First, these guides represents different type of lists which people need.And i saw many people saying these guides are helpful…Maybe some of them are alike …But from my point of view, they really helped me…That’s my opinion…Second you mentioned my guide two time even it’s not related with lists…And saying that it is a list in the title was a fault and it was corrected…It’s Dynamic image view
I really like your idea but the thing is even-though all the topics you quoted looks similar but there are some uniqueness in every topic(it may be big/small, it may be in UI, It may be in logic, etc). In this case every topic creator wants that this uniqueness should be represented in his/her own way separately. Also everyone wants that there should be atleast one topic representing their own work and where he/she can solve doubts related solely to that topic. And hence they create the topic.
Moreover every topic comes up with queries or doubts. Now in this case if all the topics would get merged then it will create chaos of questions/doubts and no one will able discuss/receive a satisfactory answer. Just imagine you have some doubt with list views created by Maayur. Now you have asked Maayur about this in the topic. Meanwhile Zia would answer someone’s query that was asked related to suppose Custom dynamic Circular Image Icon list. In this case everyone will receive unnecessary notifications.
This is not the case with the topic related to UI because in that topic everyone is free to show their creativity. The asking of doubt and other similar things is negligible there.
If you go through each topic(which you have already did) then you may see that even though logic is same but arrangement of blocks is different. So we can even learn from that
Tell me if in future when you complete the tab animation, if you feel that you want create a guide for that, then will you choose that same topic(related to UI creativity) for updating the guide? or will you create a different and unique topic where you can mention all the hard work you did, all the logic you applied, etc? Of course you would choose the second option.
Likewise whenever a new topic is created, it comes with some explanation, some unique content which is necessary to be represented seperately. For example suppose I have created a topic on list. Now while writing about that topic I will not say that as this have similar logic of Maayur’s, so please visit that topic linked above if you want details and explaination. I ofcourse need to explain what I did, how I did, etc
I am not saying about helping others because in that matter Kodular community stands above all the similar communities. What I am telling is of representation, content, explaination, etc which would not be possible if all the topics get merged…
There’s a difference between a guide and a showcase. Users look for guides expecting a set of steps they can follow and a place where they can ask questions about said guide. A showcase is different in that it can contain multiple pieces on display where the discussion can be about more than one piece at once.
By merging all guides into a single topic, we risk making it harder for the user to follow along. While the core logic of all such guides might be similar (using dynamic components, JSON/dictionary data structures, etc), they are not identical. That is an important distinction because users cannot switch from one guide to another midway as they are not interoperable. IMO, having all guides in a single thread only makes it more confusing. We’re already seeing this in the dynamic extension megathread where multiple queries get mushed into one linear thread.
That’s is the work of Guides.
I think you can publish a guide if you created something new and can be helpful to others.
Above idiom fits best on some 'so called ’ YouTubers who create apps using these guides and post aia on YouTube.
But their first priority should be to teach viewer that how a particular thing works.
I think @Vaibhav already explained well, and @Vishwas mentioned why it can’t be merged. let’s not go further. There are meanings for heaving those guides and hope there is no need of further explanation.
Those topics might look similar, but the logic/blocks are way different.
Thank you for your idea btw.