On Apr 7, 4:30 pm, James Britt <james.br... / gmail.com> wrote:
> RubyGarden.org has been hosting the Ruby community wiki for, what, 7
> years now?
>
> Shame more people don't know to use it.

Hi James,

Well, actually the rubygarden.org home page's main article is dated
from 2005, which makes it look likes nobody cares about the site
anymore.

The "New Ruby Users Survey", the top link in the right-hand sidebar,
has a different css applied to it and seems to be from 2004.  For
being the top link, these two facts deter users from thinking they've
found a good place for Ruby information.

The second link, "FAQ" probably a popular thing for newbies to click
on, is broken.

The "Ruby Wiki" link, the third link, leads to the wiki and it looks
really promising...  but then the very first Getting Started link
gives me a redirect notice that does not resolve automatically...
again not confidence-inspiring.

Same goes for the next link, the "Ruby Nuby" information.

That's when I stopped trying to use rubygarden.org, and perhaps that's
been the experience for others as well.  I don't think it's because I
"don't know how to use it." :-)

Please don't take this the wrong way... I bet there's a lot of good
information on the wiki, and obviously many people have donated time
and effort to it.  But at least right now, it doesn't seem to be a
good resource for new Ruby users.

Just my two cents.

Jeff
softiesonrails.com