On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 07:52 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> That would mean getting Max, to agree to his faq becoming merged
> main site, and of less importance
> Boy were there troubles I remember when trying to sort this out at the
project (I used to be the unofficial FAQ maintainer
> too...) There were just sadly about three other competing ideas when the
> merger came and no one seemed to agree on anything useful it'd seem
This is my biggest personal concern. I don't want our Big Fedora Ax to
takeover the good work done by others. I don't see a need to compete in
a doc niche unless there is a need. Such as the existing docs are worth
Personally, I think let's use community resources where possible.
FedoraForum is a good example...
> > ignore
> > it and let it continue as it is. any other ideas?
> If Max is happy with what he does, I say lets point to it. We should
> decentralise as much as possible (we can have a faq on our site, but we
> should allow for unofficial faqs)
> Now back to ubuntuguide. The step-by-step guide _really_ does help new
> users to Fedora (well, Ubuntu in that case). If someone's interested,
> something like that should happen with the faq
> BTW, I'm not sure if Max read's this list, but at some stage someone on
> the Steering Committee (docs) should contact him
Good idea, we want the connection done properly. However, if there is
anyone who wants to be the writer in charge of such a derivation, that
would be a Good Think to Know. I don't want to start such discussions
without someone committed to doing the work we agree upon.
Maybe even asking Max to be the maintainer, it might be a lot better
IIRC, he has a team already...
I don't think we can possibly replace fedorafaq.org
. I know we
want to. I would be concerned that our derivation would draw people
that need to be there instead. It would be awkward
to have a huge "Tip" at the start of our FAQ that then vaguely suggests
searching somewhere else for answers if you can't find them here.
Especially if our FAQ became highly ranked.
Exactly. We don't want to replace it, because we can't replace it fully.
So maybe just a pointer that there are _other community resources_ out
there, and mention some possibly useful google searches
We let page rank do the rest for us ;-)
Colin Charles, byte(a)aeon.com.my
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win." -- Mohandas Gandhi