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Unmaintained XF Basic Dictionary (A-Z)

A list od definitions of names and jargon used on XF for new maybe not so new admins

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Morgain submitted a new resource:

    XF Basic Dictionary (A-Z) - A list of definitions of names and jargon used on XF for new maybe not so new admins

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    There are two versions. The Categories one groups the words, and builds familiarity as you read down the groups. So you never have to read a word which is frustratingly explained later on.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2013
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  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The font size is very small. It's not very easy to read, unfortunately.
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  3. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I did that so it's easier to scroll down not making a lengthy page. It's a trade off between scrolling down and font size readability.
    I can try this version in font size 2 and see how it works. Compare the other one (Categories version)
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Tradeoff shouldn't even enter into the picture. You either make it readable, or just don't do it.
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  5. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Wow! what a grumpy comment. I think it would be silly to just take it down esp as people are Liking it, and I saw a definite need for it. I would rather wait and find out what people find easier - scrolling down with larger font, or using a compact page without scrollling so much but small font.

    On small font, you can always use CTR++ I often have to do this on all your sites where the font is too small for me!
  6. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Font way too small.
  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    OK I have set both versions in font size 2 - although this one already was when Optima posted so soory no it's not going up further to 3.
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    You need to redefine the term Admin. Admin is a title given to someone who has privileges to administrate the forum. It's not necessarily the first user created (and some people purposely demote User ID 1 to make it harder to find admin accounts).
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  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Also, the term default needs updating as the footer isn't default in shipped XenForo packages either.
  10. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    I would suggest rewording this - the current wording is a little misleading as it sounds like there's an optional start page included.

    Also, since you've stated Official Addons.. I would suggest changing Addons to Third Party Addons - just for consistency. Also, it's Add-Ons, if you want to stay consistent within XenForo (check out how they have it listed in the RM).
  11. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    I don't get the problem with scrolling. What problems does it make? As you read this thread, you are scrolling as well. Is it a problem? Should the font be smaller so the whole thread would fit on the display?
  12. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Still too small.

    Is this accurate?

    Moderators can't create usergroups.
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  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is also inaccurate:

    Adding a member to the Moderating user group does not make them a moderator.
    That is an explicit action.

    I feel there are too many errors in this resource and it is misleading.
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  14. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    @James I have slightly edited the Admins description to reflect your point. Also added your exception re footer to the Default item.
    @Azhria Lilu I have reworded the Homepage item to be clearer I hope.
    On the Addons/ Add-Ons/ Third Party Add-ons issue this was especially helpful. I have added a DISCLAIMER at the bottom to make it clear this list is only about wording in everyday common usage, and used this as an illustrative example.
    @Brogan I have edited the descripion of Moderator quite a bit.

    On the font size issue vs scrolling this just isn't going to please everyone whichever way I do it. I may add a text file download which could be a fix. I'd prepared this and Azhria also thinks this a good solution (on the other version thread).
    However I'll wait to edit based on any more helpful critiques, before I upload it.

    Thank you for all the great helps and critiques. I have done my best to edit and include as you have all directed. This is the strength of community at work - whether it's addons or tutorials, discussion of issues or community support, friendly contribution/ feedback from other admins makes better resources than one brain working alone.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
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  15. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Thanks Morgain, this will be useful for newbies coming over to Xenforo.
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  16. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Pages" don't get a mention, that I can see... might want to add a line about them.
  17. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    You think? I havent put in different kinds of nodes, just forums of course. Hmm maybe Categories as well, and LinkForums. Bit worried about it getting too long. It's not meant to be comprehensive I mean people should go to Brogan's manual. This is just my usual basic basic level work.
  18. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    What made me think about it was Homepage and Brogan's site. He uses the Pages system for his homepage, so my next step (in my head) was maybe a nod towards Pages.
  19. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    yeah I see your point and I did add all the nodes/
    But I have to cut off before getting into the compications of how to do things/ options. This is just meant to be a quick defintiions thing. Not a manual.
  20. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think it would be more useful with all the definitions and terms, I personally wouldn't worry about how long the list is. It wouldn't matter how much you try to eliminate scrolling since all people use different resolutions so they differ from one another. I don't think it's a great hindrance with the scrolling thing since people are doing this already, it's a good source that deserves to be added to over time.
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