Re: [NTLK] Dedicated Newton Forum?

From: Andy Taylor <>
Date: Fri Sep 05 2008 - 13:13:34 EDT

As a newcomer to these mailing lists, might I add a few thoughts?
1. whilst seeing the initial reason for mooted Forum, I agree with
others that this format allows reading on newtons themselves, so
should be kept.
1a. I also quite like the stream of emails coming to me rather than
having to be prompted to go to a message board.
2. I like the idea of a knowledge base, however; as a newbie, it can
be tricky finding further answers to those mentioned here.
2a. contents structure mentioned by LWBrown is good starting point,
but Searchability is key,as you say, Ryan.
3. Redundancy is also important, in my view. Some stuff I've found on
the web has no indication as to whether it's still current/ valid only
with certain (now obsolete) OSs, etc. Only later did I read other
stuff (here) which hinted that there is a body of knowledge/background
which I don't have!
3a. Ease of updating is also key, in my view. I'd like to see system
whereby each one of these mails has a unique link at the bottom which,
when clicked on, opens up a submission page on your Knowledgebase site
with the email contents there to be extracted for addition to the
base. Thus, anyone (often the experienced newtontalkers) can quickly
go from "That's a useful new bit" to actually tagging it to the
correct aspects of the base. Moreover, the unique id aspect of the
link would help mitigate against the same idea being added several
Does this fit with your thinking, Ryan?
4. Would Morgan's and Ryan's efforts be complementary if they didn't
choose to work together.
hope this makes some sense...

On 4 Sep 2008, at 23:21, Morgan Aldridge wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Ryan Vetter <
> > wrote:
>> Ok, so should I not bother, or do you want to work together Morgan?
> Oh, no, by all means you should!

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