Graham Gilmore pounded furiously on the keyboard: > On Thu, 16 Nov 1995, Ryan Watkins wrote: > > > A few people mentioned writing an faq. I think that would be a > > > fantastic idea, and would really be helpful to beginning imps. > > > Would certainly cut down on these "newbie" questions if there was an > > > faq.... [...] > > I wrote a Circle FAQ a while back, posted it and used to maintain it. [...] > > Its also not stopped any newbie questions. > Perhaps a reason for this is that they are unaware of its > existence. For one, it should be available at the CircleMUD ftp site (I > don't know if it already is.. if it is, great). Yes, it's at cambot.res.jhu.edu. > Secondly, advertising pays. If it's possible, it should be written > in the welcoming message to new list subscribers exactly WHERE they > can get the FAQ (as well as CircleMUD itself, that seems to be the [...] _Great_ idea! What some other mailing lists and newsgroups do is to regularly post the FAQ. Depending on the mailing list/newsgroup volume this could be as little as once a month to as often as once a week. Howzabout posting the FAQ, say, every two weeks? > Graham Gilmore Mark! -- Mark Coletti | DBA Systems, Inc. Fairfax, VA firstname.lastname@example.org | United States Geological Survey http://www.clark.net/pub/mcoletti | Office of Standards & Technology Never argue with a dragon or a sysadmin.
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