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Old 07-01-2008, 03:51 PM   #76
jeremy
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H.W. Roos, that's not really what we do here at LQ...but if you're an Ubuntu user Synaptic should do exactly what you want.
ciden, I use quite a few different distros, but LQ itself runs on RHEL.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-01-2008, 05:47 PM   #77
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Happy birthday LQ!

Some suggestions:
1. No avatars please. They would destroy the whole simple look of LQ.

2. Maybe you could add the "thanks" button feature. This way people don't have to add a new post just to say thanks, and in the same time the one who helped will know that his/her suggestion was good. Here is a screenshot of Mepislovers.org forums, where you can see how it is done there (on the left of the screen select the LQ suggestions folder please, the houses are for another thread there). The names were "airsprayed" out by me. On the screenshot you can also see some other features of ML.org so you can browse and decide if you need some of those.

3. Maybe a "screenshot exchanger" feature would be nice. I know the images would eat up a lot of storage space, but it could be controlled by some policies. For example: "the image will be deleted automatically after a week" and/or "the size of the image cannot be bigger than xyz kilobytes" and/or "you can only upload one image per thread" and/or "you can only have 5 screenshots on LQ in the same time". Sometimes a screenshot is more helpful than words. The image itself wouldn't be visible in the thread, but it could be reached through a link under the post (like the signatures) with the text: "this post has a screenshot attached here" (<-- haha, not a real link! ). The link would lead to a specified image file on a page like "LQ screenshots". This way no extra unnecessary page loading for users who don't wanna see the image.

Now, that's all I have.
Happy birthday again, LQ!

Last edited by pusrob; 07-01-2008 at 05:54 PM.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #78
sonichedgehog
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Hi lchisholm... do you use kmymoney? If not, I recommend it. For me, it was the first time I used Linux for any real work, and much better than MyMoney. That was back in October last year and without the help of this forum I wouldn't have even got that far.
 
Old 07-01-2008, 07:38 PM   #79
stevetuf
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Thumbs up

A really great site, Jeremy! Certainly we are seeing things which don't appear on the more cliquey esoteric sites that seem to promote Linux as an O/S but which Linus would shiver at in terms of their outward profile... (!)
Ease of use, helpful and friendly in style... Anyone can use this, no matter how much Linux they already know...
I think this site is "the site to go to" should one have any questions at all about any aspect of Linux.
The organization of the information, the neatness of layout and the efficiency of the technical presentation all favors far more attention than I have time for. But I am planning on changing that!
Good luck and here's to another 8 years!
Best, Stevetuf
 
Old 07-01-2008, 08:32 PM   #80
Flash19
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I am not here very often, but I really appreciate this site for all of my linux help. And I have reccommended it to others.
Way to Go Jeremy!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 10:27 PM   #81
mccwho
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Talking Best place to come for answers ----- that work!

Happy Birthday Linuxquestions, congratulations to all you other linux people out there for makeing this one GREAT site.
I have been using Linuxquestions.org as my first choice to find an answer to any questions or problem that I have experienced. When I google for a problem and I see Linuxquestions come up, I come here first. Its usually all I need.
Keep it up Jeremy, Your doing the linux community an immense service!!!!
 
Old 07-01-2008, 10:36 PM   #82
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Happy birthday and a great big THANK YOU!

I went Vista cold turkey 3 months ago and LQ has been my first stop for all questions.

I will be glad to wish you many more happy birthdays.

Amenditman
 
Old 07-01-2008, 10:42 PM   #83
lhiggin
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Thanks Jeremy

Dear Jeremy and friends of the Penquin,

I am happy to announce a 98% conversion from Windows to Ubuntu. I am now going to be learning software programming for linux and my skills are a little old. I programmed in 1983 Cobol, Rpg II and IBM Basic... that is the extent of my software. It is my wish to begin writing for gnome or kde. Any advice? Where to start? I have been doing Network Administration for about 7 years but on Windows 2003 platform want to learn more about Linux platform network admin.

Comments? Queries? and help would be greatly appreciated.

1 more thing. UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 ROCKS waiting for Linux binary.
Open GL only graphics directx 10 looks pretty but we can do better and we can do free.

God Bless and thank you Linxu Question . org Jeremy you rock.

Love Lonnie

lonnallen@yahoo.com
 
Old 07-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #84
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mnay many happy returns of the day.....

I am a new commer in the linux field and so in LQ. I hv gottn a lots of hlp frm u. live long LQ. "jug jug geo beta".
 
Old 07-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #85
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Happy Birthday LQ.org!!
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:22 AM   #86
turnmeout
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Happy Birthday LQ
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:31 AM   #87
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pusrob View Post
3. Maybe a "screenshot exchanger" feature would be nice. I know the images would eat up a lot of storage space, but it could be controlled by some policies. For example: "the image will be deleted automatically after a week" and/or "the size of the image cannot be bigger than xyz kilobytes" and/or "you can only upload one image per thread" and/or "you can only have 5 screenshots on LQ in the same time". Sometimes a screenshot is more helpful than words. The image itself wouldn't be visible in the thread, but it could be reached through a link under the post (like the signatures) with the text: "this post has a screenshot attached here" (<-- haha, not a real link! ). The link would lead to a specified image file on a page like "LQ screenshots". This way no extra unnecessary page loading for users who don't wanna see the image. (empahsis added)
The problem with deleting screenshots (or anything) is that LQ archives this information long term. The intent (as I understand it) is to not only help the person who posted the question/problem, but to also help others who come along with the same issue later. When properly used, screenshots would be an integral part of the discussion which you wouldn't want to eliminate.

I agree it would be useful to be able to post screenshots and even other types of files. When I felt a screenshot might be really useful a while back I created an account on imageshack and provided a link to the image. There are other free image hosting services that can be used instead. If LQ feels it would be problematic to host the images themselves, perhaps they could point people who may not already know to these other services.

If LQ does decide to allow posting of images or other files, I have a suggestion: do not do it the way UbuntuForums does it, which is to require the user to be logged in to access the file. Unless there is a bandwidth issue I think it would be highly preferable for these materials to be available to non-members.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 12:41 AM   #88
sachinm
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Happy Birthday

HI ALL

I am proud to be a member of LQ and It has helped me a lot in this past year hope this goes ahead. congrats to all of u.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 02:10 AM   #89
oversword
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Smile Happy Birthday

You could have an entire section dedicated to installer files
with tried and tested software from reliable sources
all the files should be easily downloaded from a link
also for the .tar.gz packages there should be detailed insrtuctions on how to do it
{hope you take my sugestion}
thanks
oversword
 
Old 07-02-2008, 02:24 AM   #90
dvormondt
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Thank you for your good work! I have one suggestion for change: Please internationalize your date format. The USA-custom to put the day in the middle is really very confusing in an international environment.
I hope you heed my suggestion (expressed for the 2nd time, in this forum). Dirk van Ormondt.
 
  


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