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FAQ node.

by zigster (Hermit)
on Feb 13, 2001 at 19:17 UTC ( #58128=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Having chilled at the monastery for a while now I am seeing the same nodes come up again and again. Now this is mainly because newbies dont know about super search and the basic search engine is quite weak. So hows about getting the supersearch a link on the main page? In addition hows about setting up a page (poss in the library) of reference nodes. Nodes that provide particulary good answers, or answers to common questions. Our respected monks could then file a node into this library for newbies (and not so new(bies)) 1 to examine later.
1 Is this a trait restricted to CS ppl? Requiring that brackets be correctly matched in english.


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Re: FAQ Node
by footpad (Monsignor) on Feb 13, 2001 at 21:36 UTC
      i think this is a really strong idea... i could have used something of this sort when i first joined, and in fact, still could...

      having a helpful "user manual" to PM as well as a jump on nodes that could be useful to the new PM, could save many -- votes and hours of embarrassment and frustration... plus having a plethora of PMs who know how to get the most from PM would, de facto, raise the base level of what was being discussed on nodes and elsewhere...

      ++, footpad...

      THANK YOU footpad!!!! This node just became the first node to be added to my personal nodelet.

      puts chalk away and walks away from the board, eager to study again

Re: FAQ node.
by PsychoSpunk (Hermit) on Feb 13, 2001 at 20:23 UTC
    Do you mean like the link in the leftovers nodelet?


      Mayhaps it could be made more prominenter, tho?

      Philosophy can be made out of anything. Or less -- Jerry A. Fodor

      What leftovers node? I just searched for it and got a node I dont have access too.


        nodeLET. It is on the right-hand side of your browser window (for most browsers). Most (all?) nodelets have a node that defines them but you can't access that node (even though you can see most nodelets) unless you are one of the gods.

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[perldigious]: I used to live at the top of a very steep hill stevieb, I can relate to the video. Literally used to have to build up momentum and try to force my vehicle to make it up the hill to park in my driveway properly... didn't always make it.
[choroba]: Why don't they use tire chains?
[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)
[perldigious]: That stuff can hit fast... like what we just got where I'm at. Saw a few people who had slid OUT of the roundabout I have to drive through to get to work, not used to the ice yet, take awhile to get the hang of it again and make vehicle adjustments.
[stevieb]: man, when the roads are glare ice, I don't even bother going to work or out... unless I absolutely have to, or was already out in the first place
[choroba]: Tire chains are mandatory here in mountains, and the only unprepared each year are gritters
[stevieb]: I have a 3 day winter survival kit in my vehicle in the event I get snowed in in the mountains (which has happened before due to avalanches closing the roads (and once in the summer due to a massive forest fire that trapped us
[perldigious]: a handful of people in my work area did not make it, but I live pretty close and it's flat the whole way, so I didn't have any trouble. The roundabout is the worst thing I have to negotiate.
[thezip]: G'day all!

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