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Old 02-27-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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Suggested forum topic: Web?


If it please the court, and perhaps if there be a groundswell of support, would it clarify the site a bit to get all of our web-based whining into a separate forum?
 
Old 02-27-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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what exactly do you mean? the word whining makes me think everything that would be in this forum should be on a blog, elsewhere. But the way I understand what you're saying, web related questions? Those would probably go in Networking.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 02:34 AM   #3
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Apache config f'rinstance, pops up in networking, software, general, and the full run of distro-specific forums. Same for cgi, tomcat.
Might make things cleaner if these topics were grouped together.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 03:24 AM   #4
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What about a problem with CGI? Does this go in "Web" or "Programming"?
I would say that this forum is not needed, and the current forum makeup does things just fine.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 12:05 PM   #5
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If it's a config question, it goes in one of the 7 or so forums such topics are spread across now. If it's a coding question, it belongs in programming.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 01:35 PM   #6
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This is a reason if you reply to a member you feel inappropiately asked question that should belong in another forum, then let them know to educate them.

Say a member has a problem with connecting to Apache, it could easily fit right into Networking. Now say they have an issue configuring Apache to listen on Port 8080, this could be Networking or Software related. But creating a gazillion subforums for everytype of software isn't going to solve the issue, only cause more confusion and cross-posting.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 02:12 PM   #7
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But creating a gazillion subforums for everytype of software isn't going to solve the issue, only cause more confusion and cross-posting.
I don't believe I suggested anything of the sort, rather that one clearly defined forum of sufficient breadth would diminish both.
Clearly you disagree, so be it.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 05:03 PM   #8
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I think that what Trickykid was referring to was the fact that, from time to time, we get a spate of threads asking for new foums and sub-forums.

Before creating a forum, we need to know "does the forum solve a clearly defined problem?". "Will this forum be obviously seperate from the current ones?". "Will creating it cause unnecessary mis-posting and cross-posting?".

Oh and "will creating the forum cause a hassle for the mods?"
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:22 AM   #9
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again, non forum grouping please!

(they say the squeaky wheel gets the oil) (or cut off and thrown away)

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Old 03-01-2006, 05:24 PM   #10
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As I tell my daughter - be patient. It will happen, just not right now.

She doesn't listen, but then, she's 8.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:37 PM   #11
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titanium_geek, as I have mentioned - something is coming

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Old 03-01-2006, 06:53 PM   #12
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You see? Sometimes, patience is all
 
Old 03-03-2006, 04:26 AM   #13
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yeah- comming. I want my icecream now! oops- slipped into 8 year old mode for a sec- man it would be fun to be 8 again- mmm, maybe not. Maybe I'll just act like I'm 8 and see what happens. heheheh.

Thanks jeremy- looking forward to it when it comes!

argh I hate waiting.

anyway, wait I must, so I shall.

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