FAQ: Change of FAQ management/editor


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Phil Addison

Hi Everyone,

Following on from the thread on "FAQ and Wiki" John Rumm has kindly
agreed to take over maintenance/development of the UK DIY FAQ. Being a
significant contributor to the FAQ and the Wiki, as well as on here he
is well placed to do this. I think it only fair that whoever does the
work has full control of the diyfaq domain, and so I am transfering it
to John, so he will become the new 'owner' of the FAQ which includes
the Wiki as a sub-domain.

I'm sure John will welcome more suggestions as to how the FAQ and Wiki
should work together, and trust you all join me in thanking him for
taking the work on board.

Phil Addison

The UK DIY FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/
The UK DIY Wiki is at http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk
The UK DIY FAQ can be searched via Google at
http://groups.google.com/groups/advanced_search?q=group:uk.d-i-y
 
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ARWadsworth

Phil Addison said:
Hi Everyone,

Following on from the thread on "FAQ and Wiki" John Rumm has kindly
agreed to take over maintenance/development of the UK DIY FAQ. Being a
significant contributor to the FAQ and the Wiki, as well as on here he
is well placed to do this. I think it only fair that whoever does the
work has full control of the diyfaq domain, and so I am transfering it
to John, so he will become the new 'owner' of the FAQ which includes
the Wiki as a sub-domain.

I'm sure John will welcome more suggestions as to how the FAQ and Wiki
should work together, and trust you all join me in thanking him for
taking the work on board.

Phil Addison
Good luck John.

I do know that you can do it.

And Thank You Phil for everything that you have done in the past.

All the best

Adam
 
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EricP

Hi Everyone,

Following on from the thread on "FAQ and Wiki" John Rumm has kindly
agreed to take over maintenance/development of the UK DIY FAQ. Being a
significant contributor to the FAQ and the Wiki, as well as on here he
is well placed to do this. I think it only fair that whoever does the
work has full control of the diyfaq domain, and so I am transfering it
to John, so he will become the new 'owner' of the FAQ which includes
the Wiki as a sub-domain.

I'm sure John will welcome more suggestions as to how the FAQ and Wiki
should work together, and trust you all join me in thanking him for
taking the work on board.

Phil Addison
Many thanks for the work you have done on it. it has saved me and
neighbours a bit of trouble as well as settled arguments.
 
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fred

Phil Addison said:
Hi Everyone,

Following on from the thread on "FAQ and Wiki" John Rumm has kindly
agreed to take over maintenance/development of the UK DIY FAQ. Being a
significant contributor to the FAQ and the Wiki, as well as on here he
is well placed to do this. I think it only fair that whoever does the
work has full control of the diyfaq domain, and so I am transfering it
to John, so he will become the new 'owner' of the FAQ which includes
the Wiki as a sub-domain.

I'm sure John will welcome more suggestions as to how the FAQ and Wiki
should work together, and trust you all join me in thanking him for
taking the work on board.

Phil Addison

The UK DIY FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/
The UK DIY Wiki is at http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk
The UK DIY FAQ can be searched via Google at
http://groups.google.com/groups/advanced_search?q=group:uk.d-i-y
Thanks for all your work in the past Phil, very much appreciated.

Best of luck to John.
 
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meow2222

John said:
If I could join in with a public thanks to Phil for all the dedicated
work over many years. I hope I can continue to the at least maintain the
high standards!
Yes, thanks to both of you for all the input


NT
 
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geoff

John Rumm said:
If I could join in with a public thanks to Phil for all the dedicated
work over many years.
seconded

I hope I can continue to the at least maintain the high standards!
 
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Phil Addison

FWIW; Congratulations on maintaining one of the few good newsgroups left
Thank you kindly, though of course the very nature of newsgroups is that
they are neither maintained nor moderated - not by me nor anybody else.
But yes its a damn good newsgroup.

Phil
 
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John Weston

"Phil Addison" said:
Hi Everyone,

Following on from the thread on "FAQ and Wiki" John Rumm has kindly
agreed to take over maintenance/development of the UK DIY FAQ. Being a
significant contributor to the FAQ and the Wiki, as well as on here he
is well placed to do this. I think it only fair that whoever does the
work has full control of the diyfaq domain, and so I am transfering it
to John, so he will become the new 'owner' of the FAQ which includes
the Wiki as a sub-domain.

I'm sure John will welcome more suggestions as to how the FAQ and Wiki
should work together, and trust you all join me in thanking him for
taking the work on board.

Phil Addison

The UK DIY FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/
The UK DIY Wiki is at http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk
The UK DIY FAQ can be searched via Google at
http://groups.google.com/groups/advanced_search?q=group:uk.d-i-y
Well done.

