Author Topic: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section  (Read 7358 times)

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Bruce S

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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2008, 09:28:50 AM »
GeoM;

   Not to worry about the message. I got want you meant.

Most times when a results is posted, everyone is so happy for the lucky stiff; that they like to add to the discussion, whether it's in the Diaries section or anywhere else.

The gruppy part? still nothing to worry about, most have been there too.

A results section would probably end up looking like the diary section anyway.

The over paid editors would have to be even more on their toes about straying from the post.

Then they'd need a raise.


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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2008, 02:56:52 PM »
Ye Gods, if even 5% of the knowledge on this board were to be compiled into a FAQ, what a resource it would be!


Got to be worth trying, even if just to reduce the newbie-strain on the more experienced members...

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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2008, 03:17:01 PM »
I saw another one today . . .

Why can't I power my whole house with a 700 watt panel ?
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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2008, 03:30:23 PM »
Woof? did you point them to the site news from 1April2008 :-OOO

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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2008, 12:42:53 PM »
Faq's = old school

Wiki = new school


Theres nothing wrong with old school but....a well done wiki is a lot more usefull.

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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2008, 04:14:17 PM »
Maybe we can get Fungus to set up a site on the Drupal server he has access to.


I think it does "Wiki like" stuff.


What I dislike about Wiki is anyone can change stuff. Be they moron or genius.


Lots of talk about this over the years but little action.


Lots of us are stuck in "old ways" around here. We figure knowledge should require some personal initiative.


Fact is, as long as laziness is rewarded with answers [as it often is here], nobody will expend any effort to find it for themselves. Just part of the fast food mentality infecting the world.


Having said that, I think it is an excellent idea to warehouse some information where that one in a thousand person with desire to learn by personal effort will use it.


I tried to do some definitions of common terms long ago but this group cannot agree on which way "up" is so I gave up defending every word and nobody seems to have tried again.


Its your chance at fame and fortune, LumberJack.


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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2008, 03:51:26 PM »
IMHO, I believe a "picture sizing" tutorial would be useful (PC + Mac). I have seen pics of PMA's, PMM's, and AFAIK, a pic is worth a kilo-word when a noob (like me) is trying to convey an idea. FWIW, I have never read IIRC, and as always, YMMV (JK!)


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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2009, 09:35:14 AM »
Woof,  What do you think about the idea of expanding the FAQ to include links to informative postings?

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Re: Lets write some articles for the FAQs Section
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2009, 11:02:16 AM »
My most desired outcomes would be matching alternators to props. I mentioned before that I thought it would be a good idea to compile a spreadsheet of each members machines with everything from magnet size/# magnets/wire size and turns/swept area (or diameter)/voltage/current at XXXRPM/Watts at XXXRPM. I have seen alot of users provide this information on their own diaries and such, but I think it would be both helpful and interesting to see it all side by side when deciding what size turbine to make. I have given up on that file for now since I would rather be calculating my own turbine, but if each user inputs his own information it would be an extremely fast task for those who have that information available to them. If anybody thinks this would be a good idea let me know.


Thanks,

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