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Old 06-10-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Put Gentoo in the Distro List


Is it not to much trouble to put Gentoo in the Distribution's category? It would be very nice and handy, so I can get all my help on one forum.
I have seen lot's of Gentoo posts lately, and I think it's time to make a Gentoo Forum on LQ.
Just my opinion.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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we only have forums which are officialy acknowledged and supported by the relevant distro's. Gentoo currently do not wish to do this.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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I'd like a gentoo forum on linux questions too. maybe we should complain to gentoo till they let us have one? who should we bug incesently?
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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personally i see little benefit in having one... we won't know any more just be having one.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:38 PM   #5
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still it would be convienient to have all the gentoo related posts in one place. all the other distros get one. and I know gentoo has their own forum but it's not as nice as LQ.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 04:22 PM   #6
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ALL of them? you seen how many there are?! http://distrowatch.com ;-)
 
Old 06-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #7
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well no not all of them. but gentoo is a pretty mainstream linux distribution it been around a while and has many users it would be impossible to have a forum for each and every distro ( i doubt even distrowatch has all the distros. and I know that they don't) but even college linux has its own forum.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 05:57 PM   #8
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well no not all of them. but gentoo is a pretty mainstream linux distribution it been around a while and has many users it would be impossible to have a forum for each and every distro ( i doubt even distrowatch has all the distros. and I know that they don't) but even college linux has its own forum.
That's because someone from College Linux agreed to help out, register and make an appearance every so often.

Secondly, I'll tell the quick story once again. Jeremy did approach Gentoo if they wanted a forum here, a week later with no reply from Gentoo, they had their own forums up and running.. I guess that was their answer to us in getting a forum setup for them.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 09:31 PM   #9
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I posted this same question in Gentoo forums http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p....html#2485932. You can imagine the responce I got .
 
Old 06-11-2005, 12:49 AM   #10
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I'm not sure you worded your request correctly, ctkroeker.

You should have asked the administrator to officially recognize and endorse LQ.org as a Gentoo support forum.

Edit:

I'm afraid you won't get far. Reading some similar requests at gentoo.org, it appears that they know what is required to get a forum at LQ, but they are not interested. The attitude at the Gentoo forums is that they're good enough and they do not need any other forums.

When you think that big distros like SuSE/Novell, RedHat and Mandriva/Mandrake are willing to recognize LQ, it appears a bit strange that the people at Gentoo prefer to remain exclusive.

I don't think Gentoo is going to get on the LQ bandwagon any time soon

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Old 06-11-2005, 01:13 PM   #11
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For the record, if they change their mind they are more the welcome here at LQ. 8 of the top 10 distros (as ranked by Distrowatch) participate here and it would be great to have all 10.

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Old 06-13-2005, 08:47 PM   #12
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Heck, I answer questions at both places (as well as on my web host's forum and a windows-centric one - I seem to be the resident *nix guru there - sad)
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:05 PM   #13
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
personally i see little benefit in having one... we won't know any more just be having one.
I see a lot of benefit. Have you looked at the Linux Distrobutions Forums lately? It's loaded about questions about gentoo, how to this, how to that and lots of others.
Maybe consider asking Gentoo forums again? Maybe they'll reconsider.
No flames please.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 06:38 PM   #14
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There is no need to be annoying. The Gentoo guys know how it works and what is required. If they don't want to participate we should not bug them about it. They maybe think that they are elite and better than others, or they have a point, trying to make all Gentoo questions go to ONE forum (that must mean that they know that LQ is big and having a forum here would make a difference for them).

Myself I do not see anything wrong in not having a Gentoo forum, we can still ask questions here and get respons from them. Or we can actually post to the Gentoo forum and get respons from them.
 
  


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