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Old 01-13-2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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Forum for Emacs?


I'd like to know if it would be appropriate to create a forum for Emacs, perhaps under Linux -- Software. I see a lot of Emacs questions here and I'm sure that for many people, like myself, this is their favorite forum on the internet.

Let me know -- thanks,
Joel
 
Old 01-13-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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Why stop at emacs? We could use a forum for vi too... I'd be able to help a lot with people learning the tricks of the trade with vi.

And emacs is more like a complete operating system... maybe it should be under distributions.

Honestly, emacs is confusing enough to warrant a forum. But so is the other "traditional" editor for *nix... at least for new people to it.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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That's much too narrow of a topic for a dedicated forum at this time. A quick search in the LQ S&F forum should give you a good idea of the parameters we use when adding forums. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:21 AM   #4
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Thanks for letting me know, and since my post I did find the LQ Wiki for Emacs. I should be able to refer people there and add my own contributions.

(just out of courtesy, I hope there's an LQ Wiki for vi, too)

Thanks,
Joel
 
Old 01-22-2007, 04:52 AM   #5
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if there's not- you can just make one... it's the beauty of the wiki system.

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:58 AM   #6
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I"m glad to know that, however I'd be rather unqualified to start a vi forum (I'm an Emacs user).

Joel
 
Old 01-22-2007, 12:09 PM   #7
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While it does exist, it should be noted that creating something in the LQ Wiki isn't analogous to adding a whole forum - it's simply an article that can be collaboratively edited.

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Old 01-22-2007, 01:27 PM   #8
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I see a lot of Emacs questions here and I'm sure that for many people, like myself, this is their favorite forum on the internet.
If it's elisp related, there's always the programming forum.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 09:12 AM   #9
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If it's elisp related, there's always the programming forum.
Sometimes it is, sometimes it is how to get Emacsen to work with Linux. There are other Emacs Wikis and forums, but this is my favorite place to come as a forum in general, e.g., for the Slackware forum. It's a matter of convenience -- dare I say much like iTunes

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Old 01-23-2007, 11:06 PM   #10
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Joel- the best place on this forum for emacs+linux related questions would be in Linux - Software because emacs is software (for linux) !

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Old 01-24-2007, 09:52 AM   #11
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Well Mr. Geek, you'd be right except for the fact that you're wrong: Emacs is just software; if I'm running it on Linux then it's software on Linux, however I used to run it on Windows, so I don't think we can call it software for Linux. When it was first created, Linux was a few years away.

Plus, there are subforums of the Software forum, and I thought Emacs as a topic might be good for one.

Joel
 
Old 01-24-2007, 08:22 PM   #12
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this is a linux forum. Any non-linux questions should go in "General", or "other nix" etc. Just ask it in "software" forum- it most likely will fit there, because the demographic of people here most likely will be using emacs/vi/whatever on linux . Good grief- I was trying to be helpful!

Oh- and please don't assume my gender, even with the "geek" moniker- you got it wrong. I have an internet handle, use it- TG or titanium work, alternatively. You really got me angry with that.

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Old 01-25-2007, 05:09 AM   #13
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Well Mr. Geek, you'd be right except for the fact that you're wrong: Emacs is just software; if I'm running it on Linux then it's software on Linux, however I used to run it on Windows, so I don't think we can call it software for Linux. When it was first created, Linux was a few years away.
I'm confused now, could have sworn titanium_geek mentioned that emacs is software and that would be the most suitable place for it. And you are right, emacs was around before Linux and even Windows for that matter.. it's older than a large majority of users on this forum, I fail to see you're point on your last statement, it didn't make much sense..

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Plus, there are subforums of the Software forum, and I thought Emacs as a topic might be good for one.
And yes, there are subforums but think about this, if we created a subforum for emacs, we might as well create one for every known and popular software used that is known. I'm sure the members here would love to sort thru that mess to find the correct forum and I'm sure if we did add subforums for any such software that is used on Linux, we could definitely find more members that use software other than emacs to actually fill the forum with questions and answers.. it's based on demand, we don't just create subforums cause they are requested by the first and only person to ever request such forums.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 12:08 PM   #14
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Madam Geek, I call everybody Mister, especially if that person has a doctoral degree.

Mr. TrickyKid, I wasn't trying to make a point, I was trying to be funny. I know now that it was not funny. I thought the smiley would take care of that.

To clarify, "software for Linux" makes it sound like it was created for Linux, which it is not. I thought a little playful arguing would be fun; however, that's hard to convey over the internet.

Sorry for any distress I've caused anybody; I really thought the thread was finished when I said "Thanks" the first time, so I was a little irked at people jumping in to add their $0.02. I got the idea, I was satisfied with why there should be no forum created strictly for Emacs. If people were being helpful after the initial question had been settled, then I thought I'd play around a little.

Let's stick a fork in this one, please.

Thanks,
Joel
 
Old 01-26-2007, 02:06 AM   #15
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this thread (and all threads, for that matter) are in the public display- yes they are used to answer an individual's questions, but we hope that others are able to read threads and find answers for their questions as well. That is why I pointed out the software forum, more for future readers of this thread.

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