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Old 06-26-2009, 07:06 AM   #16
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Happy birthday LQ
Old 06-26-2009, 11:01 AM   #17
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Well done Jeremy... long life the king!!!!
Old 06-27-2009, 07:59 AM   #18
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Talking Annother cndle on the cake!


Ten candles to blow out! Nice going!
Tnx (again) 4 this forum and the speedy and correct answers. These helped the transition from *** to Linux, and now (quite a few posts later) I dont even use *** any more!!!

Free! Free!
(genie that escaped his bottle)

Old 06-28-2009, 10:43 AM   #19
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Happy Birthday LQ...!

Nine years...! Thats quite mature... I should note here that LQ is also least bothering (in terms of ads) of the forums I visit. Plus the quality... I may not be good enough to help others yet, my post count may be less but I've been greatly benefitted by just reading many posts here.

Thanks Jeremy!
Old 06-28-2009, 12:58 PM   #20
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When Is "The Making of..." Coming Out?


Pretty wild that you could have LQ up and going for so long. I'd be really curious about why, what, how...? I looked through the FAQ and a couple other places, but do you have any of that kind of info posted anywhere? If you get a chance, it would be interesting to hear your story.

Just a thought. Anyway, congratulations!


Jesse Casman
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:45 PM   #21
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IIRC, Jeremy kicked off LQ purely as a way to give back to the community. As well, LQ has always been geared towards the absolute newbie, so we're not overly strict about post or title quality, when LQ first started Linux was truly the realm of the nerds and geeks and many forums scared away members simply because they had very many very strict rules. Jeremy has also resisted selling out to big companies and has kept this as a community driven site. It is telling that of all the forums that were about then, many have disappeared - Jeremy was way ahead of the curve in terms of attitude towards members!
Old 06-28-2009, 05:41 PM   #22
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Thanks. Appreciate the response and the details. Cool how these things can grow. Here's to bigger and better!


Jesse Casman
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:46 PM   #23
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What a leap forward from the days of snarky, elitist Usenet forums one had to rely on a decade ago. I mention this only because LQ has clearly dealt with this, making participating here fun. I have never seen a better operated / moderated forums system anywhere. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication. I know you asked for suggestions, but I really can't think of any.
Old 06-29-2009, 01:22 AM   #24
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happy birthday LQ, how for 9 more can't wait to see what else you will amaze us with
Old 06-29-2009, 01:55 AM   #25
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Top Site

A great site with great people, Happy Birthday,
Old 06-29-2009, 02:19 AM   #26
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Happy Birthday LQ.
Unfortunately I do not get a chance to visit the site as often as I would like, so I am not really in a position to add any suggestions, apart from keep up the good work.
Old 06-29-2009, 03:06 AM   #27
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Love the LQ community.. Love the help they gave me, love giving back.

Here's my suggestions:

We need some way to identify subject matter experts. This could be done through a "subtitle" calculated via post counts per forum subject and number of thanks.

Also, the thank system needs some advertisement or emphasis. The "Thumbs up" icon just doesn't cut it. Perhaps, it could be tied into the new feature/process that OPs can close the thread as "Solved".

Shake and Bake, baby. Shake and Bake.

Admiral Beotch

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Old 06-29-2009, 03:09 AM   #28
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Happy Birth day

Dear Jeremy:

I would once again say that this is a great effort benefiting and enriching thousands of people like me.


Old 06-29-2009, 03:12 AM   #29
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Thumbs up

Keep it up good work....
Old 06-29-2009, 03:27 AM   #30
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as a newbie, I thank you for your initiative. As you know it helped and IS helping a lot of people making the feared transition from the well known windows systems to Linux.

If it weren't for the forums, I wouldn't be using Linux as the main OS!

Congratulations for the LQ and mad props to Jeremy Keep up the good work!

Joćo Pinto


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