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Old 07-13-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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A sub forum for technical NON Linux questions


I have received many helps from people on this forum for which I am thankful to them.

Now the problem is that when I have technical questions which are not related to Linux, I post those questions in the /General forum,

Because few people bother to visit that General forum knowing that no useful stuff is ever posted there, my questions do not get the exposures they deserve !!!

Though I do get many useful replies there but it would be better if more people who are technically sound would see those questions.

I have got around 10 technical questions in that General forum till now.

Any chance of having a sub-forum for those kind of questions in the near future ?
 
Old 07-13-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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Though the technical quality in General tend to hover from subject to subject in a thread, but then General forum is for general discussion. You need to have something like that. I do not know if this will happen this being a Linux forum dedicated to Linux distributions and open source softwares. If Redmond goes on to make a Linux distribution, you will surely have their forum here and issues resolved somewhere other than General.
 
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:34 AM   #3
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Though the technical quality in General tend to hover from subject to subject in a thread, but then General forum is for general discussion. You need to have something like that.
I do not have any problems with the General discussions in the General forum.

I was talking about the exposure w.r.t the technical questions in the General forums.


FYI I am not talking here about those windows threads, I have several threads which are not windows based, if you do bother to check my thread creation history.

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Old 07-13-2010, 02:00 AM   #4
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Windows questions have always gone into General because the focus of LQ is Linux. If your question relates to other *nix OSes (incl. Mac) there is an Other *Nix forum with sub-fora.
 
Old 07-13-2010, 02:07 AM   #5
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Windows questions have always gone into General because the focus of LQ is Linux. If your question relates to other *nix OSes (incl. Mac) there is an Other *Nix forum with sub-fora.
Alright, Kindly move the following threads to their appropriate forums then:

IMO They are not related to Windows !
0. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...estart-819420/

1. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ctions-780460/

2. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...upport-793921/

3. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eakers-814700/

4. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...system-802315/

5. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-dump-805096/
 
Old 07-13-2010, 02:17 AM   #6
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@Anisha,

Cool down. Was not ranting you and I know your posting history. But if you do not have anywhere to post and is related to Linux then you can anyways post in Newbie forum.
 
Old 07-13-2010, 02:19 AM   #7
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@Anisha,
But if you do not have anywhere to post and is related to Linux then you can anyways post in Newbie forum.
Do we have some kind of communication gaps here ?
Did you read the thread title ?
 
Old 07-13-2010, 04:02 AM   #8
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Non Linux? Why? This is LinuxQuestions.org.

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Old 07-13-2010, 04:15 AM   #9
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Non Linux questions are permitted here and are moved to /General by the Mods,
but most technically sound people do not bother to lurk /General forum and thus do not notice the questions they could have answered and solved.
 
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Non Linux questions are permitted by rules but obviously because this is LinuxQuestion.org, most members would first like to help others who have Linux issues. And this is quite normal behavior from anyone, including you. And even if we have technical forum in General for non Linux queries, it will not get the exposure the Linux forums get.
But I have seen lately that there is a lot of discussion going on in General forum. So the visits are there.
 
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:45 AM   #11
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Try Linux-Hardware ?
 
Old 07-13-2010, 07:19 AM   #12
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I think what anishakaul asks, is a place where techinical/scientific questions (not related to any *nix, win* or mac* flavor) can be better exposed without being mixed to funny or non-sense threads like "what are you doing now" or "what you eat for breakfast". This is well justified here since many LQ members have a technical or scientific background and can offer some hints or knowledge about questions not strictly related to Information Technology or Computer Science.

Indeed this is a Linux site, but since other *nix flavor and windows or mac questions are allowed, as well as sport, politics and so on, why not to reserve a place for tech/sci questions? Anyway, I cannot think at a place different from a General sub-forum, where maybe the increase in exposure would be minimal. In any case let's wait for Jeremy's speech!
 
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:21 AM   #13
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I think what anishakaul asks, is a place where techinical/scientific questions (not related to any *nix, win* or mac* flavor) can be better exposed without being mixed to funny or non-sense threads like "what are you doing now" or "what you eat for breakfast". This is well justified here since many LQ members have a technical or scientific background and can offer some hints or knowledge about questions not strictly related to Information Technology or Computer Science.

Indeed this is a Linux site, but since other *nix flavor and windows or mac questions are allowed, as well as sport, politics and so on, why not to reserve a place for tech/sci questions? Anyway, I cannot think at a place different from a General sub-forum, where maybe the increase in exposure would be minimal. In any case let's wait for Jeremy's speech!
Well Thanks,

Finally there is someone who understands the problem.
 
Old 07-13-2010, 08:31 AM   #14
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I think Anisha has a point here.....

There are many situations where we have technical questions which will logically fit the experience of the members here, but are not strictly about Linux. "General" has evolved into a forum that is mostly non-technical, non-Linux, and---some will argue---non-good.

Would this work?:

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:33 AM   #15
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I think Anisha has a point here.....

There are many situations where we have technical questions which will logically fit the experience of the members here, but are not strictly about Linux. "General" has evolved into a forum that is mostly non-technical, non-Linux, and---some will argue---non-good.

Would this work?:

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Works for me.
 
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