What the FAQs should and should not contain

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Hi!

    As far as comp.lang.ruby/ruby-talk is concerned two FAQs are
    available. One for the language Ruby and one for the forum.

    An FAQ for a newsgroup or mailing list (hereafter called 'forum')
    SHOULD provide

    - a brief sketch of the subject of the forum,

    - a list of ressources outside the forum where one can learn more
    about that subject, and

    - general rules concerning the use of the forum.

    It MAY contain

    - a misc section for information not directly related to the forum.

    It MAY also contain

    - detailed information on the subject of the forum

    but MUST NOT do so if a dedicated FAQ for the subject of the forum
    exists.

    In other words: I strongly oppose the idea that the FAQ for
    comp.lang.ruby should contain any information about Ruby that goes
    beyond what is already present. Answering frequently asked questions
    about Ruby itself is the task of the dedicated Ruby FAQ.

    Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT, maintainer of German version of c.l.r FAQ
    --
    The War Against Terrorism = TWAT
    You are not expected to understand this.
    Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT, Aug 19, 2005
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