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I'm glad I could draw your attention to this thread.

Linux.com looks really nice and I can't wait to dive into what it offers (got a recommendation kind of at irc.freenode.net#freegamer).

There are a lot of weird things I noticed while registering and writing this message.

1. There is no feedback forum (that's why I write it here)

2. You require me to enter my name, write a "about me" and reveal my profession. why?

3. You require me to choose from different "account types" without telling me what consequences this will have

4. You imply that I have a favorite distribution which makes me think I'm signing up to a flamewar army. I want the "none" option and it should be auto-selected.

5. This message I'm writing has a "Name" and a "Subject" - pretty confusing.

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6. Anonymous posting is a nice thing though!

7. 55MB max avatar image size? ... What?

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:laugh:
i don't ever fill in the blanks truthfully
the last thing i need is yet another site gathering stats on me...

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Maybe the administrator is debian user,my default is it.

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Well maybe, just maybe this isn't just trying to be a nerd facebook, but a serious community page for getting developers, companies and users together and stuff.

I have no problem giving my information here, mostly because I think I can trust Linux Foundation. If I could not, I might be more paranoid about what lurks in Linux code and such, as the Foundation is providing things for the kernel hackers.

I want to use this community page seriously, I study programming and I think I'd like to participate developing somethings.

Also, the big boys like Eric Raymond think like this: "Concealing your identity behind a handle is a juvenile and silly behavior characteristic of crackers, warez d00dz, and other lower life forms. Hackers don't do this; they're proud of what they do and want it associated with their real names."

People take you more seriously when you give your real name.

Of course this place is also good for having fun, but it's not Facebook. This is not intended for trolling and posting silly things everywhere. Or playing pokemon with your friendslist.

This site so does not suck, you just do not understand.

//edit: You are a visitor, so you gave "This site sucks" as your name. It can be seen when replying. And the subject is of course the subject of your post.

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OjM wrote:

Well maybe, just maybe this isn't just trying to be a nerd facebook, but a serious community page for getting developers, companies and users together and stuff.
[...]
Also, the big boys like Eric Raymond think like this: "Concealing your identity behind a handle is a juvenile and silly behavior characteristic of crackers, warez d00dz, and other lower life forms. Hackers don't do this; they're proud of what they do and want it associated with their real names."

People take you more seriously when you give your real name.

Of course this place is also good for having fun, but it's not Facebook. This is not intended for trolling and posting silly things everywhere. Or playing pokemon with your friendslist.

I for one believe that real names should be used etc, but not having the option to not do that and being consequently forced to fill in nonsense in text fields is a PITA.

OjM wrote:

This site so does not suck, you just do not understand.

//edit: You are a visitor, so you gave "This site sucks" as your name. It can be seen when replying. And the subject is of course the subject of your post.

Oh I see. I thought the name was the title and the subject was a "short description". So I thought this thread would be given the title "this site sucks" - I wanted it to have the title just to draw attention to the thread really.

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