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Offline Da_JoJo

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Re: Documentation update
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 07:44:39 pm »
while answering questions that other people dont seem to answer , i allways feel a little like "men, its so obvious and simple, why cant you see it"
then it comes to my mind that many people actually dont have a clue and are not so technically underbuild and do not have the brain to do something what is for us a little simple thing. sometimes you would feel like a slave of some sort of knowledge-crew and that your the only one having the answer and might even think of making money out of it.
the thing is, we all started from nothing and found our way. the only common thing is that we help ourselfs and forthcomming from that we can help others. in fact the only thing missing is the how to help others part, how simple it may look or be sometimes it allways helps someone less-knowing out.
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Vera lite (1.5.622), 2x an-158/2, dead usb pl2302 rs-232, 2x greenwave 6 port, 4x Fibaro FGD211 v1.6, FGBS001, few FGS - 221, etc. AuthomationHD 3 for android :-)
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Re: Documentation update
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2013, 07:09:31 am »
We have started to write up step by step guide on how to configure Vera and other z-wave products by grouping it all together in a logical structure.
We have spent our fair share of reading days and days of documentation only to confuse ourselves further. 

If you guys are interested feel free to visit this link and contribute to it too!  Would love to have a place where documentation is easy to find and follow.

www.smartliving.com.au/forum

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Re: Documentation update
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2013, 03:05:46 am »
I have to say I'm a above average PC user. I find that the Vera is confusing. I have not found any documentation that explains every variable with the Vera. I have had my Vera for a few months now. I'm still just as confused as I started. When I try something new I have to search here for hours or post here in this forum to get answers. Don't get me wrong I do appreciate all the help but sometimes I will read a answer that is really hard to understand or there were some steps missing because the person answering the post assumed we already new part of this. I think some of the old timers forget how confusing it can be for us new folks.

How am I suppose to learn this with out any instructions explaining every option of the Vera?

I know there is the WiKi and other places to go but those are not complete. There is so much more information missing. If I had known it was going to be like this to learn I may not of bought my
Vera. I hate that I have to look and read for hours to figure a basic thing out.

Please micasaverde do something about the documentation.

Thanks
Jim


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Re: Documentation update
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2014, 01:48:25 pm »
I have to agree about the documentation.  It is pretty horrendous.   I also agree that we, the users, can do something about it.  Personally, I?ve registered for an account with the VeraWiki and I plan on recording my projects there--step-by-step directions on different setups that will include instruction on how to hack certain z-wave products to expand their functionality.  If we can get a bunch of people to do this, the community will benefit greatly.  We can start this without MCV involvement.   

MackBlanch, is your VeraWiki project underway and if so, what's the URL?  It was a good idea.

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Re: Documentation update
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2014, 01:57:21 pm »
I agree: "somebody should do something" about the documentation. Why not us? If we can get, let's say, five volunteers together, we can start it as a "crowd based" documentation. I am willing to coordinate it, and appeal to MCV to support it morally and with advice and maybe, supervision.
I am a retired professor with ample didactic and writing experience.

What's the status of your proposal, Papworx? It, too, was a good idea.  As wonderfully helpful as some of the volunteers here are, it would be more efficient if a wikipedia-like user maintained resource existed.  When searching for info here I find too many instances where even I see can sniff obsolete info, which is frustrating and a waste of time. One can weed through only so much chaff ("sift through tailings?")  ;D before deciding to post a question.