Ideas and Plans for Improving Ubuntu Documentation
Does anybody else hesitate to refer new users to the wiki?
There's a lot of valuable information on the wiki, but it just isn't very noob friendly. For one, everything is WrittenLikeThis. And then there's the fact that wikis are usually so loosely structured that users feel really confused.
As long as there is a doc team, why not just set up a new user docs-only site with a simple-to-navigate CMS and call it the official ubuntu guide? If people are going to wet their pants if they can't edit a page, let them leave a comment or sign up to be on the doc team.
If this isn't possible, let's at least have a "New users click here for the manual" link above all the "You too can edit wiki pages!" self-gratifying snarf on the home page.