[Mediawiki-l] probably the wrong listserve

Raquel raquel at thericehouse.net
Sun Jan 7 20:25:36 UTC 2007

On Sun, 07 Jan 2007 11:54:03 -0700
Richard Freeman <rfbree at montana.com> wrote:

> Hello, may I interrupt with one last inquiry.  I'm seeing that is
> list  is geared for the more advanced wiki user -- clearly the
> wrong place for  the newbe -- so I'll unsubscribe soon after
> receiving responses to this  missive.  With that noted, could
> someone in the community/forum please  point me to a good written
> guide on learning to use mediawiki from a  beginner's stand point?
>  Thanks in advance! -- RF
> PS, I'm a highly-motivated self-learner, so I won't be wasting
> your  time, and I have good experience teaching myself to use
> complicated  software. 
> PSS, encouraging newbees from outside the circumscribed field of
> current  MediaWiki users (and Mediawiki-l members) might be
> beneficial, in the  sense that you would bring new problem-solvers
> into the fold, perhaps  spawning some creative solutions not
> otherwise fielded.  I hypothesize  that within a short time-frame,
> the quality of the additional voices  would exceed the (initial)
> noise we would bring to the forum. 
> -- 
> Dr. Richard Freeman                   

I think that we've all had to begin at the beginning.  I know that I
did.  I also asked some very newbie questions in the beginning, and
compared to other questions here, I still may.  Don't let the "more
advanced" questions some are asking put you off.  Otherwise I may
not be able to help anyone myself.

My suggestion is to do your reading and then ask your newbie
questions here.

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.
  --Martin Luther King, Jr.

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