Help upgrading to 10.10
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 19:42:17 UTC 2010
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Jordon Bedwell <jordon at envygeeks.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-10-14 at 16:23 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
>> On 14 October 2010 16:14, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Google's just as likely to point you to wiki.ubuntu.com as it is to
>> > point you to help.ubuntu.com.
>> I have no knowledge of the internals of how Google decides what to go
>> for. Most 'documentation' resides on doc.ubuntu.com and
>> help.ubuntu.com so I'd /imagine/ that's where people link to
>> (hopefully) so that should push those up the ranks. Indeed googling
>> for ubuntu and upgrade gives only one link to wiki. but two for help.
>> and one for ubuntu.com.
>> Not trying to argue, just testing the theory.
> I've noticed that google also places links based on clicks and
> relevancy. There is some kind of bad ass algorithm going on at Google
> and we must get a hold of it. That aside, doc.ubuntu.com should be
> converted to help.ubuntu.com or doc masters should start migrating
> redundant articles over.
doc.ubuntu.com is the home page of the doc team. help.ubuntu.com is
the help/doc home page.
> I don't know what the logic was behind it, but I assume it might have
> been to separate user input from official output but at this point in
> the game with everything being so outdated in most places, it just
> throws people off. Ubuntu changes so rapidly their weak point has
> become documentation, because they can't focus some development time on
> it. What needs to be done is set official doc masters, start migrating
> and then have users start building real world knowledge bases with
> dedicated doc masters just reviewing, testing and correcting.
I suspect that it's a question of resources or lack thereof. Fedora
releases versions at the same rate and yet publishes excellent
documentation every time. The content might not change much from one
Fedora version to another but fedoraproject.com has a separate
documentation home page for every version of Fedora with links to
various docs. So the speed of release isn't a factor.
> Anyways, I think you're both right, because there are times where I end
> up with help.ubuntu.com doc.ubuntu.com and wiki.ubuntu.com in a row one
> after the other, then there are times where it's all confusing and the
> wiki says "piss off will ya" but researching, I get help :/
Depending on what you search for, you can get wiki.ubuntu.com links
rather than help.ubuntu.com links.
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