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#1 2002-10-31 06:35 PM

Anonymous
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Registered: 2002-04-16
Posts: 24

Re: forum bad idea for a faq

I can't even start to count the reasons why using a forum is a bad idea for a faq. i hope you start maintaining a text only version.

oktay@freelinuxcd.org

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#2 2002-10-31 06:37 PM

Anonymous
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Registered: 2002-04-16
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Re: forum bad idea for a faq

i think what you should be going for is a Wiki

(see squirrelmail documentation on the web)

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#3 2002-10-31 09:05 PM

mlampkin
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Registered: 2002-06-12
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Re: forum bad idea for a faq

Okay... you know, it SEEMED like a good idea at the time...  simply because a lot of the sections need updates / corrections etc. ... and the forum idea seemed to facilitate it...

But I agree... that (among other things) it is more of a pain to find things...  that even though the questions WERE put in, in order ~ the breakup into "msgs" makes it a bit confusing... 

Maybe I'll make the suggestion to the other guys that we do maintain a completely flat form as the first / intro msg in the faq stuff... open the individual msgs / topics a la forum (so folks can add items / within reason)... and do periodic updates of the flat form...

Gotta realize there is a time thing going on here for us too... so don't come back in a day or two and yell if it isn't done... ;-)

Michael


"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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#4 2002-10-31 11:07 PM

RobSeace
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From: Boston, MA
Registered: 2002-06-12
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Re: forum bad idea for a faq

Well, I think the FAQ proper IS still available in [url=http://www.developerweb.net/sock-faq/flatfaq.php]simple flat
format[/url], as well as plain text format, isn't it??

The only problem is that it isn't updated at all, anymore...  The main
problem that moving here was supposed to solve (and has) is to
make managing the constant influx of new questions more managable...
On the old site, the new questions were just overwhelming the real
FAQ content, and the same questions were repeated over and over,
because information was so impossible to find...  This place makes a
much better forum (no pun intended ;-)) for that sort of new Q&A type
of discussion...

Then, the idea was that we could easily pick and choose among the
more commonly occuring questions and answers, and at some point,
designate them as worthy of moving into the actual FAQ proper, thereby
keeping that up to date, too...  I'm not sure how well that'll work... ;-)
But, it's certainly a hell of a lot more feasable over here than it was
at the old page, anyway... *shrug*

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