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Old 06-26-2015, 01:13 PM   #46
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Congrats on 15 years!

Only suggestion I have is to make SSL connections default. I have to use https at work, because they block a lot of the requests of the forum. Since it is already there, having this extra layer of security automatically enabled would be beneficial for all users.

Thanks for the work!
The new platform will allow us more flexibility in this regard. SSL will be a first class fully supported option some time after the migration.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-26-2015, 02:04 PM   #47
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We've been putting it off to ensure the new platform was solid and the transition is smooth. I would anticipate it happening this year, but don't have a solid ETA yet.

--jeremy
Curiosity satisfied. Thanks!
 
Old 06-26-2015, 02:26 PM   #48
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Congrats to Jeremy, the mods and all the people who contribute their knowledge to make LQ a great forum!

LQ was the first Linux forum I tried when I started using Linux back in 2004, and, after trying many other forums, it's the only one I continue to use regularly to this day.

Cheers!
 
Old 06-26-2015, 04:46 PM   #49
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Thats a lot in dog years.
No matter how you change the spots.
It still will have some spiffy members.

Congrats Jerry and Happy Birthday LQ.
 
Old 06-26-2015, 05:00 PM   #50
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Also just want to say thanks for the status bump, just as I was going to set up a subscription somre months back I lost my job and am still unemployed, vut when I'm back in work I will definatly be stuffeing some used notes in a paper bag and slipping them under your door!
 
Old 06-26-2015, 05:20 PM   #51
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Happy Birthday Linux Questions!
Great site Jeremy and, not to forget, moderators and other helpers. I've found this site a strange place on the internet where the site is well-moderated, friendly, fairly open-ended yet coming up at the top of Google searches for virtually every question and solution in the Linux world.
As to the site design -- as it stands I think it's great as it works on everything I've used it on from a 16*10 desktop monitor, to a Blackberry to a Kindle with e-ink display. I took a look at the new format and that seems to work also so hopefully the site will remain very usable -- a few sites I frequent have suffered from "design" and ended up rendering poorly when zoomed, for example, and are more difficult to read.
 
Old 06-26-2015, 07:24 PM   #52
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Thank you Jeremy and the LQ Community.

This place has been invaluable to my Linux journey.
 
Old 06-26-2015, 09:16 PM   #53
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Congrats

Happy 15th! Glad to be here, & and glad the here is where to be ....
 
Old 06-26-2015, 10:43 PM   #54
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We've been putting it off to ensure the new platform was solid and the transition is smooth. I would anticipate it happening this year, but don't have a solid ETA yet.

--jeremy
Will members get notice of when the transition will take place?
 
Old 06-27-2015, 03:32 AM   #55
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Will members get notice of when the transition will take place?
Refer to post #39
 
Old 06-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #56
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Congrats Jeremy for keeping it together for so long. Long live LQ, for another 15 years !

It's great to see that the forum engine is finally getting a upgrade, it could certainly use it.

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While we shouldn't rest on our laurels we have seen stormy weather and survived in the most brilliant of ways: valuable members and mods leaving or disappearing (mcleodnine, GrapefruiTgirl, win32sux, Chort to name just a few), mass influxes of members of other fora and being able to hold our ground in the face of newfangled gizomoidal contraptions like the whole stack exchange things, flamewars etc, etc.
Remember that on the internet you can never be sure who someone is. So, just because some member profiles were abandoned does not mean that the users did not come back under a different name, for various reasons (mainly reinventing themselves after trolling too much).

The LQ community has proven resilient, and it's clear that it will handle almost anything that comes.
 
Old 06-27-2015, 10:14 PM   #57
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Thumbs up Happy 15th

Congratulations! Thank you for hanging in there. I am looking forward to being more active around here as I commit to building my network on Linux - provided that my first question here is answered in the way I anticipate.
 
Old 06-28-2015, 06:22 AM   #58
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WOW. Fifteen years ago today I made the first post ever at LQ, introducing it to the world. 15 Years. I know I've said it before, but 5,354,618 posts later the site and community have exceeded my wildest expectations in every way. The community that has formed around LQ is simply amazing. The dedication that the members and mod team has shown is both inspiring and truly humbling. Id like to once again thank each and every LQ member for their participation and feedback. While there is always room for improvement, that LQ has remained a friendly and welcoming place for new Linux members despite its size is a testament to the community. Reaching this milestone has served to energize and refocus my efforts on making sure the next fifteen years are even better than the first fifteen.

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? Where are we failing? What can we do to ensure long time members remain engaged and willing to help? What can we do to ensure new members feel welcome? What new features or sections would you like to see? What should we be doing differently? When giving your feedback, please remember that LQ will be updated to the next generation code platform, hopefully some time this year (at this point, we've put it off too long). To get a peek at what that platform will be like, please visit http://www.ChromeOSQuestions.org/forum.php. Feedback on that site is very much welcome as well.

As part of our 15 year anniversary, we'll be giving away some LQ Merchandise. We'll also be randomly selecting 15 posts from this thread and upgrading that member to "Contributing Member" status for one year. Stay tuned, and thanks again for being a member. Together, I think we can make LQ even better.

--jeremy
I've enjoyed LQ for about 5 years now I think, and have gotten help with things I couldn't get anywhere else. This makes LQ forums *invaluable* to me, so I can't thank you enough for having this place for us. Happy Anniversary and here's to another 15 at the minimum!

As for going to a "next generation code platform"...I took a look at it. IMHO it would be a mistake. It's ugly - as in it looks like it came out of some modern day unimaginative cartoon, and not anywhere near as easy to navigate or see what's where. 'Don't fix what ain't broke' comes to mind.

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Old 06-28-2015, 12:44 PM   #59
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A faster and more reliable search function would be great. The search function on this forum is significantly slower than other forums I've been to.
 
Old 06-28-2015, 04:24 PM   #60
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Thanks for the status bump to contributing member!
 
  


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