Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 13:50:16 -0400
Reply-To: Peter Flom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: SASCommunity (was Re: tip: Writing Testing-aware Programs)
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I've already put a couple things on sascommunity; there's one on how to ask a statistics question, and I put up one of my presentations. You could use those as examples.
For me, it's more a question of how I can either find things people want to know that I might be willing to help with, or, find things I want to know, that are already posted, or find pages I might want to edit.
One thing that's key, I think (and that I don't know how to do) is to add links to other sascommunity pages, or to other sources. I'm sure that this information exists somewhere on sascommunity.....
>From: Don Henderson <donaldjhenderson@HOTMAIL.COM>
>Sent: Aug 10, 2007 12:59 PM
>Subject: Re: SASCommunity (was Re: tip: Writing Testing-aware Programs)
>I will write this up and put it on sasCommunity.org.
>Pages do exist that describe this, but they are written in the abstract.
>Perhaps if Jack and/or Peter could give me a topic that they would be
>willing to write, I can use that as the foundation of this how-to article.
>Then Peter/Jack can try to follow those instructions to see if they help.
>In the meantime, I just did such an article on the EG file path and posted a
>list to SAS-L.
>The steps were:
>- Clicked on the "Create a New Article" link in the left hand menu
>- Entered an article name and clicked the "Create Article" button
>- Edited the article, using preview to preview it until it was ready IMO.
>Then saved it.
>- While editing adding categories to it. I identified the desired category
>by looking at the Sasopedia pages.
>Again, I will gladly write a more detailed example. But it would be more
>useful if someone could give me an example page that they want to create.
>That way, for example, I can provide specific instructions for identifying
>categories and how to use them.
>From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Peter
>Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 12:16 PM
>Subject: SASCommunity (was Re: tip: Writing Testing-aware Programs)
>I agree completely with Jack.
>After SGF, I looked around on SAScommunity a bunch of times. I no longer
>do, because I don't seem to be able to find anything, even if I am pretty
>sure it exists.
>I think it has the potential to be a great resource, I've even posted some
>>From: Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>
>>Sent: Aug 10, 2007 11:54 AM
>>Subject: Re: tip: Writing Testing-aware Programs
>>I don't find it easy to figure out how to create an article on
>>SASCommunity.org in the right place with all the right links (and no
>>I think we would benefit from a web page which walks us through the
>>steps needed to create, for example, a FAQ entry with source code and a
>>ZIP file. I would volunteer to do it, but I don't know how (to create
>>the entry, that is - I know how to do the web page). I am not happy
>>with my one attempt so far.
>>It's very easy to create new categories - it's less easy to find the
>>correct existing one, and not possible (as far as I can tell) to delete
>>an erroneously created category.
>>Don Henderson wrote:
>>> Looks like an interesting article. Thanks for putting it on
>>> I did a little "gardening" on your page and added a link to the zip
>>> file to make it easier to find:
>>> I also am curious as to why you created both a Category and an
>>> Article called "Writing Testing Aware Programs" since Categories
>>> should not (IMO) be specific to articles. Seems to me that a more useful
>category is "Testing"
>>> as opposed to the one you created.
>>> Did you create the category to link the zip file with the article? If
>>> so, then I think adding the direct link is a simpler way to do that.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
>>> Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)
>>> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 10:51 AM
>>> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>>> Subject: Re: tip: Writing Testing-aware Programs
>>>> From: SAS_learner
>>>> I could not find the actual paper on sascomunity , can you forward
>>>> it to me this seems very intresting topic
>>> The paper is in the zip file:
>>> Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov