I’m going to try a slightly different approach to dealing with the FAQs for a bit and see how we go. Rather than doing nothing at all, then big updates, I’ll try to trickle out the replies to comments, getting a bit done here and there. For example, I’ve dealt with a few more of the DZ questions today. The big updates will then largely be collations of things that are already in the comments.
Of course, I understand that most of you won’t bother reading through all of the comments to see what’s been answered. I probably wouldn’t do that myself either. However, the devoted few who post most of the queries and debate such things will, I’m sure, be on hand to help refine these answers. This should help them to be more robust when they do get collated into a more user friendly format for a broader readership.
Also, it occurred to me that some of the FAQ documents were getting a little long. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I answer all sorts of questions that have only been asked once rather than only dealing with the ones that come up lots. This is because I assume that the ones I hear are the tip of an iceberg, and that if one person asks then there are probably more that I either don’t hear or simply don’t say. I’d rather be thorough even if it does make it look a bit long.
The other reason the FAQs have got a bit long is that I discuss the why of an answer and don’t just say yes or no. Again, that’s just me. When I read someone else’s FAQ I find it helpful to know why in case anything comparable comes up that isn’t answered directly. Also because I’m curious and just want to know.
What might be useful is if I try doing 2 versions of the longer FAQs in future; one as it is now and the second condensed and without my waffle (just the Q & A, no D). That might be a more convenient document to print out and have on hand for a game.
Just a thought 🙂