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Old 06-27-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
jeremy
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LinuxQuestions.org Turns Seventeen


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.

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 should we be doing differently? Note that while we've changed tack a bit on the pending code update, I would anticipate this being the year it finally happens. More on that soon (and as always there will be multiple iterations of feedback and testing before any changes are rolled out).

As part of our 17 year anniversary, we'll be randomly selecting 17 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
 
Old 06-27-2017, 04:30 PM   #2
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If LQ were in the UK, now that it is 17, it could:

Code:
train as non-commissioned aircrew in the RAF

hold a licence to drive a car, a small motorcycle or a tractor

be a blood donor

hold a private pilot's licence for an aeroplane
My, how it is growing up. Happy Birthday.

P.S. Please don't consider me for "Contributing Member" status unless I actually come up with an idea. And I have to say that I don't really have any (except perhaps that there be a sticky in the Newbies forum containing wise info for "Those new to Linux who have installed Kali") .
 
Old 06-28-2017, 07:09 AM   #3
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I've been an accountless lurker for years! This is one of the best resrouces for Linux/Unix help! The interface is conservative, the site is simple to use and has accumulated tons of content. Keep up the great work Jeremy and here's to many more successful years!
 
Old 06-28-2017, 08:10 AM   #4
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Thumbs up

Happy 17th and very well done
 
Old 06-29-2017, 05:52 AM   #5
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While I'm glad as always that LQ is here and with us I have the impression that member growth is slacking a little, just as is the number of new (posts | threads) / month. Am I mistaken or is that a fact? And if so, is it worrisome? Or is it just another sign of maturing?

Be that as it may, thanks for your sustained efforts, Jeremy & Mods .

Last edited by JZL240I-U; 06-30-2017 at 02:04 AM.
 
Old 06-29-2017, 10:03 PM   #6
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Congratulations and many more years ahead.
 
Old 06-30-2017, 12:15 PM   #7
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hAPPY bIRTHDAY

i AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE HELP OVER THE YEARS.
 
Old 07-03-2017, 06:35 AM   #8
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One thing that I have noticed is that occasionally people who are new to LQ get confused with members' signatures, thinking that they are part of a reply.

The current dividing line between the reply and the signature may therefore need to be strengthened in some way to differentiate between these two parts of a member's post, while not allowing the signature, or the differentiation method, to detract from the actual reply itself.

One of the problems with this is that we members who have been here a while are so used to the setup, and the signatures of some more frequent members, that we can easily differentiate between the two parts and thus are not seeing the problem through the eyes of newcomers. Any modifications would probably therefore be best carried out in collaboration with newbies themselves.
 
Old 07-04-2017, 08:26 AM   #9
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I am not at all from computer science background. However, I received many "helping hands" on this forum that helped towards automating my simulations for PhD. I have thanked those in my thesis and again now thanks this community again here for the help (especially David The H., MadeInGermany, Jeremy) - Thank You.

I has been very cordial environment here for someone new to be free to ask questions and I was surprised that the experts reply fast to the questions.

What could make this forum better is:
1) better "search" for existing answers
2) small tutorials with examples for using mostly used cmds like grep find awk etc.
3) I would be happy to share two scripts I developed (or better said the LinuxQuestions' experts helped me to develop ) to launch simulations and another one for getting tabulated results for file count using find with variable combinations of keywords (rows and cols)



Thanks once again,
 
Old 07-05-2017, 02:45 PM   #10
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Happy 17th and thanks for all the good work Jeremy.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 05:21 PM   #11
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Happy 17th !!!!

Thank you for this wonderful place.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 07:44 PM   #12
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Happy 17th. This is the first place I look for any issues with Slackware that I might have.

I find it helpful too to read the posts that are beyond my level of knowledge. There's nothing like learning something new.

Thanks for being there!!
 
Old 07-06-2017, 12:08 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kittikit View Post
I've been an accountless lurker for years! This is one of the best resrouces for Linux/Unix help! The interface is conservative, the site is simple to use and has accumulated tons of content. Keep up the great work Jeremy and here's to many more successful years!
Same-o for me
 
Old 07-06-2017, 01:43 PM   #14
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I joined a while back & used to contribute more back then, I think that I don't visit as often because there are many more new members willing to pass on their knowledge to the newbies that keep on joining.

I have become pretty staid in my use of Linux/BSD, & merely use it rather than advocate it these days.

Also, since systemd, I no longer am current, as I do not use it, & avoid it as best I can.
I do not want my Linux becoming like MSWindows with it's 'registry'.

I use a window manager, no need for more - & I don't like bloat.
 
Old 07-06-2017, 01:59 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JZL240I-U View Post
While I'm glad as always that LQ is here and with us I have the impression that member growth is slacking a little, just as is the number of new (posts | threads) / month. Am I mistaken or is that a fact? And if so, is it worrisome? Or is it just another sign of maturing?

Be that as it may, thanks for your sustained efforts, Jeremy & Mods .
Thank you for this resource. It may be a sign of my generation, but I really appreciate having fora in which to discuss things. In comparison to membership and activity on most other fora to which I belong, which are all but dead, this forum is still quite lively. I blame the increasingly omni-present FB for the decline in forum activity.
 
  


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