Poll: Does CADTutor need a Wiki?

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    I think Links to an external source may be a bad idea but if you kept everything contained within the site (like wikipedia do) then it would work.

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    I think it's a great idea, and I'd be happy to help out in any way that I can.
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    also, when i have searched a topic in google and it's taken me to the FAQ here at cadtutor, i don't like it much
    don't know why, but the format of the forum is much more appealing to me

    like the autodesk help site - just doesn't seem as useful.
    a wiki would help improve this (for me, at least)

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    I think its a good idea.

    Firstly it'll save a lot of hunting through the forums to get to the answer you want, and furthermore, you don't have to filter through forum posts to get to reliable information. Of course, with a Wiki there is always the issue with vandalism and clashing opinions, but then, the forums seem to cope without too many of these issues, so I don't see a Wiki suffering too much in this community.

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    I have heard that wikis sometimes develop leaks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_O'neill View Post
    I have heard that wikis sometimes develop leaks....
    ha ha like it

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    I don't know much about wikis, but I do use wikipedia from time to time. As long as everyone understands that there could be some less than perfect information posted it shouldn't be a problem. It might make finding answers, especially for the recurring issues easier to get at. If there's something I could do to help with it, let me know.
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    From what I've experienced with wikis, the benefit of having multiple people post an answer would show how many different ways there are to achieve the same result. Then the reader could go with whatever method worked for them. I agree that it would have to be moderated by a select few, and I'm sure that any problems or wrong information would be taken care of quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCAD View Post
    From what I've experienced with wikis, the benefit of having multiple people post an answer would show how many different ways there are to achieve the same result. Then the reader could go with whatever method worked for them.
    That sounds exactly like CADTutor. Is there any need to set up another system?

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    It would greatly reduce the other chatter that goes on in a thread and remove the "oh no you didn't"s and the "oh yes I did"s. Some of these threads require people to read through a few pages of replies and that wouldn't happen with a wiki.
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