Re: Newbie Information -- Clarification

Subject: Re: Newbie Information -- Clarification
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 08:16:43 -0700

Also, along these same lines, Melissa Hunter-Kilmer has been maintaining
a "How To Get Started in Technical Writing" website for quite some time.
It is at

Beverly Parks
parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil =
Visit the Friendly Faces of TECHWR-L:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric J. Ray [SMTP:ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 6:00 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Newbie Information -- Clarification
> At 07:54 AM 4/29/98 -0400, Tim Altom wrote:
> >I propose to do a kind of FAQ just for newbie questions. Our Techwr-l
> site
> >has a FAQ, but what it does is list a question or topic and then
> display a
> >page with a bunch of responses from the list. If we were to add the
> common
> >newbie questions we'd promptly double the list of topics. As Eric
> pointed
> >out to me, it's a formidable task to put together a FAQ specifically
> for
> >newbies, and almost as great a task for the webmaster to juggle all
> those
> >separate topics.
> Actually, I think that Tim misunderstood my message. Deb may answer in
> greater detail later, but there's certainly no real or implied limit
> to the number of topics that could be addressed through topic
> summaries
> on the TECHWR-L site (
> As a matter of fact, the more questions and answers we have
> summarized there, the better it will be for anyone who needs that
> information as well as for those who would prefer to venture into
> newer areas, rather than rehashing the same topics at the same
> level of detail.

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