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#21 nakbrooks

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

If you want to have this boards in the Forum, we can create them. I think the forum is better for discussions and more responsive than a Wiki. I think Wiki should be the knowledge database that should be updated with the latest learning and information that are generated out of discussions in the forum.

What boards should we generate?

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Michael

Agreed. Can I suggest the following:

In the existing ASA Imaging forum create a new Board called "Imaging Discussion".

Create a new ASA forum called "Astro Science" with three Boards:
- "Science Discussion"
- "Astrometry"
- "Photometry"

Together with the existing ASA Forums/Boards this should cover most discussion topics relating to ASA hardware/software.

(Discussion about the Wiki itself probably belongs on the Wiki site, which already has discussion forums for Improvements, Bug Reports, Editors, etc).

Edited by nakbrooks, 03 October 2016 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:54 PM

It would also be very nice, if ASA provided us with the latest knowledge and (upgrade) possibillities of the mounts, so that can be used in the wiki...
That would be the best ASA could do for it's (potential) customers and it is long over due.
It is almost impossible for users to find out by themselves what all the hidden possibillities are without any help from you guys.
Sometimes we really feel kind of deserted by you...

Waldemar


Fully agree.

Michael: there is a lot of ASA documentation which exists but is either specific to individual customers or very old. However often this documentation is valuable as it is all that exists.

It seems there are three options here:

1. ASA puts all current documentation in your download area and also creates a new area on your web site for "Archived Documents". You can then put all the old or specialist documents in that Archive (with a "health warning" that it may not be up to date and users should use it at their own risk.

2. You give permission for the Wiki to hold copies of all ASA documentation that we can find and any others that you can give us. We will put this in a document archive on the Wiki (with a similar "health warning").

3. We don't put this documentation on the Wiki but we use it to create new guidance pages on the Wiki. Dietmar has already given us permission to extract text and photos from your manuals for this purpose. However this will only be a partial answer as the user community does not have the time or knowledge to re-write and update your documentation (neither is this our responsibility).

Could ASA please confirm which of the above options you can agree to?
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