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bitonw 08-06-2019 04:39 PM

Congratulations and so cool to have a Linux forum so long around :)

Thanks,

greencedar 08-06-2019 05:34 PM

Hopefully the feedback will help you decide how, or how not too, improve LQ.

Thank you for giving us contributing member status for a year. :hattip:

kb7ypf34 08-07-2019 03:10 PM

Jeremy--

Congrats on being here and helping us all out for 19 years. You all have been of great help to me over the years. Here is to 20 years, just around the corner. Keep up the great work and looking to the next 19 years.

kb7ypf34

djk44883 08-07-2019 05:09 PM

THANKS!
I'll admit, after posting on this, I made the minimal contribution... but it's worth so much more.

ferrari 08-07-2019 08:47 PM

Yes, thanks for keeping this platform alive for the benefit of a wide-ranging Linux user-base. :)

el shador 08-14-2019 09:50 PM

THANKS
 
HELLO THE ENGINEER.
THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SITE, IT IS VERY ENCOURAGING AND WELL PLANNED IN THE END THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING YOUR FORUM I AM SO THAT AN AMATEUR A SIMPLE BEGINNER IN COMPUTING (LINUX IN GENERAL)
TO YOU ADMINISTRATOR God STILL STRENGTHENS YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL IDEA

xray55 08-27-2019 08:52 AM

Wow. Congrats!

Wildhair 10-09-2019 10:50 AM

Congratulations on 20 years online!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 6009355)
I'm proud to announce that LQ turned 19 yesterday!

Noted this posted last year.

Now you can say it's been online for 20 years. Congratulations!

I was too burned out to build a website after 9 years running a BBS until the Internet opened to the public and BBS's died out. The time I spent using ASCII developing the BBS theme and menus had me wearied to start on HTML. I only began developing again in the last 8 years after a 21 year hiatus :doh:

W1G0 10-21-2019 06:00 AM

Congratulations LQ community, uptil now I'm only reading pages soaking as much info as I can get to get familiar with this OS. So thanks to all of you out there posting questions and answers but also not to forget the moderators that keep the threads clean and on point.

Keep it up! ;)

Wildhair 10-21-2019 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ntubski (Post 6013366)
But there isn't any such thing? Are you sure you are talking about LQ?

:scratch:

He was talking about a method to weed out the chaff by fine tuning the current rating system here.

The options that they asked to be included are not currently in any forum based software I am aware of, but that isn't to say that the features could be added here. Someone would have to spend some time to write up the code, test it and Jeremy push it into production.

That's the most powerful attraction of Open Source. You can assist fixing bug, writing docs or writing a new feature and submit it to the core developers for inclusion, or just utilize it on your own site if the license doesn't require changes to be sent back up stream.

Reziac 10-21-2019 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Wildhair (Post 6049212)
The options that they asked to be included are not currently in any forum based software I am aware of, but that isn't to say that the features could be added here. Someone would have to spend some time to write up the code, test it and Jeremy push it into production.

That's the most powerful attraction of Open Source. You can assist fixing bug, writing docs or writing a new feature and submit it to the core developers for inclusion, or just utilize it on your own site if the license doesn't require changes to be sent back up stream.

Except this forum uses an old version of vBulletin, which is commercial and proprietary (and at the time was the only one with the features we enjoy today). Not that the functionality couldn't be reproduced, but not from vBulletin. phpBB is finally up to par with vB's functionality, and is opensource, but cloning a forum from one base to another is not a trivial task. Especially not one of this size. You're talking several days just to transport the message base.

Most so-called help sites have not been written by humans in about 15 years; computer-generated text has been that good for that long. And when it is a human, the pay is so minimal (about $5 per article) you don't get good writers. But it's why the answers presented tend to be generic and often marginal or wrong. It's all about getting ad impressions by hogging the search results.

LQ, conversely, is all about real users. :hattip:

NerdMan 11-05-2019 04:29 PM

LQ is older than me!
 
Older than me by about 5 years

PECONET009 11-06-2019 05:39 AM

A very happy and belated anniversary to you Jeremy.
 
A very happy and belated anniversary to you Jeremy and to all those that have made this site a good one.

Wildhair 11-14-2019 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reziac (Post 6049248)
Except this forum uses an old version of vBulletin, which is commercial and proprietary (and at the time was the only one with the features we enjoy today). Not that the functionality couldn't be reproduced, but not from vBulletin. phpBB is finally up to par with vB's functionality, and is opensource, but cloning a forum from one base to another is not a trivial task. Especially not one of this size. You're talking several days just to transport the message base.

Most so-called help sites have not been written by humans in about 15 years; computer-generated text has been that good for that long. And when it is a human, the pay is so minimal (about $5 per article) you don't get good writers. But it's why the answers presented tend to be generic and often marginal or wrong. It's all about getting ad impressions by hogging the search results.

LQ, conversely, is all about real users. :hattip:

Ouch, I certainly wouldn't want to the ETL process for the conversion. That's above my level of skill now. I haven't fiddled with ETL in 8 years and it would take me a month or more to bring it up to par. I don't have the time on hand to volunteer ether.

Having said that though, there is still a ton of legacy programs in use still that simply work and additional functionality is not required. The old adage applies 'if it ain't broken, don't fix it' so here we are :)

Reziac 11-14-2019 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildhair (Post 6057767)
Having said that though, there is still a ton of legacy programs in use still that simply work and additional functionality is not required. The old adage applies 'if it ain't broken, don't fix it' so here we are :)

Yep... (I say, posting this from WinXP, where the oldest app still in regular use hies from 1991) ...in fact we lately had a thread here somewhere, "How should I improve the LQ site?" and the roaring reply was, "DON'T FIX IT!" :D

[And I wouldn't 'upgrade' vBulletin either. The latest version I've seen is broken in ways that never plagued these antiques.]


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