[Slackdocs] New beginners guide

Barry Watson barry.watson23 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 23:17:31 CEST 2012

Almost certainly that's me!

Thanks Eric - I'll get it moved asap. It does need a lot adding to it, 
for sure!

All the best


On 08/28/2012 10:13 PM, Eric Hameleers wrote:
> On 08/28/2012 10:50 PM, Barry Watson wrote:
>> Hi there
>> I've been playing around on and off with an article to help new
>> Slackers get up and running with Slackware. I think a draft's now
>> ready for people to have a look at and improve and/or add to.
>> I'd like to publish it (preferably on the front page) - how do I do that?
>> Thanks
>> Barry
> It may be you who's editing the playground:start page? That is a
> dangerous thing to do if your intention is to keep the text. The
> playground is meant to test ideas about syntax and design... it is not
> meant to work on an article in earnest.
> It may so happen that someone decides to delete your content because he
> wants to try out something else. Or, the admins schedule a cron job that
> clears out the playground content once a week... you get the idea.
> If you want to work on a page, just create it under a namespace where it
> will be appropriate. A Slackware beginners guide may end up under
> slackware: or under hotwos: depending on its content.
> You can just type a URL like
> "http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:first_steps" and when the Wiki says
> that the page does not exist, you click on "create this page" and then
> copy your content into that new page (and save that).
> A page like is currently at
> http://docs.slackware.com/playground:playground will not hit the front
> page but will certainly fit in a "Tips for beginners" section which we
> _may_ add as a topic on the front page.
> Your article does need some editong here and there, and needs links to
> the article(s) you mention. Also it needs to be expanded a lot to make
> it a required read for new Slackware users. But that is why we have a
> team of editors at your disposal - one of them can proofread your
> article and help you improve its quality.
> Cheers, Eric
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