Continuing the discussion from Smart Alarm is here:
This will make for an excellent FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions / Ad Hoc Mini-Guides) entry; Actually, at least 2 entries: (a) how to install a shared SmartApp – certainly asked and answered dozens of times probably in different Topics and READ.md’s, and (b) what are some “tablet as control or security panel” setups available and recommendations.
SmartThings (@April, @Ben, @Jim, and the gang) has heard our desires for various sorts of Knowledge Bases (KB’s), Known Issues, etc., but that may or may not be redundant with Community Generated FAQs – even if some or all of such FAQ Topics are only transient as they get absorbed one by one into official ST reference resources.
@April and I started a very casual discussion on where some Community based FAQ should be maintained, but this is just the “genesis” of the concept…
Let the ideas commence…! Such as…
Is it sufficient, at least for now and expedience, to use the current Forum Platform (Discourse) for FAQs – perhaps under a new Category, and/or pinned posts, etc.?
Keep in mind that SmartThings, optimally, does not want a dozen different resource / documentation platforms (we already have the official Documentation, Reference Docs, Blog, and this Community Forum…), feel free to hypothetically suggest what the most appropriate platform requires. A shared GitHub repository? A Wiki?
What are some FAQ Topics you’d like to see?
Is there a style-guide for FAQs or will it just evolve? Or let’s just concentrate on substance?
Should screenshots be strongly encouraged? What about video screen capture – harder and slower, no?