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Old 02-13-2020, 07:40 AM   #16
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Is linuxfarm the same person as Hemlocktree? Is it you Norman?
i was wondering the same
 
Old 02-13-2020, 07:43 AM   #17
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Missed you people a lot. forgot what the other name i had...plus changed emails so no way to access it either.
 
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:49 PM   #18
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And you are.
If the forum is available on the WWW inside the EU, then it has do adhere to the GDPR.

You probably can't, but I can see large american news sites that simply won't open anymore, only showing a short text apologising that it's not available in the EU. Because they do not want to adhere to it.

BTW, complying to the GDPR isn't that hard, definitely not for a classic forum software driven forum, and it is extremely unlikely that anybody would get fined for unintentionally overstepping, esp. on such a small scale.
I run a blog and I'm not in the slightest worried, and I changed nothing to make it GDPR conform.
It seems some (american?) media like to paint it as a piece of bureaucratic injustice designed to harrass small web site owners and weedle money out of them. It is not.

IMO, if a site isn't designed to collect personal data, then it's fine.
Which obviously many sites are designed to do, and some of the larger ones have been fined and have to pay.

The Internet is global, and (in my opinion) needs global regulation.
It won't do to try to close your eyes from that. We've had a free pass for 3 decades, now it's slowly becoming part of the fabric of society, with all the advantages and disadvantages that entails.

With all that said: Bodhi is a small project with few active members, and I can understand that Jeff Hoogland wants to concentrate on developing the distro, not the forums.
I see. But if even a free commercial US site is merely allowing free access to all users everywhere to simple read their articles, then why would they need to comply with the EU?
 
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It's a bit like when my favourite cafe closed when the ancient owner retired and sold up. It was a proper little meeting house club. We all drifted to another nearby cafe but it was never quite the same and full of different people,different atmosphere etc. But that's life - things move on and you adapt!

I kind of feel similar to linuxfarm though(I think!) in that I am on slight tenterhooks that Bodhi is dependant on two brilliant people keeping it going and has less of a formal presence. It is my favourite distro of any - mainly because it is the fastest. And just works and so nice to use and look at. For example the seemingly current favourite lighter weight distro MX I find extremely tedious and slow and fiddly. I just keep coming back to Bodhi. I can't help out because I know xxxx all about coding and linux really - enough to use the terminal a bit for basics and set up a desktop how I like. I think Bodhi 5 is brilliant and it doesn't get enough publicity.
 
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Anyway Bodhi is well maintained and supported by a small but dedicated team :-)
 
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Re the gdpr business and forums, it is quite serious (see below). Jeff did the only thing he could pulling the forum. Keeping it in would have meant virtually pulling it and resetting it up again with users signing up to certain things and a lot of extra work. I guess it would be possible to set up a new forum from scratch now but it would be a lot of work for someone to maintain and need moderators etc.

https://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/t...-forum.387728/
 
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Re the gdpr business and forums, it is quite serious (see below). Jeff did the only thing he could pulling the forum. Keeping it in would have meant virtually pulling it and resetting it up again with users signing up to certain things and a lot of extra work. I guess it would be possible to set up a new forum from scratch now but it would be a lot of work for someone to maintain and need moderators etc.

https://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/t...-forum.387728/
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All members that sign up to our forum have always had to agree to marketing emails from our sponsor
Does not look like a good example to me to compare to a non-commercial forum.
And, FWIW, I think it's only right that this sort of data brokering is being regulated, if not stopped.
 
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Good point. I thought the gdpr just applied to all forums, commercial or otherwise.
 
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Hmmm.

Being a small distro team member myself. Might I suggest you guys start a facebook group, bohdi users. Only takes a couple members to set up.

Hell. I even answer questions and make comments and get to know new members in our group. Like the dude in India with his indie royal enfeild motorcyle repair shop or the relocated American scooter tramp married to Bulgarian girl and residing there.

Up to you though.

As much as I played with enlightment desktop in Puppy Linux < Macpup>, and AntiX. I never tried bohdi yet. I figure it should be pretty easy being Ubuntu based with tons of repo choices < because of Ubuntu >. Highly tweak-able probably.

Edit: If against facebook for what ever reason. I know some scooter tramps like that.
They went with instagram instead. Site is called Quad Cam Bastards.

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