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Originally posted by rjcrews
? by flamebait i was referencing anything that is, well thats flamebait. like xavierP said, religion = flamebait a lot of the time, politics is right behind. and the obvious, microsoft pwnz linux thread. [/B]
not you, someone else was talking about how the majority of my posts were in here.
Instead of General there should be Political Discussion forum , Iraq war forum, Anti-Bush forum, Anti-Kerry forum, Who all hates America forum, and how to take down MS forum, LMAO. But I am sure there are many of those all over the internet somewhere. Wait, How about a Flambait forum?
Perhaps I didn't ask the right question in the beginning.
My intention was as follows:
A lot of things have been dumped into 'General' forum like genuine Linux questions which are not necessarily technical in nature. To club those threads with threads that discuss politics and 'Linux vs. Windows' and so on is not the right thing in my opinion.
Maybe 'Linux - Non-technical' forum is the way to go. The general forum can be more like a socialising place than a miscellaneous mix-up of Linux, Windows and other threads like politics and so on.
The general thread has become too big and unwieldy because genuine questins are being buried under a lot of opinion threads and other discussions. Probably time to give 'Linux - Non-technical' questions a more place of importance than General.
General is great. Just spicy enough to keep me awake. If all of LQ was technical, I'd probably never visit. Also, I don't mind answering the occasional tech question here.. the misplaced ones are usually at about my level of expertise anyway
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And, ladies and gennelmen, for your delight and delectation, I present the descripyion of the General forum:
General: This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!
General rocks the house... It's somewhere to post when you've already answered all the questions that you know how. Or when you're waiting for people to reply to posts it's fun to go to general and look at what people are thinking. If general goes away it will be sad. and it's not like posting here counts towards your posts.
But I agree with whoever first talked about how flamewars suck