I am experiencing a problem with my audio. I guess I could put that under “using Fedora”, but that doesn’t seem quite right. Figuring out a problem is a different case from “how do I write a document” or something like that.
Should we improve the descriptions to say “ask anything at all about using Fedora” instead? This encapsulates “how do I…” and “I am having a problem” (and anything at all to do with using Fedora)? That is the idea anyway (or what I’ve understood it to be).
A separate troubleshooting category overlaps with all our categories: troubleshooting while installing, while customising, while using, while upgrading. So, it doesn’t fit in that organisational system.
Organizing things is hard.
I see your point about a lot of installation questions probably being troubleshooting (although there’s probably also “how do I partition my disk in this certain way” and similar as well). Still, I don’t feel like “my audio makes horrible crackling noises” fits naturally under “using Fedora”. In this case, it’s not that I don’t know how to use it. I just don’t know what to do when the sound is all messed up.
(Well, actually in this case I do know: I found a solution and I want to post both the problem and the work-around so it can help someone in the future.)
Yeh, i get that. Does the “start here” post help a bit? Ive explained how these categories are meant for any and all questions/discussions. Maybe we could tweak the naming of the various categories to make them easier to understand?
Already been done. What youre seeing are the new ones. Ill close this topic now