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Guild Wars 2 Forum: The Library - Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Welcome to The Library, a sticky thread that will help get all the useful and important sticky threads from the Guild Wars 2 Discussion forum in one place! Over the years these threads have accumulated at the top of this subforum and we thought that we'd try simplifying their management. You can suggest new threads to add and we'll consider them.

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  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Neat. I love libraries

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  • Great initiative, @Stephane Lo Presti.7258.

    To make sure this works in the long run, it needs to be reviewed|refreshed from time to time (more often than yearly, less often than monthly). What's the best way to help y'all make that happen?

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It seems some of the aforementioned threads are still Stickied; unlike the other sub-forums.

  • May I ask what is the best way to suggest a thread to be stickied? I have a few in mind which might be useful.

  • @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Great initiative, @Stephane Lo Presti.7258.

    To make sure this works in the long run, it needs to be reviewed|refreshed from time to time (more often than yearly, less often than monthly). What's the best way to help y'all make that happen?

    We can't commit to a particular timeline but that's the plan overall!

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    It seems some of the aforementioned threads are still Stickied; unlike the other sub-forums.

    Yes we made the decision to include them in the 2 places because they seem to be popular, so we didn't want to inconvenience players.

    @ArmoredVehicle.2849 said:
    May I ask what is the best way to suggest a thread to be stickied? I have a few in mind which might be useful.

    You can post here, but we're not committing to increasing the list unless there's something significant to add.


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  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Errr... It feels very pointless to have a "Library" topic if you are keeping most old sticked topics there. They're (still) adding a lot of clutter to the main forum's page.

    There's also a massive lack of consistency on the way those topics are titled. We have:

    • [News] Gemstore items: new/returned/sales: brackets indicating what the topic is about, then a space, then the topic's title
    • GEMSTORE REQUESTS: New Items; Items offered again: ALL CAPS, no brackets, very random capitalization
    • [Suggestions]QoL (Quality of Life) Ideas: the brackets return! This time, there's no space between the brackets and the following title. There isn't much of a point in using the abbreviation "QoL" if it's going to be followed by the full version "Quality of Life"
    • Guild Wars 2 Forum: The Library - Guild Wars 2 Discussion: a completely different format. Isn't it a bit redundant to begin with "Guild Wars 2 Forum", considering everything here is in the GW2 forum anyway?

    Would have been nice to have more consistency.

    How about some anti eyes bleeding options? Here's the direct link to the concept.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think this thread should be Stickied: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/269/ (It's the Forum Feedback/Bug thread linked on the front page of the Forum.)
    I had totally forgotten that was a way to find it, and most others probably miss that imbedded link, as well.

  • @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    I think this thread should be Stickied: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/269/ (It's the Forum Feedback/Bug thread linked on the front page of the Forum.)
    I had totally forgotten that was a way to find it, and most others probably miss that imbedded link, as well.

    This is a good idea and I added it. I'm also unsticking the bottom 3 General threads (Gemstore items, GEMSTORE REQUESTS, QoL) because it's currently crowded, but I will probably sticky them back.


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  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Please do re-sticky the daily Gemstore news thread. Now to find out what's in the store when I can't get to my computer I have to click on this Library thread, click on the news link, click on the last page number, and scroll all the way down. That's an awful lot of effort and load times on a tablet or phone. When it's stickied, all I do is click on the last page number (and then scroll). I would think you guys would want people to easily find out about things on sale so they get excited and go spend on gems :)

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2019

    @Donari.5237 said:
    Please do re-sticky the daily Gemstore news thread. Now to find out what's in the store when I can't get to my computer I have to click on this Library thread, click on the news link, click on the last page number, and scroll all the way down. That's an awful lot of effort and load times on a tablet or phone. When it's stickied, all I do is click on the last page number (and then scroll). I would think you guys would want people to easily find out about things on sale so they get excited and go spend on gems :)

    For now you can bookmark it and there will be a notification noted on the globe icon each time it is updated and the notification takes you directly to that update.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Don't you have to be logged in for that? It sounds like the person is not logged in on the tablet or phone.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2019

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Don't you have to be logged in for that? It sounds like the person is not logged in on the tablet or phone.

    Yes, but I suppose being logged in on the tablet or phone is an option unless they are borrowing someone else's or don't trust being logged in on the device for some reason. If they can't log in on the device for some reason then yes it won't help.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Exactly this, I will not put my game password on my mobile devices. If the forum password were its own thing, sure, but I am keenly aware that phones and tablets are not secure. So no financial passwords, no game account passwords. Anyway, the News thread has been of great value and almost flawlessly maintained, so I'm surprised at it being unstickied.

    When it's a sticky I can quickly tell friends what it is and how to find it. When it's more complicated as described above, sure I can do it when I feel like it but it's not so easy to convince readers unaccustomed to using it to go to the bother. I'm sure ANet's losing some sales by letting it slip out of convenient view.

  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Stephane Lo Presti.7258 said:
    This is a good idea and I added it. I'm also unsticking the bottom 3 General threads (Gemstore items, GEMSTORE REQUESTS, QoL) because it's currently crowded

    The forum is looking MUCH better now. Those stickied topics were crowding the front page too much.

    How about some anti eyes bleeding options? Here's the direct link to the concept.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 6, 2019

    Is there any way to force this link to open to the first post instead of #latest?

    Edit: Meaning for 'this' thread, not in general. :) The way it is now, it opens to the latest posts, rather than the links in the first post.

