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Message 67107 - Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 11:47:13 UTC

This boinc_doc seems to be unattended.

Should it be shut down or "we have moved" sign added?

What is the best way to raise a correction / change to documentation?

Can that be included in the wiki - somewhere easy to find ?

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Message 67111 - Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 14:03:15 UTC - in response to Message 67107.  

That group isn't unattended, it's just that what came in before was something that was addressed in a different way. You can leave whatever you want on that group, or in a thread here. I'm keeper of the documents. So which comma sits wrong where? :)
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Message 67112 - Posted: 24 Jan 2016, 16:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 67111.  

That group isn't unattended, it's just that what came in before was something that was addressed in a different way. You can leave whatever you want on that group, or in a thread here.

Even so, that group still appears to be unattended with only one orphaned post visible to the first time visitor.


I'm keeper of the documents. So which comma sits wrong where? :)


I have not found a stray comma - they are all perfect :), but I was going to suggest some additions.

The first one being - the wiki should have a clear pointer on how to get changes/corrections made. If is is "Post in this forum" - that should be in the wiki.

Specifically About RAC is not clear exactly how it is calculated. Compared to his very hard to find old wiki
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Message 67152 - Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 9:21:08 UTC - in response to Message 67112.  
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Even so, that group still appears to be unattended with only one orphaned post visible to the first time visitor.
What are you expecting that happens in that channel?

The first one being - the wiki should have a clear pointer on how to get changes/corrections made. If is is "Post in this forum" - that should be in the wiki.
Fair. (Despite it showing as a red non-working link in the index, I did put up Changes to this Wiki.)

Specifically About RAC is not clear exactly how it is calculated. Compared to his very hard to find old wiki
Ah, but that has the reason that everything in the Wiki must be as simple as possible, so that everyone should be able to follow it. So intricate explanations of how things work == too difficult for the majority, and as such doesn't need to be in the User Wiki.

If we then want to explain such things in-depth, to please do that on a third party site, or in github.
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Message 67194 - Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 23:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 67152.  
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Even so, that group still appears to be unattended with only one orphaned post visible to the first time visitor.
What are you expecting that happens in that channel?


The third and final post (from the same author) in that group is, as i see it

@Peter ... I do not understand. Why do you create a List that you have no time reading or the courtosy[sic] to reply to a post... My message is now two months old and no reply


So i did not expect that, hence my question.

The first one being - the wiki should have a clear pointer on how to get changes/corrections made. If is is "Post in this forum" - that should be in the wiki.
Fair. (Despite it showing as a red non-working link in the index, I did put up Changes to this Wiki.)

I guess a red link means no page links to that page? That page should be updated refer to this forum ? edit: it does!


Specifically About RAC is not clear exactly how it is calculated. Compared to his very hard to find old wiki
Ah, but that has the reason that everything in the Wiki must be as simple as possible, so that everyone should be able to follow it. So intricate explanations of how things work == too difficult for the majority, and as such doesn't need to be in the User Wiki.

If we then want to explain such things in-depth, to please do that on a third party site, or in github.


Perhaps complex things need to be explained simply if possible, and if not possible, refer the reader? RAC is often misunderstood, and good documentation goes a long way i find.
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