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Old 04-19-2007, 06:38 PM   #16
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Should probably be organized under headings or something ...
 
Old 04-22-2007, 09:43 AM   #17
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Yea this is a great idea. Once the list gets long enough, then you will need another system of organizing the links. I am seeing limit function here...as we start to approach a certain number, this doesn't become feasible to someone that could be a newbie.
Hi,

Thanks! I think the vbcode is the better option at this time.

EDIT: I am placing all changes to the original post (#1). Look there!

Edit: To add to the combined list of the first post;

04-23-07 updated

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Combined list;
     onebuck;
  1. Slackware Home
  2. Slackware Packages
  3. Linux Packages
  4. Slackware Essentials
  5. Slackware Basics
  6. Slackers Bible
  7. Rute Book
  8. Linux Documentation Project
  9. Official Samba site
  10. Slackware Guide
  11. Shilo's Guide
  12. Alien_Bob's Wiki
  13. How to Ask Questions the Smart Way
  14. Slackware-11.0 <-- slackware.mirrors.tds.net
  15. Learn The DD Command Revised <-- Great LQ Post
  16. Cooking Up Some Slack. (CUSS) <-- Great LQ Post H_TeXMeX_H additions;
  17. Setting up LAMP in slackware
  18. Using multimedia keys
  19. Alien Bob's easy firewall generator
  20. Slackware for PPC
  21. 64-bit slackware
  22. Advanced Linux Programming Guide
  23. http://slackersbible.org/
  24. Linux WiFi support
  25. spkg alternative pkg management
  26. Bashburn (if you don't want k3b)
  27. My guide to speeding up slackware boot time
  28. Great kernel compile guide Road_map addition;
  29. The Slack World
  30. A Slackware Desktop Enhancement Guide
  31. alt.os.linux.slackware FAQ
  32. Free GNU/Linux Books
  33. Free Programming Resources mannyslack addition;
  34. Slacky.it <-- Quality Packages & SlackBuilds
  35. Slackbuilds.org <--Great people & SlackBuilds XavierP addition Using LQ;
  36. How to Ask a Question
  37. Linux Distro Chooser
  38. Another Linux Distro Chooser
  39. Linux Distro Comparison Tool
  40. Distro Timeline Chart Community Tools:
  41. Add yourself to the LQ Frappr map

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Old 04-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #18
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Once the list gets long enough, then you will need another system of organizing the links. I am seeing limit function here...as we start to approach a certain number, this doesn't become feasible to someone that could be a newbie.
Once you are all happy with the final list, get the bookmarks up on LQ Boomarks and tag them appropriately. Then direct people there and tell them the overarching tag that the bookmarks live under.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 08:06 AM   #19
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Once you are all happy with the final list, get the bookmarks up on LQ Boomarks and tag them appropriately. Then direct people there and tell them the overarching tag that the bookmarks live under.
Hi,

XavierP, is there a way to edit the bookmarks once moved to the LQ Bookmarks? Once I get the list complete, what about adjusting order or whatever? I see that an entry can be added but no edit. At least from my side.

edit: Question? XavierP, is there a limit to the vbcode within a post?

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Old 04-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #20
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Hi,

I'm going to edit the original post #1 vbcode list. I think this would be the better way to update the link list.

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Old 04-26-2007, 05:18 PM   #21
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...humbly enters the conversation.

I'm no guru, but how are n00bs going to know to look for this thread && search LQ favorites?

I seem to remember another 'for the betterment' of the forum thread that is now buried...

why not sticky this? IMO much more useful to have the links at the top of slack forum where n00bs are more likely to find and click them.

and if we sticky the links why not have some tips for posting there too?

I'm sure not everyone will read them or use the links but some people will, and I expect that will cut down on the frustrations of some of our more seasoned helpers.

just my 2c
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:31 PM   #22
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...humbly enters the conversation.

I'm no guru, but how are n00bs going to know to look for this thread && search LQ favorites?

I seem to remember another 'for the betterment' of the forum thread that is now buried...

why not sticky this? IMO much more useful to have the links at the top of slack forum where n00bs are more likely to find and click them.

and if we sticky the links why not have some tips for posting there too?

I'm sure not everyone will read them or use the links but some people will, and I expect that will cut down on the frustrations of some of our more seasoned helpers.

just my 2c
Hi,

I agree that there will be some problems with this. I think once the list is compiled then I will link in my sig with an explanation. My original intent was to include at a site that is under development with reference in my sig.

You have valid points about the sticky. I'm not sure if Jeremy or the mods would agree. I like the way AwesomeMachine created his 'Learn the DD command' post. Very informative and a useful tool to provide to others.

I also remember the 'Slackware Crystal Balls for Newbies!' post. That was a very informative post and with open international flavor. The response helped me a lot. And yes the frustration level can get high. I just try to remember why I participate with Slackware LQ.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:43 PM   #23
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That dd post is massive, and very informative. Maybe there should be a sticky of stickys. A sticky with links to these threads rather than these threads as stickys.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 11:34 PM   #24
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Quote:
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And yes the frustration level can get high. I just try to remember why I participate with Slackware LQ.
well i for one greatly appreciate your and all the other gurus participation here.

