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#1 icuurd12b42

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Doing some experimentation, we have found a means to quickly locate tutorials in the forum by using google and implementing our own tags


Each tags starts with GMC, followed by the description. All caps, no spaces, alphabetical characters only.

The benefit using the tags system is that it differentiates from regular terms found in the forum which usually results in a huge search result list.

Many tags can be included in a spoiler tag in order to help people find what they are looking for. Please limit the number of tags to include a main category and a few sub category.

Main Categories
GMCTUTORIAL
GMCENGINE

Sub Categories
GMCHTML5
GMCTOUCHSCREEN
GMC3D
GMCPLATFORM
GMCTOPDOWN
GMCISOMETRIC
GMCAI
GMCMOVEMENT
GMCPATHFINDING
GMCCOLLISION
GMCPROGRAMMING
GMCSURFACES
GMCGAMEMAKER
GMCGESTURE
GMCINI
GMCSAVING
GMCSERVER
GMCMMO

This example shows the tags for a tutorial about a 3d platform ai
GMCTUTORIAL GMCPLATFORM GMC3D GMCAI


Using the spoiler hides the tags from view and the list helps us visually though it is not crucial to the functioning of the feature Looks like the spoiler prevents google from finding it Wrong again it just delays the process

A tutorial about gesture recognition
http://www.lmgtfy.co...L" "GMCGESTURE"

You may add your own GMCtag if you find none of the suggested here are appropriate. Notify us of the new tag so we can add it in the list above.

Note that google needs to index the site before it can search and find new tutorials.

Now google can be used to perform a strict search using the tags and the site:gmc.yoyogames.com, like this example shows

http://lmgtfy.com/?q...c.yoyogames.com
*This should start to work in a few days as of Feb 14, 2011

You can use the forum search feature as well for immediate confirmation that your tags work
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#2 icuurd12b42

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:54 PM

Looks like the spoiler tag prevents Google from seeing the text.
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#3 icuurd12b42

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:51 PM

actually, the spoiler only seem to delay the data mining.

Also, note the use of the quotes
"GMCTUTORIAL"

which forces google not to make any guess as what it thinks I'm trying to type. because the tags are unique (ATM) to the GMC, there is no need to use the site: feature either


http://www.lmgtfy.co...L" "GMCGESTURE"
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#4 ev149

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:15 AM

Perhaps we could have a GMCSTUDIO tag so it would be easier to find tutorials meant for GM:S.
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#5 Sir

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

GMCANDROID and GMCIOS would also be usefull, when tuts start popping up for those platforms as well. :thumbsup:
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#6 icuurd12b42

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Just add them in, start using them. any suggestion is good as long as it makes sense..
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#7 TeamSteeve

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:23 AM

Just add them in, start using them. any suggestion is good as long as it makes sense..

Just add them in where? In a post in this topic and in the tutorial topic?
It would be good if you could put the tags that people want to use in the list that you've posted so people can easily see which tags they could already use in their tutorials and which tags people should search for when looking for a tutorial.

E.G. I could search for GMCNETWORKING, but I see that's not in your list so I assume that won't give me a result. Instead I could search for the GMCMMO and/or GMCSERVER tags in your list, which might give me the result I'm looking for.
Without a consolidated list, everyone could just use a bunch of different (but similar) tags, which would negate the whole purpose of using them. :confused:/>

Edited by TeamSteeve, 12 February 2013 - 03:26 AM.

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#8 Boysano

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:04 PM

How about a pinned topic for tutorial requests, and a tag : GMCTUTREQUEST


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#9 icuurd12b42

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:30 AM

I actually just made the pinned topic, I think the tag would be superfluous.


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