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    Question about making guides! (Opinions please :D )

    Just wondering, is there any preference over written guides or videos with a voiceover?

    Also, is there any reason that someone shouldn't do a voiceover in their guides?

    Please post your answer (with reasoning is nice but not necessary )!

    Thanks

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with talking in your video guide. In fact, Joe encourages it in his Youtube video contest:

    http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.p...R-REP-HERE!%29

    As long as you can clearly and concisely explain the steps for whatever your topic is I'd say go for it. ^^

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    Personally I'm a big fan of (well done) written guides over the videos.
    Especially if it's not a game guide which really needs video half the time.


    I prefer to be able to skip around and be able to quickly skim over what I already know about a topic, and I always find it awk when something that could be explained so easily "on paper" is given a video with some person clicking around their screen and being like "uhhhh uhh and this".

    Personal preference but w.e

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    Quote Originally Posted by boardwalks View Post
    I prefer to be able to skip around and be able to quickly skim over what I already know about a topic, and I always find it awk when something that could be explained so easily "on paper" is given a video with some person clicking around their screen and being like "uhhhh uhh and this".
    Yes. This.

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    I think video guides are better for anything that is hard to explain and easy to mess up, but written guides are better for anything that is easy and straightforward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliaxo View Post
    I think video guides are better for anything that is hard to explain and easy to mess up, but written guides are better for anything that is easy and straightforward.
    I'm not sure if he/she means the following:

    Video guides with talking to do explaining
    Video guides with text to do explaining
    Or just written guides on CK in general...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Federation View Post
    I'm not sure if he/she means the following:

    Video guides with talking to do explaining
    Video guides with text to do explaining
    Or just written guides on CK in general...
    I'm not really sure either but oh well, if I'm watching a video guide I prefer when people have a voice over but also instructions in the description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliaxo View Post
    I'm not really sure either but oh well, if I'm watching a video guide I prefer when people have a voice over but also instructions in the description.
    Also a good idea.

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