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Old 01-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #31
frieza
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another thought, perhaps a 'what distro is best suited for you' page that asks a few simple questions to assess what a user wants out of their system (features, operability,hardware compatibility, default Window Manager, etc...) then based on their choices makes a few recommendations (in order of relevance)

yes this would require user contribution as well but seems like ultimately it would lighten the large number of 'which distro is best for me... ' posts that seem to crop up all the time on the forums

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:04 PM   #32
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[Never-mind... answered my own question!]

Last edited by hydraMax; 01-04-2011 at 07:07 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #33
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Easier thread navigation

One thing I find "hard to use" is that the "next page" button is a single character, normal sized ">". Almost everything else one has to click to read the forums is a word (forum name) or phrase (Thread title). Finding and clicking that word is not a problem. However, for me, finding that one character to go to the next page in a thread is tedious. And as my eyes age, getting tougher.

How about an icon or "next page" "previous page" that would make this task easier?
 
Old 01-04-2011, 07:35 PM   #34
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新年好!Happy new year!
Now many chinese users are trying linux, but LQ do not have chinese version, expecially Fedora user.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 08:24 PM   #35
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新年好!Happy new year!
Now many chinese users are trying linux, but LQ do not have chinese version, expecially Fedora user.
Good idea. But the first thing to do is to get mods who are fluent in Chinese. No idea what forum software LQ is using. If it's SMF, then setting up a Chinese board is not a problem at all.

Happy New Year to everyone. May the sun of open source brightness shine ever more clearly in the days to come.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #36
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Possibly putting a select box on the page for creating a new thread.
This box would be to select Distro/OS. I have seen new threads that people ask questions and do not put any information in there, it should help posting just to get more information.

Great site!! Thank you.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 09:44 PM   #37
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Happy new year and Thanks a lot

This forum gives me a lot of help. Thanks.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 11:04 PM   #38
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Thanks Happy New Year to all of you too...
 
Old 01-05-2011, 12:18 AM   #39
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Dear sir,
i have posted thread related to using internet on linux using cellphone as modem but nobody gave me satisfactory answer yet.i request you to please help me.wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year
 
Old 01-05-2011, 01:33 AM   #40
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Lightbulb Feature

Happy new year!
Sometimes it could be useful being able to create new tags - or at least have a button to submit a "new tag wish" to an admin.
What about that?

Greets and go on

Basti
 
Old 01-05-2011, 02:10 AM   #41
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...I have also wondered for quite some time why LQ Wiki accounts are not linked to the regular LQ user accounts. ... It seems like unifying the login would increase use of the Wiki by making it easier for existing LQ members to edit.
Seconded. Furthermore the font size changes when going to the wiki so one has to adjust it every time. It would be nice (and an experience of more seamlessness) if the chosen defaults stayed the same all over the site.
 
Old 01-05-2011, 05:53 AM   #42
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We wanted the barrier to entry for editing the Wiki to be as low as possible, even if you weren't an LQ member. Registering for the Wiki requires nearly no information (not even an email address). In retrospect it may have been better to allow LQ accounts, but at the time it really wasn't feasible. We have no definitive plans to add this functionality, but if the demand is sufficient we'll certainly consider it as a mid-priority project.
--jeremy
I've experienced something like grapefruit girls(sp?) experience, except that I honestly can't recall if it was LQ or another forum that also had a semi-attached wiki. I had only a small antiquated bit of info to add, so I aborted the edit.
You say that LQ wiki is easier to reg than LQ fo, so I suspect I was at another fo+wiki site.

Without going to a lot of trouble (Jeremy), can you (fzzzy fzzzy) estimate how many contribs to wiki that haven't reg for LQ fo? Or how many wiki regs haven't reg for fo for a "long" time?
 
Old 01-05-2011, 07:18 AM   #43
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Jeremy, how about a way to change our display name? I've adopted an alias since joining in 2003 that I'd like to use here. The Display name could always link back to the original name if that'd make sense.

\\uSlackr
Is there any way to put the old name, say in parentheses, under the new name in the user panel? For continuity's sake. I believe that in the past you (jeremy) have encouraged established members to not ask to change their user names for fear of confusing people.

On the subject of user names, I'll bet that many don't know that spaces & capital letters are allowed, especially when they sign up. I certainly didn't, else I might be "Arch Toad 6" or even "Arch Toad VI".

There is an on-going, albeit minor, problem annoyance w/ long names pushing the user panel of the post area wider than its default. I'd like to see an explicit statement of the possibilities & flexibility available added to the sign up page. Perhaps also discourage single "words" longer than 10-12 characters. That would have to be carefully worded to ensure that it didn't imply that that didn't represent a limit on the full user name.

Same problem annoyance w/ unspaced distro lists & locations. Treating all obvious delimiters, starting w/ '/' as allowable line break points would help.
 
Old 01-05-2011, 09:11 AM   #44
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Without going to a lot of trouble (Jeremy), can you (fzzzy fzzzy) estimate how many contribs to wiki that haven't reg for LQ fo? Or how many wiki regs haven't reg for fo for a "long" time?
Unfortunately we don't keep any kind of stats like this, nor do we have a way to definitely correlate accounts.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #45
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Is there any way to put the old name, say in parentheses, under the new name in the user panel? For continuity's sake. I believe that in the past you (jeremy) have encouraged established members to not ask to change their user names for fear of confusing people.
While we don't encourage members to change their name (and don't allow members to do so themselves) we don't have any policy against them asking and I'm typically more than willing to make changes. I've seen some members put a "previously known as" type line in their .sig for a while, but it's not something we require.

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