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jeremy 07-14-2010 11:57 AM

Quarterly LQ Zero Reply Drive
 
One of the main goals of LQ is to help members get questions about Linux answered. One way we help facilitate this is with the "Zero Reply" functionality, which allows you to easily find threads with no replies. In the spirit of helping other LQ members and based on feedback from previous efforts, we're making the "Zero Reply Drive" a quarterly event here at LQ. The latest LQZRD will start at noon today (LQDT) and run for 96 hours. During that time, I invite everyone to click http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?do=noreplies and attempt to answer as many questions as they can.

Keep in mind that if you'd like to search for threads on specific topics that have 0 replies, you can do so using the advanced search (Find Threads with -> At Most -> 0 Replies).

If you have any ideas on how we can further facilitate questions being answered at LQ, please let us know in this thread.

--jeremy

jeremy 07-14-2010 12:00 PM

The latest Zero Reply Drive has officially started with 334 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month).

--jeremy

Bruce Hill 07-15-2010 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4032959)
If you have any ideas on how we can further facilitate questions being answered at LQ, please let us know in this thread.

--jeremy

Give away some cool LQ merchandise to the one who gets the most
Thanks or [SOLVED] threads or some such during the drive? Maybe
that won't promote answering when the drive isn't on, though.

TheIndependentAquarius 07-15-2010 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4032959)
If you have any ideas on how we can further facilitate questions being answered at LQ, please let us know in this thread.

--jeremy

Suggestion:
Assign some special title beneath the usernames of all those members who answer those zero reply threads till the next Zero-reply drive starts.

jeremy 07-16-2010 12:01 PM

Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

We're currently halfway through the first quarterly LQ Zero Reply Drive and here's an update:

251 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month)

--jeremy

leopoldb 07-16-2010 03:41 PM

How is the numbering going?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4035422)
Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

We're currently halfway through the first quarterly LQ Zero Reply Drive and here's an update:

251 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month)

--jeremy

Hello,
So, how many of this zero replies has then been answered?
//Leopold

XavierP 07-16-2010 04:25 PM

Post #2 said 334, so we can assume that at least 83 threads have been removed from the list. Though this does not account for new threads that were added and then removed.

H_TeXMeX_H 07-17-2010 10:56 AM

A suggestion: Make the drive run over the week not over the weekend ... as you probably already know there are fewer people here on the weekends.

jeremy 07-17-2010 11:13 AM

The drives are currently based on dates, without much regard for day of the week.

--jeremy

H_TeXMeX_H 07-17-2010 11:29 AM

Well, it is something to consider ... and surely shifting by a few days will not upset any schedule.

jeremy 07-17-2010 01:40 PM

A final update with less than 24 hours left in the LQZRD:

258 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month)

--jeremy

rjcooks 07-17-2010 04:03 PM

Talk about a humbling experience ... I did not know that there was so much that i did not know about Linux OS. I knew there was quite a bit but my goodness!, ima a real d*a*s ... :o.

The enormous number of distribution level variables makes my head hurt. Seems like all subjects need to be classified under distro first and issue area second. Sort-of makes me long for the old days when Linux was Linux and not Mandriva-linux, *suse-linux, Slackware-linux, *buntu-linux, ...(hundreds)-linux.

Maybe I should sign posts as :newbie: ...

I cannot do any more ...my head hurts(really, it does -kinda of a numbness like sitting though lectures on quantum mechanics).

leopoldb 07-18-2010 04:04 AM

What about a template?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4032959)

If you have any ideas on how we can further facilitate questions being answered at LQ, please let us know in this thread.

--jeremy

Hello Jeremy,
I was thinking of some form of template:study:. Like;

"
Do you have a problem?
Please, write of and fill in following template
Distro (*buntu, OpenSuse etc):
System config (what type of computer do yo use):
The problem sort: [ ]Hardware or [ ]Software
The name of the hardware/software you have problem with:
Describe the problem:
"

What do you all think? Something good or bad or in the between?

//Leopold :Pengy:

TheIndependentAquarius 07-18-2010 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leopoldb (Post 4036898)
Hello Jeremy,
I was thinking of some form of template:study:. Like;

"
Do you have a problem?
Please, write of and fill in following template
Distro (*buntu, OpenSuse etc):
System config (what type of computer do yo use):
The problem sort: [ ]Hardware or [ ]Software
The name of the hardware/software you have problem with:
Describe the problem:
"

What do you all think? Something good or bad or in the between?

//Leopold :Pengy:

That's a nice idea, since on an average the first 4 reply posts are usually queries regarding the distro, configuration etc and I would like to add the following to it:

The following points might be an overkill but still let me have a go.
Quote:


1. IMHO this kind of template should be applicable until the member is a Newbie, as members/senior members *may* find it irritating.

2. Since many newbie's do not know their distro and system config, in the template we can provide them the following type of commands and ask them to post the output here:
e.g. cat /etc/issue (for distro)
e.g. cat /proc/cpuinfo (etc.. for system config)

3. A check box stating:
"Do you want to post code ?"
If the Newbie selects yes, the code tags should automatically appear.

jeremy 07-18-2010 12:07 PM

The quarterly LQ Zero Reply Drive if officially over, and here's the final number:

232 Threads with 0 replies (from the last month)

That's over 100 less zero reply threads then when the drive started. Thanks again for helping your fellow LQ members.

--jeremy


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