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Old 07-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #31
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Happy Birthday!!
Old 07-13-2017, 05:47 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by yasbean View Post
I blame the increasingly omni-present FB for the decline in forum activity.
I can't understand people who consider Facebook to be a viable platform for long-term discussions which can easily be referred later. It might be reasonably adequate for Q&A, but nobody should want to use it as a replacement for actual forums.
Old 07-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #33
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Thanks LQ!

I've been working with linux recently and found a good support in LQ every time I needed help.
I have always received timely and quality support.
In particular, on the occasion of my last post I received extraordinary support, I seemed to work alongside a good and generous colleague.
I consider you a great and beautiful resource, a nice place on the internet to go.
Best regards

Old 07-13-2017, 10:38 AM   #34
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Happy Birthday

... and of course happy birthday LQ !!!!

Old 07-14-2017, 07:03 AM   #35
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Impressive Run!

Very impressive run, Jeremy! Well done and congratulations!

Old 07-15-2017, 12:51 PM   #36
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Happy birthday, LQ. I haven't logged in for several weeks recently, but I've been reading threads and posts occasionally. LQ is my go-to site when I have any Linux queries, and simply for browsing if I'm 'time-wasting' and don't want to strain my brain too much. The atmosphere is great! Thanks to everyone for making it a good place.
Old 07-26-2017, 07:22 PM   #37
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Happy Birthday LQ - keep up the good work.
I will say this is definitely my main site for longer qns. I really like the forward in time flow.

In Re posts 29, 30 "Solution Post": editing the 1st post to point to the "soln post" is fine, but in spite of some cruft appearing, I do think not removing cruft is a good idea, otherwise it can make nonsense of the succeeding conversation.

Also we don't want to encourage people to go back and edit posts, or we'll get the same problem; maybe a 2nd additional edit on a post just to say eg "I stuffed up this post, see post #XX instead".

Just an idea.
Old 08-15-2017, 04:44 PM   #38
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Happy Birthday LQ and thank you for all the help over the years!
Old 08-31-2017, 06:49 PM   #39
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my aussie cents worth. Re post 37.

We are human and most times, first impressions count. The first paragraph can annoy or excite or explain the OP dilemma. So I see no problem if edit first post

Especially when a newbie says something like I have a blank screen.....get some replies and realizes it is a video driver or config error. So as long as they write, this post has been editted to narrow the causes etc.

### of course we can all be misleading so the edit may look like the second poster is discussing things not relevant to the amended first post, unless the second or later posters start using quote boxs. But isn't the goal to give an answer and not worry too much about our huge ego, well mine is medium sized and growing heh heh

[rant starts] but so many people mis-use or abuse the forum quote box and quote the entire post that I find it annoying to have to scroll down to get the point.
SOOOOOO maybe remove remove the quote button or modify it to only have the top line? I dunno [rant ends]

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Old 09-04-2017, 07:05 AM   #40
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What are we doing well and where can we improve? You are doing everything well! Of course one can always improve in all aspects, but you are doing a great job!

Where are we failing? As far as I know, nowhere.

What can we do to ensure long time members remain engaged and willing to help? Doing what you are doing.

What can we do to ensure new members feel welcome? Continue to work as you do.

What should we be doing differently? I don't know, everything looks good to me.
Old 09-21-2017, 09:36 PM   #41
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17 years - wow - quite an accomplishment. Congratulations to all who make this forum a viable and vibrant resource.

I joined a couple of years back in order to ask a question and solve a simple problem - probably quite typically. Was dormant for quite a while and then I had to return one day with a more complex problem in hopes of finding answers. And I did. By that time, I was more experienced with Linux and happened to notice a question from a user concerning a problem I recently solved for myself. I figured I'd give back something to the community and ... that was it. I became "hooked" on helping others with their issues.

A fringe benefit of doing this that I did not expect was the amount of knowledge I gained just by reading posts and contributing. My knowledge of linux increased to the point where it is quickly closing in on my considerable expertise in the DOS/Windows space, amassed over a 34 year period. Since I've only been using linux for 9 years, that's saying something.

So this forum is a great place to help others learn and to keep learning ourselves. Let's keep it going :-) ...

Strengths to maintain:

- friendly, open, respectful and welcoming attitudes of all members

- simple interface (it may be considered "legacy", but like the command line, if it ain't broke ... ;-)

Cheers all - see you around :-)


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Old 09-25-2017, 11:02 AM   #42
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Don't change the main process - maybe improve the searching

I consider LQ as both the most competent and the most reactive Linux forums. So, if you evolve it, don't evolve too much, and above all don't change the current 'fast reaction' capacities ;-)
Maybe a more efficient search function would help finding 'already existing answers', but actually the present one is quite extensive. Maybe simplifying it...
But, we definitely don't need fancy icons or animations. At least IMHO...
All the best, definitely
Old 09-27-2017, 09:27 AM   #43
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Talking Happy Birthday Linux questions

That's great! 17 years and going strong! I'm a newbie here and just now able to go here and ask questions and possibly answer some. Hoping to make friends here as well.

Old 10-12-2017, 10:00 AM   #44
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Sincere congratulations. This is the only resource i have been constantly coming back over these years. thank you for your hard work!
Old 10-12-2017, 11:12 AM   #45
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Thanks for appreciating antiX and what Fatmac has to offer

Originally Posted by hydrurga View Post
Good to see you around, fatmac.

With AntiX, which you say you are using in your sidebar, you are more than "current" - systemd is only one of the options out there (although a pretty prevalent one at the moment, admittedly).

You've still got a great deal to offer - pop on and help us out if you get the time and.or inclination. Folk on here are often advised to use AntiX or MX, not only if they're using hardware with less resources but also if they want to avoid systemd.
I agree with you; Fatmac has plenty to offer; I know this not only from this forum, but also from the MX and antiX forums, where we have many participants that have been on and off - and back again - for over a decade.

I also appreciate that you mention MX and antiX because there are times when I encounter articles about "lightweight distributions" that do not even mention antiX, much less put it on a recommended list. I can't think of any other distribution that does better than antiX, though some, such as Puppy, SliTaz, Peppermint, and others are mentioned. That's OK, but when I read a review that includes Lubuntu as a "lightweight distribution" yet doesn't even comment on anything in the antiX or MX family, that is a concern, because I feel that both antiX and MX have high quality, strong tools, are easy to install, and though the community is moderate in size, it's easy to get help.

Lubuntu seems to leverage the Ubuntu name, but I only see versions approaching the capabilities of antiX or MX when they are derived from Lubuntu and add additional tools and features. So I really appreciate seeing someone mention and appreciate individuals and distributions that maintain excellence with communities much smaller in population than other well-known communities - and do it very well.



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