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Old 07-15-2010, 01:43 AM   #46
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But why do we need anything that is not related to Linux? This is LinuxQuestions?
Because some people (like anishakaul) have more (technical) interests / questions than linux alone? And those people assume to possibly get an answer for technical problems from a huge pool of technically knowledgeable people here on LQ.

And YES, this is LQ and should stay focused on its main topic. I don't care for senseless ramblings etc either, so I don't visit "General" anymore. Technology related topics are something else again -- well at least for me. I'd have no problem either, in case Jeremy doesn't implement this feature at all.
 
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:21 AM   #47
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There is a General forum where other members do visit regularly. And that forum is not that bad either. Yes, there are certain unnecessary threads but there some nice topic discussions as well. And I do visit it once in a while. Or even more regularly. And then there are other technical forums for other than Linux topics out there on the net that can be used as well. LQ is already more flexible on the topics and threads compared to the old Unix forums.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 02:30 AM   #48
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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.

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Thanks for the consideration,



While you decide the name and the place for the new sub forum, I would like to mention that since the threads in that new sub forum will be all TECHNICAL,

I would like to :
1. Mark the posts helpful.
2. OFFICIALLY thank the members who take time to look at other people's technical problems there.
3. Mark the threads 'SOLVED'

I do NOT care about the post-count (i.e. whether it should be increased or not) !

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:54 PM   #49
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But why do we need anything that is not related to Linux? This is LinuxQuestions?
But when I type www.windowsquestions.org in my browser URL, it brings me back to LinuxQuestions.org
 
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:59 AM   #50
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Frankly, I don't see the problem. I assume that these technological questions tend to present themselves while one is programming hardware devices. If that is correct, then they belong in the programming and/or hardware forum. If neither, I don't see any reason for them to go anywhere else then general. Their being "more serious" (a totally subjective label) wouldn't make them any less non-IT/non-*nix related.
I see that there is a lot of confusion over the place where the new subforum is supposed to go. What does that say?
 
Old 07-16-2010, 06:03 AM   #51
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I don't care for senseless ramblings
Well, I think it's very good of LQ to provide somewhere for people to senselessly ramble in. Senseless rambling is one of my hobbies.
 
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...Senseless rambling is one of my hobbies.
I have no problem with that. Just do it where it is confined (like in "General, Nontechnical") so I don't have to accidentally stumble over it .
 
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Frankly, I don't see the problem. I assume that these technological questions tend to present themselves while one is programming hardware devices. If that is correct, then they belong in the programming and/or hardware forum. If neither, I don't see any reason for them to go anywhere else then general. Their being "more serious" (a totally subjective label) wouldn't make them any less non-IT/non-*nix related.
Perhaps you did not read the threads in Post number 5.

In those threads I am not talking about the programming or the hardware. I created those threads to understand the *concepts*.

See the following notice in this link:
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This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
I did not create those threads w.r.t above two questions.
 
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But with the exception of the third example, all those questions would typically be posted in one of the regular sub-forums (sub-fora?). Just because they do not immediately fit the description does not suggest that they should not be. I take those descriptions as hints, not exhaustive lists. And looking over the wide variety of topics that have been and are being posted, I get the impression that most posters take the same view.

As for the third example, yes, that would be more difficult but should we really have a sub-forum for technical questions that haven't any bearing whatsoever on linux or programming. What is next? Can I claim a special forum if I don't know how to change the oil in my car or if I need to know how to rebind a paperback as a hardcover?

And please, would you mind limiting your use of that bold typeface? It really doesn't give a very friendly impression. Italics are probably better ways to indicate emphasis. Or double quotes if you want to convey sarcasm or irony.

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:54 AM   #55
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But with the exception of the third example, all those questions would typically be posted in one of the regular sub-forums (sub-fora?). Just because they do not immediately fit the description does not suggest that they should not be. I take those descriptions as hints, not exhaustive lists. And looking over the wide variety of topics that have been and are being posted, I get the impression that most posters take the same view.

As for the third example, yes, that would be more difficult but should we really have a sub-forum for technical questions that haven't any bearing whatsoever on linux or programming. What is next? Can I claim a special forum if I don't know how to change the oil in my car or if I need to know how to rebind a paperback as a hardcover?
The mods are watching this thread and moving the threads to some pre-existing forums is for them to decide.


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And please, would you mind limiting your use of that bold typeface? It really doesn't give a very friendly impression. Italics are probably better ways to indicate emphasis. Or double quotes if you want to convey sarcasm or irony.
I never use 'bold' text in my whole post. I 'bold' the text which I think needs more attention. Simple italics or double quotes are not eye-catching in Long threads/posts.

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Old 07-20-2010, 07:26 AM   #56
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Maybe the non technical should be factored out to a "Lounge" or "Lobby" forum?
General can also be renamed as "Geek Lounge" ?

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