How to Add Flags to a Guide
Flags are markers that tell your fellow community members important information about the state of a page. They are prominently displayed at the top of the page to inform the reader. You can add flags to guide categories, wiki pages, and guides.
Flags have three primary purposes:
- To indicate content that needs improvement in a specific area.
- To mark "stub pages" that are incomplete and need to be written or expanded.
- To identify classes of content in a way that is useful to users, like "In Progress" for things that aren’t quite finished yet or "Featured Student Guide" for guides created by Alumni of our Tech Writing Program that our staff have found exceptional.
Adding flags to pages automatically adds them to the Contribute page, a list of site pages that need improvement and are waiting for other community members to push up their sleeves and get to work!
Types of Flags
Dare To Repair <DARE_TO_REPAIR>
This guide is a Dare To Repair Contest submission.
Medical Equipment <GUIDE_BIOMED>
Neither iFixit nor this repair guide is endorsed by or affiliated with the medical device manufacturer.
In Progress <GUIDE_IN_PROGRESS>
This guide is a work in progress. Reload periodically to see the latest changes!
Member-Contributed Guide <GUIDE_USER_CONTRIBUTED>
An awesome member of our community made this guide. It is not managed by iFixit staff.
Featured Guide <GUIDE_STARRED>
This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.
Featured Student Guide <GUIDE_FEATURED_STUDENT>
This guide has been the hard work of our awesome students and is found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.
Missed a Step <GUIDE_MISSING_STEPS>
Oops! This guide is currently missing some important steps.
Needs More Images <GUIDE_MISSING_IMAGES>
A few more images would make this guide's procedures crystal clear.
Grammar Police <GUIDE_GRAMMAR_ERRORS>
Embrace your inner English teacher and help improve this guide's grammar!
Needs Better Images <GUIDE_LOUSY_PICTURES>
Better photos will improve this guide. Help out by taking, editing, or uploading new ones!
Markup Mishap <GUIDE_MARKUP_PROBLEMS>
This guide needs better markups. Help out by correcting or making some markup annotations.
Better coordination with markups and the color/type of bullets will help make this guide more clear!
Step Trimmer <GUIDE_UNNECESSARY_STEPS>
This guide has unnecessary steps. Trim them to be more concise!
Missing Prerequisites <GUIDE_MISSING_PREREQUISITES>
This guide is missing information on how to start the process. Make a prerequisite guide!
Mismatched Prerequisites <GUIDE_INCORRECT_PREREQUISITES>
This guide does not have a proper prerequisite guide. Help match it to its ideal partner by finding it or writing one!
Inconsistent Images <GUIDE_INCONSISTENT_IMAGES>
Updating the images on this guide to be more consistent with the prerequisites would increase its awesomeness.
Confusing Text <GUIDE_INCORRECT_TEXT>
Some of this guide's text is confusing, duplicated, or off-topic. Clarify it by editing!
Incorrect Tools <GUIDE_INCORRECT_TOOLS>
Help make this guide better by using the correct tools in images and/or text.
Action Shots <GUIDE_IMPROPER_ACTION>
Be an action hero! This guide needs images that better demonstrate how to perform specific actions.
Prerequisite Only <GUIDE_PREREQ_ONLY>
Please note that this guide is only a prerequisite for other guides.
Request Guide Deletion <GUIDE_DELETE>
This guide will be reviewed by admins for deletion.
Student In Progress <STUDENT_OWNED>
This guide is being worked on by hardworking students.
Better Introduction <INTRODUCTION_ISSUES>
Improve this guide by completing or revising its introduction.
Slice and Dice <GUIDE_SPLIT_PREREQ>
The steps in this guide should be split up and made into a series of prerequisite guides.
Worn Wear <GUIDE_PATAGONIA>
Patagonia and iFixit are celebrating the stories we wear by collaborating to provide guides for Patagonia's most popular apparel repairs.
Archived Guide <GUIDE_ARCHIVED>
This guide is retained solely for historical purposes. Use the updated version of the guide to perform your repair.
Scenic Route <GUIDE_INCORRECT_PROCEDURE>
This guide's procedure isn't the most efficient way to get the job done, but still may be useful in some circumstances.
Missing Details <NO_DETAILS>
Some of this guide's details are missing. Help users by adding tools, difficulty, or time.
Needs Transcription <TRANSCRIBE>
This guide is in video form only. Help make it more accessible by transcribing each action of the procedure into a separate step and adding photos.