Right. Lets not split the list. I already follow too many lists, if this was split I would feel I needed to follow both.
On 2002.01.18 20:05:48 -0600 Miles Thompson wrote: > If anyone wants to pursue this, here's the thread. > > I do not believe the list should be split, although there is a mix of > new and advanced questions. Although the some of these are best > answered by an RTFM and a reference to a tutorial, the newcomer benefits > by exposure to advanced concepts and topics. > > The list receives posts related to database and installation questions, > although there are lists for those. > > There is a relatively high level of cross-posting between the general > and db lists. If general was split into newcomer and advanced, I believe > cross posting would increase. > > Newcomers do need help; who will read and support them on the newcomers > list? Traffic will tend to migrate to the advanced list. > > Many of these questions argue for a FAQ, yet we have a lot of rich and > informative tutorial resources, and an excellent, on-line, annotated > manual. One suggestion I would have in this regard would be to feature > "Tutorials" link much more prominently on the php index page. > > My premise for that last sentence was the relatively small "Links" tag > on the top right hand of that page. Thinking that maybe I should look > again, just to be sure, what did I find? > > 1. Under the "What IS PHP?" heading, a link to a rudimentary tutorial 6 > lines down in the opening paragraph. > 2. Links to the manual and to the links page within the same paragraph. > 3. At the end of the introductory tutorial a link to the links page. > 4. Within the links page, links to other tutorials, script resources, > PHP information in other languages, etc. > > *WOW*, what a rich resource, all free, with information of incredible > depth! How many other languages, have such a library of references and > tips to hand? All this for a language which was announced to the world > on June 8, 1995? > > Conclusions? > > 1. Don't split the list. > 2. Maybe change RTFM to WEHAVAGEM (WE HAVe A Grand Extensive Manual), > did you read the bit on ...? How about PTRM (Peruse The Remarkable Manuscript)? > 3. Keep a list of tutorials to hand on: Databases and Normalization, SQL > Queries, Basic PHP techniques. > 4. I believe Rasmus Lerdorf should be nominated for the Order of Canada. > > It's the end of the week. Let's not wrangle too much over this, but > enjoy the weekend. > > Regards - Miles > > >-- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]