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Old 06-29-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Now LQ has so many distributions how about listing them in alphabetical order?


Hello

It's late. My eyes are tired. I had some difficulty finding the distribution sub-forum I was looking for. Now LQ has so many distributions how about listing them in alphabetical order?

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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I like the history. If necessary, Ctrl-F on at least some browsers might help you.
 
Old 06-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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catkin, Thanks for the feedback. They're actually listed in the order they joined LQ. We don't have any plans to change that at this time.

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Old 07-01-2009, 05:27 AM   #4
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I assume you're talking about here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...stributions-5/
rather than here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-50/
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Linux - Distributions (414 Viewing)
This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on...
Sub-Forums: Linux From Scratch, Slackware, Debian, Arch, Red Hat, Mandriva, VectorLinux, Fedora, DamnSmallLinux, Linspire/Freespire, cAos, ROCK, Feather, DNALinux, Yoper, Amigo, MEPIS, Ubuntu, Suse/Novell, Puppy, Zenwalk, Grafpup, Bluewhite64, Dreamlinux, Ultra X, Incognito, Linux Mint, Sabayon, Calculate, Gentoo

In that case, couldn't you add "Historical" & "Alphabetical" sort by buttons to the "Forum" heading?

I like & agree w/ preserving the history, but I can see the utility of an alphabetical display.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 07:26 AM   #5
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Hello archtoad6

I noticed the usability issue at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-50/ but it applies equally at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...stributions-5/

Ctrl+F can be used in both places; it has to be used twice.

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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If you're using a subforum frequently, it would be far more efficient to bookmark the direct link to it rather than click through the main forum.

I do think there are far too many new subforums anyway. With all due respect to the developers, isn't it desirable to prune away some of them which haven't seen substantial development activity or forum activity over a period of a couple of years or so. I'm sure the list has quite a few.

Last edited by vharishankar; 07-01-2009 at 09:06 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 10:07 AM   #7
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At this time we don't plan to add the ability to change the forum sort order, but we'll keep it in mind for a future enhancement.

harishankar, we do remove distro forums if a distro has gone inactive.


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