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @notebene.3190 said:
    Is there any way to force this link to open to the first post instead of #latest?

    Edit: Meaning for 'this' thread, not in general. :) The way it is now, it opens to the latest posts, rather than the links in the first post.

    Agreed. Finding the gemstore news thread is taking longer and longer ... have to get to this thread, scroll to top, click on desired link, scroll to bottom. If the News link takes me to the top of the last News page, surely this link can take me to the top of this one. (Or, y'know, we could just get the News thread stickied again so one can tell at a glance that something new has been posted in it).

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @notebene.3190 said:
    Is there any way to force this link to open to the first post instead of #latest?

    Edit: Meaning for 'this' thread, not in general. :) The way it is now, it opens to the latest posts, rather than the links in the first post.

    An easy way to open this particular thread at the first post is to click the 'ArenaNet' icon, instead of the thread title.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 6, 2019

    There used to be a Sticky on topics such as 3rd-party apps and the use of macros, etc. I think it was a compilation of several thread dealing with policy on some issues; I can't find it. And the link to it I found in another thread yields a "Permission Problem".
    Perhaps, we could have that back, as well.

    Edit: I found the Macro Use thread, but not the 'library' thread it was in.
    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/65554/policy-macros-and-macro-use

    Oh, never mind. I forgot it was its own sub-forum now. Silly me.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you so much for re-sticking the Gemstore News thread! That thing is relevant daily, it really helps to have it immediately findable.

  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Way too many sticked topics again. This topic, ironically, is mostly dead weight - since all the "general" topics are already sticked, this doesn't have much of a purpose.

    If this topic will continue to be sticked, then the one about the "Wiki of Gold" project and the one about quality of life suggestions should be unsticked. Neither are the kind of thing people would try to find over and over again.

    How about some anti eyes bleeding options? Here's the direct link to the concept.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I disagree that it's way too many -- five of them don't fill up the screen. At least not on a monitor. I do agree that I don't need to come in here, now that the three useful stickies are where they should be. (For me those are: prime importance Gemstore News, useful for devs and to help keep down excessive individual threads Gemstore Suggestions and QoL Suggestions).

    But this thread is a useful spot to hold all the rules info. Just as with the Suggestions listed above, it's one link to point folks to if they need the knowledge.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Were the Gem Store, and other, Stickies un-stickied again?
    Or more Vanilla shenanigans?

  • @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    Were the Gem Store, and other, Stickies un-stickied again?
    Or more Vanilla shenanigans?

    Probably some time next week, as I want to give the Special Live Event thread bigger visibility for a while.


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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ahh, I thought that might be the case.
    Thanks for responding. :)

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    So Known Issues Tracker wasn't deemed worthy of place.. figures as no one seemed to consider it worthwhile keeping upto date any more.

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  • @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    So Known Issues Tracker wasn't deemed worthy of place.. figures as no one seemed to consider it worthwhile keeping upto date any more.

    The Known Issue Tracker is not on the forums, but on the Guild Wars 2 Knowledge Base (and there's a big red notice on the tracker page about us working on fixing the tracker; a manual update of some Known Issues was added at the top). This thread is only for information on and related to the Guild Wars 2 forums.


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  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The Known Issue Tracker is an important piece of documentation and absolutely should be included within the Forum if only to provide a direct link to it on the Knowledge Base.. but that doesn't even work when you click on it

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 27, 2019

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    The Known Issue Tracker is an important piece of documentation and absolutely should be included within the Forum if only to provide a direct link to it on the Knowledge Base.. but that doesn't even work when you click on it

    Isn't that because of the external link bug? That's a Vanilla issue rather than an Anet fault

    Or am I misunderstanding (likely after today)

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    The Known Issue Tracker is an important piece of documentation and absolutely should be included within the Forum if only to provide a direct link to it on the Knowledge Base.. but that doesn't even work when you click on it

    Already such a thing: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/73409/guild-wars-2-forum-the-library-bugs-game-forum-website

    And, as for links: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/992547/#Comment_992547

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    The Known Issue Tracker is an important piece of documentation and absolutely should be included within the Forum if only to provide a direct link to it on the Knowledge Base.. but that doesn't even work when you click on it

    Already such a thing: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/73409/guild-wars-2-forum-the-library-bugs-game-forum-website

    And, as for links: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/992547/#Comment_992547

    Inc, I know where it is.. and I know of the issue with Vanilla.
    The point I was making was that it is an important document that needs to be front and centre .. The Known Issue Tracker is in itself a library.
    Currently it is even more important to have it when there is a broken Vanilla issue

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 27, 2019

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @Bloodstealer.5978 said:
    The Known Issue Tracker is an important piece of documentation and absolutely should be included within the Forum if only to provide a direct link to it on the Knowledge Base.. but that doesn't even work when you click on it

    Already such a thing: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/73409/guild-wars-2-forum-the-library-bugs-game-forum-website

    And, as for links: https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/992547/#Comment_992547

    Inc, I know where it is.. and I know of the issue with Vanilla.
    The point I was making was that it is an important document that needs to be front and centre .. The Known Issue Tracker is in itself a library.
    Currently it is even more important to have it when there is a broken Vanilla issue

    I think the point Cedo was making is that the first link they provided is the front and centre of the bugs forum. It brings together all the stickies/useful links for bugs and problems (including the known tracker) in the same way this one does for general suggestions and the other subforums do for theirs.

    So it basically already is one of the library links - it's just in the more appropriate subforum

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Exactly. Each sub-forum has its own 'Library'.

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