I had this thought the other day when I was looking over some archived
deban-user stuff. Two thoughts actually. I know that there are an awful
lot of questions that crop up time and time again. These aren't directly
related to the Debian-FAQ but crop up enough that maybe there should be
something like a debian-user-FAQ, kinda like the Linux-FAQ but tailored
more towards Debian GNU/Linux.
Secondly a while someone commented about the number of users new to
Linux and using debian as their first version (I think it was posted on
debian-devel in march sometime.) Anyway, the thought was was that maybe
there should be a new debian list, something like debian-newbie. That
way people would hopefully think about joining the newbiew list, moving
to the user list once they have a better understanding of debian GNU/Linux.
For instance, I was thinking that the sort of questions on debian-newbie
would be along the lines of; how do I compile a kernel? Why doesn't X work?
Does debian support my soundcard? HELP!
And debian-user could be used for questions like; my ip-masquerading appears
to be broken, I've tried ..., I've upgraded X to patato and now my systems
broken..., I'm looking for ...
You get the idea. If I'm being completely stupid here then please say so
nicely. I'm just throwing a thought I had to the group. Comments would
be most welcome.
"This job's too hard for us!" -Andy and Randy Pig