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Old 07-14-2010, 01:56 AM   #31
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...so Non-*NIX Forums would look like:

Programming
Linux User Groups (LUG)
General - Technical
General - Nontechnical
...
I like that one best. I never look into General anymore, General - Technical might interest me in my breaks.
 
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:38 AM   #32
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Where would questions about Cygwin fit in?
 
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:03 AM   #33
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Where would questions about Cygwin fit in?
General - Technical would seem to be the place.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 07:08 AM   #34
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I keep arguing for a name that does not include "general".

"General" should keep it's own special character, and the new forum should have a name that sounds new.

Am I losing?.....
 
Old 07-14-2010, 07:08 AM   #35
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Admiral?

*SCNR*
 
Old 07-14-2010, 07:52 AM   #36
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General - Technical would seem to be the place.
But it's more like Linux than Windows. It's sort of in no-man's-land.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 07:54 AM   #37
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I keep arguing for a name that does not include "general".

"General" should keep it's own special character, and the new forum should have a name that sounds new.

Am I losing?.....
Miscellaneous?
 
Old 07-14-2010, 08:09 AM   #38
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But it's more like Linux than Windows. It's sort of in no-man's-land.
It's currently/usually moved to /General because you need Windows to have Cygwin. But yes, it is a no-person's land (as someone from near Personchester, you should know that).
 
Old 07-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #39
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I would argue that Cygwin is about 50% between Linux and Windows, but that's just me.
 
Old 07-14-2010, 12:43 PM   #40
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Hmm, so you think it should be in the Lindows forum? That's a controversial choice!

 
Old 07-14-2010, 01:50 PM   #41
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Please remember:

LQ already has two "General" forums
- Linux -General
and
- General

"Linux General" is where CygWin stuff can go (It's linux, and win?).

The rants, insane posts, windows-only and off-topic stuff can still be sent (politely) to "General".

SPAM should always go to /dev/Hell^H^H^H^Hnull

I would like to add the following to my post at #29:

LQ should follow the unix philosophy of "Do one thing, but do it well".
LQ is for Linux Questions.
So LQ should do that.
So far, LQ is doing that very well. Please carry on as before, no changes are needed to the structure of the forums.

I'll shut up for now.
 
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:15 PM   #42
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Just for clarification, this would not represent any change in policy about what is currently allowed here at LQ. What it would do is split the current non-Linux General forum into two forums: one for non-Linux but technical discussions and one for completely non-technical rants, random musings, etc. We've not made any final decisions yet, so additional feedback is very much welcome.

--jeremy
 
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:26 PM   #43
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...What it would do is split the current non-Linux General forum into two forums: one for non-Linux but technical discussions and one for completely non-technical rants, random musings, etc. We've not made any final decisions yet, so additional feedback is very much welcome.
--jeremy
Please, I beg you, No, No, Noooo!

LQ already has a forum for "completely non-technical rants, random musings, etc". It's "General" AFAIK.

There's also a forum for technical discussions, not necessarily 100% linux-orientated. It's "linux - General".

There are already too many websites for "random musings" and completely pointless "polls", trivia and rants. LQ should not be offering this "service", it only encourages the mad people and clutters up an otherwise very useful resource.

Please keep LQ focussed on what it already does extremely well: Linux Qs & As.

I suppose that if you go ahead and implement this, I could just choose to ignore the new forum(s), but you should consider this as a "branding" exercise:

What is LQ for?

- The place people go to have their linux questions answered. Good: It's focussed and determined and clear in its aims.

or

- Another "social networking site". Pffft!

You asked for feedback. I have given it. Looks like I couldn't "shut up for now"

HTH
 
Old 07-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #44
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There's also a forum for technical discussions, not necessarily 100% linux-orientated. It's "linux - General".
AFAIK, the Linux-General forum which you are talking about, IS 100% Linux-oriented, any technical post which is not related to Linux is moved to /General by the mods !

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:14 AM   #45
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But why do we need anything that is not related to Linux? This is LinuxQuestions?
 
  


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