[K12OSN] david trask:re sme7 dans and ldap
petre at maltzen.net
Mon Feb 13 19:35:55 UTC 2006
Julian Yap wrote:
> I've only been on this list for a short while but I think there should
> be a K12OSN Wiki setup because a lot of the questions I read tend to be
> of the same variety and could be solved by checking there first. For
> example, MANY questions are in regards to K12LTSP and sound. Just an
> observation. Thoughts?
Do you mean like this one:
I'll agree it's a bit hard to find if one is new to the project. www.k12ltsp.org points
to a page that includes links to the K12LTSP project and a bunch of others, so one could
get lost there; that's one barrier. Then when one does click on the 'Enter K12LTSP.org'
link, it brings up a page that has a good short description of LTSP. But the link to
documentation and the wiki is labeled 'FAQs and more' which assumes everyone knows what
FAQ stands for, which they may not. I think a better word would be 'Documentation'.
That's barrier number two. So, click on 'FAQs and more' and you get a lengthy page that
has many good answers on it, but hasn't been updated in a while. If you start scrolling
down the page right away, you may miss the link to the wiki at the top of the page,
assuming you know what a wiki is and why you'd want to click on the link. Barrier
To be fair, this is a volunteer project; there's no marketing department whose job it is
to make sure newcomers can easily find the wiki. And before the wiki was added, the
docs that were available were handled by a small handful of
VERY-generous-with-their-time, hardworking folks. That was part of the point of having
the wiki, allowing everyone to contribute, and I think it works pretty well. I just
wish it were easier for people to find. Perhaps the 'FAQs and more' link on
http://k12ltsp.org/contents.html could be relabeled 'Documentation' and rather than link
to the FAQ list, have it link to a wiki page (not THE wiki page, A wiki page) which
could then have links to the FAQ list, the K12LTSP wiki, LTSP's documentation, LTSP's
wiki, etc. If it's a wiki page then any of us could update it; I'd be willing; I'm
trying not to just make work for Paul).
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