[mythtv-users] Please shut up!

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 14:34:54 UTC 2007

On 1/29/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2007, at 6:32 AM, Edward Coffey wrote:
> >  If you want to put a stop to repetitive questions you need a
> > one-stop-shop for answers, which as far as I'm concerned should be the
> > Wiki.
> Pretty much what I've been thinking. If I'd put even a tenth the
> effort into creating/editing WiKi pages as I have into OT posts I
> think we'd all be a lot better off.
> The WiKi is not a perfect format, but it is what we have and I for
> one plan to set some time aside to work on improving it.
> One problem I have seen with WiKi entries is that it is sometimes
> difficult to know to what Myth versions, installations techniques,
> hardware setups and the like they refer to. perhaps some sort of
> standardized header to let readers know immediately if this entry
> refers to their particular setup or not might help ?
> This sort of problem is not unique to this list, it is often faster
> and easier to do something than to document what you have done, or
> quicker to dash of a fast reply than to look up the previous post
> with the same information. I plead guilty on all counts.
> But identifying the problem is certainly the first step. Anyone who
> feels "tread upon" by reasonable suggestions should get a thicker
> skin, please keep treading :-)

It would be nice if the Wiki main page had a link to gossamer (even a
mention of the mailing list does not currently exist?!) and it would
be AWESOME if it had a search box that searched gossamer.

As for version'ing the wiki, and a note about this *should* exist on
the home page, it is assumed on the wiki that unless the text says
otherwise the information pertains to the currently released version.
If upon the release of a new version the information becomes outdated
it should be changed as soon as it is noticed, with the old
information being dated to the previous release (so when 0.21 comes
out, the information would say it pertains to 0.20).

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