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Re: Highlighting the Q&A

by Fletch (Chancellor)
on Mar 12, 2008 at 13:59 UTC ( #673736=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Highlighting the Q&A

I don't like FAQ or any variation thereon myself (that niche being quite solidly occupied by perlfaq* and reusing the name would be confusing ("You should have looked that up in the FAQ?" "I did, I used supersearch and everything!" "No, the real FAQ. perldoc -q "weasel ears". Geesh. *noob*")).

Perhaps change the link from "Q&A" to "How do I ...", emphasizing the fact that it's a problem-solution driven section?

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Re^2: Highlighting the Q&A
by igelkott (Priest) on Mar 12, 2008 at 16:02 UTC
    Perhaps change the link from "Q&A" to "How do I ..."

    That sounds like a good name -- certainly better than mine.

    A variation on that could be "How-To", or whatever the fashionable form is now a days.

      If it wasn't a book title already, I'd suggest "Perl Cookbook"; I see "cookbook" used this way fairly often. "PerlMonks Cookbook"? "Monastery Cookbook"? "Code Cookbook"? None seem quite right, but maybe someone will have a better idea.
        May I submit Recipes for your consideration? It ought to catch the attention of the newbie. It is "Cookbook"-related. And it intimates that if you follow the directions, you'll actually get what you want.

        My only hesitation is I don't know how or if it makes sense to the non-US English speakers.

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