Guide De-Clutter/ Purge


For the admins only… Will use this to outline and label guides currently on the site and proposed changes to go with the update and expansion.

Been flicking through and I think I’ve got something sorted. Here’s what could happen in terms of reorganising sections and guides into the sections. Explanation notes are also included for the sections where needed.

Class Guides

    • Self explanatory. All Class guides would go here.

Death Knight

General Guides

Achievement Guides
Addons & Macro Guides
Gold Making Guides

      • All large gold making guides. Smaller ones could be possible combined into a Wiki to keep organisation and quality at a high.

Guide Writing Guides
Guild Management Guides
Newbie (New Player) Guides
Reputation GuidesAzaroth Factions

        • All Azaroth factions – old + Cataclysm, all would be up to date for Cataclysm.

Outland Factions

        • All Outland factions

Northrend Factions

        • All WotLK factions

Technical Issues Guides on PC protection and such.

Leveling Guides

Alliance Guides
Horde Guides

PvE Guides

Instance Guides

      • Guides to individual instances, could be further organised into level brackets and raid sections.

Raid & Dungeon Roles

      • Guides for tanking/ healing/ dps – Not for class specific guides.

PvP Guides

Arena Guides
Battleground Guides
Other PvP Guides

Profession & Tradeskill Guides

WoW-Pro Addon All pages and guides on the addon.

WoW-Pro User Blogs Page container for blogs. eg: Junkbox, the WoW Millionnaire posts, etc…

Guides in Other Languages

WoW-Pro Archive Old guides archived here or guides that will need to be added to or updated etc…

Pre-Cataclysm Guides

      • Guides of a high standard that are now outdated in Cataclysm. eg: Jame’s old leveling guides, class guides for lvl 80, etc…

Other Guides

    • Guides here would either be out of date or need alot of work to bring them up to speed, be them pre-Cata or new. Ones intended to be worked on will go here.

And that is that. It’s an idea for organisation and structure of the guides, with being easy-to-use and understand and find your way the key focus. I think once we finalise the system then it will be very easy to update and sort through all of the content. I have been checking through the content and it would all fit well into this and be very easy to accommplish.

Hopefully we will have a ton of excellent and up-to-date guides at the end, with nothing having any ‘this doesn’t apply any more’ aspects. I origionally thought of it when I looked around and saw guides for content which is no longer ingame, or guides that were great but the game had changed and they were no longer viable. This way we get a site with 100% excellence and accuracy 🙂

Let me know what you think about it, any thoughts, improvements, bad things, extras, etc… Or if I’m just being a retard and babbling nonsense just say 😛


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    Oct 21, 2010 @ 1:06 am

    And Class guides are done!And Class guides are done! Whew!

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    Oct 21, 2010 @ 0:56 am

    Waaaaarior time!Waaaaarior time!

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    Oct 21, 2010 @ 0:37 am

    Waaaaaarlock time!Waaaaaarlock time!

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    Oct 21, 2010 @ 0:32 am

    Rogues done, shaman time!Rogues done, shaman time!

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    Oct 21, 2010 @ 0:21 am

    Priest section is now emptyPriest section is now empty 🙁

    Paladins done. On to rogues.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 23:34 pm

    Hunters and Mages done.Hunters and Mages done. Moving on.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    Hunters done, still someHunters done, still some good guides there. I think I need to be done, it’s 3 am and I have class at 8…. Bad!

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Finished druids now. On toFinished druids now. On to hunters! I was going to bed but now I’m not sleepy…

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    Done up to DK guides. LeftDone up to DK guides. Left messages on all guides that weren’t perfectly up to date. Those that are still useful as is, left as they are with a comment stating they need minor updates. Those that will be out of date in Cata, left a note.

    Need to mark all of this down so it can be put into a Needed Guides page. Blarg.

    It’s late, I’m going to sleep. If you would like to look at what I did in the DK section, go ahead, and if you would like to continue my work you can. You won’t be able to move anything, but if you note that it needs to be moved to archives or to work in progress mode, I can do that.

    Archive – anything that is no longer useful. Gear guides are still useful, but talent and spell guides from pre-4.0 are not.

    Work in Progress – anything that is rated a 2 or below on average, or anything you think is just really low quality if it’s not rated (you can be the only rater). Anything that is pretty much a duplicate of another guide but lower quality.

    It’s okay if you don’t get to this, I’ll be working on it more tomorrow.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    Need your opinionHey Skum,

    Need your opinion on this guide:

    Should it go to the archive? I have a comment there explaining what I mean – the stuff is still in game (for now) but I’m not sure it’s really worth having a guide for, since it’s not legendary and not many people would care about getting it.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 6:46 am

    Working on this now!

    ItWorking on this now!

    It occurred to me as I was moving things around that we need a new guild guide to cover all the crazy perks, leveling, achievements, items, etc.!

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    I’m just really thankfulI’m just really thankful that you and wkjezz and silvann have been so active lately.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 3:38 am

    That’s just my OCD being aThat’s just my OCD being a pain in the arse so don’t think I was getting at anything 🙂 And yeah, blogs archive n other languages should be seperate or in their own list or something.

    Aye I can see where you’re coming from, doing it all yourself can be rather tedious 🙁 When the time comes though 🙂 And whatever I can do in the meantime I shall 🙂 I’ll do whatever I can to help out. Got a few guides to release soon too so that should be a bit of a chunk of points… Providing I don’t make a massive arse of them 😛
    I’m honored you’d actually think me worthy of mod status 🙂


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    Oct 19, 2010 @ 22:19 pm

    I’ll alphabetize most of itI’ll alphabetize most of it when it’s implemented, though I want to leave a few things in a different order – blogs, other language guides, and archives at the bottom, might put guide writing guides and addon pages at the top.

