Should we have guidelines for guides?
There are many ways to write a guide, but what style do we want for this wiki? I have long considered rewriting my Ship Probing guide and this is the perfect oppertonity. Now I have 2 very different versions of this guide, the one that is here right now which is a copy of the one I did for EON Ship Probing and there is the one I did on the forums Guide to Scan Probing in Revelations. The EON guide is is written to be an interesting read even if you don't scan probe and is a real newbie guide while the forum guide assumes a bit more knowledge of EVE and focus heavily on the more advanced stuff like the behind the scences and how that effects probing in practice. So which one should I base my new guide on? Or should it perhaps be completely different from both of them? Do we have any guidelines on how the guides here should look like? --Hoshi 08:20, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Possibly a specific format with mandatory and voluntary headlines would be nice. As for which of your guides, Hoshi, to use, I suspect the field's divided there if you ask for community input. A short and condensed version would be best for in-game use, while a more verbose text is, as you allude to, best for the beginner. Perhaps the Powers That Be have an opinion. --Shaun Livingstone 08:29, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
IMO it should focus more on the beginners, but a section for the more experienced isn't a bad idea. --ingenting 10:49, 19 July 2009 (GMT)