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Old 03-06-2013, 02:42 AM   #16
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Utterly pointless... the best option if you don't like the linus threads, is not to read them. They seem to be quite easy to spot after all.
The same could be said for threads on religion yet there is a religion megathread.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 03:51 PM   #17
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Seriously Jeremy, why not make a new subforum dedicated to rants and venting our frustrations? It would like like a back-in-the-day Debian mailing list.
If you want to rant about something you can easily use your personal blog (any LQ member has one that can be used freely) or the General forum. I don't see the need at all for a dedicated subforum for rants if there are already two facilities that can be used for that.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 11:14 PM   #18
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use your own blog space

we ALL yell and scream and pull out other peoples hair from time to time

the most common is RTFM
 
Old 03-07-2013, 04:34 AM   #19
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LQ is a very good forum. IF sense of humour was allowed, it would be perfect.
 
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:50 AM   #20
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So you want to have your cake and eat it too.
There. Humour.

As far as ranting goes, if I were to post a rant, it would be a rant about people who rant.* It does not serve a constructive purpose, but only litters a board with drivel.

* Say that five times quickly.
More humour.

Apologies to k3lt01 for derailing the thread further, but it needed to be mentioned.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:38 AM   #21
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The same could be said for threads on religion yet there is a religion megathread.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
 
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:23 AM   #22
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Two wrongs don't make a right.
Who said it would be wrong? It is a better use of time and space, I see no negative aspect to cleaning up these linus rant threads into one thread. Infact I see it as a positive action.
 
Old 03-08-2013, 04:48 AM   #23
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I said it would be wrong, just as you've said it would be right.

This is a potential slippery slope. Heading towards a "everything which annoys certain people" megathread forum. All of those irritating, recurring discussions get thrown in there, until there are no more irritating recurring discussions and finally nothing at all...
 
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I think that there should be a sub-forum in the General forum for rants (all rants, even Linus's rants). So that everybody on this thread can post rants, comments on rants, and read rants in the rant's own special section. That way all rants are kept seperate from the other, more profitable forums, and yet they are all there to be posted, commented on and read. This is my personal opinion.

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #25
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I think that there should be a sub-forum in the General forum for rants (all rants, even Linus's rants).
You mean like a "everything which annoys certain people megathread forum"...?
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So that everybody on this thread can post rants, comments on rants, and read rants in the rant's own special section.
Can't everyone already do that? What is the benefit of putting it into a special section...?
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That way all rants are kept seperate from the other, more profitable forums, and yet they are all there to be posted, commented on and read. This is my personal opinion.
Well the rants are in offtopic anyway - and if they're not, they get moved soon enough - so where is the problem?
 
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You mean like a "everything which annoys certain people megathread forum"...?

Can't everyone already do that? What is the benefit of putting it into a special section...?

Well the rants are in offtopic anyway - and if they're not, they get moved soon enough - so where is the problem?
Well, just because it annoys some people, doesn't mean that some don't like reading them. Those who don't like rants shouldn't visit a rant forum, thread, or post. Everyone can already post their rants, true, but this will make it less likely that you will see them, if you don't like them and aren't looking for them.
 
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Heading towards a "everything which annoys certain people" megathread forum. All of those irritating, recurring discussions get thrown in there, until there are no more irritating recurring discussions and finally nothing at all...
You have taken this way beyond the original intention. Their are precedents in LQ about this type of thing already. The benefit is that this one wouldn't just have to be in General so it's not a non-linux topic rather it is a topic that has benefit to us all and having a mega thread, or merging them together when their are 3 or more on the one topic, makes sense especially when some people are posting the same thing in each forum because others are asking or making the same comments that require correction. It is not about being annoying rather it is about a better use of time and resources.
 
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You have taken this way beyond the original intention. Their are precedents in LQ about this type of thing already. The benefit is that this one wouldn't just have to be in General so it's not a non-linux topic rather it is a topic that has benefit to us all and having a mega thread, or merging them together when their are 3 or more on the one topic, makes sense especially when some people are posting the same thing in each forum because others are asking or making the same comments that require correction. It is not about being annoying rather it is about a better use of time and resources.
Why not just have a sub-forum in the general non-linux section? That way it is less confusing and they are all together.
 
  


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