Author Topic: We Need a FAQ (or something)  (Read 75119 times)

Tango Alpha Delta

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on: July 06, 2008, 02:38:30 AM
See the subject.

Certain hot topics keep coming up; certain good questions keep getting asked; certain behaviors keep recurring, and need to be addressed.

So, we need a FAQ.

But I don't want to write it... none of the moderators has time (methinks)... and the editors certainly don't have time (keep them prowling the slushpiles looking for my the next brilliant story!

So, I humbly suggested in some thread somewhere that we start a FAQ in a wiki.  One of these might be good (though personally, I would prefer MediaWiki, I'm up for helping in whatever venue is chosen).

With a wiki, we enthusiasts may cooperatively throw links to oft-repeated threads, references to frequently linked topics, and various and sundry other things that have been/ought to be "stickied" to the tops of these forums.

http://www.wetpaint.com/
http://www.wikidot.com/
http://www.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Wikia
http://www.openwiki.com/ow.asp?OpenWiki%2FSites
Google Sites

For those who don't know what a wiki is:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-dnL00TdmLY&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-dnL00TdmLY&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>
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Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 03:39:47 AM
To quote the Michael Scott:

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Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.

Those who would sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither.


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Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 03:33:32 PM
I'm skeptical and gladly kick the question up the line.



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Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 04:05:10 PM
I'm skeptical and gladly kick the question up the line.

I know you're tired of answering the same questions every couple of months:

*"How do I get older eps that have dropped off the feed?"
*"How do donations work?"
*"I want to fight with Russell... is there a thread for that?"
*"This isn't sci-fi/fantasty/horror... why is it here?"
*"I'm new here... what do all the "extern", "hipparch", and other names mean?"


And I know you know what a FAQ is... just, instead of having it locked down so that only you (and bDoomed, and Heradel, and Steve) are stuck managing it, put it in a wiki so the rest of us anal retentive slobs can add stuff as the need arises.


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Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 05:39:51 PM
I'm skeptical and gladly kick the question up the line.

I know you're tired of answering the same questions every couple of months:

*"How do I get older eps that have dropped off the feed?"
*"How do donations work?"
*"I want to fight with Russell... is there a thread for that?"
*"This isn't sci-fi/fantasty/horror... why is it here?"
*"I'm new here... what do all the "extern", "hipparch", and other names mean?"


And I know you know what a FAQ is... just, instead of having it locked down so that only you (and bDoomed, and Heradel, and Steve) are stuck managing it, put it in a wiki so the rest of us anal retentive slobs can add stuff as the need arises.



You spend way too much time here. 

The forums are small enough that I don't mind the questions that much, but when you get to organizational stuff, it's Steve's call.  He runs the place.  I just get to kick you guys in the shins when you get out of line.



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Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 06:11:08 PM

You spend way too much time here. 


Touche, Monsieur Pussycat.  :(

At least you're still 880 posts ahead of me.  :)

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Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 06:28:59 PM

You spend way too much time here. 


Touche, Monsieur Pussycat.  :(

At least you're still 880 posts ahead of me.  :)

Yeah, but I'm not on Drabblecast forums, MySpace, del.icio.us, FaceBook, or Last.fm.



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Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008, 04:13:30 PM

certain behaviors keep recurring, and need to be addressed.


I see what you're trying to say. FINE I'll just leave.

*runs off sobbing*

;)



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Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008, 12:56:42 PM

certain behaviors keep recurring, and need to be addressed.


I see what you're trying to say. FINE I'll just leave.

*runs off sobbing*

;)


Quote from: Non-existent FAQ

Rule #27:  No sobbing.    :'(


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Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008, 01:19:23 PM

Quote from: Non-existent FAQ

Rule #27:  No sobbing.    :'(


Quote from: Non-existent FAQ

Rule #42:  All persons over a mile in height must leave the forums.

(it's the oldest rule in the FAQ.)

