10 years ago
Under dev. review
Votes in favour.
new -> considered
What about adding a couple buttons to the forums: [Submit a tutorial] [Request a tutorial]
That way, the forums are the first place people look, and when they come up with something that is a common issue and could be useful for everyone to know about, then it can be moved into a tutorial.
Link to the forums "request help"
It's very useful but there is a exception of that what Xyie has written:
there could be requested (and by LinuxMINT GURUs :) then improved) some special or very specific tutorials which subject is too complicated than let newbies to study up that....
Better I say an example to understand what I mean:
I'd like to place a tutorial request for TOR technology and its closed apps like how-to vidalia and TorK customization.
Any security technology as well as Tor (and its important apps like TorK and vidalia) meets a saying "All Or Nothing".
I mean you must know All about that. I f you don't know really All about that and therefore you cannot set and customize that stuff, you know Nothing. There is no place for any "middle status".
As some users might know, TorK is very comfortable for using Tor. Vidalia for gnome users is not very handy (and mostly AFAIK TorK doesn't work properly in other desktops than KDE :-() that's why it would be very NEEDED to make cool tutorial about Tor - OR -> it is really absolutely useless to place Tor in repo, the more AFAIK there are old packages in repo...
Could be very useful, but we might want to bury it a bit so as to encourage new users to seek out help in a way more conducive to what they are needing at the time.
Maybe, but by introducing a transactional element, you are effectively recreating the forums albeit in a limited sense. I'm not sure that was Clem's intention for this site. Better imo for users to request help on the forums which is better suited to 2 way communications, and then maybe post a tutorial here.
Asking for help in the forums gets a specific question answered. Whereas a tutorial is usually more in depth and covers the entire process. Forums I see lot of people doing something, but get stuck on one part. Tutorials listed on this site seem to be more comprehensive.
While not a top priority in my opinion, I can see this being helpful.
Isn't this the same as requesting help in the forums?
Yes, this is a MUST HAVE!