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Offline JKRich

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Re: Dominion Online Unofficial FAQ
« Reply #30 on: 26 April 2017, 06:36:15 am »
Could not agree with you more AdamH. My idea was solely motivated by what appears to be the real vs. the ideal. There should've been a help/FAQ/how it works section of the website on January 1, in no small part because
the software desperately needs something user-friendly to help first-time players understand what's happening.
But the developers appear to have a blind spot on this issue, which shows no signs of abating. So if there's going to be a user-developed FAQ I thought I'd share an idea that might help. Still, I totally agree with you.

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Re: Dominion Online Unofficial FAQ
« Reply #31 on: 26 April 2017, 02:05:22 pm »
Having something that isn't kept up to date is arguably worse than nothing -- if there's nothing there, at least people can look at the long list of things left to do and assume that it's coming some day. With something that's out of date, the question can be asked: "if this isn't being kept up, how can I assume the software itself is being kept up?" -- also, there really needs to be something of higher quality than this (I posted in this thread earlier about this) so the fact that this exists begs the question of whether or not that will ever exist.

Despite the fact that this FAQ is labeled as unofficial, it's still being linked to from the software itself, so it is official in at least some capacity. I feel like this middle ground is the worst possible thing in terms of the current state of the documentation: either there needs to be just a placeholder that says more is coming soon, or maybe more people should be given the ability to update the FAQ so that it's less likely to lag behind.

I realize I have sort of a minority opinion on this, but my professional opinion is that software is only as good as its documentation; meaning that unless there is a good-looking, useful FAQ that's kept up-to-date with each release, the software really doesn't hold up to anything. And I also feel pretty strongly that non-technical people should have a huge hand in writing this documentation.