« on: September 19, 2008, 04:43:56 pm »
I think more the problem is the daunting task of actually creating that page and gathering that information. I've just added my main board to the hardware and here are some of the things that went through my mind:
1)Many other have included a full set of specs for their MB. That's great, but we can look that up elsewhere. What's really valuable here are the personal experiences. Perhaps those should be moved to the top. And if you don't have the time/inclination, drop the tech specs
2) Not all of us can debug what's going wrong with our MB. We just know it doesn't work, and we don't want to damn a board that might not be a problem. In my case, I had a USB and Hard drive issue. I didn't realize that it was a MB problem until about a year later.
3) The things that I could identify physically about the board were not really the boards fault so much as a combination of the Board, power supply and case that I chose. Therefore the MB page gets a bit mixed up in it's purpose.
What these 3 observations tell me is that hardware really has a lot more difficulty on the wiki, and a lot more ease on the message boards, where the strengths of personal stories, combined setup issues and problem questions play well. The one thing it lacks is an enumerated list of all the hardware we could possibly use. Most of us like to have a list of products we can compare head to head where we can prepare a feature matrix that will guide us down a path to 2 or 3 choices.