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From Webmaster <webmas...@rolysvirtualpets.com>
Subject Re: Best way to do this
Date Mon, 31 Dec 2001 02:35:59 GMT
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Fred Atkinson wrote:
> 
>     Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could offer the new users a step
> by step set of instructions on how to install Apache?
> 
>     Could we undertake this project?  We could all offer revisions
> and I could try it out on my server to see how well tuned it is before
> we published it?
> 
>     What does everyone else thing?
> 
>     I have plenty of Web space available on my site.  I'd be glad to
> put it there.  Or, can we put it on the apache.org site?
> 
>                                                     Fred
> 
> On Mon, 31 Dec 2001 04:15, Daniel Lopez wrote:
> > Hi Fred,
> >
> > > was composed of people with similar backgrounds - and I've been perterbed
> > > by the number of users asking questions that are repeatedly answered in
> > > lots of the resources that are commonly available.  My brusque reply was
> > > a consequence of what I see as clutter in my mailbox.
> >
> > Everybody wants to keep the signal to noise ratio high. My comment was more
> > on the line of educating the users rather that telling them 'RTFM', even if
> > they ask a stupid question. It is better to point them to the FAQ
> 
> I agree, this is an official apache USERs list which I
> would hope includes naive first time users struggling to
> come to terms with configuring apache. Professional and
> hard core users know how to rtfm and have a many options,
> even carefully selected book(s) to chose from... first
> time users have a very narrow set of options and I would
> like to think this list is primarily to assist novices,
> not experts who can help themselves.
> 
> Is anyone considering taking the questions raised on this
> list and creating an FAQ based on the answers offerred here ?
> FWIW, the most frequent unanswerred question I've noted is
> how to set up user perms "the right way". I am unaware of
> any "best practices" online guides for apache.
> 
> --markc
> 
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