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dsparil

dsparil

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  • dsparil
    RE: Offtop
    [b]Pascal wrote:[/b] [quote]Why i couldn't find gentoo subforum? for example ubuntu suse and other exist's here ... it's not fair :)[/quote] I think that there shouldn't distribution subsections. For support, most people would just go to their distribution's official forums to get the help that they need. I would prefer a General Distribution subsection where people can compare, contrast, and discuss about all distros. But to be fair, I agree that Gentoo is significant enough to have its own section if they're going to have sections for distributions.
    Link to this post 15 May 09

    Pascal wrote:

    Why i couldn't find gentoo subforum?
    for example ubuntu suse and other exist's here ...

    it's not fair :)

    I think that there shouldn't distribution subsections. For support, most people would just go to their distribution's official forums to get the help that they need.

    I would prefer a General Distribution subsection where people can compare, contrast, and discuss about all distros.

    But to be fair, I agree that Gentoo is significant enough to have its own section if they're going to have sections for distributions.

  • dsparil
    RE: The new Linux.com
    [b]Last_Dino wrote:[/b] [quote]I think that It looks much nicer and more professional. The ads don't bother me so much... it's not like they're inviting us to shoot ducks to win a prize or to take the[i] ULTIMATE QUIZ!!!!!1!!![/i] or something like that. I think that the forum topics need some revision. There should be a "General Discussion" that could house linux news discussions, etc. Under hardware, there should be an "Other" category that would accommodate questions about hardware not listed or general hardware discussions, such as "What MoBo is the best to build a 64 bit Linux system?" Most of all I think it's a [b]terrible[/b] idea to divide the discussion into specific Distros or to ask for a "favorite Distro" to register. Here's Why: 1 - There is no way to list every distro. I'm currently using elive, which is based in Debian, but my home computer uses Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, which is also in turn based on Debian. What Distro would I pick? 2 - As stated above, many people use multiple distros or switch frequently. I've also extensively used Mandriva and Sabayon (which is based on Gentoo, which is not even listed in the forums). 3 - Individual distros already have their own communities, forums, wikis, chatrooms, etc. to discuss all sorts of aspects related to that specific distro. If someone has a Distro-specific question or comment, it will almost always be better off posted at one of those resources than here. 4 - Many of the "distribution" questions that people have here are questions about which distribution will serve them best, or comparisons between distros. What forum should they post in? Basically, it just doesn't make sense ideologically or practically to have the forums divided this way. It has the potential to create disparity in the wider Linux community, and it doesn't serve the needs of the people who use this site.[/quote] I agree with this. It seems to me that Linux.com should be a neutral zone for all Linux users and not just the most favored. I don't think distros should be segregated in the way that they are. I hope this helps. P.S. I'm also a Sabayon user. :)
    Link to this post 14 May 09

    Last_Dino wrote:

    I think that It looks much nicer and more professional. The ads don't bother me so much... it's not like they're inviting us to shoot ducks to win a prize or to take the[i] ULTIMATE QUIZ!!!!!1!!![/i] or something like that.

    I think that the forum topics need some revision.

    There should be a "General Discussion" that could house linux news discussions, etc. Under hardware, there should be an "Other" category that would accommodate questions about hardware not listed or general hardware discussions, such as "What MoBo is the best to build a 64 bit Linux system?"

    Most of all I think it's a [b]terrible[/b] idea to divide the discussion into specific Distros or to ask for a "favorite Distro" to register. Here's Why:

    1 - There is no way to list every distro. I'm currently using elive, which is based in Debian, but my home computer uses Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, which is also in turn based on Debian. What Distro would I pick?

    2 - As stated above, many people use multiple distros or switch frequently. I've also extensively used Mandriva and Sabayon (which is based on Gentoo, which is not even listed in the forums).

    3 - Individual distros already have their own communities, forums, wikis, chatrooms, etc. to discuss all sorts of aspects related to that specific distro. If someone has a Distro-specific question or comment, it will almost always be better off posted at one of those resources than here.

    4 - Many of the "distribution" questions that people have here are questions about which distribution will serve them best, or comparisons between distros. What forum should they post in?

    Basically, it just doesn't make sense ideologically or practically to have the forums divided this way. It has the potential to create disparity in the wider Linux community, and it doesn't serve the needs of the people who use this site.

    I agree with this. It seems to me that Linux.com should be a neutral zone for all Linux users and not just the most favored. I don't think distros should be segregated in the way that they are.

    I hope this helps.

    P.S. I'm also a Sabayon user. :)

  • dsparil
    RE: What do you think of This Forum Software
    [b]malcarada wrote:[/b] [quote]You could add a new thread on the distributions, called "Others" so nobody feels left out.[/quote] I second this.
    Link to this post 14 May 09

    malcarada wrote:

    You could add a new thread on the distributions, called "Others" so nobody feels left out.

    I second this.

  • dsparil
    RE: What do you think of This Forum Software
    How do I get the subscribe option unchecked by default when replying to a thread?
    Link to this post 14 May 09

    How do I get the subscribe option unchecked by default when replying to a thread?

  • dsparil
    RE: RHEL / CentOS
    I don't know where to post this, but this topic is close enough I guess. I feel that there should be a Gentoo/Sabayon section of the forums. If not, at least an "Other Distros" section should be available. I also feel that there should be a cafe section for general Linux discussion.
    Link to this post 13 May 09

    I don't know where to post this, but this topic is close enough I guess.

    I feel that there should be a Gentoo/Sabayon section of the forums. If not, at least an "Other Distros" section should be available. I also feel that there should be a cafe section for general Linux discussion.

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