[thelist] FAQ tool? (was RE: was whitespace around form in firefox now OT rant)

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 12:39:49 CDT 2006

On 7/20/06, Canfield, Joel <JCanfield at pacadvantage.org> wrote:
> stunningly cool *idea*, Christian. operating more or less the same way,
> using <faq> instead of &lt; tip &gt; ?
> or is there some way it could be automated with some artificial
> intelligence?

Now that's a good idea  - having an FAQ tag as well. Maybe it gets built up
as the questions get kind of 're-answered' over time. You see one of the
questions, you answer it but you simply format it with <faq> and it gets
magically sucked into some page. Similar to how tips work (and maybe they
are there together somehow).

Tricky part is probably marrying up the actual question asked to the answer,
and doing the "magic/AI" part, as Joel put it. The page should probably be
editable by some admin (in case someone puts in an FAQ that is wrong or
needs improvement).

Definitely a project worth pursuing. I'd volunteer if I were not working two
jobs right now.


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