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Old 01-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Having been watching the painting forum over the last few days I see a lot of the same questions pop up over and over - in particular what type of paint / primer to use (and the answer is always the same.) Would it be helpful to have a FAQ per forum section to address some of those questions?
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This question good be right on top of that list. But we do have a search, so not finding the answer before asking it again is due to laziness. A FAQ would require scanning a long list and would be harder to use then the search feature now which is not used often enough.
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If you write up a really detailed post answering some of these basic questions (photos are great too) I'll stick them to the top of the forum. That's one option.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:28 AM   #4
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If you write up a really detailed post answering some of these basic questions (photos are great too) I'll stick them to the top of the forum. That's one option.
Wouldn't something like that get posted into the guidelines section you already have.
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Wouldn't something like that get posted into the guidelines section you already have.
No one ever reads through the FAQ's to be honest. Really, no matter what you do people will miss it but I think the best chance of it being seen is if it's on the top when they go to the topic to ask their question.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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I think stickies at the top of the forum would be great like Before you paint sticky and it would have a general listing of what you need, or choosing a paint sticky.


and sometimes the best way to avoid repetive posts especially from us newbies who do a search on low flush toilets but because "low" is a common word the search pulls up everything with the word toilets, guide us to the right post (or a stciky at the top) to read or instruct us how to use the search function properly.

That way when others see the way repetitive questions are dealt with they (me & others will be more inclined to use the search properly or we've been steered in the right direction by those more knowledgeable.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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I'm on a saltwater reef site where they have done this
People still ask the same questions
They had a sticky up for weeks about a site upgrade
Many people still never bothered to read it

We already have the HOW TO section
One is on how to post pics, but people still ask how
The search function works very well on this site
Many questions I see are easily answered by a Google search
Many people simply want an answer by a person without much work on their part

Sub-panels are one of the top questions
A search brinsg up any number of threads where this process has been outlined
But many of the questions asked indicate that the person hasn't done ANY research
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