I'd be lost w/o it, still staring at a black screen on my P3 (wouldn't play nice with xorg)



I _love_ the wikis, tutorials etc.

one thing about the stickies is that they get so BIG its hard to follow a conversation in there.. IMO its better for people to make new threads for their problems rather than keep appending posts to the stickies.. perhaps lock the stickies.. but its also nice to click cwwilson's sticky and search=<my grfx card> so...

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A sticky with links to these threads rather than these threads as stickys.
thats a good idea..
 
Old 04-27-2007, 07:52 AM   #25
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That dd post is massive, and very informative. Maybe there should be a sticky of stickys. A sticky with links to these threads rather than these threads as stickys.
Hi,

Yes, I think the 'dd' post is great! Very informative. Your post is a thoughtful idea. I'm not sure how to implement though.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 08:19 AM   #26
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well i for one greatly appreciate your and all the other gurus participation here.

I'd be lost w/o it, still staring at a black screen on my P3 (wouldn't play nice with xorg)



I _love_ the wikis, tutorials etc.

one thing about the stickies is that they get so BIG its hard to follow a conversation in there.. IMO its better for people to make new threads for their problems rather than keep appending posts to the stickies.. perhaps lock the stickies.. but its also nice to click cwwilson's sticky and search=<my grfx card> so...

thats a good idea..
Hi,

Thanks! I get enjoyment out of assisting others. Sometimes patience is tried but as I stated 'I must remind myself as to why I do this'.

I agree that the stickies can get large and one must know how to weed through to the gems. I agree too many people hi-jack posts when it would be better to create a new one. That way the user will get more exposure to his/her problem. But generally they are either lazy or feel that the immediateness of the moment would be best.

I think the community of the sticky is still a valid forum. That is one of the reasons I participate here on LQ. I found the newsgroups to be to social and critical to the average user or the newbie. Always reply with 'RTFM' or pointing out someones lack of understanding. There is no instant knowledge pills let alone intelligence ones. If so I would certainly have my medicine cabinet full of them.

One thing about the current thread, I would really like the input from other newbies or average users. How would they look at references and introduction materials? No offense bioe007 but you've been around awhile too. At least active on this forum.

Too many people lurk with fear of doing something wrong. I really don't think that LQ would allow anyone to be criticized without do justice. I just want to encourage active participation by everyone so that fresh views continue to enhance the flavor of LQ.
 
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No offense bioe007 but you've been around awhile too. At least active on this forum.
does that mean i've lost my n00b status? damn, lost another excuse for asking stupid questions...

it bears mentioning that I've only been using Linux regularly since ~Sep/Oct06, and my first experience was a failure in Apr06 (which is well documented here where my cluelessness is readily apparent.

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I'm not sure how to implement though.
I'd vote for a sticky titled:
Code:
Common Slackware Problems and solutions (or something like that)

Welcome to the slackware forum at linuxquestions.org. We (the forum community) appreciate your
interest and are willing to help however we can.

If you are new to linux, or to slackware for that matter, and are having difficulties with slackware
please check the links below first. We ask this not because we don't like you, and not because we're
unfriendly, we ask you to l00k first because:

1) it will invariably be better for your linux learning experience to find the answer yourself

2) it's likely to be faster than posting and waiting for a response from a more seasoned member

3) it helps you to know what kind of information is needed to solve your problem, how to get it, and
how to present it for other forum members  

LQ Guides:
Kernel................... DaOne, et al
3D Acceleration.......... cwwilson, et. al.
Installation............. shilo, et al

Helpful Bookmarks:
   1. Slackware LQ Suggestions! <-- Linux Links
   2. Slackware Home
   3. Slackware Packages
   4. Linux Packages
   5. Slackware Essentials
   6. Slackware Basics
   7. Rute Book
   8. Linux Documentation Project
   9. Official Samba site
  10. Slackware Guide
  11. Shilo's Guide
  12. Alien_Bob's Wiki
sorry, I'm too lazy to repost everyones great links but you get the idea...

then I'd lock the stick so it doesnt become a mega thread.

so now I'm up to like 4cents..

<edits for typos && add vbtags around my sample sticky>

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Old 04-27-2007, 05:54 PM   #28
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Has anyone seen the stickied threads in Linux-General? That's right, that tells you how many people read stickied threads. But I have a solution:
Write me an article or a tutorial - I think and article would be better. Something like "advice for the new slacker" or somesuch and write up what you want to say there. Once it's posted drop me an email or a PM to say it's there and, once approved, I'll close this thread. We can all then link to it in our signatures.

Sound good?
 
Old 04-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #29
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Yeah, I guess that's a better solution.

Maybe I'll compile everything I know and have found into my site, then I can link to that. (I'll do that by the end of May) (gotta remember tho )
 
Old 04-28-2007, 07:35 PM   #30
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I'll jump in with a bit of shameless promotion. I've got a few things on my site - http://rlworkman.net - ranging from general information to HOWTO documents and tutorials to sample config files; it's proven to be useful to at least a subset of Slackware users. If anyone feels the same, feel free to link it in the list as well; if not, that's okay too
 
  


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