Hjess wrote:Well.. I miss alot of basic stuff. Navigation? .. just for a start. Then there is the style issue.
In my opinion, the 'search and hyperlink' navigation paradigm that Wikis use is an excellent way to traverse large collections of information. In fact, I have yet to see a better approach to navigating large data sets. However, I would definitely be interested to hear about any examples you have of better approaches.
On the style issue; every Wiki engine I have used (MediaWiki, PmWiki, TWiki, etc.) has a unique style - so I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean when you say that in general Wiki's have a 'style issue'?
That's certainly a nice FAQ page, however an FAQ isn't the limit of the goals of the Linux Mint documentation project. With more information, comes the need for better display and navigation techniques (such as a Wiki or CMS).
For discussion - I think a forum is a bad idea! or at least it should be modified. I really hate that there are no threads - a discussion/debate often ends up in a mix of .. confusion. - The way to do it is like this http://drupal.org/node/223614
The first thing that I do when I come across a forum that has tree-based threads (like in your example) is to switch it to a flat view. So it's clear that this is a personal taste issue. Though I must say that everyone I've talked to about this (granted not a large test group
) prefers the flat view, and it's my guess that if you polled Linux Mint users then it would be a landslide victory for the flat view.
Just remember this is just point of view, i deeply respect the choice of CMS/Wiki for mint
- As long I'm not working whit it.
It is of course your choice not to get involved because you think that the wrong tools have been selected, but if you would like to convince other people that this is actually the case then you may need to come up with stronger arguments than you have presented thus far.