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Possible Reference forum?

By jobeard
Feb 8, 2008
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  1. A great deal of the site is problem oriented -- a great service to the community.

    There is a percentage of threads that are more reference and fyi related.
    It might add to the usability of the site to add reference materials as a high-level forum.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,343   +622

  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Just a thought...should those be moved/referenced in the Guides & Solved Issues forum? Maybe have 1 sticky with links to each one of the threads you stated, and more.

    That's probably not a bad idea though. Gather all good threads relating to some broad areas of interest.
     
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +646

    I agree that was the reason why we created the Guides & Solved Issues forum, however we need people to promote those threads for inclusion first ;)
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,343   +622

    Then I nominate those cited above. I'm sure there's lots of others that are noteworthy.
     
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

  7. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    Nice job - How did you do this

    As they say in the vernacular, it is a very daunting task to separate the fly <expletive> from the pepper.

    Pinning threads in "Guides & Solved Issues" is a good way to focus help for recurring problem themes. Keyword searching has limitations when it comes to the volume of text stored on bulletin board (basically a chat medium). Transforming vague symptoms to a specific help involves the ability/knack of everyone participating to guide seekers to the knowledge contain herein. Using "Guides & Solved Issues" populated with structured threads (meaning absent extraneous postings) is a move to manually construct a knowledge base.

    Does anyone know how fat of a wallet that Julio is sitting on? T-cubed [my expression for Time*Talent*Tools] is needed to add a knowledge base management system to all the data that is collected here.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,343   +622

    Nicely said :)

    I would opt for a single Solution per thread, edited for clarity and completeness.

    Choice of thread title can be problematic; ie: my title may not match your thought pattern.
     

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