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Old 05-03-2010, 02:48 PM   #31
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For those questioning the purpose of two sites, I'm all in favor of offering as much variety in the Linux website space as possible.

If LE turns out to be too redundant, it may fail. OK. But who knows--it might turn out to be more popular than LQ.

There are already numerous popular, thriving Linux forum sites very, very similar to LQ (more similar that LE). That doesn't seem to be a problem for any of them.
LE will very much sink or swim based on its own merit.

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Old 05-03-2010, 02:49 PM   #32
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If you've used Serverfault, Superuser or Stackoverflow, you'll see that comments are used for QA. Otherwise there is no way to get clarity on a problem. And really, how often does someone ask a fully-formed question? Many questions are answered when the question is well understood. (Even if it just allows you to query google better)
In the case of LE, the original question should be edited to clarify the question or add additional information.

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Old 05-03-2010, 03:02 PM   #33
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Aside from me being the founder of both, the sites are not related in any way, which was a very cognizant decision. We debated launching the site as part of the LQ-network (as something along the lines of exchange.lq) but decided against it. Because of this, the site should not "muddy the LQ waters" in any way.

--jeremy
Well, since you announced it in the LQ Community Bulletin, I suspect more than one person will suspect they are related.
IMO, LE will draw traffic away from LQ.org. Which would be a shame since there is already a atrong community there (in the forums I read)
 
Old 05-03-2010, 03:36 PM   #34
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Just a question out of curiosity - why a steamexchange site rather that something open source like OSQA? (For that matter why not something like phpBB or other open source forum rather than vBulletin, nice at it is?)
 
Old 05-03-2010, 03:58 PM   #35
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We'll actually be moving LE off the SE platform and onto something Open Source in the midterm future. I'm not aware of any Open Source forum platform that's a viable alternative for LQ (and certainly none were around when I founded LQ in 2000). Keep in mind that LQ does rely heavily on Drupal, MediaWiki and many other Open Source solutions.

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Old 05-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #36
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Well, since you announced it in the LQ Community Bulletin, I suspect more than one person will suspect they are related.
To be fair, I explicitly made the distinction in the original announcement.

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IMO, LE will draw traffic away from LQ.org. Which would be a shame since there is already a atrong community there (in the forums I read)
New Linux and Open Source related sites launch all the time. It's my opinion that competition makes us strong and is a constant driver for us to improve.

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #37
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New Linux and Open Source related sites launch all the time. It's my opinion that competition makes us strong and is a constant driver for us to improve.

--jeremy
Agreed - competition is good. However, folks don't usually compete with themselves as it just means they can pay less attention to both.

Jeremy - this is your site, you owe me nothing. Best of luck with both sites.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 01:40 PM   #38
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I must admit that it takes a bit to get used to this forum, BUT when you do, it can be a blessing and certainly MOST informative. It was overwhelming at first but easily adaptable. At least to techy types anyway.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 02:22 PM   #39
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I thought cooperation not competition was the key to FLOSS and Linux ...

Well, either way good luck with it, I don't think I'll be able to get used to style of that site, it looks more like a blog.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 05:44 AM   #40
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I must also disagree, competition is one erratic concept that strangles our societies. It does not serve for fast improvement. To the contrary, it makes everyone invent the wheel themselves.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 08:22 AM   #41
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Problem is that everyone is stuck at 1 point. Can't vote answers up. So we continue to circle around at 1 point waiting for someone to upvote so we get enough to upvote, so the thing can take off. Needs owner/moderator with plenty of points to start reading questions and answers and do the initial upvoting to give it life.

I like the stackoverflow q&a approach for fast solutions.

Last edited by hgriggs; 05-06-2010 at 08:23 AM. Reason: Extra thought.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 08:55 AM   #42
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hgriggs, we just took the site out of bootstrap mode (which greatly reduced the need for reputation points). If it's the case where there are not enough active users participating, we can enable it again.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-06-2010, 08:57 AM   #43
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Ah, I didn't realise there was a bootstrap mode. Interesting. Never mind. It will take on momentum. I was just being impatient.
 
Old 05-06-2010, 09:59 AM   #44
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I've re-enabled bootstap mode with the intention of disabling it permanently on 5/9/2010.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-13-2010, 10:51 AM   #45
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Gr8 job.....It's nice site. keep it up.....
 
  


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