For folks that are new to AllStar, who are standing up a new personal simplex node - would it be possible to simplify the setup process here at AllStarLink.org ? Perhaps a simple questionnaire that collected the mandatory information and then did the rest of the work - setup the Server with defaults plus user input, then file the request for that server for a new node number ?
This would be a one time use process for new users - subsequent node #s would require them to more fully understand the whole picture.
For the uninitiated, the structure/schema is a little anti-intuitive - completing the first set of records for them would then function as a “template” that they could follow for any subsequent nodes.
There’s an argument that the new user should follow the learning curve simply for its educational value - but I tend to find that this argument falls on deaf ears.
Such an approach might also reduce the Support burden on your good selves ?
Some thoughts …