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Old 07-06-2017, 01:07 PM   #16
hydrurga
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I joined a while back & used to contribute more back then, I think that I don't visit as often because there are many more new members willing to pass on their knowledge to the newbies that keep on joining.

I have become pretty staid in my use of Linux/BSD, & merely use it rather than advocate it these days.

Also, since systemd, I no longer am current, as I do not use it, & avoid it as best I can.
I do not want my Linux becoming like MSWindows with it's 'registry'.

I use a window manager, no need for more - & I don't like bloat.
Good to see you around, fatmac.

With AntiX, which you say you are using in your sidebar, you are more than "current" - systemd is only one of the options out there (although a pretty prevalent one at the moment, admittedly).

You've still got a great deal to offer - pop on and help us out if you get the time and.or inclination. Folk on here are often advised to use AntiX or MX, not only if they're using hardware with less resources but also if they want to avoid systemd.
 
Old 07-06-2017, 01:25 PM   #17
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Yes, Happy Birthday LQ!

I have to say in looking at the replies, to see posters who have tenure here far beyond mine, with small handfuls of posts, that it is impressive to hear their great opinions of the site.

They are, and have been paying attention, and have positive thoughts to say about LQ!

Thank you all for taking the time to offer your compliments.

Great job Jeremy!
 
Old 07-06-2017, 01:46 PM   #18
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The best distro agnostic forum auf das inturnetz, happy birthday and congrats.

Kudos to Jeremy for all his hard work and putting up with us. (disclaimer: not intentional bum kissing)
 
Old 07-06-2017, 03:03 PM   #19
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Happy 17th - what a helpful community!
 
Old 07-06-2017, 03:26 PM   #20
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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday & thank you for this forum. It has been a big help. It has already been posted but improving on search and having tutorials is always good.

Thank you
 
Old 07-06-2017, 03:52 PM   #21
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I love both Ubuntu and Linux Mint OS. I use a dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04 & W7 on my main older Laptop ASUS K52N. On my Old 32 bit HP Laptop
I use Ubuntu 16,04 and Linux Mint 18.1 which I love.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks to all that have been doing the work to make these Operating System so good.

Respectfully,
Pgaboria
 
Old 07-06-2017, 04:46 PM   #22
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LinuxQuestions.org Turns Seventeen

Well done and no help from me, I'm afraid. Understanding Linux remains an aspiration and every e-mail
from you a reminder and a slight reproach. Thanks Jeremy for keeping me on. Hapten
 
Old 07-06-2017, 09:32 PM   #23
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Happy 17th ..

I am very lucky to be here with Linux giants.
 
Old 07-06-2017, 11:12 PM   #24
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Happy 17th.........

I am thankful for being part of this LQ.
Your Posts are very useful and help many times to solve issues.
 
Old 07-07-2017, 01:42 AM   #25
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17 eh? I remember that. It was 60 years ago! You acquire a lot in 77 years and having just been awarded my 7th Dan in Wado Karate and being presented with a fine bottle of single malt by my class, I wish to toast your health and long life so you may continue to help bumblers like me through the Trauma that can be Linux.

How could you be improved? Keep doing what you do well.

When I first installed Linux, you didn't exist and let me tell you that back in the mid 90s it was a hard hard world!

You have made that world both easier and friendlier, thank you.

Best regards

Chris
 
Old 07-07-2017, 03:54 AM   #26
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... I blame the increasingly omni-present FB for the decline in forum activity.
Ah, good point. That seems to bee quite conclusive.
 
Old 07-07-2017, 05:21 AM   #27
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What are we doing well and where can we improve? Where are we failing? What can we do to ensure long time members remain engaged and willing to help? What can we do to ensure new members feel welcome? What should we be doing differently?
Maybe add the opportunity to post for anonymous users after they pass some captcha? Many people know the solutions to many problems but sometimes they are too lazy or don't have time to pass through registration just to share their knowledge. Happy 17!
 
Old 07-07-2017, 03:13 PM   #28
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Oh, I've been around LQ for a while now. I'm not the most active member, though. However, I have picked up numerous tidbits along the way that made my Linux journey much more pleasurable and functional. It was well worth the admission price.

Keep it ROCKIN', Jeremy!

Oh, and about the suggestions for improvement... can't fix what ain't broke.

~Eric
 
Old 07-09-2017, 02:47 PM   #29
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I've seen and used several other Linux-help resources, but LQ remains the best. I think its durability comes from its format; a traditional (some might argue "legacy") forum where people can post a question, receive answers, provide feedback and clarification, and then receive more answers. It's like a conversation, and it generally works pretty well. Sure, some sites, like Stack Overflow, might do better with small, one-line questions and one-line answers, but they tend to break down when a conversation needs to happen. LQ has a good balance, I think.

I do wish, sometimes, that cruft could be hidden from threads. For instance, if someone posts a question and reaches a conclusion, I wish they could go back to the thread and hide parts of the thread that are not a part of the most direct route to the ultimate solution. I guess they can already do that by summing up what worked in a final post before marking it solved, but for archival purposes I'd love to be able to trim things down to "here's what worked", especially on threads marred by excess opinions and misdirects.

In general, LQ is great because it's a sensible solution, and it has a friently and knowledgeable community. Keep it going!
 
Old 07-09-2017, 03:22 PM   #30
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I've seen and used several other Linux-help resources, but LQ remains the best. I think its durability comes from its format; a traditional (some might argue "legacy") forum where people can post a question, receive answers, provide feedback and clarification, and then receive more answers. It's like a conversation, and it generally works pretty well. Sure, some sites, like Stack Overflow, might do better with small, one-line questions and one-line answers, but they tend to break down when a conversation needs to happen. LQ has a good balance, I think.

I do wish, sometimes, that cruft could be hidden from threads. For instance, if someone posts a question and reaches a conclusion, I wish they could go back to the thread and hide parts of the thread that are not a part of the most direct route to the ultimate solution. I guess they can already do that by summing up what worked in a final post before marking it solved, but for archival purposes I'd love to be able to trim things down to "here's what worked", especially on threads marred by excess opinions and misdirects.

In general, LQ is great because it's a sensible solution, and it has a friently and knowledgeable community. Keep it going!
I was thinking about that very point recently when I was on the point of advising an OP to edit their first post in order to point future readers past all the crud to the number of the post on the thread that eventually found the correct solution.

Perhaps there could be a way for the OP to mark a certain post as the solution? Or, alternatively, introduce a new "Solution Post" that the OP could fill in? I don't know whether that would be easy enough to code though.
 
  


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