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    Info Award Winning Tutorials

    We like Tutorials at the Cartographers' Guild. The majority of people who visit the Guild come here to improve their mapping skills and for this reason the tutorial section is probably the most popular section on the site.

    Members contributing outstanding tutorials receive a small badge as a token of our appreciation together with a prefix [Award Winner] on their tutorial post. In addition to making it easier for people to find outstanding tutorials, the [Award Winner] prefix also makes it easier for us to identify those deserving tutorials which may have been overlooked.

    Until now tutorial awards have been decided upon by the Community Leaders, based mainly on the amount of work put into the tutorial and feedback received on the thread. We would like tutorial awards to be more of a group effort.

    If you find a tutorial that has been useful to you, please either leave feedback on the thread or better still, rate the thread using the star rating button on the menu bar above the thread. This will make it much easier for us CLs to identify tutorials which deserve an award.

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    I'd REALLY like to see thread ratings take more of a forefront anyways, so feel free to start getting comfy with the thread rating capabilities.

    I think this tutorial push will do a LOT for the site by A) Enticing people to create tutorials, and B) drawing attention to the good ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    We like Tutorials at the Cartographers' Guild. The majority of people who visit the Guild come here to improve their mapping skills and for this reason the tutorial section is probably the most visited section on the site.

    Members contributing outstanding tutorials receive a small badge as a token of our appreciation together with a prefix [Award Winner] on their tutorial post. In addition to making it easier for people to find outstanding tutorials, the [Award Winner] prefix also makes it easier for us to identify those deserving tutorials which may have been overlooked.

    Until now tutorial awards have been decided upon by the Community Leaders, based mainly on the amount of work put into the tutorial and feedback received on the thread. We would like tutorial awards to be more of a group effort.

    If you find a tutorial that has been useful to you, please either leave feedback on the thread or better still, rate the thread using the star rating button on the menu bar above the thread. This will make it much easier for us CLs to identify tutorials which deserve an award.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    I'd REALLY like to see thread ratings take more of a forefront anyways, so feel free to start getting comfy with the thread rating capabilities.

    I think this tutorial push will do a LOT for the site by A) Enticing people to create tutorials, and B) drawing attention to the good ones.
    Dumb question (ie, probably one for the FAQ), but where exactly does one see the rating for a particular thread????? Me no see it. Or is it an admin only thing?

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    I believe that only when enough people (I don't know how many) have entered a rating for a thread it will appear next to the title. To rate the thread there is a drop down menu at the top of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    I believe that only when enough people (I don't know how many) have entered a rating for a thread it will appear next to the title. To rate the thread there is a drop down menu at the top of the thread.
    Hmm... Arcana, whats the settings for showing rankings? I just happened to rank a tutorial before my question and noticed no change, hence the question....

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    Minimum was 5 ratings...I set it to 1...if it gets to be a bit much, I'll change it to something else...BUT...the minimum rating is designed to keep a thread from being considered a 5 thread when only one person thinks so. Which is a bit of a bias.
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    I like the 5 ratings requirement as that shows that at least 5 people were willing to rate it thus it deserves a rating.
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    This is a good suggestion for the FAQ .... urging users to set a rating if a tutorial worked for them....
    Don't Forget!! Rate a Tutorial Today; Add a TAG to a thread today; CLICK on a GOOGLE ADLINK once today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMiller View Post
    I like the 5 ratings requirement as that shows that at least 5 people were willing to rate it thus it deserves a rating.
    I agree. I expect that the problem is that very few people really know about the rating system, so just don't do it. I think many people do rep instead, which is fine except its for a person while the rating is for a specific thread, and that separation is a good thing.

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    hmm... see I set this to a five star rating so it immediately goes to a five star... I guess it averages out the stars when more people put thier own rating in it....

    will they show half stars I wonder? .... not that this actually matters I guess
    Don't Forget!! Rate a Tutorial Today; Add a TAG to a thread today; CLICK on a GOOGLE ADLINK once today!

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