Continuing the discussion from What do the colors on the Spark Core LED mean?:
If the info is duplicated then one or the other will be forgotten when updated, as has already happened in the LED topic. If that info is duplicated then why is not all the info in the docs duplicated here in the forum? There is no need to remove everything in the LED topic, the discussions etc can stay, and explanations too. But, where relevant, even the explanations should move to the docs.
Reference info should be in the docs and not have a copy here. Reference info should be referred to otherwise it dies. Best would be for those old topics in the forum made unnecessary by the info being made available in the docs to be edited to point at the docs, and to avoid confusion, to remove duplicated info, replacing of course with a clear link to the docs with accompanying wording. In this LED colours/states example Zach’s once very helpful list should now be deleted now it is in the docs, replaced by a link
The general point is that in any answer to a question on the forum, if there exists a relevant section in the docs, that should be pointed to in the answer, rather than trying to hack together an answer on the fly which will have the possibility of not being complete or accurate. If the answer must contain other info then the responder should provide that, obviously, but then should consider if that info too should be in the docs, and amend those accordingly.