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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...
Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64-KDE, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17.2
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.
...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.
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.
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.
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
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 ?