moderated Re: non-mod usable beta tag set for private replies only #meta
Hi Mark,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
For every person confident enough to try to voice request for help there will always be many more “lurkers"who breathe a sigh of relief that someone else was having the same problem. So, after you have read through this post please share with us what hashtag it should have had and perhaps share a screen shot as to how that would look.
Main@beta seems to be where to submit requests or ideas for consideration. It’s a “different set eyes, ears, and mindset" from GMF. Any response from you is, by definition,”official. Nothing from GMF is "official words”. That difference is what brings some of us newbies here seeking authoritative words from “on high”.
That need doesn’t make us “draftees” to be put or kept in “our place" by a drill sergeant. Many of us find Groups.io confusing in many ways because we simply do not have the time (or the will) to educate ourselves to “expert” level here. These are neither complaint nor public confession, merely simple impersonal facts.
No one can change the fact that half the solution to any problem is someone perceiving said “problem” as such in the first place. By their very nature, “problems” are often situations concerning that which we “don’t know that we don’t know”. With my limited IT background, I don’t claim to be able to definitively identify a “Bug” from a “feature” that is less than “intuitive”.
So when, inevitably, a newbie like me makes a suggestion out of inexperience with Groups.io, I find those “...long, drawn-out “how to” threads that don’t belong in beta…” to often be of considerable help; whether in clarification of that which is already here, or in FINDING information I didn’t ’t know enough to successfully search for.
While individual responses may very well NOT “belong in beta”, I have found some of these most useful on occasion and believe they DO “belong” SOMEWHERE. I still don’t understand how to use a hashtag as J_Catlady suggests, but I do think there should be a “OT” discussion place, thread, whatever works to which such “follow-up” could transfer without the stigma of having somehow erred from the established path.
Anything that improves comprehension and understand here serves an important purpose until such time as overall documentation and/or help risers to the level of a Groups.io “manual”. So inasmuch as such would seem desirable and positive in the overall, I see merit in allowing such PUBLIC conversations on/off Main@beta.
Groups.io can have “structure” without forcing one and all into conforming to a complex and inflexible series of procedure and “topics”.