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    This site is supply and demand (actually demand and supply).

    If you don't know what the questions are, how can you provide an answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldon View Post
    This site is supply and demand (actually demand and supply).

    If you don't know what the questions are, how can you provide an answer
    The answer is always PICKFIRST = 1

    No but seriously, there are a lot of questions that come up again and again (and again..) that could be answered (and skinned multiple times) in a wiki-style format. Like the One and Only side that Once and For ALL explains the use of Scales. I for one have spent many hours trying to write the FAQ on Scales and given up simply becuase it's too much to get all in one go. With a Wiki-side dedicated to Scales more than one person can contribute and add info and so on. And while this is happening the info is out there, it is not sitting at the back office waiting for it to be pushed through.
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    Can you quantify how many times the FAQ are used BEFORE posting a thread?

    A Wiki might have the same sort of numbers. Anyway, it adds to the friendly atmosphere when there is a person (I am not too sure about ReMark) answering directly.

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    Would it be too ambitious to make the Wiki almost like a how to guide written by CAD users for CAD users (I'm sure we could make it much better than the appalling AutoCAD help section) or were you thinking more like a list of common faults and their solutions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldon View Post
    If you don't know what the questions are, how can you provide an answer
    A Wiki is not an FAQ, rather a central wealth of information surrounding a topic. Someone creates an article about say, PICKFIRST, others add to it. Then, when the inevitable question arises, accurate information can be conveyed without the constant information regurgitation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Mac View Post
    ...Then, when the inevitable question arises, accurate information can be conveyed with the constant information regurgitation.
    not without ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
    not without ?
    Yup! Corrected!

    Thanks Tiger
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldon View Post
    Can you quantify how many times the FAQ are used BEFORE posting a thread?

    A Wiki might have the same sort of numbers. Anyway, it adds to the friendly atmosphere when there is a person (I am not too sure about ReMark) answering directly.
    "I am not too sure about ReMark." What did i do?
    "I have only come here seeking knowledge. Things they wouldn't teach me of in college." The Police

    Eat brains...gain more knowledge!

    I'm now a full member of the Society for the Promotion of Mediocrity in CAD. Standards? We don't need no stinkin' standards! Take whatever advice I offer and do the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldon View Post
    person (I am not too sure about ReMark)
    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    "I am not too sure about ReMark." What did i do?
    I assume eldon is questioning your claim to be a person when you are clearly a cyborg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    "I am not too sure about ReMark." What did i do?
    Humble apologies if that throw-away remark was not read as I intended.

    When I typed 'person' in my reply, I had a memory flashback, that you had, in the past, jocularly tried to throw doubt on your flesh-and-bloodness.

    I was trying to be similarly light-hearted, but perhaps my efforts have not translated. I will try and leave the humour to you.

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