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rusty_slacker 01-10-2005 02:42 PM

one of my threads vanished
 
a couple months ago, i posted a thread commenting on linux and user-friendliness, entitled "A few quick comments" or something like that. I got two replies, and then the e-mail notifications i recieved started linking me to someone elses thread about making linux easier for the general public. i made some different points than that guy, and so why did it vanish into thin air? i didn't even recieve a notification of it being locked by a moderator or anything like that.

and, btw, you should let people put pics next to their names like jeremy does with that tux head.:jawa:

acid_kewpie 01-10-2005 02:54 PM

it didn't. it was merged with one of the dozens of other much larger threads which drone on about exactly the same subject.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...73#post1320673

and btw. NO. NEVER.

trickykid 01-10-2005 02:55 PM

Re: one of my threads vanished
 
Quote:

Originally posted by rusty_slacker
a couple months ago, i posted a thread commenting on linux and user-friendliness, entitled "A few quick comments" or something like that. I got two replies, and then the e-mail notifications i recieved started linking me to someone elses thread about making linux easier for the general public. i made some different points than that guy, and so why did it vanish into thin air? i didn't even recieve a notification of it being locked by a moderator or anything like that.

and, btw, you should let people put pics next to their names like jeremy does with that tux head.:jawa:

Sounds like your thread was merged with an existing one covering the same topic.

And avatars? Yuck.. try searching, members have asked and we're going to deny that every single time. This site unless Jeremy drops dead and someone else takes over will never have avatars.. and if it does.. that's the day I quit.. ;)

XavierP 01-10-2005 02:59 PM

The threads were merged. Here's the proof!

And this is the first time this year that avatars have been requested for all members on LQ. (I like to flag these things up - 'tis my New Year's Resolution/Good deed ;)). Do a search limited to this forum for "avatar" or "avatars" and see the many responses.

rusty_slacker 01-10-2005 03:01 PM

Re: Re: one of my threads vanished
 
Quote:

Originally posted by trickykid
members have asked and we're going to deny that every single time. This site unless Jeremy drops dead and someone else takes over will never have avatars.. and if it does.. that's the day I quit.. ;)
but why?

trickykid 01-10-2005 03:05 PM

Re: Re: Re: one of my threads vanished
 
Quote:

Originally posted by rusty_slacker
but why?
You should really try searching.. we've expressed why on numerous occasions. :)

acid_kewpie 01-10-2005 03:05 PM

becasue that topic is done to death, there is no merit ni maintaining yet another thread with exactly the same 2.3 viewpoints repeated over and over. it's a lot neater to have 10 threads with 3000 posts each than 3000 threads with 10 posts, and the end result is the same.

rusty_slacker 01-10-2005 03:11 PM

acid-kewpie, that's not what i was asking "why" about. lol.

but thanks for the help.

slackie1000 01-11-2005 03:39 AM

hi there,

look like avatar is an issue that always come back to be discussed.
personally i just don't care if there is avatar or not. but some members really do care.
what you guys think about making avatar available to "contributing members"?

just a thought. :D

regards

slackie1000

scuzzman 01-11-2005 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by slackie1000
what you guys think about making avatar available to "contributing members"?

just a thought. :D

regards

slackie1000

Jeremy has, multiple times, expressed his dislike for avatars, and I can't say I disagree.

trickykid 01-11-2005 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by slackie1000
hi there,

look like avatar is an issue that always come back to be discussed.
personally i just don't care if there is avatar or not. but some members really do care.
what you guys think about making avatar available to "contributing members"?

just a thought. :D

regards

slackie1000

Yeah, its not going to happen, ever. And if it did, I'm hoping that LQ is in control of what the avatar is, the people would have to choose from a list, but yeah.. the discussion shouldn't even go this far, its not going to happen, ever.

heema 01-11-2005 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by scuzzman
Jeremy has, multiple times, expressed his dislike for avatars, and I can't say I disagree.
yes i agree as well , avatars takes resources on the server and they really distract you

i like about the design of this site is that its fast and simple

vharishankar 01-11-2005 08:02 AM

Some of my reasons for not liking avatars:
  1. Avatars, apart from their poor aesthetic value to the design of a site and also their absolute no-value for money.
  2. Apart from increasing bandwidth costs and loading times are also a nightmare for a site admin with such a huge forum like LQ to manage avatar folders and the like.
  3. Avatars will add another headache because they will have to be constantly monitored for unacceptable and indecent images and removed as and when observed.

That would really increase the pressures on the existing staff at LQ. We'd have moderators with rising blood pressure levels if there are avatars here.

J.W. 01-11-2005 02:30 PM

Regarding avatars: No. No. Seriously, No.

If you are really, really, *really* enamored of a particular image, just make it your wallpaper -- J.W.


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