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Old 07-03-2012, 05:58 AM   #31
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I am more of the perpetual lurker than a poster,but have gained a lot of valuable information here in the last two years or so.Happy 12'th and I wish you many more to come.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 07:06 AM   #32
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Your free offers apparently exclude many

Congratulations on your 12 years!

Your sponsor's offer of "A Newbie's Getting Started Guide To Linux", apparently, is NOT for the retired like me! Attempting to apply is rejected, as all commercial address 'fields' must be completed. Which is a pity. The file is digital and costs nothing to send. Would you include this fact that makeuseof.com (which pops up with offers in other places) has this exclusion? Offers, initially made by you, are invalidated. The 20 pages would have been useful to me. Others too.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 07:06 AM   #33
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Happy Birthday!! And thanks for all the help!!

I do agree with catkin about an LQ Wiki...also, maybe a subsection for newbies?? Most of non-linux users are affraid of the OS's because of wrong ideas that keep them away from the Linux world. A newbie area maybe would be a good idea to introduce those who entering in the Linux world.

Best regards!!
 
Old 07-03-2012, 07:24 AM   #34
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+1 for LQ wiki. A single login (LQ + LQ wiki login) would be great, too.

Also, I wish a post could be edited by its original author more than 5 days after posting, so that I can correct my mistakes when somebuddy notice it, even several weeks after posting. Otherwise my shame could last forever...

Oh and I almost forgot: congrats for this wonderful endeavor.

EDIT To give more visibility to the wiki, may be en entry for it could be added in upper horizontal menu bar. If there isn't enough room, it could replace either HCL or Articles as IMHO these are not very often viewed (maybe you can check that in the website stats) and last article was written in 2006. Of course the replaced entry in the upper horizontal menu bar would be present in the Main menu though. And maybe the Articles could be moved in a new Articles section of the wiki

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Old 07-03-2012, 07:49 AM   #35
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Learned so much from LQ. What an amazing job. Thanks Jeremy.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #36
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Wink Turns 12

Though I am just a babe in the Linux community, I have grown to love it. I switch distro's form time to time, just to learn something new.
I have watched (though I do not post) this forum for a few years. You guys have helped me many time with questions I did not know I had till I read the post.

Thank you LQ and all the Linux community..
You all rock.
Don
 
Old 07-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #37
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Congratulations! Although I am only a relatively new "contributor" to this forum I have used it as a guest, often after getting here via a Google search, it has been my forum of choice for Linux answers for many years and your hard work is appreciated. Enjoy,

MarkyD
 
Old 07-03-2012, 08:41 AM   #38
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Wink I feel proud to be part of LQ.

Since I have started working with Linux.. LQ is my best team mate. Initially I was in state called " You don't know what you don't know ", but now " I know what I don't know ". LQ is the best.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by catkin View Post
One useful change -- more for the members than the administrators -- would be to develop the LQ WIKI. Instead of answering a frequently asked question directly in the thread, write the answer in the WIKI and answer the thread with a link to it.
I agree that getting more LQ forum members to participate at the wiki would be ideal. If anyone has specific suggestions on how we can accomplish this, please do start a new thread on the topic so we can discuss.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #40
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I have been puttering at Linux and reading as much as possible the help files. As where I live there is no place to purchase quality info upon Linux. So I rely upon those files to assist the best.

I do wish however there was say graphical representation of HOW to do certain tasks such as for example. Say on the how to do a simple Peer to Peer network or some automated application that would seek out say other computers on a network which are already networked together such as Windows platform.

I ask this because, I repair older machines to donate for youngsters upon the Indian Reservation to use at the community Lodge House they have. I help teach computer science to these young people to help broaden their skills within a already technology filled world. My personal background is upon the MS Windows platform. I do wish they had taught it while in college but such is life.

If this could happen it would go a very long way in the promotion of Linux instead of the MS Windows platform.

There are a number of tribal individuals I have donated computers specifically to college aged young Tribal kids to help them get a leg up before going to the University. So all the help in making Networking easy would truly help greatly.

Humbly

Lucky Donegan C.I.S.
PC Systems & Telecommunications Eng.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #41
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Almost forgot. I do want to wish all a happy anniversary of the Linux LQ community and 12 years is quite the anniversary to celebrate. Best wishes to one and all.

Lucky Donegan C.I.S.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 09:50 AM   #42
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Hi,

Just wanted to say thanks. I don't use linuxquestions often. I usually run windows as a main OS. I do however "dabble" with linux (dabbled so much over the years my wife tells me I am far surpassed the "user" stage - although, that's her opinion not mine). Eitherway, linuxquestions is my "go to" site when I need help or when I meet someone else who does. I very rarely use another site to find answers after visiting this one.

So cheers to your 12th year and may you have many, many more.

John
 
Old 07-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #43
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Thumbs up "Thanks", ALL!

"Happy Birthday, LQ!"

With the exception of one individual jumping my stuff, I find that most everyone has been very helpful to this Old Man.

The thing that would help would be an Instalation Guide, with screen shots of the various distros. For those who don't have a neighborhood Guru, it's easy to get confused or lost.

Also, a section on how to install from a CD disk, or thumb drive if they don't happen to have a working CD drive. I
don't have a working CD drive but I have plenty of 'USB ports' for a thumb drive to work.

Oh, another thing that might be useful is a short explanaton of what each main component (i.e. Apache, Samba,etc) does
would be helpful in knowing what one would want to initalize to make it run.

A HUGE HUGG from this Cajun Cowboy to those who make LQ "pop", LOL! Yes, REAL MEN hug each other as a sign of "Thank You" (or at least where I'm from).

Respectfully submitted,
Regards,

Buck/KA5LQJ

Last edited by BuckNekkid; 07-03-2012 at 10:47 AM.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #44
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I agree that getting more LQ forum members to participate at the wiki would be ideal. If anyone has specific suggestions on how we can accomplish this, please do start a new thread on the topic so we can discuss.
done

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #45
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Wow, twelve years. Happy birthday, LQ, and thanks for your great work, Jeremy.
Thanks!

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Regarding feedback, actually at this time there is only one little thing I would appreciate to be able to do: make a search only in my subscribed threads. Sometimes I see a new thread where I think "Wait, I have seen an answer to that in one of the threads I replied to."
Being able to limit the search to those threads would make it much easier to find this posts.
I think the "My Activity" layout you now see at AQ is an improvement, but it's still not searchable. We'll keep that in mind for a future enhancement.

--jeremy
 
  


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