    And, I honestly would like to just make you a moderator, but I understand why Jame has the karma system tied to that rank and I don’t want to bypass it, and it would be bad if I made exceptions to the rules (other people would be jealous of your awesomeness. It just sucks doing everything myself! 😛 So… crank out that karma so I can promote you! 😀

    Seriously, though, you’ve already helped a lot by getting the ball rolling.

    Next on my list after I go through the category changes here – I want to update and revamp the Needed Guides page, and perhaps combine or at least link it with the addon page and the cataclysm sign up page(s!). It’s all messy and hard to find atm. Then I need to get some more documentation going. I would also like to make a page on the general format we like to see in a guide, not required but suggested for people who want some structure.

    If any of that sounds interesting, feel free to grab a task and run with it. I foresee many points in your future 😀

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    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    I based mine off of theI based mine off of the setup we currently had as I think it’s just the way it’s known by everyone as being. However, yours makes way more sense than mine overall. I do agree with the General guides naming and the big one-group that it is – the smaller ones at top level make more sense for organisation and also ease of use for everyone. And just perhaps add a section for ‘general’ guides that don’t really have a dedictaed section – misc. guides – or something similar.

    I think you hit the nail on the head in one shot exactly right 🙂

    The only niggle I have with it is just me being a retard with my OCD and alphabetical ordering everything, that’s it.

    I don’t know how much I can help with the actual update or what you’d want to do about it’s implementation, but whatever I can do to help I shall 🙂


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    Oct 18, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    My takeAlright, looking at this now. I have always hated the “General Guides” category – first of all, it’s an entirely incorrect title, it should be “Miscellaneous” or “Other” guides. Secondly, a lot of those categories are HUGE and I don’t know if slapping them all under a general grab-bag category is the best idea. But, keeping all those categories at top level may not be best either. I’ll go ahead and move them to top level in my outline and we’ll see how it looks. I made a few other changes to titles to try and keep them very accessible for noobs. I combined a couple of the smaller categories and moved some things around. Here is what I have currently: [hr] [list] [b]Class Guides[/b] Self explanatory. All Class guides would go here. [list] [b]Death Knight[/b] [b]Druid[/b] [b]Hunter[/b] [b]Mage[/b] [b]Paladin[/b] [b]Priest[/b] [b]Rogue[/b] [b]Shaman[/b] [b]Warlock[/b] [b]Warrior[/b] [/list] [b]Reputation Guides[/b] [list] [b]Azeroth Factions[/b] All Azeroth factions – old + Cataclysm, all would be up to date for Cataclysm. [b]Outland Factions[/b] All Outland factions [b]Northrend Factions[/b] All WotLK factions [/list] [b]Achievements, World Events, and Collectibles[/b] [b]Gold Making Guides[/b] All large gold making guides. Smaller ones could be possible combined into a Wiki to keep organization and quality at a high. [b]Guide Writing Guides[/b] [b]Leveling and Questing Guides[/b] [list] [b]Alliance Guides[/b] [b]Horde Guides[/b] [b]Questing Guides[/b] Daily quests, specific quest chains, etc. [/list] [b]Dungeon and Raid Guides[/b] [list] [b]Dungeon Guides[/b] Guides to individual instances, could be further organized into level brackets. [b]Raid Guides[/b] Guides to raid instances, could be further organized into level brackets. [b]PvE Roles[/b] Guides for tanking/ healing/ dps – Not for class specific guides. [/list] [b]Player vs. Player Guides[/b] [list] [b]Arena Guides[/b] [b]Battleground Guides[/b] [b]Other PvP Guides[/b] [/list] [b]Profession & Tradeskill Guides[/b] [b]UI, Macros, and PC Protection[/b] [b]New Player Guides[/b] [b]Guild Management Guides[/b] [b]WoW-Pro Addon[/b] All pages and guides on the addon. [b]WoW-Pro User Blogs[/b] Page container for blogs. eg: Junkbox, the WoW Millionaire posts, etc… [b]Guides in Other Languages[/b] [b]WoW-Pro Archive[/b] Old guides archived here or guides that will need to be added to or updated etc… [/list] [hr] So a total list of top level guides would be… [list][*]Class Guides [*]Reputation Guides [*]Achievements and World Events [*]Gold Making Guides [*]Guide Writing Guides [*]Leveling and Questing Guides [*]Dungeon and Raid Guides [*]Player vs. Player Guides [*]Profession & Tradeskill Guides [*]UI, Macros, and PC Protection [*]New Player Guides [*]Guild Management Guides [*]WoW-Pro Addon [*]WoW-Pro User Blogs [*]Guides in Other Languages [*]WoW-Pro Archive[/list] Now, I know that’s a lot of categories for top level, but at the same time we don’t have this weird ambiguous category of random crap. I personally prefer it this way. If there are any categories here that you think might be easily combined, let me know. I want to hear your opinion and go back and forth on this a few more times before I actually wade in and start screwing with things.

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    Oct 17, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    Do what ya gotta do n whenDo what ya gotta do n when ya have time 🙂
    It’s all groovy, I know how hard you’re working on the addon and all your efforts are greatly appriciated beleive me 🙂


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    Oct 17, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    No noSorry Skum, I hit some major issues with the addon today and was taking care of that all day. I still really want to get to the site improvements later tonight or tomorrow, but it’s already midnight so that may not happen. I did take a huge nap today though so it’s possible!

    Regardless, it’s getting worked on sometime this week I promise!

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    Oct 17, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    I don’t know if I’m gettingI don’t know if I’m getting too into it or pushing too much n being a complete muppet with this, so say so if you think it and I’ll calm down 😛


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    Oct 12, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    w00t w00t!w00t w00t!

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