Please accept my apologies in advance if I offend you, but...
Caitlyn, I'm not offended. This was the 1st response I was expecting. (And the WTF?
, response was hilarious)
You are of course are correct that VL6.0 is the most user friendly version yet. I don't see how this effort changes that. I can see how it would complement it, however, as more people who are new to Linux are attracted to the distro.
Video tutorials are used by Ubuntu, Puppy Linux, and are shared by the hundreds on youtube for various distro's by linux enthusiasts. Some people are just visual, and understand better when they see things being done.
This is not a substitute for the forum, I don't even see how it relates. Some of the tutorials will actually feature the forum and how it can help.
Each tutorial serves in a way as a little commercial advertising VL, it's abilities and the friendliness and willingness to help. (And I've got to hand it to the forum members, they are the best group around.
Vector Linux has a Wiki and has excellent if outdated docs. Why reinvent the wheel? Work with the existing doc team to update and improve the docs and the wiki.
I'd be happy to, and vise versa I would like the doc teams OK to take some of the tutorials from the forum and make them into a flash tutorial.
Don't create duplicates, especially half baked duplicates.
Well there might be duplicates, some people may prefer to learn visually, others of course the text version (much better for cutting and pasting).
As far as half baked, maybe so, but I can easily edit any real problem info, based on the comments of people who respond, and I'm willing to do so.
Oh, and I write those reviews and I stand by them.
OK. I've never disagreed with you reviews (real nice job by the way on Distrowatch). It is because of the reviews (yours and others) I assume that the issue of user friendliness was addressed so well in VL6.0
I especially liked the improvements in internationalization, Gslapt now with upgradeable from the gui, and the improved focus in security. All of which I am aware you played a major part.
I just don't see the downside in offering more help.