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Old 12-20-2011, 06:13 AM   #106
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I dunno if this has already occured to other members, but the way the rep system looks now (i.e. without the "No" option on posts) is somewhat akin to the old "Thanks" system that was in place before Jeremy even implemented "Reputation".

Please correct me if I'm wrong, though…
 
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:53 AM   #107
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I dunno if this has already occured to other members, but the way the rep system looks now (i.e. without the "No" option on posts) is somewhat akin to the old "Thanks" system that was in place before Jeremy even implemented "Reputation".

Please correct me if I'm wrong, though…
Must've been before I joined, but it sounds a little more ego-friendly.
 
Old 12-20-2011, 07:32 AM   #108
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I dunno if this has already occured to other members, but the way the rep system looks now (i.e. without the "No" option on posts) is somewhat akin to the old "Thanks" system that was in place before Jeremy even implemented "Reputation".

Please correct me if I'm wrong, though…
You are not wrong. I think so, too.
www.linuxquestions.org/questions/lq-suggestions-and-feedback-7/feedback-one-year-and-1000-posts-later-918407/#post4549790
 
Old 12-21-2011, 01:00 AM   #109
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@ Jeremy If / When you implement the "No" with a text-field please make sure that the recipient of that vote gets a message / mail so (s)he can react as seen fit...
 
Old 01-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #110
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multiple forums

I have a problem with the way most forum sites are structured. The assumption is that there is always a good match between the sub structure of the forum and the problems / questions people have. Personally I find that my problems often cross forum boundaries, and there is no obvious answer as to which forum to post on - experts able to answer a question may review one forum, but not another.

My proposed solution is to adopt more of a database approach. Keep the forum structure just as it is, and associate a keyword (or perhaps a few keywords) with each forum. A query would be posted just as it is at the moment, except the writer would be invited to select relevant keywords (perhaps up to a max of (say) three). The post would then automatically appear in each of the sub forum with a listed key word. The post would be clearly identified as a multi keyword post and all responses would automatically appear in each of the sub forum with a listed keyword, as would the status - "resolved", etc.. That way all the relevant experts would be made aware of the query and the responses from experts in related but different aspects made available. Hopefully one expert may solve the problem directly, or maybe cross fertilisation would resolve the issue.
 
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #111
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that is truly an improvement, using the tools that exist in new ways
the ultimate goal is to have a selfassembling documentation
searchable & current
 
Old 01-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #112
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Tags (which will be significantly improved in a future update) should address most of this concern, although we're certainly open to additional feedback on the topic.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #113
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Tags (which will be significantly improved in a future update) should address most of this concern, although we're certainly open to additional feedback on the topic.

--jeremy
As a newbie myself I would like to be of assistance to the forum so that there could be a resource better suited for a forum moderator or administrator to pull up that information/documentation to be a help to a newbie.Or for a newbie to find on the site themselves and obtain their own self help.
However, part of the problem I see ( just with myself being new) is that it is very difficult at times to think like others that are Linux experts.
Many times I have thought and prayed: God help me to think like the people at Linux or Ubuntu think so that I can communicate with them and be able to get the help needed.
I think this could be a very good thing but will require, thought, energy, new concepts (perhaps) and others willing to work to improve the ideas we all share.
For now (theoretically speaking)my engine is running, the tank is full but I am not in park nor reverse so I will stay in neutral until that uncertain thing that is stopping my wheels from rolling moves.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 01:19 AM   #114
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Tags (which will be significantly improved in a future update) should address most of this concern, although we're certainly open to additional feedback on the topic.

--jeremy
Okay, but will an minimum of tags be mandatory? I confess I'm not using them (as a rule), but I think petermat's suggestion is really good.

There is no reason to keep to a rigid scheme when there is the chance of flexibility. Add to that the charms of dislplaying the threads in the relevant fora (forums?) while keeping only one copy in the DB -- really attractive in my opinion.

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #115
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We have no plans to make tags mandatory at this time.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #116
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I recommend at least trying to make tags more popular. I mean, when you post a new thread it should say something like "In order to help users find your thread easily, please add some keywords / tags that are most characteristic for your issue."

Honestly, I didn't even know about tags till about 2 years ago, when I noticed that someone added tags to a thread (rare).
 
  


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