Ocarinadiva wrote:Commonly expressed views do not necessarily make them accurate. Many people have chosen, like you, to simply regurgitate 2nd hand information rather than stick their own firsthand experiences.
Though the intention behind the creation of this guide, is good, I think it may be somewhat destructive to only present certain ideas and brands. I think "guides", especially ones that are supposed to be the informative kind, should present most (if not, all that is possible) available information at hand...and allow the reader the independence and freedom of deriving own opinions and decisions from unbiased factual information.
The author of the text could insert their own opinion, or express what has been found to be the most "common" views...but this needs to be clearly stated
I don't like the idea of hand picked views, being presented as if they are absolutes.
As it is now, it feels limiting.
Beginners mostly can't help wanting/needing a convenient guide...but depending on where they look, information absorbed from just one guide, might be thought of as a magical all-in-one cure all for lack of knowledge.
Since you've been spending so much time reading through information derived from/presented within discussions in the past, it would be nice if you would link to the particular sections from where you gathered particular information you present, especially if this is leaning more towards just one side.
That way, even if you present things from what you gathered through views that you've read, the third party reading your guide can go directly to the source from which you have summarized your information. Not as limiting if done in this way.
I personally do appreciate your efforts, but I think, when giving introductions, especially to beginners...one should be extra mindful.
EDIT: Changed one adjective. =3=