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Old 04-17-2013, 01:27 PM   #241
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My Asus 1000he needs 32-bit Slackware! Don't let it die!

Please don't hate me for posting this from a windows machine (I have no choice at work).

My home is windows free!

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Old 04-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #242
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Can a moderator close this thread? After 17 pages of responses (including a jokey request to keep Slackware 32-Bit, from Pat himself) I can't see it being dropped any time soon.

I feel like a lot of people are cruising by the forums, seeing this thread and thinking it is a genuine possibility that it might be gone soon, when clearly that is not going to happen. Let's not let the title of this thread scare people, when there is no need.
 
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #243
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Hi,

I see things a little different, participation by LQ members who use Slackware will provide the cruiser with a good picture for Slackware's state of affairs.

Plus some of the posts show good Slackware user interaction!
 
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #244
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Ok in that case does it need to be a sticky? Is it as important as the other stickies?

EDIT: Also I don't think the crusiers are actually reading all the old posts. They see it as an important request (since it is stickied) and simply post. In fact their picture of 'Slackware's state of affairs' is probably that 32-Bit may be dropped, which is totally wrong. So I don't see how it helps at all.

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:02 PM   #245
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I see things a little different, participation by LQ members who use Slackware will provide the cruiser with a good picture for Slackware's state of affairs.
I see it as an alarmist question that was never actually officially posed by the project, and is misleading everyone who stumbles into it.

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Plus some of the posts show good Slackware user interaction!
This might be true, but don't the rest of the treads (you know, the ones that are actually pertinent) do this as well?

I'd like it gone, but if it has to stay can we give a "should 32-bit be eliminated" sticky to every other distribution too so that they can also have a place to show their good interaction?
 
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #246
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Talking

can we just have more posts from this volkerdi guy?

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #247
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I see it as an alarmist question that was never actually officially posed by the project, and is misleading everyone who stumbles into it.
OP did not come over as alarmist. Plus Alien_Bob posted confirmation in #2 that Slackware 32 was not going away.

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This might be true, but don't the rest of the treads (you know, the ones that are actually pertinent) do this as well?
Quite true, every thread has a merit that a member can discern as to the validity by posting member activities within a thread or throughout LQ.

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I'd like it gone, but if it has to stay can we give a "should 32-bit be eliminated" sticky to every other distribution too so that they can also have a place to show their good interaction?
Then contact the Slackware forum moderators with your concerns. Personally, I feel that each sticky has a purpose for the assigned forum and is weighted by that forum moderator(s) or LQ admin. No real need to create unified leveled stickies throughout LQ. LQ forums are useful to the member participants and cruisers throughout LQ for peruse . We do have posting rules covered by LQ Rules.

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Hi,

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Ok in that case does it need to be a sticky? Is it as important as the other stickies?
That decision would be up to the Slackware forum moderator(s)

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EDIT: Also I don't think the crusiers are actually reading all the old posts.
That is possible but also that cruisers do read the entire thread. This condition can be justified for any lengthy thread, interest will dictate the level of the user to read content.

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They see it as an important request (since it is stickied) and simply post. In fact their picture of 'Slackware's state of affairs' is probably that 32-Bit may be dropped, which is totally wrong. So I don't see how it helps at all.
Still interpretation(s) by the member as to the true situation. Personally, I feel that Slackware32 will be around for a long time. World use of older hardware will be around for a long time. Not everyone upgrades or changes to new hardware.

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #248
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please remove the sticky flag of the post "Use 32-bit Slackware?"

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I see it as an alarmist question that was never actually officially posed by the project, and is misleading everyone who stumbles into it.

This might be true, but don't the rest of the treads (you know, the ones that are actually pertinent) do this as well?

I'd like it gone, but if it has to stay can we give a "should 32-bit be eliminated" sticky to every other distribution too so that they can also have a place to show their good interaction?
Totally agree! It is misleading and has no useful information to help Slackware users.

Please remove the sticky flag.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 03:22 AM   #249
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Simple rule, regardless of who you are: if you want to discuss something then post, if you want to ask a moderator to look into something then use the report button.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #250
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How blindly am I! I was looking hard everywhere for a contact moderator button but did not think for a second the "report" button! ^_^

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Simple rule, regardless of who you are: if you want to discuss something then post, if you want to ask a moderator to look into something then use the report button.
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