Re: [LAU] new! linuxmusicians.com

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To: Ivica Ico Bukvic <ico@...>
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Date: Monday, April 7, 2008 - 9:03 pm

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Yes, however what oyu don't see is how many people DON'T do the forums for
assistance. Meaning the people that use google first. Personally I don't
like to sign up for a forum for minor things that should be documented
elsewhere. A forum and/or mailing list is the last place as I prefer not to
sign up for more things I have to remember username and passwords for.
Things like OpenID may change this, but in general I agree having a strong
documentation and THEN forums or other communities seems a better choice to
me.

Not to say that the option doesn't already exist on linux-audio.org Just
that when it comes to choosing what to spend time on, it should be
considered. Personally ont he forum I moderate that is Linux related, I
find myself wishing more and more I had put the time forth to set up a
strong documentation web page of questions I frequently see there so that i
can point people to said documentation. The key of course is strong and
well written, but it can then also point people where to go to learn more.

I hope that rambling was at least coherent. It wasn't just me expressing
personal beliefs, but also trying to express a different point of view and
reasons for it.

Seablade

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Ivica Ico Bukvic wrote:

> > > You can make linuxaudio.org 'alive' when you put also a forum on the

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Yes, however what oyu don't see is how many people DON'T do the forums for assistance.  Meaning the people that use google first.  Personally I don't like to sign up for a forum for minor things that should be documented elsewhere.  A forum and/or mailing list is the last place as I prefer not to sign up for more things I have to remember username and passwords for.  Things like OpenID may change this, but in general I agree having a strong documentation and THEN forums or other communities seems a better choice to me.
Not to say that the option doesn't already exist on linux-audio.org  Just that when it comes to choosing what to spend time on, it should be considered.  Personally ont he forum I moderate that is Linux related, I find myself wishing more and more I had put the time forth to set up a strong documentation web page of questions I frequently see there so that i can point people to said documentation.  The key of course is strong and well written, but it can then also point people where to go to learn more.
I hope that rambling was at least coherent.  It wasn't just me expressing personal beliefs, but also trying to express a different point of view and reasons for it.       Seablade
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Ivica Ico Bukvic <ico@vt.edu> wrote:

While I appreciate your thoughts on this matter, the keyword here is "we" as
in community, not "I" as in my personal tastes. In other words, while some
(many?) of us may not care much for forums, others may, including
newbies--see Ubuntu forums for instance.

Lao site has addition of forums on the long-term roadmap, so I think having
this as part of lao is something I would very much like to encourage.

Best wishes,

Ico

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