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#1 2014-01-13 21:32:53

corenominal
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From: Lincoln, UK
Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 5,131
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Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

Hi All smile

I received the following message today:

Jeremy wrote:

Hello,

My name is jeremy and I run LinuxQuestions.org. I wanted to touch base
and see if you'd be interested in participating at LQ? We currently
have participation from 20+ distributions. In some cases they are the
main official forum, while in others they simply augment the existing
distro support ecosystem. All we require for a distro forum at LQ is
that member(s) of the distro team participate regularly. We take care
of all moderation, spam cleanup, etc. which allows you to focus on
building your distribution and community. If you have any questions or
are interested in participating, let me know. If this should have gone
to someone else, please feel free to forward. You can visit
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … butions-5/ to see
which distributions are currently participating. Thanks.

And I replied with:

corenominal wrote:

Hi Jeremy

Thank you for your kind invitation. I will consider it, but to be honest, I think the CrunchBang community is quite happy with their own little corner of the interwebs. That said, I will post your offer to the forums and test the water smile

Cheers,
Philip

So, do you have any thoughts about this?


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#2 2014-01-13 21:39:17

photonucleon
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Registered: 2013-06-10
Posts: 952

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

Personally, I'm quite happy with this fantastic crunchy corner of the interwebs. smile

Edit: I also like the colour scheme of this forum  O:)

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#3 2014-01-13 21:44:06

skbierm
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From: Germany
Registered: 2012-07-17
Posts: 89

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I like the community and the colors of this forum. There is a reason, I run Crunchbang since years. Let's stay together here! O:)


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#4 2014-01-13 21:55:48

dot|not
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From: /dev/null
Registered: 2013-09-05
Posts: 371

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I agree with photonucleon & skbierm.

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#5 2014-01-13 21:56:23

damo
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Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I like the idea of being in close proximity to other communities - encourages me to check on how the other 110 halves live. But that's easy enough to do with a search box, if I want other linux perspectives.

This forum is now very long-lasting and a deep resource. Wouldn't another one just be a pale copy in comparison?

@corenominal

All we require for a distro forum at LQ is that member(s) of the distro team participate regularly.

You don't post much here recently, so I doubt you would make the time to meet that "requirement"  ]:D I'd rather you used that time working on the next great #! iteration!


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#6 2014-01-13 22:05:24

MALsPa
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From: albuquerque
Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 78

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

Jeremy wrote:

All we require for a distro forum at LQ is
that member(s) of the distro team participate regularly.

That's interesting; I wonder what, exactly, is meant by "distro team" and "participate regularly."

Anyway, LinuxQuestions is one of my favorites; I drop in there almost every day. I like that it brings together users from lots of different distros, and I think it would be great to see a CrunchBang sub-forum over there. The name of this distro certainly comes up a lot over there (I've certainly mentioned it a few times!).

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#7 2014-01-13 22:14:39

corenominal
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Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 5,131
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Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

damo wrote:

@corenominal

All we require for a distro forum at LQ is that member(s) of the distro team participate regularly.

You don't post much here recently, so I doubt you would make the time to meet that "requirement"  ]:D I'd rather you used that time working on the next great #! iteration!

Agreed. If I am going to spend any time on forums, I would prefer to spend that time on our forums smile


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#8 2014-01-13 22:15:44

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Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I am a member of LQ - like some other forums - but basically for conky stuff.

Crunchbang Forums are my Linux home, in all others I'm just passin' through.

A Ford owner doesn't go to a Chevy dealer for a tuneup.
If I have a #! problem .. I come here.
If I have a #! answer ... I come here.


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#9 2014-01-13 22:16:02

MALsPa
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From: albuquerque
Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 78

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I'll add that Mepis has a sub-forum at LinuxQuestions. Mepis has one of the best user forums around, in my opinion, and I don't see a lot of posts about Mepis at LQ. I'm also quite sure that Warren Woodford, Mepis' dev, doesn't participate regularly at LQ -- he doesn't even participate at the Mepis forums, as far as I can tell. So, I'm guessing that getting a CrunchBang sub-forum going over there wouldn't require much of corenominal's time.

No big deal either way, I guess, but I don't think it would hurt anything.

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#10 2014-01-13 22:48:40

anonymous
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Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

gimpbanger I mean damo does bring up a valid point however. I wonder if LQ would continue the #! subforum in the event they notice any absence on your part. Anyways I would have no objections to it. It provides an alternate location to find answers and theoretically there could be users that frequent LQ but not the #! forums. It doesn't hurt to take their offer so I say go for it!

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#11 2014-01-13 23:36:53

Snap
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Registered: 2013-10-22
Posts: 567

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I like the community and the colors of this forum.

I like the french forum colors better.  tongue

Agree damo and anonymous.

