Tutorial category idea

Tutorial category idea

Postby metulburr » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:24 pm

I had an idea of basic tutorials that moderators and admins can come together and make our own tutorials. The way i imagined it, wouldn't fit in any other category, but its own, here is a rough tree structure i was thinking of categories and sub-categories:

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General
   Tutorial
      Strings
         Quotes
         Escape Sequences and Raw Strings
         Indexing and Slicing
         String Methods
         Expressions and Formatting
      Lists
         List Basics
         Lists Methods
      Dictionary
         Dictionary Basics
         Dictionary Methods
      Tuples
      Files
      If Statements
      while loops
      for loops
      functions
      arguments
      modules
      classes
      exceptions
      decorators


I was also thinking lock the turorials categories so posts are made in Beginners and not in tutorials, so it wouldnt clog up the tuts.

I was thinking of using it as a wiki kind of thing, thus the reason only admins and mods could change to "adjust" or "fix" a piece of code, example, tut that was just not right.
BUt upon completion we would have our own basic tutorial
What do you guys think about it?
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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby sheffieldlad » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:48 pm

+1
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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby micseydel » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:39 am

Sounds good to me!
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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby octopez » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:04 am

Good idea,
but I would not make so much (sub-)categories.

If one is interested in Strings, he'll only look into this subforum, but will never benefit from the other tutorials. I think, this also is true for the subforum related to GUIs (why should one who's using Tkinter not read an interesting post on Qt?), or the beginners/advanced sections. As I consider myself a beginner, I'll never take a look into "Advanced", but maybe there is a certain topic, where I could submit some information of value. The topic's starter maybe will never get an answer.

So please, don't make it unnecessarily complicated (as the forum is not a Java Class Tree).

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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby stranac » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:00 am

Ok, I created a Tutorials forum.

I think I also agree with what octopez said about Beginners/Advanced.
I think we should just merge the two into a single forum, and maybe come up with a different name.

But I'd like to hear what ohers think about it before doing anything.
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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby Mekire » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:43 am

I do feel that the advanced section will be much much slower than beginners, but maybe this is beneficial. The beginner level questions are always going to outnumber the more advanced questions by a huge margin. This means that, once the popularity of the board is restored, any advanced questions could possibly be pushed off the board by beginner questions long before they get answered.

As for the GUI section I do agree. I think that merging those could be beneficial as those sections tend to be very slow moving in general.

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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby stranac » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am

Yeah, I agree that the GUI subforums might be a bit over-complicated.
They are a fairly new addition, added when Taos became admin on the old forum.

I think we shouldn't have any subforums at all.
The ones on the index page should be enough.
But that's just my opinion.
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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby octopez » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:25 pm

I think we shouldn't have any subforums at all.
The ones on the index page should be enough.
But that's just my opinion.

I'm just a "user" (and I'm not even sure how much I can contribute to others), but I totally agree!

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Re: Tutorial category idea

Postby metulburr » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:29 pm

I think I also agree with what octopez said about Beginners/Advanced.

I do agree with this. I never really understood at what point does a question go from "Beginner" to "Advanced". Plus Beginners don't bother looking in "advanced" which has some useful ideas, code, etc. that would be helpful to them to at least look over.

Im not sure about the GUI, for my opinion, kind of on the fence. Like one side: it would make it nice to categorize the different GUI's, making it easy for someone to look through specific ones they are using, when they don't care about the others. Or they are learning one at a time, not concerning themselves with the others. Beginners if using tkinter for the first time, wouldnt care about PyQt, for example. But on the other side: I agree that sub-categorizing each makes the forum more complicated, as beginnners sometimes don't even know what GUI's are even available to them through Python. Let alone post their question in the correct sub-category.

I think if we decide to remove the GUI, sub-categories, we should also remove all sub-cateogories, and just go for the simplified forum.
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