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Old 03-28-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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New Sub-Forum in Newbie forum


I think there should be a sub-forum or two in the newbie section, like Newbie - Installation and stuff like that. Because I went there, and some get ignored very easily.

Maybe you could make them into all different things? I dunno. Maybe its just a dumb idea, but I might actually read more if it was a bit better organized in there. Anyhow, just my 2 cents.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 07:05 PM   #2
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It's a nice idea, but if certain posts get ignored, it may simply be due to the fact that either the people who do see the post don't happen to know how to solve the reported problem, or that the people who do know how to solve the problem don't happen to see the post. Regardless of how many forums or subforums there are, those 2 conditions will still exist though, so in the end I'm not sure that creating new forums will improve things.

In my view, the 2 best approaches towards minimizing the chances that a post gets ignored is to bump it after, say, at least 24 or 48 hours without getting a response, or better yet, to use LQ's Search function. Most common installation issues have already been extensively posted as well as solved, and it's only a matter of doing a little digging to find an existing post that covers the exact same issue, along with an appropriate solution. Like you, this is just my 2 cents -- J.W.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:57 AM   #3
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I know. Its not for me, I dont even use the newbie forum. The newbie forum has about 10 million threads per day, it is TOO easy for one to get lost even if you bump it.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:12 PM   #4
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If you have a problem with a particular distro, you should post in there - a number of them have an installation sub-forum.

The Newbie forum is a place that new people can go and post their question - if it does need to go into a different forum, the mods will move it.

Jeremy doesn't really like creating new sub forums as that can 'clog' up the board and make it more complicated to navigate.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:57 PM   #5
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I wouldn't say I don't like creating sub-fourms, but I only consider creating them if I think there is sufficient demand for the forum to get used.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-30-2004, 01:19 PM   #6
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personally, I just check all the new posts across all forums... :/ I almost never look at which section / forum the posts are in.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:58 PM   #7
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Last I checked, when I first logged in, there were over 1000 new threads. Tell me, you have the time to go through all of them?

I go to the forums in which I know something, aka fedora and slack (well not really slack) and newbie. I do not go to the new threads, there are too many.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:23 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pauli
Last I checked, when I first logged in, there were over 1000 new threads. Tell me, you have the time to go through all of them?
that all depends when you were last on here .. i know its been about 5 hours since this present post since i was here and there is only 257 new ones as opposed to your 1000, but of course i wouldn't look through all 257, and i think what was being referred to was when coming to the site, clicking the "view threads with 0 replies" ...
i know thats what i personally do, and then i check my personal replied to threads and see if anyone replied to what i said, and respond back when need be ...
 
Old 03-30-2004, 11:33 PM   #9
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I LIKE TO READ.

and yes, I scan all titles of new posts.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 05:31 PM   #10
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I have something called limited time. Plus I have much better things than reading LQ, such as reading Kant, Hobbes and other miscellanious wonders. LQ is nice, but it is not what you would call classic literature
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:19 AM   #11
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Isn't the discussion getting off the track here?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:37 AM   #12
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--deleting--


not worth my energy.

Last edited by jsokko; 04-01-2004 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:53 AM   #13
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Lets not let this get personal guys.

Regards.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:27 PM   #14
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Ummm. Personal? How so?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:29 PM   #15
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Originally posted by Pauli
Ummm. Personal? How so?
It was getting out of line between you and another member, lets just leave it at that please.

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