I thought about making use of the Corrado Club FAQ instead of creating one on here, but I decided not to. I began writing up a handful of topics for either submission to Corrado Club or inclusion in an FAQ here or somewhere else, but I scrapped that idea in favor of the "search and post results" format I started to use in the FAQ in the Corrado forum.
First off, I wanted something that was dynamic and local to Vortex - for ease of use and ease of creation. With an FAQ here, I/we/anyone can post in it, suggest topics they'd like added, etc. The Corrado Club FAQ is an excellent source of info, but it feels "distant" from Vortex.
"Ease of use" might not seem like a valid reason to have an FAQ here instead of pointing people to the Corrado Club FAQ. But, when new users here ask a basic question and then say "I already read the Corrado Club FAQ" - when, in fact, there are a handful of good writeups on their subject in the Corrado Club FAQ, then having an FAQ here does seem a bit "easier," since they'll instantly see it the first time they come in here, and it'll be easy for us to point them to it.
Plus, the way I'm doing it makes it simple to add a ton of info with very little effort - I or someone else can come up with a topic idea, and I/they spend 5 minutes searching and then posts a list of the results, rather than having to write up a topic from scratch.
Plus, IMHO, linking to a bunch of threads is a much more informative FAQ structure than having individual people write about individual topics. Take an example - what to look for when buying a Corrado. I or someone else could write a paragraph or two (for Corrado-Club), or someone could post (in here) a list of two dozen threads on that topic. IMHO, the second is the more informative method - instead of one person's opinion, you get 20 people's opinions.
The Corrado Club site is an awesome source of info, and I point people there *all* the time. But still, we have newbies here say things like "help wme with XXX common problem, I already searched and I already checked the Corrado Club FAQ." Telling them to search harder or read the Corrado Club FAQ again doesn't usually help much, so I figured I'd do the searching for them ahead of time and post the results here.
[Modified by SaabFan, 12:02 PM 10-15-2002]