I believe the price is contractually fixed. I think your FAQ idea was a better and more realistic one. So let's assemble it in this thread (or start another) and then maybe it will be used if it's good.DemonJim wrote:Incidentally on the topic of the very limited profit that the foundation makes, may I suggest that it would benefit everyone if the Model B board was therefore actually made more expensive.
Sorry I think you have misunderstood what I mean (unless I'm missing something on that page). My suggestion in the first post was to have an official guide for people who want to make their own guides. A guide for making guides. Teaching the teachers.AndrewS wrote:Isn't this pretty much what you're asking for / suggesting
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Hub#Projects.2C_ ... _Tutorials
(I believe the wiki is primarily updated by the community, rather than anyone from the Foundation)
So you want a bunch of open source die hards, to commit to a single format?DemonJim wrote: My suggestion in the first post was to have an official guide for people who want to make their own guides. A guide for making guides. Teaching the teachers.
No, I never suggested that the Foundation employs people to write official Wiki's and the like, but to have a link to a single consistent source of useful information, which can be community managed but to a foundation format giving a consistent source. My example of the webpage above which is hosted and managed by the small company making the product, but all submissions are made by the community. Just a sort of moderated wiki, not a full time job.DemonJim wrote:Aah yes sorry Andrew, it does appear that it was cashaw that totally missed the point I was making and took it off topic.
So cashaw all I was suggesting was that a single page on the Wiki lists a few guidelines for people who go ahead and create their own YouTube tutorials etc., not that the foundation should employ people to create a bunch of official tutorials. My reply saying about the Foundation employing more people by increasing the Model B price was purely to help streamline and really focus all the community efforts, not replace them.
I think I am indeed living in Fantasyland, USA. Population: meabishur wrote:So you want a bunch of open source die hards, to commit to a single format?
I don't disagree that in a perfect universe such a thing would exist and be strictly followed, but this is a community driven project and we have *zero* control over what the community puts out. We can't even get people to follow the guidelines for troubleshooting help on this very forum!
Opps, cap firmly in hand. All I had seen to the elinux forum was the "peripherals" page and had missed all the tutorial pages. Sorry !DemonJim wrote:But as AndrewS pointed out that is exactly what the http://www.elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard Wiki is (it is linked via the Wiki tab at the top right on the official http://www.raspberrypi.org website).
Admittedly it'd be better if it was one-click to the Wiki as opposed to clicking on a link from that page (which is only obvious when you know it's there).
Maybe it could be made into a really big button rather than just a text hyperlink?
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