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Where should a complete Newbie start?118:10, 14 January 2012
Unbalanced translate tags106:43, 3 April 2011

Where should a complete Newbie start?


I am a bit confused about the entry pages of this wiki. I am using Linux since 14 years and know what to do if some problems with the computer occur. But my father with the age of 60 years who wants to start with Computers doesnt know anything. So I was looking for a central web page which could guide him through the main interactions and common tasks using KDE. In my opinion this wiki could be a favourite. But checking this wiki from the Welcome page I couldnt find the obvious path through KDE. This introduction page is even misleading because all the links are targeted for contributors.

In the end my question is: shouldnt we use this page as a guide for absolute beginners with the appropriate links which lead to all the topics useful for them. In this way one can go the way from the entry site in several jumps to the specific topics without having to use the search function.

Thanks Erwin

ErwinG08:45, 14 January 2012

The page linked as Quick Start, on the navigation panel, is intended to be the absolute beginners' page. It's much easier to guess what a beginner to contributing will need to know, than it is for guessing what a new reader will want, so perhaps you could help us improve that page? We could start with a thread on the Quick Start discussion page, to work out what's needed. It may be that the information is already there, but not obviously available, in which case links may be sufficient, or it may need additional information writing. Inspiration is sorely needed Face-smile.png.

I've tried to ensure that most of the stuff needed by new users would be in the category Getting Started - maybe a page that sorts those links into logical groups might help? Please do keep talking about this. I want to hear your ideas.

annew18:10, 14 January 2012

Unbalanced translate tags

Translate tags should be balanced within section. The section An introduction to KDE#Let’s Go! is unbalanced and section edit preview does not work.

Yecril71pl20:04, 2 April 2011

Tags are now simplified. Lists do not need additional space between entries, so the whole is in one section. The problem should have disappeared.

annew06:43, 3 April 2011

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