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jeremy 05-26-2011 11:54 AM

Announcing a new site in BETA -
I'd like to let everyone know that a new site that we have been working on is now in BETA. Please welcome to The Questions Network family of sites. Note that if you have an account here at LQ, you already have an AQ account. The AQ site is running the next generation platform that will power LQ at some point in the future, so we're very interested in feedback and comments. If you have a suggestion or feedback, visit and let us know. If the feedback relates to LQ in any way, feel free to post in this thread. Keep in mind that the site is still in BETA and as such registration for AQ itself is currently disabled, meaning only LQ members can participate at this time. After we're sure everything is stable and working to our satisfaction, we'll open up registration over there. I'd like to thank david_ross for his help and dedication in getting this project going.


titanium_geek 05-30-2011 01:14 AM

Welcome, Android Questions!

Looks good Jeremy. :)

linuxlover.chaitanya 05-30-2011 12:06 PM

Well designed and nice color scheme. And round curves here and there make the site more appealing. I though that LQ could not be made better with nice colors and well placed menus and easy to navigate. But it seems AQ would make me think again and LQ with those colors would look nice too.

MTK358 05-30-2011 12:53 PM

Personally I like the look and feel of LQ better than AQ.

Jeff91 05-31-2011 11:54 PM

Just one more piece of evidence that Android is barely Linux any more :P


hoekie 06-02-2011 02:47 AM

AQ down
Sorry to say, but AQ is not working:

Database Error Database error
The database has encountered a problem.


EricTRA 06-02-2011 02:50 AM


Originally Posted by hoekie (Post 4373834)
Sorry to say, but AQ is not working:

Database Error Database error
The database has encountered a problem.



It's working over here without problems. From time to time I got the database errors too here on LQ. As indicated by Jeremy most of the time it coincided with me trying to access LQ when a DB backup was running and thus resulting in that error. Try again after a minute or so and you'll most likely find it working.

Kind regards,


jeremy 06-02-2011 10:01 AM

Eric is indeed correct. We're working to make backups a little more transparent, but you may notice 30 second or so issues between 2-4am LQST in the meantime.


Flymo 06-02-2011 05:33 PM

Works for me! No database errors, and it looks good too.

Good move to go for a new look on a new site - may help prevent me from posting Android items in the wrong forum! ;)

And a timely move too; this comes to you from 'My First Android' - a cheap Tosh NC100 with 2.2 upgrade.

business_kid 06-05-2011 05:36 AM

I've just been on this on my G1 - That is what all this is about, isn't it?

1. Trim the top page drastically. Here's what I see at any acceptable zoom banner - 1 screenful (long).
Login box & Google ads/links 1/3 screenful
"Welcome to aq" notice - over 1 screenful
Please note (about registration) 1/3 screenful
Remaining header stuff - over 1/2 screenful
That's over 3 screenfuls of crap to scroll past.

2. I would try to get user & stats on the same line as the subject, and use a wider text width underneath for the post.

3. Remove the 'quote' option in a reply. With those headers, and a long quoted question or reply, I'd run out of memory on my G1 :-(.

4. A more normal interface for pc users would be helpful, if you can discriminate.

5. The basic color scheme is OK, despite the fact that the green is sad. It must have taken a lot of effort to get such an unfortunate green, but I wouldn't have tried that hard to mess the page up. Go darker on the green. The beige/mustard brown comes over very well indeed.

6. I've posted on a memory problem to give it something to work on while everyone's still looking in.

jeremy 06-05-2011 10:14 AM

A couple comments:

* The style and layout issues should be covered by the fact that in the very near future the site will have a mobile interface and a native mobile app.

* The two colors are actually the official android colors. While most people seem to like the color scheme, a small minority seems to strongly dislike it.

Thanks for the feedback.


hemp4fuel 06-06-2011 03:10 PM

AQ looks fine to me.

frieza 06-06-2011 03:12 PM

i think the color scheme looks fine, though i think LQ could use the rounded corners and the sleek look but the LQ color scheme is fine as it is, nice job on the new site, makes me wish i had an android based system ;).

Berhanie 06-06-2011 03:13 PM

comparing stackoverflow and sister sites with LQ, i find it easier to separate signal from noise on SO.

almatic 06-06-2011 03:15 PM

Using windows fonts like calibri and verdana is not good idea imho. Looks ugly here on kde, I had to deactivate them as I couldn't imagine anyone would use them on a webpage ...

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