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Glossary and techniques page?

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Jul 16, 2002
I would love a glossary added to this site. I am trying to absorb the info on this site, and it involves a lot of form searching to decode the acronyms, and find descriptions of how some of the techniques are done.


I second that, it's a great idea for us neewbs to pick up and understand the discussions without having to surf the whole web looking for explanations.
I agree too, but I don't think there should be a detailed FAQ.
We discussed this in the past, and thought that a big FAQ page would stop new fdivers from logging on, posting, and becoming part of the community. Usually someone comes around with an answer at some point. What do you think?
Erik Y.
A basic list of 'strange' words like Samba, packing or static might be useful for newbies to get a quick introduction. And a top three of safety rules.
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information = safty

Making info a little harder to find is not a great way to insure that a neewbe discovers the joys of free diving before being scared off by the dangers. You can’t have someone skim over SWB or SWBO or BO and then head to the water. Raising the profile of the sport is better done with a positive message as soon as you enter the deeperblue page extolling the beauty, exhilaration and relative safety of freediving. Recruiting is not more important that easily accessible information.

I think you didn't quite get what he meant. He means he thinks more people are likely to sign up to the forums and join in if they need to ask these questions first. Maybe he's right, maybe he's wrong. Personally I think a FAQ page would be quite useful.

Interesting - certainly look into it guys. Anyone who wants to volunteer to help put it together should PM or Email me.

I received issue number 17 of Freediver magazine yesterday. There is an excellent '20 safety rules for freediving' article in there.
It covers a lot of things you can learn from the forums in a point-by-point overview.

Maybe if we ask politely the guys from www.freedivers.net allow for publication in some kind of document.
I saw that in FDUK as well.

I'll have a chat with Aaron and MT to see what they say.
Re: information = safty

Originally posted by arbateman
Recruiting is not more important that easily accessible information.


Agreed. If someone doesn't want to participate online, then so be it.
I know that rec.scuba has a FAQ page, and anyone who has the nerve to ask a question that is posted on the FAQ page is usually raked over the coals for wasting "time" and bandwidth....
I don't advocate witholding info at all, which, to those who know me (online and in 3D), will attest to, but I do like to promote a non-elitist community where record holders, kids, old salty dogs, and newbies feel comfortable. Here you find 15 year old Vince, World record dudes like David Lee and Eric F, in-your-face Sven, and an old guy called Bill who isn't allowed to fly anymore, but knows more about diving than most of us and does 7 minute breath holds!
So, maybe a good glossary page, with your afore-mentioned intro into the beauty, and a plug about the knowledge that can come from conversation online?
Cheers my friend,
Erik Y.
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