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Old 07-01-2008, 12:42 AM   #61
anton007
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Linuxquestions.org is great !!!
And Happy Birthday !!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 01:09 AM   #62
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mark thread as complete/answered

It would be great if we could mark a thread as answered, or completed... so when searching, we can find threads that are not answered...

Sometimes someone puts up more of a HOWTO rather then a question, it could be marked answered/complete... also, if someone replies, but does not answer the thread, it does not appear under threads with no replies, and if they cannot answer the further questions, they could be ignored.

Hope this suggestion makes it in, because it would make linux questions so much better...

Oh, and happy birthday...
 
Old 07-01-2008, 01:52 AM   #63
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Until RTFM is the right answer, Linux Questions rules, happy birthday!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 02:01 AM   #64
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Maybe you could share a look behind the scenes, Jeremy? Like what gave you the idea for LQ, circumstances around its being set up, whom did you want to reach and why, physical location of your server(s), what hardware do you run, etc.etc.

Or maybe a link to where it all is already told.

And happy birthday LQ.

Thank you Jeremy.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 07:42 AM   #65
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Happy birthday LQ!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 08:25 AM   #66
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Post w00t

w00t w00t w00t
 
Old 07-01-2008, 08:35 AM   #67
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Happy Birthday LQ (and a little search help)

Jeremy,
Great job and a great site. I've used it for several years and learned a lot. I've to participate and help out when I could. Keep up the good work.

I thing I struggle with a bit is getting good search results. I'm never sure how to do and vs or searches and as a result it makes for inefficiency.

Maybe it's just me but a little help button explaining search methods and grammar would be handy and might help some of us.

Thanks again and congrats on 8 years.

Ken
 
Old 07-01-2008, 08:44 AM   #68
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...many thanks for all you've done and the fantastically useful support I've received from you and the contributing members.

Suggestions? Perhaps some way of consolidating and making more prominent the really useful pieces of advice. I know this is easily said, and requires some more concrete thinking about how and by whom this is to be done. I'll try to come back on this when and if my thoughts gel into something realistic.

Enjoy your birthday!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 09:07 AM   #69
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Oh.. I did think of a suggestion.. One I've thought of before but then I get busy with something and forget about it.

When you are searching for something.. It brings back a list of threads.. Sometimes there are 10-12 replies to a single thread in a row and it's a pain to have to browse through all the replies..Can't it be limited to just the initial thread or maybe have a "+" to the initial thread that you can click on to see the replies? I think it pollutes the search result.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 09:13 AM   #70
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Jeremy dude,
what distros do u use?
and which one for production use?

For the record, i am well settled in Debian, and just wanna know what ur preference is.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 09:41 AM   #71
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Happy Birthday, LinuxQuestions.Org

You have become a trusted friend to me in my search for best Linux distros for my use. I have been able to find out what is going on and how to fix any problems I have created that I was not able to find in other forums.

I also like the fact that you have made room for many new distros to become known. That flexibility will make you more useful in the future than you are now.

Keep up the good work and stay well. We need you.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 11:16 AM   #72
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1. Keep the forum organized, looking simple and providing functionality and fast access and browsing
2. Try and stay away from Adds. If you just can't, don't place them anywhere and definitely not inline with posts
3. Stay free
 
Old 07-01-2008, 12:11 PM   #73
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A very happy birthday wish (a tad late) to LQ!
KP
 
Old 07-01-2008, 03:24 PM   #74
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Thumbs up Suggestions

Great site. If you could add a few more how tos, script samples and Web 2.0
info, that would be great. Some great cheat sheets for awk, regex etc....

Other than that, I always hit this site when I have a unix/Linx type of issue.

Gregg
 
Old 07-01-2008, 03:49 PM   #75
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dev suggestion

Maybe I sound stupid though, I have been a "lurking" member for a few years, just started with Ubuntu. In certain things however I find Linux not really noob friendly, if I may say so. So my main and major suggestion would be to write/invent a simple installer file. Like you want a program and they will use this file, for downloading, extracting and installing at the same time. A bit like the selfextracting files under windows. (sorry for the curse)
If something like that would exist, it would be so much easier to get lots of progs. I hate to download a program and be in need of umpteen different packages before I can even start compiling. So why not make that easy with a simple file that should do just that when implemented correctly in the download file of the program ?

Just my 2 cents,

H.W. Roos
 
  


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