Re: uBITx.net website
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I applaud your efforts. You took on a big task keeping your website up to date
with all that is happening in the future on the email group.
From: Mike Woods <mhwoods@...>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 4:38 PM
Subject: [BITX20] uBITx.net website
I note that there were almost 3,000 messages on this email list in December and we are currently at 2364 messages in January (and we are not quite to the end of the month!). If you are not following the traffic, or come to the party late, trying to extract helpful information from the list is not straight forward! That's not to say that the list and the files section aren't helpful. They are fantastic in fact for emergent discussion! But a mail group is not the best way for anybody to source tried and true information about anything. A website is much better at summarising known facts, to prevent endless redesign of the wheel, and answering the same newbie question over and over again.
I figured I should do something about this, so check out http://ubitx.net
The website is at an early stage of development. It will contain two types of information to begin with - a summary of some of the more interesting items that arise from list discussion, presented as "news" items and a comprehensive guide to constructing and modding.
You can subscribe to the RSS feed to get news updates.
News items from the last 3 days include:
I figured that these news items should reference the actual iogroups list items. I will update some of the news stories that don't yet reference the original item. The news items have been summarised and/or edited lightly.
The other type of information on the website is intended to be a comprehensive guide to purchasing, assembling, fixing and modding the uBitx. Static pages will summarise everything that a builder needs to know about a particular issue or extension. Options for mods will be presented with recommendations for which ones are popular/proven. Currently, I have begun pages covering the following (many of these have yet to be finished ...):There's a lot more to be covered, just in the getting started section. For example:
I look forward to:
This will be a moderated website. I want to avoid the situation where bum advice is shared with others that makes life a misery.
This is about short-cutting research time and eliminating blind alleys that detract from operating or modding time!
I'm off to a Ham Radio BBQ hosted by NZART Kapiti Branch (about 1/2 hour from me). I look forward to reading the mail later today! Brickbats, bouquets and all!