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Old 08-01-2006, 11:42 PM   #31
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I would like to suggest/re-suggest a couple of things:
1. Franklin's #1 repeat. The [quote|]...[/quote] solves that problem but then why go on typing some extra words when it could be done as easily with the same button.

2. The "logout" button is only in the HOME page. so basically, login out means navigating to home page and then logout. couldn't this be made more available?

3. thinking..

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Old 08-02-2006, 02:48 AM   #32
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I have the logout button under the My LQ Menu on the right hand side of this page.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:46 AM   #33
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Embedded

I wouldn't mind seeing a sub-section in Hardware or where ever for Embedded Systems.
Discussion and help on topics like Real Time OS's, programming microchips and related things
would be really good.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 05:12 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Chinaman
I have the logout button under the My LQ Menu on the right hand side of this page.
Gee!!!
I change my suggestion. Since, I missed that, I suggest The "Log Out" should be somewhere where it could be easily seen.

P.S. Now that i know its there, I need to really see if its been placed ergonomically! Gee!!
 
Old 08-02-2006, 05:37 AM   #35
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I nice site map would be cool- perhaps a nice graphical one with the most important/popular bits with big squares, and then smaller and smaller squares...

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Old 08-02-2006, 06:26 AM   #36
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Right,
I think also that the "Tread-opener" should have the right to mark it as resolved and noone can more answer.
Yes and no. If you only let the "thread opener" mark the thread resolved, you run into troubles described above: lazy people lead to a lot of resolved but non-resolved-looking posts. Instead if the resolved-button was allowed to others too, a person who posted the resolving post (and possibly checked out next day) could mark the thread too. It would help the false-positive situation.

Another thing is if you let the thread opener be able to lock the thread so no more answers can be given (and only thread opener), it leads to a problem: if the problem got resolved but in a not-so-good-way, and somebody later had a better idea, he couldn't post it there as an alternative choice. This limits the Answers for which this site is created for (mainly, at least).

Like if somebody had a problem, then I gave this person a solution that consists of 12 hours of hard-coding work, then the thread was marked "solved" and locked, and next day somebody figured out a small script would do the job in two minutes -- that couldn't be posted anymore, so somebody else looking for an answer to the same problem would have to do a lot of work without it being actually "a must".

The zero replies shortcut is very good..so would be the "unsolved" -version of it, if the marking of solved threads only worked well.

I also like the look of this site, it's still maybe a bit too complicated (my opinion, though), but just a bit. Mainly it works like a brand new .44.

What I really dislike, and have already posted about this, is the quick-answering/answering to posts. Especially with the quick answer form many newbies who have very simple questions get three to a couple dozen identical answers, as people start answering when they see none has answered yet, but by the time they click the button to submit their answer, a couple others have already answered. SO: it'd be nice to get a marking of some kind that tells me "somebody has already answered, refresh and see what s/he figured out". I know there is this "Currently active users viewing this thread", but it doesn't tell me how many of them are answering, how many reading and how many just sleeping on their laptop while the cat is surfing for them. A red-coloured topic bar ("Quick Reply") would do well - telling me "stop! somebody just answered! refresh!"
 
Old 08-02-2006, 06:28 AM   #37
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Education - a missed oppotunity?

I'd like to recommend to the Linux (stroke, Open Source) community that (here in the UK) education is becoming a missed opportunity quickly, in an increasingly growing market. I work in a school as an assistant, and nearly every opportunity to use open source usually ends up flat on it's face (for various reasons*). From what I've heard, schools in the UK will be forced to look for free ICT solutions before they spend a fortune on anything else, so there is hope - only if they can deliver.

I think it would be good to have some forum on the topic of 'Linux and Open Source in Education', even if many of the issues are beyond the scope of the site.

GL Egz

* not neccessarily for technical problems though
 
Old 08-02-2006, 08:26 AM   #38
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- A sitemap could be a possibility, I'll look into it.

- As has been noted, log out is indeed on every page of the site.

- Using the quote tag manually allows you to quote only certain bits, but the next version of the code will allow some more advanced quoting (things like quoting multiple threads).
 
Old 08-03-2006, 07:03 AM   #39
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Well, i wanted to suggest that a search engine for looking threads by name, like "LILO" or "ROOT PROBLEM".
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:16 AM   #40
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You can search thread titles with the existing search engine.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:27 AM   #41
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Yeah

search>advanced search>keywords enter your keyword, change the drop down box to read search titles only
 
Old 08-03-2006, 08:44 AM   #42
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has someone already suggested about being able to search in your own subscribed threads? it's handy when searching for some reference.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 10:51 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by egz
I think it would be good to have some forum on the topic of 'Linux and Open Source in Education', even if many of the issues are beyond the scope of the site.
Yeah, people could share their expieriences and help each other out with looking for adequate software to fit their needs.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 12:59 PM   #44
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As I alluded to earlier, one of the sites is getting a major overhaul. If you're reading this thread, you get early access to the new functionality. The http://bookmarks.linuxquestions.org site is going to be rolled into the main LQ site, including a unified login. If you go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/bookmarks/ the new site is available now. Feel free to start adding bookmarks now. You'll notice that if you used the old site, you can import all your bookmarks with a single click. Note that if you used the bookmarklet (which I recommend), you'll need to remove the old one and replace it with the new one.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by jeremy
As I alluded to earlier, one of the sites is getting a major overhaul. If you're reading this thread, you get early access to the new functionality. The http://bookmarks.linuxquestions.org site is going to be rolled into the main LQ site, including a unified login. If you go to http://www.linuxquestions.org/bookmarks/ the new site is available now. Feel free to start adding bookmarks now. You'll notice that if you used the old site, you can import all your bookmarks with a single click. Note that if you used the bookmarklet (which I recommend), you'll need to remove the old one and replace it with the new one.

--jeremy
Cool! Are you going to add a link in My LQ and in the public profile to a users bookmarks?

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