If folks think it would be helpful and useful, I would be willing to volunteer to build a FAQ of sorts that would try to pull together Saul’s primary responses (with links to the original posts), and I could post it monthly so that it’s not too hard for new readers to find.
Seems like it would be extremely useful to have a compilation (I guess like an index!) of the most useful and informative posts. Subject title and link to post. (Well, maybe not the actual subject title of the post, which is not always definitive about what is most useful in the post, but titled regarding information provided, maybe along with post title, and link to post). I’ve been thinking about this too (but not so far as to the point of volunteering to create it — kudos to you Neil).
But, what I would add — If you created a FAQ page, and posted it, say you posted on July 1, and it was post 3000. Then, Saul could also add that to his signature, so that each post he makes includes a reference to the most important posts up to July 1. For example, Saul could sign posts,
FAQS to Saul’s Boards: Post 3000
Or, something more clever.
Then, for example, Neil, if you actually took on updating once a month, in August, you could post the update for all to read, but then, as well, Saul could update his signature to the newer post number. So he’s always “advertising” the previous thorough and useful posts and doesn’t have to steer people back to them, and members don’t have to remember the number of the FAQ post or wait for the once a month posting to find it.
Another idea, you know how to the right of all postings on all boards there’s the announcement board? And how that has links that might be interesting to readers of that board? For example on the SA Community Page board (that is home to the SA Challenge) there is a link in the announcement box to the Challenge spread sheet. I don’t know who is in charge of choosing or putting the links in the announcement box for the different boards. But it would be great if a FAQ post was created, and we could keep a link right to the right of all the posts on this board labeled, FAQS for Saul’s Discussion Board. Then, with each update, the link could be updated. But the link would always be right there accessible to anyone on the board.
Just some thoughts…