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Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?

by jacques (Priest)
on Jul 07, 2005 at 22:44 UTC ( #473271=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I want to voice my support for changing the link to say "FAQ" instead of "Q&A" in section links nest.

I think most people are quicker to recognize the meaning of "FAQ" than "Q&A".

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Re: Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?
by jbrugger (Parson) on Jul 08, 2005 at 04:42 UTC
    First i wanted to argue about your suggestion to say the Q&A section is the Categorized Questions and Answers section and not a FAQ...
    But then again the section itself is clear about it: This area is for frequently asked and answered questions.
    So next to the argument you gave, next to the fact that it actually is the FAQ area, i have to agree, so jacques++...

    "We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise." - Larry Wall.
Re: Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?
by PhilHibbs (Hermit) on Jul 08, 2005 at 11:12 UTC
    I disagree. FAQ has a different meaning to Q&A, and quickly reaching an incorrect conclusion is not preferable to slowly reaching the correct one.
Re: Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?
by bradcathey (Prior) on Jul 08, 2005 at 14:08 UTC

    IMHO, Q&A is more clear than FAQs. In Webdom, FAQs are usually questions about a particular site, or a topic related to the operation of the site. I say just leave it.

    (if anything, I'd like to see the Q&As fashioned into tutorials about those topics)

    "The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot
      How about "Perl FAQ" vs. ( "PM FAQ" or "PerlMonks FAQ" )?
Re: Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?
by Arunbear (Prior) on Jul 08, 2005 at 10:26 UTC

      "Perl FAQs". And "PerlMonks FAQ" should probably be "PerlMonks site FAQ".

      - tye        

Re: Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?
by Cap'n Steve (Friar) on Jul 10, 2005 at 05:20 UTC
    I agree. Q&A implies more interactivity. It would make sense to rename "Seekers of Perl Wisdom" Q&A, but the current Q&A section even labels itself a FAQ.
Re: Perhaps Q&A should be changed to FAQ?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jul 08, 2005 at 21:38 UTC
    Everyone and their little brother have FAQs on their sites. We Are The Perl Monks; We Are Special! We have Q&A!

    Let's keep the Q&A. Thank you!

    Now back to our regular programming.


    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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