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Old 07-02-2009, 08:23 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
alan_ri, The OP can change the thread title for a full hour after the thread is posted.

First,thanks for listening.

For me one hour is not long enough,actually,if you ask me,there should not be any time limit for what I've suggested.

Why not make it like the system for the News forum; you have a news,you wanna post it,mods say if it's OK or not and that's it.

I've seen that mods every now and then do change someone's thread title but AFAIK they don't do it very often.

If LQ wants to be the best it can be,mods and members should take this matter seriously.

It's very important thing; thread can be full of bad ideas,grammar mistakes,wrong informations or good explanations,good advices etc,etc. but if thread title is the best it can be or not ( and I'm sayin' this from expirience ) things change,meaning a lot can depend on the title; thread can become very popular or could have only few readers or even none.

Take it from the newbie perspective; how many threads he won't even look if title doesn't describe what's inside and it could be the best thread he could find on the net to help him solve his problem.

Thread title should be informative,describing the problem or as I already said; whatever the thread is reffering to,without grammar mistakes,in english,understandable,simple as it can be...

If we'd have a system like I've suggested and if there was enough effort from the mods and members to make it happen' and to work, LQ would be better and it should.

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Old 07-02-2009, 04:20 PM   #92
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When I first started using Linux, LQ quickly became my favorite support site after Google. Thank you.
Old 07-02-2009, 04:24 PM   #93
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
When I first started using Linux, LQ quickly became my favorite support site after Google. Thank you.
I second this notion

When my google searches (the successful ones) kept giving me pages from LQ right after I installed Slackware, I figured I had better join, as it seemed such a useful place.

As it turns out, it IS such a useful place!

Here's to 9 more years, and beyond...
Old 07-03-2009, 12:52 AM   #94
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Happy birthday...................
Old 07-03-2009, 08:41 AM   #95
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I ll be grateful to u sir
Old 07-03-2009, 12:08 PM   #96
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Happy birthday's lq.

Wish all the best for lq :d
Old 07-03-2009, 01:14 PM   #97
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Thumbs up congrats

congratulations jeremy,
your hard work has definitely paid off and i feel proud to be its member.
best of luck.
Old 07-04-2009, 02:14 AM   #98
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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
Alright, here are the suggestions I came up with:

1) ........ usually either a question that has been asked before (by other bots) or a question that is too broad to be answered sensibly and thus the answers vary widely, and anybody seeking help from this thread is also wasting their time......
I'm a GNU-b. Please accommodate me accordingly.

A-- I would like to know what the other hard-hitting Linux sites are that assist with understanding how to make use of it in the fashion LQ does.
B-- My experience with LQ has been strictly for troubleshooting and finding the answers has not been easy with so much repetition.
C-- I am willing to become a paid subscriber to make LQ sine qua non (? me too).
D-- A troubleshooting section with a series of pull down menus that translate into a flow chart for GNU-b understanding (e.g. Problem with ? Video?; downloading and installing a package from SourceForge?; Command Line Interface?; Wi-Fi?; Sound?; Speed?).
E-- The last box in the flow chart would take you to a Google-Video or something just as efficient tutorial. An alternative would be to go down a list of topics covered by the videos.
F-- Provide simple little tests on command usage to acquire familiarity with Linux which would lead to becoming accredited in all aspects.

That's all. I am not overly sensitive, so please be scathing if it suits you in your responses.

Old 07-04-2009, 10:58 AM   #99
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My secon Suggestion
Provide Structure and Organization for Articles and Turotials.
If I look at those sources of information, I don't necessarily have any thought of a specific thing to search for, so the document titles should be laid out in a Human Searchable fashion. Perhaps categorized by function and certainly sorted aphabetically by keyword.

Note: A Newbie does not Know what it is thaat he/she needs to know.
Old 07-04-2009, 10:14 PM   #100
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Thanks, Jeremy - been lovin LQ since I started using Linux about 5 years ago - it has really helped provide an unwritten manual, written by those who have experienced the problems directly, and as the official support community for Slackware Linux, has been a great help for my Linux Distro of choice!

I appreciate the Thanks feature, and generally find this forum engine to be very no-nonsense and useful. I concur with the other recommendations made so far.

Perhaps users could choose what personal information is shown alongside their posts, with the option to visit their full profile... this might be a nice feature to have.

Thanks, Jeremy, and Happy Birthday, LQ!
Old 07-05-2009, 12:41 AM   #101
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Thumbs up LQ turns 9

Oh yeah, this site has been a great source for many and it was no small feat. Thanks Jeremy. Hey lets have another 9 in the works. Congrats and thank you for the opportunity.
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Thumbs up

And I think I speak for everybody when I say we should be thanking you as well as thanking each other.
Old 07-06-2009, 04:29 PM   #103
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Wink Happy Birthday LQ

Happy Birthday LQ and thanks for all the help you have provided me!!

Here are my suggestions:

First I think that you should be able to have the full thread appear below the Reply to Thread box

Secondly I think that users should be able to pick themes and change the colours of the webpage

Third users should be able to change what appears next to their name

Again Happy 9th Birthday LQ
Old 07-06-2009, 05:44 PM   #104
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Thanks for the great feedback - keep it coming. A few comments:

* The hit-and-run poster issue is something we put a lot of thought into. I'm not convinced they're all bots, but some mods disagree. It's something we'll try to address as we can, but I'm open to ideas on this issue.

* The social groups will get a bit of an overhaul in a future code upgrade.

* You can still add a member to your ignore list in you UserCP.

* RE: "The Making of..." - if you search on my blog I've posted about this a few times. Some of the interviews I've done should also shed some addition insight. If you can't find them, let me know.

* RE: subject matter experts - this is something I'd like to address better. It's one of the reasons we started the "official participation" program where employees of Open Source companies can be properly marked here at LQ. I'm open to additional suggestions here.

* I agree the thanks system needs better exposure. I'll mention it again in an upcoming Community Bulletin, but if you have any ideas on a better way to promote it, let us know.

* Sending emails when a thread has replies but has not been marked resolved is certainly technically possible, but may be a bit intrusive IMHO. May only do this for a members' first one or two posts?

* We don't have any specific plans for video tutorials now, but it's something we'll keep in mind for future expansion.

* Adding Jabber/XMPP is on the TODO.

If you feel I haven't addressed a suggestion you posted, let me know. With all the feedback this thread has generated it's possible I missed something, and that's something I'd like to avoid. Thanks again.

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Happy Birthday, LQ... and THANKS, Jeremy! w00t!


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