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View Poll Results: should there be a multimedia forum?
yes, lets seperate it out and allow people to get help they need 8 72.73%
no, the current forums are sufficient, it should be obvious weather it is hardware or software at fault. 3 27.27%
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Old 11-02-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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linux multimedia forum.. who thinks it is a good idea?

we all ahve seen it, the forums are full of media player questions, xone, mplayer, ffmpeg, xmms, dvd drived, dvd decoders, tv cards... the problem? Where to post them. Some might be posted in hardware because fo drive card issues, some may be in software for player/driver issues. which is correct? sometimes you do not know which is the issue.

as well these threads are everywhere, they block out other questions at times. Perhapse multimedia (a/v software and hardware) should be its own forum. This way people with experiance in those areas can go there and get help/answer questions, and the other forums will not be flooded with that type of question.
Old 11-02-2003, 01:48 PM   #2
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sounds good to me. i kinda like organization, but i can see if they say it's all software. maybe a subforum like they have for games.
Old 11-02-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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lol megaspaz, it seems we both are magnetically drawn to eachothers posts :-D
Old 11-02-2003, 03:01 PM   #4
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come on guys.. i honestly dont think that his is a good idea.. for some particular reasons.. ive used this bored to get my linux box up and online for the first time.. you or rather the board has pretty much held my hand through the motions.. and with multimedia that is a lot of work for a complete newbie like myself... its a cool idea, but only if people can find quick support for linux as one can with win and mac... eh.. just a thought...
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I like organization also, but that's just gonna make more boards to look through. I think it's fine the way it is know.
Old 11-02-2003, 07:28 PM   #6
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This is a great idea. I also agree that it should be a subforum of Software. Come to think of it, there should also be a subforum for wine. And under Networking, subforums for iptables/firewalling/NAT-masquerading, wireless and samba.

Ideally, people will peruse these subforums before posting redundant questions.
Old 11-02-2003, 07:31 PM   #7
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i think a subforum would be a great idea it will probably help with searches and not knowing which board to post to
Old 11-02-2003, 07:51 PM   #8
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i like the idea, as for more boards to look for, i'm all for it as it would make fewer posts in each board
Old 11-02-2003, 07:57 PM   #9
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I want a subforum for people who have an AMD t-bird 1.4GHz, an MSI MoBo, a soundblaster, GeForce4 and a logitech keyboard & mouse. (notice the sarcasm)
Old 11-02-2003, 08:07 PM   #10
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I think too many subforums is bad and only causes confusion. Right now we still get members who post questions in the Success Stories, so I believe if we have subforums for different software, then hardware and so on, it will only cause this confusion and new members and old will not know the correct forum to post in.

Its just like the Linux - General forum. Truly every post in there can almost belong in another forum, but its only there for those who aren't sure and look how many posts we have there.

If we create a multimedia forum, then others will request solely an apache forum, then a samba forum, and then a acidrip forum...

This would cause in the end more work for the mods to move threads appropiately to the correct forums, cause multiple posts and so on.

Basically I vote no. Multimedia questions are suitable in software and I think its sufficient how it is now.

Old 11-02-2003, 08:34 PM   #11
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the difference is that samba is definetly networking, so is apache, where as an mplayer problem might be hardware related, and it might be software related, or both. if I can't get my dvd-decoder card to work in mplayer that could be a hardware prob, but if it works in xine it is a software prob, but related to hardware... where to post? would the people that use the dvd decoder card help in software to? and would the people that know mplayer help in hardware? this is the dillema I see. not to argue with a moderator though :-D


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