Fred's guide

Guys,I don't think it's my imagination that we've had a lot less people coming to the forum with problems since Simon posted Fred's guide on `How to fix your Moped'.I mean,we have a lot of posters but the simpler problems don't seem to come up as much.Anybody else noticed this?

Re: Fred's guide

Simon King /

Yeah -- I guess I would say that's a good thing. Though I hope those people still find community in the forum.

What I'd like to create in the future is a step by step repair guide. Something where somebody chooses their problem from a list, and then answers questions about what it's doing to eventually end up with an answer. Sort of like the troubleshooting guides built into the windows help system.

simon

Re: Fred's guide

Yeah,that sounds really nice,Simon! Long as you teach this ol' bird how to use it.I am NOT a computer Whiz,for sure.But Fred's guide is really a good thing to peruse when we sometimes get in a troubleshooting rut,I think.

Re: Fred's guide

Ron Brown /

Simon,

I like that idea, but hopefully it won't end with:

Is it working now?

Yes: Good

No: Tough

as the Windows troubleshooters seem to. : )

Seriously, I think that is a great idea and will help if I can.

Ron

Re: Fred's guide

Ron Brown /

Just administered dope slap!

Fred's guide is great and I don't think it has affected posts negatively. Mostly it has eliminated repetitive posts with simple problems. They can now just be refered to Fred's guide.

I also think that using Fred's guide to fix your ped results in learning answers to questions you did not know how to ask and that can't be all bad.

Ron

Re: Fred's guide

Simon King /

I agree - Fred's guide is great because it keep the same old questions from being answered and alows the forum discussion to move on to more sophisticated problems and moped discussion that isn't just repair questions.

i know what you're saying about windows help - often you come to the end and your problem still isn't fixed. at that point of course there would need to be pointers to other things possibly wrong, or a forum search for that problem.

if we added to it continually over time it could become quite complete.

simon

Re: Fred's guide

Sounds like a great idea to me!

Jim

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