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Where should the Atari-forum FAQ be located?

Here in the Atari-Forum.
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27%
In the Atari-forum Wiki.
10
67%
Elsewhere (I have replied with my suggestion).
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

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POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby RetroGamerUK » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:15 pm

It seems the Forum is going to get a FAQ after all, thanks to all those who voted :wink:
As requested by Dal, here's the Poll to vote on and discuss where the Atari-forum FAQ should be located.
Perhaps this would also be a good place to discuss which items / subjects or info should be covered by the FAQ?

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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby RetroGamerUK » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:36 pm

Haha I like how someone's voted "elsewhere" but not actually suggested an alternative :lol:

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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby 1024MAK » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:21 pm

I think the main Atari "FAQ" (sorry, still hate the term, does anyone have a better name to suggest?) should be formed in the wiki.
However, as a feeder for it I still like my suggestion:-
1024MAK wrote: I agree that the forum itself would not be a very good place for a FAQ section as a long term thing. However, is it possible (and do we want) a sub-forum available for newbies to ask simple questions. They could then be answered. If it is a subject where there is no suitable answer on the wiki, this could be then be pointed out and hopefully a member would then update the wiki. In any event the topic in the sub-forum would be deleted say 28 days later. Thereby keeping the sub-forum "clean"...

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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby wongck » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:14 am

Look at this post viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20679&start=50#p183232
It will be a nightmare. 8O

BUT hey... never mind because the ADMINISTRATORS have just volunteered.
:megaphone: Mighty nice of them to do so. :thumbs:
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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby wongck » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:20 am

RetroGamerUK wrote:Haha I like how someone's voted "elsewhere" but not actually suggested an alternative :lol:


:lol: May be the person thinks it repeating.
Look at the other polls, I can pick at least 2 mentions of other places. I think there are more out there.
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20679#p182546
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=20679&start=75#p183293

They are great, because someone else is maintaining them. :cheers:
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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby RetroGamerUK » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:40 am

I think this is why Dal requested this poll, to get an idea of the most popular potential location for the FAQ...

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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby jruark56 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:50 pm

I voted for the Wiki because I agree with Dal. The Wiki is the more easily update-able platform. It would be necessary to re-establish the link at the forum header and use an appropriately worded link. Would it be possible/desirable to have new users automatically sent to the proper location in the Wiki on first login after registration?

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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby spiny » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:17 am

well, the wrong place is yet -another- sticky thread in the hardware forum.

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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby wongck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:24 am

spiny wrote:well, the wrong place is yet -another- sticky thread in the hardware forum.

oops Already done over there.... take a look.
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Re: POLL: Where should the atari-forum FAQ be located

Postby SofiST » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:26 pm

Case closed. In any case I will start interactive FAQ on my forum.


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