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Old 12-25-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
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Dead Distros?


Well .. they may not be dead, but there are some that have not had any postings for some time, and do not show any signs of life when one tries to get a look at them. There are also some in the top 15 at Distrowatch that do not feature here at all.

Maybe LQ might me ready for some promotion/relagation sometime soon.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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Weirdly enough, you are not the first person to wonder about this. You are not even the first person to wonder about this this year. You may well be the last one of 2006 though

I have moved this to LQ Suggestions and Feedback as it fits better there. In the meantime, do a search for "why is there no forum for" and read the many many responses about this.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 01:51 PM   #3
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Indeed - it may be time to sticky a well worded answer to this in the distribution forum.

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Old 12-26-2006, 03:55 PM   #4
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Good idea - I'll get onto it.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 04:27 PM   #5
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The thread is now created and stickied at the top of the forum in Linux-Distributions. See it here.

I have also closed it without replies so that it will appear in the zero replies list and be autobumped.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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Looks good. The one exception I'd say is that "support" isn't really the requirement - participation is. Anything beyond that is great, but people have assumed in the past that "support" meant some kind of monetary compensation, which is very much not the case. Thanks Ray!

--jeremy
 
Old 12-26-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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This specific question is a bit different, though. It is asking "Why support an abondoned distro?" rather than "Why not support X distro?". The sticky only deals with the guidelines of acceptance, not the converse.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 07:27 PM   #8
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We have removed a distribution forum before. Typically the critia is that the distribution is no longer maintained and supported. In the case of fairly inactive forums for active distributions, I don't see any reason to remove them.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-26-2006, 08:00 PM   #9
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We have removed a distribution forum before. Typically the critia is that the distribution is no longer maintained and supported. In the case of fairly inactive forums for active distributions, I don't see any reason to remove them.

--jeremy
I'd agree and even if the distro no longer exists, perhaps just a closure of the forum so they are archived is in order.. shouldn't be any reason to just wipe a forum away.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 09:04 PM   #10
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To clarify, the forum doesn't actually go away or get deleted. The posts are still accessible, as is the forum itself - the forum is just removed from the main list.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:45 AM   #11
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Looks good. The one exception I'd say is that "support" isn't really the requirement - participation is. Anything beyond that is great, but people have assumed in the past that "support" meant some kind of monetary compensation, which is very much not the case. Thanks Ray!

--jeremy
Mmm, I agree that that needs to be clarified. Leave it with me and I'll come up with something.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:49 AM   #12
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OK, how's that?
 
Old 12-27-2006, 10:19 AM   #13
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Hi.

As long as you are working on this -- what is the ordering scheme for the distro sub-forums? ... cheers, makyo
 
Old 12-27-2006, 10:25 AM   #14
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They are in order of when they joined the LQ.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-27-2006, 10:51 AM   #15
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They are in order of when they joined the LQ.
Which is, then, essentially random from a visual perspective.

I seem to recall that most behavioral tests identify a sequence of 4 random strings, numbers, etc., beyond which most people cannot repeat the sequence.

So I suggest an alphabetical ordering for the sub-forums ... cheers, makyo
 
  


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