Let's put a list of things to do together...

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As we all have noticed there are a lot of newbie's in this forum. These newbie's have questions that have been asked multiple times and answered here.

---scholty enters stage left ---> I have a idea...!!! (doesn't happen that often so you all should be proud of me.!) How about putting a FAQ together. It should include info about y2k, what to do first, etc... Put it all together in a nice neat faq. I am willing to host it on my webpage. We can than translate this faq into German, Spanish, Russian etc... and distribute around the world... (hey, it's the power of the internet we are talking about). We could update this faq as needed and make it a as much as possible COMPLETE resource.. (afraid it will be a bit big... but let's try anyway.)

So, if you are all game... Please send me info you think MUST be included in such a document. History of y2k, Stats on remidiation, bug out plans, Emergency kits, survival tips for city, suburb, countryside, how to clean water, what and how much to store, food storage dates, how to read labels on cans, how to dehydrate food, etc....

Newbies are running out of time and need a source for everything in one

Let's help them. we might learn something ourselves... and have a handy guide/faq when our DGI relatives suddenly get it and want to take up all of our time to make preps... Dieter

-- scholty (scholty@waymark.net), December 15, 1998


great idea! i have several excellent websites containing food prep lists, medical supply lists, etc, that i would be glad to include.

who has to set up a faq category?

-- lou navarro (lanny1@ix.netcom.com), December 15, 1998.

Oooh! finally someone with the means, and willingness to do a FAQ :) You're Yourdon's forum's messiah! ;)

I'd be glad to help with french translation. My email is at the bottom. (I don't want to take on the whole french translation on my own, so if anyone else can do it too, please join.)

-- Chris (catsy@pond.com), December 15, 1998.

Still working on the lists scholty, maybe two more weeks. I totally agree. Also, we need to keep it simple. *Sigh* So much sorting to reduce to essence.

Will post when done.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 15, 1998.

Just go ahead and send what you have in txt or html format to me. I will put it together then and post what I got so far every 3 days.

When we have a faq thread we can have several people update the faq as needed and have everyone contribute must have info to that thread.

Okay, let's brainstorm everyone...


-- scholty (scholty@waymark.net), December 15, 1998.

I certainly don't have all the answers but there is a heck of a lot of y2k survival information written for ordinary folks who don't know much about this kind of stuff on my website at www.y2ksurvive.com. It's all free. All someone has to do is go there, read the text, and print out the pages.

-- cody varian (cody@y2ksurvive.com), December 15, 1998.


I really like your website. I have actually used it myself several times. It has a lot of great information on it that is extremly useful. The faq is suppose to be similar to your website.

***Full of good information. ***

The problem I see is that many people have problems finding certain websites... (how often have you searched for something for hours...? only to have someone to point you to a great site.) This faq we are putting together could be published in c.s.y2k., yourdon, etc.. everywhere it is needed. Then this faq can be translated into different languages. I am thinking of a living breathing document.

Please understand... You have put a wonderful site together. I am not trying to compete... just trying to help with a additional source of information that can be easily distributed...

scholty "A *person * is intelligent, *people * are dangerous, panicky animals..."

Quote from Man in Black

-- scholty (scholty@waymark.net), December 15, 1998.

Scholty, check out the FAQ's section at Sharefin's page:


-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), December 15, 1998.

I think what you're doing is great. And there's no sense of competition between my site and your efforts--my site is free information so I'm not concerned with competition.

-- cpdy varian (cody@y2ksurvive.com), December 15, 1998.

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