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Old 05-16-2014, 12:14 AM   #1
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Question New LQ sub-forum for WattOS?


As I just wrote in a recent Debian forum thread, the new release of WattOS just came out this week and is now based on Debian 'Wheezy' instead of Ubuntu (as it was in the past).

The PlanetWatt Landing Page explicitly states:
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If you would like to join the wattOS forums (We have made them by invite only for now). Simply use the contact link at the bottom of each web page to request it, or go to our google+ page and request a forum account, or tweet us @wattOSLinux and someone will create an account for you quickly. You can also email direct (admin@planetwatt.com) for forum invites. (Gerry, Leenie, and Biff are your friendly Mods)

I'm wondering if there'd be enough interest on LQ to create a WattOS-specific sub-forum for Q & A rather than having to rely on the PlanetWatt WattOS's invite-only forums. BTW, have already reviewed the top Sticky: Why Is There No Forum For My Distro?. Not certain at the present time when or even if those "friendly" WattOS Mods/distro makers will get around to contacting LQ's Jeremy to request a sub-forum


Any thoughts on this, e.g., WattOS is currently too much of a smaller fringe distro to warrant a separate LQ sub-forum??

Last edited by nycace36; 05-16-2014 at 11:47 AM. Reason: Why No Forum sticky was already reviewed
 
Old 05-16-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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still no wikipedia site for watt-os?
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:07 AM   #3
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(..) BTW, have already reviewed the top Sticky (..) Any thoughts on this, e.g., WattOS is currently too much of a smaller fringe distro to warrant a separate LQ sub-forum??
Good! As Xavier said in that thread (emphasis mine):
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the offer of a sub-forum is open to any distro - whether they wish to take it up or not.
so there's no other way or criterion other than the distro owners contacting Jeremy: any distro can have a sub forum.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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Hi there. I am the wattOS Dev. We have recently opened a new forum that anyone can join. So come on over, and we are happy to help out.

We had closed the old ones to invite only because of spammers and the amount of work it was taking to keep them under control. No other reason. The new forum is more robust and has better tools to handle spam (plus I got some people helping me now).

In any case whether one gets opened here, or you want to head over to the web site, we are happy to help.

there is a link on the main page that says "new forums"

tks.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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Useful refs including lq's

biffbaxter wrote:
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there is a link on the main page that says "new forums"
That "new forums" link is the seventh along the top of the WattOS main page.

Over the last several days since it was created, the "new forums" has had less than a dozen-and-a-half new threads. One of those threads is biffbaxter's Other good reference web sites
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I am going to make this sticky - please keep it focused on Debian/wattOS - but put links here from other sites you think are helpful relevant so we have the in one spot.

My first one is the Debian Openbox site and the main Openbox help site. Since its new to some people, and has lots of good links to other panels, tools, etc..etc..

https://wiki.debian.org/Openbox

http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Contents
CrunchBang Linux is another Debian-based distro that also uses Openbox. CB has a specific WM/DE Talk forum, where its Head Dev corenominal has a relevant Openbox resources thread.

I would think that LQ's Debian sub-forum would be among the most helpful links for WattOS as well as possibly these other LQ subforums:
Until WattOS and its new forums get more steam, the above could be really useful references here

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