
    Uk5 armies: Round 2, Round 3
    Uk6 armies: Round 2
    Ukx3 armies: Round 8, Round 9, Round 10, Round 11
    Ukx5 armies: Round 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avi View Post
    Some of my guides and pictures have ended up translated on the Greek servers, on the Russian servers, on the Australian servers... and all sorts! Not sure about the website TS, Photobucket statistics appear more accurate.
    Well it's not very trustable yet, it doesn't have a big database yet, but they're working on it.
    Hi there :p

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    A for Avi for making our Guide to Making Guides......

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    mine ended up on .com before id even finished it lol

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    Great Guide, however you could mention to look for other Guides the same as yours and make sure that you are positive that you can make it better

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