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Posted by taubz [send private reply] at May 13, 2003, 07:11:42 PM With all of this stuff about redoing TPU as a Wiki and creating an age-less site, there are some things to think about.
TPU as you all know it now will be gone when these changes are made. No forums like this. Just #tpu.
The teen-specific side will likely become secondary to the age-less side.
Keep this in mind.
[Edit: This doesn't reflect my own opinon. I was clarifying Psion's opinion.]
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 15, 2003, 02:03:50 AM IRC is a hell hole, its such a mess, guess this is farewell, I don't see why you can't keep the forums, unless it is a money thing
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 15, 2003, 09:03:08 AM I'd be interested to read why you think IRC is a "hell hole."
I don't want to keep the forums because everything they do is done better by Wikis, while the latter choice encourages people to put more thought behind each addition they make. A lot of the chatter on here is not related to programming at all, and I fear that it actively distracts people who might be spurred to action by a web site that oozes interest in undertaking new coding projects, etc..
I encourage sharing here any rational reasons for one viewpoint or the other by anyone who has them.
Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at May 15, 2003, 05:09:07 PM I suggest that we add a question section to each page on the wiki so people who have questions will know how to ask. I believe the PHP.net site has something like this - you can post a question and then others respond to it. The feature is integrated into the online documentation and I have found other people's comments to be very useful.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 15, 2003, 08:49:21 PM You don't need "question sections" with a Wiki. People can just add anything anywhere. Also, I created a NewQuestions page a while ago for listing questions in a single place.
Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at May 16, 2003, 01:15:08 PM My point is that if we have a page for JavaLanguage, then there should be a section at the bottom that says "Please put your questions here. Use the edit feature, etc." Because a lot of programming newbies are going to be Wiki newbies too.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at May 16, 2003, 01:17:48 PM The more appropriate thing is to direct them on how to become Wiki non-newbies, and tell them to use the NewQuestions page or usual Wiki page comment style.
Posted by Neumann [send private reply] at May 16, 2003, 09:17:28 PM Could you be less clear when replying taubz? :)
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 12:19:15 AM yes, he could have typed simply "u". "uggggg" at least gives the impression of some sort of disaproval or disapointment
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at May 17, 2003, 12:02:15 PM I was thinking of replying again with just "u."
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