worf wrote: ↑Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:03 pm
fpena944 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:16 pmSo would you all mind if I placed some of these attached PDFs out there? Also do you all have anything else you'd like to upload? If so please submit to this link: pages/article-submissions/
I don’t like the fact the the “article section” is a WORM drive. Once submitted, authors have no control over their work be it formatting or content.
If the notion to edit/revise/correct strikes me, I’d like to be able to do it while the iron is hot without going through a series of hoops.
In addition, what’s the ‘draw’ of the article section over a sticky discussion thread in which folks participate?
I can actually grant access to users allowing them to edit content that they submitted. So if this is a concern then that is certainly something that can be provided. I just assumed most people wouldn't want to be responsible for formatting and some of the complexities associated with creating website content. But yes it can be done!
The draw to the article section is that it's a more permanent archive that can be tagged, categorized, and searched with a bit more ease than when it sits on a forum.
The problem with sticky content is that you can only sticky so many topics. Once you have several of them they start to get ignored or bog down the forum conversation since you have to scroll past them to get to the content. Within the articles section I can create separate pages for each type of category, I can group different articles on the fly based on different attributes and we just have a lot more flexibility on what we can do with the content based on the sophistication of the platform.
A forum is the best platform for ongoing conversation but if we want to archive something then I believe an article repository is better suited for that purpose.
Not forcing use of one or the other and content can be stored in both simultaneously. Just trying to take advantage of the core competencies of each platform we have at our disposal.
Let me know if you have any other questions!