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New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 10:55
by makh
Two new sections on index page:

1. Newbie having all the original sections, as subsections into it, between forum and help; and with users=newbie requiring help with less than 100 postings.

1.a. Rest of the sections be for the consistent/usual debian/forum users only.

1.b. If any newbie posts questions in the original section, the post be moved to the say:
(newbie > hardware) etc.

2. The how to section be converted to:

2.a. It must have two subsections 1: https://help.ubuntu.com/community, and 2: individual techniques by various users, but in some easily browseable format like software > (subsections: install/configure/fine-tune/remove) etc

Its a suggestion.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 10:59
by craigevil
I'm guessing English isn't your first language. :)

Mez has a thread going somewhere that is for just what you posted, forum suggestions.

Personally I think we have more than enough sections already, too many just makes it harder to find things.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 11:07
by cynwulf
We have one section too many in fact... but that's old news...

:wink:

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 11:44
by Randicus
To touch on only one of several things that could be mentioned.
makh wrote:1. Newbie having all the original sections, as subsections into it, between forum and help; and with users=newbie requiring help with less than 100 postings.
1.a. Rest of the sections be for the consistent/usual debian/forum users only.
1.b. If any newbie posts questions in the original section, the post be moved to the say:
(newbie > hardware) etc.

Two things are being confused: 1) Newbie as a person new to GNU-Linux who is unfamiliar with it. And 2); Someone who is new to Debian.

If I understand the idea correctly, a person with fewer than 100 posts would not be allowed to post questions outside the Newbie sub-forum. That would not make any sense if, for example, a person just migrated to Debian from Arch and knows more about editing files and so forth than many of the people here already.

In fact, on another forum I frequent, there was recently a discussion about whether or not there should be a newbie section. Some people believe it is better to not have one. And craigevil has a good point about being careful regarding making too many sub-fora.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 14:31
by makh
Hi Randicus

A. U have a good point for my first point. I partially can agree. But repetitive or too basic questions should then be deleted or something?

B. Say something about the second one.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 14:43
by jheaton5
Randicus wrote:Two things are being confused: 1) Newbie as a person new to GNU-Linux who is unfamiliar with it. Add 2); Someone who is new to Debian.

There are many members with tons of gnu/linux/debian experience who just recently joined the forum. And there are newbies who ask tons of questions and don't seem to learn anything. The number of posts is not a measure of experience.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 14:48
by makh
Hi Jheaton5

Then a joinee can tell during joining the time he has spent on linux.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 15:01
by jheaton5
makh wrote:Hi Jheaton5

Then a joinee can tell during joining the time he has spent on linux.

Seems like a lot of maintenance required by the moderators.

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 16:04
by LA
Number of posts is irrelevant to any measure of experience, or even the basic ability to execute a rational process to solve a problem.

Proof of Mensa membership would provide a good foundation metric.

Or, this works well and can be tuned to individual tastes.......

while(post_quality(poster[post]) == CLUELESS) {
ignore(poster);
}


:wink:

Re: New Shape to forum - required-NOT

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 16:21
by craigevil
There are too many sub forums already. Unless the majority of mods, admins, and members see the need I do not see the forum changing any time soon.

If you like the way the Ubuntu forums are set up please go there and babble. :twisted:

Re: New Shape to forum - required-NOT

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 18:35
by jheaton5
craigevil wrote:There are too many sub forums already. Unless the majority of mods, admins, and members see the need I do not see the forum changing any time soon.

If you like the way the Ubuntu forums are set up please go there and babble. :twisted:

+1

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 19:37
by dzz
users=newbie requiring help with less than 100 postings


makh

Posts: 136
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16


hmm.. post #91 here.. What sort of help did you have in mind for me?

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 20:15
by jheaton5
dzz wrote:
users=newbie requiring help with less than 100 postings


makh

Posts: 136
Joined: 2011-10-09 09:16


hmm.. post #91 here.. What sort of help did you have in mind for me?

There is a little button on your computer somewhere. Press it to turn the thing on. :mrgreen:

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 21:47
by dzz
(post #92) Help! X won't start! What button do you mean? :mrgreen:

Re: New Shape to forum - REQUIRED

PostPosted: 2012-03-15 22:06
by JohnDeere730
(post #53) What is this "X" of which you speak? Why doesn't it start? Too cold? Maybe some ether in the manifold will help it start. I'm so confused... :(

Back to the OP, I agree. This forum appears rectangular on my screen. I think it should be round. Also, all those words confuse and anger me; there should be more pictures.