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The FAQ thread

Post by eco » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:28 pm

The thread is filled with some awesome explanations to a lot of common problems (almost entirely thanks to the hard work of Ryan). I think it is being underutilized though because of the fact that it is just a thread and it is difficult to see what questions/answers are availible without reading the entire thing. I think it'd be much better suited and receive a lot more contributions if it was its own forum and each question/answer was their own thread. Then it'd be easy to quickly browse through and find the questions/answers that interest or apply to you.

What does everyone think?

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Post by leio » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:46 am

I think it should be in the wxWiki instead ;)
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Post by Jorg » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:54 am

I vote for that. The forum is a nice place, but Ryan's work should be either copied or moved to the Wiki. Maybe we need to add a Wiki search button here. I was alresady thinking about revamping the forum a bit with a side bar which could hold some more info then the top bar. And maybe show some more forum stats..

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Post by leio » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:04 am

Could always have a simple form that simply GET's to http://www.wxwidgets.org/wiki/index.php ... term&go=Go
where search is the visible box, and go a hidden element.
So, action would be http://www.wxwidgets.org/wiki/index.php/Special:Search, and method GET.
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Post by upCASE » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:07 am

Agreed.
The wiki would be a better place for that. The only problem I see is that IMHO neither the wiki, nor the forum is promoted "properly" on the official site. There's a lot of clicky to be done before you find what you're looking for.

Wasn't there somebody who wanted to reorganise and -design the website? I think the forum, wiki and searchable mailing list should get a better placement...

About integrating the wiki search: Good idea! That actually started me thinking if it would be possible to have a "search wrapper" here that would search in the forum, the wiki and the mailing list all in one.
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Post by Jorg » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:15 am

Sounds like a neat idea! I placed it in the bug tracker:

http://bugs.solidsteel.nl/view.php?id=78

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Post by eco » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:57 pm

The wiki sounds like a great idea (especially with the wiki now using MediaWiki, which rocks). We can keep the FAQ sticky and change it to be a link to the new FAQ page on the wiki.

Ryan (if you are out there), what do you think?

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