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There seems to be a bit of a learning curve when users first start using the site as we've seen with the OP adding an answer rather than editing their question or responding with a comment. I've seen a few different sites that offer some video tutorials offering quick intros along with some dos and donts.

I've seen the videos be a part of FAQ pages, part of a training page, and also included at the end of the registration process before the user would try to begin asking some questions, etc.

Why not create these videos for the trilogy sites?

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For clarification... I'm not suggesting that every person who uses the SO sites would benefit from this. I'm not even suggestingIt's quite obvious that the folks who would benefit from it would even consider using itfeel pretty strongly against this. However, it appears that the status quo is leaving some continual cleanup duties behind The comments and modsanswers on this thread are all self reflecting and don't seem to place much thought about how others are spending their time doing so rather than answering questions.

So ifmay or may not interact with the old addage "if it aint brokesite. In fact, don't fix it" is true in this situationI agree with much of what people have said here, I' retractbut this post. Howeverreally is not about me or you, thereit is clearly a learning curve for new users that thisabout the noob who may be beneficial tonot know how the site works and never reads anything (like FAQ)...

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I understand I'd apply the negative sentament towards thisfollowing metaphor that really sums up my thoughts... After all, most on META have been on SO long enough

If you buy Madden 2010 for the XBox, you can simply pop the game in the XBox and grab the controller and start playing. You can open up the box and read the 42 page booklet on how-to play the game, or you can watch some of the game demos and go through the training modules embedded into the game. You can do 3 different things in this scenario, choosing the one that fits YOU best.

I'm simply saying that there is little value inif you apply this for them. But put on your NOOB hat and trymetaphor to reflect when you first signed up for the site. WouldSO sites, we only allow you have preferred to learn through a video or throughsimply pop the rath of some SO users? http://agilezen.com/tour/visualize is a good examplegame in and start playing and provide the booklet. Why not the 3rd offering?

There seems to be a bit of a learning curve when users first start using the site as we've seen with the OP adding an answer rather than editing their question or responding with a comment. I've seen a few different sites that offer some video tutorials offering quick intros along with some dos and donts.

I've seen the videos be a part of FAQ pages, part of a training page, and also included at the end of the registration process before the user would try to begin asking some questions, etc.

Why not create these videos for the trilogy sites?

EDIT
For clarification... I'm not suggesting that every person who uses the SO sites would benefit from this. I'm not even suggesting that the folks who would benefit from it would even consider using it. However, it appears that the status quo is leaving some continual cleanup duties behind and mods and others are spending their time doing so rather than answering questions.

So if the old addage "if it aint broke, don't fix it" is true in this situation, I' retract this post. However, there is clearly a learning curve for new users that this may be beneficial to.

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I understand the negative sentament towards this... After all, most on META have been on SO long enough that there is little value in this for them. But put on your NOOB hat and try to reflect when you first signed up for the site. Would you have preferred to learn through a video or through the rath of some SO users? http://agilezen.com/tour/visualize is a good example.

There seems to be a bit of a learning curve when users first start using the site as we've seen with the OP adding an answer rather than editing their question or responding with a comment. I've seen a few different sites that offer some video tutorials offering quick intros along with some dos and donts.

I've seen the videos be a part of FAQ pages, part of a training page, and also included at the end of the registration process before the user would try to begin asking some questions, etc.

Why not create these videos for the trilogy sites?

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It's quite obvious that folks feel pretty strongly against this. The comments and answers on this thread are all self reflecting and don't seem to place much thought about how others may or may not interact with the site. In fact, I agree with much of what people have said here, but this really is not about me or you, it is about the noob who may not know how the site works and never reads anything (like FAQ)...

I'd apply the following metaphor that really sums up my thoughts...

If you buy Madden 2010 for the XBox, you can simply pop the game in the XBox and grab the controller and start playing. You can open up the box and read the 42 page booklet on how-to play the game, or you can watch some of the game demos and go through the training modules embedded into the game. You can do 3 different things in this scenario, choosing the one that fits YOU best.

I'm simply saying that if you apply this metaphor to the SO sites, we only allow you to simply pop the game in and start playing and provide the booklet. Why not the 3rd offering?

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There seems to be a bit of a learning curve when users first start using the site as we've seen with the OP adding an answer rather than editing their question or responding with a comment. I've seen a few different sites that offer some video tutorials offering quick intros along with some dos and donts.

I've seen the videos be a part of FAQ pages, part of a training page, and also included at the end of the registration process before the user would try to begin asking some questions, etc.

Why not create these videos for the trilogy sites?

EDIT
For clarification... I'm not suggesting that every person who uses the SO sites would benefit from this. I'm not even suggesting that the folks who would benefit from it would even consider using it. However, it appears that the status quo is leaving some continual cleanup duties behind and mods and others are spending their time doing so rather than answering questions.

So if the old addage "if it aint broke, don't fix it" is true in this situation, I' retract this post. However, there is clearly a learning curve for new users that this may be beneficial to.

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I understand the negative sentament towards this... After all, most on META have been on SO long enough that there is little value in this for them. But put on your NOOB hat and try to reflect when you first signed up for the site. Would you have preferred to learn through a video or through the rath of some SO users? http://agilezen.com/tour/visualize is a good example.

There seems to be a bit of a learning curve when users first start using the site as we've seen with the OP adding an answer rather than editing their question or responding with a comment. I've seen a few different sites that offer some video tutorials offering quick intros along with some dos and donts.

I've seen the videos be a part of FAQ pages, part of a training page, and also included at the end of the registration process before the user would try to begin asking some questions, etc.

Why not create these videos for the trilogy sites?

EDIT
For clarification... I'm not suggesting that every person who uses the SO sites would benefit from this. I'm not even suggesting that the folks who would benefit from it would even consider using it. However, it appears that the status quo is leaving some continual cleanup duties behind and mods and others are spending their time doing so rather than answering questions.

So if the old addage "if it aint broke, don't fix it" is true in this situation, I' retract this post. However, there is clearly a learning curve for new users that this may be beneficial to.

There seems to be a bit of a learning curve when users first start using the site as we've seen with the OP adding an answer rather than editing their question or responding with a comment. I've seen a few different sites that offer some video tutorials offering quick intros along with some dos and donts.

I've seen the videos be a part of FAQ pages, part of a training page, and also included at the end of the registration process before the user would try to begin asking some questions, etc.

Why not create these videos for the trilogy sites?

EDIT
For clarification... I'm not suggesting that every person who uses the SO sites would benefit from this. I'm not even suggesting that the folks who would benefit from it would even consider using it. However, it appears that the status quo is leaving some continual cleanup duties behind and mods and others are spending their time doing so rather than answering questions.

So if the old addage "if it aint broke, don't fix it" is true in this situation, I' retract this post. However, there is clearly a learning curve for new users that this may be beneficial to.

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I understand the negative sentament towards this... After all, most on META have been on SO long enough that there is little value in this for them. But put on your NOOB hat and try to reflect when you first signed up for the site. Would you have preferred to learn through a video or through the rath of some SO users? http://agilezen.com/tour/visualize is a good example.

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