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Sailnet for Newbies Page
A post in the "Suggestion" box got me to thinking, after I fired off a smart-alecky reply, so I thought i'd get a brainstorm brewing here.
Do we need a section devoted to newbies?
Some old salts sometimes get tired of answering the same questions over and over, while others post the same answer over and over. What if we created a section devoted to the FAQs?
Yeah, I know, the search has all the answers (that was my response) but i got to thinking- how effective is the search function if you are not even sure if you are asking the right questions, with the right words, in the right way?
Additionally, sometimes i think the average guppy can get shocked by info overload. There is simply SO MUCH info here- articles, boat reviews, forums, SDs 174,967 posts, plus all of the off-topic stuff- that I think some newbies may get overwhelmed.
How about we start here with a sort of information desk for newbies- links to a glossary, sailboat identifier links, important newbie sailnet threads, SDs boat inspection tips, sort of a Reader's Digest Condensed Sailnet.
Let's make this the newbie link throwdown at this hoedown.
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