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jeremy 06-25-2008 09:45 AM Turns 8
It was eight years ago today that I made the very first post introducing LQ to the world. I'm truly amazed how far the site has come since then. Almost 3,200,000 posts and over 350,000 registered members doesn't even begin to tell the tale, though. Despite our size we remain friendly and the core goals I had in mind when I started the site still remain to this day. In the end, the most important thing remains - and that's you. I'd like to thank each and every LQ member for their participation, dedication and feedback. That feedback has been absolutely critical to our success and growth. With that spirit in mind, I'd like to use this thread to collect as much feedback as possible about LQ. What are we doing well and where can we improve? What new features or sections would you like to see? What should we be doing differently? We have a fairly major code upgrade coming in the mid-term future, so now is a great time for feature requests. Let us know your thoughts, we really are listening. As a thank you, I'll be randomly selecting 10 suggestions from this thread and upgrading the posting member to a contributing member for one year.


brianL 06-25-2008 11:02 AM

Happy Birthday LQ,
Happy Birthday LQ,
Can't wait to be a Guru,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cichlid 06-25-2008 11:32 AM

I have been with LQ for a number for years now and can not express just how much of a resource LQ has bene to me. The moderators are great and the collective knowledge of the membership is very impressive. LQ remains one of my first stops to problem solving and learning linux.
Thanks and good job Jeremy.

shankariyer 06-25-2008 12:51 PM

Happy B'day LQ ! Thanks for being there and all the help!
Great job Jeremy!

ciden 06-25-2008 01:06 PM

LQ is great !!!
And Happy Birthday !!

As far as suggestions are concerned, this is one of the neatest forums
I have visited. No Ads get in your way (Plz dont take that as a reason to
add more ads !) and whats more, it is very much readable even when using a
text only browser (I used w3m) I was amazed. Thats a rare trait nowadays.


ncsuapex 06-25-2008 01:09 PM

LQ has been by FAR the most helpful linux forum I have posted on. Thanks to everyone who volunteers to help those in need.

jeremy 06-25-2008 01:58 PM

Thanks for the feedback so far. We certainly have no plans to add any additional advertisements for logged in members. You'll actually see less and less to the point where you see almost none. We do try to make sure the site degrades gracefully in all browsers, and will continue to do so as much as possible.


linuxlover.chaitanya 06-26-2008 03:21 AM

A very HAPPY B'DAY to LQ. Its been a privilege to be here and learn so much from the gurus and the senior members and contribute to the posts and share the knowledge with the new comers to Linux fraternity.
LQ in every sense has been and is complete in regards to every aspect of Linux.
Be it forums, news, or any other related tasks.
Even the first timer here has no problems what-so-ever finding or searching the related posts or starting threads with respect to the relevance of the forum. The forums are really neatly arranged with almost all the topics covered under respective sub forums.
The best part of the LQ is the members that it has got. The senior members, gurus have really shown the way to the newbies and noobs.

That is the way to go..................
Thanks to Jeremy for bringing this LQ to this world.
Lets make this world a more happy place and more open......a LINUX place

brianL 06-26-2008 04:28 AM

How about a separate "Flamewars Forum", Jeremy? Somewhere that members who are so inclined can rip to shreds other members' preferences in OS's, distros, editors, whatever. No holds barred. It would help to keep the other forums on an even keel.

ciden 06-26-2008 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by brianL (Post 3195608)
How about a separate "Flamewars Forum", Jeremy? Somewhere that members who are so inclined can rip to shreds other members' preferences in OS's, distros, editors, whatever. No holds barred. It would help to keep the other forums on an even keel.

Hey! This was my idea.!!!

Anyway, get to work on it Jeremy . . .

These old men don't seem ashamed of stealing candy(ideas) from little kids . . . :cry:

686plus 06-26-2008 09:10 AM

LQ is great! A feature I would love to see is a "My Posts" section in the Quick Links menu. I've seen that on other forums and use it frequently. If there is already a similar feature, please let me know how to use it.

I've answered my own "question" by looking again, and I feel pretty foolish. I've used LQ for a few years now, but never found that feature until now. I guess I expected it it different places based on my experience with other forums. The "My Posts" feature is on the My LQ navigation. However, it is below the ads and well out of view, even on a relatively high 1280 x 1024 resolution. Perhaps still adding it to the Quick Links menu can improve usability.

brianL 06-26-2008 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by ciden (Post 3195755)
Hey! This was my idea.!!!

Show me the code :D

schneidz 06-26-2008 11:44 AM

happy b-day lq

sonichedgehog 06-26-2008 11:52 AM

Unique feature of LQ is I think the determination of senior members and anyone with relevant knowledge to make sure problems get resolved- opensource would never have developed without it. Thank you.

alan_ri 06-26-2008 12:34 PM

Happy birthday LQ!
Congratulations on everything that this awasome community has done to help Linux see the world and the world to see Linux and for all the help that new Linux users can find here,just like all the others.
LQ is more than fun,more than knowlege and more than help.LQ is a spirit.Special spirit that is making the world a better place!
Jeremy,there's just two things that I would like to see here in the future which I miss now and those are sub-forums for desktop environments,window managers(with sections for maybe just a few most used like KDE,Gnome,Xfce,Fluxbox,Compiz(fusion) or for how much it would be possible) and X window system( server) under the Linux-Desktop forum because I belive that then Linux-Desktop forum would be better organized and easier for finding what someone is looking for and as somebody already mentioned and suggested a sub-forum for multimedia.I think we need that forum because it really is a specific subject and I belive that it deserves a sub-forum now when Linux multimedia is becoming much better in every aspect.
All the best! :)

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