Now that we have a Wiki which is starting (slowly) to be populated it would be good to get users' views on how it should develop.
Here are the things it COULD do (but maybe it shouldn't try to do all of them):
1. Answer user questions and problems (maybe this is best done using this ASA Forum, which is more responsive than a wiki).
2. Provide tutorials and "how to" guidance aimed at new users (ASA should be doing this, but as they are not, this is probably a good thing for the wiki to do).
3. Provide basic documentation of how to install, configure and operate ASA hardware and software (obviously this must be ASAs responsibility using their own documentation, but as much of that documentation is missing or out of date maybe the wiki should try and do this also - however maybe that will discourage ASA from bringing their own documentation up to a good standard).
4. Provide supplementary documentation on advanced features that ASA does not document (also this should be ASAs responsibility but it seems they have no intention of documenting these features so maybe the wiki should; however do we have the technical information to do this accurately - particularly as ASA have said they do not have the resources to contribute directly to the wiki?)
5. Provide information on how to integrate ASA hardware/software with 3rd party hardware/software (this is probably a good thing for the wiki to do as it is not really ASA's responsibility)
6. Provide a forum for astrophotography, astrometry, photometry and other activities by ASA users for them to discuss techniques and host their results (not sure about this one, is it best to do this here on this ASA Forum or in the wiki?)
Before we invest too much effort in building the wiki further it would be good to get views from as many ASA users as possible. For example, we have started to document the Autoslew user interface on the wiki but this is already described (albeit incompletely) by ASA documentation. Should we continue to complete and expand this user interface documentation or should we simply refer to existing ASA documentation, even if it is a bit out of date?
Please add comments to this thread on which of the 6 above areas we should focus on, where we should prioritise and if there is anything else we should be doing.
Edited by nakbrooks, 02 October 2016 - 09:51 AM.