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From Jan Høydahl <>
Subject Re: Miserable Experience Using Solr. Again.
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:35:20 GMT
I was not proposing StackOverflow as some official docs.
Solr’s only official doc is the RefGuide, and the official user-contributed
docs is at <>

But it may be that some of you Solr users want to contribute to StackOverflow’s
Solr topic, both in requesting topics, writing short snippets and fixing what is

But I wonder if we should consider creating an official, slim Solr User Guide
as well, for end users, structured as a getting-started guide and with focus
on how you achieve a task, not documenting all 99 parameters a plugin can

Regarding the links in the admin, the “Documentation” link should perhaps
link to <>
The other links seem ok though.

Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
Cominvent AS -

> 14. sep. 2016 kl. 23.11 skrev Gus Heck <>:
> While stack overflow is a great place, and the more good info that exists
> there, the merrier, I think Solr should have it's own complete docs, in
> addition to anything found on 3rd party sites. Each hop to a new location
> is a chance for the user to get lost, and the content on 3rd party sites
> could be wrong, out of date without folks here being aware of it as
> quickly.
> Also, I just noticed that there seem to be some links at the bottom of the
> admin UI, but they often run off the bottom and can be easily missed. The
> "documentation" link doesn't actually lead to the documentation... Maybe
> those should be along the top where they would be easily seen and the
> link(s?) fixed up?
> -Gus
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Jan Høydahl <> wrote:
>>> If you could decide, what kind of documentation would you want from the
>> project? A very short “Solr Quick start guide”? with step-by-step
>> instructions for the most common tasks from a User perspective?
>> I just became aware of StackOverflow’s Documentation project, which also
>> has a solr topic:
>> <
>> documentation/solr>
>> Perhaps that could also be a good place to contribute HOWTOs and more
>> end-user focused docs?
>> --
>> Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
>> Cominvent AS -
> -- 

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