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Old 01-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #46
Juako
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I don't know if this is in the works or already suggested, but it would be a very good thing if LQ had its own pastebin service, or other means to post formatted, highlighted code (and hopefully organize it too, but this is another thing).

I know there are many services out there for this but linking code listings to outside leaves the chance that over time it could stop being available.

A local means to do this would be a good start for better organization of the code base that LQ users generate.

Happy 2011 to all!
 
Old 01-05-2011, 10:31 AM   #47
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The new editor is based on CKEditor and will be used more consistently across the entire site.

--jeremy
Ahh good choice!
 
Old 01-05-2011, 10:58 AM   #48
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Getting noticed and more people interested - but How...... lord only knows....

I love LQ and I don't think anything needs changing, I mean the changes you come up with are superb, I love the LQSpy, but I can't think of anything I'd now add :/
 
Old 01-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #49
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juako View Post
I don't know if this is in the works or already suggested, but it would be a very good thing if LQ had its own pastebin service, or other means to post formatted, highlighted code (and hopefully organize it too, but this is another thing).

I know there are many services out there for this but linking code listings to outside leaves the chance that over time it could stop being available.

A local means to do this would be a good start for better organization of the code base that LQ users generate.

Happy 2011 to all!
Concur.

In addition to uncluttering posts, both horizontally & vertically; putting long chunks of code in a pastebin allows readers to keep the code & the thread open in separate windows or tabs & swap between them, while maintaining position in each. To the extent that the code would wind up in "Code:" blocks anyway, there is no add'l increase in LQ storage burden. Then there is the advantage of having all applicable content here & archived. ...

Actually the separate tabs argument isn't that good -- you can open more than one instance of a thread to accomplish the same thing. The biggest reason is to eliminate scrolling. I believe that the easier the code & the question are to read, the better & more numerous the answers will be.

Last edited by archtoad6; 01-05-2011 at 03:52 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #50
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fade tranluecent hover drop downs

you have all those fine pull down links with main titles. How 'bout like those fade in and out ads you see like download this ringtone, use this to show some of your pull down menus so I don't have to click on them, or at least bring the sub menu up by hovering over the main link to the drop down menu.

That's my story and ima sticking to it.

later
ray
 
Old 01-05-2011, 07:55 PM   #51
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Thumbs up Happy New Year.

Happy new year to you too.
I think it's good.
I got helped by the web, thanks.

somdech.
 
Old 01-06-2011, 03:36 AM   #52
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Happy new year everyone
I have managed to find all I need here and more.
Not sure if the forum could change colour and the fonts slightly bigger as I have a note book.
if that's a no I cant complain I manage to update my Adobe play thanks to you guys lol.

I did get told not to use colour in text or size of font to change when posting, maybe removing the option would be a good idea?as I did feel rather stupid after being asked to refrain and felt I had offended people.

but as for navigation it's working fine straight forward and easy to find.
 
Old 01-06-2011, 06:41 AM   #53
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I would like to add my support for the posting by tranic4 (post #29).
I am a compete virgin with Linux (despite having spent 30 years working with computers) and absolutely NEED help in installing bits and pieces for my dual boot machine (Vista and MEPIS). I want to eventually ditch Windows as I am fed up with it.
Despite postings on this and other forums, I am no nearer to connecting to the internet from MEPIS than I was 10 days ago.
I understand that there are so many variants of Linux, each with versions etc. but what I would like to see on this site is an area (as suggested by tranic4) where you have (say) a heading link for the 'flavour' (MEPIS, UBUNTU, SUSE,whatever), then an ability to drill down from there to a series of "iditiot's guides" to do routine (and other) jobs.
For example, as indicated, I cannot connect to the internet using my wireless British Telecom (BT) Home Hub. I refuse to believe that no-one else here in the UK has not used MEPIS and a BT Home Hub. So a simple, easily findable, easily readable guide would be a godsend.
As tranic4 said, if it can't be found easily then people will walk away. Even I, having only JUST installed MEPIS/LINUX, and failing completely to find out how to do what is basically the simplest of tasks, am wondering whether Linux is really for me as information is not as forthcoming in certain areas as I would like/have been led to believe. This site could be *the* source of information for us 'newbies' (boy, I am one and I hate that word!)
 
Old 01-06-2011, 07:05 AM   #54
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For example, as indicated, I cannot connect to the internet using my wireless British Telecom (BT) Home Hub...
You did not indicate any such thing in your thread at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...please-852244/. If you have problems open a new thread in the appropriate forum, state the specs of your machine and ask.
 
Old 01-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #55
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Then there is the advantage of having all applicable content here & archived.
I don't think so. I have seen this on other forums, were it is one of the rules to put long code-chunks and logs to pastebin, but, as always, you can see a good part of the members simply not using it. I don't think that it will be different here, so you will end up with code and logs here and in the pastebin. And while it may be worth to archive the code posted here, I don't see the same for the logs, that will clutter your searches in the pastebin.
 
Old 01-07-2011, 05:41 PM   #56
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... To the extent that the code would wind up in "Code:" blocks anyway, there is no add'l increase in LQ storage burden. Then there is the advantage of having all applicable content here & archived. ...
Logs that would have put in "Code:" blocks will be just as much of a burden, both in storage size & search engine load, in an on-site pastebin.

I was agreeing w/ Juako:
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Originally Posted by Juako View Post
... but linking code listings to outside leaves the chance that over time it could stop being available. ...

OT to gsd4me:
I am watching your thread: MEPIS Linux and BT Home Hub (2.0) connection - UK
& will step in shortly if good answers don't start appearing.
 
Old 01-09-2011, 01:50 AM   #57
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integrate main menu with profile
 
Old 01-09-2011, 11:05 AM   #58
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thanks and keep up the good work

I am not a power user, but have recently started working with Linux for personal use.
It is better than I expected and I look forward to learning more.
Thanks again to you and everyone who's efforts contribute to LQ.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 09:24 PM   #59
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First off, I love LinuxQuestions and it has helped me a lot. I probably would've given up on Linux if it wasn't for this place.

My suggestion is to have the post that solved the thread pasted at the top of the page regardless of its place or at least have it marked saying "This post solved the problem". That way if people are having the same issue and there are 5 different ways of attempting to solve the problem, they can jump straight to the answer instead of having to try all 5. As of right now all we know is which threads are solved; instead it should also state which is the answer. I know you can click the "Was this post helpful?" button, but not all users do. By asking which post solved the problem during the "Mark as Solved" process we can overcome that. And if a post didn't provide the answer and the OP found the answer themselves, make the OP say what solved the problem instead of just saying "I figured it out. Nevermind."

Sorry if this made no sense. Its been a long first day back at college.
 
Old 01-10-2011, 10:52 PM   #60
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How about adding my Subscribed forums to the User CP section of the Home page after I login? Right now it appears to be 2-3 clicks to find the forums I read regularly.
 
  


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