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billsabub 04-23-2018 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 5727993)
I'm proud to announce that over the weekend LQ turned 17! 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.


What a great post to see (and to see that the discussions are still going strong).

It looks like my last meaningful contribution (FWIW) was January 2002 and my last post was in response to LQ Turns 7!

I floated away from Linux for a while, but am now playing with a VM while dusting out the cobwebs.


goldennuggets 05-04-2018 08:40 AM

I've learned much from LQ over the years. Keep it going!

DonaldS 05-08-2018 01:55 AM

Congratulations. Keep growing Linux Questions. Bless you, everyone, especially our moderators, administrators, contributing members and all the rest of the members who pass on that quality knowledge and information to the other forum members so that they learn and excel in their expertise.

Thanks and Again, Happy 17th and may you have many more :)

cykodrone 05-08-2018 05:20 PM! :D

winlinuser 05-28-2018 10:35 AM

I find LinuxQuestions essential for the times when I have an issue or need advice. Occasionally I am able to lend a hand to others too. You are providing a brilliant service.

Very well done on 17 years of hard work.

thethinker 05-31-2018 07:18 PM

I realized that although I'm not very active (0.04 posts per day!), I've actually been coming here a long time, registered since 2006.

So what's great is consistency - the site is easy to navigate, easy to use, easy to get answers from people, and easy to begin/enter discussions. Even with reddit, stack exchange, Ubuntu's various forums, I try here first because the barrier is low and I know the expertise is here.

What could be better? I recall trying to use the search function back in the day without much luck, and not using it again. But really, I don't have specific suggestions, except maybe closer partnerships with some other linux-focused sites? For example, I know there are Wikis here, but the Slackware Documentation Project is epic, and if you are interested in Slackware why contribute something Slackware-specific here? Not that we need full integration between every Linux site and LQ, but if I could contribute to the Slackware wiki and have it (totally gamified) increase my rep here, I might be more interested in doing it...

I'll also mention that I recently got absolutely flamed for asking something stupid over in the Slackware forum (12 years and I'm still dumb!), but enough of the community came to my defense (and helped my problem!) that it didn't leave a mark on my pride.

So, whatever is happening in the way of community-building is also working well!

EDIT: I just noticed that billsabub has me beat BY A MILE:


It looks like my last meaningful contribution (FWIW) was January 2002 and my last post was in response to LQ Turns 7!

anonyxuser1 06-08-2018 04:29 PM

awesome, i just joined this place seems really cool. nice post.

regnad42 09-02-2018 10:13 AM

I am a long time UNIX user, short time LQ user. Was a member over a year ago, stopped logging in, and now back again. Way way back, it was a tradition to start a script with a 'shebang'. That is the #! with the name of the executing script following. I generally try to describe things so that everyone from the newest person up to the UNIX gurus will understand. I'm looking at some Centos7 initialization scripts, and wondering where the shebang went. It seems the .bashrc and the .bash_profile files do not have the traditional shebang line. Pardon my old=school ways, but when did they stop using the shebang, and why? (next you will undoubtedly see my Signature...) it's NOT part of the post!

JZL240I-U 09-03-2018 01:04 AM

This is not exactly the best place to ask, since this thread covers a different topic. Next time better open your own thread. Anyway.

The shebang is still there, usually in the form of #! /bin/bash" with the /bin/bash a link to your actuall shell (e.g. bash or zshell or whathever). It is used in shell scripts, but not in config files like ".bashrc" or ".bash_profile" as far as I understand it.

weirdwolf 09-11-2018 04:48 PM

Best of wishes to all involved here. What a long strange trip it's been.

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