Re: [nbos] [FM] FM8 Techniques Sharing
T'Star
Wed Aug 1st, 2007
The downside to the NOX is the files are not in easily web-viewable
forms. They must be downloaded, which tends to be off putting for
people on dial up speed connections. While I agree that would be the
ideal location, uploaded text documents, in my (admittedly only
marginally humble) opinion are not the answer. Also, I have not been
able to find a search function on NOX, which limits its utility for
when/if/whatever it DOES get step-by-step user exchange style articles
up. (Provided you can get the users to write them.) Frequently the
flesh is willing but the clock is cruel. (I owe about a dozen
articles to another forum I'm no and have for about the last 6 months
now... but the necessities of survival currently rob me of the time to
finish quality articles.) The posted articles-as-webpage can work if
there are clearly delineated categories, and titles are exceptionally
clear. But those also work because the people on the associated
forums greet people who ask the same basic questions with the same
answer: Read X article in Y section on the main page first, then come
back to us with questions, this is the stuff we expect you to have
read. Basically there's no easy answer. We definitely need some form
of convenient archive, and it should be accessible through the NBOS
site... but what form that archive should take is a rather knotty
problem. Or do you folk who only check your e-mail and never go to
webpages, blogs, wikis, or whatever really want to have mass
gainormous e-mails with tons of tutorials sent out to you ever so
often just so you don't get 'missed'?

On 8/1/07, Mike Oliver <mike-oliver-at-blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
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> Two or three people on the CC2 list have set up blogs - ostensibly for this
> kind of purpose - and, as far as I can tell, it has not been successful. I
> want to get my info from one place, so that I know I haven't missed
> anything. I don't want to go searching through five or six different
> locations to see if what I'm concerned about has been covered there. So I
> don't use the blogs – just the group list. I have a feeling something like
> this this applies to a number of other users whose names I no longer see on
> the CC3 group. Or maybe they just drifted away……?
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> I have a feeling that what is being proposed will be counter-productive.
> This list is not perfect and searching the archives is often only as good as
> participants' giving a meaningful subject heading but at least, if it is the
> only place where questions are asked and answered, we all know we didn't
> need to look elsewhere. However, that's not to say something better is not
> preferable – just don't make it additional.
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> Cheers,
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> Mike
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> www.cartography-services.co.uk
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com [mailto:nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com]
> On Behalf Of Christopher Rodrigues Macias
> Sent: 29 July 2007 09:24
> To: nbossoftware-at-nbos.com
> Subject: [nbos] [FM] FM8 Techniques Sharing
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> Hi All,
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> Joe Frazier has been reminding us of the value of community support in
> learning how to use FM8. The mail list meets this need to some extent, as
> people can post questions and get answers, and even search the archives.
> However, the list has its limitations. I've been mulling over what else we
> might use.
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> There was an attempt last year to set-up a 'portal' dedicated to all NBOS
> products, but after some initial enthusiasm usage rapidly fell off. I think
> the portal concept was perhaps too ambitious, and in part was competing for
> people's attention with the mailing list. Perhaps a different, more tightly
> focused effort would work.
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> I've been playing with using a popular blogging site as a way of posting FM8
> techniques. You can see what I've done so far here:
> http://fractalmapper.blogspot.com/.
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> Blogger allows group blogging now, so *if* others wanted to go down this
> path, it would be easy to add any/all who were interested as co-authors to
> this blog.
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> Thoughts? Other options? In theory a wiki might be more appropriate, but my
> impression is that free blogging tools have more advanced features and
> better usability than the free wikis I've been able to locate. Do any of you
> want me to add you as an author on this blog so you can play with it?
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> Cheers,
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> Christopher
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