Generic how-tos thread / Allgemeiner Wie geht das Leitfaden
Objection:stefan2 wrote:I just want to have a place to collect some generic FAQs.
Utilizing a thread in the forum I find more nifty for my use than logging into the wiki.
The T.C. WIKI exists and it has got a FAQ section.
Adding FAQs and the corresponding answers in a thread here is not less work than adding FAQs and the corresponding answers in the WIKI.
Such a FAQ thread is going to be a real monster soon, provided users do add questions and answers in it, because a thread is like a discussion, but not like a reference book.
So soon it will be hard to retrieve any question and the corresponding answer to it in a forum thread.
The T.C. WIKI has been created to present articles / questions & answers / information in a clearly arranged way. Questions and answers are cross-linked, so they are easily retrievable.
The only downside which our T.C. WIKI has is that a lot of articles are outdated and that a lot of Howtos and FAQs may be missing.
But this is our own fault.
A WIKI is a collection of pieces of information gathered by its users. But most of the times most of us are lazybones and hope somebody else will write the article which we would like to find in the WIKI. I am no exception to this rule.
So the right conclusion will be adding / updating the existing TC WIKI FAQs with the FAQs that Stefan2 has posted in his thread, not creating a shadow WIKI.
If people are willing to spend time on adding something useful to that thread they may as well spend the same time putting the same piece of information in the TC Wiki FAQ section.
Removed trailing "e" in the title.