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#12 2014-01-14 02:04:20

cloverskull
#! Junkie
Registered: 2013-10-26
Posts: 377

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

It'd potentially be cool as a way for us to stay on the pulse of the rest of the linux community - though we can do that already.  I'm a member on there, and I've contributed on and off, as well as lurked on the #! subreddit.  Couldn't hurt, I suppose smile

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#13 2014-01-14 02:27:29

zbreaker
#! CrunchBanger
From: Beyond
Registered: 2012-02-09
Posts: 119

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

In my humble view....I've (we've) got an ideal ecosystem here. While I do visit LQ forums as I am also a Slackware enthusiast, I can only see the inclusion of #! as a dilution of what we've here.


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#14 2014-01-14 02:51:59

g33zr
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From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

^ +1  smile


It's never too late to learn something new! wink

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#15 2014-01-14 04:08:57

CSCoder4ever
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From: /dev/zero
Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 2,256

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

zbreaker wrote:

In my humble view....I've (we've) got an ideal ecosystem here. While I do visit LQ forums as I am also a Slackware enthusiast, I can only see the inclusion of #! as a dilution of what we've here.

Agreed.

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#16 2014-01-14 06:23:54

Nebucatnetzer
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Registered: 2013-05-26
Posts: 211
Website

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I wouldn't recommend to start a section there.
After some size it's just better to have your own place.
We learned this over XDA.

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#17 2014-01-14 08:07:50

MALsPa
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From: albuquerque
Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 78

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

A CrunchBang sub-forum at LQ would draw a little more attention to CrunchBang, and to the CrunchBang forums.

I'd be curious to know how having a sub-forum at LQ has ever had an adverse affect on any distro.

Whether or not there's ever a CrunchBang sub-forum at LQ, there will be people over there discussing CrunchBang and posting questions about it, as there are now. So, I guess it really doesn't matter, right?

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#18 2014-01-16 22:46:12

canadensis
Member
From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2014-01-13
Posts: 12

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I am a member of LQ (with the same name I use here) - but I only ever use the Slackware section. If Slackware had its own forum, I would be a member of that and I probably would not be a member of LQ.

The point is that we #! users have our own forum here, if we created an LQ forum as well how would the two fora be related? It is unlikely that people would stop using this one, so #! users would end up with two places to regularly visit, search, etc.

LQ is a great resource, however, and many general searches about Linux end up there. I think that a solution might be to ask LQ to provide a link to the #! forum and to ask them to include us in their download section. In return we could perhaps include a link to their site from the CB website or forum?

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#19 2014-01-19 21:33:03

KrunchTime
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From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I vote to keep things the way they are.

@corenominal...had a nice chuckle at your new avatar.   lol

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#20 2014-01-22 02:27:44

HELPME
#! Junkie
From: the holley land
Registered: 2013-11-15
Posts: 256
Website

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

this domicile has decorum where their habitations refinement is comparatively rinky dink

@canadensis +1
I agree that is beneficial for both communities to promote each others website although may be considered adware
as long as any financial agreement is not the primary focus then I guess its not completely immoral and malevolent
whatever those nutty advocates say

I might add we are missing a penguin
and they have four
and we have some cosy legroom right next to that dragon logo we sport in the lower left corner
but dont want to get accusation reports of animal cruelty for lack of space
and moreover they want us to feed it ?
! sheesh the axon they have if it werent for their show of success rates in the form of a download tally
I am of a competitive disposition !

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/linuxquestions.org

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#21 2014-01-22 02:44:48

wmdiem
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2008-12-26
Posts: 187

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I don't think reciprocal links fall within the commonly accepted definition of adware.

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#22 2014-01-22 14:52:32

Milozzy
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-02-22
Posts: 633
Website

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

Corenominal wrote:

I think the CrunchBang community is quite happy with their own little corner of the interwebs

I think you think right boss wink

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#23 2014-01-22 20:51:20

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

While I agree with corenominal on this, I wonder if this attitude might be a little too insular, and if the community and distro might benefit from exposure to a broader audience.
/Devil's Advocate

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#24 2014-01-23 15:29:43

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 2,984

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

Plenty of CrunchBang chit-chat at linuxquestions.
I often send people this way.


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#25 2014-01-23 20:22:41

ew
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-09-27
Posts: 1,975

Re: Invitation to LinuxQuestions.org

I`m a member at linuxquestions. But it couldn`t replace this forum, as the structure is that the individual distros are the sections of the forum, and once you enter the section of a distro, you are greated with a never-ending list of threads that aren`t cathegorized in any way. No sub-sections at all- Just imagine how the Crunchbang forum would look without topic sections. Everything posted in one section...

But the name linuxquestions says it all. It`s designed as pure support-forum, where people ask questions and gets answers. So it could possibly replace the general support sections in Crunchbang, but just one of them. Not both stable and unstable, because then it becomes a mess again...


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