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Old 06-06-2002, 03:49 PM   #1
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I like the idea of the forum above for the discussion of Slackware...

A suggestion... add one of those for each distribution of Linux.

Thanks...
 
Old 06-06-2002, 04:32 PM   #2
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A while back someone suggested this and it was rejected, i beleive because other distributions already have good meassage boards on their own site while Slackware and LFS don't. Search the forums and you will find this topic...
IMO a seperate forum for every distribution is completely unnecessary...
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:43 PM   #3
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The goal was at the beginning to have some sort of representative from each distro that could help out with their specific distro they work for.
So we have Mr. Beekmans from LFS helping out as the LFS Maintainer, not really a Slack rep helping out so far, but they have LQ linked from Slack.com that points to this forum and plus there are so many Slackware users here the demand for it was there.

Not sure about the future though. We'll only see what happens.
 
Old 06-06-2002, 05:16 PM   #4
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that would create far too many forums who's relevance would be very very dubious i think. Naturally LFS deserves it's own forum, but after that... i don't really even see that slackware *needs* one. but what are the differences emant to be between mandrake and redhat and suse? they are very minimal and would just spread everythign so thinly. bit pointless really.
 
Old 06-06-2002, 05:55 PM   #5
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trickykid is correct. I am still very interested in having reps from each distro posting here. To be honest I just have not had the time needed to get this done. It is still something I am very committed to and something I would like to make more time for. That being said if anyone from any distro (or large project) reads this and is interested please contact me. Thanks.

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Old 06-07-2002, 07:18 AM   #6
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Just a thought - if you really want to create some forums that are more specific why don't you put up a forum for distros depending on their package system like rpm deb and compile from source.
That way you have it divided up and still get some traffic at each forum.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 07:20 AM   #7
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that's a bit more useful i guess, just seems to me like ever descreasing circles really, and it'd be VERY likely to greatly increase double posting.. a question about setting up an ethernet card on suse? is that networking? software? suse? hardware?

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Old 06-07-2002, 08:49 AM   #8
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I would say networking chris. Unless that is you think it might be a hardware problem or have gotten the card to work in a different distro. I think that some of the people who double post would double post if there were two forums. We have really minimized it lately and I do not think adding relevant forums will increase it.

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Old 06-07-2002, 09:14 AM   #9
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There are so many distrobutions that this seems impossible.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 09:46 AM   #10
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I would say networking chris. Unless that is you think it might be a hardware problem or have gotten the card to work in a different distro. I think that some of the people who double post would double post if there were two forums. We have really minimized it lately and I do not think adding relevant forums will increase it.

--jeremy
well i'd probably say it was, but one thing that has become apparent is the number of users that are unaware of what makes a distribution distinct from another. So many questions saying that their video card won't run under Redhat, when it's actually 90% of the time an X issue, and distro independent. There are a few cases where there are distro specific questions that are not centred around issues such as Yast, DrakConf and such, but they are pretrty far between. And those problems about Yast etc.. are blatanly distro based from the start, sticking out like a sore thumb, meaning a seperate forum wouldn't really be of much use.

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