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Old 05-19-2002, 03:12 PM   #1
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please bring back "linux>programming"!


the general programming section is too diluted. To even attempt to give help, one has to go through a ton of non-linux/unix related questions. And I suspect a lot of developers just not have that time.

I'm not saying to get rid of the general programming forum, but can we please have a "linux>programming" forum as well?

I don't want to have to sieve through a bunch of vb questions, a topic I can be of no help with.
 
Old 05-19-2002, 03:20 PM   #2
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well generally the largest comtribution to the "dilution" you are talking about is people who don't get what that forum is for in the first place, thinking that if they can't compile a source package or something it should go there, which it obviously shouldn't. Genuine programming questions of any persuasion have always been a minority.
 
Old 05-19-2002, 03:34 PM   #3
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We never had a Linux > Programming forum. At this time I do not think there is enough demand to add one. As Chris said the Programming forum is already one of the less active forums. I will keep an eye on the posting levels and if the need arises a new forum will certainly be added. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-02-2002, 05:19 PM   #4
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so there no point but anyway

well, that's a little sad to hear, mainly because i was just about to propose a forum about especific topics (SDL, CrystalSpace, etc..)

Given what Jeremy said, then that would be pointless. (={ <
 
Old 07-10-2002, 09:18 PM   #5
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Re: so there no point but anyway

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well, that's a little sad to hear, mainly because i was just about to propose a forum about especific topics (SDL, CrystalSpace, etc..)

Given what Jeremy said, then that would be pointless. (={ <
I was also going to post a comment that the absence of a programming forum is notoceable and that it seems bizarre that there is a forum for non-Unix. It would not be so strange if the programming forum was for both Unix and non-Unix but that is not the case. So of course Unix programmers go elsewhere so of course there is not many Unix questions. Isn't that logical?
 
Old 07-10-2002, 09:44 PM   #6
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Thats exactly the point!!!

while less forum-specialization of a topic are there, less people come for question & answers to these topics!!

of course the main audience of linuxquestions are newbies, ... but you remember why ppl use linux? bacause they feel like users of their computers, not consumers of apps, hence what they do on their linux box is DEVELOP, COMPILE theirs and other ppl codes.


linux is not just an elite OS over m$ one; its also a real one. And ppl use real OS to do real things. Not just get their Mplayer compiled


I hope i made my point clear enough

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Old 07-10-2002, 10:05 PM   #7
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well generally the largest comtribution to the "dilution" you are talking about is people who don't get what that forum is for in the first place, thinking that if they can't compile a source package or something it should go there, which it obviously shouldn't. Genuine programming questions of any persuasion have always been a minority.
The solution is to have a separate forum for the compiler and related issues. The existing programming forum is the best fit so of course that is where the questions are asked.

As far as I know, all chickens were once eggs. If you want a mature programming forum you need to start with a forum shell.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 10:16 PM   #8
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I was also going to post a comment that the absence of a programming forum is notoceable and that it seems bizarre that there is a forum for non-Unix. It would not be so strange if the programming forum was for both Unix and non-Unix but that is not the case. So of course Unix programmers go elsewhere so of course there is not many Unix questions. Isn't that logical?
I put the programming forum under non-UNIX because I wanted to make sure people were aware that the forum was 100% about programming and was language/OS agnostic. *NIX related programming questions are of coarse welcome.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-13-2002, 08:15 PM   #9
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opinion 1.
saying the forum is "non-UNIX" can be easily mis-interpreted as that unix topics are not allowed.

opinion 2.
I think specialization would be a good thing. Who goes to a site called "linuxquestions" for "windows" help when there are tons of other windows forums out there?

opinion 3.
Like the old saying goes, "a jack of all trades is a master of done". I think the forum may be more usesfull if it concentrated on a single theme. The forum becomes less appealing if one has to wade through 20 post before he/she finds one that is of interest.

Just my $0.03
 
Old 07-13-2002, 08:46 PM   #10
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1) I would agree, but would also point out that the description says "The question does not have to be directly related to Linux" which would indicate that Linux questions are welcome.

2) This forum is predominantly for Linux questions. We have tons of great programmers here and the demand was high so I created the general programming forum.

3) I once again agree. The LQ search would probably be the best bet here.

Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy
 
  


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