version 2 - by the collective known as TooLasy
Message of the Day, or at
How this came to be
What can be done about the
Final Word of Thanks
Message of 12/04, or at least some day around then
Note to all - the faqs and codec
corner will start undergoing a change in January. New info, new format,
new underwear. Should take about 6 months to complete the change over.
Here's hoping version 3 will be the last for me. "Send in the
As of December we've worked out the
problems we were having with the
reporting - mainly not recording the information found for the sub
domains. We've lost the May - December period, but January on will be
The first Image is the period Jan 03-Jan 04, showing the page count by
day for the different "sections" of the faqs. These are "stacked".
The Next image is for the entire site
over it's tracked life. Again, no information is available for the
first year, and the period May 03 to Jan 04 is missing
1.Always, always, always - please email
any link, inside or outside the faqs, fails you.
2. Spelling, Spilling, Speling - if you find
3. Input, Always.....
4.Needed - maintainers who will read, reread,
to the knowledge base contained here in. Information is getting dated,
and reedited (confirmed) all the time. We need the help.
came to be
Once upon a time (1996) a group of cappers sat around on IRC bemoaning
of a written FAQ for abme. One non capper finally got fed up and wrote
thing out as a text document. It was a long read, but quite good. A few
were done - the last, known as version 3B, in November of 1998.
recommended posting limit in 1997 was 35 megs per week. And trust me,
Another group of (most not
around in '96)
were sitting around in 1999 bemoaning the lack of updates, the
finding the information, and the joys a html FAQ would bring. One
old one in the corner get sick of the noise, so... you get the idea.
he posted the work, people started to commit to working on it, a began
snowball, and here it is. Over the last three years there has been an
3 changes per week, every week. The Grumpy one thought he was done and
would be it. Yeah, right.
After our first year, a couple of us realized that we had been
fed a fair
amount of misleading information which was being provided by one
"mis-information" was provided to promote one provider over others.
That bad information has been removed. If there's bad information
least it isn't paid for bad information.
This FAQ is a direct result of the
( as it were ) of usenet, and the comments, questions, and opinions
be done about the FAQ maintainers
Each page ( currently over 65 pages )
be reviewed at least 5 times a year. Failure of the page
update their page, or to agree with your point of view will lead to his
taken outside and shot, where upon the update job ( along with the
salary of US $0.00 ) will fall on your shoulders.
For those of you we piss off, bottom
it's most likely because you are doing something way, way outside of
generally accepted usenet standard of behavior. Don't like it? Our
advice to you
is to usurp us at the faqs. You might be surprised at how willingly
we'll go. On
the other hand - go back up and read "Grumpy Old One" above, it may
have been a low meds day.
Below is a list of
people whose posts in abmed contributed to this collection of
whom thought enough of the faqs to mail us information, or in a few
called the site holder with information, help, or the like. For info -
you ask - only one faq maintainer is listed here - the rest of us never
anything important enough to count. If you helped and your name isn't
because we're stupid, or less of a chance, but possible - we think you
want to be listed here. Used to have a person telling us that people
credit, and we didn't question him about it. Then found out a fair
amount of the
info he gave us was wrong, so this may be as well.
It will be a long while before I round
half of the names that are scattered throughout the faqs that need to
||bj the dj.
||Alice in Dallas
||Mean old Man
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