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I'd like to create a new subforum containing only FAQs (it will be English only, for the time being).
It will be read-only, except of course for the FAQ team.
In order to do that I need (quite) a few volunteers willing and able to write FAQs.
You can take ideas (or just translate them into good English) from the existing Italian FAQ: http://www.insanelym...p?showforum=204
Of course you can use also this. But not just copy and paste, make sure they don't need updating and that they are still relevant.
What I expect from the FAQ team: you should be quite knowledgeable and your English should be very good.
What you can expect from me. You'll have better permissions than "ordinary" members and you'll belong to a special group, the "FAQ Team". The reasoning behind that is that you must be able to fully edit your own topics.
In any case you'll be supervised by senior members of staff, that is, global moderators and administrators.
Needless to say, the ones who do well can become full members of staff themselves.
Existing members of staff are of course encouraged to take part.
So please apply here if you are interested.

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I can't wait!
excellent initiative. :star_sunglasses:

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It could be an idea to agree on a set of common FAQs and have them translated in all the languages available in the international subforum.

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I can't wait!
excellent initiative. :star_sunglasses:

Fabio


So I assume you are volunteering :)
Great!

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Sure, we can start with English. Nevertheless in my opinion the people in charge of deciding the FAQs should select them taking into account the fact that they have to be common for all the different languages that the forum supports, even if at the beginning they will be available just in English. Let's put it in this way: it may be convenient to tackle the internationalization aspect as a design requirement.

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In my opinion we could improve the overall result by summing up the contributions of the local teams. What I mean is to plan explicitly a "briefing phase" during which each local team makes its proposals so to maximize the probability to cover every interesting aspect.

As far as I understand you're instead proposing to let each team contribute to the common FAQ section independently (where the only constraint is to avoid writing the same FAQ twice), right?

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Mind someone, who has been on the wiki team few years ago, rejoining the community? :wink2:
I can do english, russian and czech texts. But... i need someone to translate the ITA stuff to english for me (i could use google translate and my partial knowledge of french, to produce the text, but i'm afraid it would take too much time).

My reason for rejoin is quite simple, i'm digging Hackintoshes again.

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Thanks for volunteering, A.I.Ghost. For the time being we definitely want English FAQs only (or mainly). Of course you can't do it on your own, we need a small team.

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I'd like to offer my assistance on this, I'm really glad the points I raised have made a difference and hopefully this will help aleviate some of the strain new users put on the forum.

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Great, JamesLittler, thanks :)

Our exchange of ideas was indeed very useful.

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A.I.Ghost, JamesLittler, can I make you members of the new FAQ Team group?
You Fabio do not need that, as you are a global mod already.
FAQ subforum coming soon.

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JamesLittler, I have taken the liberty of adding you to the new FAQ Team. I added A.I.Ghost and cili0 as well, already discussed with them.
We have already created a hidden FAQ forum, for work in progress. The FAQ team and members of staff should see it.

To all. So now the FAQ Team has 3 members, plus Ermac.
More applicants welcome.

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Great, that's absolutely fine. I haven't been able to get online for a few days, otherwise I would have given my approval earlier.

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OK, thanks :)

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I'd like to join the FAQ team too, if at all possible. :)

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Done!

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Good idea! I'm thinking about it...i'm thinking how can i help this project!

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Thanks fwood :)

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Still looking for FAQ Team members who want to work seriously. The FAQ Team is an active part of the staff, same rank as local mods.

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I would also join the FAQ team. In the time in the community I gained a sufficient knowledge that
I'm willing to share.





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