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Old 07-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #46
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I'm sorry Jeremy, but I have to confess to total stupidity. Like the OP I don't understand anything here, nor can I find that famous LE-functionality (whatever that is exactly ).

Umm. I dug through all of my profile but found no LQ-Exchange. What is the "top nav"? Home - Forums - HCL - ... obviously not. I clicked on my nick in a post of mine but it is not there either. I'm lost .
LE is LinuxExchange - the Linux and Open Source Q/A site that is part of The Questions Network along with LQ. Visit linuxexchange.org for more info.

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #47
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If I may make a suggestion, the newsletter's "threads with the most views/replies" feature only ensures that the same threads will be featured forever, as they're regularly promoted. How about making it "threads with the most x that have never appeared in this feature before"? Which is too long for a title, but it might make for a more interesting feature.
Thanks for the feedback. We'll keep this in mind for future LQ ommunity Bulletins.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-04-2013, 04:20 AM   #48
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LE is LinuxExchange - the Linux and Open Source Q/A site that is part of The Questions Network along with LQ. Visit linuxexchange.org for more info.

--jeremy
Ahh, understood. And is on LQ a button with a direct link to LE? If so, how do I find it?
 
Old 07-04-2013, 09:54 AM   #49
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Lightbulb How about a "LinuxAnswers.org"?

First, let me say that I love what you've done here, and what we've all helped to create! Thank-you, Jeremy and all the rest for your continued efforts on this front!

My suggestion is this:
I love what Ubuntu has done with their "Ubuntu Answers" service. It's an easy way to find answers to questions that have already been answered, apparently sorted by date of answer, so that the answers are likely to be relevant in the changing world of open-source software. What if LQ were to do something similar? This would make it easy for us all to avoid re-posting questions that have already been answered; instead, we could either do a search for only questions with highly-rated answers, or search by category.

Topics could include things like:
-Pulseaudio
-Upstart
-Kernel Panics
-3D Graphics
-Compiling Specific Applications
-Installing Specific Printers and Multifunction Devices
-Apt
-Yum
-Portage
-Etc.

The categories should be pretty specific, so as to avoid the need to do very much searching within them. This would create a large number of categories, but if organized alphabetically and searchable without having to search within them (though that is obviously still needed), it would mean a person could quickly and easily narrow down a problem to likely "suspects" and sift through the answers that help the most people for likely solutions. These solutions, of course, could be pulled from LQ threads that have been marked, "solved," and highlight the specific post(s) that the OP and/or orhters has/have tagged as "the best answer(s)."

To my mind, this could significantly reduce the amount of duplicated effort, and make LQ even more strongly a "one-stop-shop" for all our *Nix needs. :-)

Thoughts?

Edit: I realize that LinuxExchange tries to accomplish something similar, but isn't well-organized, and doesn't seem to automatically pull from LQ posts, as I've suggested. In short, I wonder whether it is, in itself, anything more than duplicated effort to suit different tastes (though I won't contest that it's nice and useful for those who like it). Could my suggestions above--and input from others here--create something that combines the best of LQ and LE?

Last edited by DaneM; 07-04-2013 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Read some previous posts on this thread.
 
Old 07-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #50
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Ahh, understood. And is on LQ a button with a direct link to LE? If so, how do I find it?
Yes, the main forum page has a link to LE in the "Welcome back" box.

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Old 07-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #51
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Edit: I realize that LinuxExchange tries to accomplish something similar, but isn't well-organized, and doesn't seem to automatically pull from LQ posts, as I've suggested. In short, I wonder whether it is, in itself, anything more than duplicated effort to suit different tastes (though I won't contest that it's nice and useful for those who like it). Could my suggestions above--and input from others here--create something that combines the best of LQ and LE?
LE is a distinct site and therefore does not pull any content from LQ (although it's possible that we could do so, it's not something I have ever considered). We do roll some features that are well received at LE back into LQ, but combining them doesn't seem feasible to me. A forum and a Q/A site really are best suited to different tasks and I think there a solid place for both in the ecosystem.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-04-2013, 06:15 PM   #52
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Congrats..!!

Many posts helped me a lot in the past. I really like this website at times where I am having issues. Actually I don't need to open a new thread for any issue instead that was already answered in other posts. Really helpful

When I found a post in past by a member with an issue, It seemed like I have gone through that before. So I have asked him for some info so that I can help him but unfortunately someone blocked my permission to make further update in that post.

I wonder why that happened. Posting techy for helping others, Is that a wrong thing. I don't think so.

Is there any restrictions for a LQ newbie to update the post in case he thinks he knows that.

Regards LP
 
Old 07-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #53
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I'd like to see more focus on hardware issues like UEFI, & lists of hardware that's particularly difficult to run on GNU/Linux, as well as hardware that's more libre software friendly. #LQOSCON
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:25 AM   #54
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...Is there any restrictions for a LQ newbie to update the post in case he thinks he knows that. ...
You can't edit other user's posts. Create a new one of your own or quote the material you need ("quote" button below the individual posts).
 
Old 07-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #55
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Hi elcaset excellent post. Recently I purchased a new pc and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with a 3TB hard drive and an Intel I5 processor. I had a huge problem trying to install Windows 7 using GPT instead of MBR. It flatly refused to use GPT. Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit installed without any issues. I eventually had to exchange my 3TB hard drive for a 2TB an d a 1TB. I installed each OS on a separate drive. I had to install Win 7 using MBR. I could not find any info on how to sort it out. A few articles on UEFI on LQ would be very helpfull.

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:39 AM   #56
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I began dabbling with Ubuntu in 2004, then really got into Linux over the last few years. I binge distro-hopped for a year until I finally landed on Slackware, and subsequently, this community.

The people here are knowledgeable, friendly, and wise. You can't beat it.

Thanks for bringing this wonderful resource to us!
 
Old 07-05-2013, 11:18 AM   #57
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ipersuade, congratulations - you're the first selection to attend OSCON courtesy of LQ. Please contact us ASAP to confirm you can attend.

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Old 07-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #58
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LE is a distinct site and therefore does not pull any content from LQ (although it's possible that we could do so, it's not something I have ever considered). We do roll some features that are well received at LE back into LQ, but combining them doesn't seem feasible to me. A forum and a Q/A site really are best suited to different tasks and I think there a solid place for both in the ecosystem.

--jeremy
OK, I guess that makes sense. I also just noticed the "[solved]" option in advanced search (after how many years of ignorance?!). Thanks, Jeremy.
 
Old 07-06-2013, 12:54 AM   #59
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Congrats Jeremy !!!!


Thanks for providing the Great Forum .Keep up your job going on ....
 
Old 07-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #60
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Lots of thanks my friend

I don't take enough time to thank you for your work, so heres a heart felt thank you. I was actually programming 35 years ago, designing production control computer systems for a large rail company in Canada. All on a IBM laptop. Yeah 64 k. I actually had to draw my own windows using character strings. Gates had some really great accomplishments but he has become some kind of greedy monster and people need a format like Linux to escape this guy. So again THANK YOU for your efforts. I wish I had some money to contribute but I am a poor man. You see I quit my fancy office job 30 years ago and went fishin. And I'm still fishin! Poor but happy.
 
  


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