Isn't that why people ask questions?
Now this is where the how is more important than the why
Seriously, it's more about attitude, why
people ask questions is pretty obvious
johnlvs2run wrote:I'm not complaining about the wiki, it is fine. I'm just saying it is beyond my basic use of computer. I like Sabayon and that's why I use it.
Oh but if a wiki is not clear enough for you, the user, then it is not
fine, by definition.
Any user, reporting exactly
what he or she, to no avail, tried from the wiki, is welcome.
If the information in that wiki is indeed faulty, insufficient or incomplete, there's work to be done!:D
And if that user would not know how to edit a wiki or would want confirmation first, that's no problem at all, but be it editing wikis or pointing out 'weaknesses', that is all just one and the same way of making a community grow: by actively taking part in it
On the other hand, a user who won't even read
the wiki and try
johnlvs2run wrote:Perhaps it is important to developers, but not to the person who is asking the question. Let's say a beginner runner asks me what socks to wear with their shoes. Should I answer "wear these socks", or should I say, well the socks you wear depend on the type of shoes, the construction, and the type of rubber. Now rubber used to be made from rubber trees but now....... and therefore 90 percent of shoes are not as wide as the people's feet who are wearing them... also what type of surface are you running on... the streets?????? omg you're in the wrong forum. See, it's a matter of perspective. This person still has no clue about what type of socks to wear with their shoes, will probably get the wrong ones and does not have the benefit of my great store of knowledge. However if I had just said, "wear these socks", then they would have a great head start - with my nudge in the right direction of course.
Actually, the socks would
depend (great choice of words btw!) on a few factors, and if you just point one pair out and they turn out to be less than perfect, who do you think that beginner runner is going to blame?
On the other hand, if you give him just a few pointers, wait till they sink in a bit and then give one or two examples of types of socks that might work for him, thén send him off to the shop, he'll have a better idea of what to look for and eventually, which pair to pick. Should they then still turn out to be less than perfect, he'll think to himself 'ok, maybe that other pair'd been better...let's go back and change'...