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Old 06-30-2011, 10:57 AM   #61
Bruce Hill
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Congratulations!

I have a few suggestions.

There is a perennial problem (especially with newbie posters) where they give very inadequate background information.

If you ask them for more information, you've now taken them out of the "Zero Reply Threads" queue and feel like you own their problem. I'm sure we've all gone through this - waiting for someone else to start the round of "Twenty Questions" with the OP. What would be nice is an alternative "Submit Reply" button that says "We can't possibly help you without more information" that would not count as a reply. (Ok, maybe "Request More Info" might fit on the screen better...) Also for this to work, the OP's reply should not be counted as a reply either.

This would give us the ability to ask questions like "what distribution are you running?", "what type of filesystem is it?", "what was the last command you entered before your server turned into a doorstop?", etc., without bumping the reply count and having the post lose visibility.
[SOLVED]
There is already an article they should read. Don't be afraid to link it.
They lose Zero Reply visibility once, but if they read it through they're on the right path forever.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 11:04 AM   #62
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Thanks for all the good work!

I'm grateful to the Linux community and very satisfied with every aspect of the free software available to me. I'm also delighted not to be dependent on either Microsoft or Apple. Keep up the great work. Thank you.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #63
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New to Linux and this forum. Happy 11th Birthday

Happy 11th its great the work done here. Long may it continue.

I am an ex-windows addict of near 20 or so years. I was first introduced to Linux when building my own machine. I got an Ubuntu 10.04 disc opened an installed her and loved it ( It now runs on my main machine as the sole O/S). I tried 11.04 Ubuntu but quickly went back to 10.04, just too different, seemed slower and I couldn't get to grips with it. On my smaller machine I took off Windows XP an put on Linux Mint 11. Such a nice, bright, zippy O/S.

Now that I have taken the first steps into Linux operating systems I will never go back to windows. I thank all the community for their forums, the help is out there for us newbies. Its such fun and the fear of leaving windows is well worth over coming when you see what Linux has to offer. Free stable operating systems with free software and community support behind it all.

Keep up the good work its much appreciated.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #64
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Jeremy, you've done a helluva good thing by creating and maintaining LQ.org. I salute you and ALL the community here for the important piece of the support pie that you provide to the Linux/Open Source users of the world.

Suggestions? Hmm... can't think of any right off. That should be taken as a compliment.

Regards,

~Eric
 
Old 06-30-2011, 02:03 PM   #65
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Happy birthday, LQ!

suggestion: make remembering who's who in a community easier http://bit.ly/fxykPu
 
Old 06-30-2011, 04:56 PM   #66
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A big gratz from here!

To think that I joined at this time. What a coincident.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 06:01 PM   #67
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Suggestions

Hi LQ,
11 happens to be my lucky number so Happy Birthday.
I don't have any suggestions yet other than the possibility of all linux distro developers working together on a common project. The project in question being a universal package downloader and placement manager for third party software such as that from sourceforge. Sure you can usually figure things out with the command-line if you are used to using it but isn't Linux aiming to convert Windows and Mac users?
To do that developers need to be aware of two things.First, unlike when we grew up, in British schools computer programming simply isn't taught anymore. There is a move in educational circles to reverse that,but it will take time. In the meantime people brought up with Graphical User Interfaces rely on point and click. They want it to work just like that. Damn selfish of the little so-and- so's I know, but there you have it.What I am talking about is not an OS installer, they work fine and you would need to be a complete wally not to be able to follow them nowadays, but a dedicated package un-packer and " placer" is another story. Outside of Linux what everyday citizen understands " compiling"" makefiles" "make directory" and where to put what in user/usr/bin.etc.
I am by no means a techie but I know a little MSDos and that's my limit.(When I was young, the 128k BBC Master was the bees knees)O.K. I can usually, through a bit of trial & error and the occasional bit of Forum advice get everything sorted, but this is the twenty-first century ,-should I need to go through all that?
Bottom line is most people wouldn't even bother, they would just switch back to those other OS's and never come near Linux again.
Impossible? They said that when it was suggested a man would one day walk on the moon.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 06:44 PM   #68
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Smile 11 years

happy birthday to Jeremy and LQ and long live!!!
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:44 PM   #69
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Happy Day to the 11-year-LQ.
Good luck world System. I love LQ

indonesia
 
Old 07-01-2011, 12:49 AM   #70
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Happy Birthday LQ.

No suggestions, Just heaps of praise.

Thank you all.

Regards Glenn
 
Old 07-01-2011, 01:33 AM   #71
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[SOLVED]
There is already an article they should read. Don't be afraid to link it.
They lose Zero Reply visibility once, but if they read it through they're on the right path forever.
Weeelll ... not really solved. I linked that article several times in really severe cases . What tommylovell really aimed at (or so I perceived it) is user friendliness, in terms of being really friendly to new members on LQ. Newcomers won't necessarily make the link between the content of the (longish) article and a missing information on e.g. file system type. So, taking their hand and showing them what's missing is a good idea IMHO -- which certainly does not preclude us from linking to the article, too.

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 07-01-2011 at 01:35 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 02:06 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} View Post
Thank You very much, i gonna follow your advice...
so i can work with VectorLinux on that old, but good machine, i love my AMD !
Greetings,
Artfreddy
NOTE : I tried many others, but for my oldy its far out the best.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 10:09 AM   #73
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What can we say?

Just Thanks LQ, and keep making linux user grow!

Did I say thanks?
 
Old 07-01-2011, 10:36 AM   #74
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Thank You!

Thank you for LQ and congrats on 11 helpful years. I'm a newbie and I feel that LQ will be THE source of information and inspiration in my quest to migrate 100% (?) to Linux.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 10:43 AM   #75
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Without you guys, LQ quite simply wouldn't exist.
i'm a recent convert to linux, thanks to peppermintOS ... loaded peppermintOne just a few days after its release and now happily running peppermintTwo... they have a great forum, but sometimes i need more general linux help with things not expressly peppermint related... that said, i've had to ask very few questions as your forums are already populated with solutions for this particular linux n00bie... its been great...


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To say that feedback has been absolutely critical to our success is an understatement. With that 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? Let us know your thoughts and as a thank you
again i am a n00bie, and most of the help i've needed has been answered via searching your vast archives... but i'm also a new webOS user... transitioning from my long line of palm devices... why no webOS app? it is linux based after all, is it not?


just a thought...
 
  


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