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Tinderbox Training Videos

Should we start a separate section for the wonderful new Tinderbox training videos?

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I think that would be helpful, especially for new users looking for a startingbpoint

Absolutely. They deserve a section of their own.

Yes, I agree. Spoke to @mwa about this last night. Please advise how you all would like to proceed with this.

I’d agree, I’d already been discussing this with @satikusala in the margins.

I’ll set something up.

Done! See the Training Videos category.

I’m sure well do some more tweaking as things settle down, but at least there is a discrete ‘home’ for all these assets making it easier to find content.

It does make me wonder if it would be useful to have a ‘User Stories’ section where people for describe their work and show techniques, but discrete from threads asking for help. IOW, to help act as inspiration to others by way of new methods of use and fields of application.

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Categories get buried, and posts eventually scroll away. I suggest also adding “Videos” as a selection to the “top navigation” bar that links to the Training Videos category. Info here.

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I think that’s a great idea. It looks like the theme can be added from the forum admin panel (to which I have access) but as I don’t have server access, I’d like to get @eastgate’s OK on this.

In setting up the new sub-forum, I noticed they can be nested. So, I wonder if we might split the video threads to discrete sets, e.g. ‘starter’ ‘export’ ‘agent’ etc. Otherwise we’ll need to do some tagging to assist search. Also, I don’t think it’s possible to fix a categories listing (beyond pinning). Thus anyone answering on the thread promotes that thread to the list top. Perhaps not wanted in this case, though the behaviour is perfectly normal in forum terms.

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It appears there is a way to configure the landing page of a Discourse forum to show categories and specific tagged items within that category.

Take a look at the landing page for MarginNote.

That said, I wonder how many folks pin their bookmark to the landing page. FWIW, all my bookmarks for Discourse forums go to “Latest”.

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Absolutely! A shout-out to @satikusala who has started the ball rolling with some intro videos. As a “TB newbie”, I’ve never gone beyond pure basics. Michael’s intro’s have given me confidence to experiment safely before launching head-on. Definitely more training videos, please.

Prototypes were covered nicely. I’d like to see some in-depth coverage of Stamps and Agents. There’s a whole lot more, but those two will do for starters.

Nice work :wink:

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