Huge Request.....Glossary

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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:48 pm

I would love to see a glossary / dictionary of terms used in construct on this site. All inclusive, and alphabetized. I think it would benefit a bunch of folks. Also the "How do I" section is OK with all the links, but the time it takes to read through every forum post on a thread to find a specific answer is very frustrating.
I'm not really asking Ash or Tom to do it, but perhaps we can set up one collectively.
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:52 pm

@Auntie Val
Can you give us some examples of what terms you think should be in a glossary?

Which are specific to C2 and which are general gaming/computing terms?
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:11 pm

@ Velojet
I think it should encompass just about every term within construct, as well as other programming terms that may have similar meanings yet different translations. When I do a site search for something, say like "boolean", a site search currently links to every thread with the word "boolean" in it. I would like quicker access to a what it ACTUALLY means and what it does. It would also be cool if these dictionary topics could contain links where users may wish to post a link to capx showing how the term can be used. Yes there may be various descriptions throughout the website, but not everyone has the time to go on a wild goose chase.
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:17 pm

Did you try a new "manual search"?
Tom recently updated manual section and adds search - searching only in the manual, and after testing it out I must say it works quite well.
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:22 pm

Maybe you could create a topic entitled 'Glossary' and it could be a group effort to build one. Not sure if that would work, but it's a thought!
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:33 pm

@aindovin
That is what I was hoping for, but I'm not really sure how to keep it all on one page, like the "how do I" section is layed out. Auntie Val2012-10-05 20:37:03
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:37 pm

Well, maybe go to the proper Forum topic area.
I would maybe start it in 'Construct 2 General'
(go to link below)

http://www.scirra.com/forum/construct-2-general_forum31.html

Then click the 'New Topic' button in the upper left.
It's right to the left of 'Show Topics' dropdown box.

There might be a better place to put it, but that's my first guess.

(Now going to back to try to find the pirate princess...grrrr)
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:38 pm

You know, give the Topic Title 'Glossary' and say something like

"Hi all! I would like to start a game glossary. Maybe everyone could contribute to those who have questions on what words mean here.

Here are some I have questions on...." etc
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:44 pm

I can start a topic and thread, but how do you make it editable by everyone? So everything can be within one post.
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Post » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:48 pm

I don't think you can do that. Maybe you can compile the responses and keep editing the original thread?

I'm sure someone could offer better ideas.
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