fsgl wrote on Monday, March 07, 2016:
If Board members feel protective of the OEMR website, it would be good to remove the strike-outs as a first order of business. It's the equivalent of using "White-Out" back in the days when documents were produced on typewriters.
Nostalgic members can also bring the topics up to date. Presently it has a disheleved appearance.
Tidying & up-dating should not mean throwing out everything from the past. There are such things as heirlooms.
The Board should come to a consensus as to what is junk (strike-outs), what is heirloom (History) & what needs to be renovated.
Over the past 4 years many articles have been added to the Wiki with the average user in mind. Following Rod's example there has been a concerted effort to provide illustrations to accompany texts to facilitate comprehension. Supplementary Topics are now organized according to subject matter, thanks to David Eschelbacher. A neophyte should find about 97-98% of the knowledge needed for competent deployment of OpenEMR in the Wiki.
The Fora are places to fill gaps in the knowledge base, solve problems unique to a practice & to explore new customizations. It may not be the snappiest website on the planet; but if I were a new user having a problem installing OE, I would be more interested in the contents rather than the packaging.
It was not that long ago in the pre-Allura era when there was no such animal as the Edit button. I remember many of the developers bemoaning that fact & on more than one occasion. Even adding a named link was a big deal. The present search engine may not be as zippy nor accurate as Google, but it is a vast improvement over the old.
If developers' phones are ringing "off the hook", what is so terrible about that? We all want to earn enough so we can retire & not work until we are 95 years old.