[Pmwiki-users] PmWiki FAQ or FAQ about a site running PmWiki

Christian Ridderström chr
Wed Dec 3 16:45:53 CST 2003

On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

<<<From Pm's first mail:
> I'd recommended adding questions (and answers) to the FAQ that has
> been started on the pmichaud.com site, so that it'll end up in future
> releases of PmWiki. I'm currently reviewing the pmwiki-users archives
> to find questions and answers that belong in the FAQ.
<<<From this mail by Pm
> Yes, I agree that the FAQ will eventually be segregated into separate
> FAQs (a new user faq, an admin faq, etc.), but rather than try to
> predict an appropriate segregation/organization "up front" I figured
> it'd be better to just get the FAQs started and we can reorganize it
> as we get a better idea of the content.  Then the main FAQ page will
> have a table of contents to the other FAQs, or else there will be a
> FAQ WikiTrail or something.

I checked my FAQ and noticed that most of them are actually about the 
site, or adapted to the site (AFAIK). Anyway, I took the general 
questions and appended them to the end of PmWiki:FAQ, so you can sort them 
as you please.

At the moment, I think it might be a bit to intimidating for a new user, 
to go to PmWiki:FAQ, so I'll just try to remember to copy the general 
questions to PmWiki.FAQ. Then, when a "new user FAQ" appears, I'll 
start adding the questions there instead. Other than that, I guess we will 
have to go over the FAQ's now and then to "synchronize" them. 

I'm not sure how to go about having questions/answers that are customized 
for the site... sometimes the site allows additional methods for 
something, but you can still use the standard methods. Maybe these kinds 
of QA in the site FAQ could contain a link to the corresponding QA in 
PmWiki:FAQ? This requires anchors in PmWiki:FAQ of course.


> On Tuesday, December 2, 2003, 4:34:56 AM, you wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Glenn Rice wrote:
> >> Christian Ridderstr?m wrote:
> >> 
> >> > Hi
> >> > 
> >> > Is there anyone out there that has started a FAQ for newbies about
> >> > using/working with PmWiki?
> >> > 
> >> 
> >> There is the beginnings of a FAQ on the PMWiki site here: 
> >> http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/PmWiki/FAQ
> > Thanks, I've cross-linked the FAQs now. Btw, I noticed that PmWiki.FAQ
> > seems like it will be a bit more "advanced". In the futures, maybe there
> > should be one FAQ for new users, and another for advanced users and 
> > administrators? 
> > /Christian

Dr. Christian Ridderstr?m, +46-8-768 39 44       http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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