@baronaatista - In my opinion, I think it's necessary to make those pages. Yes, the information is all there when I looked closer after asking you and Dreadflopps but the first time I tried looking for the patches I couldn't find the ones required by the LOOT rules and when looking for instructions to merge the patch in the modular page, everything written there was all over the place that I have a hard time finding what I need. I couldn't tell if this one is part of SR:LE or none at all. I had to read more than once to understand what's going on to no avail. It may be a lot of work to improve but it's worth it anyway. If I were in his shoes, I would've done that. I'm not saying it's his fault for not trying to clarify his instructions as I can see that he's busy in real life. I'd rather put in more work than have people ask me many questions in my forum thread in regards to the instructions. I would rather answer the less predictable questions.
From there, it is in the hands and responsibility of the user to install his pack properly should he choose to deviate from my instructions I have say, spent couple of months making. I'm only trying to send these suggestions because he kindly asked us to do so. You said one yourself that following the instructions to merge your own patch was somewhat confusing at first right? But now you understand after a couple minutes or more. I feel that if Dreadflopps used my suggestions, it will take less time for one user to understand the newer instructions because he/she doesn't have to scroll over the entire page just to find what their looking for. In the eyes of a normal user reading Dreadflopps current instructions for merging patches, it will probably confuse him too much that he'd feel too discouraged to continue following through the steps. He might even forget about installing it altogether. Sure he could ask in the forums for some help but what if the author never responds because he's too busy or doesn't care anymore? Yes you'll say that this kind of hand holding is unnecessary but asking questions in a forum because of lack of clarifications is much worse than hand holding. The kind of saying I usually remember is "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Even if Dreadflopps can't spare enough time and effort to use my suggestions, us having a conversation in this forum thread in regards to the modular patches is enough that users reading this will understand what's going on and that they'll at least know what to do when installing one of the STEP packs. I believe the source of the confusion on the modular patch page and the packs themselves is a combination of absence, slightly outdated information, slight forgetfulness and lack of organization. It seems Dreadflopps is in the middle of updating packs written by predecessors such as Garfink for Skyrim Gameplay Rebalance pack but stopped every now and then. From there, we could say that there's nothing we could do about it except wait while we send suggestions to him and let him capitalize on them as he wishes. Even if the Modular patches are temporary, I'm sure he'll try to make good use of our suggestions for the next updates of his pack if he has time of course. Again, I don't blame Dreadflopps for not being clear enough in his instructions or not having enough time to work on the packs. In fact, I'm just a guy who had to speak up because no one else did. If not for me, someone else later would have done it.
Speaking of suggestions, I'm reading yours right now. It seems you've made some tweaks but it's still the same as the current version.
Although I haven't installed the SR:LE pack so forgive me if I seem a bit biased because of that but that whole information above could easily be put in a page and specifically in Installing more than one pack or all of them under Merging your own patch. Maybe it's more fitting for it to stay there than out in the open in the modular patches page. I get that the purpose of his modular patches is to provide compatibility with all packs including SR:LE, STEP or both but I still feel my suggestion is necessary for this. If only the information under Patches above made mention about the packs, it would've made sense for me. The way I'm seeing it is that it assumes I'm trying to install every pack+SR:LE/STEP. Everything here in this page seems involving while there's nothing I'm trying to look for at the same time.
As for 2. Other mods, it's like the information popped out of nowhere and I got stuck wondering if it's related or not. Yes I understand that it's for instructions on how to reinstall the mods below it to create compatibility for Falskaar and Wyrmstooth. Overall, the best way to describe everything I saw in the page is that it's like watching a certain tv show only for a completely different and unrelated tv show to come up afterwards without a proper conclusion to the previous one. The tv show I was watching before would be the pack page I was reading until the instructions under Patches while this completely different and unrelated tv show would happen to be the modular patches page I read next as I continue to peer my eyes on the tv to see what happens next during the show before my surprise. While saying all this, I'm referring to both the original version and your tweak version since their format is the same. Sorry if this makes you disagree otherwise.
What I understand now after speaking to both you and Dreadflopps is that the zip file I downloaded contained patches made by him to provide flexibility between mods and between packs. The file 'STEP Core - SGR Casual.esp' under the LOOT rules never existed the first time I saw it and that the zip file I have now is meant to be a replacement for that. Only that I have to choose the patches and that there are instructions provided for it even though it wasn't very clear. The pack page was very good until the LOOT rules and Patches.
This one below is slightly modified to avoid redundancy and serve as a temporary guide for using the modular patches until updated.
Below is an example page loaded for the link Installing a single pack only under Merging your own patch
Hopefully the example above is more satisfying than the previous if this is meant to reduce work load and again serve as a temporary guide for using the modular patches until updated. Even after, you might still think that there's nothing wrong with instructions and that they're laid out correctly. I agree that the information is there, just not directly and properly...In fact, some information is missing to understand another information present there. Like I said, the source of the confusion on the modular patch page and the packs themselves is a combination of absence, slightly outdated information, slight forgetfulness and lack of organization. Even Dreadflopps himself admits that the instructions are confusing for the reasons I mentioned above. I don't know about you and what ability you possess in life but I do things systematically especially if I'm an author of a pack. If I am so, I would write guides not just for few guys like you but for at least everyone. Sure, you yourself is able to figure out the packs and patch merging and that's cool but not everyone can see the same as you do so you have to keep that in mind especially if you're the author of a pack. The guide for installing STEP 22.214.171.124 exceeds my expectations when it comes to the quality of instructions that all I have to do is read something twice and carefully if I don't understand one of the parts and yet I've already installed it long ago. Again even if Dreadflopps won't make any changes at the moment, someone confused about the modular patches will come to this thread and understand what to do after reading.
I'm not demanding to Dreadflopps that he should choose my suggestions over everyone's and improve the pages immediately as you thought so I don't know why you're speaking for him when it's up to him to do what he likes. After speaking to both of you, I realized what's going on with Dreadflopps situation and again I don't blame him for having me resort to asking here in this thread. It's not like I'm one of those keyboard warrior brats with shorter impulses you see in most social medias including Nexus. I think Dreadflopps is smarter than us in terms of modding, compatibility and testing despite the flaws he thinks he has and the flaws we see in his packs and I thank him for using his abilities to help us out. Again I posted a few suggestions because Dreadflopps kindly asked us to do so. I'm just doing those in order to help out Dreadflopps and at least the STEP community as a whole.