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davidwillis 05-30-2013 08:16 AM

geting reviews listed on distrowatch
I hope this is the correct section to put this. Anyway, I have been trying out a lot of linux distributions, and decided to write reviews on them when I do. However I can not seem to get my reviews listed on distrowatch. I do not get a response back from I have sent them a few e-mails over the last 3 weeks, and nothing. I also decided to comment on there comment section and ask how to get my review listed. But my comments kept getting deleted, and now my ip address is blocked.

So I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to contact them, or why they would not be replying to me? Maybe my reviews are not good enough for them (they are short, and I am not a professional writer), but why would they not reply back and tell me?


p.s. If you would like to see my reviews they are here:

Captain Pinkeye 05-30-2013 04:25 PM

No idea, perhaps they're just too busy, or maybe they have too many people trying to get their reviews listed, i don't know.

But why do you want to get yours listed on DW? You have only 2 reviews. Be patient, let it be at least 20, get visible via google, people will come and if your articles will be any good, they will come again and then you won't need DW. ( And then they will get you listed :D )

But please, don't ever use liveCD for review, anyone does that and noone really cares about such 'reviews'. Make a partition and install on iron. Better yet, try to actually use it. For example, openSUSE 12.3 would be about 4-5/10 from me and just because it's really nice, fast and polished. But it has this fun bug which causes memory leak in X while copying large (100GB) amount of data, eventually crashing X. This is severe structural damage in my dictionary and reason to instantly dump the distro. Point is, you won't notice this in Virtualbox, you have to use it.

davidwillis 05-31-2013 12:38 AM

Thanks for the reply, and the advice. My reviews are from actual installs that I test for several weeks to months before I do a review (running as the only operating system on my computer). I have been running openSUSE 12.3 for several months on my main machine, and have not noticed any memory leak. In my screenshot, you will notice it had been up for 15 days without a shutdown or reboot. However I have to admit, I have not transferred many 100 GB files, that is just not something I do very often.

I did notice on my test of Manjaro 0.8.5 that my memory usage did climb as the days went on, and I have to reboot it about once a week (I mentioned that in my article).

I agree, a virtual box, or livecd review is useless, and I would never do one of those. I may show some screenshots of ones, but would never do a review until I have tested it on a real machine with a full install.

Again, thanks for your advice.

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