$ diff -rq faq forum
What's the difference between using the FAQ vs FORUM?
ÖPPENSOURCED consistently recommends making dual-use of "FAQ & FORUM" to resolve any questions on use of our site. Much has been undertaken in both FAQ & FORUM in order to provide users with proper guidance and information. However, it would prove beneficial to provide what types of information, and whom may access, betwixt the two.
Our OPEN FAQ is used exclusively for public-facing documentation. As such, no registration is required to access any of the information supplied via OPEN FAQ. All pertinent information related to öppensourced.com and requisite instruction for registration as an end-user (i.e., a röötfoo community member) are publicly available via the FAQ. Topical information is categorized as:
- About Us
- Registration & Membership
- Sponsorship & Donations
- Site Use
- Security, Privacy & Compliance
The general public may "Ask A Question" via the FAQ for informational gathering; öppensourced.com will address public inquiries with all-due speed.
OPEN QANDA SUPPORT FORUM
Our support forum (OPEN QANDA) is provided exclusively for Registered Users as members of the röötfoo user community. Obviously, one must be registered as a validated user on öppensourced.com in order to access and engage on the forum for HowTo Guides, Informational Guides, Community & Technical Support. The support forum organizes information, instructions and support for each component of öppensourced.com around categories as:
- Starter Kits (User Startup Guides)
- Site Announcements & Alerts
- Open Qanda Support Forum
- Röötfoo User Community
- Open Opinion Reviews
- Open Gonzo Blog
- Open Define Glossary
The Essence of the Diff:
IF you need general information? Ask a Question on the FAQ!
IF you need technical support, instruction and guidance? Register and Use the FORUM!