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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Seeking FAQs
Date Sat, 06 Jan 2007 02:07:06 GMT

Hey everybody,

I was lookin at the FAQ today, and I realized it hasn't really changed
much in the past year ... in fact, only two people besides myself have
added questions (thanks Thorsten and Darren) in the entire time Solr
has been in incubation -- which is not to say that Erik and Respaldo's
efforts to fix my typo's aren't equally helpful :)

In my experience, FAQs are one of the few pieces of documentation that are
really hard for developers to write, because we are so use to dealing with
the systems we work on, we don't allways notice when a question has been
asked more then once or twice (unless it gets asked over and over and
*over*).  The best source of FAQ updates tend to come from users who have
a question, and either find the answer in the mailing list archives, or
notice the same question asked by someone else later.

So If there are any "gotchas" you remember having when you first started
using Solr, or questions you've noticed asked more then once please feel
free to add them to the wiki.  The Convention is to only add a question if
you're also adding an answer, but even if you don't think a satisfactory
answer has ever been given, or you're not sure how to best summarize
multiple answers given in the past, just including links to
instances in the mailing list archives where the question was asked is
helpful -- both in the short term as pointers for people looking for help,
and in the long term as starter points for people who want to flesh out a
detailed answer.

Thanks in advance for anyone who helps contribute to the FAQ!

PS: Don't be shy about contributing to any of the other Wiki documentation
that you think are lacking, that's why it's a wiki.

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