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Old 06-26-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
jeremy
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LinuxQuestions.org Turns Nineteen


I'm proud to announce that LQ turned 19 yesterday! 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 constantly growing member-base and geographic distribution is a testament to the community.

To say that feedback has been absolutely critical to our success is an understatement. As has become tradition, 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 should we be doing differently?

As part of our 19 year anniversary, we'll be randomly selecting 19 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.

NOTE: I know I've been talking about a pending code update for a while now. For a variety of reasons it's gotten pushed off much longer than I'd like. It's time though; stay tuned for more information soon.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-26-2019, 03:51 PM   #2
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For a little nostalgia, here is our very first logo. It didn't last long...

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:44 AM   #3
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First of all; Congratulations!
My one question/suggestion...
Is it possible when a person who is posting, and does a paste (from a terminal or somewhere else), automatically wrap that in [code] tags? I understand the poster may not be always pasting from a terminal, so there will be many times when this does not apply...
I am not a web developer, so not sure if this is possible?
 
Old 06-27-2019, 05:11 PM   #4
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Congratulations!

I did enjoy the seeing the first Linux Questions logo.

Later on I may add some thoughts on how to improve LQ. Right now I just wanted to let you know that the forum is a great place for me to learn more about Linux - Ubuntu and the other distros in a working environment. The knowledge on the ins and outs of Linux that I have gained is invaluable.

Keep up the good work!

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Old 06-27-2019, 05:43 PM   #5
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Congratulations Jeremy!

The community that has grown with and around LQ is first rate and in many ways unique, and LQ does indeed remain the friendliest destination of its kind! In the face of ever changing demographics among Linux users and the endlessly growing challenges of being free and public on the internet, that is saying quite a lot indeed!

But none of it would exist without your initial vision and your steady guiding hand every step of the way! Thank you for all that, and for giving us a place to learn and share!

Three cheers and take a bow!
 
Old 06-28-2019, 09:28 AM   #6
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Given I only joined to ask a few questions I couldn't find the answers to anywhere else in the beginning, and didn't envisage myself actually attempting to answer anyone else's questions; you must be doing something right Jeremy.

While not that the above statement wasn't serious, in all seriousness; the amount of answers I've found here both without actually even asking the question myself, and just "lurking" in threads whether I posted to them myself or not, is just incredible. I think LQ's greatest asset by far is it's members, particularly members that have been here since the early and mid 2000's. The experiences they can share are just invaluable - I don't think you can find that in a lot of other places on the Internet. Particularly the "variety" of experiences they can share, from every aspect of IT and Linux, even other systems too.

I must also say that the help I've gotten here in my efforts to learn C and programming in general have been first class bar none. I could not have asked for better help (both in thread and otherwise too I might add). I didn't expect people to post all the replies they did, I figured maybe a few people might give some pointers and that would be about it. And it's not just the technical answers I got that I'm talking about either, it's also the encouragement too - from both new and long time members. Even better, it seems others have been following the thread and have learnt things from the answers given too. Particularly since I don't normally ask technical questions, it's refreshing to know that whether one is a "newbie" or not; help on is hand here. (I would post the above in the thread in question, but no doubt I'll probably have a few more questions to ask in it at some point.)

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As part of our 19 year anniversary, we'll be randomly selecting 19 posts from this thread and upgrading that member to "Contributing Member" status for one year. Stay tuned, and thanks again for being a member.
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Who got randomly selected in the last LQ "anniversary thread" Jeremy?

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NOTE: I know I've been talking about a pending code update for a while now. For a variety of reasons it's gotten pushed off much longer than I'd like. It's time though; stay tuned for more information soon.

--jeremy
Yeah, you have mentioned that. I was wondering what happened to LQ 2.0
 
Old 07-01-2019, 12:28 PM   #7
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Presentation of content

Hi
Just a note of congrats, but also to say that "first impressions are everything".
I appreciate gathering material can be quite time consuming but perhaps a few minutes spent on the look and feel of (bland?) emails would make for interest grabbing articles. Cheers, Phil
 
Old 07-01-2019, 01:05 PM   #8
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Cheers!
Despite me being a C coder under Windows, LQ was helpful in development my console tools, want to thank fellow members that helped me, THANKS!

As a suggestion, please consider making a thread for benchmarking free and open-source C code by gathering fellow members with strong machines, thus my humble contribution in text processing can be seen - it needs 128++GB RAM...
 
Old 07-01-2019, 01:59 PM   #9
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I've been a member of this forum for most of that time, and this place has always offered a good mix of members with different backgrounds and experience, and that has helped with making for an informative yet friendly environment for members to seek and provide help with navigating the large Linux universe. I'm glad to be a part of this dynamic, knowledgeable community. Keep it up LQ!
 
Old 07-01-2019, 02:05 PM   #10
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A slightly belated Happy 19th Birthday!
 
Old 07-01-2019, 03:24 PM   #11
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Congratulations. I'm a 77 year old retired psychotherapist who turned away from math and engineering in 1962. I have taught myself to do some half-assed programming in python, and I am enjoying the way I can explore math, data, graphics. No need to remember how to differentiate and integrate, one just needs to know how to set up a problem. I love it. I rely on LQ to answer questions and provide ideas.
Regards,
Bill
 
Old 07-01-2019, 03:43 PM   #12
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19 years - that means your doing something right - right.

I've been around for a few of them, helping where I can, & will continue to do so, with what I know about, but Linux has moved on to pulseaudio & systemd, neither of which I personally like, so there are many questions I have no experience of, but I'm glad to see, & say that we keep getting newer helpers coming on board, & this is what Linux is all about, freely helping your fellow man/woman to gain some knowledge, so that they can use their system how they want to, & not be dictated to by big corporations.
 
Old 07-01-2019, 04:06 PM   #13
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Just to say congratulations Jeremy - very impressive. I'm someone who uses LQ when I need to - and this has been a great help and support. I'm not a "techie" - just a user of Linux to do the very ordinary tasks like most people. I would like to help others, and have tried, but many problems are way above me. It's just great to have access to people with techie skills and the time to help.
So, it's a BIG thank-you guys!
 
Old 07-01-2019, 04:06 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dc.901 View Post
Is it possible when a person who is posting, and does a paste (from a terminal or somewhere else), automatically wrap that in [code] tags? I understand the poster may not be always pasting from a terminal, so there will be many times when this does not apply...
I am not a web developer, so not sure if this is possible?
Far as I know automatic formatting is not possible in vBulletin (not sure which version this is but IMO it's a lot better than the latest and greatest version -- vB's 'new' stylesheet is just dreadful for usability). BUT if you set your default editor to Advanced, you'll have GUI access to all the formatting codes.
 
Old 07-01-2019, 04:11 PM   #15
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NOTE: I know I've been talking about a pending code update for a while now. For a variety of reasons it's gotten pushed off much longer than I'd like. It's time though; stay tuned for more information soon.
Ain't broke. Don't fix it.

I honestly don't know what I'd suggest. The occasional newsletter reminds me LQ exists (yes, I do forget) and nothing especially annoys me.

Hmm, well, Another Forum[TM] has an RSS feed for all posts. That's probably overkill here (too busy), but an RSS feed for all new threads would be useful.

---and somewhat later I see that you're already ahead of me on the RSS thing, which shows how much I wasn't paying attention.

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