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Reply #10 on: July 10, 2008, 02:28:54 PM

Quote from: Non-existent FAQ

Rule #27:  No sobbing.    :'(


Quote from: Non-existent FAQ

Rule #42:  All persons over a mile in height must leave the forums.

(it's the oldest rule in the FAQ.)

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Rule #29:  All persons over nine hundred years old or with several clones must self-declare.


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Reply #11 on: July 10, 2008, 02:43:55 PM
Rule four - I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out.

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Reply #12 on: July 10, 2008, 06:15:53 PM


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Rule #37:  The WHITE ZONE is for loading and unloading only.  If you have to load or unload, go to the WHITE ZONE.

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Reply #13 on: July 10, 2008, 06:32:47 PM
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Rule #33: No, you could not have been a contender in this reality or the ±20 closest parallel dimensions.

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Reply #14 on: July 10, 2008, 06:42:45 PM
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Rule #2: You don't talk about Fight Club.

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Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008, 08:41:23 PM
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Rule #2: You don't talk about Fight Club.

Well, not after it lost so badly in the film poll, we don't.

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Rule #6: There is no rule number six.



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Reply #16 on: July 10, 2008, 09:15:14 PM
Rule 1: Obey the usual laws of Space-Time.

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Reply #17 on: July 11, 2008, 01:44:19 AM
Rule 1: Obey the usual laws of Space-Time.

Oppression!!!

I cannot abide by this dictatorial regime. I am out of here.
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Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008, 04:32:20 AM
Rule 1: Obey the usual laws of Space-Time.

I don't remember electing the legislators that passed those laws, so I don't see that I have to be bound by them.

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Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 10:51:53 AM
Quote from: Non-existent FAQ
Rule #13: All threads shall devolve into silliness.


Edit: fixed really goofed up quoting
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Reply #20 on: July 11, 2008, 03:20:10 PM
Quote from: Quasi-Existant FAQ
Prime Directive: Have Fun. (Yes, this means you.)

Rules:
1. Obey the usual laws of Space-Time
2. Do not talk about Fight Club

6. There is no rule 6.

27.  No sobbing.

33. No, you could not have been a contender in this reality or the ±20 closest parallel dimensions.

37:  The WHITE ZONE is for loading and unloading only.  If you have to load or unload, go to the WHITE ZONE.

42:  All persons over a mile in height must leave the forums.

I'd say we're off to a good start.


Mod: you missed a couple.
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How do you fight a bully that can un-make history?


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Reply #21 on: July 11, 2008, 04:07:04 PM
Just thought of a couple more:

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Rule #8:  Sirana looks exactly like Marv and if you don't believe him he's gonna kick your ass and take your coat.

Rule #9: stePH looks exactly like Eeyore and if you don't believe him he's gonna kick your ass and take your coat.

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Reply #22 on: July 11, 2008, 05:58:08 PM
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Prime Directive: Have Fun. (Yes, this means you.)

Rules:
1. Obey the usual laws of Space-Time
2. Do not talk about Fight Club

4.  I don't want to catch anyone not drinking in their room after lights out

6. There is no rule 6.

8.  Sirana looks exactly like Marv and if you don't believe him he's gonna kick your ass and take your coat.
9.  stePH thinks he belongs in the rules.

13.  All threads shall devolve into silliness.

27.  No sobbing.

29.  All persons over nine hundred years old or with several clones must self-declare.

33. No, you could not have been a contender in this reality or the ±20 closest parallel dimensions.

37:  The WHITE ZONE is for loading and unloading only.  If you have to load or unload, go to the WHITE ZONE.

42:  All persons over a mile in height must leave the forums.




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Reply #23 on: July 11, 2008, 08:29:14 PM
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11. Vampires, Elves, and grey aliens must report to the office of stereotypes.
19. Yes, it's Science Fiction. 
20. No, it's not sexist.



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Reply #24 on: July 11, 2008, 09:33:53 PM
 :D I love #19-20!  Nice!

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