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Re^3: Q&A area should look more like the tutorial area

by tye (Sage)
on Mar 09, 2005 at 18:26 UTC ( #437995=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I'd keep the current sections but add a Tutorials-like table of contents for a significant subset of the questions. But someone has got to regularly update such a thing. Are you volunteering? (Just asking, and not pointedly.)

There are tons of things that need to be done to CatQ+A to make it work well as a FAQ repository. Several times I've seen one or more of these changes get started but they have never really kept traction. Too much maintenance work is required for most of them.

In some ways, no matter how well-done CatQ+A becomes, there will always be new guests who don't make use of it and post questions that are well-answered there. And in some ways, CatQ+A is just not close enough to the focus of PerlMonks.

- tye        

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Re^4: Q&A area should look more like the tutorial area
by jbrugger (Parson) on Mar 09, 2005 at 18:47 UTC
    Well, i'd like to add something to the community, so if something has to be done, i'm willing to help. I'm not sure if i can promise it on a daily base though (work and family to take care of), but at least weekly or twice a week.
Re^4: Q&A area should look more like the tutorial area
by 5mi11er (Deacon) on Mar 09, 2005 at 19:24 UTC
    Yes, I would also be willing to help. Provided there were tools, or it were possible to create and use tools to help create and update a table of contents or index. Manually editing by hand, continuously? Yuck.

    OTOH, how busy is the Q&A area? Manual might not be that bad for now... But if it became a more frequently visited area, it might become busy...

    So, knowing very little (nothing?) about the back end of PM, is tool creation possible? Easy? Other?

    -Scott

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