GitHub does seem to have a bit of a cult-like following these days.

What task is it that you are trying to accomplish?

Good luck,
Mark

On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 5:51:14 PM UTC-7, JWHoneycutt wrote:
>
> The contributors on this site (almost) all suffer from the curse of 
> expertise. 
>
> People talk about some characteristic I would like my Wiki to have, and 
> the thread authoritatively links to some GitHub repository. This confuses 
> me.
>
> I have followed instructions and setup my own GitHub repository (was I 
> supposed to independently install Git?). All the tutorials are designed to 
> teach forking, branching, committing, and merging. I don't want any of that.
>
> I just want to acquire the functionality, install the plugin, or whatever 
> it's called.
>
> There's a whole bunch of stuff there: Gitignores, Readmes, Dockers, Gems, 
> and even "instructions" with racing graphics.
>
> For the newbie like me (and you) - all this is useless. GitHub is not my 
> intended destination - I don't want to develop software or "version control 
> collaborate" with anybody (for now) - I just want to load the darned thing 
> and try it out on a new Starter Wiki.
>
> Have you figured this out or can you understand my confusion?
>

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