Seebs wrote:
> On 2010-02-11, Josh Cheek <josh.cheek / gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I think there may be a case for tutorials for newbies by newbies,
> 
> The problem is that the newbies will often figure things out 
> *incorrectly*,
> leading to tutorials that teach people bad habits, or superstitions, or
> whatever.
> 
> That said, you raise a good point about tutorials in general -- it's 
> extremely
> hard to write a good introductory text for something you know extremely 
> well.

Yes indeed!  And skilled newcomers could play an important role here.

> 
> Tragically, as of yet, it has proven impossible for anyone to try 
> showing a
> document to prospective readers to ask for feedback, but we hope that 
> some
> day this technology will be developed and it will be possible to improve
> documents based on that kind of feedback.

Wikis?

> 
> -s

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