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jeremy 06-25-2013 10:52 AM

LinuxQuestions.org Turns Thirteen
 
I'm extremely proud to announce that exactly 13 years ago today I made the very first post at LQ, which served to introduce it to the world. To say that LQ has exceed my expectations since then would be a monumental understatement. 4,957,188 posts and over a half million members do not even begin to tell the story. The community and mod team that has grown here at LQ is truly amazing and something that I'm very proud to be a part of. I'd like to once again thank each and every LQ member for their participation, dedication and feedback. Without you, LQ quite simply wouldn't exist.

To say that feedback has been absolutely critical to our success is also an understatement. With that in mind, I'd like to use this thread to collect as much feedback as possible about LQ. What are we doing well and where can we improve? What new features or sections would you like to see? What should we be doing differently? When giving your feedback, please remember that LQ will be updated to the next generation code platform in the near future. To get a peek at what that platform will be like, please visit http://www.ChromeOSQuestions.org/forum.php. Feedback on that site is very much welcome as well.

As part of our 13 year anniversary, we'll be giving away some LQ Merchandise and a gratis pass for OSCON 2013. We'll also be randomly selecting posts from this thread and upgrading that member to "Contributing Member" status for one year. Stay tuned.

nonamedotc 06-25-2013 03:34 PM

Many of the solutions I found at LQ helped me a lot getting started in Linux in 2009 (Ubuntu at that time).

A ton of helpful posts and a very pleasant community! :) :hattip:

frankbell 06-25-2013 10:37 PM

When I started with Slackware, I have three crutches.

Google, the Slackware mailing list, and LQ.

When the others failed me, LQ came through. Usually, all I had to do was search the archives to find my answer.

I finally joined up when an archive search failed me. That's when I asked my first Linux Question at LQ.

druuna 06-26-2013 03:36 AM

Congrats Jeremy, with a great forum that is still going strong after all these years!

BTW: Shouldn't that be OSCON 2013 ;) fixed...


Just to make sure: I'm _not_ willing to travel to the US to attend OSCON

jeremy 06-26-2013 09:58 AM

Updated, thanks.

--jeremy

ne3e 06-28-2013 01:36 PM

Congrats Jeremy!

Thanks from all of us for starting this 13 years ago!


John

rokytnji 06-28-2013 01:59 PM

I don't ask much. Reason is. The answer has already been posted in this forum.

Nice site. Good knowledgable members. Fun times in General.

pixie 07-01-2013 12:47 PM

Congrats!
Started out with Mandrake desktop many years, this website helped me a lot with basic Linux CLI.
Thanks!

portamenteff 07-01-2013 03:52 PM

Awesome Jeremy. You know in the last 5 or 6 years i haven't had to ask that many questions because so many of them are already answered. This forum actually got me up to speed on several things, like which distro to use, and which text editor, network utililies etc...

gcy 07-01-2013 03:52 PM

Thirteen years. Congratulations!
 
I have some regrets. Your questions are not broad enough for some of us!
My desk manager.... E16.

Why is this not on the list!

Anyway. Best of luck for the future.

josephj 07-01-2013 04:36 PM

I participate in several stackexchange forums. (I was happily using LQ for several years before that.) These forums have a reputation system and I get weekly emails from them with top posts, message notifications, etc.

I joined linuxexchange in August, but I never get any emails from it and almost never remember to go there.

I think it would be great if it worked more like stackexchange and encouraged me to go there.

Joe

jeremy 07-01-2013 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by josephj (Post 4981935)
I participate in several stackexchange forums. (I was happily using LQ for several years before that.) These forums have a reputation system and I get weekly emails from them with top posts, message notifications, etc.

I joined linuxexchange in August, but I never get any emails from it and almost never remember to go there.

I think it would be great if it worked more like stackexchange and encouraged me to go there.

Thanks for the feedback. You can subscribe to LE emails under "User tools -> email notification settings".

--jeremy

mustang335 07-01-2013 06:07 PM

Jeremy,
Congratulations for the perseverance. Tough to carry on an enterprise for such a period. With out linux I am sure I would be crazier having to chace down drivers for every add on. Linux has been a lot easier and more fun with this repository of knowledge. I have enjoyed the solutions presented here many times. Keep up the good work. Marty from ct.

kampmannpeine 07-01-2013 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mustang335 (Post 4981976)
Jeremy,
Congratulations for the perseverance. ...

thank you too, Jeremy

JorgeArturo 07-01-2013 07:39 PM

This forum is my go-to-resource for all things Linux. I have gone from Windows, to Mac to BSD, Fedora 17 and now Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I am still learning, but more and more comfortable with the unpacking, compiling and building process! You guys have made it all possible.

Congratulations on 13 years of what I am sure has been some blood, sweat and tears!

Jorge

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