Can you put a link to the Wiki near the top of the FAQ page, and vice-
versa. Also how about including a link to the Google groups search for
historical posting, whilst stating the preferred method of access for
current discussions is to contribute via a News server. (With suggested
news servers?)
 
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Rob G

Yup, changed the navigation bar in the wiki, and added links to the wiki
in the contents and home pages of the FAQ. More links will appear in
time to cross reference articles. (you may need to delete your browser
cache to see the wiki changes)


Yup that is already there. It is partially covered in the faq already,
and I have added a link to the wiki article that covers it in more detail..

--
Cheers,

John.

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I'll add my 'me too' to all the congrats, well wishes and grateful
thanks. It always astounds me how much time some people give to
assisting others - altruism at its very best. Thanks

John- I don't know if you remember but some time back there was an
Australian 'Rules of the Workshop' floating around. I tried to find
it recently for a newly workshopped friend, and in the end had to go
back to a mate in Oz to see if he could find it.

He did so and I'd forgotten just how entertaining it is. It is called
"The Code of Practice" and runs to about 20 pages as a pdf file. I
think we have a 'humour' area - (isn't the canoe buoyancy material
story there ?) and I think it would be appropriate in there, but I
don't know where about that area is and if it is vetted
('moderated').

Can you assist ?

Rob
 
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Tim S

Rob G coughed up some electrons that declared:
I'll add my 'me too' to all the congrats, well wishes and grateful
thanks. It always astounds me how much time some people give to
assisting others - altruism at its very best. Thanks
<AOL>
Me too :)
</AOL>

The FAQ and Wiki are an extremely rich source of information - but (as a
former sysadmin) there is a certain amount of work in actually running
them, besides the content.

Thanks to Phil for past efforts and to John for future ones!

BTW - both websites seem to always be available, unlike, say, Rother
Council's that is down more times than Paris Hilton's[1] knickers. And the
latter probably pay consultants (or is that insultants?) to make theirs
so "reliable".

[1]Allegedly, according to certain web videos, which of course, I have no
first hand experience of *cough*

Cheers

Tim
 
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ARWadsworth

Tim S said:
Rob G coughed up some electrons that declared:
I'll add my 'me too' to all the congrats, well wishes and grateful
thanks. It always astounds me how much time some people give to
assisting others - altruism at its very best. Thanks
<AOL>
Me too :)
</AOL>

The FAQ and Wiki are an extremely rich source of information - but (as a
former sysadmin) there is a certain amount of work in actually running
them, besides the content.

Thanks to Phil for past efforts and to John for future ones!

BTW - both websites seem to always be available, unlike, say, Rother
Council's that is down more times than Paris Hilton's[1] knickers. And the
latter probably pay consultants (or is that insultants?) to make theirs
so "reliable".

[1]Allegedly, according to certain web videos, which of course, I have no
first hand experience of *cough*
I have seen the videos and I have some right hand experience of her.

Adam
 
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Tim S

ARWadsworth coughed up some electrons that declared:
I have seen the videos and I have some right hand experience of her.

Adam
So a genuine J. Arthur movie experience then...
 
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Phil Addison

BTW - both websites seem to always be available, unlike, say, Rother
Council's that is down more times than Paris Hilton's[1] knickers. And the
latter probably pay consultants (or is that insultants?) to make theirs
so "reliable".
That's because both the FAQ and the Wiki are hosted on servers provided
by Grunff, a good contributor to uk.d-i-y, whose company SymWorks
http://www.symworks.com/ has been providing free server space and
bandwith to us since 2002. You can find SymWorks logo at the top of the
FAQ home page http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/

If you know anyone thinking of setting up their own online retail
business please consider drawing their attention to SymWorks. That's a
small return for the favour of free hosting that they provide for this
group.

Phil

The UK DIY FAQ is at http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/
The UK DIY Wiki is at http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk
The UK DIY FAQ can be searched via Google at
http://groups.google.com/groups/advanced_search?q=group:uk.d-i-y
 
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Tim S

Phil Addison coughed up some electrons that declared:
BTW - both websites seem to always be available, unlike, say, Rother
Council's that is down more times than Paris Hilton's[1] knickers. And
the latter probably pay consultants (or is that insultants?) to make
theirs so "reliable".
That's because both the FAQ and the Wiki are hosted on servers provided
by Grunff, a good contributor to uk.d-i-y, whose company SymWorks
http://www.symworks.com/ has been providing free server space and
bandwith to us since 2002. You can find SymWorks logo at the top of the
FAQ home page http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/

If you know anyone thinking of setting up their own online retail
business please consider drawing their attention to SymWorks. That's a
small return for the favour of free hosting that they provide for this
group.
Then thanks to Grunff too :)

And a well deserved mention of his company I feel.
 
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