All valid points, but kind of missing the Elephant in the room.
This is our bugbear. Raising awareness of a product is one thing,
Stimulating sales is another,
Colloboration and sharing, great
but as you have noted, by creating a Trello board to solve repeating queries
We have. choke point.
Effective Delivery of Documentation.
If you are creating a Trello board, people are answering on Slack, Others Writing *how do I , I’m new to all this * sort of questions on here,
Many people asking many both basic and advanced questions…
Creating a FUBook group…is yet another …place…to reinvent the wheel,
And possibly yes, introduce many more people. Possibly.
whill ask more questions.
I spent a lot of time on here helping as have several others, @dcneuts Is the resident WP God on Slack Channel (hi you!) I dont go over there much as the helpful posts dissapear as we have gone of the free 10,000 posts limit many moons ago, so . I see it as pointless as a reference, but useful for quick response fixes.
however, that doesnt often appear to be the case.
its odd, the more users we have there, the quieter it became… strange phenomena, sort of mirrored here.
So in my (who does he think he is?) opinion,
It would be better to spend time curating GOOD, orderly documentation for ALL THE 3 MAIN FLAVOURS
OF Pinegrow documentation.
2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, since there have been so many and such awesome advances in UI and UX with regards the app - but also totally confusing or impossible to follow along with if you are using a different version.
This way you can find the instruction you need for the version you have.
Application advances have outstripped the documentation advances. some versions ago
Curate these in unison with the collection of mostly excellent youtube vids on the channel,
finish the NEW docs (ie, trying finding anything on template parts…a big feature apparently.
Here you go, hows. your latin?
there is a LOT of very good information on the OLD docs sites,
SO I often direct people there, but, they have never been unified with the new docs and
of course, dont cover the new features.
so before you start ANOTHER social media PineFrenzy, just consider…
who is going to run it?
WHAT are they gong to reference? WHERE is the authoritative docs to say *DO IT THIS WAY *
because , you will find, as I have , that you are going to be doing an aweful lot of typing out of answers you cant find, or directing to out of date docs.
Again…and again…an again.
with each new feature things change. which is great! but you have to explain the different versions as
often you can find docs on it.
SO if. you’re not a master and prepared to give up your time, please dont make another doorway for
Hi, Im totally new to this, Ive just installed Wordpress and created my first theme, but how do I adjust the heading
As If they cant find it in the docs, or at least TRY and THINK about if first… please god, some people start to think… and then if there are NO docs… WHO is going to be answering all this stuff.
As you have found out on Slack ,it becomes a full time job. I can spend HOURS a day on here.
Researching, copying and pasting, searching docs, screen captures, editing them, sticking arrows on things and text boxes…creating videos…
This is where my web time goes. I learn off this Forum, which is great, I help on this forum, which is satisfying and I learn as I do it.
I build no web sites.
I have no time!
It is spent on this forum.
SO if you want to run. facebook group,
Stop creating websites, as. you will have no time to do so,
You will ,apparently, become our Trelllo Guru Great! I’m sure we need one
(ps, what’s trello?)
and become very familiar with our docs… and note the missing gaps and
Maybe draw attention to them and do something about that first, before opening another hole in the Q/A docs pipeline.
There, that’s my long version of the duck/canoe thing
and its now too late to start a website ,spent ages on here, and still have a bit to go.
not been here much as am now busy with horses in the real world
Odd but satisfying
With Oxygen, often a question will be answered within minutes with a discussion to follow
That is how it was some years ago on Slack. Then I saw no point in a forum.
oops, that changed when Useful. pinned slack postings started to disappear.
now, the more users we have, the quieter it’s become.
Exclusivity had its bonus’.