MacRumors Launches 'Mac Guides'
The new MacRumors Guide pages are a companion to the MacRumors website and forums. The Guide pages are based on the MediaWiki software which drives the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia. The software is designed to provide a collaborative environment for users to continuously edit entries to provide both accurate and up to date information about the many topics.
The purpose of these Guide pages is not to provide another comprehensive encyclopedia website, or even a general Mac encyclopedia. Instead it is meant to provide an organized outlet for the vast amounts of knowledge that is provided in the forums.
The Guide pages can be found from the "Guides" tab in the navigation tabs near the top of the page, or directly through http://guides.macrumors.com.
Beyond tutorials and how to's, we also expect to host detailed product pages for the most recent Apple releases. These topic pages will be created as products are released (such as the PowerMac G5 Dual Core 2005) and will be kept up to date as new information rolls in about configurations, photos, benchmarks, problems and more.
For those unfamiliar with the Wiki software, we have some help pages to get you started.
Of note, we are restricting the ability to edit content to registered forum users. All users who were registered prior to October 29th, 2005 will have full editing rights, however, any new registrations beyond that time will need to achieve a 20 post minimum in the forums prior to being able to edit. The reason for this is to prevent spamming/abuse issues. See How to Register and Login for more details.
For questions and discussion about the Mac Guide pages, we have also opened up a new Mac Guides forum to discuss any issues.